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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Michael D. Crews, Secretary

Security & Institutional Management
Bureau of Population Management

Doyle Kemp
Bureau Chief
(850) 488-3624
SunCom 278-3624

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   The Bureau of Population Management/Transfer Section coordinates all physical movement of inmates to ensure public safety and the most efficient use of equipment and staff; monitors the facility populations and capacities to prevent overpopulation; and monitors facility demographics to meet the needs of the institution and the department. The Bureau of Population Management/Victim Services Section notifies and responds to inquiries from victims of crime, the sheriff, state attorney, and chief judge in the jurisdiction where the inmate was sentenced of an inmate's pending release. This section also maintains the inmate court ordered payment data base (COPS) to ensure that inmates, who work at paid employment, pay restitution and other court ordered obligations. Victim Services section contact is Mark A. Lazarus, Correctional Services Administrator, (850) 488-9166, SC 278-9166. Transfer Section contact is Mary Ellen Dayan, Correctional Program Administrator, (850) 414-7151, SC 994-7151.

Accomplishments in 1997-98

  • Completed Phase II of the Automated Bed inventory System which included statewide implementation. We have since developed and implemented several reports through the system, two of which will save the department more than $100,000 annually. Both have been nominated for Davis Productivity Awards.

  • Completed medical consolidation statewide which was a major project of the department this year.

  • Completed automation of the department's capacity changes. Each time a capacity is changed, a notation is now made in the corrections data base (CDC) which will save hours of staff time in responding to requests from the Governor's Office, OPPAGA, etc.

  • This office continues to work closely with the regional directors and institutional superintendents concerning policy issues that affect them within the regions and throughout the state. We also work closely with them during all emergency situations requiring any type of evacuation or mass movement of inmates, coordinating transportation, and bedspace through the regional office staff.