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

Florida Department of Corrections
Timothy H. Cannon, Interim Secretary

Additional Facts

Collection of Restitution

To pay court-ordered restitution, fines and court costs, some inmates have the opportunity to work at paid employment, either through the Community Work Release Program or PRIDE (Prison Rehabilitative Industries and Diversified Enterprises). Payments are distributed on a regular basis to victims who are awarded restitution by the court and maintain a current address with the Department.

  • Community Work Release: Inmates who work outside the confines of a Community Work Release Center, in private industry, are required to use 10% of their net wages to pay court ordered restitution, fines and court costs. Victims may request notification of an inmate’s transfer into a Community Work Release Facility by calling our Release Management Office at (850) 410-4381.

  • PRIDE: sets aside a portion of their corporate profits to pay court ordered restitution, fines and court costs for inmates who are employed in one of their industries. Payments are based on the number of hours an inmate works in a PRIDE industry and the type of job performed.

  • Probation: Offenders are required to pay court ordered restitution, fines and court costs while being supervised by Probation and Parole Services. To obtain additional information and assistance, contact the offender’s Probation Officer, or the Probation and Parole Services Office. Victim Restitution Collected from Inmates and Offenders on supervision was almost $32,000,000.

Victim Restitution Collected from Inmates and Offenders on Supervision Totaled $31,939,476 in FY 08-09.  This is down from $37,361,281 in FY 04-05.