September 9, 2017
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) is taking proactive steps to ensure the public and individuals entrusted to our custody are secure as Florida prepares to respond to Hurricane Irma. FDC continues to monitor the changing track of the storm, and is actively preparing institutions and making evacuation determinations as the track evolves.
Florida institutions have been stocked with emergency food and water supplies in the event the facility is unable to receive normal deliveries following the storm.
Safety of FDC staff and inmates is paramount. The Department is working around the clock to take necessary precautions for the storm. Evacuation determinations are made in the best interest of the inmates and public safety.
The following facilities have been evacuated, as of September 8:
In the event of additional evacuations, announcements will only be made upon completion. Inmate locations will be posted on the website approximately 24-hours after relocation, per standard protocol.
In response to travel restrictions throughout Florida and to ensure staff resources can be maximized for hurricane response, weekend visitation at all institutions for Saturday, September 9, and Sunday, September 10 is cancelled. The cancelation includes all major institutions, work camps, community release centers and annex facilities.
For more information about the Department and facilities and programs, please visit www.dc.state.fl.us.
As Florida's largest state agency, the Department of Corrections employs 24,000 members statewide, incarcerates approximately 97,000 inmates and supervises nearly 167,000 offenders in the community.