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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Michael D. Crews, Secretary

Security and Institutional Management

Population Management

(904) 488-3624
SUNCOM 278-3624

Population Management is responsible for coordinating all physical movement of inmates throughout the state in a manner to ensure that public safety is secure. This office is also deeply involved in monitoring the population of each facility so that scheduled movements do not create an overpopulation situation. Other responsibilities include: maintaining daily population capacities at each facility; coordinating a statewide transfer system to ensure the most efficient use of equipment and to preclude an imbalance in population at any one facility; monitoring the demographics of facility populations in order to meet the needs of the institution and the department; notifying victims and updating them on changes that could affect them.

Accomplishments in 1995-96:

  • Moved thousands of inmates throughout the state without any public safety violations. Such moves enabled the department to effectively manage an ever-increasing population within available resources.
  • Completed Phase I of the automated bedspace management program. This completed phase allows institutions to quickly identify statewide vacancies by facility type.