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Rick Scott, Governor
Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Julie L. Jones

Florida Department of Corrections
Julie L. Jones, Secretary

Imperative III: Provide for the Appropriate Care and Supervision of Inmates Under the Departmentís Jurisdiction

Providing for the personal safety of inmates in our charge is a priority of the Department’s mission. In
so doing, the Department incarcerates inmates and provides adequate conditions of confinement as
required by federal and state law. This imperative addresses issues relating to inmate safety and
conditions of confinement, specifically, inmate medical and mental health care.
Issues relating to
inmate programs and reentry can be found in Imperative V.

Goal 1: Provide a safe and humane environment for inmates

Key Performance Indicators:

  1. Number of inmate homicides
  2. Number of inmate-on-inmate assaults (by severity, regardless of prosecution)
  3. Number of substantiated Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) incidents
  4. Number of grievances related to conditions of incarceration
  5. Number of active Security Threat Groups (STG)/gang members in prison

Strategic Objectives:

  1. Maintain inmate homicide rates below the national average for state prisons of 4 per 100,000 inmates based on the 2006 national average.
  2. Reduce the rate of inmate-on-inmate assaults requiring outside medical treatment by 5 % annually from the FY 2008-09 baseline rate of 1.32 per 1,000 inmates and reduce the rate of all other inmate-on-inmate assaults by 2% annually from the FY 2008-09 baseline of 18.0 per 1,000 inmates.
  3. Eliminate all substantiated Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) incidents.
  4. Reduce the number of sustained grievances relating to food services and dietary concerns, religious expression and practices, and other conditions of incarceration by 5% annually from the FY 2008-09 baselines.
  5. Annually increase the identification and validation of STG groups and their members in prison from a baseline of 732 STG/ 5,752 identified members as of January 1, 2009.

Goal 2: Ensure inmates receive system-wide quality and cost-effective medical and mental health care and treatment

Key Performance Indicators:

  1. Number and rate of inmate suicides
  2. Past due inmate medical appointments
  3. Daily per diem rate for inmate health care expenses

Strategic Objectives:

  1. Annually maintain a rate of inmate suicides at less than 12 per 100,000 inmates based on an annual national average of 17 inmate suicides per 100,000 inmates in state prisons (2006 data),
  2. Decrease the number of past due chronic illness clinic (CIC) medical appointments by 10 % annually from a 2009 baseline of 1,500 by 2014.
  3. Maintain per diem rate for inmate health care expenses at less than or equal to the 2009 per diem rate of $12.50.
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