Correctional Staff Arrested Following OIG Investigation
MALONE, Fla. – Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) Office of the Inspector General arrested Vocational Instructor James Potter today following an OIG criminal investigation. Potter has been charged with unlawful compensation.
Following the arrest, Potter was transported to the Jackson County Jail. The Florida Department of Corrections Office of Inspector General acknowledges the cooperation and assistance provided by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office and the State Attorney’s Office in the 14th Judicial Circuit.
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, the Department of Corrections employs 24,000 members statewide, incarcerates approximately 97,000 inmates and supervises nearly 167,000 offenders in the community.