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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Julie L. Jones

Florida Department of Corrections
Julie L. Jones, Secretary

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5914 Jeff Ates Road
Milton, Florida

(850) 983-4100
FAX: (850) 983-4291

Charles Maiorana

Chaplain's Office:
(850) 983-4100 ext.636

Florida Department of Corrections

Blackwater River Correctional Facility

County: Santa Rosa

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Directions: From I-10 near Milton take Exit 31 (FL-87 North) toward Milton/Navarre for approximately 1.2 miles to Caroline St (FL-10 E/US-90 E.) Turn right on Caroline St and go approximately 1.1 miles to Jeff Ates Rd. Turn left on Jeff Ates Rd. The facility will be on the right.

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Historical Information:  Construction started on Blackwater River C.F., February 2009. The first 50 inmates were received on 10/05/10 from Graceville C.F.

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

Facility Profile Information: Last updated 8/11

Type of Housing Units:
Open Bay Housing Units 2
Cell Housing Units 4
Room Housing Units 0
Maximum Capacity 2,000
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, 2, & 3
Psychological Grades 1, 2, & 3
Wheelchair Capabilities Yes
Hearing Impaired Capabilities Yes

Academic Programs:

  • Pre-GED/GED
  • "ABE" Adult Basic Education

Vocational Programs:

  • Micro Computer Class
  • Desktop publishing
  • CDL
  • Technical Support Specialist
  • Barbering
  • Electrical - Residential
  • Welding

Substance Abuse Programs:

  • Substance Abuse Prevention/Education
  • Substance Abuse Pre-Release

Chaplaincy Services:

  • Yes

Institutional Betterment Programs:

  • Lifeskills (2 classes available)
  • Law Library
  • Library
  • Transition
  • Vet Dog Program
  • Thinking For Change
  • F.I.T. - Family Integrity Training
  • Money Smart by F.D.I.C.

Community Work Squads:

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

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