Florida Department of Corrections Banner, Secretary Julie L. Jones

October 13, 2018

Contact: FDC Communications
(850) 488-0420

UPDATE: Hurricane Michael

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Phone lines at several North Florida Institutions remain down. Cell service and land lines in many panhandle communities are not working. Once land lines in the community are restored, inmate phones should be working and inmates will be able to call out.

Once commercial power is stable and the institution is fully off generator power, kiosks will be turned on and inmates will be able to resume normal kiosk communication - IF internet is working in the area.

Evacuation announcements will not be made until they are complete. If an inmate location changes, it will be updated on www.dc.state.fl.us within 24-hrs.


As Florida's largest state agency, and the third largest state prison system in the country, FDC employs 24,000 members, incarcerates 80,000 inmates and supervises nearly 146,000 offenders in the community.

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