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Florida Department of Corrections
Julie L. Jones, Secretary

Press Release
September 8, 2016
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(850) 488-0420

Statement regarding Holmes Correctional Institution Disturbance:

Wednesday night, there was a major disturbance involving several hundred inmates housed in multiple dorms at Holmes Correctional Institution. At this time the situation has been resolved and the facility remains on a Level 3 lockdown. There was one inmate on inmate injury that occurred during the disturbance. No staff were injured. The Department is currently assessing the facility for any damages that have resulted and have transported all the involved inmates to other locations. Additional information will be made available following a comprehensive after action review and investigation.



As Florida's largest state agency, the Department of Corrections employs 24,000 members statewide, incarcerates approximately 99,000 inmates and supervises nearly 140,000 offenders in the community.

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