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Commissioners tackle jail medical

The Escambia County Board of Commissioners this morning discussed the rash of deaths in the county jail. Inweekly and this blog were brought up several…

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Exclusive: Family speaks out about jail death of Devon Averheart

On Thursday, Nov. 19, Escambia County announced that 21-year old Samuel Devon Averheart had been found unresponsive in the infirmary unit of the Escambia County…

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County Corrections Director fired

County Administrator Jack Brown has fired his Director of Corrections, Mike Tidwell. Starting today, jail command, community corrections and road prison staff will report directly…

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Underhill: Zero is the only acceptable standard on jail deaths

On News Talk 1370 WCOA’s “Pensacola Speaks,” Escambia County Commissioner Doug Underhill was interviewed about the six deaths in the county jail over the past…

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Former jail mental health counselor says infirmary lacks full-time medical staff

Lynn Laird worked for Prison Health Services as a mental health counselor in charge of all the men and juveniles in the county jail. Prison…

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Jail infirmary is not the same under county

When you ask Escambia County Administrator Jack Brown and some of the county commissioners about the rise of suicides and other deaths in the county…

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May 2015 death points to problems with jail infirmary

Since Nov. 1, 2014, the Escambia Board of County Commissioners has had six deaths in its county jail, three of which were suicides. Nationally, around…

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Escambia County Jail deaths among highest in nation

The DOJ Bureau of Justice Statistics tracks deaths in jails. Escambia County’s six jail deaths place among the most in the nation for a local…

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Official statement on jail death

Inmate Found Unresponsive, Pronounced Dead on Scene An inmate died at the Escambia County Main Jail after being found unresponsive Wednesday, Nov. 19 from an…

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