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Timothy H. Cannon, Interim Secretary

Press Releases and Announcements for 2010

12/29/10 The capture of a 35-year-old prison escapee this week a testimony to persistence
12/22/10 Operation "Season's Greetings" Nets 6 Arrests and Meth Lab in Taylor County
12/18/10 Inmate Escape Alert - James Russell
12/17/10 Baker Correctional Institution Inmates Make Toys for Tots in Baker County Pre–K Program
12/17/10 Canine Tracking Unit from Reception and Medical Center Captures Suspected Burglar
12/14/10 Inmates At Hillsborough Correctional Institution Give Back To The Community During Holidays
12/08/10 ‘Gator’ Uses Scent on Car Battery to Capture Suspected Thief
12/03/10 Department of Corrections Staff Raises Almost Half a Million Dollars for Florida State Employees' Charitable Campaign
11/30/10 Two State Correctional Officers Criminally Charged
11/29/10 Reporters Invited to 5000 Role Models of Excellence Program at DADE C.I. on 12/02/2010
11/29/10 Former Secretary Singletary Memorialized through Fundraiser and Building Dedication
11/12/10 Media Advisory: Two Department of Corrections Events Scheduled for November 17, 2010
11/12/10 Press Release: Florida's Prison System Achieves American Psychological Association-Accredited Ph.D. Internship Program
11/12/10 Law Enforcement Targets Gang Offenders During Sweep, Nets 2 Arrests
11/12/10 Reporters Invited to Inmate GED Graduation Ceremony at Broward Correctional Institution on November 17, 2010
11/10/10 Law Enforcement Sweep Nets 17 Arrests
11/10/10 Reporters invited to Inmate GED Graduation Ceremony at Martin Correctional Institution on November 19, 2010
11/10/10 Reporters invited to Graduation of Inmate-Trained Dogs in Wakulla Correctional Institution's H.A.R.T Graduation
11/09/10 Inmate-trained dogs preparing for their meet-and-greet at Gainesville Pet Store
11/08/10 Reporters Invited to 5000 Role Models of Excellence Program at DADE C.I. on 11/18/2010
11/03/10 Re-Entry Efforts at Martin Correctional Institution Improve Public Safety & Save Money
11/03/10 Inmates at Quincy Prison Annex earn GEDs
11/02/10 Department of Corrections staff Take Action during Domestic Violence Awareness Month
11/02/10 Broward County Halloween Week Law Enforcement Sweep; Nets 8 Arrests
11/01/10 Media Day Planned for SFRC Prison Pups Program
11/01/10 Martin Correctional Institution Officers Address Common Misconceptions of Prison Life
11/01/10 Halloween Sweeps Ensure Public Safety
11/01/10 1,300 Sex Offenders Targeted during Operation H.E.A.T.
10/27/10 Department of Corrections probation officers increase sex offender supervision on Halloween
10/26/10 Law Enforcement Targets Offenders During Sweep: Nets Five Arrests
10/22/10 Law Enforcement Targets Tampa Burglary Offenders during sweep and nets 1 arrest
10/21/10 DOC probation officers, deputies and police conduct night raid, 16 arrested
10/15/10 Department of Corrections Releases Legislative Budget Request
10/15/10 Department of Corrections Awarded $740,000 Federal Grant to Train Inmates in Solar Panel Technology
10/13/10 Department of Corrections staff Making a Difference During Domestic Violence Awareness Month
10/05/10 National Cyber Security Month
10/01/10 Four Arrested Following Search of Probationer’s Home
10/01/10 Department of Corrections (DC) Accomplishments for September 2010
09/28/10 Number of State Inmates Earning GED's Doubles in Three Years
09/20/10 Department of Corrections and Palm Beach County Receive Grant to Reduce Crime
09/13/10 Daytona Beach Correctional Officer Arrested in Joint Undercover Operation
09/13/10 Governor Crist Honors Gulf CI's K9 Tracking Team High Among Law Enforcement Efforts In Finding Missing Children
09/09/10 Gulf CI's Canine Tracking Team to Receive "Team of the Year" Award from Governor Crist
09/08/10 Sex Offender with Explosives, Detonators Discovered by Alert Panama City Probation Officers
09/03/10 Canine Tracking Units from Suwannee and Hamilton Correctional Institutions Capture Fleeing Suspect
09/03/10 Florida Inmates Get the Boot - For Less
