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IN 2008: Judging the Jails

IN 2008: Judging the Jails

By Jennifer Waters Experts: Local Jails Lack Progressive Programs, Standards The inmate's request isn't for better food, smokes or luxuries. "I wish we had NA (Narcotics Anonymous)," says Leonard Ballard, a methamphetamine addict in the Santa Rosa County Jail. Wearing a forest [...]

Feb. 2009: How do you mend a broken mind

Feb. 2009: How do you mend a broken mind

By Sean Boone Treatment Of The Mentally Ill In The Criminal Justice SystemOn the evening of May 14, 2008, Sheila D. Jackson, 49, reportedly threatened her neighbor with a kitchen knife. When two Pensacola Police officers arrived at her W. Jackson St. residence for questioning, she let them in [...]

Name Released in Jail Death Investigation

Name Released in Jail Death Investigation

Escambia County Sheriff’s Investigators have released the inmate’s name in the Escambia County Jail death investigation of January 21, 2015. The victim has been identified as Chad Robert Day, a 43 year old white male. The investigation is ongoing. Preliminary findings indicate that the cause of [...]

November jail suicide due to staff not following procedure

November jail suicide due to staff not following procedure

Yesterday, we learned that the Escambia County Jail had its second death in less than three months, putting it on a pace to match former Sheriff Ron McNesby's unenviable record of three deaths in a ten-month span--which triggered a Department of Justice investigation into the jail. The November [...]

Another death in the county jail

Another death in the county jail

Inweekly followed with a news tip that another suicide happened at the Escambia County Jail. We were sent this information: A 43-year-old white male was transported from the Escambia County Main jail at approximately 6:15 a.m. on Wednesday, January 21. The inmate was taken to a local hospital [...]

Fire marshall preliminary report tells of gas odor and how bodies were found

Fire marshall preliminary report tells of gas odor and how  bodies were found

In this week’s issue, “When Everything Went Black” reveals that several correctional officers smelled natural gas at the Central Booking and Detention Center the day of the explosion. The account of what actually happened on April 30 is taken from the ATF report and supporting document. [...]

April 30 jail explosion photos

April 30 jail explosion photos

These photos of the Central Booking & Detention Center came from the files of ATF and the state attorney's office. They were taken May 1 after the explosion.

Weekend Buzz: Who died in jail, Landfill woes the Sequel, and Baby, it will get cold again

Weekend Buzz: Who died in jail, Landfill woes the Sequel, and Baby, it will get cold again

Through a public records request, Inweekly has received the name of the 48-year-old who died in the Escambia County Jail on Sunday, Nov. 2. James Breacher Brumley was awaiting trial for a DUI arrest in which he left the scene of the accident and for driving without a license. According to court [...]

Breaking news: Jail death reported

Breaking news: Jail death reported

A death occurred at the Escambia County Main Jail last night. The public information office is reporting the death of white male prisoner, age 48, happened at 10:45 p.m. The Escambia County Sheriff's Office is investigating. Name of the victim and cause of death will be released [...]

Weekend Buzz: Cold nights, Navy Federal love, Who will mind the jail

Weekend Buzz: Cold nights, Navy Federal love, Who will mind the jail

The nights are getting colder. The city of Pensacola still hasn't repealed its homeless ordinances or approved a plan to deal with the issue. Community activist Rick Dye and others aren't waiting for Mayor Ashton Hayward and the city council to take action. Dye sent out this appeal over this [...]

Weekend Buzz: Ferries, grand juries, parking…oh my

Weekend Buzz: Ferries, grand juries, parking…oh my

Ferries Are Coming The announcement of the city of Pensacola receiving a grant from the US Department of Transportation to construct in downtown Pensacola a dock and associated infrastructure to support ferry boat operations is the third leg of a project that has been studied and planned since [...]

Weekend Buzz: Critical Council vote, Abston for Mayor, Grand Jury Time

Weekend Buzz: Critical Council vote, Abston for Mayor, Grand Jury Time

Critical City Council Vote Last week, the daily newspaper cited the city's natural gas utility, Pensacola Energy, for having some of the oldest pipes in the country. The situation could be worse if not for the foresight of city leaders in 2011. Mayor Ashton Hayward, with the help of then-Chief [...]

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