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Escambia County


Video shows dryers floating morning of explosion

December 8, 2014

Inweekly obtained the video of the laundry area which shows the dryers breaking from the wall and floating before 6 a.m. the day of the explosion. Here are the notes that accompany the video below: videonotes.…


What County employees told ATF about the jail explosions

December 5, 2014

The daily newspaper posted online the 300-plus surveys completed by prisoners who were in the Central Booking & Detention Center when it exploded on April 30. I’ve pulled together the ATF investigators’ reports on their interviews…


April 30 jail explosion photos

December 3, 2014

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.…

Jail Politics

Surveillance video of April 30 jail explosion

December 3, 2014

Inweekly publishes this week “When Everything Went Black” – its article on the ATF report on the April 30 explosion of the Central Booking & Detention Facility. With the help of the State Attorney’s Office, we…


State Grand Jury: Give Jail Back to the Sheriff

November 20, 2014

The State Grand Jury has issued its report on the April 30 explosion at the Escambia County Central Booking & Detention Center that killed two prisoners and paralyzed a corrections officer. The jury returned a No…


Community Traffic Safety Team meets Thursday

November 17, 2014

The Community Traffic Safety Team (CTST) of Escambia and Santa Rosa counties will meet on Thursday, November 20 at 10 a.m. in the conference room of West Florida Regional Planning Council, 4081 East Olive Road, Suite…

Caring News

Every County District has ALICE households

November 17, 2014

ALICE households – those that live above the Federal Poverty Level , but less than the basic cost of living in Escambia – are spread throughout our community. ALICE stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed.…