09/02/10 Canine Tracking Team from Century C.I. Captures Fleeing Suspect
09/01/10 Department of Corrections (DC) Accomplishments for August 2010
08/25/10 Ft. Lauderdale Probation Officers and Coral Springs Police arrest violent offender with guns, drugs during sweep
08/24/10 Corrections Secretary McNeil to present "Re-Entry Blue Ribbon" award to Ft. Myers Police Department Chief tomorrow
08/19/10 Dogs trained to track fleeing suspects also used to save lives in the community
08/19/10 Several Florida Prison Facilities Receive Re-Accreditation
08/06/10 Florida Correctional Officer Jose Jimenez Honored for Bravery
08/04/10 Reporters are invited to Graduation of First-in-the-Nation Heartworm/Obedience Class for Shelter Dogs at Wakulla Prison
07/30/10 Accomplishments for July 2010
07/29/10 Nine-County Law Enforcement Strike Team Targets Gang and Violent Offenders: Nets 92 Criminal Charges, 65 Arrests and the Seizure of 8 Weapons
07/27/10 Florida Department of Corrections Doubles Prison Drug Patrols
07/23/10 Reporters invited to Prison Drug Dog Demonstration with Corrections Sect. McNeil
07/23/10 Re-Entry Efforts in Florida Prisons Aimed at Improving Public Safety, Saving Taxpayer Money
07/19/10 Hillsborough Correctional Institution Graduation Program
07/15/10 Reporters invited to First Graduation of Dog Training Program at Tomoka Correctional Institution Work Camp in Volusia County on July 23
07/02/10 Department of Corrections Accomplishments for June 2010
06/28/10 Prison Dog Training Program Celebrating Third Anniversary and Graduation Ceremony for Latest Canine Class
06/21/10 Dedicated Alabama couple Named Florida Department of Correction’s Statewide Volunteer of the Year 2009
06/18/10 Reporters invited to Third Anniversary of Inmate/Dog Program at Taylor Work Camp in Perry on June 30 at 10 am
06/10/10 Recidivism Study Shows Steady Decrease
05/27/10 Two Lancaster CI Correctional Officers Placed on Administrative Leave
05/26/10 Statement from Secretary McNeil regarding Lancaster C.I. Incident
05/10/10 Reporters Invited to Attend Re-Entry Conference at Okaloosa CI Training Building on Thursday, May 13, 2010
05/07/10 Corrections Legislative Package Passes Legislature
04/21/10 Alert Okeechobee CI Officers Uncover Hidden Stash of Cell Phones
04/20/10 Fugitive Units Recapture Florida Inmate Who Escaped 34 years Ago
04/19/10 “You Brought WHAT to the Probation Office?!" 06-2 New Port Richey Search Results
04/19/10 Bad April Fools Day for this Naples Probationer: Probation Officers Remove Half a Kilo of Cocaine from the Streets
04/06/10 Department of Corrections employees win Nine Prudential-Davis Productivity Awards
04/02/10 Thank you from Judge Jack Schramm Cox
03/25/10 Fugitive Florida Inmate Recaptured in North Carolina after 27 Years on the Lam
03/24/10 Marion Correctional Institution Special Education Instructor is Department’s Teacher of the Year
03/11/10 Statement from Secretary McNeil regarding the Legislative Session
03/10/10 Nine-County Law Enforcement Sweep Targets Gang and Violent Offenders: Nets 72 Arrests, 84 Weapons
02/19/10 DeFuniak Springs 014 Re-Entry Resource Fair
02/12/10 Media Updates Scheduled for Martin Grossman Execution
02/11/10 Drug Sting Operation at Glades and South Bay prisons nets 15 Employee Arrests
02/03/10 Alert Probation Officers identify suspects in bank robberies and home invasion, resulting in arrests and recovery of stolen money
01/29/10 Governor Crist Announces 2010-11 Budget Recommendations for Department of Corrections
01/28/10 Re-Entry Transition Fair at West Palm Salvation Army
01/25/10 Corrections Exhibit at Historic Capitol features weapons made by inmates, Cool Hand Luke’s author and more
01/19/10 Department of Corrections Accomplishments in 2009
01/15/10 Statement from Secretary McNeil regarding the sentencing of Inmate Enoch Hall
01/14/10 Wakulla County Resource Fair
01/13/10 2009 Sweeps by state probation officers and local law enforcement yield some surprising finds, numerous arrests
01/11/10 “12 Days of Fugitives” Escapee Oscar Richardson Returns to Jail