Osceola JDC
CCC #2008-01870
CLOSED 6/17/08 - SUBSTANTIATED
Closure Justification: All of the allegations were Substantiated, and staff were disciplined appropriately.
Click here to read correspondence.
Click here to read Incident Report 200801870.

Complaint

DJJ Incident Report Allegations, reported by JUSTICE4KIDS.ORG on 3/26/08 after receiving Anonymous phone call.
The case was closed on June 27, 2008: All allegations were substantiated against DJJ JDOs Mitchell, Nieves, Roman, Lopez. - - Closure Justification: All of the allegations were Substantiated, and staff were disciplined appropriately.

NOTE: Last name of youth has been removed to minimize further victimization.  

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Child Neglect: Failure of DJJ staff to conduct 10-minute confinement room checks during 100-minute timeframe

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Location: Osceola JDC

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Mod: BRAVO

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Date: 03/07/08, Friday

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Time: 7:50 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

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Youth Name: Carlton B.

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Youth D.O.B: 08-07-95

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Correspondence

From: Brian.Berkowitz@djj.state.fl.us>
To: <cathycorry@juno.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Jun 2008 10:58:52 -0400
Subject: RE: REQUEST DJJ IG #2008-01870, Osceola JDC neglect
Message-ID: <91118DF9053CE94097FD43DDD0108FB704ACE22F@exchangenw.djj.state.fl.us>

Ms. Cory:

Attached is the scanned version of the report that you requested.

Brian Berkowitz Chief Assistant General Counsel ph. (850) 921-4129 fax (850) 921-4159

-----Original Message-----
From: cathycorry@juno.com [mailto:cathycorry@juno.com]
Sent: Thursday, June 26, 2008 10:29 PM
To: Berkowitz, Brian
Subject: Re: REQUEST DJJ IG #2008-01870, Osceola JDC neglect

Thanks Brian, I prefer that you send the report to me via email. My email service can typically retrieve 19 pages of text with no problem. ~Cathy

On Thu, 26 Jun 2008 13:28:51 -0400 "Berkowitz, Brian" <Brian.Berkowitz@djj.state.fl.us> writes: Ms. Cory:

I have been informed by the Inspector General's Office that there was no Inspector General Investigation done in the referenced incident. The Complaint was handled through an Administrative Review. I have been provided a hard copy of that review and can fax, e-mail or mail it to you. Please let me know which you would prefer. The report is nineteen pages. Brian Berkowitz Chief Assistant General Counsel ph. (850) 921-4129 fax (850) 921-4159

-----Original Message-----
From: cathycorry@juno.com [mailto:cathycorry@juno.com]
Sent: Wednesday, June 25, 2008 3:25 PM
To: Berkowitz, Brian
Subject: FW: REQUEST DJJ IG #2008-01870, Osceola JDC neglect

Brian, Since Elisa is 'out of the office until July 7, 2008', please provide the status of my public records request detailed below. Cathy Corry - www.Justice4Kids.org

--------- Forwarded message ----------
From: cathycorry@juno.com
To: Elisa.Watson@djj.state.fl.us
Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2008 15:19:02 -0400
Subject: Re: FW: REQUEST DJJ IG #2008-01870, Osceola JDC neglect

Elisa, What is the status of my request submitted one week ago (below)? ~Cathy

On Wed, 18 Jun 2008 12:39:04 -0400 "Watson, Elisa" <Elisa.Watson@djj.state.fl.us> writes: Hi Cathy, Your request has been received and forwarded to the IG's Office for retrieval. I will notify you when I receive the requested documents.

Thanks, Elisa B. Watson, Public Information Officer Florida Department of Juvenile Justice Office of the General Counsel 2737 Centerview Drive, Suite 3218 Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3100 Direct: (850) 410-0307 Fax: (850) 921-4159 elisa.watson@djj.state.fl.us "We know that all things work together for good."

-----Original Message-----
From: Watson, Elisa
Sent: Wednesday, June 18, 2008 12:36 PM
To: Herring, Lisa
Subject: FW: REQUEST DJJ IG #2008-01870, Osceola JDC neglect

Hi Lisa, Please see the request below and provide me with an e-copy if possible of the requested information.

Thanks, Elisa B. Watson, Public Information Officer Florida Department of Juvenile Justice Office of the General Counsel 2737 Centerview Drive, Suite 3218 Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3100 Direct: (850) 410-0307 Fax: (850) 921-4159 elisa.watson@djj.state.fl.us "We know that all things work together for good."

-----Original Message-----
From: cathycorry@juno.com [mailto:cathycorry@juno.com]
Sent: Wednesday, June 18, 2008 12:25 PM
To: Watson, Elisa
Subject: REQUEST DJJ IG #2008-01870, Osceola JDC neglect

Hi Elisa, Please provide to me an e-copy of DJJ Investigative Report #2008-01870. Cathy Corry - www.Justice4Kids.org

DJJ Incident #2008-01870: 3/26/08, @2PM, I reported the following alleged incident to DJJ CCC 800-355-2280, Duty Officer Alex: Osceola JDC, Bravo Mod Neglect of Carlton Bennett, Age 12, DOB 08-07-95 10-minute room checks not done during confinement Friday, 3/7/08, 7:50AM through approximately 9:30AM Captured on video

DJJ Duty Officer Alex said this incident was already reported about two hours previous (3/26/08, about noon, anonymous) and that my reported information will be added to the original incident #2008-01870.

AR-M455N_20061217_134045.pdf

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