Florida Department of Corrections Banner, Secretary Julie L. Jones

 
Press Release
March 19, 2019
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Visitor Contraband Interdiction | March 12 – March 18, 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.

Everglades Re-Entry: On March 16, the institution's K-9 team alerted on a visitor. Staff discovered marijuana inside their vehicle. Their visitation was terminated.

Hamilton Correctional Institution: On March 17, the institution's K-9 team alerted on a visitor. Staff discovered marijuana inside their vehicle. Their visitation was terminated.

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

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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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