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Rick Scott, Governor
Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Timothy H. Cannon, Interim Secretary

Mission and Goals


The Department of Corrections protects the public by operating a safe, secure, humane and efficient corrections system.


  • Protect the public, staff and inmates

  • Develop staff committed to professionalism and fiscal responsibility

  • Ensure victims and stakeholders are treated with dignity, sensitivity and respect in making and executing administrative and operational decisions

  • Prepare offenders for reentry and release into society