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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Julie L. Jones

Florida Department of Corrections
Julie L. Jones, Secretary

Panama City Circuit Office

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James Perdue
Circuit Administrator
3621 West Highway 390
Panama City, Florida

(850) 872-7590
FAX: (850) 872-7594


Counties Served: Bay, Calhoun, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, and Washington.

General Information: This circuit covers six counties in northwest Florida. Probation officers supervise offenders in the community who have been placed on probation or community control by the court and offenders who have been released from prison with post-release supervision. Probation officers enhance public safety by monitoring offender’s compliance with conditions of supervision. Probation officers assist offenders with resources and services necessary to transition from prison or jail to the community. Probation officers increase the offender’s likelihood of succeeding by using evidence based practices including assessment of risk and needs, enhancing offender motivation, providing positive reinforcement and ongoing support, and offering classes for self-improvement and behavior change including Life Skills, How to Make it on Probation or Community Control, Employment Interviewing and Application skills, Thinking for a Change or Moral Recognition Therapy Cognitive Behavior classes. Probation officers refer offenders to various community resources to assist them in obtaining employment, substance abuse counseling, mental health counseling, as well as other positive, self improvement programs to assist the offender.

Directions: Take I-10 to Exit 130. Then travel south on SR-231 for 45 miles. Turn right at traffic light onto Highway 390 and travel approximately 6.5 miles. You will turn right immediately after the Department of Transportation building. We are located in the first building on your left (3621).

Offenders Under Supervision (as of June 30, 2015):   4,751

Community Based Sanctions and Programs: Substance abuse, mental health and sex offender treatment programs.


499 Hwy 231 N
Panama City, Florida 32401
(850) 872-4139
FAX: (850) 747-5547

2863 Green Street
Marianna, Florida 32448
(850) 482-9524
Fax: (850) 482-9686

713 3rd Street
Chipley, Florida 32428-1822
(850) 638-6234
Fax: (850) 638-6213

499 Hwy 231 N
Panama City, Florida 32404
(850) 872-7375
Fax: (850) 872-7382

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