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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Michael D. Crews, Secretary

Administration

Bureau of Design and Construction

Ned Terry
Bureau Chief
(850) 487-1330
SUNCOM 277-1330

The Bureau of Design and Construction provides the overall management for the department's design and construction programs. More specifically, this bureau manages the construction of new institutions, annexes, work camps and buildings by both outside contractors and inmate laborers; oversees the repair and renovation of existing facilities using inmate labor; programs and designs new institutions and buildings using in-house architects and engineers; assists institutions and regions regarding construction and maintenance issues; and provides design and construction services to other state agencies.

Accomplishments in 1996-97:

photo of open bay dormitories
Prison "Cells"
Contrary to public perception, most prison "cells" are actually open bay dormitories such as this one at Apalachee C.I. Dormitories are not air-conditioned.
  • Designed a new prototype institution working in conjunction with Security and Institutional Management, other Assistant Secretaries and Regional/Institutional staff. The first of the new prototype institutions is being constructed as an Annex to Columbia CI. This prototype institution is designed to meet the current and future needs of the department to have a very secure yet cost-efficient institution;
  • Continued working with outside agencies such as Department of Juvenile Justice and Department of Environmental Protection to design and construct some of their facilities using inmate labor, which helps to reduce construction costs;

  • Continued overseeing the statewide security enhancement program which includes adding microwave fence detection systems, cross fencing, upgrades to perimeter lighting and replacing older cell doors/hardwood with secure sliding doors.