Florida Department of Corrections Banner, Secretary Mark S. Inch


Febuary 9, 2023

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Florida Visitor Arrested

BLOUNTSTOWN, Fla. The Florida Department of Corrections' Office of the Inspector General announced the arrest of visitor Avis Basnight. Basnight is charged with the introduction of contraband and trafficking in narcotics.

For more information on the Department's Office of the Inspector General, please visit: http://fdc.myflorida.com/ig/index.html.

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The following exemptions apply to the redactions:

Social security numbers. § 119.071(5)(a), F.S

119.071[2][e], F.S., exempting all information “revealing the substance of a confession” by a person arrested until there is a final disposition in the case Social security numbers. § 119.071(5)(a), F.S


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