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Escambia County Jail


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…


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,…

Escambia County Jail

Talking about jail sites

October 28, 2015

by Jeremy Morrison Across the front of the room a series of renderings rested on easels, each detailing potential sites for a new Escambia County jail. One visual aid in particular seemed to sum up the…