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Florida Department of Corrections
Michael D. Crews, Secretary

Community Corrections

Bureau of Interstate Compact

Robert M. Porter
Bureau Chief
(850) 488-2706
SUNCOM 278-2706

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.

Accomplishments in 1996-97:

  • Implemented new, enhanced software programs for all three compacts (Probation and Parole, Detainer and Corrections) written by the Office of Information Technology. The ability to capture additional data along with the capability to produce ad hoc reports results in improved bureau management;

  • Created a tracking system, in-house, which allows accurate monitoring of sex offenders/high profile cases throughout the Interstate review process.