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Julie L. Jones, Secretary


Press Release
July 31, 2017
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Correctional Staff Arrested Following OIG Investigation

MONTICELLO, Fla. – Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) arrested former Vocational Instructor Lorimar Blitch last week following an OIG criminal investigation. Blitch has been charged with introduction of contraband and official misconduct.

Following the arrest, Blitch was transported to the Jefferson County Jail. The Florida Department of Corrections Office of Inspector General acknowledges the cooperation and assistance provided by the City of Monticello Police Department and the State Attorney’s Office in the 2nd Judicial Circuit.

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

Click here to see the affidavit. 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 (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.

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