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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Michael D. Crews, Secretary

Secretary and Deputy

Secretary Moore

Secretary

Michael W. Moore, a 32-year correctional professional, was named by Governor Jeb Bush as the new Secretary for the Department of Corrections on January 5, 1999. Secretary Moore had been director of the South Carolina Department of Corrections since 1995.

Prior to leading the South Carolina prison system, Secretary Moore worked for more than two decades in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice where he rose from a correctional officer in 1967 to regional director in 1985. During his Texas tenure, Mr. Moore also served as a personnel and training lieutenant, industrial supervisor, lieutenant, captain, and major of correctional officers, as well as warden of a maximum-security prison. He served as regional director for ten years before he joined the South Carolina system. Secretary Moore earned a Bachelor's Degree in Criminology and Corrections from Sam Houston State University in 1976.

As Secretary for the Florida Department of Corrections, Mr. Moore leads an agency made up of almost 27,000 staff, more than 68,000 inmates, 150,000 offenders on community supervision and a budget of over $1.7 billion.

Deputy Secretary Wolfe

Deputy Secretary

Michael D. Wolfe, Deputy Secretary for the Florida Department of Corrections, began his duties in January 1999 to assist Secretary Michael W. Moore with his transition. On May 3, 1999, he was appointed as Deputy Secretary.

Prior to joining the Florida Department of Corrections, Deputy Secretary Wolfe was Chief of Staff for the South Carolina Department of Corrections. Mr. Wolfe started his career as a Texas Probation Officer in 1978, with the 88th Judicial District, and served with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice as a parole caseworker. He rose through the ranks holding the positions of District Parole Officer, Unit Supervisor, Parole Supervisor, Region Supervisor and finally Deputy Director of Operations.

Mr. Wolfe earned a Bachelors Degree in Criminology and Corrections in May 1978 from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas.