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 Departments 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
Generals 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
The departments 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
Generals 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.