COVID-19 positives at correctional facilities

Correctional and detention facilities have been of special concern during the COVID-19 pandemic. DJJThe Florida Department of Juvenile Justice reports COVID-19 cases at juvenile detention facilities, according to data updated July 23.• Okeechobee Youth Development Center had five total positive tests among the staff to date. Three of the five have been medically cleared to […]

ICE detainees to be released

Glades County has ‘zero control’ about where immigrants will be released MOORE HAVEN — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement authorities will comply with a federal judge’s order to release detainees from three South Florida detention centers including one in Glades County, an ICE spokesman said Monday night, May 4. The Glades County Sheriff’s Office (GCSO), […]

Order issued in suit against ICE; detainees to be released

MIAMI — A U.S. District Court judge announced an order late Thursday, April 30, in the lawsuit brought by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and several partners that affects U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) inmates in South Florida, including some held at the Glades County jail. Southern District of Florida Judge Marcia G. […]