Posted in Jail News

Name Released in Jail Death Investigation

Escambia County Sheriff’s Investigators have released the inmate’s name in the Escambia County Jail death investigation of January 21, 2015. The victim has been identified…

Continue Reading
Posted in Jail News

November jail suicide due to staff not following procedure

Yesterday, we learned that the Escambia County Jail had its second death in less than three months, putting it on a pace to match former…

Continue Reading
Posted in Jail

Another death in the county jail

Inweekly followed with a news tip that another suicide happened at the Escambia County Jail. We were sent this information: A 43-year-old white male was…

Continue Reading
Posted in Jail

AP: County jails have little oversight

Did the lack of oversight set up the situation where the Escambia Central Booking and Detention Center exploded? An AP article published yesterday by the…

Continue Reading
Posted in Jail

Video shows dryers floating morning of explosion

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…

Continue Reading
Posted in Jail

What County employees told ATF about the jail explosions

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…

Continue Reading
Posted in Jail

State Fire Marshall’s photos after the jail explosion

This morning I posted the State Fire Marshall’s report of its initial investigation in the hours after the April 30 explosion of the CBD. Here…

Continue Reading
Posted in Jail News

Fire marshall preliminary report tells of gas odor and how bodies were found

In this week’s issue, “When Everything Went Black” reveals that several correctional officers smelled natural gas at the Central Booking and Detention Center the day…

Continue Reading
Posted in Jail

April 30 jail explosion photos

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…

Continue Reading