August 29, 2019
Contact: FDC Communications
Weekend Visitation Canceled at all FDC Facilities
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, the Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) announced the cancelation of weekend visitation for all correctional facilities statewide Saturday, August 31; Sunday, September 1 and Monday, September 2, in response to Hurricane Dorian.
The cancelation is effective through September 2, and includes all major institutions, work camps, work release centers and annex facilities.
FDC staff throughout the state are working to prepare facilities for the potential impact of Hurricane Dorian. Staff resources will be devoted to emergency response efforts.
FDC looks forward to resuming normal visitation as soon as possible.
Individuals are encouraged to visit the Department website or social media channels prior to contacting individual institutions. Frequent updates regarding visitation and office closures will be posted on Facebook, Twitter and www.dc.state.fl.us.
As Florida's largest state agency, and the third largest state prison system in the country, FDC employs 24,000 members, incarcerates approximately 90,000 inmates and supervises nearly 155,000 offenders in the community.