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Mailing Address:
7819 N.W. 228th Street
Raiford, Florida

(904) 368-3104
FAX: (904) 368-3431


John Palmer

Chaplain's Office
(904) 368-8639

(904) 368-8623

Health Services
(904) 368-8666

Florida Department of Corrections

Florida State Prison – West Unit

County: Bradford

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Directions: From West (Lake City): SR-100 approximately 23 miles to SR-121 (Lake Butler), turn left, go approximately 6 miles, just outside town of Raiford turn right (east) onto SR-16. Go approximately 3 miles, cross New River Bridge. West Unit is on the right behind Florida State Prison. From North: From I-10 take Exit 335 (SR-121 South) approximately 19 miles to SR-16 East. Make a left turn and go approximately 2.5 miles; West Unit is on the right behind Florida State Prison. From South: Take US-301 to SR-16. Go west approximately 11 miles. The West Unit is located on the left, behind Florida State Prison. Please Note: GPS systems and mapping sites such as Mapquest, Bing Maps, or Google Maps often provide incorrect directions to our prison facilities using the physical address. Please use the above directions when traveling to this prison or click the map to the right of this page. 

Historical Information: Florida State Prison – West Unit was established in July 1987 as a result of the merger of two satellites units (New River Annex and Butler Transient Unit) of the Reception and Medical Center. The West Unit was formerly known as the Butler Transient Unit and was opened in August 1975 to house the overflow transient population from the Reception and Medical Center. In 1991 the mission was changed to accommodate long term inmates. Prior to March 30, 2009, this facility was named New River West Correctional Institution.

Total Staff (on 07/11):   159

Facility Profile Information: Last updated 08/14
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Type of Housing Units:
Open Bay Housing Units 6
Cell Housing Units 0
Room Housing Units 0
Maximum Capacity 802
Other Information:
Population Gender Male
Adult or Youthful Adult
Facility Level 4
Self Contained Housing Units No
Designated Confinement Space Yes
Custody Grades Close, Medium, Minimum, Community
Medical Grades 1 through 4
Psychological Grades 1 through 2
Wheelchair Capabilities No
Hearing Impaired Capabilities No

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Community Work Squads:

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

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