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Florida Department of Corrections
Julie L. Jones, Secretary


Bureau of Sentence Structure
and Transportation

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

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The Bureau of Sentence Structure and Transportation is responsible for overseeing over 100,000 inmate movements throughout the department's facilities. This bureau is also responsible for overseeing and auditing all the complex processes involved in the sentencing documents received from the courts which control offenders prison commitment.

Units of Sentence Structure
and Transportation

Hugh "Buddy" Ferguson
Senior Management Analyst II
(850) 488-3817
SunCom 278-3817

Sentence Structure Unit 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 releases of inmates; affidavits and testimony for court proceedings; grievances on sentence structure data and release date issues; and coordination with and assistance to judicial and criminal justice officials on sentencing issues.

Staff preparing for evacuation of correctional facilities threatened by Hurricane Floyd. The Emergency Operations Center and the Transportation/Population Management Office prepares for evacuation of correctional facilities threatened by Hurricane Floyd.
Mary Ellen Dayan
Correctional Programs Administrator
(850) 414-7151
SunCom 994-7151

The Transportation/Population Management Unit coordinates all physical movement of inmates to ensure public safety and the most efficient use of equipment and staff; monitors facility population levels and demographics to meet the needs of the various institutions and the department. Coordinates and approves all Federal Court transfers and specialized inmate moves.

Accomplishments in FY 1998-99

  • Review of all supervised populations affected by all major court decisions rendered prior to May 1, 1999 was completed.
  • The bureau designed, tested and implemented new and revised release date calculator logic as a result of the Gomez v. Singletary court decision.
  • Designed and implemented a Bed Mission for inmates participating in the National Child Nutrition Program which allows the institutions the flexibility necessary to move the program within their institutions and maintain an accurate system of reporting to the Federal Government.
  • Designed and implemented a Bed Mission for stratifying the beds in the Substance Abuse Tier IV programs at facilities to ensure the inmates are housed properly and the program is maintained as a therapeutic community.
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