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Escambia County Jail has 86% positivity rate in latest round of COVID tests

“As of today, 132 inmates have been tested at the Escambia County jail for COVID-19. Currently, there are 71 positive cases, 12 negative cases and 49…

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Breaking news: 12 corrections staff tested positive

When questioned by the Escambia County commissioners, Escambia County Corrections Chief Rich Powell said that he currently has 12 employees that have tested positive for…

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County makes offer for jail site

by Duwayne Escobedo… After more than two years of haggling about where to rebuild a jail destroyed by flooding in April 2014, the five-member Escambia…

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Simmons: Jail infirmary takes care of all 1,483 prisoners, regardless where housed

Assistant County Administrator Chip Simmons called to clarify that the jail infirmary at the Escambia County Main Jail takes care of medical issues of all…

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Escambia Main Jail capacity 812, not 1,400

When the daily newspaper writes about the deaths in the Escambia County Jail, the reporters quote Margaret Noonan, a statistician for the Bureau of Justice…

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Another jail death

This morning I received a phone call regarding another death in the jail infirmary. Alfred Wesley,63, was found unresponsive in by infirmary staff during an…

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Palmer explains NAIOP position and responds to Underhill

Yesterday, attorney Raymond Palmer, the legislative affairs chair for the Northwest Florida chapter of NAIOP, came on News Talk 1370 WCOA’s “Pensacola Speaks” to talk…

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Commissioner responds to NAIOP

Over the weekend, NAIOP, the association of developers and commercial real estate brokers, sent a white paper to the Escambia Board of County Commissioners asking…

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NAIOP argues for Superfund site for new jail

The Northwest Florida Chapter of NAIOP, a commercial real estate development association, sent a strongly worded “white paper” to city and county officials stating the…

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