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October 6, 2017
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Correctional Officer Arrested Following OIG Investigation

LIVE OAK, Fla. On October 5, the Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) Office of Inspector General criminally charged former correctional officer Susan Danielle Penuel with two counts of bribery/unlawful compensation and one count of introduction of contraband following an OIG investigation.

Penuel turned herself into the Suwannee County Jail. The FDC Office of the Inspector General acknowledges the cooperation and assistance provided by the State Attorney's Office in the 3rd Judicial Circuit.

For more information regarding the Department's Office of Inspector General, please visit www.dc.state.fl.us/orginfo/ig.html

Click here to see the arrest warrant and affidavit. The following exemptions apply to the redactions:

Social security numbers. 119.071(5)(a), F.S.

The home addresses, telephone numbers, including cellular and personal pager numbers, social security numbers, dates of birth, and photographs of active or former department employees and/or their spouses and children; places of employment; daycare facilities, and/or schools of active or former department employees' spouses and children (sections 119.071 (4)(d), F.S. and 945.10(1)(e), F.S.

Any information which may reveal the identity of a person who is a victim of any sexual offense. 119.071(2)(h)1; 28 CFR 115, Department of Justice (2012).


As Florida's largest state agency, the Department of Corrections employs 24,000 members statewide, incarcerates approximately 96,000 inmates and supervises nearly 166,000 offenders in the community.

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