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Ron DeSantis, FDC Announce New Bonuses to Recruit Correctional Officers

On Wednesday, Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) highlighted new bonuses to recruit new correctional officers. “As so many cities and states choose to disrespect, degrade and defund the work of...

Ron DeSantis Wants Feds to Quickly Approve Florida’s Canadian Prescription Drug Importation Program

These drugs will be for individuals who are under the care of the Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD), Department of Children and Families (DCF), Department of Corrections (FDC), and Department of Health (DOH).

Ron DeSantis, FDC Honor Florida Correctional Employees Week

FDC employs almost 24,000 correctional employees with the majority interacting with the inmate and offender population daily. FDC continuously operates 145 facilities statewide, including 50 correctional institutions and probation offices serving every county in Florida.
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Florida Sheriffs Research Institute Unveils Report on Violent, Repeat Drug Offenders in State Prisons

On Tuesday, the Florida Sheriffs Association (FSA) Research Institute sent all members of the Florida Legislature their newest report “Repeat Drug-Offenders in Prison: Not Your Low-Level, Non-Violent Offender.”
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Ron DeSantis Rips Biden Administration’s Handling of Criminals Who Illegally Entered the U.S.

DeSantis “demanded that the Biden administration rescind its recent executive action allowing criminal aliens to go free,” insisting “these dangerous and reckless policies jeopardize the health, security and wellbeing of Florida communities.”
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FEMA Sending $17.1 Million to Florida Government for Hurricane Michael Recovery

FDC is receiving $6,458,521 in reimbursement for the cost of responding to the disaster. This is the completion of an expedited project, initially awarded in August 2019 at 50 percent of eligible costs incurred.
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Florida Department of Corrections Administrator Honored by American Probation and Parole Association

The award is presented to an individual who provides exemplary services to victims of crime.
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FDC Begins to Develop a Mentorship Program Led by Inmates

The program will focus on reducing violence and providing guidance to inmates with short sentences (less than a year remaining to serve), with the goal of successfully restoring them to their communities as law-abiding citizens.
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Florida Corrections, ICE Working Together to Identify Criminal Aliens

The goal of this program is to enhance public safety by identifying criminal aliens received into a correctional facility.
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Eight Florida Correctional Institutions Get Reaccredited

“Each reaccreditation is further affirmation that Florida’s correctional institutions are operated safely, professionally, humanely and in compliance with the U.S. Constitution,” said FDC Sec. Mark Inch on Friday.
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FDC Working With 211 Referral Service to Extend Inmate/Offender Support

FDC established a partnership with the Florida 211 Network to build upon an existing and well-known community resource service. Their services, combined with FDC Re-Entry Resource data, will strengthen the referral services available to the previously incarcerated.
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Florida Law Enforcement Groups: Drug Offenders in State Prison Are Violent and Not Low...

A recent analysis examined the criminal history of the 10,917 inmates in FDC custody as of October 2019, who were convicted of a drug-related crime. These inmates accounted for a total of 394,019 prior criminal charges, or an average of 36 charges per inmate, prior to their current incarceration,” the groups added.
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