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Florida Legislators Pass Bill to Allow Surprise Inspections of Juvenile Lock-Ups - The Miami Herald

Last week, the Florida Legislature sent CS/HB 361: Persons Authorized to Visit Juvenile Justice Facilities to Governor Rick Scott for approval.  To increase executive, legislative, and judicial oversight, CS/HB 361 authorizes the Governor…
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Fight Club: A Miami Herald Investigation into Florida Juvenile Justice System - The Miami Herald

A two-year investigation by The Miami Herald has uncovered widespread system abuse in Florida's Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ). Read more.
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State Imposes Admissions Freeze at Hastings Youth Academy Following Escapes - Action News Jax

The Florida Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) has imposed an admissions freeze at the Hastings Youth Academy, which has received criticism for inmate escapes over the past several months. The juvenile detention center is tasked with improving…
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Department of Juvenile Justice Investigating, Following Recent Escapes at Hastings Youth Academy - WOKV

After two recent escapes at the Hastings Youth Academy, the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) will be re-evaluating its contract with the facility's substance abuse program contractor, G4S Youth Services. Read more.
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Five Guards Fired, One Resigns Following Escape of Six Juveniles - CBS12

After the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) investigation into the escape of six juveniles from Okeechobee Youth Development Center, five guards have been fired and one has resigned. The DJJ report indicates that staff did not properly…