In accordance with Florida Statutes we present this year's annual report. The mission of the Florida Department of Corrections is to protect the public and provide a safe and humane correctional environment for offenders and staff.
This year we are especially proud of our six new faithbased prison dormitories, an important addition to the services we provide inmates. People in the community volunteer to mentor the men and women who live in these facilities as they study and strive to learn to conduct their lives on a moral basis. We continue to offer educational and vocational training to inmates throughout the system. We also supervise offenders in the community at a level of security commensurate with the danger they may present. We promote citizen safety and victim reparation.
We estimate that the Department of Corrections affects one in six citizens in Florida. This includes private vendors, inmate and probationer families, victims and their families, employees, correctional officers and probation officers and their families. The conduct of our department is critically important to our state.
Our department maintains the status of one of the premier corrections agencies in the country. The correctional system in Florida demonstrates justice and fairness, responds to citizen concerns and strives to meet employee personal growth and professional needs.
We strive for excellence with a highly trained, ethical and dynamic work force. I am proud of the job we do.