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Press Release
April 9, 2019
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Visitor Contraband Interdiction | April 2 – April 8, 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.

Baker Correctional Institution: On April 6, during a pat search, a visitor was found to be in possession of narcotics. They were arrested for introduction of contraband.

Baker Correctional Institution: On April 6, while departing the visitation area, an inmate was found to be in possession of a cellphone. Their visitor admitted to bringing the phone into the institution. They were arrested for introduction of contraband.

Okeechobee Correctional Institution: On April 6, during a pat search, a visitor was found to be in possession of narcotics. They were charged with introduction of contraband, and their visitation was terminated.

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