FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 5, 2020
Contact: FDC Communications
Florida Correctional Officer Arrested
BUSHNELL, Fla — The Florida Department of Corrections’ Office of the Inspector General announced the arrest of correctional officer Austin Thorneberry. Thorneberry is charged with introduction of contraband, possession of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell or deliver.
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The following exemptions apply to the redactions:
The home addresses, telephone numbers, including cellular and personal pager numbers, social security numbers, dates of birth, and photographs of active or former Department employees and/or their spouses and children; places of employment; daycare facilities, and/or schools of active or former Department employees’ spouses and children. §§ 119.071 (4)(d) and 945.10(1)(e), F.S.
119.071[e], F.S., exempting all information “revealing the substance of a confession” by a person arrested until there is a final disposition in the case
As Florida's largest state agency, and the third largest state prison system in the country, FDC employs 24,000 members, incarcerates 80,000 inmates and supervises nearly 145,000 offenders in the community.