Florida Department of Corrections Banner, Secretary Mark S. Inch

 
Advisory
April 16, 2019
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Visitor Contraband Interdiction | April 9 – April 15, 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 13, the institution’s K-9 team alerted on a visitor. Staff discovered marijuana inside their vehicle. Their visitation was terminated.

Century Correctional Institution: On April 13, during a pat search, a visitor was found to be in possession of a large amount of cash and a ring concealed on their person. Their visitation was terminated.

Baker Correctional Institution: On April 13, the institution’s K-9 team alerted on a visitor. Staff discovered marijuana inside their vehicle. Their visitation was terminated.

Desoto Annex: On April 14, the institution’s K-9 team alerted on a visitors. The visitor refused consent to search. Their visitation was terminated.

Mayo Annex: On April 14, the institution’s K-9 team alerted on a visitor. Staff discovered marijuana inside their vehicle. Their visitation was terminated.

Walton Correctional Institution: On April 14, the institution’s K-9 team alerted on a visitor. The visitor admitted to having consumed marijuana prior to their arrival. Their visitation was terminated.

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