October 1, 2019
Contact: FDC Communications
Former Florida Correctional Officer and Former Trainee Arrested
CROSS CITY, Fla. — The Florida Department of Corrections’ (FDC) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) announced the arrest of former Correctional Officer Mercedes Jenkins and former Correctional Officer Trainee Jayme Calvert. Jenkins and Calvert are both charged with introduction of contraband on unrelated cases.
Following the arrest, Jenkins and Calvert were transported to the Dixie County Jail. The OIG acknowledges the cooperation and assistance provided by State Attorney Jeffrey A. Siegmeister of the 3rd Judicial Circuit of Florida and the Dixie 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 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.
Information regarding a victim’s statement and identity. § 945.10(1)(f); 119.071(2)(j), F.S.
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.