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

Florida Department of Corrections
Timothy H. Cannon, Interim Secretary

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For Fiscal Year 2009-10
September 30, 2010

 
Walter A. McNeil, Secretary
Florida Department of Corrections
Charlie Crist
Governor

Executive Summary

Agency Background

As the nation's third-largest prison system, the Florida Department of Corrections fulfills a primary role in enhancing the safety of more than 18 million Florida residents. Through a network of 62 major prisons and 82 road prisons, work camps and community-based facilities, the Department manages incarceration and care for more than 102,000 inmates. It also supervises more than 152,000 felony offenders through 156 probation offices statewide. The agency's 28,000 employees carry out this public safety mandate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, on an annual budget of $2.4 billion.

Purpose of the Annual Report

This report, required by the Inspector General Act of 1994, summarizes the activities and accomplishments of the Florida Department of Corrections, Office of the Inspector General, during fiscal year 2009-10.

Section 20.055, Florida Statutes, defines the duties and responsibilities of each Inspector General with respect to the state agency in which the office exists. The statute requires that the Inspector General submit to the agency head no later than September 30 an annual report of activities during the preceding fiscal year.

This report provides departmental staff and other interested parties with an overview of the Office of the Inspector General's activities related to its mission as defined by Florida Law.

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