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Visitation cancelled at all Florida correctional facilities

Prison
Posted at 4:04 PM, Sep 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-06 12:16:22-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - The Florida Department of Corrections says that all weekend visitation has been cancelled for all of Florida's prisons.

They say the decision was made in response to travel restrictions throughout Florida and Hurricane Irma's arrival.

Officials report weekend visitation at all institutions for Saturday, September 9, and Sunday, September 10, is cancelled. The cancellation includes all major institutions, work camps, community release centers and annex facilities.

They say staff are working around the clock to make necessary precautions for inmates in facilities statewide. Water and food supplies are being brought in and any evacuations will be made in the best interest of the inmates and public safety.

FDC says that in the event of an evacuation, announcements will be made. Inmate locations will be posted on the website approximately 24-hours after relocation, as per standard protocol.

For more information about the Department and facilities and programs, visit www.dc.state.fl.us