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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Timothy H. Cannon, Interim Secretary

Five Regions

Region V

Region V Office
4520 Oak Fair Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33610

(813) 744-8555
SC 512-1424
Fax: (813) 744-6356

Additional Contact Information

Joseph Papy
Joseph E. Papy
Region V Director
Division Directors:
Administration:
Kermit W. Kerley
Community Corrections:
Erio Alvarez, Jr.
Education and Job Training:
Jimmy Miller
Executive Services:
Tammy Raybuck
Health Care:
Dr. Emil Dameff
Security and Institutional Management:
G.W. (Bill) Bedingfield

Accomplishments in FY 1997-98

Locking Systems and Cell Doors
The upgrading of cell doors and locks continues to be a high priority in Region V. The following Institutions participated in Phase I of the project: Charlotte, Hendry, Zephryhills, and Polk. Hardee CI is participating in Phase II.
Photo of mock confrontation
  Explosive Confrontation: The Region V Confrontation Management Team training held at DeSoto CI in 1998 featured baton squads and chemical agent squads deploying smoke during a mock confrontation with "inmates."  
Design and Build
The Region, through the use of inmate labor, is constructing a major facility for the Department of Juvenile Justice on the grounds of Avon Park Correctional Institution. Additionally, the Region, with the use of inmate labor, will be refurbishing and building the Harold Sebring State Office Building in Saint Petersburg. This is a design and build project for the Department of Management Services.
Community Oriented Policing Partnerships
Probation and Parole Services is creating new and enhanced partnerships with local law enforcement agencies. These include, but are not limited to: Firehouse COPS and Probation Officers working hand-in-hand in the city of Tampa; FAST (Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team), a cooperative initiative with the U.S. Marshal Service, Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), DC and local Tampa Bay area law enforcement agencies to arrest violent felony fugitives; and a Gang Task Force made up of FDLE, the DC and local Tampa Bay area law enforcement agency teams to identify and suppress gang activity.
Dollars for Victims
The Court Ordered Payments section of Region V processed more than $19.2 million dollars in payments for last fiscal year. All payments were collected by field probation and parole officers.
Work Squads
Region V Institutions, Community Correctional Centers, and Probation/Parole Services continued to provide state, county and city departments with gratis supervised inmate labor for work programs. Inmates are working in parks, recreation areas, roadways, cemeteries and other areas.

Total Staff on June 30,1998 4,199
Major Institutions9
Community Correctional Centers6
Road Prisons2
Work Camps8
Probation and Restitution Centers4
Probation and Parole Offices55
Incarcerated Offenders on June 30, 19989,052
Offenders under Supervision on June 30, 199842,342
Inmates Admitted FY 1997-986,102

Region V Detailed Map

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