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Region I

Region I

Richard G. Kirkland
Region I Director

Region I Office
4610 Highway 90 East
Marianna, FL 32446-3309
(850) 482-9533
SUNCOM 789-9533
FAX: (850) 482-9673
Region I Florida Map Picture of Richard G. Kirkland.

Division Directors

Administration: Gordon Revell
Community Corrections: Ron Williams
Education and Job Training: Dr. Merrill Jones
Executive Services: Morgan Klingmann
Health Care: Dr. Daniel Cherry
Security and Institutional Management: Joseph Thompson

Total Staff Positions7,448
Major Institutions18
Community Correctional Centers5
Women's Community Correctional Centers1
Road Prisons1
Forestry/Work Camps11
Probation and Parole Offices21
Incarcerated Offenders on 6/30/9716,874
Offenders Under Supervision on 6/30/9716,195
Inmates Admitted FY 96-972,492

Doug Jamerson giving an address behind a wood pulpit.
GRADUATION — Mr. Doug Jamerson, Secretary of the Florida Department of Labor, delivers the commencement address at Jackson CI's graduation in June 1997.

Accomplishments in FY 1996-97

IMPROVED SECURITY— Some of the special projects initiated in Region I to enhance perimeter security include microwave detection systems, walk-through metal detectors and the installation of additional razor wire and fencing.

EDUCATION EXPANSION — New education positions provided for the expansion of eight institutional education programs and a 30 percent increase in inmate training slots within the region.

STERLING PERFORMANCES — Correctional Quality Managerial Leadership (CQML) continued to be emphasized. Community Corrections accepted the Sterling Challenge and attended the Sterling Showcase in Ft. Walton Beach. The Regional Office, all major institutions and circuits have entered the first Region I Showcase.

SHOW US THE MONEY (SAVED)! — PIDS projects and Better Business Practices have been implemented in an effort to reduce costs. Pharmacy clustering, absorption by Corrections Mental Health Institution (CMHI) of the Department of Children and Families' mental and physical health programs, establishment of an eye clinic at Apalachee CI to serve three institutions, and PIDS projects implemented at major institutions improved efficiency and reduced costs.

LOCAL PARTNERSHIPS FORGED — Partnerships with local school boards, counties, and communities have provided toys for needy families, house repairs for the elderly, improved school facilities and grounds, and improved community services and facilities, resulting in savings to taxpayers and a reduction in inmate idleness.

CONTINUING ACCREDITATION — Quincy CI, Washington CI and Gulf CI successfully completed initial American Correctional Association (ACA) accreditation. Jackson CI and Community Corrections successfully completed re-certification audits, with Marianna CCC being the first community correctional center accredited under ACA Third Edition Standards.

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