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Prison Privatization Still Unconstitutional As Court Rejects Attorney General’s Appeal

| July 25, 2012

In a victory for police unions, an appeals court ruled against Attorney General Pam Bondi in a long-running battle about the Legislature’s attempt last year to privatize prisons across southern Florida.

Defying Legislature’s Rejection, Gov. Scott Says He’ll Look to Privatize Prisons Anyway

| February 17, 2012

Scott’s jump into the controversy – after months of refusing to answer directly what his position was on the idea – drew immediate criticism from the opponents of privatization, including the union that currently represents most state corrections officers.

Scott’s Prison Privatization Scheme Dies

| February 15, 2012

In a rebuke to Gov. Rick Scott, a bipartisan coalition of senators bucked the chamber’s Republican leadership Tuesday and rejected a proposal to privatize several prisons on a 19-21 vote.

Florida’s Plan to Privatize 30 Prisons Fast-Tracks to the Dismay of Guards and Others

| January 26, 2012

A legislative proposal to privatize about 30 prisons in most of the southern part of Florida is headed for the Senate floor after a vote in the Budget Committee that angered prison guards who feel they’re not being heard.

Florida’s Plan to Privatize 29 Prisons Halted As Judge Rules Process Unconstitutional

| October 1, 2011

Leon County Curcuit Judge Jackie Fulford ruled that lawmakers violated the Florida Constitution by approving prison privatization in the fine print of the state budget rather than by changing the law explicitly.

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