March 30, 2016
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PERRY, Fla. –The Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) Office of Inspector General (OIG) today arrested Franchesca Smith following an OIG criminal investigation. Smith has been charged with Unlawful Compensation or Reward for Official Behavior, Conspiracy to Commit Introduction of Contraband into a Correctional Institution and Money Laundering.
Following the arrest, OIG inspectors transported Smith to the Taylor County Jail. The Florida Department of Corrections Office of Inspector General acknowledges the cooperation and assistance provided by the State Attorney’s Office in the 3rd Judicial Circuit.
For more information regarding the Department’s Office of Inspector General, please visit http://www.dc.state.fl.us/orginfo/ig.html.
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As Florida's largest state agency, the Department of Corrections employs 24,000 members statewide, incarcerates more than 98,000 inmates and supervises nearly 140,000 offenders in the community.