Florida Department of Corrections Banner, Secretary Mark S. Inch

October 22, 2019
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Visitor Contraband Interdiction | October 15 – October 21, 2019

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 suspension or termination of their visitation privileges and arrest.

Mayo Annex: On October 20, staff discovered a visitor to be in possession of marijuana inside the institution. Their visitation was terminated.

New River Work Camp: On October 19, staff encountered a visitor on facility property who recently had visitation privileges suspended. The visitor became combative and threw a bundle of narcotics towards the institution. The visitor then fled the entrance area on foot, entered their vehicle and attempted to strike two correctional officers with their car while fleeing the parking area. The visitor was apprehended by local law enforcement and arrested. Charges from the incident at the institution included two counts of aggravated assault, terrorist threats against a state facility, disorderly conduct, possession of narcotics and introduction of contraband. Additional charges stemmed from outside of the institution.


As Florida's largest state agency, the Department of Corrections employs 24,000 members statewide, incarcerates approximately 95,000 inmates and supervises nearly 164,000 offenders in the community.

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