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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Julie L. Jones

Florida Department of Corrections
Julie L. Jones, Secretary

Security & Institutional Management
Bureau of Sentence Structure

Ron Kronenberger
Bureau Chief
(850) 413-9337
SunCom 293-9337

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   The Bureau of Sentence Structure is responsible for the audit and legal sufficiency of commitment documents; the accuracy of the automated release date calculations; fugitive identification coordination; implementation of case law decisions affecting the release of inmates; affidavits and testimony for court proceedings; grievances on sentence data and release date issues; and coordination with and assistance to judicial and criminal justice officials on sentencing issues.

Accomplishments in 1997-98

  • Release of all inmates on their specific release date regardless of whether this date falls on a weekend or holiday. Prior to this fiscal year all inmates were released on the last working day proceeding the weekend or holiday.

  • The department has complied with the following case law decisions: Orosz v. Singletary - This Florida Supreme Court decision required the department to audit 3,000 inmate cases so gain-time forfeitures could be assessed by individual components and not on the cumulative sentence structure. These audits were completed.

    Lynce v. Mathis - The United States Supreme Court held that the 1992 statute canceling provisional release credits violates the ex post facto clause and determined that it disadvantaged Lynce by increasing his punishment. As a result of the ruling 2,700 inmates had their sentence reduced and 500 inmates were release immediately.

  • Completed modifications to the inmate data base calculator to automate the recalculation of the length of conditional release supervision. This is to assist the Parole Commission in complying with the Florida Supreme Court decision in Cooper v. Florida Parole Commission. This is an ongoing project that initially involved approximately 12,000 inmates.
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