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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Julie L. Jones

Florida Department of Corrections
Julie L. Jones, Secretary

Agency Overview

Agency Overview

The Florida Department of Corrections is the state's largest agency, employing more than 27,700 people to oversee 102,000 inmates and 152,000 offenders on community supervision in FY0910. The third largest state prison system in the country, we operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Department has an operating budget of $2.3 billion.

Mission: To protect the public safety, to ensure the safety of Department Personnel, and to provide proper care and supervision of all offenders under our jurisdiction while assisting, as appropriate, their re-entry into society.

Vision: To utilize effective and innovative correctional strategies that make Florida's Department of Corrections the best in the world the best in the world.

Facts and Figures

  • There were 102,232 inmates in Florida prisons and 152,928 offenders being supervised by probation officers on June 30, 2010.

  • Eighty-eight percent of all inmates in Florida prisons will eventually be released to our communities.

  • One third of all inmates return to prison within three years of release.

  • Inmate work squads worked 6.6 million hours in our communities in FY0910, saving Florida taxpayers more than $59 million.

  • Only seven percent of all inmates in Florida prisons on June 30, 2010 were women.

  • The majority of offenders on supervision on June 30, 2010 (63.1%) were white.

  • 42,898 offenders on supervision successfully completed their terms during FY0910.

  • $50,166,362 was collected from offenders on supervision for victim restitution, court costs, and fines in FY0910.

  • Offenders on supervision completed 1,636,252 hours of community service in FY0910.

  • The state of Florida carried out the executions of two inmates in FY0910: John Marek on August 19, 2009 and Martin Grossman on February 16, 2010.

  • On June 30, 2010 there were 394 inmates on death row.
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