August 20, 2019
Contact: FDC Communications
Florida Correctional Officer Arrested
MONTICELLO, Fla. — The Florida Department of Corrections’ (FDC) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) announced the arrest of Correctional Officer Ernest Sweat. Sweat is charged with malicious battery and perjury.
Following the arrest Sweat was transported to the Jefferson County Jail. The OIG acknowledges the cooperation and assistance provided by State Attorney Jack Campbell of the 2nd Judicial Circuit of Florida and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.
For more information on the Department’s Office of the Inspector General, please visit: http://www.dc.state.fl.us/orginfo/ig.html.
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The home addresses, telephone numbers, including cellular and personal pager numbers, social security numbers, dates of birth, and photographs of active or former department employees and/or their spouses and children; places of employment; daycare facilities, and/or schools of active or former department employees’ spouses and children (sections 119.071 (4)(d), F.S. and 945.10(1)(e), F.S.
Information regarding a victim’s statement and identity. § 945.10(1)(f); 119.071(2)(j), F.S.
As Florida's largest state agency, and the third largest state prison system in the country, FDC employs 24,000 members, incarcerates approximately 90,000 inmates and supervises nearly 155,000 offenders in the community.