About the Florida Department of Corrections
The Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) is the third largest state prison system in the country with a budget of $2.4 billion, approximately 96,000 inmates incarcerated and nearly 166,000 offenders on active community supervision (probation).
FDC has 143 facilities statewide, including 50 major institutions, 17 annexes, seven private facilities (contracts for the private facilities are overseen by the Florida Department of Management Services), 34 work camps, three re-entry centers, two road prisons, one forestry camp, one basic training camp, 12 FDC operated work release centers along with 16 more work release centers operated by various private vendors (FDC oversees these contracts). Institutions are geographically grouped into four regions. The Tallahassee Central Office provides support, policy and oversight through the regional directors and their staff to all the facilities.
FDC is the largest state agency in Florida. Over 80% of its staff are either certified correctional officers or probation officers.
The mission of the Florida Department of Corrections is to provide a continuum of services to meet the needs of those entrusted to our care, creating a safe and professional environment with the outcome of reduced victimization, safer communities and an emphasis on the premium of life. To that end, FDC provides dozens of academic, vocational and substance abuse programs to inmates and offenders, including in such areas as GED, adult basic education and mandatory literacy; printing and graphics, carpentry and digital design; and Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous.
Learn more about the Department in the annual report.