Today, jails and prisons throughout the Middle District of Florida (Middle District) are hardly places a person would want to spend the night. However, those currently incarcerated in the Middle District have had many rights secured for them which did not exist prior to the existence of that Court. The story of prison reform in the Middle District illustrates the power hardworking, courageous pro se plaintiffs, attorneys, and judges can wield to ensure all inmates receive the constitutional liberties and protections to which they are entitled.
Sheppard, William J.
"Early Jail and Prison Conditions Litigation in the Middle District Court,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 92:
2, Article 24.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol92/iss2/24