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Timothy H. Cannon, Interim Secretary


For Immediate Release
August 23, 2000
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Dugger Appointed
Director of Institutions

TALLAHASSEE - Secretary Michael Moore today announced the appointment of Richard L. Dugger as director of institutions for the Department of Corrections.

Dugger, a former warden of Florida State Prison and secretary of corrections, will lead the office of institutions, which oversees the management of the state's 54 prisons.

"Richard Dugger is eminently qualified to lead the office of institutions," Secretary Moore said. "He will strengthen an already able and motivated team of experts in the field of prison management."

Dugger served as warden of Florida State Prison from 1982 to 1987, when he was appointed secretary of corrections by Governor Bob Martinez.

Secretary Moore appointed Dugger as deputy director of institutions for classification in 1999.

Dugger takes over the director's job from Stan Czerniak, who requested reassignment as deputy director of institutions for classification/sentence structure. Czerniak and Jerry Vaughan, deputy director of institutions for operations, will report directly to Dugger.

"I am pleased that Stan Czerniak will continue his service to the department as deputy director," Secretary Moore said. "We have a superb team of professionals to lead the state's prisons into the 21st century."