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Directions: From East: SR-16, 11 miles west of Starke on left. Go through archway, circle to left, Administration Building (Red Brick) behind parking lot. From North: (Macclenny) SR-121 south approximately 17 miles to SR-16 (before town of Raiford). Turn left onto SR-16. Go approximately 3 miles, cross New River Bridge. The Institution is on the right. From South: US-301 north approximately 35 miles north of Gainesville to Starke. Turn left onto SR-16 (Raiford Road) (West), go approximately 11 miles. The Institution is on the left. From West (Lake City): SR-100 approximately 23 miles to SR-121 (Lake Butler), turn left, go approximately 6 miles, just outside town of Raiford turn right (east) onto SR-16. Go approximately 3 miles, cross New River Bridge. The Institution is on the right.
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Historical Information: The current Florida State Prison was once known as the East Unit and was constructed in 1961 with the new death chamber. It was part of what is now known as Union Correctional Institution, and combined they were the original Florida State Prison. In 1973 the title Florida State Prison was transferred to the East Unit and was designated as a standalone facility and the old “Flat Top” became Union Correctional Institution.
Total Staff (on 07/11): 570
Facility Profile Information: Last updated 08/14
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|Type of Housing Units:|
|Open Bay Housing Units||2|
|Cell Housing Units||13|
|Room Housing Units||0|
|Adult or Youthful||Adult|
|Self Contained Housing Units||Yes|
|Designated Confinement Space||Yes|
|Custody Grades||Maximum, Close, Medium, Minimum, Community|
|Medical Grades||1 through 4|
|Psychological Grades||1 through 3|
|Hearing Impaired Capabilities||No|
Substance Abuse Programs:
Institutional Betterment Programs:
Community Work Squads:
|Dept. of Transportation||No|
|Public Work Squads||No|
Service Work Squads
|Contracted Work Squads||No|