August 18, 2016
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QUINCY, Fla.—The Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) Office of Inspector General (OIG) today arrested former Correctional Officer Travis Hinson following an OIG criminal investigation. Hinson has been charged with Felony Sexual Battery as a Correctional Officer in a Position of Control or Authority as an Agent or Employee of Government. At the time of his arrest, Hinson was employed at Gadsden Correctional Facility, a privately-owned prison operated by Management and Training Corporation under contract with the Florida Department of Management Services.
Following the arrest, FDC OIG inspectors transported Hinson to the Gadsen County Jail. The Florida Department of Corrections Office of Inspector General acknowledges the cooperation and assistance provided by the Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office and the State Attorney’s Office in the 2nd Judicial Circuit.
For more information regarding the Department’s Office of Inspector General, please visit http://www.dc.state.fl.us/orginfo/ig.html.
Please see the attached affidavit. The following exemptions apply to the redactions:
The home addresses, telephone numbers, including cellular and personal pager numbers, social security numbers, dates of birth, and photographs of active or former department employees and/or their spouses and children; places of employment; daycare facilities, and/or schools of active or former department employees’ spouses and children (sections 119.071 (4)(d), F.S. and 945.10(1)(e), F.S.
Any information which may reveal the identity of a person who is a victim of any sexual offense. 119.071(2)(h)1; 28 CFR 115, Department of Justice (2012).
Active criminal investigation or criminal intelligence information. § 119.071(2)(c), F.S.
As Florida's largest state agency, the Department of Corrections employs 24,000 members statewide, incarcerates approximately 99,000 inmates and supervises nearly 140,000 offenders in the community.