Rehabilitation Department

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    November 15, 2012

    Miami May Start Using Inmates For Cheap Labor

    It's a common scene in prison movies set in the deep South: A line of inmates, chained together and decked out in bright orange jumpsuits, dutifully picking up trash or digging a ditch by the side of a dusty road as a shotgun-toting sheriff watches over them through tinted aviator sunglasses.The cha ... More >>

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    August 25, 2011
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    September 2, 2004

    Patient at Risk

    The medical association examines the county's jail system and finds trouble behind bars

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    July 1, 2004

    An Ounce of Prevention -- At Last

    County jail officials finally decide to get serious about a highly contagious disease

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    June 24, 2004

    Politically Tone Deaf

    George Burgess, the county manager, hits a sour note

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    December 5, 2002

    County Jail's #1 Problem?

    Parking -- that's right, parking

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    October 24, 2002

    Always Unprepared

    At MetroWest Detention Center one bad fire deserves another -- and another?

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    December 21, 2000

    Doing the Lord's Work Is Never Easy

    Especially when you have investigators breathing down your neck and rabble-rousers raising holy hell

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    May 6, 1999

    Inside Job

    For years people have been alleging that Miami bail-bond king Jim Viola bribes county corrections officers. For years the FBI and the State Attorney's Office have been investigating. And for years nothing has happened.

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    May 28, 1998

    No Holds Barred

    The Dade corrections department has yet to recover from the beating of Frank Dennis. And that was more than three years ago.

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    July 3, 1997
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    May 30, 1996
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    March 21, 1996

    Jailhouse Rumble

    If racial strife and political bickering were crimes, the entire staff of Dade County's corrections department would be locked up

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    October 16, 1991

    Phoney Baloney

    60 Minutes closes the book on the legacy of jailhouse phone-scam artist Danny Faries. You don't say!

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    July 11, 1990

    Pretrial Services

    Of approximately 55,000 people arrested and charged with felonies in Dade County every year, more than 20,000 are released under the aegis of Pretrial Services while awaiting trial