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Rick Scott, Governor
Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Timothy H. Cannon, Interim Secretary

Security and Institutional Management

The Bureau of Inmate Classification and Management

Fred Roesel
Bureau Chief
(850) 488-9859
SunCom 278-9859

The Bureau of Inmate Classification and Management is responsible for the reception process of inmates into the department; development of the inmate management plan; appropriate facility assignment of the inmate, custody assessment and assignment; disciplinary processes; monthly gain time awards; work and program assignments; transition planning; coordination with the Immigration and Naturalization Services and the release clearance process. The development of rules, policies, procedures and automation to facilitate this bureau's responsibilities and the development of quality assurance methods to insure accuracy are additional areas of responsibility. There are three units within this bureau to accomplish these tasks: Policy and Systems Development; Classification Management and Release Management.

Accomplishments in FY 1996-97:

  • Implemented an Internet photo system in partnership with the Office of Information Technology and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to provide information on released offenders.

  • Developed and implemented the Automated Bed Inventory System (ABIS) in cooperation with other bureaus, to monitor bed utilization and to assist in tracking and managing the inmate population as events occur.

  • Began pilot project under the Enhanced Institutional Hearing Program (EIHP), using televideo hearings in one location to conduct deportation hearings for alien inmates. This resulted in reduced costs and travel for the DC and the Immigration and Naturalization Service.

  • Implemented the Classification Systems Enhancement program (CSEP), which is a systematic approach to analysis and decision making for continuous improvement of the classification system's processes using the six elements of the program: focus studies, mini-studies, communication, enhancement site review, information sharing and results management.

  • Completed the first pilot test of the Risk and Needs Assessment process to identify an inmate's individual needs, problem areas and potential risk while providing guidelines for prioritizing for program placement and institutional placement.

  • Designated and implemented a tracking system of high profile inmates upon release.

  • Bureau staff won or shared in three separate Davis Productivity Awards for the design and implementation of the Computer Assisted Reception Process (CARP); substantial revisions to inmate discipline; and a new data collection system for educational data.