Reentry Summit PBC 2020
Secretary Mark Inch
Florida Department of Corrections
Mark S. Inch was appointed the Secretary of Corrections in January 2019. The Florida Department of Corrections is the third largest state prison system in the country with a budget of $2.7 billion, approximately 95,000 inmates incarcerated and more than 164,000 offenders on active community supervision. FDC employs 24,000 members statewide, with more than 80% of staff certified as correctional officers or probation officers.
Returning Citizen / Musician with a Message
SaulPaul transitioned from tragedy to triumph and dedicated his life to serving others and helping them live their dreams. SaulPaul landed a ticket in jail and was incarcerated in the Texas State Penitentiary. After serving two years, SaulPaul was readmitted to the University of Texas at Austin and went on to graduate with honors. When SaulPaul played the BET Music Matters Showcase in Los Angeles, BET’s Kelly G said, “He was a star.” In New Orleans at the Cutting Edge Music Festival when Martin Atkins, author of Tour: Smart, spotted SaulPaul in attendance at his keynote, he stopped mid-sentence and exclaimed that SaulPaul was a genius. When Third Coast Legend DJ Michael 5ooo Watts witnessed SaulPaul freestyle, he asked SaulPaul could he take a picture with him!