|Published:||Jan 09, 2013 10:51 AM EST|
|Updated:||Jan 09, 2013 10:51 AM EST|
LARGO, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Department of Corrections has sent 12 inmates who were living at a Goodwill-operated work release facility in Largo back to prison.
The action followed a surprise security audit conducted Monday at the Largo Residential Re-Entry Center.
DOC spokeswoman Ann Howard told the Tampa Bay Times (http://bit.ly/ZG43TQ ) the men are suspected of violating rules. She did not describe the violations in detail because the agency is still preparing the report.
The inmates were sent to Polk Correctional Institution.
State Sen. Jack Latvala called for the review last week after a series of stories in the Times raised questions about security issues. Earlier, Latavala and state Rep. Ed Hooper met with residents of a nearby mobile home community to address their concerns.
Information from: Tampa Bay Times (St. Petersburg, Fla.), http://www.tampabay.com.
(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
- LCSO: Hohensee died from self-inflicted gun shot wound
- Floridians pay the price for illegal Curbstoning
- 12 sentenced in South Florida grow house operation
- Friends remember Hohensee as kind and helpful, not violent
- Man answers the door & gets beat with a tire iron
- Investigation in to the Hohensee marriage
- Naples man honored for using epilepsy to inspire others
- Fla. using federal grant money to settle lawsuit