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Florida Department of Corrections Secretary to Lead American Correctional Association in 2025

At the end of last week, the Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) announced the election of four FDC members to positions within the American Correctional Association (ACA). FDC Sec. Ricky Dixon was elected to serve...

CareerSource Florida, Department of Corrections Honor Graduates of Commercial Driver License Program

At the end of last week, CareerSource Florida and Florida Department of Corrections highlighted the success of the Florida Helping Inmates Realize Employment Success (HIRES) program, a pre-release career pathway to employment for returning...

American Correction Association Reaccredits Five Florida Department of Corrections Institutions

The American Correctional Association (ACA) reaccredited five Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) correctional institutions at the recent ACA Commission on Standards and Accreditation hearings. Each institution receiving re-accreditation was found to be 100 percent compliant...

Charlie Crist: Feds Sending $4.7 Million to Help Safety, Security in Florida

Last week, U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla., who sits on the U.S. House Appropriations Committee, announced five grants from the U.S. Department of Justice which are coming to Florida. The grants total more than $4.7...
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FEMA Sending $16.4 Million to Florida in Hurricane Michael Public Assistance Grants

Funding from FEMA’s Public Assistance program will provide reimbursements to Bay County, the Florida Department of Corrections and the Family of God Baptist Church.

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.

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.”

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.

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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Julie Jones Taking Over as Deputy CFO Under Jimmy Patronis

“As deputy CFO, Jones will be responsible for divisions encompassing sworn law enforcement, including Investigative and Forensic Services, Public Assistance Fraud and Workers’ Compensation, which all work to prosecute insurance fraud,” the CFO’s office noted. 

Rick Scott Taps McKinley Lewis to Serve as Communications Director

After taking over as the chairman of the National Republican Senate Committee (NRSC), Scott shuffled his team moving Jackie Schutz Zeckman, who had been his chief of staff, to serve as the executive director of the NRSC. She will be replaced by Craig Carbone who had been serving as deputy chief of staff. John Tupps took over as Scott’s state director as Leda Williams Kelly left his team. Chris Hartline, who had been Scott’s communications director, will take on that role over at the NRSC.