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.
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.
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.
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.