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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Julie L. Jones

Florida Department of Corrections
Julie L. Jones, Secretary

August 21, 2017
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Lockdown Lifted, FDC Institutions Resume Normal Operations

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) today announced that normal operations have resumed at all institutions, following a statewide partial lockdown and cancellation of visitation.

FDC Secretary Julie Jones said, “We made a planned, strategic decision to take proactive action to uphold our mission to protect public safety and keep our staff and inmates safe. I am confident the measures taken were not only necessary but effective. I am incredibly proud of our team across the Department for joining together to enhance the safety of our facilities and prevent any major disturbances from taking place.”

Additional information about the previous cancellation can be found here:

No further visitation cancellation is planned. Any announcements regarding changes to normal visitation or operations will be posted at


As Florida's largest state agency, the Department of Corrections employs 24,000 members statewide, incarcerates approximately 97,000 inmates and supervises nearly 167,000 offenders in the community.

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