Florida Department of Corrections Banner, Secretary Julie L. Jones

 
Press Release
February 21, 2019
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Visitor Contraband Interdiction | February 12 – February 19, 2019

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) has zero tolerance for contraband of any kind, and visitors attempting to introduce contraband are subject to immediate termination of their visitation privileges.

Whenever contraband is recovered on a visitor, local law enforcement is contacted, and they determine whether to make an arrest.

Charlotte Correctional Institution: On February 16, the institution's K-9 team alerted on a visitor’s vehicle. Staff discovered marijuana and paraphernalia inside the vehicle. The visitor was arrested for possession.

Columbia Annex: On February 17, the institution's K-9 team alerted on a visitor’s vehicle. Staff discovered marijuana inside the vehicle. Their visitation was terminated.

Everglades Re-Entry: On On February 17, the institution's K-9 team alerted on a visitor’s vehicle. Staff discovered marijuana inside the vehicle. Their visitation was terminated.

Marion Correctional Institution: : On February 17, the institution's K-9 team alerted on three visitor vehicles. Staff discovered marijuana inside each vehicle. Their visitations were terminated.

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