FDC Press Releases and Announcements
11/24/21 Secretary's Message to Inmates and Offenders: Find Thanksgiving
11/23/21 FDC Invites Media to Polk CI’s Toys for Tots Program
11/23/21 Law enforcement supervisors graduate from Florida Leadership Academy
11/19/21Governor DeSantis Announces Four Key Appointments to his Administration
11/18/21ICYMI: Governor Ron DeSantis Signs Legislation to Protect Florida Jobs
11/17/21ICYMI: Governor Ron DeSantis and Florida Department of Corrections Announce Increased Hiring Bonuses, Additional Incentives for Correctional Officers
10/29/21Visitation at Hardee CI Canceled
10/20/21FDC Program Partner to Host Virtual Horse Show from Lowell CI
10/15/21ICYMI: Prison Pups program in Daytona changes lives
10/05/21FDC Announces Hiring Bonuses
09/30/21 FDC Assistant Secretary of Community Corrections Joins Podcast Led by Former Inmates
09/24/21 FDC Fallen Officers Recognized in Statewide Event
09/17/21 FDC Probation Officer Receives Statewide Award
09/15/21 FDC Officers Awarded Medals of Valor by National Association
09/13/21 Secretary's Message to Inmates and Offenders: Find A Place
09/02/21 FDC Recognizes Hardee County Volunteers
08/28/21 Florida Correctional Officer Trainee Dies on Duty
08/27/21 Information Related to Temporary Closures
08/20/21 ICYMI: Criminal justice leaders graduate from Executive Leadership Seminar
08/18/21 Nine FDC Correctional Institutions Earn Reaccreditation by the American Correctional Association
08/12/21 UPDATED: Visitation at Lancaster CI Canceled
08/11/21 ICYMI: Miss USA visits Jacksonville while bringing awareness to Children of Inmates program
08/11/21 FDC Staff Receive Awards at Annual FGIA Conference
08/07/21 UPDATED: Cross City CI Temporarily Evacuated
08/05/21 Weekend Visitation at Cross City CI Canceled
08/04/21 ICYMI: Secretary Inch Visited Preston Scott Morning Show
07/26/21 ICYMI: Pomp and Circumstance: Inmates, animal shelter officials celebrate dogs’ graduation
07/22/21 FDC Announces Visitation Expansion for Incentivized Prisons
07/19/21 FDC Recognizes Pretrial, Probation and Parole Supervision Week 2021
07/15/21 Weekend Visitation at Cross City CI Canceled
07/14/21 Accreditation Team Inviting Public Comments Concerning the Office of the Inspector General at Florida Department of Corrections
07/08/21 Visitation at Cross City CI Canceled
07/07/21 FDC Announces Hiring Bonuses
07/02/21 ICYMI: Faith and Character Program in Hernando County prison provides life-changing results for inmates
06/25/21 ICYMI: Mayo Correctional Institution K-9 team wins Region II K-9 competition
06/24/21 Secretary's Message: Find Your Smile
06/22/21 ICYMI: Florida Department of Corrections Hosts Roadmap to Restoration Event
06/09/21 Nine FDC Correctional Institutions Earn Reaccreditation by the American Correctional Association
06/07/21 ICYMI: Florida prisons try mentor program to help those on short sentences succeed after release
06/02/21 Public Safety Prioritized Through Governor DeSantis’ Approval of Budget
05/18/21 FDC Hosts Second Annual Inmate Masonry Competition
05/17/21 FDC Sends Condolences to Family, Friends of Colonel Matthew Sanders
05/13/21 Florida Department of Corrections Honors Fallen at Wakulla CI
05/10/21 Two Inmates Arrested Following Assaults on Correctional Officer
05/10/21 ICYMI: Six corrections officers complete LSSC Corrections Leadership Academy in Spring 2021
05/05/21 FDC Celebrates Correctional Employee Week
04/23/21 ICYMI: Prison Programs in Marion County Gives Dogs and Inmates A New Sense Of Purpose
04/15/21 ICYMI: TCC and the Florida Department of Corrections host inaugural graduation ceremony for transitioning inmates
04/12/21 Secretary’s Message to Inmates and Offenders: Find The Normal (Get the Shot)
04/06/21 FDC Increases Inmate Intakes, Maintains Safety Protocols to Protect Population
04/05/21 FDC and CareerSource Florida Partner to Provide Inmates Valuable Employment Skills
03/31/21 FDC Partners with Tallahassee Community College to Host Inmate Program Graduation
03/25/21 FDC Announces Hiring Bonuses
03/24/21 FDC Secretary Joins Podcast Led by Former Inmates
03/04/21 Recent Press Coverage: Perry Newspapers
