TALLAHASSEE - Hurricane Floyd has forced the transfer of thousands of prison inmates to other facilities inland.
Because of security concerns and fluctuating schedules, DOC cannot disclose the destinations of these inmates, whose transfers began Monday and should be complete tonight. Family members wanting to know their whereabouts for visitation purposes may call our inmate family ombudsman toll-free at 1-888-558-6488 or visit our website at www.dc.state.fl.us.
The breakdown is as follows (CI is correctional institution, WRC is work release center, WC is work camp and RP is road prison):
Brevard CI (Sharpes), 1186 inmates
Indian River CI (Vero Beach), 98 special needs inmates
Reality House (contract drug center in Daytona Beach), 84 inmates