For Immediate Release
September 27, 2022
Weekend Visitation Canceled at all FDC Institutions
TALLAHASSEE, Fla – Today, the Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) announced the cancelation of weekend visitation for all correctional institutions statewide Thursday, September 29; Friday, September 30; Saturday, October 1; and Sunday October 2 in response to Hurricane Ian.
The cancelation is effective through October 2, and includes all major institutions, work camps, work release centers and annex facilities.
FDC staff throughout the state are working to prepare facilities for the potential impact of Hurricane Ian. Staff resources will be devoted to emergency response efforts.
FDC looks forward to resuming normal visitation as soon as possible. To receive visitation updates, please text “FDCVISIT” to 888-777.
Individuals are encouraged to visit the Department website or social media channels prior to contacting individual institutions. Frequent updates regarding visitation and office closures will be posted on Facebook, Twitter, and www.FDC.MyFlorida.com.
As Florida's largest state agency, and the third largest state prison system in the country, FDC employs 24,000 members, incarcerates 80,000 inmates and supervises nearly 146,000 offenders in the community.