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Central Florida Jails Get Glowing Reviews Despite Problems

The Crime Report

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

When it comes to grading Central Florida’s jails, every facility generates near-perfect grades and glowing reviews, says the Orlando Sentinel. Florida Corrections Accreditation Commission and inspectors measuring the Florida Model Jail Standards each gave high grades to the Osceola jail just before two inmate escapes and another incident in which an inmate was accidentally released. Both systems failed to note the jail had incorrectly installed razor wire. The evaluations also missed deep morale problems and ethical lapses among corrections officers — issues that helped lead to the recent disciplining of 30 officers, the voluntary demotions of two captains, the resignation of the jail director and the firing of the county manager.

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