NAVIGATION

August 21, 2017

Who Said That?

Florida's quote of the day

| 12/21/2012

"It's almost like an Easter egg hunt. Where are they going to hide things next?"

-- Sgt. G. DaRoss

Six correction officers tear apart mattresses, dig through drawers, turn over tables, fish through hollowed-out table legs and scour shower partitions. Not even toilet paper rolls are safe from suspicion.

They are searching for contraband. They do this every day.

It's about 10 a.m. in mid-December at the Lee County Sheriff's Office's Ortiz Detention Facility, a medium-to-maximum security jail, one of three jails in the county. The shakedown division of the Correction Emergency Response Team (CERT) is searching one of the 50 housing areas in the jail system.

No one knows when they will strike. But when they do, no item is safe, no crevasse too secret.

Read more at the Naples Daily News.

Digital Access

DIRECT DIGITAL ACCESS
Add digital to your current subscription, purchase a single digital issue, or start a new subscription to Florida Trend.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
An overview of the features and articles in this month's issue of Florida Trend.

ACCESS THIS ISSUE »

Florida Business News

Florida Trend Video Pick

How an area destroyed by Hurricane Andrew 25 years ago underwent a radical change
How an area destroyed by Hurricane Andrew 25 years ago underwent a radical change

In the 25 years since it was devastated by Hurricane Andrew, South Miami-Dade has undergone a dramatic transformation from a rural and semi-rural landscape to sprawling suburbia, but improvement has been uneven and unequal.

Earlier Videos | Viewpoints@FloridaTrend

Ballot Box

Which topic is the top issue for your Florida business right now?

  • Cash flow and/or financing
  • Environment (incl. water)
  • Healthcare costs
  • Marketing/branding
  • Real estate
  • Sales
  • Staffing
  • Other (comments welcome)

See Results

Ballot Box
Subscribe