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Michael Crews, Secretary

Picture of Northwest Florida Reception Center

4455 Sam Mitchell Drive
Chipley, Florida
32428-3597

(850) 773-6500
FAX: (850) 773-6611

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


Warden:
William Churchwell

Chaplain's Office
(850) 773-6743

Florida Department of Corrections

Northwest Florida Reception Center Annex

County: Washington

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

Directions: From I-10 take Exit 120 (SR-77 South) approximately 19 miles, turn right on SR-279 (Moss Hill Road) go ¼ mile, turn right on Sam Mitchell Drive.

Historical Information: This facility was established in 2008 and houses adult male inmates. Northwest Florida Reception Center Temporary Unit and Panama City Work Release Center are under the supervision of Northwest Florida Reception Center

Total Staff (on 1/13):  218

Facility Profile Information: Last updated 7/12
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Type of Housing Units:
Open Bay Housing Units 5
Cell Housing Units 3
Room Housing Units 0
Maximum Capacity 1,560
Other Information:
Population Gender Male
Adult or Youthful Adult
Facility Level 5
Self Contained Housing Units Yes
Designated Confinement Space Yes
Custody Grades Close, Medium, Minimum, Community
Medical Grades 1 through 4
Psychological Grades 1 through 3
Wheelchair Capabilities Yes
Hearing Impaired Capabilities Yes


Academic Programs:

  • Adult Basic Education
  • General Educational Development (GED)
  • Special Education Screening (Child Find)
  • Volunteer Literacy Program

Vocational Programs:

  • None at this time

Substance Abuse Programs:

  • Residential Therapeutic Community
  • Screening Assessments

Chaplaincy Services:

  • AA/NA
  • Chapel Library Program
  • Compound Visitation
  • Holy Day Observations
  • Personal Growth Programs
  • Religious Volunteer Program

Institutional Betterment Programs:

  • FEATS Dog Program
  • Library Program
  • Law Library Program
  • PM Unit Re-Entry

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

  • None at this time

Community Work Squads:

Dept. of Transportation No  
Public Work Squads Yes (9 Squads)
Interagency Community
Service Work Squads
Yes (9 Squads)
Contracted Work Squads No