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Julie L. Jones, Secretary

Lowell Correctional Institution

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11120 NW Gainesville Rd.
Ocala, Florida

(352) 690-8900
FAX: (352) 401-5331


Hope Gartman

Chaplain's Office
(352) 690-8760

Main Unit Classification
(352) 690-8689

Work Camp Classification
(352) 690-8805

Main Unit Health Services
(352) 690-8722

Work Camp Health Services
(352) 609-8812

Florida Department of Corrections

Lowell Correctional Institution

County: Marion

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Directions: From I-75 take Exit 358 (SR-326 East) to first red light and turn left on C-25A. Institution is approximately 3-4 miles on left.

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Historical Information: The oldest state facility for women was opened in April 1956 as Florida C.I., housing all custody levels including death row. Florida C.I. originally functioned as the only reception center for female offenders. In 1973 Florida C.I. obtained the Forest Hills School for Girls from the Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services, which is located on the same property. This unit was utilized as a minimum custody open compound styled facility housing around 300 female inmates. The Forest Hills Unit was closed in 1997 for renovation. In July 1997 C.A.M.P. Jones was opened as the only "boot camp" styled program for youthful offender females in Florida. In 1998 it was combined with Marion C.I. and in 1999 the name was changed to Lowell C.I./Women's Unit and in 2000 to Lowell C.I. It also houses female youthful offenders as well as pregnant offenders. Lowell Annex, Lowell Work Camp, Lowell Basic Training Unit (BTU) are under the supervision of Lowell CI.

Total Staff (on 4/13/2018):  372

Facility Profile Information: Last updated 4/18

Type of Housing Units:
Open Bay Housing Units 12
Cell Housing Units 0
Room Housing Units 2
Maximum Capacity 1,176
Other Information:
Population Gender Female
Adult or Youthful Adult, Youthful (14-18, 19-24)
Facility Level 4
Self Contained Housing Units Yes
Designated Confinement Space Yes
Custody Grades Close, Medium, Minimum, Community
Medical Grades 1 through 9
Psychological Grades 1 through 3
Wheelchair Capabilities Yes
Hearing Impaired Capabilities No

Extended Day Program:

In response to Chapter 958, Florida Statutes, mandating that those inmates who are youthful offenders be provided enhanced program services, the Extended Day Program was developed.  This is a 16-hour daytime program provided at all youthful offender institutions that is designed to provide at least 12 hours of activities.  The program is structured to include work assignments, education, including vocational and academic programs, counseling, behavior modification, military style drills, systematic discipline and other programmatic opportunities aimed at reducing inmate idleness and enhancing the young inmate's chance at becoming a law abiding citizen upon re-entry into the community. 

Academic Programs:

  • Adult Basic Education
  • General Educational Development (GED)
  • Special Education Services
  • Title I Services
  • Volunteer Literacy Program

Vocational Programs:

  • Cosmetology
  • Culinary Arts
  • Drafting Architectural
  • PC Support Services
  • Equine Care Technology (Main Unit and Work Camp)

Substance Abuse Programs:

  • Intensive Outpatient
  • Pre-Treatment Motivation Program

Chaplaincy Services:

  • Chapel Library Program
  • Religious Education
  • Worship Services

Institutional Betterment Programs:

  • 100-hour Transition Program
  • Aerobics
  • Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Fresh Start Smoking Cessation
  • HIV/AIDS/STD Awareness
  • Inmate Fitness
  • Intramural Sports
  • Law Library Program
  • Library Program
  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
  • Parenting
  • Step Aerobics
  • Wellness Education
  • Women Helping Women
  • Women Offering Obedience and Friendship
  • Yoga

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

  • Garment

Community Work Squads:

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

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