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Press Release
June 12, 2018
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Visitor Contraband Interdiction | June 4 – 11, 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 eight visitors from introducing contraband into FDC’s secure facilities:

Franklin Correctional Institution: On June 9, a visitor was found to be in possession of methamphetamine and synthetic marijuana. The visitor was arrested for introduction of contraband and her visitation privileges were terminated.

Baker Correctional Institution: On June 10, the institution's K-9 team alerted on a visitor's vehicle. Staff subsequently discovered marijuana inside the vehicle. The visitation was terminated.

Baker Correctional Institution: On June 10, the institution's K-9 team alerted on a visitor's vehicle. Staff subsequently discovered marijuana inside the vehicle. The visitation was terminated.

Baker Correctional Institution: On June 10, the institution's K-9 team alerted on a vehicle which was shared by two visitors. Staff subsequently discovered contraband tobacco. Both visits were terminated.

Florida Women’s Reception Center: On June 10, staff witnessed a visitor attempting to conceal narcotics in the visitation area. The visitor was arrested for introduction of contraband and her visitation privileges were terminated.

Florida State Prison: On June 10, a visitor was found to be in possession of methamphetamine. The visitor was arrested for introduction of contraband and her visitation privileges were terminated.

Century Correctional Institution: On June 10, the institution's K-9 team alerted on a visitor. Staff discovered the visitor to be in possession of 2 cell phones, marijuana and alcohol. The individual's visitation privileges were suspended.

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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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