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Julie L. Jones, Secretary

Picture of River Junction Work Camp
300 Pecan Lane
Chattahoochee, FL

(850) 663-3300
Fax: (850) 663-4773

Samuel Culpepper

Florida Department of Corrections

River Junction Work Camp

County: Gadsden

This facility has reopened as the River Junction Work Camp (see press release). River Junction Work Camp is attached to Apalachee Correctional Institution.

Directions: From I-10 take Exit 166 (CR-270-A West) for approximately ½ mile. Turn right on SR-269 and go approximately 6 miles to traffic light in front of Florida State Hospital (FSH). Go straight through the light onto the grounds of FSH. Bear right through FSH to the entrance of the institution.

Historical Information: River Junction was established in 1974 housing adult male inmates. In 1989 it was designated as a female facility and in 1991 it was converted back to a male facility where it housed adult male inmates. In 1998 Corrections Mental Health Institution (CMHI) and River Junction Correctional Institution were combined into one facility called CMHI at River Junction. Then on October 14, 1999, the facility was closed. On June 23, 2000 the facility was reopened as a work camp primarily for elderly inmates.

Total Staff (on 6/08):   75

Facility Profile Information: Last updated 8/11

Type of Housing Units:
Open Bay Housing Units 5
Cell Housing Units 0
Room Housing Units 0
Maximum Capacity 736
Other Information:
Population Gender Male
Adult or Youthful Adult
Facility Level 3
Self Contained Housing Units No
Designated Confinement Space No
Custody Grades Medium, Minimum, Community
Medical Grades 1 through 3
Psychological Grades 1
Wheelchair Capabilities No
Hearing Impaired Capabilities No

Academic Programs:

  • Volunteer Literacy

Vocational Programs:

  • None at this time

Substance Abuse Programs:

  • None at this time

Chaplaincy Services:

  • Chapel Library Program
  • Religious Education Classes
  • Worship Services
  • Bill Gothard Seminars
  • Independent Directed Study
  • Religious Holiday Observances

Institutional Betterment Programs:

  • 100-Hour Transition Program
  • Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Law Library Program
  • Library Program

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

  • Demarcation Warehouse
  • Cattle

Community Work Squads:

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

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