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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Michael D. Crews, Secretary

Security & Institutional Management
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Drug Testing Unit
Rosby Jones, Drug Testing Administrator
410-4571, SunCom 210-4571
Inmate Labor Unit
Ken Snover, Correctional Programs Administrator
(850) 410-4572, SC 210-4572
Security Auditing Unit
J. Clarke Joyner, Correctional Programs Administrator
(850) 410-4579, SunCom 210-4579
Security Threat Group Intelligence Unit (STGIU)
Cory Godwin, Correctional Programs Administrator
(850) 410-4581, SunCom 210-4581
Specialized Training & Service Unit
Carol J. Butler, Training Programs Administrator
850) 410-4585, SunCom 210-4585
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Drug Testing Unit

The DC's Drug Testing Unit began randomly selecting and testing 10 percent of the Florida prison population every month for substance abuse in FY 1993-94, in accordance with F.S. 944.473. The following table presents the results of the random drug testing since the program began. The results indicate that the percentage of positive tests has declined every year, from 5.99% in FY 1993-94 to 1.6% in FY 1997-98. Of all positive results in FY 1997-98, the most common drug detected is cannabis (92%). The department also tests inmates based on reasonable suspicion that they have ingested drugs. Comprehensive substance abuse treatment programs are provided at most correctional facilities. (See additional information).

Random Drug Test Results Through FY 1997-98
Year Valid Tests Negative Tests Positive Tests Positive Rate Positive Test Results
Alcohol Cannabis Cocaine Opiates Other Total*
FY 1993-94** 11,108 10,443 665 5.99% 28 633 45 1 - 707
FY 1994-95 50,973 48,901 2,072 4.06% 134 1,943 158 - - 2,235
FY 1995-96 72,238 70,038 2,200 3.05% 95 2,031 173 66 6 2,371
FY 1996-97 77,417 75,814 1,603 2.07% 72 1,450 203 131 53 1,909
FY 1997-98 73,595 72,423 1,172 1.59% 48 1,083 144 100 - 1,375
*Includes multiple positives (inmate tests positive for more than one drug when tested)
**Random drug tests were conducted during only three months in FY 1993-94.

Inmate Labor Unit

The Inmate Labor Unit is responsible for managing the Community Work Squad Program, contract management with the Departments of Transportation, and Agriculture and Consumer Services, management of inmate work, assignment quotas for work and programs, monitoring inmate utilization and issues of inmate idleness, rule and policy development, and legislative bill analysis.

Security Auditing Unit

The Security Auditing Unit is responsible for conducting security audits at all correctional institutions on an annual basis. This section promulgates rules and procedures relative to security operations as well as coordinating the review and evaluation of innovative security concepts by coordinating the Security Review Committee meetings. This section is responsible for statewide key and lock training, and issues all security advisories. This section also assists in evaluating the appropriations of enhancement funds, monitors staff utilization, and civil rights issues.
  • Continued the statewide implementation of security enhancements to include upgraded perimeter barriers, electronic detection systems, additional single cell housing units, upgrade of locking systems, and improved utilization of perimeter response staff.
  • Implemented Policy and Procedure Directive regarding auxiliary officers, use of holding cells, distraction devices, escape procedures, and escape simulation drills.
  • Development and implementation of security initiatives to include electronic contraband scanning devices, narcotic canine units, electronic control belts for high security escorts, statewide implementation of high band 800 megahertz radio system, and the automated inmate telephone monitoring system.

Security Threat Group Intelligence Unit (STGIU)

The Security Threat Group Intelligence Unit (STGIU) coordinates the identification of STG members within Florida prisons or under community supervision. The STGIU mission is to maintain safe and secure operations for staff, visitors and inmates/offenders by identifying, certifying and monitoring STG activity by coordinating all intelligence with fellow criminal justice agencies and through community awareness and training.
Gang Tattoos - One way to identify gang members when they enter prison is to catalogue their tattoos. These represent gangs called the Aryan Brotherhood (top) and Gangster Disciples (bottom).
  • Presented 15 gang/STG awareness and prevention presentations to community groups and organizations and 35 gang/STG professional training presentations to criminal justice agencies, groups or associations and developed and presented an 8 hour Corrections Distance Learning Telecast on STG identification and management, viewed by over 1,000 participants, involving 16 states.
  • Made 169 notifications to law enforcement and community corrections staff of STG affiliated inmates released and identified and monitored over 320 STGs with over 1600 members.
  • Developed mutual aide and support agreements with 26 sheriff's offices and 67 city and municipal police offices in Florida to share gang/STG intelligence.
  • STGIU was accepted as a member of the Florida Intelligence Unit, a 35-year-old organization that previously limited participation to sworn law enforcement.
  • Hosted the 4th Annual National Major Gang Task Force Conference with over 550 participants from 46 states.

Specialized Training & Service Unit

The Specialized Training & Services Unit is responsible for developing and maintaining unique training programs adapted to meet the needs and requirements of the diverse areas of institutional management involving complex sentence structure, release date computations, interpretation of statutes, rules and case law, preparation of affidavit and grievance responses and security, confidentiality and interpretation of the Offender Based Information System. A training program has also been developed and is offered to outside law enforcement, judicial and criminal justice agencies, providing general access to public information on offenders. As a service to state law enforcement agencies, a specialized research report is prepared by this office to assist in criminal investigations, based on criminal history information and physical attributes provided by the local agencies.