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Correctional officer alleges he was retaliated against for taking FMLA leave

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Feb 6, 2017

TAMPA – A former correctional officer at Avon Park Correctional Institution alleges his employer interfered with his right to take a leave to care for a family member.

ACLU complaint seeks to secure hormone therapy for transgender prisoner

By Carrie Salls | Aug 26, 2016

TALLAHASSEE – The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Florida has filed a lawsuit challenging the Florida Department of Corrections’ (DOC) denial of hormone therapy and other medically necessary treatments for a transgender woman currently serving time in a state men’s prison.

Florida court orders prisons to provide kosher meals to inmates

By Rebecca Campbell | Jul 26, 2016

MIAMI – A federal judge has ordered the Florida Department of Corrections (DoC) to provide kosher meals to inmates after it rejected the state’s claim that providing kosher meals is too expensive.

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