death row http://blog.wlrn.org en Want To Buy A Prison? You're In Luck http://blog.wlrn.org/post/want-buy-prison-youre-luck <p><strong>UPDATE 6/2/2014:</strong> The City of Pembrook Pines has won their bid for the empty prison. Mayor Frank Ortis says the City wanted to control what happened with the land which is not far from houses that fall within city limits.</p><p>------------------------------------------</p><p>A 66-acre plot of land off Sheridan Street has excellent security features, and it will soon be on the market.<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;The Broward County Correctional Institution, a former women’s prison, is being sold off by the state.</span></p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 22:24:18 +0000 Wilson Sayre 29242 at http://blog.wlrn.org Want To Buy A Prison? You're In Luck Things I've Learned from Dying: A Book About Life http://blog.wlrn.org/post/things-ive-learned-dying-book-about-life <p></p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 18:00:00 +0000 Bonnie Berman & Paul Leary 27348 at http://blog.wlrn.org Things I've Learned from Dying: A Book About Life Texas Death-Row Defense & Appellate Attorney David Dow http://blog.wlrn.org/post/texas-death-row-defense-appellate-attorney-david-dow <p></p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 18:00:00 +0000 Joseph Cooper, Bonnie Berman & Paul Leary 27097 at http://blog.wlrn.org Texas Death-Row Defense & Appellate Attorney David Dow Gov. Rick Scott Orders Execution For Murderer Of Jimmy Ryce http://blog.wlrn.org/post/gov-rick-scott-orders-execution-murderer-jimmy-ryce <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">Gov. Fri, 03 Jan 2014 14:52:51 +0000 Jim Turner -- News Service of Florida 25976 at http://blog.wlrn.org Gov. Rick Scott Orders Execution For Murderer Of Jimmy Ryce Front Row Seat to Death Row Execution http://blog.wlrn.org/post/front-row-seat-death-row-execution <p>Before his execution by lethal injection in Florida State Prison on September 28, Manuel Valle had spent 33 years on Death Row for killing Coral Gables Police Officer Louis Pena in 1978 and wounding another officer during a traffic stop. Valle was driving a stolen car and ran a red light. Officer Pena pulled him over and was subsequently shot in the neck. Valle fled, but was caught two days later.</p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 22:00:13 +0000 Patricia Mazzei 2435 at http://blog.wlrn.org Front Row Seat to Death Row Execution Florida's Surging Death Penalties Buck Trend http://blog.wlrn.org/post/floridas-surging-death-penalties-buck-trend <p></p><p>Texas executed 15 convicts in 2012, the most of any state, according to an <a href="http://deathpenaltyinfo.org/documents/2012YearEnd.pdf">end-of-year report from the Death Penalty Information Center</a>.</p><p>But Florida led the nation with new death sentences for the year: 21, more than twice as many as Texas. California, with 14 death sentences, was the only other state to achieve a double-digit performance.</p> Wed, 26 Dec 2012 12:40:24 +0000 Rick Stone 6843 at http://blog.wlrn.org Florida's Surging Death Penalties Buck Trend