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Follow-Up Report on the Inmate Idleness Reduction Activities Administered by the Department of Corrections, Report No. 97-51, February 1998
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  • The Department of Corrections and the Legislature have taken positive steps to better manage the inmate population. The department increased the number of full-time work and self-improvement program assignments. However, the department did not have full-time work or program assignments for 15% of the available inmate population.
  • The department should continue its efforts to provide additional work and self-improvement opportunities for inmates. The department should also continue to implement strategies that keep inmates occupied during times when they are not participating in work or self-improvement activities.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

Prison Rehabilitative Industries and Diversified Enterprises, Inc.

What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 06-67 Progress Report: PRIDE Is Tightening Its Business Practices But Needs Greater Transparency, published in October 2006.
  • Report No. 03-68 Special Report: PRIDE Benefits the State But Needs to Improve Transparency in Operations, published in December 2003.
  • Report No. 95-27 Policy Review of Inmate Idleness Reduction Activities, published in January 1996.

Copies of this report in print or alternate accessible format may be obtained by telephone (850/488-0021), by FAX (850/487-9213), in person, or by mail (OPPAGA Report Production, Claude Pepper Building, Room 312, 111 W. Madison St., Tallahassee, FL 32399-1475).
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