Florida Department of Corrections Banner, Secretary Mark S. Inch

Press Release
April 2, 2019
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Visitor Contraband Interdiction | March 26 – April 1, 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 March 31, while departing the visitation area, an inmate was found to be in possession of various narcotics and multiple cell phones.

Jackson Correctional Institution: On March 31, the institution’s K-9 team alerted on a visitor. The visitor refused consent to be searched. Their visitation was terminated.

Mayo Annex: On March 31, the institution’s K-9 team alerted on a group of visitors. The visitors admitted to using marijuana prior to arrival and possessing marijuana in their vehicle. The visitors departed the institution before law enforcement arrived.

Santa Rosa Annex: On March 24, the institution's K-9 team alerted on a visitor. Staff discovered marijuana inside their vehicle. Their visitation was terminated.


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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