Americans United Files Request For Public Records On New 'faith-based' Prison In Florida

Watchdog Group Seeks Information To See If Constitutional Requirements Are Being Met

Americans United for Separation of Church and State has filed a freedom-of-information request with the Florida Department of Corrections to learn more about the state's new "faith-based" prison.

At the behest of Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Lawtey Correctional Institute has been converted into a "faith-based" prison. The new approach was officially kicked off during a Dec. 24 dedication ceremony that featured a Roman Catholic mass and speeches by Bush and several clergy members.

Americans United says the "faith-based" approach to corrections raises constitutional concerns.

Tv Preacher Robertson Says Bush Victory Is Divinely Foreordained

Pat's Partisan Prophecy Draws Criticism From AU's Lynn

Television preacher Pat Robertson is confident that President George W. Bush will win the 2004 election in a "blowout" because God has told him so.

Robertson informed his "700 Club" audience on Jan. 2 that God has "blessed" Bush and that God said the president would have no trouble winning a second term in November.