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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Michael D. Crews, Secretary


For Immediate Release
June 27, 2000
For More Information
Contact: Debra Buchanan
(850) 488-0420

Profile of the
River Junction Work Camp

Official opening date: June 23, 2000

Anticipated number of inmates when fully operational: 400

Anticipated number of staff when fully operational: 91

Location: Within the grounds of Florida State Hospital in the City of Chattahoochee.

Mission: To provide work squads for Florida State Hospital and the City of Chattahoochee.

Only inmates who meet the following criteria are eligible for assignment to River Junction:

  • Minimum/medium custody inmates, 20% of which are between 40-49 years old and remainder 50 years or older.
  • Medical Level 2 (no major medical problems)
  • Only select murder offenses (no 1st degree murder)
  • No sex offense history
  • No serious escape history
  • No violent felony / INS detainee
  • No ex-Death Row inmates
  • No life without parole eligibility
  • No inmate who was in close management within the last six months