FL Chief Call for Changes in ‘Stand Your Ground’ Law

The state’s controversial law holds police civilly responsible for making arrests for shootings protected by its provisions. Clearwater Police Chief Dan Slaughter suggests that has a chilling effect on law enforcers. He said, “I can think of no other law that has the provisions included to make an arrest so complicated.”

Rising Prison Health Care Costs Increase Burden on State Corrections: Pew

In order to cope with the cost of caring for inmates growing older and sicker behind bars, state prison officials are taking advantage of Medicaid subsidies to send more incarcerated individuals to offsite hospitals or, in some cases, turning to high-tech approaches like telemedicine, according to the Pew Charitable Trusts.