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FDLE Chemist The announcement of a Saturday press conference by the FDLE commissioner almost escaped our notice, except it concerned its Pensacola lab. Last summer, the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office had issued a statement that an employee had been placed on administrative leave when some [...]

Weekend Buzz: Touart praises Hayward, DOJ backs Sheriff, County makes IHMC expansion possible

Weekend Buzz: Touart praises Hayward, DOJ backs Sheriff, County makes IHMC expansion possible

I thought last week was going to be quiet, my bad. Maybe--just maybe--this week we can step away from the melodrama of Pensacola politics. In the days between Christmas and New Year's Day, I will post my top five IN Cover stories, Outtakes, News stories and Florida Voices/Context Florida [...]

DOJ sends County settlement agreement on jail

DOJ sends County settlement agreement on jail

The Department of Justice has sent Escambia County its settlement agreement regarding the Escambia County Jail. Brief History: DOJ finished its five-year of investigation of the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office and the jail this past May. Sheriff Morgan estimated that it would cost $15 million [...]

Touart hammers away at fund set up to pay jail employees accrued leave

Touart hammers away at fund set up to pay jail employees accrued leave

By Jesse Farthing Interim County Administrator George Touart and his staff want the fund established by Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan to pay the Escambia County Sheriff's Office employees' accrued leave and vacation time when they leave the agency. Touart needs that fund to help the [...]

Progress made on jail transfer. Personnel issues covered…at least most of them

Progress made on jail transfer. Personnel issues covered…at least most of them

By Jesse Farthing Chief Deputy Eric Haines meticulously slashed a personnel budget requesting 26 additional employees, at a cost of $1.6 million, for the county’s jail takeover, position by position, until the two sides finally came to an agreement hours later. Today’s Jail Transfer [...]

IFS Battle Brewing? Jail employees say they were threatened by county official

IFS Battle Brewing? Jail employees say they were threatened by county official

As part of the ongoing jail-transfer process, Escambia County Human Resources Director Tom Turner met with a group of jail employees yesterday. The parties differ on the main take-away from the closed-door meeting. According to the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, which currently operates the [...]

The ‘Soft Transfer’

The ‘Soft Transfer’

With scant discussion regarding Sheriff David Morgan’s recent offer to retain control of the county jail for another year, the Escambia County Commission this morning digested another report on the progress of the jail transfer and heard from staff about various particulars of the [...]

The ‘Fresh Start’ Offer

The ‘Fresh Start’ Offer

The Escambia County Commission will consider an offer this week from Sheriff David Morgan to continue managing the county jail until October 2014. The offer provides the county—which is scheduled to take over the jail by this October—an out, and comes after commissioners recently decided to [...]

Commission Gets Jail Update

During this morning’s budget workshop, the Escambia County Commission was updated on the operational transfer of the Escambia County Jail. Staff is currently working to relieve Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan of the jail by October. “I feel very confident we’re still on schedule,” [...]

Menu Stays the Same at Jail

The Escambia County Commission has decided to stay with the company that currently provides food services to the Escambia County Jail and jail annex. During the commission’s special meeting this morning—scheduled to discuss ‘purchasing procedures’—County Attorney Alison Rogers brought [...]

Escambia’s Big Gamble, or ‘No Blinking’

Escambia’s Big Gamble, or ‘No Blinking’

The Escambia County Commission has decided to take over operations of the Escambia County Jail. The move follows fruitless negotiations with the Escambia County Sheriff, the facility’s current manager, and was spurred by a U.S. Department of Justice investigation that mandates the county address [...]

Brush Strokes and Non-Starters

Brush Strokes and Non-Starters

It’s unclear what course of action the Escambia County Commission will take in response to the recent U.S. Department of Justice investigation into the operations of the Escambia County Jail. The board clearly didn’t have much appetite for any of the proposals brought to them this morning by [...]

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