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Rick Scott, Governor
Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Timothy H. Cannon, Interim Secretary

Changing Lives to Ensure a Safer Florida | Trust * Respect * Accountability * Integrity * Leadership

Our Vision

Changing lives to ensure a safer Florida.

Our Mission

To promote safety of the public, our staff and offenders by providing security, supervision, and care, offering opportunities for successful re-entry into society, and capitalizing on partnerships to continue to improve the quality of life in Florida.

Our Values

At the Florida Department of Corrections, we are committed to:

  • Trust
  • Respect
  • Accountability
  • Integrity
  • Leadership

Our Goals

GOAL 1 Provide for the care, custody, and management of inmates while ensuring public and staff safety.

GOAL 2 Reduce victimization by preparing inmates for successful transition and re-entry into their communities.

GOAL 3 Enhance public safety through effective supervision of offenders in the community.

GOAL 4 Optimize organizational performance.

GOAL 5 Ensure effective leadership at all levels of the Department.

"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a TRAIL."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

View the Department's Code of Conduct and Oath of Allegiance.