Florida State Corrections vs. New York State Corrections
The mission of the State of Florida Correctional System and of the New York State Corrections is comparably the same. The mission of the Florida Department of Corrections (DC) is to protect the public safety, to ensure the safety of Department personnel, and to provide proper care and supervision of all offenders under the jurisdiction while assisting their reentry into society, if appropriate. The Mission statement of the New York State Department of Correctional Services is to enhance public safety, by providing appropriate treatment services in safe and secure facilities that address the needs of all inmates so they can return to their communities better prepared to lead successful and crime-free lives. In sum both missions of the each state is relatively in efforts to keep the population safe and to rehabilitate those inmates that are able to return to society, by providing services and training in their correctional facility situation.
The Florida DC is the third largest state prison system in the country with a budget of $2.4 billion, with 100,894 (as of June 2009) incarcerated and another 158,000 offenders on some type of community supervision. The DC has 139 facilities statewide, including 60 prisons, 41 work camps, one treatment center, 30 work release centers and five road prisons. Prisons in Florida are generally managed by state government, the state does have six privately ran prisons. The DC provides many programs that offer academic, vocational and substance abuse training to inmates and offenders, including such areas such as GED, adult basic education and mandatory literacy, printing and graphics, carpentry and digital design and Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous. The DC is focused on equipping its inmates and offenders with the tools necessary when, if, they will ever be set free.