Governor Scott Appoints Michael Crews to Lead Department of Corrections

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DECEMBER 17, 2012 CONTACT: GOVERNOR’S PRESS OFFICE (850) 717-9282 media@eog.myflorida.com Tallahassee, Fla. –Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Michael D. Crews as Secretary of the Florida Department of Corrections (DOC) effective 12/17/2012.  Crews will fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Secretary Ken Tucker. Crews has served as the [&hellip

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Open Enrollment – Time To Review Insurance Benefits

Time for DC’s officers and staff to review and make changes to insurance for the next year – you have from today through November 14th to do so. From Department of Management Services: Attention State of Florida Employees: You have the chance to make any insurance changes you want only once each year, and the [&hellip

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Department of Corrections Launches Online Community Resource Guide

Former inmates and offenders on supervision now have an online one-stop-shop to help them connect with more than 2,000 community resources ranging from medical to career counseling to housing to substance abuse treatment and many others. The Florida Department of Corrections launched its Re-entry Resource Directory on October 18, 2011 at   www.dc.state.fl.us/resourcedirectory. This searchable, user-friendly [&hellip

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Department of Corrections and Corrections Foundation Launches “Computers for Kids”

Inmates at two Florida prisons will be refurbishing donated computers to be given to non profit organizations that serve children, including schools, religious organizations and community programs. The “Computers for Kids” program is the Department’s latest re-entry program, designed to provide meaningful job training to inmates to better prepare them for employment upon release, and [&hellip

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Press Clip: Slain Fla. officer’s family receives $45,950

Slain Fla. officer’s family receives $45,950 Posted: Updated: DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) – The Florida Corrections Foundation has presented check for $45,950 to the family of a slain prison officer. Corrections Secretary Edwin Buss and other officials traveled to DeFuniak Springs on Monday for the presentation. Forty-4-year-old Col. Greg Malloy was killed in an exchange [&hellip

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First Annual DC Doggie Dash is March 19 in Tallahassee

The Corrections Foundation invites runners to participate in the First Annual Department of Corrections Doggie Dash on March 19 at SouthWood. Proceeds from the 5K and One Mile Fun Run will benefit the Department’s six dog obedience programs, where inmates train shelter dogs and make them more adoptable. Two of these programs train dogs from [&hellip

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Department of Corrections receives $1,000 donation from Build-A-Bear Workshop Grant to assist shelter dog training programs

Tallahassee — The Corrections Foundation recently received a $1,000 Build-A-Bear Workshop Grant to benefit the dog training programs at Wakulla and Taylor Correctional Institutions. Both the Paws in Prison (PIP) dog training program at Wakulla CI and the Undergoing Training and Obedience in Prison to Increase Adoptability (UTOPIA) program at Taylor CI have had excellent [&hellip

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DC Charity May Be Biggest Loser in Denim-Gate

The controversy over what clothing prison employees should wear to work – Denim-gate, as some are calling it – continued Tuesday with 300 Department of Corrections workers dropping out of a charitable organization to protest changes that included a ban on wearing denim jeans to work on Fridays. For the full article go to the [&hellip

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