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Press Release
June 25, 2018
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Visitor Contraband Interdiction | June 18 – June 25, 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 five visitors from introducing contraband into FDC’s secure facilities:

Century Correctional Institution: On June 23, the institution's K-9 team alerted on a visitor's vehicle. Staff subsequently discovered marijuana and alcohol inside the vehicle. The visitation was terminated.

Everglades Correctional Institution: On June 24, institution staff located multiple packaged cellphones in a visitor’s vehicle. The visitation was terminated.

Gainesville Work Camp: On June 23, a visitor was found to be in possession of narcotics. The individual was arrested for introduction of contraband.

Hardee Work Camp: On June 23, a visitor was found to be in possession of narcotics. The individual was arrested for introduction of contraband.

Sumter Correctional Institution: On June 24, the institution's K-9 team alerted on a visitor's vehicle. Staff subsequently discovered narcotics inside the vehicle. The individual was arrested for introduction of contraband and her visitation privileges were terminated.

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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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