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Inweekly article on rising jail costs praised

August 22, 2017

We received a note yesterday from Rory Fleming of the Fair Punishment Project at Harvard Law School  praising our article “Straight Outta Options.” Dear Rick,  Thanks for your excellent work at Inweekly, including your new piece about…

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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…

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County Jail: Feeding the Beast

July 12, 2017

Escambia County’s property tax revenues have risen $17.96 million over the past four years – a 20.2-percent increase. Why don’t you feel any benefit from that significant increase? You only have to examine the detention budget…

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Escambia County Jail: Thunderdome 2017

July 11, 2017

According to numbers given to Inweekly yesterday, the Escambia County Main Jail had 1,011 prisoners on July 10 in a facility built in the mid-1980s to house only 798 inmates–127-percent of its capacity. Prisoners are doubled…

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Jail: Black Hole of Escambia County Budget (update)

July 11, 2017

For the past two months, Escambia County Commissioner Doug Underhill has decried a projected $9-million shortfall in the county’s FY 2018 budget. The problem isn’t the Century Chamber of Commerce, Gulf Coast African American Chamber, Escambia…

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Two counties discuss future of jail agreement

June 12, 2017

Representatives of Walton County Sheriff Mike Adkinson are meeting with Escambia County Administrator Jack Brown at 1 p.m. today. Because of the talks, Sheriff Adkinson has suspended his deadline of June 30 to return the 260-plus…

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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…