A 64-year-old Jacksonville man who was arrested on a charge of trespassing on private property and defying an order to leave died in the Duval County jail while in isolation.
Two recent in-custody deaths at Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office—Walter James Matthews and Robert Shaffer—raise critical concerns about inmate healthcare, bringing this year’s toll to 14 at Duval County jail.
Taxpayers will foot a $200,000 bill to settle a lawsuit against the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office for the police killing of FAMU student Jamee Johnson.
The U.S. Department of Justice said that the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office’s recent arrest of a 24-year-old that caught national attention in September because of its brutality “does not give a rise to a prosecutable violation of the federal civil rights laws.”
The U.S. Department of Justice said it is “monitoring” the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office’s brutal arrest of a 24-year-old man who suffered a head injury and a ruptured kidney.
Armor Health Management, one of the nation’s largest jail medical providers, can’t pay its debts and has turned its assets over for liquidation, allowing another company to potentially take over its lucrative contract in a Texas jail and manage several of its other entities.
Just days after the incident, Sheriff T.K. Waters held a news conference Monday where he said that based on the information they have now, the officers acted appropriately and in compliance with the law and JSO policy when they beat Le’keian Woods. All officers have returned to work, despite an administrative review still pending.
The U.S. Department of Justice informed two Jacksonville legislators that it had referred their request for an investigation into the Duval County jail.
The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office inks a secretive jail health contract with NaphCare after canceling Armor Correctional’s deal.
The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office recorded its 12th inmate death for 2023 and the first under its new medical provider, Naphcare.