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Region V

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Joseph E. Papy
Region V Director

Region V Office
4520 Oakfair Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33610
SUNCOM 542-8555
SUNCOM FAX: 542-6356


Kermit W. Kerley
Community Corrections:
Ike Brown
Education and Job Training:
Jimmy Miller
Executive Services:
Tammy Raybuck Still
Health Care:
Emil Dameff, M.D.
Security and Institutional Management:
G.W. (Bill) Bedingfield
Total Staff Positions4,221
Major Institutions8
Community Correctional Centers9
Women's Community Correctional Centers2
Road Prisons2
Work Camps6
Probation and Parole Offices50
Incarcerated Offenders on 6/30/9610,075
Offenders Under Supervision on 6/30/9638,568
Inmates Admitted FY 95-966,263

Accomplishments in 1995-96:

Wilderness Camp under construction.
Wilderness Camp under construction.
  • FRESH FRUIT A new irrigation system at Avon Park C.I. enabled their farm program to increase productivity by approximately 35 percent. This resulted in an increase of 132,000 pounds of fresh produce for inmate meals this year.
  • WILDERNESS CAMP Hendry C.I. staff and inmates, under the direction of Region V Construction Project Administrator Bob Roger, began construction of a 32-bed wilderness camp for the Department of Juvenile Justice. The camp, scheduled for completion in November 1996, includes seven buildings and a halfway house constructed using inmate labor at a significant savings to Florida taxpayers.
  • GROWING LUFFA Hendry C.I. also initiated a new Prison Industry Enhancement program that converted ten acres for the cultivation and production of Luffa, a fibrous plant used for a number of industrial and cosmetic commercial purposes. Inmates grow, harvest and process the Luffa plants for shipment to a manufacturer in Michigan, who purchases all the Luffa the facility can produce. This generates revenue for Florida that is returned to the state's general fund.
  • BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING Hardee C.I. completed installation of a security camera monitoring system that allows the institutional compound to be viewed and recorded 24 hours each day. This system was instrumental in identifying inmates involved in a minor institutional disturbance in July 1995 that resulted in assault charges being filed against several inmates.
  • GANG GURUS This region continued participating with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies in the Tampa Bay area as a member of the Multi-agency Gang Task Force (MAGTF). MAGTF goals are the identification, monitoring and suppression of gang activities, street crime and street terrorism. This is accomplished by multi-agency partnerships in gang call outs and intelligence networking.
  • GOT YOU PEGGED The Probationers' Education Growth (PEG) Program received the 1996 National Civic Award from the American Bar Association. The program is a partnership between the Pasco County District Schools, Florida Departments of Education and Corrections, the United Way and First Step. PEG provides direct literacy services, reading assistance, one-to-one tutoring, GED and other educational services to offenders and their families.
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