For Fiscal Year
James V. Crosby, Jr., Secretary
Florida Department of Corrections
As the nation's third-largest prison system, the Florida Department of Corrections fulfills a primary responsibility for public safety in Florida. Through a network of 58 major prisons and 65 work camps and community-based facilities, the department manages incarceration and care for 85,000 inmates. An additional 150,000 felony offenders are supervised through 171 probation offices statewide. The agency's 25,000 staff carry out this public safety mandate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The agency's annual operating budget is $2 billion.
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 2004-05.
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 activities related to its mission as defined by Florida Law.