November 17, 2017
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BLOUNTSTOWN, Fla. – The Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) Office of Inspector General (OIG) criminally charged Correctional Officer Jesse Cardwell today following an OIG criminal investigation. Cardwell has been charged with unlawful compensation and introduction of contraband.
Cardwell turned himself into the Calhoun County Jail. The Florida Department of Corrections Office of Inspector General acknowledges the cooperation and assistance provided by the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office and the State Attorney’s Office in the 14th Judicial Circuit.
For more information regarding the Department’s Office of Inspector General, please visit www.dc.state.fl.us/orginfo/ig.html.
Click here to see the arrest 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.
As Florida's largest state agency, the Department of Corrections employs 24,000 members statewide, incarcerates approximately 97,000 inmates and supervises nearly 167,000 offenders in the community.