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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Michael D. Crews, Secretary

Administration

Bureau of Asset Management

Jimmy McLeod
Bureau Chief
(850) 922-3945
SunCom 292-3945

The Bureau of Asset Management develops and maintains the department's inventory of land; coordinates environmental permitting for new institutions and renews existing environmental permits; selects sites for new institutions, coordinates overall design and operations of the department's wastewater, water treatment facilities and preventative maintenance programs; oversees land management and aquisitions; leasing policies; surplus property and Central Office inventory.

Accomplishments in 1996-1997:

  • Designed two Prison Industry Enhancement (PIE) programs with PRIDE at Polk CI to manufacture custom wooden boxes and dog kennels for sale in the retail market;

  • The department is working with the South Florida Water Management District, the Army Corps of Engineers and Florida Gulf Coast University on the eradication of melaleuca, Australian pine, and other exotic trees in South Florida using inmate labor;

  • Coordinated a department-wide effort to reduce rental rates for privately leased office space, for a total savings of $421,158;

  • Designed a system to reuse treated effluent water to reduce the raw water consumption and treatment by 50%, and to help with the effluent disposal problem. This system will be piloted at Charlotte CI, Martin CI, Jefferson CI, other existing institutions and integrated into the design of all new facilities;

  • Designed a pre-treatment process for raw sewage at Madison CI to avoid paying penalties for strong sewage and designed a fine screening system for inmates to construct to be used in the pre-treatment of DC wastewater at several institutions;

  • Received $3,000,000 in grant funds from the Department of Management Services for energy conservation projects in institutions;

  • Assisted in executing a resolution between the federal government and the department for the acquisition of the Orlando Naval Training Academy;

  • Closed on several parcels of land to be used in the future expansion of correctional facilities.