The SunSentinel reports 48-year-old Tawanna Marin died Monday afternoon shortly after being hit by a car.
The crash happened in Coconut Creek, which is near Fort Lauderdale.
Florida Department of Corrections Secretary Julie Jones said in a statement that Marin was a corrections officer with the state for nine years. She was based at the South Florida Reception Center in Doral.
The inmates were working for the Department of Transportation.
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