Wednesday Editorial: Florida's new prison chief offers hope Mark Inch, new head of Fla DOC DeSantis made a great choice in my opinion. Military back ground and emphasis on rehabilitation " In contrast, Florida has been mired in an archaic system that keeps people in prison, scrimps on rehabilitation and does nothing as offenders keep returning. The system doesn’t work. It wastes money. It’s just dumb. Smart justice programs target prisoners who aren’t threats to society; the programs give these offenders the tools to become productive citizens — an approach that also protects the public. That principle finally got through to our leaders in Washington: they recently passed the federal First Step Act, which will implement a number of prison reforms to promote rehabilitation."