About the Florida Department of Corrections

Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) is Florida's largest state agency and the third-largest state prison system in the country with a budget of $3.4 billion.

The Department has 143 facilities statewide, including 50 correctional institutions, seven private partner facilities, 16 annexes, 33 work camps, three re-entry centers, 12 FDC operated work release centers, 18 private work release centers, two road prisons, one forestry camp and one basic training camp.

With more than 24,000 staff and approximately 80,000 inmates incarcerated and nearly 146,000 offenders on active community supervision, FDC strives to meet the needs of those entrusted to our care, fostering a safe and professional environment, reducing victimization, and creating safer communities. FDC continuously implements evidence-based practices and programs to reduce recidivism and help offenders re-enter society.

FDC is the largest state agency in Florida. Over 80% of its staff are either certified correctional officers or probation officers.

The mission of the Florida Department of Corrections is to provide a continuum of services to meet the needs of those entrusted to our care, creating a safe and professional environment with the outcome of reduced victimization, safer communities and an emphasis on the premium of life. To that end, FDC provides dozens of academic, vocational and substance abuse programs to inmates and offenders, including in such areas as GED, adult basic education and mandatory literacy; printing and graphics, carpentry and digital design; and Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous.

Learn more about the Department in the annual report.