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1 1 Florida Department of Corrections Presentations to the Senate Committee on Criminal and Civil Justice Appropriations December 13, 2007

2 2 Supervised Reentry James R. McDonough, Secretary Florida Department of Corrections

3 3 Prison Population Growth

4 Budget Request for Fixed Capital Outlay As submitted, based on revised CJEC (Oct 2007): FY 08-09:$649 million(10,003 beds) FY to FY 12-13:$1.85 billion(25,920 beds) Florida will need to fund the equivalent of 19 new prisons over the next five years. 1,335 inmates per prison $100 million to construct $40 million to operate

5 5 1)Allow the approximately 3,000 Work Release inmates already working in the community by day to stay in the community at night. 2)The goal would be to approve placement of inmates with family, but approved housing may include appropriate treatment centers and half-way houses. 3)Fill those emptied Work Release beds with eligible inmates from other institutions. Supervised Reentry

6 6 1)Delays the need for $301,227,000 in construction. 2)Increase public safety by providing offenders with a supervised and graduated reentry into society. 3)Expands existing Work Release program, taking advantage of a less costly method of incarceration. 4)Consistent with Florida Statutes that direct the Department to seek appropriate alternative placements for inmates to better prepare them for reentry. Benefits

7 7 Sex offenders/predators NOT eligible. Require intense supervision from corrections and probation officers. Require offenders to undergo regular drug testing, background screening and verification of employment. Require offenders to attend and pay for treatment. Charge offenders with Escape if they violate this trust. Consider only inmates with proven track record of compliance. Requirements

8 8 Inmate Transfers James R. McDonough, Secretary Florida Department of Corrections

9 9 Transfer Criteria 1)A documented need? 2)Does the inmate meet criteria? 3)Factors in matching inmate profile and facility profile: Custody Security Restrictions Age, sex Medical and mental health

10 10 Outside Requests Outside Attorney #1 and Agent #1 State Classification Classification Approval Authority Work Release Population Management Transfer Scheduled and Inmate Moved Outside Attorney #2 and Agent #2

11 11 Corrective Actions Taken 1)New procedures and policy on all movement 2)Inmates returned to prior status and location 3)Outside requests must be made in writing 4)Key personnel changes made 5)Periodic auditing of system compliance 6)Strict adherence to policy and procedure through training and supervision

12 12 Inmate Actions Taken 1)Inmates returned to original facility 2)No extra expense – routine transfer 3)No punishment 4)No loss in transfer eligibility status 5)Not trying to inhibit family-inmate bond, but process should be equal and fair 6)All inmates treated equally


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