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Rick Scott, Governor
Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Timothy H. Cannon, Interim Secretary


For Immediate Release
October 26, 1999
For More Information Contact:
Jo Ellyn Rackleff or Public Affairs Office
(850) 488-0420

Temporary Relocation of Inmates
at Martin Correctional Institution

  • We are experiencing reduced water pressure, which may be due to a drop in the water table at Martin Correctional Institution.

  • Beginning today we are temporarily relocating a portion of the inmate population at Martin to the Annex at South Florida Reception Center.

  • Approximately 700 inmates will be moved.

  • Roughly 400 inmates will remain at Martin, including:
    1. inmates in confinement;
    2. inmates under close management; and
    3. detainees at the Department of Children and Families Treatment Facility.
  • Water for remaining inmates will be supplied by tanker trucks.

  • Food services and medical treatment at Martin C. I. will not be affected. South Florida Reception Center is equipped with a full medical team.

  • Visitation will take place as scheduled. Questions concerning visitation for South Florida Reception Center should be directed to the Central Visitation Authority toll free at 1-877-822-1987.

  • There will be no staff layoffs as a result of the relocation. Additional staff needs at South Florida Reception Center will be met by paid overtime of existing staff.