URGENT: Hurricane Michael Phone Zap
Hurricane Michael, now a Category 4, is slated to be the worst hurricane to hit Florida in over 100 years and the the Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) refuses to evacuate 15 state prisons in mandatory evacuation zones.
We need your help putting pressure on each state to ensure the horrors that happened at FCI Beaumont during Hurricane Harvey don’t happen again. This tactic proved effective just last month when North Carolina and Virginia evacuated prisons ahead of Hurricane Florence!
- Immediate evacuation of all prisoners from every State Prison in the Mandatory Evacuation zone.
- Stockpiling of Water and Food at every facility that may be impacted by power outages.
Numbers to Call-
Governor Rick Scott
Phone- (850) 488-7146
FDC Region 1 Director Angela Gordon (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Phone – (850) 627-5511
FDC Region 2 Director Eric V. Hummel (email@example.com)
Phone – (386) 496-6000
Federal Bureau of Prisons
Southeastern Regional Office- (678) 686-1200
No word on: FCI Marianna, FPC Pensacola, FCI Tallahassee
When you get a response use #EvacuateFLPrisoners and tweet @FightToxicPrisons & @iwoc_gnv! Numbers aren’t working? Tweet us with number updates too!
If you can, record the phone call and email it to us. If it turns out they’re lying, we’ll have voice-recorded evidence. (Email FightToxicPrisons@gmail.com)
Also, we don’t trust ANY Department of Corrections. Per Jailhouse Lawyers Speak’s advice, “If you know any prisoners in this storm path, it’s important to tell them to fill up any containers or bags with water NOW!! Prisons are notorious for not giving adequate drinking water to prisoners if any at all after the water is contaminated.”
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List of Prisons That Haven’t Evacuated in Mandatory Evacuation Zones:
Bay Correctional Facility
Phone- (850) 769-1455
Citrus County Detention Facility
Phone- (352) 527-3332
Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, Emergency Management: (352) 746-6555
Cross City Corrections Department and East Unit
Phone- (352) 498-4444
Gadsden Correctional Facility: (850) 875-9701
Quincy Annex: (850) 627-5400
Gulf Correctional Institution Annex
Phone- (850) 639-1000
Jackson County Corrections: (850) 482-9651
Liberty Correctional Institution: (850) 643-9400
Apalachee Correctional Institution, East Unit: Phone: (850) 718-0688
Chaplain: (850) 718-0713
Jefferson Correctional Institution
Phone: (850) 342-0500
- UPDATE 8:40am EST- The wife of a prisoner reports that “My husband is in Jefferson CI and they sandbagged all the entrances, they will leave the phones on all day today for them to keep in contact with us.” She is advising him to tell everyone he knows to fill up anything they can with water.
Levy County Jail
Phone: (352) 486-5121
Okaloosa Correctional Institution and Work Camp
Phone- (850) 682-0931
Taylor Correctional Institution and Work Camp
Phone- (850) 838-4000
Wakulla Correctional Institution
Phone- (850) 410-1895
Walton Correctional Institution
Phone- (850) 951-1300
Franklin County Jail Facility (Right on Coast) Phone: +1 850-670-8500
- Update: 10:00am Pacific Time- Mr. Summerhill told us that prisoners were evacuated yesterday, and that they have been split between Liberty (which is still in an evacuation zone) and Tallahassee