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Florida Department of Corrections
Michael D. Crews, Secretary


Media Advisory
October 3, 2008
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Contact: Public Affairs Office
(850) 488-0420

New Technology Assists in Tracking Sex Offenders

Miami Gardens

The Florida Department of Corrections will be hosting a press conference at Probation Nation in Miami Gardens on October 8, 2008 at 10:00 am. Secretary Walter McNeil will be available for questions and answers at the unveiling of the department’s new Mobile Data Access System (MDAS).

MDAS provides real-time updates on sex offender probationers to officers both in the office and the field via laptop. The program, created by DC staff in-house, also gives probation officers instant access to law enforcement data and contacts, and GPS location data for sex offenders who are on active GPS monitoring.

Media are invited to take advantage of audio and visual opportunities, observe a MDAS demonstration and listen to probation officers speak about the new technology.

Directions: From I-95, head east on SR-826/SR-91. Turn left at NE 35th Avenue. Turn right at NE 167TH Street

Probation Nation Address:
3601 NW 167TH Street
Miami Gardens, Fl 33056-4120

Tallahassee

The Florida Department of Corrections will host a media availability at the DC Central Office in Tallahassee on October 8, 2008 from 10:00 am to Noon. Media are invited to stop in anytime between 10:00 am and Noon to see a demonstration and speak with probation officers about the new technology.

MDAS provides real-time updates on sex offender probationers to officers both in the office and the field via laptop. The program, created by DC staff in-house, also gives probation officers instant access to law enforcement data and contacts, and GPS location data for sex offenders who are on active GPS monitoring.

Please ask for Jo Ellyn Rackleff or Paula Bryant upon arrival.

Central Office Address:
2601 Blair Stone Road
Tallahassee, FL 32399