Florida Department of Corrections Banner, Secretary Julie L. Jones

 
Press Release
February 26, 2019
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Visitor Contraband Interdiction | February 19 – February 25, 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.

Cross City Correctional Institution: On February 24, the institution's K-9 team alerted on a visitor vehicle. Staff discovered marijuana inside the vehicle. Their visitation was terminated.

Homestead Correctional Institution: On February 24, the institution's K-9 team alerted on two visitor vehicles. Both visitors denied consent to search their vehicle. Both visitations were terminated.

Lawtey Correctional Institution: On February 24, the institution's K-9 team alerted on a visitor vehicle. Staff discovered marijuana inside the vehicle. Their visitation was terminated.

Reception and Medical Center Work Camp: On February 23, the institution's K-9 team alerted on a visitor vehicle. Staff discovered marijuana inside the vehicle. Their visitation was terminated.

Reception and Medical Center: On February 23, the institution's K-9 team alerted on a visitor vehicle. Staff discovered marijuana inside the vehicle. Their visitation was terminated.

Walton Correctional Institution: On February 24, the institution's K-9 team alerted on a visitor vehicle. Staff discovered various narcotics including synthetic marijuana, inside the vehicle. The visitor was arrested for possession.

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As Florida's largest state agency, the Department of Corrections employs 24,000 members statewide, incarcerates approximately 96,000 inmates and supervises nearly 166,000 offenders in the community.

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