Florida Department of Corrections Banner, Secretary Julie L. Jones

Press Release
September 7, 2018
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Hamilton CI Annex Statement

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - There was no “riot” at Hamilton Correctional Institution Annex.

During outside recreation, there were approximately 100 inmates on the recreation field when a number of inmates began acting out and became noncompliant. Institutional response teams immediately responded, and due to their swift and methodical approach, the situation was brought under control with no injuries to staff or inmates. Outside law enforcement responded in an abundance of caution to secure the perimeter and never entered the secure facility.

This event is over, and everything is completely under control. There is absolutely no indication that this incident occurred as a result of any national movement or organization.


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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