Miami Herald last year ran stories of abuse in Florida’s prison system. Some of their headlines questioned whether there had been a cover up. Read series of Miami Herald stories regarding this issue here. DOC Secretary Julie Jones is now requiring that employees sign a confidentiality agreement that could possibly result in employment termination if employees speak publicly about DOC abuses, even if it is deemed public information. Read about DOC’s gag order by Tampa Bay Times. And as if that weren’t enough, Florida House prison reform bill rejects independent prison oversight, Tampa Bay Times.