Florida Department of Corrections Banner, Secretary Julie L. Jones

 
Press Release
July 17, 2018
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Visitor Contraband Interdiction | July 9 – July 16, 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 five visitors from introducing contraband into FDC’s secure facilities:

Avon Park Correctional Institution: On July 15, institution staff located cash and a visitor’s credit card hidden in a bathroom. The items were returned to the visitor and the visitation was terminated.

Florida State Prison: On July 14, a visitor was found to be in possession of contraband tobacco. The individual was arrested for introduction of contraband.

Gulf Correctional Institution: On July 14, a visitor was found to be in possession of narcotics. The individual was arrested for introduction of contraband.

Sumter Correctional Institution: On July 15, the institution's K-9 team alerted on a visitor's vehicle. Staff subsequently discovered marijuana inside the vehicle. The individual was arrested for introduction of contraband.

Sumter Correctional Institution: On July 15, the institution's K-9 team alerted on a visitor's vehicle. Staff subsequently discovered alcohol and marijuana inside the vehicle. The individual was arrested for introduction of contraband.

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