May 28, 2015
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Corrections Communications Office
TALLAHASSEE – The Lafayette County School Board recently thanked Mayo Correctional Institution Warden Scott M. Crews for the institution’s ongoing partnership and assistance provided by inmate work squads.
In a letter to Warden Crews, Joey Pearson, Director of Support Services for Lafayette District Schools said, “On behalf of the Lafayette District Schools I would like to thank Mayo Correctional Institution for all the help we receive from work squads. We value our partnership and appreciate that you have made it a priority to serve our schools.”
Secretary Julie Jones said, “The Department is proud to work with community partners such as the Lafayette County School Board to create positive change in Florida’s communities and I applaud Warden Crews for his outstanding work. We look forward to continuing our partnership with the School Board and appreciate the kind words expressed by Mr. Pearson.”
Work squads at Mayo Correctional Institution have assisted Lafayette County schools with landscaping, stripping and waxing cafeteria floors, assembling a new playground and other miscellaneous projects.
Statewide, the Department’s community work squads have reported more than 1,000,000 hours in 2015, representing more than $16,500,000 in cost avoidance for Florida’s communities.
As Florida's largest state agency, the Department of Corrections employs more than 22,000 members statewide, incarcerates more than 100,000 inmates and supervises nearly 146,000 offenders in the community.