During the morning meal, there was a disturbance involving a number of inmates in the dining hall at Northwest Florida Reception Center. Due to the quick response of the institution response team, the situation was quickly and effectively resolved. One staff member was assaulted and received minor injuries; there were no injuries to inmates. The Department has placed involved inmates in confinement pending disciplinary review.
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.