Florida Department of Corrections Banner, Secretary Mark S. Inch


Press Release

September 30, 2022

Hurricane Ian Update: Friday, September 30

FDC provides post-storm update

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — All Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) correctional institutions in the path of the storm continue to check in to FDC’s emergency operations center, which has been operating 24-hrs a day.

Facility damage assessments are ongoing. All correctional institutions remain secure, and inmates are sheltered safely. There have been no reported injuries to on-duty staff or inmates. All inmates have an ample supply of food and water.

The JPay Mail Scanning Center has resumed normal operations and will work through this weekend to clear any backlog of mail caused by Hurricane Ian delays. Phone lines, tablets and kiosks may not be operational due to power outages throughout the state.

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.

For pre-storm information related to preparations and evacuations, click here.

For probation information and office closures, click here.


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.

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