|The Office of Legislative Planning, Information and Communications, under Director Kerry Flack, is responsible for supervision of Legislative Services, Information Services, Correspondence Control, and Video Productions.|
The Bureau of Legislative Services acts as a clearinghouse for state and federal legislative issues. The office responds to requests for information about the department from federal and state legislators and legislative committees. Prior to the legislative session, a legislative package is prepared in this office and submitted to the Governor and the legislature for consideration. Office staff also coordinates the analyses of all bills filed that affect the operations of the department. During session, staff monitors legislative actions and educates members on the issues that are of importance to the department and its employees. Once new laws are enacted, staff tracks implementation and prepares periodic reports to the Governor and legislature.
Bureau of Information Services
Eugene Morris, Bureau Chief
(850) 488-0420, SunCom 278-0420
The Bureau of Information Services is responsible for public education relating to the department's operations and mission goals, and responds to requests for information from state and national media and the general public. Office members provide media training for staff, in conjunction with the issuance of news releases, fact sheets, internal newsletters, and information manuals.
This bureau staff also responds to inquiries regarding executions, coordinates media witnesses, and escorts media through the execution process.
These are some of the weapons confiscated form Florida inmates. See these, an electric chair, and more at the DC's Museum in Tallahassee at 2601 Blair Stone Road.|
Information Services produces a monthly newsletter,|
the Correctional Compass.
See it online at
Video Production Unit
Lee Berger, Unit Director
(850) 488-0420, SunCom 278-0429
The Video Production Unit provides video production services to inform the public, staff and inmates, and to assist in training staff and inmates. Services provided include content development, script writing, video production, videotape editing, video graphics/animation, videotape duplication, and satellite teleconferencing. Facilities include a studio, editing, video graphics/animation, videotape duplication, and satellite teleconferencing. Facilities include a studio, editing/control rom, and audio recording booth. Staff consists of a unit director and a staff producer-director.
Correspondence Control researches and responds to letters, telephone calls, and electronic mail messages regarding offenders, inmates, and management of the department on behalf of the Governor, the Secretary, the Inspector General, the Assistant Secretaries, and Adult Services. They also assist Legal Services with public record requests.