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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Michael D. Crews, Secretary

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For Fiscal Year 1998-99
September 30, 1999

 
Florida Department of Corrections
Michael W. Moore, Secretary

Inspector General
Fred W. Schuknecht

Executive Summary

Agency Background

As the nation's fourth-largest prison system, the Florida Department of Corrections fulfills a primary responsibility for public safety in Florida. Through a network of 60 major prisons and 70 work camps and community-based facilities, the department manages incarceration and care for more than 68,000 inmates. An additional 150,000 felony offenders are supervised through 155 probation offices statewide. The agency's 28,000 staff carry out this public safety mandate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The agency's annual operating budget is $1.7 billion.

Purpose of the Annual Report

This report, required by the Inspector General Act of 1994, summarizes the activities and accomplishments of the Florida Department of Corrections, Office of the Inspector General, during fiscal year 1998-99.

Section 20.055, Florida Statutes, defines the duties and responsibilities of each Inspector General with respect to the state agency in which the office exists. The statute requires that the Inspector General submit an annual report of activities during the preceding fiscal year to the agency head.

This document is presented to the Secretary to comply with statutory requirements and to provide departmental staff and other interested parties with an overview of the Office of the Inspector General's progress in accomplishing its mission as defined by Florida Law. This report contains a brief description of the most significant of these activities for the past fiscal year.

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