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10800 Evans Road
Polk City, Florida

(863) 984-2273
FAX: (863) 984-3072


Eduardo Rivero

Chaplain's Office
(863) 984-2273

Florida Department of Corrections

Polk Correctional Institution

County: Polk

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Directions: From I-4 take Exit 44 (SR-559 North) approximately 1 mile to County Road 557-A; right on 557-A, approximately 1.5 miles to Evans Road, left on Evans Road to the institution.

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Historical Information: This facility was established in 1978 to house adult male inmates. The institution is also responsible for the following facilities: Polk Work Camp, Bartow Work Release Center, Largo Residential Re-Entry Center, Largo Road Prison, Tarpon Springs Work Release Center and St. Petersburg Work Release Center.

Total Staff (on 7/12):  471

Facility Profile Information: Last updated 4/13
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 4
Cell Housing Units 3
Room Housing Units 0
Maximum Capacity 1,200
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 4
Psychological Grades 1 through 2
Wheelchair Capabilities No
Hearing Impaired Capabilities Yes

Academic Programs:

  • Adult Basic Education
  • General Educational Development (GED)

Vocational Programs:

  • Automotive Service Technology
  • Computer Electronics Technology
  • Plumbing Technology

Substance Abuse Programs:

  • Pre-Treatment Motivation Program
  • Re-Entry Aftercare Services
  • Re-Entry Intensive Outpatient
  • Therapeutic Community

Chaplaincy Services:

  • Active T.D. Jakes Satellite
  • Chapel Library Program
  • Faith-Based Dormitory
  • Kairos Week-ends
  • Religious Education
  • Worship Services

Institutional Betterment Programs:

  • 100-hour Transition Program
  • Aerobics
  • Anger & Stress Management
  • Fresh Start Smoking Cessation
  • Growth Group (Sex Offender)
  • Inmate Fitness
  • Law Library Program
  • Library Program
  • Active and Passive Sports
  • Vietnam Veterans of America
  • Wellness Education
  • Writers Club

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

  • Administration (Polk CI)
  • Seating Plant
  • IT Support Industry
  • PIE
  • Modular Systems

Community Work Squads: Polk Work Camp and Largo Road Prison

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