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AP: State attorney says charges are possible in jail blast

Melissa Nelson-Gabriel, AP reporter for Northwest Florida, is doing a great job covering the April 29 explosion at the Escambia County Central Booking and Detention…

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County restricts attorney access to client hurt in the jail blast

Attorneys have reported to the Independent News that Escambia County has placed restrictions on them meeting with clients that were hurt in the April 29…

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Families beg for more medical care for loved ones hurt in jail blast

About 30 people gathered Tuesday night for the “Justice For All People” meeting at Powerhouse Assembly of God to share their stories and problems since…

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New photos show the flooding at Central Booking and Detention Center

For days, we have been searching of photos that show flooding at the Central Booking Detention Center. County officials have said that it was a…

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How the County Commissioners took control of the jail

I went through our reports from last spring and summer on the Department of Justice report, the Escambia County Sheriff’s budget request to meet that…

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National media probing deeper into jail explosion

AP reporters Melissa Nelson-Gabriel and Tamara Lush wrote today about the long history of problems at the Escambia County Jail: Florida jail that exploded had…

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Weekend Buzz: Jail story unfolding

More than 26 inches of water in the basement At the Thursday afternoon press conference, Director of Corrections Gordon Pike told the media that the…

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County releases the names of inmates at detention center

Escambia County officials have posted the names of the inmates that were in its detention center when it exploded Wednesday night. Here is the list…

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Statement from the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office

In the wake of Wednesday’s devastating incident at the Escambia County Jail, the Escambia Sheriff’s Office has been inundated with multiple media inquiries from both…

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