The Florida Department of Corrections (DC) is the third largest state prison system in the country with an operating budget in FY 2011-12 of approximately $2.1 billion – with just over 100,000 inmates in prisons and another 145,000 offenders on community supervision.
The DC has 143 correctional facilities statewide, including 48 prisons, seven private partner prisons, 15 prison annexes, 33 work camps, 20 state-run work release centers, 13 private work release centers, four road prisons, two forestry camps, and one basic training camp. In FY 2011-12, 32,279 inmates were admitted to prison and another 34,463 were released. During the year, 90,880 offenders were placed on community supervision and another 90,626 were released from supervision.
Since most of those who serve time in prison and on supervision will eventually transition back to Florida’s communities, the DC strives to provide inmates and offenders with the tools they will need to become productive citizens through a variety of programs and services including the Transition from Prison to Community Initiative (TPCI).