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  • The Best Degree Crime Can Buy

    WJXT-TV (Jacksonville, Fla.) looks at the costs and benefits of educating inmates in the state correctional institutions; a handful of vocational schools go into several Florida prisons to teach courses in data entry, auto body repair and brick laying; finds that state and federal tax dollars go to pay for college level correspondent course work, May 11 - 12, 1992.
  • HARBORMASTERS RESTAURANT... A CONTINUING INVESTIGATION

    WJXT-TV (Jacksonville, Fla.) reports on a privately owned riverfront restaurant that received a $2.9 million HUD loan in start-up funds in 1991, which was guaranteed by the city of Jacksonville; the restaurant had fallen behind in paying taxes, was sued for non-payment by suppliers, and employees' paychecks were late; the restaurant closed, leaving the city to assume the debt, June - November 1992.
  • The Best Care Crime Can Buy

    WJXT-TV (Jacksonville, Fla.) reports on the level of health care provided to inmates in Florida correctional institutions and compares it to the health care acquired by the average Florida citizen; makes the case that inmates in Florida's prisons receive better care than the average citizen of the state, Nov. 19 - 22, 1991.