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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Julie L. Jones

Florida Department of Corrections
Julie L. Jones, Secretary

Florida Corrections:  Centuries of Progress

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Offender populations
June 30, 1990:
Inmates: 42,733
Supervised: 106,359

Legislature authorizes over 9,000 new prison beds, including three new prisons, a privately run prison and expansion of existing facilities.

OBIS: New databases implemented this year include the Offender Time Computation (OTC), Investigative Tracking & Stats (ITS), Court Ordered Payments (COPS) and Control Release Information System (CRIS). The Cashless Canteen system is implemented. It helps with the problems created by cash on the prison compound (theft, bribery, intimidation) and streamlines the process of purchasing from the canteen.

The Reception and Medical Center is expanded to include a West Unit. Walton Correctional Institution (De Funiak Springs, FL) opens.

Man with orange prison shirt.
Donald Dillbeck

On June 22, 1990, Florida inmate Donald Dillbeck escapes from Quincy Vocational Center (QVC) near Tallahassee while working on an inmate catering crew outside of the facility. Dillbeck kills a woman in the parking lot of a Tallahassee mall shortly after his escape. As a result, the entire work release system is revamped, affecting hundreds of inmates by tightening the eligibility requirements for inmates allowed on work release. Ironically, QVC is not a work release center, but a close custody facility that specializes in training inmates to prepare and serve food and desserts in the food service industry. (Generally, work release centers are unsecured, minimum and medium custody facilities.) Dillbeck is currently on Death Row.

Berkeley Clayton was a Tallahassee Police Department homicide investigator who worked the Dillbeck case. He adds an interesting piece to the puzzle of what happened that day. "Dillbeck attacked the victim while she was sitting in her car in the parking lot of the mall waiting on family to return to the car from shopping.  He killed her to get the car, but could not drive it away because he did not know how to drive the standard transmission that was in the car," according to Clayton.

Inmate in Handcuffs
Handcuffing inmate

CO talking to inmate
Officer performs count

Woman sitting with phone and workstation in front of her.  Offender is at the counter on the other side.
Dominique Day using the automated cost of supervision receipt system at the Gainesville Main P&P Office.

Speaker talking to a room full of students.
Correctional Probation Officers attending sex offender training class.

Officer sitting with back to camera looking at computer work station
New laminated photo identification badge (ID Badge) system. The badges are used to charge an inmate's purchase against the computerized cashless canteen at Madison C.I.

Photo of hand holding pen and moving it across the bar code on bottle.
Infra-red bar-code scanner being used at Madison C.I. cashless canteen.

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