| Media Advisory
March 28, 2013
| For More Information
Florida Department of Corrections employees won seven 2013 Prudential-Davis Productivity Awards for innovations including a boot repair program, production of inmate clothing, bedding and linens to reduce costs, Corrections Master Trainings Certification, reduced medical expenses at the institutional level, reduction of inmate recidivism through the beekeeper program(s), long range program achievements and overall cost savings to the Department and various institutions.
"We are so proud of our staff who saw an opportunity to save dollars and reduce costs," said Florida Department of Corrections Secretary Michael Crews. "Congratulations to our winners! We truly value their innovative thinking. It benefits the Department and all tax payers."
The Prudential-Davis Productivity awards are given annually to recognize and reward state employees whose work increases productivity, promotes innovation and saves money for Florida taxpayers and businesses.
Developed and Implemented Inmate Boot Repair Program
Baker Correctional Institution
Carmen Caserta, Stefanie Nettles, Cleveland Morris, Karen Cooper,
Production of Inmate Clothing, Bedding and Linen to Reduce Costs
Union Correctional Institution
Robert (Chris) Hendry
Communications Master Training Certification
Reduced Medical Expenses at the Institutional Level
South Florida Reception Center
Cost Savings Task Force Team
Cost Savings-at Department and Institutional Level
Don Hicks (and others at the Department of Agriculture)
Reduction of Inmate Recidivism through Development of Beekeeper Training Program at State Correctional Programs
Reception and Medical Center (RMC)
Long Range Program Achievements
(Retired) Florida State Prison
As Florida's largest state agency, the Department of Corrections employs more than 25,000 members statewide, oversees more than 100,000 inmates and supervises nearly 120,000 offenders in the community.