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Resource ID: #16234
Subject: Criminal Justice System
Source: WFLA-TV (Tampa, Fla.)
Date: May 10-12, 1999



WFLA-TV reports "the failure of Florida's justice system to safely screen, monitor and control criminals under house arrest. We profiled specific criminals as examples of the problem and caught them violating their house arrest restrictions... we identified and mapped the locations of hundreds of house-arrest criminals and documented the number of felons who commit new crimes while under house arrest. .... We revealed the inability of overworked case managers to adequately supervise 25 or more criminals and demonstrated how some felons ran rampant under the noses of their probation officers. We also uncovered a Department of Corrections policy that deliberately keeps neighbors uninformed about potentially dangerous criminals in their vicinity....."

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