August 9, 2019
Contact: FDC Communications
Former Florida Correctional Officer Arrested
RAIFORD, Fla. — The Florida Department of Corrections’ (FDC) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) announced the arrest of former Correctional Officer Chelsi Mead. Mead is charged with sexual misconduct.
Following the arrest Mead was transported to the Bradford County Jail. The OIG acknowledges the cooperation and assistance provided by alert FDC staff, State Attorney William P. Cervone of the 8th Judicial Circuit of Florida and the Bradford County Sheriff’s Office.
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:
Social security numbers. § 119.071(5)(a), F.S.
The home addresses, telephone numbers, including cellular and personal pager numbers, social securi-ty numbers, dates of birth, and photographs of active or former department employees and/or their spouses and chil-dren; places of employment; daycare facilities, and/or schools of active or former department employees’ spouses and chil-dren (sections 119.071 (4)(d), F.S. and 945.10(1)(e), F.S.
Information revealing surveillance techniques, procedures or personnel § 119.071(2)(d), F.S.
Information regarding a victim’s statement and identity. § 945.10(1)(f); 119.071(2)(j), 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.