Division Policy 10.16


Service to Inmates in Correctional Facilities


February 8, 1996


January 18, 2013


This policy will be reviewed and updated as needed.


To provide guidelines concerning the types of services to provide to blind and visually impaired individuals residing in prisons located in Florida.


FS 413; Rehabilitation Act of 1973, As Amended


The Division of Blind Services (DBS) will take no responsibility for the medical care, especially eye care, of inmates in correctional facilities. DBS will provide information and referral only.

These limited services are information regarding Talking Books or the Hadley School courses, assistances in completing the applications. Staff of the correction facility may be provided with training about blindness.

Original signed by Joyce Hildreth, Director, October 14, 2009

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