Rick Scott, Governor
Florida Department of Corrections
Timothy H. Cannon, Interim Secretary
1999 & earlier
For Immediate Release
October 26, 1999
For More Information Contact:
Jo Ellyn Rackleff
Public Affairs Office
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:
inmates in confinement;
inmates under close management; and
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.
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