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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

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Michael D. Crews, Secretary

Avon Park C.I., Main Unit

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8100 Highway 64 East
Avon Park, Florida
33825

(863) 453-3174
FAX: (863) 452-3729

E-Mail:
avonparkci@
mail.dc.state.fl.us


Warden:
Timothy Sheffield

Chaplain's Office
(863) 452-8953

Florida Department of Corrections

Avon Park Correctional Institution

County: Polk

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

Directions: From Florida Highway 27 turn east on Highway 64 at the city of Avon Park. Travel east 10 miles on Highway 64 until the road ends at the Avon Park Air Force Bombing Range. Avon Park C.I. correctional staff man the main gate of the facility 24 hours 7 days a week. The institution lies approximately one mile east of the main gate.

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Historical Information: This facility was established in 1957 to house minimum and medium custody adult males. In 1977, it began accepting close custody inmates. Avon Park Work Camp is under the supervision of Avon Park C.I.

Total Staff (on 7/12):   340

Facility Profile Information: Last updated 3/13
See the general information section for help with terms on this page and other frequently asked questions.

Type of Housing Units:
Open Bay Housing Units 3
Cell Housing Units 1
Room Housing Units 3
Maximum Capacity 976
Other Information:
Population Gender Male
Adult or Youthful Adult
Facility Level 4
Self Contained Housing Units Yes
Designated Confinement Space Yes
Custody Grades Close, Medium, Minimum, Community
Medical Grades 1 through 2
Psychological Grades 1 through 2
Wheelchair Capabilities No
Hearing Impaired Capabilities No


Academic Programs:

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

Vocational Programs:

  • Applied Welding Technology
  • Welding Technology
  • Automotive Service Technology
  • Cabinetmaking
  • PC Support Services
  • Printing/Graphic Communications
  • Turf Equipment Technology Maintenance

Substance Abuse Programs:

  • Intensive Outpatient Program
  • Readiness Group Program
  • Alumni Program

Chaplaincy Services:

  • Marriage and Family
  • Parenting
  • Bethel Ministries
  • Bill Woodward Bible Studies
  • Islamic Taleem Studies
  • Hispanic Bible Studies
  • Evangelism Explosion
  • Pacer Ministries Bible Studies
  • Pentecostal Bible Studies
  • Solid Rock Ministries
  • 7th Day Adventist Bible Studies
  • Kairos
  • Worship Services

Institutional Betterment Programs:

  • Library Services
  • Fitness
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Life Skills
  • Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Art
  • Music Theory
  • Community Preparedness
  • Communication Skills
  • Overcomers
  • Personal Finances
  • Ready to Work
  • Conversational Spanish
  • Anger and Stress Management
  • Veterans Fellowship/Housing

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

  • Sanitary Maintenance & Supply
  • Tire Remanufacturing
  • Commercial Dishwasher Maintenance and Repair

Re-Entry Programs:

  • Transitional Fair
  • Outside Agency Transitional Fair
  • Re-entry Seminar
  • 100 hour Transition Program
  • Self-study Transition Program
  • Career Scope Assessments
  • Re-entry Dormitories

Community Work Squads:

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