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Press Release
January 18, 2019
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Former Chaplain Arrested

MONTICELLO, Fla. — The Florida Department of Corrections’ (FDC) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) announced the arrest of former chaplain Brian Tease. Tease is charged with 22 counts of felony official misconduct as a public servant.

Tease surrendered himself at the Jefferson County Jail and was booked accordingly. The OIG acknowledges the cooperation and assistance provided by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff Mac McNeill and 2nd Judicial Circuit State Attorney Jack Campbell.

For more information on the Department’s Office of the Inspector General, please visit: http://www.dc.state.fl.us/orginfo/ig.html.

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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.

119.071(1)(f): Data processing software obtained by an agency under a licensing agreement that prohibits its disclosure and which software is a trade secret, as defined in s. 812.081, and agency-produced data processing software that is sensitive are exempt from s. 119.07(1) and s. 24(a), Art. I of the State Constitution.

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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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