FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 14, 2023
Contact: FDC Communications
Florida Correctional Officer Arrested
SNEADS, Fla. - The Florida Department of Corrections' (FDC) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) announced the arrest of former correctional officer Thomas Kern. Kern is charged with the introduction of contraband into a correctional institution.
The following exemptions apply to the redactions:
- Social security numbers. § 119.071(5)(a), F.S.
- 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.)
- 119.071[e], F.S., exempting all information "revealing the substance of a confession" by a person arrested until there is a final disposition in the case.
For more information on the Department's Office of the Inspector General, please visit: http://fdc.myflorida.com/ig/index.html.
As Florida's largest state agency, and the third largest state prison system in the country, FDC employs 24,000 members, incarcerates 80,000 inmates and supervises nearly 146,000 offenders in the community.