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Rick Scott, Governor
Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Michael D. Crews, Secretary

Agency Accomplishments

Re-entry

The Departmentís first transitional prison, Demilly Correctional Institution in Polk City, officially opened on Friday, March 20, 2009. Demillyís mission is to prepare inmates for re-entry back into communities by emphasizing education, substance abuse treatment and re-entry skills. Re-entry is an anti-crime approach which reduces victimization, recidivism and state spending. The goal of the re-entry effort is to bring our 32.8% recidivism rate down. Demilly CI houses 350 adult male inmates with three years or less remaining on their sentences, preparing many for work release and providing life skills training in areas such as budgeting and preparing for job interviews and vocational training.