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Picture of Reception and Medical Center
7765 S. CR 231
P.O. Box 628
Lake Butler, Florida

(386) 496-6000
FAX: (386) 496-3287


Steve Wellhausen

Chaplain's Office
(386) 496-6211

Florida Department of Corrections

Reception and Medical Center (RMC)

County: Union

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Directions: From North: From I-10 take Exit 303 (US-441 South). Turn left on Hwy-10A to Hwy-100. Turn left and go east 21 miles to Lake Butler, turn right on Hwy-231 South for approximately 2 miles. From South and West: From I-75 take Exit 427 (US-90 East) through Lake City to Hwy-100. Turn east and go 21 miles to Lake Butler, turn right on 231 south for approximately 2 miles.

Historical Information: This facility was established in 1968 to house male inmates. Originally named the Reception and Medical Center, the primary functions are to process newly committed male inmates into the state correctional system and to provide primary medical care to inmates within the state system. There are two other units located at this facility (The RMC-West Unit and the RMC Hospital). The RMC-West Unit has a capacity of 999 inmates. The RMC Hospital is a licensed 120 bed hospital for acute care. RMC also maintains a 28 bed unit at Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville. RMC Work Camp was established in November 2006 to house male offenders. It is under the supervision of RMC-Main Unit, and is one of several units involved in filling the primary mission of RMC along with RMC-West Unit and RMC Hospital.  RMC Work Camp has a maximum capacity of 432, with a staff of 78 (this number is included in the Total Staff listed below). 

Total Staff (on 7/14):  700

Facility Profile Information: Last updated 7/14
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Type of Housing Units:
Open Bay Housing Units 7
Cell Housing Units 2
Room Housing Units 0
Maximum Capacity 1,503
Other Information:
Population Gender Male
Adult or Youthful Adult
Facility Level 6
Self Contained Housing Units Yes
Designated Confinement Space Yes
Custody Grades Close, Medium, Minimum, Community
Medical Grades 1 through 5
Psychological Grades 1 through 5
Wheelchair Capabilities Yes
Hearing Impaired Capabilities Yes

Academic Programs:

  • Adult Basic Education
  • General Educational Development (GED)
  • Special Education Screening (Child Find)
  • Special Education Services

Vocational Programs:

  • Apiary Program

Substance Abuse Programs:

  • Substance Abuse Screening Assessment

Chaplaincy Services:

  • Chapel Library Program
  • Religious Education
  • Worship Services

Institutional Betterment Programs:

  • 100-hour Transition Program
  • Fresh Start Smoking Cessation
  • Law Library Program
  • Library Program
  • Marriage and Family Class
  • Music/Band
  • Weight Training
  • Wellness Education

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

  • None at this time

Community Work Squads:

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