May 9, 2018
FDC Announces Update to Correctional Institutions Visitation Rule
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Department of Corrections today announced an update regarding visitation at Florida’s correctional institutions. A notice of change to F.A.C. rule 33-601.722, regarding visitation was posted on the Florida Administrative Register.
Following the rule hearing on April 3, the Department evaluated all public testimony and posted today, the new draft version of the rule for public review. A second public hearing is scheduled for May 31, 2018.
There will be no changes to the normal weekend visitation schedule, unless specifically posted on the website, until after the rule making process is complete.
The current weekend visitation schedule remains in effect at institutions statewide.
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.