Apalachee Correctional Institution West – Florida

Do you know somebody locked up at Apalachee Correctional Institution West?  Apalachee Correctional Institution West is a state prison in the state prison system in Florida.  This site tells you about everything you might need to know about Apalachee Correctional Institution West:  Learn how to locate an inmate.  Visiting an inmate at this prison  The prison’s address and phone number.  How to send mail and money to an inmate.  And lots more.

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Apalachee Correctional Institution West
Year Opened: 1959
Type: male
State: Florida
County: Jackson
DOC: Florida Department of Corrections
Security Level: Close, Medium, Minimum, Community
Warden Name: Samuel Culpepper
Warden Email: culpepper.samuel@mail.dc.state.fl.us

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Contact Information

Below you will find the mailing address and street address for Apalachee Correctional Institution West. Use the mailing address if you are going to mail a package or letter to a prisoner there, and use the street address if you need to know the physical location of Apalachee Correctional Institution West.

Mailing Address

You should check the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures heading on this page if you are going to send a letter or package to a prisoner so that you correctly address it, and do the appropriate protocol for sending a package or letter. If you don’t use the correct directions, it might get sent back.

INMATE NAME & INMATE ID NUMBER
Apalachee Correctional Institution West
52 West Unit Drive 
Sneads FL, 32460-4165

Street Address / Prison Location

Address

Apalachee Correctional Institution West
52 West Unit Drive 
Sneads FL, 32460-4165

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (850) 718-0577
Fax: (850) 593-6445

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Use the street address if you plan to visit a prisoner. You should read the Inmate Visitation Schedule and Inmate Visitation Procedures headings further down on this page if you are going to go to visit an inmate at Apalachee Correctional Institution West.

Apalachee Correctional Institution West
52 West Unit Drive 
Sneads FL, 32460-4165

Directions

From I-10 near Sneads take Exit 158 (SR-286 North) for approximately 7 miles to US-90. Turn right on US-90 and go approximately 2 miles. Turn left off US-90 at West Unit, travel to first road on left on West Unit Drive to Unit.

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Phone Number

Apalachee Correctional Institution West prisoners don’t have phones, so you can’t call prisoners, however, there are some times when it may be necessary to have the telephone number to Apalachee Correctional Institution West.
(850) 718-0577

Prisoners are able to call out with:

  • Calling Cards
  • Collect Calls
  • Dedicated Phone Line
  • Prison Calling Plan

Fax Number

Apalachee Correctional Institution West prisoners don’t have fax machines, so you won’t get to fax the inmate, but there are some times when it is necessary to have the fax number to the facility.

(850) 593-6445

Email Address

The email address listed below is the main email for Apalachee Correctional Institution West. You can’t email inmates using this email address. If you want to find out how to send an email to a prisoner, check out the Inmate Email section further down on this page.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates: 915
Total Staff: 181

Inmate Email

To email a letter to an inmate at Apalachee Correctional Institution West you must use an exact procedure to ensure that the email letter is received by your inmate.

Inmate Internet Access

State prisoners don’t have access to the web.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are special rules that are necessary to follow when mailing postal mail to a state prison inmate. If you don’t follow the procedures then the letters and packages might not make it there.

before you send a letter or package, be sure to read the information below:

Mail Monitoring

Apalachee Correctional Institution West employees will open and inspect all received general mail and packages. Received general packages and mail can be read as frequently as is deemed necessary to keep security or watch problems regarding any inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Shown here is the correct format for how you need to address a letter to a state prisoner at Apalachee Correctional Institution West:

INMATE NAME & INMATE ID NUMBER
Apalachee Correctional Institution West
52 West Unit Drive 
Sneads FL, 32460-4165

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Inmate Money

Each prison has a Commissary which was created to provide a bank type account for inmate monies and for buying things not issued regularly by the Bureau of Prisons.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Family, friends, or other sources can send funds to these Commissary accounts by sending it by Western Union and the U.S. Postal Service.

