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Julie L. Jones, Secretary

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4455 Sam Mitchell Drive
Chipley, Florida

(850) 773-6100
FAX: (850) 773-6252


David Maddox

Chaplain's Office
(850) 773-6183

Florida Department of Corrections

Northwest Florida Reception Center

County: Washington

Offender Search for this Facility:
Queries may take a long time for facilities with large populations.

Directions: From I-10 take Exit 120 (SR-77 South) approximately 19 miles, turn right on SR-279 (Moss Hill Road) go ¼ mile, turn right on Sam Mitchell Drive.

Historical Information: This facility was established in 1994 and houses adult male inmates. It was originally called Washington Correctional Institution, but the name was changed in 2008. Panama City Work Release Center is under the supervision of Northwest Florida Reception Center.

Total Staff (on 4/13/2018):  259

Facility Profile Information: Last updated 4/18

Type of Housing Units:
Open Bay Housing Units 5
Cell Housing Units 3
Room Housing Units 0
Maximum Capacity 1,303
Other Information:
Population Gender Male
Adult or Youthful Adult
Facility Level 5
Self Contained Housing Units Yes
Designated Confinement Space Yes
Custody Grades Close, Medium, Minimum, Community
Medical Grades 1 through 5
Psychological Grades 1 through 3
Wheelchair Capabilities Yes
Hearing Impaired Capabilities No

Academic Programs:

  • Adult Basic Education
  • General Educational Development (GED)
  • Volunteer Literacy Program

Vocational Programs:

  • None at this time

Substance Abuse Programs:

  • Intensive Outpatient
  • Pre-Treatment Motivation Program

Chaplaincy Services:

  • AA/NA
  • Chapel Library Program
  • Compound Visitation
  • Faith and Character Base
  • F.I.T. Program
  • Holy Day Observation Program
  • Most Excellent Way
  • Personal Growth Programs
  • Religious Education Classes
  • Religious Volunteer Program
  • TBN Second Chance Site Program
  • Voluntary Education Program
  • Worship Services

Institutional Betterment Programs:

  • 100-Hour Transition Program
  • Active and Passive Sports
  • Anger & Stress Management
  • Gavel Club
  • Library Programs/Law Library Programs
  • Life After Prison
  • Re-Entry Dormitory Program
  • Self Development Program
  • Wellness Education

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

  • None at this time

Community Work Squads:

Dept. of Transportation No
Public Work Squads Yes (8 Squads)
Interagency Community
Service Work Squads
Yes (9 Squads)
Contracted Work Squads Yes (2 Squads)

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