Weekend Visitations Canceled At Century Work Camp After Lockdown

February 17, 2018

The Florida Department of Corrections on Friday announced that weekend visitations have been canceled at the Century Work Camp after the discover of a “significant” amount on contraband inside the facility.

As NorthEscambia.com previously reported, the Century Work Camp has been under a partial  lockdown since Tuesday following a contraband search.

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

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

Weekend visitations were also canceled at the Blackwater Correctional Facility due to contraband.

“The secure operation of our correctional institutions is our chief priority. We have zero tolerance for inmate misconduct or the introduction of contraband into our secure facilities. We are taking proactive measures to ensure these institutions can continue normal operations and that the safety of staff and inmates can be upheld. We look forward to resuming normal visitation as quickly as possible,” Michele Glady, FDC communications director, said.


4 Responses to “Weekend Visitations Canceled At Century Work Camp After Lockdown”

  1. A on February 21st, 2018 10:15 pm

    Century ran itself into the ground. You had better thank Governor Scott for taking notice of your small town in our wonderful Florida. Things are constantly improving in Florida all across the board. It is obvious by this article that changes at this work camp and elsewhere are already in the process of being tended to.

  2. Dan on February 18th, 2018 12:10 am

    The state of Florida “governor Scott” spends millions of dollars a year on emergency medical care for drug overdoses and inmate on inmate violence that ultimately all leads back to drugs or some form of contraband. Governor Scott and the ones he appointed refuse to spend the money on equipment that would almost instantly stop this problem. I Guarantee it will cut inmate violence by seventy five and will cut drug overdoses by ninety percent with those numbers why is it not even being considered because nobody care you can tell that bye number of comments

  3. Freda on February 17th, 2018 11:37 pm

    Willis I hope you do know the easiest way they get it in is by employee. There are these problems in all prisons not just work camps. So many people work at these camps that have family members in them. It’s never gonna change it’s just not ever really talked about.

  4. Willis on February 17th, 2018 7:01 am

    The mules will be busy when they do let the crews back out.

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