February 19, 2018
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MILTON, Fla. – The Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) Office of Inspector General (OIG) arrested counselor Patrice Ealy last Friday following an OIG criminal investigation. Ealy has been charged with introduction of contraband.
Following the arrest, Ealy was transported to the Santa Rosa County Jail. The Florida Department of Corrections Office of Inspector General acknowledges the cooperation and assistance provided by the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office and the State Attorney’s Office in the 1st Judicial Circuit.
For more information regarding the Department’s Office of Inspector General, please visit www.dc.state.fl.us/orginfo/ig.html.
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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.