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216 S.E. Corrections Way
Lake City, FL

Columbia CI Main Unit:
(386) 754-7600
Fax:(386) 754-1632

(386) 292-7013

(386) 292-7053

Lake City Work Release Center
(386) 628-5130

(386) 292-7001


John Godwin

Florida Department of Corrections

Columbia Correctional Institution

County: Columbia

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Directions: From I-75 take Exit 427 (US-90 East). The Institution is located 6 miles east of Lake City on US-90. From I-10, take Exit 324 (US-90 West) 11 miles.

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Historical Information: This facility was established in 1992 and houses adult male inmates. Columbia Work Camp and Lake City Work Release Center are under the supervision of Columbia C.I. In October 2004, an annex became operational that houses adult male close custody inmates.

Total Staff (on 04/13/2018):  308

Facility Profile Information: Last updated 4/18

Type of Housing Units:
Open Bay Housing Units 5
Cell Housing Units 4
Room Housing Units 0
Maximum Capacity 1,427
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 Yes

Academic Programs:

  • Adult Basic Education
  • General Educational Development (GED)
  • Special Education Services
  • Title 1
  • Volunteer Literacy Program

Vocational Programs:

  • PC Support Services

Substance Abuse Programs:

  • None at this time

Chaplaincy Services:

  • Chapel Library Program
  • Religious Education Classes
  • Worship Services
  • Independent Directed Study
  • Religious Holiday Observances

Institutional Betterment Programs:

  • Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Fresh Start Smoking Cessation
  • Law Library Program
  • Library Program
  • Music/Band
  • Wellness Education

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

  • None at this time

Community Work Squads:

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

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