TALLAHASSEE - Do you want to know the daily cost of incarcerating a youthful offender? (page 31). The results of inmate drug tests? (page 42). How many female inmates are serving time for manslaughter? (page 78).
All these questions and many more are answered in the Department of Corrections 1998-99 Annual Report. The report is the comprehensive guidebook to the Florida prison system. It is a wealth of information, data and statistics on inmates, institutions, programs, costs and numerous other items and issues that are of interest to the press and public.
DOC is also preparing to put the latest Annual Report on its website at www.dc.state.fl.us. Although the published Annual Report was thoroughly researched and checked for errors of fact and grammar, some mistakes may have survived in print. If so, they will be corrected when the online version of the report is made available. Annual Reports dating back to 1994 are available on the website under "statistics."
DOC is providing two copies of the report to each member organization of the Capital Press Corps. Additional copies may be requested by calling the public affairs office at (850) 488-0420.