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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Michael D. Crews, Secretary

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Mailing Address:
7819 N.W. 228th Street
Raiford, Florida 32026-1000

(904) 368-2500
FAX: (904) 368-2732

E-Mail:
fsprison@
mail.dc.state.fl.us


Warden:
John Palmer

Chaplain's Office
(904) 368-2523

Classification
(904) 368-2565

Health Services
(904) 368-2554

Florida Department of Corrections

Florida State Prison

County: Bradford

Offender Search for this Facility:

Queries may take a long time for facilities with large populations.

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.

Please Note: GPS systems and mapping sites such as Mapquest, Bing Maps, or Google Maps often provide incorrect directions to our prison facilities using the physical address. Please use the above directions when traveling to this prison or click the map to the right of this page.

Historical Information:What is now Union Correctional Institution was the original Florida State Prison and what is now known as Florida State Prison was constructed with the death chamber in 1961. Florida State Prison's title was transferred to the East Unit in 1973 and the old "flat top" Florida State Prison became Union Correctional Institution.

Total Staff (on 07/11):  570

Facility Profile Information: Last updated 4/13
See the general information section for help with terms on this page and other frequently asked questions.

Type of Housing Units:
Open Bay Housing Units 2
Cell Housing Units 13
Room Housing Units 0
Maximum Capacity 1,460
Other Information:
Population Gender Male
Adult or Youthful Adult
Facility Level 7
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
Wheelchair Capabilities No
Hearing Impaired Capabilities No


Academic Programs:

  • Adult Basic Education (Close Management)
  • Continuing Education (Close Management)
  • General Educational Development (GED) (Close Management)
  • Inmate Teaching Assistant Program (ITA)
  • Special Education Services (Close Management)

Vocational Programs:

  • None at this time

Substance Abuse Programs:

  • None

Chaplaincy Services:

  • Anger Management Programs
  • Awareness Program
  • Worship Services
  • Religious Education
  • Chapel Library Program
  • Personal Growth Programs
  • Spiritual Advisor Visits
  • Special Events
  • Holy Day Observation
  • Volunteer Program
  • Religious TV Reception

Institutional Betterment Programs:

  • 100-hour Transition Program
  • Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Anger & Stress Management
  • Career Scope Assessment
  • Choices Career Planner
  • Fresh Start Smoking Cessation
  • Law Library Program
  • Library Program
  • Narcotics Anonymous
  • Ready to Work
  • Social Skills
  • Weight Training
  • 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
No
Contracted Work Squads No