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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Julie L. Jones

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Julie L. Jones, Secretary

Dade Correctional Institution

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19000 S.W. 377th Street
Florida City, Florida

(305) 242-1900
FAX: (305) 242-1881


Walker Clemmons

Chaplain's Office
(305) 242-1900

Florida Department of Corrections

Dade Correctional Institution

County: Dade

Offender Search for this Facility:
Queries may take a long time for facilities with large populations.

Directions: Take Turnpike to last exit south (to Florida City); turn right at first light (W. Palm Drive), go straight for two miles to 4-way stop (Tower Road). Turn left on Tower Road and drive for 1½ miles to the next 4-way stop (SW 376th Street). When you pass that stop sign, you will see the institution on left side of the road. Make a left at 377th Street onto institutional grounds.

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: This facility was established in September 1996 to house adult male inmates. Big Pine Key Road Prison is under the supervision of Dade C.I.

Total Staff (on 7/12):   390

Facility Profile Information: Last updated 7/15
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Type of Housing Units:
Open Bay Housing Units 5
Cell Housing Units 4
Room Housing Units 0
Maximum Capacity 1,521
Other Information:
Population Gender Male
Adult or Youthful Adult
Facility Level 5
Self Contained Housing Units No
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:

  • GED Class
  • Pre-GED Class
  • Volunteer Literacy Program

Vocational Programs:

  • None at this time

Substance Abuse Programs:

  • None at this time

Chaplaincy Services:

  • Aleph Institute (Rabbi Kats/Harlig)
  • Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Alpha & Omega
  • Arbol de Salvacion
  • Assembly of Yahweh
  • Bethel Seven Day Adventist
  • Catholic Fellowship
  • Catholic Mass
  • Catholic Vigil
  • Chapel Band
  • Chapel Library Study Hour
  • El Rey Jesus
    • Discipleship (English and Spanish)
    • Prayer for Life
    • Sunday Service (English and Spanish)
  • Estodio Biblica
  • Financial Freedom
  • Foundation Institute / The School of Christ Prison Ministry
  • Full Gospel Tabernacle Assembly
  • God Behing Bars
  • Gould Church
  • Hebrew Israelite Worship
  • Hobla Dios Hoy
  • Holy Rock
    • Eng/Creole
  • Homestead Baptist Church
  • Jesus Christo todo Peroso
  • Journey Through Scripture / St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology
  • Jumah
  • Kairos Weekend
  • Kent Bible Study
  • Kingdom Hall (Jehovah's Witness)
  • La Ultima Cosecha
  • Life in the Spirit Weekend
  • Life Skills Management
  • Marriage Enrichment
  • M.I.N.T.S.
  • Music Appreciation
  • Nelson Bible Study
  • New Life
    • New Life TCU
  • Parenting Behavior Modification
  • Power of the Mind - Buddhist
  • Pre-Release Counseling
  • Riverside
  • Road to Emmaus Weekend
  • Roman's Studies
  • Taleem
  • TCU Chapel Services
  • The Purpose Driven Life
  • Time of Love
    • Tiempos de Amor
  • Truth Project
  • Veteran Inmate Program
    • VIP Flags/Marching Squad
  • WINGS Family Day
  • YE Ministries
  • Yeshiva
  • Yoga
    • Yoga TCU

Institutional Betterment Programs:

  • 100-hour Transition Program
  • 360°
  • 5000 Role Models
  • Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Anger Management
  • Anger Resolution
  • Business Education
  • CDL (Classroom)
  • Children of Inmates
  • Creative Writing
  • Credit Repair
  • Employability
  • ESOL (English as Second Language)
  • Essuba / Domestic Violence
  • Family Matters
  • Financial Freedom
  • Financial Planning  
  • Fresh Start Smoking Cessation
  • General Knowledge
  • Grief group counseling
  • HIV/AIDS/STD Basic Awareness
  • Horticulture
  • Italian
  • Law Library Program
  • Library Program
  • Life After Prison
  • Marriage Enrichment
  • Mental Health Counseling
  • Money Matters
  • Narcotics Anonymous
  • Parenting Behavior Modification
  • Pre-Release Counseling
  • Public Speaking
  • Small Business
  • Spanish
  • Stress Management
  • The Life Course
  • The Way Home / Bridge Builders
  • Thinking for a Change
  • Wellness Education
  • Wings Party

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

  • None at this time

Community Work Squads:

Dept. of Transportation Yes
Public Work Squads Yes
Interagency Community
Service Work Squads
Contracted Work Squads Yes