Scott OKs TV Filming at Prison

Posted: September 1, 2011 in News and politics

Gov. Rick Scott has approved a contract with a cable television reality program to film at a state prison in the Florida Panhandle.

A Department of Corrections spokeswoman Thursday announced that Scott’s office has approved the deal with MSNBC’s “Lockup.”

Scott put the project on hold last week because then-Corrections Secretary Edwin Buss hadn’t submitted the $100,000 contract to the governor’s office for vetting.

Buss resigned Wednesday at the governor’s request. They also differed over prison privatization efforts.

The Lockup crew already had been filming for more than a week at Santa Rosa Correctional Institution near Milton when Scott pulled the plug.

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