Florida Department of Corrections Banner, Secretary Julie L. Jones

 
Press Release
April 9, 2018
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Visitor Contraband Interdiction | April 7 – 8, 2018

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 always contacted as well and they determine whether to make an arrest.

This past weekend, institutional staff stopped one visitor from introducing contraband into FDC’s secure facilities:

Apalachee Correctional Institution:On April 8, the institution’s K-9 Interdiction Team detected marijuana inside a visitor’s vehicle. Her visitation privileges were terminated.

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