January 27, 2020
Contact: FDC Communications
Florida Correctional Officer Arrested
OCALA, Fla. — The Florida Department of Corrections’ (FDC) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) announced the arrest of correctional officer Qualesha Quayshaun Williams. Williams is charged with the felony crime of poisoning food or water.
The OIG acknowledges the cooperation and assistance provided by Lowell Correctional Institution’s leadership upon receiving the allegation, who immediately contacted the OIG so a timely and thorough investigation could be performed.
Click here to see the affidavit. 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
As Florida's largest state agency, the Department of Corrections employs 24,000 members statewide, incarcerates approximately 94,000 inmates and supervises nearly 161,000 offenders in the community.