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Desoto Corretional Institution

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13617 S.E. Highway 70
Arcadia, Florida

(863) 494-3727
FAX: (863) 494-1740


David Lawrence

Chaplain's Office
(863) 494-3727

Florida Department of Corrections

Desoto Annex

County: Desoto

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Directions: Southbound: South of Tampa on I-75, turn right on Highway 70 at Exit 217. (Northbound traffic should take Exit 217A.) Take Highway 70 to Arcadia. Continue on Highway 70 past Arcadia for approximately 12 miles. Desoto Annex is located on the right.

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Historical Information: This facility was established in 1996 to house 941 inmates and all inmates were transferred from Desoto C.I. while it is being renovated. Desoto Work Camp and Arcadia Road Prison are under the supervision of Desoto Annex.

Total Staff (on 7/12):  372

Facility Profile Information: Last updated 08/14
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Type of Housing Units:
Open Bay Housing Units 6
Cell Housing Units 3
Room Housing Units 0
Maximum Capacity 1,453
Other Information:
Population Gender Male
Adult or Youthful Adult
Facility Level 5
Self Contained Housing Units Yes
Designated Confinement Space Yes
Custody Grades Close, Medium, Minimum, Community
Medical Grades 1 through 3
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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