Kenneth S. Tucker,
Florida Department of
As the nation’s third-largest prison system, the Florida Department of Corrections fulfills a primary role in enhancing the safety of more than 19 million Florida residents. Through a network of 55 state prisons (including seven private prisons), road prisons, work camps and community-based facilities, the Department manages incarceration and care for approximately 100,000 inmates. It also supervises approximately 179,000 offenders through 158 probation offices statewide. The Department employs approximately 23,000 employees, the majority of whom are Correctional Officers or Correctional Probation Officers, who carry out this public safety mandate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Purpose of this Annual Report
Section 20.055, Florida Statutes, requires the Inspector General submit to the agency head, no later than September 30 of each year, an annual report summarizing the activities during the preceding fiscal year. This report provides departmental staff and other interested parties with an overview of the Office of the Inspector General's activities as related to its mission.