April 10, 2017
“SORRY, VISITATION NOT APPROVED!”
Question: Ever wonder why you are only allowed to be on one offender’s visit list if you are not their family member? You won’t be able to visit an inmate you may be encouraging by mail or someone whose family is not in the state or someone who has no family left. It is a given that an inmate who receives visits and is supported by family, friends or advocates is better adjusted inside and less prone to walk the crooked path once outside. Visitation is a win for everyone! So what is the logic to preventing/limiting visits from non-family members once they are officially approved?
Answer: A simple change to Chapter 33, the Florida Dept. of Corrections regulating policy. Contact the Legislative Affairs Director and his staff. It’s time for a change!
Florida Department of Corrections
Office of Legislative Affairs
501 South Calhoun Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2500
Phone: (850) 488-7436
Fax: (850) 922-4316