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Press Release
July 10, 2018
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Visitor Contraband Interdiction | July 2 – July 9, 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 four visitors from introducing contraband into FDC’s secure facilities:

Calhoun Correctional Institution: On July 7, a visitor was found to be in possession of a cellphone and narcotics. The individual was arrested for introduction of contraband.

Dade Correctional Institution: On July 4, the institution's K-9 team alerted on a vehicle shared by two visitors. Staff subsequently discovered marijuana inside the vehicle. The visitation was terminated.

R.M.C. Work Camp: On July 7, the institution's K-9 team alerted on a visitor's vehicle. Staff subsequently discovered marijuana and a firearm inside the vehicle. The individual was arrested for introduction of contraband.


As Florida's largest state agency, the Department of Corrections employs 24,000 members statewide, incarcerates approximately 96,000 inmates and supervises nearly 167,000 offenders in the community.

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