Florida Department of Corrections Banner, Secretary Mark S. Inch

Press Release
December 12, 2019

Contact: FDC Communications
(850) 488-0420

Private Contractor and Visitor Arrested for Contraband

GRACEVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Department of Corrections’ (FDC) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) announced the arrest of substance abuse counselor Kayla Bryars and visitor Torri Waldrup. Bryars is charged with multiple counts of conspiracy to introduce contraband, unlawful use of a two-way communication device, conspiracy to deliver drugs and interference with an inmate. Waldrup is charged with conspiracy to introduce contraband and unlawful use of a two-way communication device.

Following the arrest Bryars was transported to the Baldwin County Jail in Alabama and Waldup was transported to the Washington County Jail in Alabama. The OIG acknowledges the cooperation and assistance of the Baldwin County Alabama Sheriff’s Office and the Washington County Alabama Sheriff’s Office along with State Attorney Glenn Hess of the 14th Judicial Circuit of Florida and the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office.

Click here to see the affidavit for Kayla Bryars. The following exemptions apply to the redactions:

Medical information pertaining to a prospective, current, or former officer or employee. § 119.071(4)(b), F.S.

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 (sections 119.071 (4)(d), F.S. and 945.10(1)(e), F.S.

Information, which if released, would jeopardize a person’s safety. § 945.10(1)(e), F.S.

Active criminal investigation or criminal intelligence information. § 119.071(2)(c), F.S.

Click here to see the affidavit for Torri Waldrup. The following exemptions apply to the redactions:



For more information on the Department’s Office of the Inspector General, please visit: http://www.dc.state.fl.us/orginfo/ig.html.


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.

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