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Florida corrections officer accused of battery on inmate

Nov. 30, 2021 11:57 AM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A corrections sergeant is accused of slapping, punching and pushing a jail inmate as well as pulling out a clump of the man's hair, officials said. Pinellas County Sgt. Patrick Knight, 51, was arrested Monday on charges of battery and...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Nov. 24, 2021 14:14 PM EST

South Florida Sun Sentinel. November 18, 2021. Editorial: Three days in Tallahassee we could easily have lived without The show’s over. It was brief, three days. The plot was predictable. It played to a near-empty house with as...

White supremacist prison guards work with impunity in Fla.

Nov. 19, 2021 10:42 AM EST

In June, three Florida prison guards who boasted of being white supremacists beat, pepper sprayed and used a stun gun on an inmate who screamed “I can’t breathe!” at a prison near the Alabama border, according to a fellow inmate who reported it to the state. The...