The Florida Department of Corrections proposed changes for prisoner visits

We want to know if these changes would affect you and your loved one in prison

Confined in Florida's prisons. (Florida Department of Corrections photo)

The Florida Department of Corrections recently proposed modifications to its visitation policy, potentially reducing visitation hours to every other weekend and limiting those who can visit prisoners. The Florida DOC cites staffing shortages and other strains on the system.

The policy will be based on safety and security needs of the institution, according to FCD. Some of the concerns listed are reported disturbances, disruptions and introduction of contraband during visits.

We want to hear from you: Do you have a family member or loved one in prison? What do you think about the visitation policy? Fill out the form below and your response may be used on a Channel 4 newscast.

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