November 5, 2015
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LIVE OAK, Fla. –The Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) Office of Inspector General (OIG) today arrested Correctional Officer (CO) Alice Edwards during an OIG criminal investigation. Edwards has been charged with the felony offenses of Introduction of Contraband into a State Correctional Institution and Unlawful Compensation by a Public Official.
Following the arrest, OIG Inspectors transported Edwards to the Suwannee County Jail. The Office of Inspector General acknowledges the cooperation and assistance provided by the State Attorney’s Office in the 3rd Judicial Circuit.
Though an arrest has been made, an open and active criminal investigation into this incident remains. This is all of the information available at this time.
For more information regarding the Department’s Office of 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.
Active criminal investigation or criminal intelligence information. § 119.071(2)(c), F.S.
As Florida's largest state agency, the Department of Corrections employs more than 23,000 members statewide, incarcerates more than 100,000 inmates and supervises nearly 140,000 offenders in the community.