The Bureau of State Investigations
The Bureau of State Investigations is responsible for conducting criminal, administrative, civil rights and internal affairs investigations and for coordinating the agency's Get Lean Hot-Line activity.
During the 1997-98 fiscal year, 13,655 incidents were reported to the Inspector General's Office. Those incidents were classified in the following categories:
Of these incidents, 2,714 official investigations were assigned as indicated by the chart below.
Of the 2,714 investigations assigned, 2,682 were completed as of June 30, 1998. A total of 476 cases were completed and forwarded to the State Attorney's Offices throughout Florida for possible prosecution. A total of 127 civil rights cases were assigned to Bureau investigators. These cases were both internal (originating within the Department of Corrections) and external (referred to this Department for investigation by the Florida Commission on Human Relations and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission).
As illustrated by the "Classification
of Incident" chart above, the majority of reported incidents
Of those allegations investigated, some examples
of the types of cases include:
Of the 75 complaints against staff, some form
of corrective action was taken in 14 instances to remedy substantiated
allegations/complaints. From among the 13 suggestions aimed at
cost savings, no measurable savings were reported.