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Thank you to everyone who competed in the K-9 Competition in the 14th Annual Tails and Trails 5K on Saturday. It was a beautiful day, great event for a wonderful cause. 25 shelter pets were adopted that day and the event supports the Animal Shelter Foundation that serves the DC Prison Dog Training Programs at Taylor CI – UTOPIA and Wakulla CI – HART.

Thanks to our generous donor, The Animal Welfare Foundation, Garmin GPS Tracking Collars were awarded to each of the 29 institutions represented. Top awards were also given to 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Teams.

Place Team Time Name Time


Gulf CI 01:06:53 Easter, Tony M28 19:48.21

Cobb, Christopher M35 21:40.60

Butler, Chase M24 25:24.22


Santa Rosa CI 01:08:11 Carter, Donald M28 20:35.30

Gilbert, Christopher M32 23:47.97

Chandler, Joshua M28 23:47.97


Suwannee CI 01:10:32 Horne, Bobby M32 23:04.72

Bispham, William M33 23:04.97

Stratton, Brandon M24 24:22.15

Thanks again for DC’s great participation. 34 K-9 Teams (102 runners), 20+ other staff participated and lots of great DC volunteers were involved.
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Added photos to 15th Annual Corrections Foundation Charitable Golf Tournament.

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Thank you for participating in our 15th Annual Tournament. We hope you had a great time and we appreciate your support. 

Tournament winners were:
1st - Richard Nimer, Duffer Harrison, Chris Nimer and Mac Hagan
2nd - Wayne Pye, Kris Hannah, Kamaiu Johnson and Tom McCray
3rd - Doug Craven, Ronnie Allen, Harry Bailey and Sammy Basford

Closest to the hole on hole 17 – Chris Nimer and Anna Mears
Longest Drive on hole 8 – Brent Lyons and Cassie Brewer

Special Thanks to our Platinum Tournament Sponsors – GTL and The Animal Welfare Foundation and all of our sponsors below for making the tournament a very successful fundraiser for the Employee Assistance Program.
We also appreciate the generosity and service of Trophy King, The trophies this year were fantastic and their donation of team trophies was a very nice touch. If your team did not pick up your team trophy that holds a golf ball please let me know, I have a few left. 

Thank you to our many great volunteers, all of our board members and a great staff that make this event possible each year, Louie Wainwright, Dick Pearce, Tom Rush, Joy Ailstock, Debbie Kissane, Lisa Stokes, Stephanie Wyland, Jane Broyles, Tiffany Ferguson, Kevin Gray (Trophy King), Chris Akins, Sheila Logue (our Golf Tournament Planner and Queen ) and Nick Dawkins. 

Mark your calendars for our next golf tournament in May 2015 which will be held in the Orlando/Kissimmee area and next October we will be back at SouthWood Golf Club on October 22nd. Please let me know if you have any suggestions for next year. We value your input!

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Books Are Fun is scheduled to be at DC this week; Wednesday 8/6 at the Carlton Building, Level M Lobby and Thursday 8/7 at the Southwood Office Lobby.
As in the past, a portion of proceeds benefit the Corrections Foundation.  Also, see attached special purchase item. 
Thank you for your support of the Corrections Foundation. 

Come enjoy the Books Are Fun book fair held right here at:



9:00AM - 3:00PM

Come visit the New Books Are Fun Book Fair in the convenience of your workplace. With over 250 great titles at unbelievable prices, you are sure to find something for everyone on your list!

Product categories include:

Children's Story Books, Cookbooks, General Interest Books, New York Times Best Sellers, Stationery & Scrapbooking, Music Collections, Gifts for all ages, Early Learning Products, and Children's Educational Products.

First run, top quality products from the world's leading publishers:

Time Life, Simon & Schuster, Dorling Kindersley, Harper-Collins, Penguin, Random House, Reader's Digest, Rodale, Disney, Publication's International, Thomas Nelson, Peachtree Publishing and many more!

We believe in letting you know how you're money is spent. 

For FY 2013-2014 the Corrections Foundation provided $351,900 to 382 Florida Department of Corrections officers and staff in times of need.

That's an average of $921 per person assisted.

Immediate and meaningful financial assistance - another reason to belong to the Corrections Foundation.

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Each year the Corrections Foundation is required to undergo a professional audit to ensure all records are kept and that financial best practices are maintained. We underwent that audit on Thursday and Friday, July 10th and 11th.

We'll post the results of that audit, as we've posted all past audits and financial records, on our website at, as soon as we get the results.

All of our past audits and records, including our 990s, are on that page.

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It's Probation, Parole, and Community Supervision Week, from July 13-19th!

Here's the message from Sec. Crews and a proclamation signed by Gov. Scott.

Please join me in recognizing Community Corrections members during Probation, Parole, and Community Supervision Week July 13 – 19, 2014.  Community Corrections members promote public safety by providing effective supervision of offenders in the community, holding offenders accountable and connecting offenders to services in order to reduce victimization and the reoccurrence of crime.   State Probation Officers play a critical role in our criminal justice system.  They serve in many capacities on the front lines, handling heavy case loads and ensuring that sanctions are followed.  Their work is challenging and often dangerous, working in high crime areas. This distinguished group of professionals dedication and commitment to public service is demonstrated on a daily basis, yet often goes unrecognized.  I speak for the entire Executive Leadership Team when I say how proud we are to celebrate the contributions each of you make in advancing our Agency’s mission and to thank you for the job you do.

We have faced some great challenges this past year but because of your hard work and dedication, we have also experienced many accomplishments. Through your initiative and hard work, 90% of the offenders who successfully complete supervision will not return to the Department for supervision or incarceration within three (3) years – a very impressive long term result. Your commitment to research-based supervision models and focus on changing offender behavior to improve supervision success rates and reduce future victimization and crime is truly commendable.  The partnerships you maintain with local law enforcement to share intelligence, assist with arrests, conduct searches and planned compliance initiatives enhances public safety.  The rapport you continue to foster with the judiciary, court personnel, Florida Parole Commission, criminal justice, state and county agencies, victims, local community resources and citizens enhances the professional image of the Department.   These accomplishments are not a result of any one person – whether you are one of the 2,100 certified staff who puts your life on the line every day to ensure public safety or one the 600 additional members who directly and indirectly help Community Corrections function on a daily basis – we celebrate our successes because of the efforts of each and every one of you.

Governor Scott has signed the attached proclamation showing his support of Probation, Parole, and Community Supervision Week and probation offices statewide will be hosting events to celebrate throughout the week.   You are truly “The Change in Your Community”.

Again, I want to take this opportunity to thank each of you for your hard work and dedication.  Probation, Parole, and Community Supervision Week is about each of you and I hope you are as proud to be a part of this Department as I am and to be among the dedicated DOC professionals working to move this Agency forward every day.  I am honored for the opportunity to serve as your Secretary.

Michael D. Crews

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This weekend in #TAllahassee  

7:30 a.m. – Registration and Check In
8:30 a.m. – 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk
9:30 a.m. – 5K Races Start
10:30 a.m. – Awards & K-9 Team Demonstration

$10 (pre-register – no shirt)
$12 (pre-register – Performance T-shirt)
$20 (day of race – Shirts available while supplies last)

Online Registration:


Vendor Registration:

Park area at Grove Park Drive and Terrebone Drive -

When driving to the event, please enter at Tram Road and Four Oaks Boulevard -

John Paul II Catholic High School -
Florida High School -

If parking lots are full, you may park along the sides of the road on School House Road, Four Oaks Blvd, or in any state agency parking lot along Shumard Oaks Blvd.
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