June 9, 2020
Contact: FDC Communications
Substance Abuse Counselor Arrested
CHIPLEY, Fla. — The Florida Department of Corrections’ (FDC) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) announced the arrest of substance abuse counselor Amanda Patterson-Fenn. Patterson-Fenn is charged with unlawful compensation or reward for official behavior, unlawful use of two-way communication device and compounding felony.
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Medical information pertaining to a prospective, current, or former officer or employee. § 119.071(4)(b), F.S.
Information, which if released, would jeopardize a person’s safety. § 945.10(1)(e), F.S.
Active criminal investigation or criminal intelligence information. § 119.071(2)(c), 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.
As Florida's largest state agency, and the third largest state prison system in the country, FDC employs 24,000 members, incarcerates 80,000 inmates and supervises nearly 145,000 offenders in the community.