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Staff shake-up continues in Florida's prison system

TALLAHASSEE — The staff shake-up continues in Florida's prison system.

Daniel Ronay, the hand-picked top assistant to former Corrections Secretary Ed Buss, is leaving the $120,000-a-year job he has held since March.

"I was told I was too loyal to Ed," Ronay said, "and I submitted my resignation after being told to … Florida just wasn't a good fit, I guess."

Ronay, 57, was chief of staff and deputy secretary under Buss, the same post he held when the two men worked side-by-side running Indiana's prisons. He dismissed more than two dozen high-level staffers after he arrived in February.

Buss was removed Aug. 24 after Gov. Rick Scott and chief of staff Steve MacNamara decided he mishandled two contracts.

Ronay is a 32-year veteran of the military who fought in two wars and has spent the past 17 years working in corrections. He'll stay on the state payroll through Oct. 28.

In his resignation letter, Ronay wrote: "I came to Florida committed to being a member of Gov. Scott's administration … Circumstances are such that I am unable to continue in that role."

Buss also continues to draw his full $145,000-a-year salary as he seeks new employment. The governor's office agreed to keep Buss on the public payroll through Thursday to use accrued annual leave time and help the transition to new prison chief Ken Tucker.

Steve Bousquet can be reached at bousquet@sptimes.com or (850) 224-7263.

Staff shake-up continues in Florida's prison system 10/06/11 [Last modified: Thursday, October 6, 2011 11:45pm]
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