Florida Department of Corrections Banner, Secretary Julie L. Jones

 
Press Release
March 5, 2019
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Visitor Contraband Interdiction | February 26 – March 4, 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.

Century Correctional Institution: On March 3, the institution's K-9 team alerted on a visitor. Staff discovered marijuana inside the vehicle. Their visitation was terminated.

Charlotte Correctional Institution: On March 2, the institution's K-9 team alerted on a visitor. The visitor refused consent to search the vehicle. Their visitation was terminated.

Hamilton Annex: On March 3, the institution's K-9 team alerted on a visitor. Staff discovered marijuana, ammunition and a firearm inside the vehicle. Their visitation was terminated.

Tomoka Correctional Institution: On March 2, the institution's K-9 team alerted on a visitor. The visitor refused consent to search the vehicle. Their visitation was terminated.

Walton Correctional Institution: On March 3, during a pat search, staff discovered a visitor to be in possession of concealed, undisclosed cash. The visitor was arrested for introduction of contraband.

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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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