Michelle Glady

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The ACLU is declaring victory after a federal court ruled in favor of an inmate initially seeking hormone therapy while incarcerated. The transgender woman is also now allowed to wear female clothes in accordance with her gender identity.

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Despite a two hour public hearing held earlier this week to limit visitation hours, the Florida Department of Corrections intends to keep normal visitation hours this weekend at all its correctional facilities. The rule change—originally scheduled to take effect Saturday—would have limited visitation to correctional facilities to essentially two per month for a minimum of two hours. And, that may have depended on the inmate’s number within the prison system. Today, you can visit every Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

About a 100 people trekked to Tallahassee for the two-hour hearing to voice their opposition to the proposed rule change. They included Forgotten Majority’s Judy Thompson who spoke with Sascha Cordner.

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The Gulf Correctional Institution Annex is still under lockdown, after what’s being classified as a “major disturbance” occurred at the facility early Wednesday morning.

Six Kids Left In Hot Cars Over Two-Week Span In Florida

Jul 15, 2014
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This year has been fatal for several children left unattended in cars in Florida. The state Department of Children and Families, or DCF, is trying to spread awareness of the issue to prevent more tragedy.

DCF records show seven children have died of heat stroke after being left in cars since 2013. Two of those deaths occurred in June. In the past week and a half, DCF has noted six instances of children's being left alone in vehicles. And though none of those cases was fatal, some children were hospitalized.