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Press Release
June 5, 2018
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Visitor Contraband Interdiction | May 28 – June 3, 2018

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) has zero tolerance for contraband of any kind, and visitors attempting to introduce contraband are subject to immediate termination of their visitation privileges.

Whenever contraband is recovered on a visitor, local law enforcement is always contacted as well and they determine whether to make an arrest.

This past weekend, institutional staff stopped two visitors from introducing contraband into FDC’s secure facilities:

Hamilton Correctional Institution: On May 28, institution staff noticed a visitor with a suspicious substance, found to be narcotics, in their hand. The individual was arrested for introduction of contraband and her visitation privileges were terminated.

Desoto Annex: On June 3, institution staff noticed a visitor attempting to conceal suspicious packages, which were found to contain narcotics, within her clothing. The individual was arrested for introduction of contraband and her visitation privileges were terminated.

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