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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Michael D. Crews, Secretary


Statement
March 21, 2007
For More Information
Contact: Public Affairs Office
(850) 488-0420

Key Personnel Changes at the Florida Department of Corrections

Tallahassee – As a result of the Secretary’s review of the alleged incident of inmate abuse at Hendry Correctional Institution, the following actions in regard to senior leadership are directed:

  • Assistant Warden Vickie E. Langford from Hendry CI, has been promoted to Warden of Hendry CI;
  • Colonel James Blackwood, from Okeechobee CI, has been promoted to Assistant Warden at Hendry CI;
  • Colonel John Palmer, from Santa Rosa CI, has been promoted to Assistant Warden at Hendry CI;

Also:

  • Warden Carol Starling of Hendry CI has been relieved of command, pending reassignment;
  • Assistant Warden Jim Tridico of Hendry CI has been relieved of command, pending reassignment;
  • Colonel William Avant from Hendry CI has been terminated.

For further information, please contact the Office of Public Affairs at 850/488-0420.