02/12/21 Secretary’s Message to Inmates and Offenders: Find Imagination
02/04/21 FDC Streamlines Volunteer Application
02/03/21 Lowell Investigation Response
01/28/21 Governor Ron DeSantis’ Florida Leads Budget Recommendations
01/22/21 Inmate Arrested Following Attempted Murder
01/06/21 FDC Announces Hiring Bonuses
01/05/21 FDC’s Chief Victim Advocate Nationally Recognized
12/23/20 Secretary’s Message to Inmates and Offenders: Find Peace and Goodwill
12/23/20 FDC Announces 2020 Accomplishments
12/23/20 FDC Responds to COVID-19 at Lawtey Correctional Institution
12/18/20 FDC Visitation Announcement
12/16/20 FDC Responds to COVID-19 at Zephyrhills Correctional Institution
12/11/20 FDC Celebrates Pups N Pals 10-Year Anniversary
11/10/20 FDC Responds to COVID-19 at Walton Correctional Institution
10/27/20 FDC Begins Development of Inmate-Led Mentoring Program
10/26/20 Recent News Coverage - Perry Newspaper
10/13/20 Secretary's Message to Inmates and Offenders: Find The Good
09/24/20 FDC Announces Hiring Bonuses
09/18/20 FDC and ICE Begin Implementation of Immigration Enforcement Partnership
09/11/20 FDC Visitation Announcement
09/01/20 Two Inmates Arrested Following Assaults on Correctional Officers
08/28/20 FDC Continues Inmate Education During Pandemic
08/25/20 Fall Semester Brings New Opportunities for Columbia CI’s Second Chance Pell Program
08/24/20 FDC Licensure Initiative Creates Improved Pathway to Success
08/19/20 Florida Correctional Officer Passes Away
08/18/20 FDC Extends Visitation Suspension at Correctional Institutions Statewide
08/14/20 Secretary's Message to Inmates and Offenders: Find A Solution
08/14/20 Eight FDC Correctional Institutions Earn Reaccreditation by the ACA
08/14/20 FDC Responds to COVID-19 at Mayo Annex Correctional Institution
08/13/20 Florida Correctional Officer Passes Away
08/12/20 FDC Responds to COVID-19 at Suwannee Correctional Institution
08/12/20 FDC Responds to COVID-19 at Baker Correctional Institution
08/11/20 FDC Responds to COVID-19 at Century Correctional Institution
08/07/20 FDC Responds to COVID-19 at Taylor Correctional Institution
08/07/20 FDC Responds to COVID-19 at Lowell Correctional Institution
08/06/20 FDC Partners with Leon County Sheriff’s Office to Increase Public Safety
08/05/20 FDC Responds to COVID-19 at Santa Rosa Correctional Institution
08/04/20 FDC Responds to COVID-19 at Florida Women’s Reception Center
08/03/20 Florida Correctional Officer Dies After COVID-19 Complications
07/31/20 FDC Secretary, Deputy Secretary Test Positive for COVID-19
07/19/20 FDC Recognizes Pretrial, Probation and Parole Supervision Week 2020
07/16/20 FDC Responds to COVID-19 at Columbia CI
07/16/20 FDC Announces Hiring Bonuses
07/16/20 FDC Extends Visitation Suspension at Correctional Institutions Statewide
07/02/20 Secretary's Message to Inmates and Offenders: Find a Mentor
07/02/20 ICYMI: Governor Ron DeSantis Signs SB 1116 and SB 1118
06/29/20 FDC Extends Visitation Suspension at Correctional Institutions Statewide
06/15/20 FDC OIG Investigation Leads to Arrest of USPS Employee
06/05/20 UPDATED - FDC Public Announcement: Complimentary Communication Credits
05/29/20 FDC OIG Investigations Result in Three Officer Arrests
05/29/20 Florida Resident Arrested
05/27/20 UPDATED - FDC Responds to COVID-19 at Apalachee Correctional Institution
05/21/20 FDC Partners with 211 Referral Service to Extend Inmate/Offender Support
05/18/20 FDC Extends Visitation Suspension at Correctional Institutions Statewide
05/06/20 FDC Recognizes Correctional Employee Appreciation Week
05/06/20 Inmate Arrested for Battery on an Officer
05/02/20 FDC Responds to COVID-19 at Liberty Correctional Institution
05/01/20 Inmates Arrested Following Correctional Officer Assault at Sumter CI
04/30/20 FDC Issues COVID-19 Updates
04/23/20 FDC Recognizes Volunteer Appreciation Week 2020
04/19/20 FDC Responds to COVID-19 at Sumter Correctional Institution
04/19/20 UPDATED - FDC Responds to COVID-19 at Tomoka Correctional Institution
04/18/20 UPDATED - FDC Responds to COVID-19 at Tomoka Correctional Institution
04/15/20 FDC Responds to COVID-19 at Tomoka Correctional Institution
04/13/20 FDC Announces Hiring Bonus
04/11/20 FDC and PRIDE Begin Production of Cloth Face Coverings
