If you're aiming to win multimillion-dollar contracts to run Florida's juvenile prisons, it helps to have friends in high places. Youth Services International, the for-profit company that runs Thompson Academy in Pembroke Pines along with seven other juvie lockups in the state, has learned this less ... More >>
For more than a year, New Times has been investigating Thompson Academy, a publicly funded, privately run juvenile detention center in Pembroke Pines where teens have alleged they faced physical and sexual abuse. Most recently, the lockup's top administrator, Craig Ferguson, left his post while unde ... More >>
The First Baptist Church of Fort Lauderdale: a place for worship, celebration, and a forum for Rep. Allen West to discuss his possible bid as vice president in the 2012 election.During the church's "Faith, Freedom and Fireworks" celebration on Sunday, Rev. Larry Thompson, on stage next to West, t ... More >>
Photo by Meredith Geddings, courtesy Florida HouseJenne wants a deeper investigation of Thompson.In December, Gov. Rick Scott's transition team proposed a massive overhaul of Florida's juvenile justice system, which would eliminate some prisons and put children convicted of misdemeanor offenses i ... More >>
Photo by Mark Foley, courtesy Florida House of RepresentativesGarcia was not happy with what he saw at Thompson.Miami Beach state Rep. Luis Garcia, Jr. last week got a rare glimpse inside the Pembroke Pines juvenile detention center where teenagers allege they were physically and sexually abused. ... More >>
Flickr: scarletpimpThe shindig will be within stumbling distance of Ann Coulter's Palm Beach home.Check out the star-studded guestlist for this weekend's conference by David Horowitz's Freedom Center. Among them: Newt Gingrich, Ann Coulter, Fred Thompson, Liz Cheney and the un-flush-able Geert Wi ... More >>
Obama has game, but can he beat MV3?
When the president says he wants you to come over to play some hoops, you go. Especially if you're a gold-medal-winning NBA champion who comes from the same neighborhood in Chicago.
Dwyane Wade will meet with Obama in Washington, ... More >>