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Inmates: ‘We were abandoned’

The stories from the inmates trapped inside the county detention center after the explosion are very different from the images Director of Corrections Gordon Pike…

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Jail Explosion Victims Identified

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office has identified the two victims who lost their lives in the explosion at the Escambia County Jail late Wednesday night…

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Press Conference clears up some details

Escambia County held this afternoon a press conference with Sheriff David Morgan and State Fire Marshal Jeff Atwater on the explosion at the Escambia County…

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Inmates told to not talk about explosion

Damage control is now in place. Attorney Gene Mitchell texted me, “Inmate parents tell me the inmates are being told to not talk about explosion.”…

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Inmates divided up

The prisoners at the detention center have been divided between work release center, road camp and main jail. Two hundred female prisoners have been sent…

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Defense attorneys share what they have heard

The gas leak and how much was known about it prior to the explosion will be the focus over the next few hours, maybe even…

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Morgan on the jail explosion

I spoke with Sheriff David Morgan on the phone about the explosion at the Escambia County Central Booking and Detention Center. Although his agency has…

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Mother worried about her son at jail, had complained about gas leak earlier

Through tears and sobs, Sheila Travis accused Escambia County jail corrections officers of ignoring inmates’ complaints about the smell of gas Wednesday. Travis’ oldest son,…

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Apparent gas explosion rocks Escambia County Jail facility

An explosion, that county officials believe was due to a gas leak, killed two inmates late last night at the Escambia County Central Booking and…

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