Tomoka Correctional Institution

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Tomoka Correctional Institution
Location 3950 Tiger Bay Road
Daytona Beach, Florida
Status mixed
Capacity 1263
Opened 1981
Managed by Florida Department of Corrections

The Tomoka Correctional Institution is a state prison for men located in Daytona Beach, Volusia County, Florida, owned and operated by the Florida Department of Corrections. [1] With a mix of security levels including minimum, medium, and close, this facility was opened in 1981 and has a maximum capacity of 1263 prisoners.

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Tomoka correctional officer Donna Fitzgerald was stabbed to death by an inmate in June 2008. [2] An investigation by the DOC's inspector general officially blamed the warden and officials for "critical security breaches, gross neglect of duty, and ineptitude." [3]

In 2014 eight Tomoka inmates died in custody, more than any other Florida (non-hospital) state prison. Although some of those deaths were unexplained, the FDLE declined to release any information. [4]

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References

  1. "Tomoka Correctional Institution". Florida Department of Corrections. Retrieved 3 August 2016.
  2. Pietro, Bianca (15 Jan 2010). "Inmate who killed Volusia prison officer sentenced to die". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved 3 August 2016.
  3. Brown, Julie K. (16 June 2014). "Prison death renews scrutiny on warden demoted after guard's slaying". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved 3 August 2016.
  4. Fernandez, Frank. "Tomoka leads nonhospital Florida prisons in inmate deaths". Daytona Beach News-Journal. Retrieved 3 August 2016.

Coordinates: 29°09′06″N81°09′36″W / 29.151667°N 81.160057°W / 29.151667; -81.160057

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