Florida Department of Corrections Banner, Secretary Julie L. Jones

 
Press Release
October 9, 2018
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Visitor Contraband Interdiction | October 2 – October 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 six visitors from introducing contraband into FDC’s secure facilities:

Century Correctional Institution: On October 7, the institution's K-9 team alerted on two separate visitors. Staff subsequently discovered marijuana residue in both of their vehicles. Their visitations were terminated.

Cross City Correctional Institution: On October 7, the institution's K-9 team alerted on two separate visitor’s vehicles. Staff subsequently discovered marijuana residue in both vehicles. Their visitations were terminated.

Desoto Annex: On October 7, staff observed a visitor attempting to conceal narcotics in the visitation area. The visitor was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and introduction of contraband.

Polk Correctional Institution: On October 7, the institution's K-9 team alerted on a visitor’s vehicle. Staff subsequently discovered marijuana inside the vehicle. The visitor was arrested for possession.

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