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3449 S.W. State Road 26
Trenton, Florida
32693-5641

(352) 463-4100
  FAX: (352) 463-3476

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


Warden:
Shannon Varnes

Chaplain's Office
(352) 463-4938

Classification
(352) 463-4905

Health Services
(352) 463-4883

Florida Department of Corrections

Lancaster Correctional Institution

County: Gilchrist

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

Directions: This Institution is located 35 miles west of Gainesville on SR-26. It is 3.5 miles west of Trenton on SR-26. From US-19 at Fanning Springs, take SR-26 and travel east approximately 5 miles.

Historical Information: This facility was established in 1971 as a co-ed juvenile detention facility. In 1979 it was converted to a youthful offender facility. Currently, it houses youthful offender male inmates. Lancaster Work Camp is under the supervision of Lancaster C.I.

Total Staff (on 7/11):  319

Facility Profile Information: Last updated 08/14
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 10
Cell Housing Units 2
Room Housing Units 0
Maximum Capacity 732
Other Information:
Population Gender Male
Adult or Youthful Youthful (15-24)
Facility Level 4
Self Contained Housing Units No
Designated Confinement Space Yes
Custody Grades Close
Medical Grades 1 through 4
Psychological Grades 1 through 3
Wheelchair Capabilities No
Hearing Impaired Capabilities No


Extended Day Program:

In response to Chapter 958, Florida Statutes, mandating that those inmates who are youthful offenders be provided enhanced program services, the Extended Day Program was developed.  This is a 16-hour daytime program provided at all youthful offender institutions that is designed to provide at least 12 hours of activities.  The program is structured to include work assignments, education, including vocational and academic programs, counseling, behavior modification, military style drills, systematic discipline and other programmatic opportunities aimed at reducing inmate idleness and enhancing the young inmate's chance at becoming a law abiding citizen upon re-entry into the community. 

Academic Programs:

  • Adult Basic Education (Main Unit & Work Camp)
  • General Educational Development (GED) (Main Unit & Work Camp)
  • Special Education Services (Main Unit & Work Camp)
  • Title I Services (Main Unit & Work Camp)

Vocational Programs:

  • Automotive Service Technology
  • Carpentry
  • Commercial Foods and Culinary Arts
  • Environmental Services
  • Printing/Graphic Arts
  • PC Support Services

Substance Abuse Programs:

  • None at the time

Chaplaincy Services:

  • Chapel Library Program
  • Faith-Based Dormitory
  • Religious Education
  • Way Home Bridge Builders
  • Worship Services

Institutional Betterment Programs:

  • 100-hour Transition Program
  • 12 Step Program Religion Approach
  • Anger and Stress Management
  • Fresh Start Smoking Cessation
  • Law Library Program
  • Library Program
  • Manhood Series
  • Sports Leagues
  • Thinking for a Change
  • Victim's Awareness
  • Weight Training
  • Wellness Education

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

  • None at this time

Community Work Squads:

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