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Region I

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Richard G. Kirkland
Region I Director

Region I Office
4601 East Highway 90
Marianna, FL 32446-3309
(904) 482-9533
SUNCOM 789-9533
FAX: (904) 482-9673


Gordon Revell
Community Corrections:
Ron Williams
Education and Job Training:
Dr. Merrill Jones
Executive Services:
Morgan Klingman
Health Care:
Dr. Daniel Cherry
Security and Institutional Management:
Joseph Thompson
Total Staff Positions6,390
Major Institutions16
Community Correctional Centers5
Women's Community Correctional Centers1
Road Prisons1
Forestry/Work Camps12
Probation and Parole Offices19
Incarcerated Offenders on 6/30/9616,960
Offenders Under Supervision on 6/30/9616,451
Inmates Admitted FY 95-962,001

Accomplishments in 1995-96:

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  • NEW PRISONS Opened Santa Rosa CI and Wakulla CI. Major expansions are planned for Washington and Gulf CI's.
  • REACCREDITATION Thirteen major institutions and five Community Correctional Centers successfully achieved American Correctional Association recertification of accreditation. Gulf CI and Quincy CI will have their accreditation audits in the near future.
  • MANAGEMENT CELLS The designation of a protective Management unit and several Close Management units greatly enhanced the ability of the region to manage the inmate population within our regional resources.
  • STERLING AWARDS The number of entries for the Sterling Award and the Quality Showcase have increased.
  • QUALITY Correctional Quality Managerial Leadership (CQML) received additional emphasis and the Corrections Distance Learning Network (CDLN) increased the availability of useful information to the staff.
  • REORGANIZATION Regional staff administrative reorganization continues to progress on schedule. This revised, pro-active management team will result in a far more effective management span as well as a diversified management operation for the region office staff.
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