Florida Department of Corrections Banner, Secretary Mark S. Inch

Press Release
December 17, 2019

Contact: FDC Communications
(850) 488-0420

Visitor Arrested for Contraband

GRACEVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Department of Corrections’ (FDC) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) announced the arrest of visitor Sheila Mitchell. Mitchell is charged with multiple counts of conspiracy to introduce contraband into a state correctional institution and the unlawful use of a two-way communication device.

Following the arrest, Mitchell was transported to the Washington County Alabama Sheriff’s Office. The OIG acknowledges the cooperation and assistance provided by the Washington County Alabama Sheriff’s Office and State Attorney Glen Hess in the 14th Judicial Circuit of Florida and the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office.

For more information on the Department’s Office of the Inspector General, please visit: http://www.dc.state.fl.us/orginfo/ig.html.

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As Florida's largest state agency, the Department of Corrections employs 24,000 members statewide, incarcerates approximately 94,000 inmates and supervises nearly 161,000 offenders in the community.

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