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Florida Corrections:  Centuries of Progress

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Inmate population
December 31, 1949:

An increasing awareness of specialized populations leads to a new facility in 1949 for youthful male offenders, Apalachee Correctional Institution - East Unit at Sneads (ten years later the West Unit is built).

Facility For Youthful Male Offenders
A new facility for youthful male offenders was created at Sneads, Florida.

Prisoners sewing at the Raiford Prison
Prisoners sewing at the Raiford Prison.

Inside Florida State Prison canteen
The canteen at Florida State Prison. (Photo courtesy of FPC.)

Inmate canteens, such as this one at Florida State Prison, remain in existence today. Here inmates can purchase items ranging from snacks and drinks to hygiene items such as deodorant and shampoo (neither of which is provided by the Department of Corrections) to sneakers and board games. The profits from inmate canteens go into the Inmate Welfare Trust Fund, and are used to pay the inmate who works in the canteen and to fund various activities for inmates.

Florida State Prison cell inspection
Cell inspection at Florida State Prison. (Photo courtesy of FPC.)

Florida State Prison warden's home
Florida State Prison warden's home. (Photo courtesy of FPC.)

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