News Update- The Southern Poverty Law Center has just advised that the Federal Court trial to consider the constitutionality of the conditions of confinement for juveniles incarcerated in Florida’s adult jail in Polk County, Florida scheduled to begin tomorrow June 19th, has been delayed. A continuance has been issued by the judge. We will provide more information as it becomes available.
Top Story – June 18, 2013
The federal trial in the Southern Poverty Law Center lawsuit alleging that children held at Polk County’s adult jail are regularly subjected to abuse, neglect and violence – including the placement of children in a cage for hours or overnight – is scheduled to begin this Wednesday, June 19th.