UF is just one of many public universities in Southern states that use prison labor in agricultural programs and on other parts of campus, or rely on products made by incarcerated people. Students and activists have pressured universities and companies to end these programs for years, but data on how public universities use prison labor is scarce.
‘Treated as expendable’: Migrant farmworkers fall through gaps in the rural South’s patchwork health system
The health care system and workplace safety regulations weren’t set up to help the people who harvest our food. The pandemic has only deepened the problem.
‘Give us a break, Lord’: Amid active hurricane season, pandemic halts recovery in Florida two years after Michael
With federal money running out, slow rebuilds, and a lack of affordable housing, many Panhandle residents are vulnerable to this year’s storms.
People living in Bahama Village are using the recent protests against police violence and systemic racism to speak out about how rising costs are pushing them out.
The coronavirus pandemic has stalled local economies still reeling from the effects of recent hurricanes.
With Florida Keys economy at a standstill from COVID-19, fishing guides worry about how to make a living
Recreational fishing plays a massive role in Florida’s tourism economy.
Local officials and nonprofits are working together to address residents’ safety during the pandemic, which may coincide with hurricane season.