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Corrections Bureau Receives Seal of Approval from Inspectors
Monday, June 10, 2013

The Lee County Bureau of Corrections is an efficient and safely operated group of facilities. So says the latest inspection performed by The Florida Model Jail Standard (FMJS).

The inspection is a requirement mandated to all correctional / detention facilities within the State of Florida. The assessment is strictly regulated and encompasses a series of requirements. At minimum, the FMJS Inspection is conducted annually and consists of two parts; Correctional Operation and Medical Compliance.

The FMJS annual inspection of the Lee County Bureau of Corrections was conducted on May 22 and May 23, 2013. The inspection team is comprised of Certified Jail Inspectors commissioned by the Florida Sheriffs Association. The inspection team consisted of Captain Donald Ross (Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office), Lieutenant Joseph Gaudette-Lead Inspector (Charlotte County Sheriff's Office) and Isaiah Dennard (Florida Sheriffs Association).

A letter sent to the Corrections Bureau Commanders noted the three facilities comply with all applicable standards. The lead inspector said “The high level of compliance and cleanliness is exceptional and is a demonstration that you and your staff are committed to maintaining this level throughout the year. We commend you and your staff for their professionalism, dedication and a job well done."

The Lee County Sheriffs Office Corrections Bureau is dedicated to public safety. This philosophy is extended to maintaining staff and inmate safety, while managing and operating the facilities efficiently.

Media inquiries should be directed to Public Information Office at 477-1340.

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