Florida Department of Corrections Banner, Secretary Mark S. Inch

 
Press Release
July 18, 2019
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Florida Correctional Officer Arrested

JASPER, Fla. — The Florida Department of Corrections’ (FDC) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) announced the arrest of Correctional Officer Matthew Jenkins. Jenkins is charged with one count of unlawful compensation.

Following the arrest Jenkins was transported to the Hamilton County Jail. The OIG acknowledges the cooperation and assistance provided by State Attorney Jeff Siegmeister of the 3rd Judicial Circuit of Florida and Hamilton County Sheriff J. Harrell Reid.

For more information on the Department’s Office of the Inspector General, please visit: http://www.dc.state.fl.us/orginfo/ig.html.

Click here to see the affidavit. The following exemptions apply to the redactions:

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[2][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

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As Florida's largest state agency, the Department of Corrections employs 24,000 members statewide, incarcerates approximately 96,000 inmates and supervises nearly 166,000 offenders in the community.

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