Robert M. Porter
The Bureau of Interstate Compact is responsible for the statewide administration of three compact agreements between Florida and 49 other states, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia. These reciprocal agreements allow probationers/parolees from Florida to transfer out of state and vice versa for reasons such as employment, protection, living closer to family and prison management issues. Last fiscal year there were 6,414 Florida probationers and parolees out of state and 5,195 other state offenders in Florida. One hundred sixty-two (162) Florida inmates were housed out-of-state and 152 other state inmates were housed in Florida via compact agreements as of June 30, 1997. The bureau also administers three national compacts and assists the Governor's Office with the International Prisoner Transfer Treaty.