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Introduction to Information on Florida Prison Facilities

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Florida Department
of Corrections
501 South Calhoun Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2500
(850) 488-5021

  FAX: (850) 922-4178

E-Mail:
central.classification@
mail.dc.state.fl.us

Within this section, the Florida Department of Corrections presents its major institutions for incarcerated felons. These major institutions (seven privately run) are geographically grouped into three regions. The Tallahassee Central Office provides support, policy and oversight through the regional directors and their staff to all the facilities.

As you view each facility's page, you will see the facility's address, telephone numbers, road directions, historical information, and staffing. You will also see detailed information about inmate housing, population gender, medical and psychological capabilities, work squads, and the various academic, vocational, substance abuse and therapy programs that are unique to that facility.

These facilities incarcerate felons convicted and sentenced to more than a year. These inmates are transported from a county jail and enter our system through one of four male or two female reception centers strategically located throughout the state. Upon arrival at a reception center, an inmate is processed, tested, evaluated by health services, assessed for program needs, and his/her custody (security risks) determined. Custody is determined by reviewing the seriousness of their offenses, length of sentence, time remaining to serve, prior criminal record, escape history, prison adjustment, and other factors. The most serious offenders with the longest sentences and those least likely to adjust to institutional life are placed in more secure facilities. Based on the results of this process the inmate is then transferred to the appropriate facility.

Regional Map. Click for county information. Region 1 Region 2 Region 3
Click for larger view and
list of counties.

Please browse the facility profiles that we have grouped by region. Let us know what we can do to improve the information presented or what information can be added to benefit or be of interest to you.

The General Information section provides information on contacting an inmate, visiting an inmate and other frequently asked questions.