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Rick Scott, Governor
Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Timothy H. Cannon, Interim Secretary

Florida Corrections:  Centuries of Progress
1970-1975

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1970 continued

Eva Lee Mitchell
Eva Lee Mitchell becomes the first female correctional officer in Florida.

Group of male and female correctional officers.
First correctional officer graduating class that included women.

3 Women Sitting on a Couch
Female officers in the early 1970s.

Photo of Eva Mitchell
Eva Lee Mitchell

Newspaper headline Gals Guide Girl Parolees
Today, 49% of correctional
probation officers are women.

Inmates marching into fenced area with many buildings.
Glades Correctional Institution in the 1970s.

A CO in a watch tower.
Tower Officer

3 women holding firearms
Female officers aiming revolvers.


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