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Pensacola wrap up: week ending July 16

July 16, 2016

The Blue Angels are back and breaking crowd numbers at Pensacola Beach. As we reported last week, Lt. Cmdr Frank Weisser has joined the team to replace Capt. Jeff Kuss, who died last month in a…

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County makes offer for jail site

July 15, 2016

by Duwayne Escobedo… After more than two years of haggling about where to rebuild a jail destroyed by flooding in April 2014, the five-member Escambia County Commission finally unanimously picked out a site. Escambia County commissioners…

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Escambia Main Jail capacity 812, not 1,400

January 20, 2016

When the daily newspaper writes about the deaths in the Escambia County Jail, the reporters quote Margaret Noonan, a statistician for the Bureau of Justice Statistics: “Once you get over 1,500, the likelihood of having multiple…

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Another jail death

January 16, 2016

This morning I received a phone call regarding another death in the jail infirmary. Alfred Wesley,63, was found unresponsive in by infirmary staff during an hourly welfare check. Corrections officers and medical staff immediately began CPR,…