Florida Department of Corrections Banner, Secretary Mark S. Inch

May 7, 2019
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Visitor Contraband Interdiction | April 30 – May 6, 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.

Desoto Annex: On May 4, during a pat search, staff discovered a visitor to be in possession of multiple cell phones. The visitor was arrested for introduction of contraband.

Hamilton Annex: On May 4, staff discovered ammunition in a visitor’s vehicle. The visitor was arrested for introduction of contraband.


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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