Florida Department of Corrections Banner, Secretary Julie L. Jones

 
Press Release
March 12, 2019
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Visitor Contraband Interdiction | March 5 – March 11, 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.

Blackwater Correctional Facility: On March 10, an FDC K-9 team alerted on a visitor. Staff discovered marijuana, various narcotics and paraphernalia inside their vehicle. The visitor was arrested for possession and introduction of contraband.

Cross City Correctional Institution - East: On March 9, during a pat search, a visitor was found to be in possession of an undisclosed amount of cash concealed. The visitor was arrested for introduction of contraband.

Jefferson Correctional Institution: On March 10, the institution's K-9 team alerted on a visitor. The visitor was found to be in possession of multiple cell phones. The visitor was arrested for introduction of contraband.

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

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

Lowell Annex: On March 9, during visitation, staff observed a visitor pass a suspicious item to an inmate. Upon further investigation, the item was a small bag which contained various narcotics. 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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