Signed into law:
April 10, 2000
Joe Winkler has over 18 years of experience in Corrections. During his tenure with the Florida Department of Corrections he has advanced through t
Joe Winkler has over 18 years of experience in Corrections. During his tenure with the Florida Department of Corrections he has advanced through the ranks starting as a Correctional Probation Officer to his current position as the Assistant Secretary of Community Corrections.
In his current position, Director Winkler is responsible for providing support and policy direction to approximately 3,000 staff who supervise over 165,000 offenders. In addition, he provides oversight to the Bureau of Interstate Compact/Probation & Parole Field Services and the Bureau of Community Programs & Victim Services.
Prior to his current position, Assistant Secretary Winkler has held several leadership positions in Community Corrections that have included a Probation Supervisor, Probation Senior Supervisor, Circuit Administrator in two Judicial Circuits, Northern Region Assistant Regional Director, Region 2 Director, and Director of Community Corrections. These assignments have provided him with valuable experience in critical agency missions within Community Corrections.
Assistant Secretary Winkler is a graduate of Saint Leo University where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice.
Interstate Compact Coordinator
Offenders: Outgoing FL Prison Releasees
Victim Services Administrator
Vacant, Executive Office of the Governor
Honorable Frank Ledee, 17th Judicial Circuit
Keith Perry, Legislative Member
Patricia Tuthill, Peyton Tuthill Foundation for Victim’s Rights
Honorable Adrian Soud, 4th Judicial Circuit
Sheriff Eugene "Tommy" Ford, Bay County Sheriff’s Office
Effective July 1, 2022, individuals will be required to pay a $100.00 Application Fee prior to transferring out of Florida.
Regular Probation is $103.72/mo
If offender is declared indigent by the sentencing authority or by having used the Public Defender, the rate is $50/mo
Community Control (house arrest) is $124.71 (established per diem rate OR $50 indigency rate if Public Defender used)
Electronic Monitoring: $4.90/day
Drug Testing Fee: $30–$65 (onetime fee)