May 14, 2019
Visitor Contraband Interdiction | May 7 – May 13, 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.
Lowell Annex: On May 12, during a pat search, staff discovered a visitor to be in possession of contraband tobacco. The visitor was arrested for introduction of contraband.
Walton Correctional Institution: On May 12, staff discovered a visitor to be in possession of a cell phone, concealed on their person. 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.