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The Office of Communications is responsible for providing accurate, transparent and timely information about the Department and its facilities to inquiring members of the media. The team assists media in understanding Florida's correctional system, facilitates media engagement at institutional events and coordinates inmate interviews in line with FDC policy and state laws.

Kayla McLaughlin, Director
501 South Calhoun Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2500

For press inquiries, please contact


September 22, 2023

FDC Announces Comprehensive Bonuses for New Hires at Florida's Correctional Institutions

August 21, 2023

Inmate Sentenced to Life for Assaulting FDC Staff

August 18, 2023

Florida Department of Corrections Partners with the Florida Foundation for Correctional Excellence to Invest in Re-Entry Programs

August 14, 2023

Nine FDC Correctional Institutions Earn Reaccreditation by the American Correctional Association

August 3, 2023

UPDATED 08/03/23: Media Briefing Schedule for Execution of James Barnes

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