FDOC: Century Work Camp On Lockdown

February 16, 2018

The Century Work Camp has been under lockdown since Tuesday, according to the Florida Department of Corrections.

“In an abundance of caution, Century CI’s Work Camp was placed on lockdown Tuesday following a contraband search and discovery. There were no disturbances or injuries to inmates or staff. Inmates are on a partial lockdown. Inmates still have access to the dining hall, showers, medical services, etc,” Ashley Cook, press secretary for the Florida Department of Corrections told NorthEscambia.com.

The contraband discovery is currently under investigation by the Florida Department of Corrections Inspector General’s Office.

Cook declined to identify what type or quantity of contraband was located inside the facility on Tedder Road just west of the Century Correctional Institution.

“Inmates found in possession of any type of contraband are subject to disciplinary action, and visitors found with any type of contraband are subject to arrest, she stated.

“Contraband is defined as any article or item that you have in your possession, or in your property, that was not issued, and has not been approved by the Department,” according to the FDOC’s “Inmate Orientation Handbook”.

“The Department has absolutely zero tolerance for contraband introduction, and we are always looking for new and innovative approaches to reduce contraband introduction into our prisons. In April of 2016, the Department’s Office of Intelligence was created to better integrate intelligence-led corrections and formulate data-driven analytics to aid in operations throughout our institutions,” Cook said.  “In July 2017, the Department initiated new Enhanced Search Procedures to further combat contraband and ensure the continued safety and security of our institutions.

The Department has also recently acquired some new forms of technology to help combat the introduction of contraband. One of the enhancements being used are x-ray machines at all of staff and visitor entrance points.

Pictured: Bunks inside the Century Correctional Institution. NorthEscambia.com file photo, click to enlarge.


2 Responses to “FDOC: Century Work Camp On Lockdown”

  1. Sheila on February 20th, 2018 10:56 am

    Is century c I still on lockdown?

  2. Dan on February 16th, 2018 11:02 pm

    The state of Florida “ governor Scott “ spends millions of dollars a year on emergency medical services throughout the state due to drug overdoses and inmate on inmate violence that ultimately leads back to drugs or some type of contraband but refuses to spend the money on equipment for staff that would make this problem almost instantly go away. I guarantee the needed equipment cost less than all of those life flight rides. Just something to think about

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