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Press Release
May 14, 2018
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Visitor Contraband Interdiction | May 12 – 13, 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 three visitors from introducing contraband into FDC’s secure facilities:

Moore Haven Correctional Facility: On May 12, institution staff discovered cell phones and marijuana in a visitor's possession. The visitor was arrested for introduction of contraband and her visitation privileges were terminated.

Moore Haven Correctional Facility: On May 13, institution staff discovered a visitor in possession of narcotics. The visitor was arrested and visitation privileges were terminated.

Taylor Correctional Institution Annex: On May 12, the institution's K-9 team discovered marijuana in a visitor's vehicle. The visitor was arrested and visitation privileges were terminated.


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.

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