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Escambia County

Lawsuit concerning jail death filed

August 14, 2017

The family of the late Rodney J. Berry have filed a lawsuit against Escambia County, former Corrections Director Michael Tidwell, and two jail infirmary employees. Berry’s death was one of six deaths that happened in the…

Escambia County

Opioid issue in Escambia County isn’t new

August 14, 2017

The PNJ reported today that the Escambia Board of County Commissioners has agreed to follow Commissioner Grover Robinson’s suggestion to solicit a law firm to file a lawsuit against pharmaceutical companies to get reimbursed for the…

Escambia County

Podcast: ACLU discusses jail recommendations

August 10, 2017

Benjamin Stevenson, attorney for ACLU of Florida, discussed his recommendations on how to reduce overcrowding in the Escambia County Jail on “Pensacola Speaks.” “We were looking at bail reform throughout the state. Obviously this is a…

Escambia County

See how technical advisory scored jail designs

August 10, 2017

Today, the Escambia Board of County Commissioner will score the two jail designs presented to them on Monday. A technical advisory has already done it. The technical review team consisted of the following 12 individuals: Architecture…