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Avon Park C.I., Main Unit

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8100 Highway 64 East
Avon Park, Florida

(863) 452-8801
FAX: (863) 452-3729


Timothy Sheffield

Chaplain's Office
(863) 452-8953

Florida Department of Corrections

Avon Park Correctional Institution

County: Polk

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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 8/14):   315

Facility Profile Information: Last updated 8/14
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Type of Housing Units:
Open Bay Housing Units 3
Cell Housing Units 1
Room Housing Units 3
Maximum Capacity 956
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 5
Psychological Grades 1 through 2
Wheelchair Capabilities No
Hearing Impaired Capabilities No

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Community Work Squads:

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

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