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Bay Correctional Facility

5400 Bayline Drive
Panama City, Florida
(850) 769-1455
(850) 769-1455
(850) 769-1942


Craig Hanks


From I-10 take Exit 130 (US-231 South). Approximately 12 miles south of Youngstown, look for Bay Industrial Park on the left. Turn left onto Bayline Drive and follow the road until it dead ends at the facility.

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: This facility was established in 1995 to house adult male inmates. It is operated by GEO Group, Inc. under contract with the Department of Management Services.
General Information
Capacity 985
Population Gender Male
Adult or Youthful Adult

Academic Programs

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

Vocational Programs

  • Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating Technology
  • Drafting Architectural
  • Commercial Class “B” Driving
  • Commercial Foods and Culinary Arts
  • Landscape Management
  • PC Support Services
  • Veterinarian Tech I

Substance Abuse Programs

  • Substance Abuse Prevention/Education
  • Intensive Outpatient

Institutional Betterment Programs

  • 100-hour Transition Program
  • Law Library Program
  • Library Program
  • Life Skills

Recreation/Canine Programs

  • Canine Companions for Independence (CCI)
  • Second Chance at Life Prison Partnership/National Greyhound Foundation (SCAL)
  • Easter Seals K-9’s 4 Kids
  • Purple Heart Greyhound Program (PHGH) Wellness Course