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The Office of Communications is responsible for providing accurate, transparent and timely information about the Department and its facilities to inquiring members of the media. The team assists media in understanding Florida's correctional system, facilitates media engagement at institutional events and coordinates inmate interviews in line with FDC policy and state laws.

Major FDC Press Releases and Announcements
02/02/23 The Framework for Freedom Budget Reaffirms Governor DeSantis’ Historic Commitment to Correctional Officers
01/30/23 Veterans Treatment Court Visits Union Correctional Institution
01/26/23 Visitor Sentenced to Prison Following Arrest for Introduction of Contraband
01/18/23 FDC In The News: Florida Prison Solitary Confinement Challenge Ends
01/13/23 FDC In The News: Orange County inmates train greyhounds to become companion pets
01/12/23 Florida Department of Corrections Compensated for Legal Costs in Activists’ Failed Attempt to Disrupt Restrictive Housing
01/11/23 Media Invitation to Hounds with Hearts K-9 Graduation at Orlando-Area Correctional Institution
01/09/23 FDC In The News: Florida’s Pre-Release Hiring Events
12/30/22 FDC Celebrates Unprecedented Year of Success, Innovation and Support
12/16/22 Media Invitation to Prison Fellowship Event at Everglades Correctional Institution
12/16/22 Visitor Arrested with Hidden Narcotics
12/09/22 FDC In The News: Inmates Speak to Program Success
12/09/22 FDC In The News: Polk Profile - Ray Childs Works His Way Through Department of Corrections
12/08/22 FDC Inmates Graduate with Associates Degrees
12/06/22 Media Invitation to Inmate College Graduation
Press Releases OIG Arrests
Staff Assaults Media Policies
Visitor Contraband Statistics