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Press Release
April 3, 2012
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Florida Department of Corrections Launches ALERT Notification
System will notify residents of escapes, Amber Alerts and Silver Alerts

Tallahassee, FL –The Florida Department of Corrections is launching a new automated system to alert residents living near a state correctional facility in the event of an emergency. The new ALERT Notification Service will keep residents informed of prison escapes, and can also be used in other emergency situations, such as when an Amber or Silver Alert is issued.

Residents can call a toll-free hotline 855-963-6229 and register their phone or fax number and the facility’s zip code, which can be found below. Registrants will receive detailed information about an escapee including a physical description and the time of the escape. The automated calls will also relay specific information on other emergencies that could impact nearby homes.

“This continues our commitment to ensure the safety of citizens living near one of our facilities,” said Department of Correction Secretary Ken Tucker. “We work very hard to keep our facilities safe for everyone. This new service makes it possible for us to alert citizens at a moment’s notice if problems arise.”

Notifications messages aren’t limited to those living near a specific institution. When needed, notifications will be sent to all registrants across the state. If the registrant moves, they can use the automated line to update their registration information.

“The ALERT Notification Service will also benefit correctional facilities,” added Tucker. “As residents receive offender descriptions, they can be the additional eyes and ears that can help us locate a missing inmate.”

Escapes from the secure perimeter of a prison are rare, with the last one occurring in 2005.

As Florida's largest state agency, the Department of Corrections employs more than 25,000 statewide, oversees more than 100,000 inmates and supervises nearly 150,000 in the community. Protecting Florida is our priority. Visit us on Facebook or Twitter, or our Web site at www.dc.state.fl.us.

Facility Name Zipcode Facility Name Zipcode Facility Name Zipcode
ACI EAST 32460 GRACEVILLE C.F. 32440 MAYO W.C. 32066
ACI WEST 32460 GRACEVILLE W.C. 32440 MOOREHAVEN C.F. 33471
ARCADIA R. P. 34266 GULF C.I. 32465 N.W.F.R.C. - ANNEX 32428
AVON PARK C.I. 33825 GULF C.I.- ANNEX 32465 N.W.F.R.C. - MAIN 32428
AVON PARK-W.C. 33898 GULF F.C. 32465 NEW RIVER “O” UNIT 32091
BAKER C. I. 32087 HAMILTON C.I. 32052 NEW RIVER EAST 32058
BAKER W.C. 32087 HAMILTON ANNEX 32052 OKALOOSA C. I. 32539
BAY C.F. 32404 HAMILTON W.C. 32052 OKALOOSA W.C. 32539
BAY CITY W.C. 32320 HARDEE C.I. 33834 OKEECHOBEE C.I. 34972
BERRYDALE F.C. 32565 HARDEE W.C. 33834 POLK C. I. 33868
BIG PINE KEY R. P. 33043 HENDRY C.I. 34142 POLK W.C. 33868
BLACKWATER C.F. 32583 HENDRY W.C. 34142 PUTNAM C. I. 32131
BREVARD W.C. 32926 HERNANDO C.I. 34604 R.M.C.- MAIN 32054
BROWARD C. I. 33332 HILLSBOROUGH C.I 33579 R.M.C. W.C. 21054
CALHOUN C.I. 32424 HOLMES C.I. 32425 R.M.C.- WEST 32054
CALHOUN W.C. 32424 HOLMES W.C. 32425 RIVER JUNCTION W.C. 32324
CARYVILLE W.C. 32427 HOMESTEAD C.I. 33034 SAGO PALMS W.C. 33473
CENTURY C.I. 32535 INDIAN RIVER C. I. 32968 SANTA ROSA ANNEX 32583
CENTURY W.C. 32535 JACKSON C.I. 32445 SANTA ROSA C.I. 32583
CFRC-EAST 32825 JACKSON W.C. 32445 SFRC-MAIN 33178
CFRC-MAIN 32825 JEFFERSON C.I. 32344 SFRC-SOUTH 33178
CFRC-SOUTH 32825 LAKE C. I. 34715 SOUTH BAY C.F. 33493
CHARLOTTE C.I. 33982 LAKE CITY C.F. 32025 SUMTER C.I. 33513
COLUMBIA ANNEX 32055 LANCASTER C. I. 32693 SUMTER B.T.U. 33513
COLUMBIA C.I. 32025 LANCASTER W.C. 32693 SUMTER W.C. 33513
COLUMBIA W.C. 32055 LARGO RP 33760 SUWANNEE ANNEX 32060
CROSS CITY C. I. 32628 LAWTEY C. I. 32063 SUWANNEE C.I. 32060
CROSS CITY W.C. 32628 LEVY F.C. 32624 SUWANNEE W.C. 32060
DADE C.I. 33034 LIBERTY C.I. 32321 TALLAHASSEE R. P. 32305
DEMILLY C.I. 33868 LIBERTY W.C. 32321 TAYLOR C.I. 32348
DESOTO ANNEX 34266 LOWELL C. I. 34482 TAYLOR ANNEX 32348
DESOTO W.C. 34266 LOWELL ANNEX 34475 TAYLOR W.C. 32348
EVERGLADES C.I. 33185 LOWELL RC 34475 TOMOKA C. I. 32124
FRANKLIN C.I. 32322 LOWELL W.C. 34482 TOMOKA W.C. 32124
FSP - MAIN UNIT 32091 LOXAHATCHEE R. P. 33411 UNION C. I. 32091
FSP - WEST UNIT 32091 MADISON C.I. 32340 WAKULLA ANNEX 32327
FT. MYERS W.C. 33905 MADISON W.C. 32340 WAKULLA C.I. 32327
GADSDEN C.F. 32351 MARION C.I. 34482 WAKULLA W.C. 32327
GAINESVILLE C.I. 32609 MARION W.C. 34475 WALTON C.I. 32433
GAINESVILLE W.C. 32609 MARTIN C. I. 34956 WALTON W.C. 32433
GLADES C. I. 33430 MARTIN W.C. 34956 ZEPHYRHILLS C.I. 33541
GLADES W.C. 33430 MAYO C. I. 32066