MSNBC ‘Lockup’ Shoot Back On At Santa Rosa Prison

August 26, 2011

The on-again, off-again MSNBC look at Santa Rosa County Correctional Institution is on again after Gov. Rick Scott signed off on a Department of Corrections plan to allow the network to film inside the prison for its series. “Lockup.”

Department of Corrections spokeswoman Gretl Plessinger on Thursday confirmed that taping would proceed after the Scott’s office signed off on the deal, which will net the state $110,000.

“The governor’s office did not get to vet that contract before,” Plessinger said. “We certainly understand the governor’s concerns. They have vetted that contract now and given us the go ahead so we’ll be working to get that done.”

Confusion over the filming was among a number of missteps that appear to have led to Department of Corrections Secretary Ed Buss’s resignation Wednesday. Staffers for Gov. Rick Scott said they were not told beforehand that the program was being taped. Buss went public, naming a list of staffers who he said had been informed of the contract.

The series of shows is expected to air on MSNBC in early 2012.

By The News Service of Florida


3 Responses to “MSNBC ‘Lockup’ Shoot Back On At Santa Rosa Prison”

  1. Teresa on April 20th, 2012 11:04 pm

    Lock up Santa Rosa is a very informative show. I just don’t understand why they call it Lock Up Santa Rosa, but say they are in Pensacola, FL. Not once have I heard them say the actual location–Milton, FL.

  2. yep yep on August 27th, 2011 7:15 pm

    could not have said it any better 429CJ

  3. 429SCJ on August 26th, 2011 6:18 am

    Lock up is a good series, but I would rather have the Real Gangsters of Florida. It could feature a good percentage, of our elected officals.

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