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!


  1. Immediate evacuation of all prisoners from every State Prison in the Mandatory Evacuation zone.
  2. Stockpiling of Water and Food at every facility that may be impacted by power outages.

Numbers to Call-

FDC Region 1 Director Angela Gordon ([email protected])

Phone – (850) 627-5511

FDC Region 2 Director Eric V. Hummel ([email protected])

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 [email protected])

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.”

Still Have Energy? Tweet the link to this post to any journalists and news outlets you can think of!

List of Prisons That Haven’t Evacuated in Mandatory Evacuation Zones:

Bay County

Bay Correctional Facility

Citrus County

Citrus County Detention Facility

Dixie County

Cross City Corrections Department and East Unit

Gadsden County

Gadsden Correctional Facility

Quincy Annex

Gulf County

Gulf Correctional Institution Annex

Jackson County

Jackson County Corrections

Liberty Correctional Institution

Apalachee Correctional Institution, East Unit

Jefferson County

Jefferson Correctional Institution

  • 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

Levy County Jail

Okaloosa County

Okaloosa Correctional Institution and Work Camp

Taylor County

Taylor Correctional Institution and Work Camp

Wakulla County

Wakulla Correctional Institution

Walton County

Walton Correctional Institution

Franklin County

Franklin County Jail Facility (Right on Coast) Phone: +1 850-670-8500