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Physical Address:
630 Opportunity Lane
Havana, Florida 32333

Shipping/Mailing Address: (Warehouse)
540 Opportunity Lane
Havana, Florida 32333

(850) 539-2440

Walt Summers

Florida Department of Corrections

Gadsden Re-Entry Center

County: Gadsden

  • 432 beds

  • Category 3 (min/med) security

  • Center is located on approximately 47 acres of land.

  • Multipurpose Building Makeup
    • Visiting Park
    • Security Offices
    • Chapel
    • Library
    • Medical Offices
    • Classification Offices
    • Two Vocational Labs / One Classroom /  W/ Instr. Office
    • Six Classrooms / W/ Instr. Offices + Each Dorm (3) has Two (2) Classrooms
    • Computer Lab
    • Food Service
    • Laundry

Directions: Directions: From I-10 take Exit 192 and merge onto Highway 90 West towards Midway/Quincy for approximately 7.0 miles. Opportunity Lane is approximately .05 miles West of Academy Drive at the Florida Corrections Academy on the South side of Highway 90. The Institution is on the back of the property.

Historical Information: This facility was established in 2012 and houses adult male inmates.

Total Staff (on 1/13):   92 Department of Corrections staff

Facility Profile Information: Last updated 11/13
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Type of Housing Units:
Open Bay Housing Units 3
Cell Housing Units 0
Room Housing Units 0
Maximum Capacity 432
Other Information:
Population Gender Male
Adult or Youthful Adult
Facility Level 3
Self Contained Housing Units No
Designated Confinement Space No
Custody Grades 3
Medical Grades 2
Psychological Grades 3
Wheelchair Capabilities No
Hearing Impaired Capabilities No

Academic Programs:

  • English Secondary Language
  • Low Level Literacy including Mandatory Literacy Program
  • Adult Basic Education
  • General Education Development (GED) Preparation
  • GED and GED Testing

Vocational Education Programs:

  • Industrial Machine Maintenance and Repair I
    • Industrial Machinery Maintenance Assistant
    • Machinery Maintenance Mechanic
  • Masonry
    • Masonry (Brick and Block) Apprenticeship
  • Culinary Arts
    • Food Preparation
    • Cook - Restaurant
  • Carpentry
    • Carpenter Helper
    • Trim & Finish Carpenter

Transition Programs:

  • Victim Awareness

  • Family Re-Unification/Parenting

  • 100- Hour Transition Program - The 100-Hour Transition Training Program is a statutorily mandated (Section 944.7065, F.S.) comprehensive transition program that covers job readiness and life management skills. This training is provided to all inmates within the 12 months period prior to their release.

  • Anger Management – Cognitive behavioral therapy manual produced by the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment titled Anger Management for Substance Abuse and Mental Health clients.

  • Within My Reach – Relationship skills and decision-making program for helping individuals achieve their goals in relationships, family, and marriage.  The curriculum is tailored for those who have struggled with economic disadvantage.

  • Money SMART – Introduction to bank services, consisting of 11 topics, each layered based on the educational level of the participants and the retention of material.  This is an award-winning financial education curriculum to help consumers understand basic financial services, develop money management skills and learn how to use banking services effectively.

  • Parenting from Inside – Addresses the unique needs of offenders in becoming better communicators with the other parent and more effective at being consistent with their children.

  • Batterer’s Intervention Program –Utilization of the Duluth Model which is evidenced-based and is listed in the California Evidenced-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare. 

  • Listen and Learn -Standardized curriculum that puts victims first. Course is built around 10 core crime topics: property crime, assault, robbery, hate and bias, gang violence, sexual assault, child abuse and neglect, domestic violence, drunk and impaired driving, and homicide.

  • Motivation to Change

Institutional Betterment Programs:

  • Wellness Program
  • Library Services
  • Cultural Services
  • Music/Band

Substance Abuse Program Services:

  • Residential Therapeutic Community
  • Outpatient Substance Abuse Services
  • Substance Abuse Prevention Services
  • Addiction Education Services
  • Thinking for a Change (T4C)