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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Julie L. Jones

Florida Department of Corrections
Julie L. Jones, Secretary

Special Projects

The OIG is also charged with performing special projects and reviews as required by the Secretary; during 1994-95 two major reports were:

Response to the Grand Jury Report/FDLE Investigation on Glades Correctional Institution.
On January 2, 1995, six inmates escaped from Glades Correctional Institution. The Department’s Office of Inspector General began an immediate investigation into the incident. Governor Chiles issued a directive on January 9, 1995, for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to investigate the escape. All documentation developed up to that point by the Inspector General’s Office was turned over to the FDLE investigators at that time. The FDLE investigation was completed on February 14, 1995, and provided to the Grand Jury of Palm Beach County. On March 10, 1995, FDLE released its initial investigative report to the Department, the same day the Grand Jury issued its report.
The department’s response to the issues raised in both the FDLE investigation and the Grand Jury Report was published March 27, 1995. This report provided a comprehensive response to the issues raised by FDLE and the Grand Jury and was presented to the 1995 Legislature.
Statewide Security Assessment
The department completed a Statewide Security Assessment of all its major facilities in March, 1995. The development of the subsequent report was coordinated by the Inspector General’s office. This report was utilized by the Governor and Legislature and was the basis for the appropriation of $28.3 million in security enhancements for 1995.

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