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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Michael D. Crews, Secretary


For Immediate Release
September 14, 1999
For More Information
Contact: Public Affairs Office
(850) 488-0420

Inmates Transferred Due
to Hurricane Floyd

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):

  1. Brevard CI (Sharpes), 1186 inmates
  2. Indian River CI (Vero Beach), 98 special needs inmates
  3. Reality House (contract drug center in Daytona Beach), 84 inmates
  4. Dinsmore WRC (Jacksonville), 116 inmates
  5. Cocoa WRC, 59 inmates
  6. Big Pine Key RP, 62 inmates
  7. Atlantic WRC (West Palm Beach), 34 inmates
  8. Miami WRC, 25 inmates
  9. Miami North WRC, 133 inmates
  10. Opa Locka WRC, 72 inmates
  11. Hollywood WRC, 54 inmates
  12. Pompano Beach WRC, 157 inmates
  13. Ft. Pierce WRC, 71 inmates
  14. West Palm Beach WRC, 104 inmates
  15. Loxahatchee RP, 89 inmates
  16. Tomoka CI (Daytona Beach), 940 inmates
  17. Glades WC (Belle Glade), 276 inmates
  18. Martin WC (Indiantown), 254 inmates
  19. Kissimmee WRC, 97 inmates
  20. Orlando WRC, 53 inmates

TOTAL = 4023 inmates