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Julie L. Jones, Secretary

Okeechobee Correctional Institution

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3420 N.E. 168th Street
Okeechobee, Florida

(863) 462-5400
FAX: (863) 462-5402


Lars Severson

Chaplain's Office
(863) 824-1037

Florida Department of Corrections

Okeechobee Correctional Institution

County: Okeechobee

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

Directions: Exit I-95 at SR-68 (northernmost exit in Ft. Pierce). Go west on SR-68 for approximately 25 miles to Highway 441. Turn left onto 441 and go approximately three (3) miles. Turn left at N.E. 168th Street. Follow N.E. 168th Street to the institution.

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Historical Information: This facility was established in 1995 and houses adult male inmates. Okeechobee Work Camp is under the supervision of Okeechobee C.I.

Total Staff (on 7/12):   286

Facility Profile Information: Last updated 7/12
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 2
Cell Housing Units 6
Room Housing Units 0
Maximum Capacity 1,632
Other Information:
Population Gender Male
Adult or Youthful Adult
Facility Level 6
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 Yes
Hearing Impaired Capabilities Yes

Academic Programs:

  • Smart Horizons High School Diploma

Vocational Programs:

  • Technology Support Services

Substance Abuse Programs:

  • Intensive Outpatient
  • Pre-Treatment Motivation Program

Chaplaincy Services:

  • Freedom Project
  • Faith & Character Based Programming
  • T.D. Jakes Satellite Programming
  • KAIROS Weekends
  • Prison Fellowship Quarterly
  • Religious Education
  • Multi-faith Worship Services

Institutional Betterment Programs:

  • Library Services
  • Law Library Program
  • Problem Discussion - Mental Health
  • Anger & Stress Management
  • 100 Hour Transition Program
  • Fresh Start Smoking Cessation
  • Toastmasters Gavel Club
  • Pre-Release Counseling
  • Alcoholic Anonymous
  • Resume Writing
  • English as a Second Language
  • Life Mapping
  • Marriage & Parenting
  • Culinary, Automotive, CDL Instruction
  • Veterans Program
  • Children of Inmates
  • Active and Passive Sports
  • Thinking for Change
  • Waste Water Treatment
  • Celebrate Recovery
  • Dog Program

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

  • None at this time

Re-Entry Programs:

  • Resume Writing
  • English as a Second Language
  • Life Mapping
  • Marriage & Parenting
  • Culinary, Automotive, CDL Instruction
  • “Rain Bird” Residential Irrigation Classes
  • Re-Entry Seminars
  • VA Seminars

Transition Programs:

  • Assessment - Pre and Post Release
  • Shelter Issues
  • Health Care Issues
  • Counseling (Family)
  • Identification
  • Fines
  • Child Support

Community Work Squads:

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