Robert M. Porter
The Bureau of Interstate Compacts is responsible for the statewide administration of compact agreements between Florida and 49 other states. These reciprocal agreements allow probationers/parolees and inmates from out of state to transfer to Florida and vice versa for reasons such as employment, protection, living closer to family and prison management issues. Last fiscal year there were 7,094 Florida probationers/parolees out of state and 5,409 other state offenders in Florida. The Bureau administers three national compacts and assists the Governor's Office with the International Prisoner Transfer Treaty.
Accomplishments in 1995-96:
The Bureau of Interstate Compacts created a statewide bulletin board which provides up-to-date interstate transfer and travel information to Community Corrections field staff. Also provided 1996 statewide interstate training by satellite over Corrections Distance Learning Network.