FDC has 144 facilities statewide, including 50 major institutions, 17 annexes, seven private facilities (contracts for the private facilities are overseen by the Florida Department of Management Services), 35 work camps, three re-entry centers, two road prisons, one forestry camp, one boot camp, 12 FDC operated work release centers along with 16 more work release centers operated by various private vendors (FDC oversees these contracts). Institutions are geographically grouped into four regions. The Tallahassee Central Office provides support, policy and oversight through the regional directors and their staff to all the facilities.
These facilities incarcerate felons convicted and sentenced more than a year. These inmates are transported from a county jail and enter the system through one of four male or two female reception centers strategically located throughout the state. Upon arrival at a reception center, an inmate is processed, tested, evaluated by health services, assessed for program needs, and his/her custody (security risks) is determined. Custody is determined by reviewing the seriousness of their offenses, length of sentence, time remaining to serve, prior criminal record, escape history, prison adjustment, and other factors. The most serious offenders with the longest sentences and those least likely to adjust to institutional life are placed in more secure facilities. Based on the results of this process the inmate is then transferred to the appropriate facility.
Clickable Institutions Map
Use the clickable map below to locate institutions in a specific area. If you are looking for a specific institution, try the drop-down menu at the top of this page.