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The Florida Department of Corrections spends about $2 billion annually in its mission to protect the public by operating a safe, secure, humane and efficient corrections system. The corrections system hosts about 85,000 inmates in more than 125 correctional facilities, which include prisons, work camps, work release centers and treatment centers. The department also supervises more than 144,000 probationers released into Florida's communities. In addition to serving up punitive measures for offenders, the department also provides education, drug treatment and other programs. The Florida Department of Corrections also operates more than 150 probation and parole field service offices in Florida. This includes offenders released from prison on parole, control release, conditional release or conditional medical release and offenders placed on court-ordered supervision, including administrative probation, probation, drug offender probation, sex offender probation and community control.