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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Timothy H. Cannon, Interim Secretary

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For Fiscal Year 2000-2001
September 30, 2001

 
Florida Department of Corrections
Michael W. Moore, Secretary

Governor
Jeb Bush

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 57 major prisons and 70 work camps and community-based facilities, the department manages incarceration and care for more than 72,000 inmates. An additional 152,000 felony offenders are supervised through 180 probation offices statewide. The agency's 26,695 staff carry out this public safety mandate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The agency's annual operating budget is $1.6 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 2000-01.

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 report provides 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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