04/09/20 FDC Extends Visitation Suspension at Correctional Institutions Statewide
04/05/20 UPDATED - FDC PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT: COVID-19
04/04/20 UPDATED - FDC PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT: COVID-19
04/03/20 FDC Resumes Inmate Intakes, Establishes Protocols to Protect Population
04/03/20 Department of Health Launches New Covid-19 Community Action Survey
04/03/20 UPDATED - FDC PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT: COVID-19
04/02/20 UPDATED - FDC PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT: COVID-19
04/01/20 UPDATED - FDC PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT: COVID-19
03/31/20 UPDATED - FDC PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT: COVID-19
03/30/20 UPDATED - FDC PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT: COVID-19
03/30/20 PRIDE increases production
03/28/20 Secretary's Message to Families
03/27/20 Secretary's Message to Inmates and Offenders: Find Meaning
03/27/20 UPDATED - FDC PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT: COVID-19
03/24/20 UPDATED - FDC PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT: COVID-19
03/17/20 UPDATED - FDC PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT: COVID-19
03/12/20 UPDATED - FDC PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT: COVID-19
03/11/20 FDC Suspends Visitation at Correctional Institutions Statewide
03/06/20 FDC PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT: COVID-19
03/02/20 Secretary's Message to Inmates and Offenders: Find Hope
02/07/20 Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Creation of the Florida Foundation for Correctional Excellence
02/05/20 Secretary's Message to Inmates and Offenders
01/28/20 Florida State Prison Hosts Technical College Program Graduation
01/27/20 Florida Department of Corrections Hosts Inaugural Inmate Masonry Competition
01/23/20 CAPTURE UPDATE! – Escape Alert – Okeechobee Correctional Institution
01/23/20 Ten FDC Correctional Institutions Earn Reaccreditation by the American Correctional Association
01/16/20 Florida Department of Corrections to Host Inaugural Inmate Masonry Competition
01/14/19 FDC Secretary Mark S. Inch Applauds Governor DeSantis’ Support of FDC’s Public Safety Mission, Following the State of the State Address
01/13/19 FDC Celebrates Prison Pups N Pals Graduation at Tomoka Work Camp
12/30/19 FDC Announces Hiring Bonuses
12/23/19 The Florida Department of Corrections Highlights 2019 Accomplishments
12/20/19 FDC Visitation Announcement for Christmas and New Year’s Holidays
12/16/19 CareerSource Florida Board Commends Partners for Re-entry Employment Program
12/10/19 FDC to Host Graduation for Inmates Earning CDL Certifications
12/05/19 Florida Women’s Prison to Host Therapeutic Dance Program Founder
11/19/19 FDC Celebrates Prison Pups N Pals Graduation at Tomoka Work Camp
11/18/19 Governor Ron DeSantis’ Bolder, Brighter, Better Future Budget Recommendations Fund Critical Investments in Corrections and Public Safety
10/30/19 FDC Remains Committed to Public Safety During Halloween
10/24/19 FDC Celebrates Program Graduation at Lancaster Correctional Institution
10/16/19 FDC to Host Same Day Hiring Event for Pensacola Area Institutions
10/08/19 FDC Announces Hiring Bonuses
09/27/19 Weekend Visitation Canceled at Martin CI Main Unit
09/16/19 Serious Incident at Columbia Correctional Institution
09/14/19 Sunday Visitation Canceled at Columbia Correctional Institution
09/10/19 Hurricane Dorian Post Storm Summary
09/05/19 Weekend Visitation Notice
09/04/19 Hurricane Dorian Office Closures: September 5
09/03/19 Hurricane Dorian Office Closures: September 4
09/03/19 Hurricane Dorian Update: Tuesday, September 3
09/03/19 Hurricane Dorian Office Closures: September 3
09/02/19 Hurricane Dorian Update: Monday, September 2
08/31/19 Hurricane Dorian Update: Saturday, August 31
08/30/19 NOTICE TO OFFENDERS ON SUPERVISION: Hurricane Dorian
08/29/19 Weekend Visitation Canceled at all FDC Facilities
08/29/19 FDC Prepares for Hurricane Dorian
08/21/19 UPDATED 08/22/19 - Media Briefing Schedule for Execution of Gary Ray Bowles