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Apalachee Correctinal Institution, West Unit

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52 West Unit Drive
Sneads, Florida

(850) 718-0577
FAX: (850) 593-6445


John A. Barfield

Chaplain's Office
(850) 593-9715

Florida Department of Corrections

Apalachee Correctional Institution, West Unit

County: Jackson

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Directions: From I-10 near Sneads take Exit 158 (SR-286 North) for approximately 7 miles to US-90. Turn right on US-90 and go approximately 2 miles. Turn left off US-90 at West Unit, travel to first road on left on West Unit Drive to Unit.

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Historical Information: This facility was originally established as the Prison Labor Camp under the Division of Mental Health to grow food and provide labor support for the Florida State Hospital in Chattahoochee. In 1959 the facility was incorporated with Apalachee Correctional Institution and was designated as West Unit. It continued to house adult males and the farm program grew until in 1985 the Department of Corrections entered a lease agreement with PRIDE to manage all lands not essential for the operation of the institution (approx. 7000 acres). The facility currently houses adult male inmates.

Total Staff (on 4/13/2018):   164

Facility Profile Information: Last updated 4/18

Type of Housing Units:
Open Bay Housing Units 7
Cell Housing Units 1
Room Housing Units 0
Maximum Capacity 819
Other Information:
Population Gender Male
Adult or Youthful Adult
Facility Level 4
Self Contained Housing Units No
Designated Confinement Space Yes
Custody Grades Close, Medium, Minimum, Community
Medical Grades 1 through 4
Psychological Grades 1 through 3
Wheelchair Capabilities No
Hearing Impaired Capabilities No

Academic Programs:

  • Adult Basic Education
  • General Educational Development (GED)
  • Volunteer Literacy Program
  • Pre GED & GED Testing
  • Ready to Work Class

Vocational Programs:

  • None at this time

Substance Abuse Programs:

  • Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Celebrate Recovery

Chaplaincy Services:

  • Anger Resolution
  • Bill Gothard Seminars
  • Financial Freedom
  • Experiencing God
  • Independent Directed Study
  • Purpose Driven Life
  • Submission to Authority
  • Survival Kit
  • Religious Education Classes
  • Video Reentry Classes

Institutional Betterment Programs:

  • 100 Hour Transition Program
  • Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Anger Management
  • Money Management – Financial Peace
  • Small Business Concepts
  • Thinking for a Change

P.R.I.D.E. Assignments:

  • Agricultural Business – Beef Cattle and Hay & Seed Production

Community Work Squads:

Dept. of Transportation No
Public Work Squads Yes
Interagency Community
Service Work Squads
Contracted Work Squads No

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