The third largest state prison system in the country is The Florida Department of Corrections with a budget of $2.4 billion, just over 100,000 inmates incarcerated and another 115,000 offenders on active community supervision.


The DC has 146 facilities statewide, including 68 prisons, 40 work/forestry camps, one treatment center, 33 work release centers, five road prisons and one boot camp. About three-quarters of its staff of more than 25,000 employees are either certified correctional officers or probation officers. The average DC employee is 41 years old and has been with the agency for almost nine years.


State Prison Advocates - Some of our services:


Pre-Sentence Assistance

Sentencing Advocacy & Assistance

Reception Center/Designation Assistance

Programs Eligibility Assessment

Good Time & Incentive Credit Strategies

Community Re-Entry Assistance

Early Parole Eligibility

Probation Assistance

Commutations of Sentence

Pardon Petition

Sex Offender Registration & Notifications

Programs Available to Eligible Offenders:

Adult Basic Education / General Education Development (ABE/GED)

Close Management Education Program

Inmate Teaching Assistant Program (ITA)

Volunteer and Mandatory Literacy Programs

Ready To Work Program

Career and Technical Education Programs

Wellness Education

Faith and Character Based Correctional Initiative

Beekeeping Program

Horse Program

Inmate Dog Adoption Program


Florida State Prisons:


Region 1:

Apalachee Correctional Institution East

Apalachee Correctional Institution West

Bay Correctional Facility

Blackwater River Correctional Facility

Calhoun Correctional Institution

Century Correctional Institution

Franklin Correctional Institution

Gadsden Correctional Facility

Graceville Correctional Facility

Gulf Correctional Institution

Holmes Correctional Institution

Jackson Correctional Institution

Jefferson Correctional Institution

Liberty Correctional Institution

Northwest Florida Reception Center

Okaloosa Correctional Institution

Quincy Annex

Santa Rosa Correctional Institution

Taylor Correctional Institution

Wakulla Correctional Institution

Walton Correctional Institution

Region 2:

Baker Correctional Institution (Also a Re-entry Center)

Columbia Correctional Institution

Cross City Correctional Institution

Florida State Prison

Hamilton Correctional Institution

Lake City Correctional Facility

Lancaster Correctional Institution

Lawtey Correctional Institution

Lowell Correctional Institution

Madison Correctional Institution

Marion Correctional Institution

Mayo Correctional Institution

Putnam Correctional Institution

Reception and Medical Center

Suwannee Correctional Institution

Tomoka Correctional Institution

Union Correctional Institution

Region 3:

Avon Park Correctional Institution

Central Florida Reception

Charlotte Correctional Institution

Dade Correctional Institution

DeSoto Annex

Everglades Correctional Institution

Hardee Correctional Institution

Hernando Correctional Institution

Homestead Correctional Institution

Lake Correctional Institution

Martin Correctional Institution

Moore Haven Correctional Facility

Okeechobee Correctional Institution

Polk Correctional Institution (Also a Re-entry Center)

South Bay Correctional Facility

South Florida Reception Center

Sumter Correctional Institution

Zephyrhills Correctional Institution

Regions 1, 2, and 3 also have Work Camps, Forestry Camps, Road Prisons and Work Release Centers in some of the above-listed facilities.

Florida Department of Corrections