The Florida Department of Corrections has grown dramatically over the past five years. The agency is responsible for 56 major institutions, 82 community-based facilities, and more than 155 probation offices. The agency employs almost 29,000 individuals that are responsible for providing custody and care for an inmate population of over 63,000 and community supervision of over 138,000 offenders. The total operating budget for the agency is almost $1.5 billion.
To address this size of operation and its dramatic growth, the Office of the Inspector General has had to maximize the utilization of its resources by addressing matters of greatest concern and vulnerability to fraud and abuse. This report is designed to provide the reader with a brief description of the most significant of these activities for the past fiscal year.Specific Areas of Responsibility: