For Immediate Release
December 24, 2001
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Contact: Public Affairs Office
Do you know that it costs $49.75 a day to keep an inmate in prison in Florida? Have you ever wondered how many offenders are in prison on drug charges? Want to know how many women are serving time? These questions and more are answered in the 2000-2001 Annual Report now available on the Department of Corrections web site at www.dc.state.fl.us
The report is the comprehensive guide to the Florida prison system. It contains information, data and statistics on inmates, institutions, programs, costs and issues. "Under the leadership of Governor Jeb Bush, Florida is tougher on crime than at any time in our history," said Secretary Michael W. Moore. "The report clearly shows that inmates are serving a much greater percentage of their sentence," he said.
"As a cost saving to taxpayers we are distributing our annual report via the Internet," said Moore. "It is convenient and far less expensive than publishing a bound document. Individuals and organizations can print pages that are relevant to them," he added.
Also posted on the web are video clips of the department's victim services staff talking about the assistance offered to victims of crime of this year.
"We also included short film clips of correctional officers and probation officers to give the public a better sense of the job they do," said Secretary Moore. "We believe our officers walk the toughest beat in the state."
The recently released Fiscal Year 2000-01 Annual Report for the Florida Department of Corrections contains some surprising statistics. Among those you might not expect:
Annual Reports dating to 1995 are available on the web site under "statistics and publications." DOC will provide a hard copy of pages if an individual or organization has no access to the Internet. Copies may be requested by calling the public affairs office at (850) 488-0420.