Via U.S. Postal Service: Inmates’ families and friends can to send prisoners funds by way of the mail and have to send it to the address below and follow the rules written below:

The deposit have to be in a money order made out to the prisoner’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. You should use a post office money order, since all non-postal money orders processed through the National Lockbox will be kept for a 15-day holding period, during which the inmate will not get the funds. The Bureau of Prisons will send back any funds that don’t have correct inmate information but only if the envelope it was sent it has an adequate return address. Checks and cash can’t be accepted so don’t send cash or checks.

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Inmate Locator

State prisoners are frequently transported to different prisons throughout Florida, so sometimes you may have to look up what facility an inmate is at using the inmate locator. Click on the link below to find an Apalachee Correctional Institution West prisoner.
Inmate Search

To find other Florida state prisons: Florida State Prisons

Florida Department of Corrections Inmate Search

Inmate Visitation

Before you go to visit an inmate at Apalachee Correctional Institution West, be sure that you be aware of the following:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Each Florida prison has their own procedures for visitation and these policies are changed regularly. The procedures below might be out of date by the time you are reading this, so make sure to also go to Apalachee Correctional Institution West’s website to get the most up to date visitation rules.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The front entrance guard ensures every visitor signs the prisoner visitors log when entering the institution and also when they leave.

Identification Required

Picture identification of visitors will be required. Appropriate forms of id are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; although, a state issued picture I.D. is acceptable.

For all of the points shown below, check the actual prison site as this info changes frequently:

  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Dress Code
  • Things You Can and Cannot Take to Visitation
  • Special Rules For Childred, Special Visits, Pastoral or Attorney Visits

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Prison Records

Information about Apalachee Correctional Institution West records to be added later.

Such as:

  • Inmate records
  • Health records.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Death Row

Info about Apalachee Correctional Institution West death row to be added later.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Parole

Information about Florida parole coming.

For example:

  • Parole hearings.
  • Review boards.
  • Who qualifies for parole.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Release

Section about release procedures for Apalachee Correctional Institution West coming.

Inmate Programs

Academic Programs:
Volunteer Literacy

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Prison Life

Info about prison life coming soon.

  • Activities.
  • Daily schedule and routine.
  • Recreational facilities available.
  • What’s allowed, and what’s not allowed.
  • What the food is like.
  • What to expect.
  • Jobs and work release available.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

News

A news section coming soon.

Photos

Apalachee Correctional Institution West photos coming soon.

For example, photos of:

  • Cells at Apalachee Correctional Institution West
  • The yard.
  • What inmates wear at Apalachee Correctional Institution West.

If you have any photos of Apalachee Correctional Institution West that you would like to share, please contact us using the ‘Contact’ link at the bottom of the page.

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Are you trying to find a correctional facility job? Do you have experience? Have you worked at a correctional facility before?

If so, check out: Apalachee Correctional Institution West Jobs

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Website

The official website: Apalachee Correctional Institution West Website

Victim Resources

Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

Victim’s Rights

The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

  • You have the right to protection from the accused.
  • You have the right to notification.
  • You have the right to attend proceedings.
  • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
  • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
  • You have the right to restitution.
  • You have the right to a speedy trial.
  • You have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

The definition of victim includes:

  • Spouses and children of all victims.
  • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
  • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
  • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

Victim Notification

The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

Click here to share your story

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Family Resources

Section about Apalachee Correctional Institution West inmate family resources to be added later.

History

A section with the history of Apalachee Correctional Institution West coming.

Such as:

  • Famous Apalachee Correctional Institution West inmates.
  • Escapes and prison breaks.
  • Executions.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Links

Information About Other Florida State Prisons: Florida State Prisons

Apalachee Correctional Institution West Links

The official website: Apalachee Correctional Institution West Website
Apalachee Correctional Institution West Jobs

Florida Department of Corrections Links

Florida Department of Corrections Main Website
Florida Department of Corrections Prison Directory
Florida Department of Corrections Prison Map
Florida Department of Corrections Prison Jobs
Florida Department of Corrections Prison Inmate Search
Florida Department of Corrections Most Wanted

Florida Department of Corrections Victim Services
Florida Department of Corrections Visitation Policies
Sending Money to a Florida State Prison Inmate
JPay Services for Florida State Prison Inmates
Sending Mail to Florida State Prison Inmates
Sending Packages to Florida State Prison Inmates
Florida State Prison Inmate Phone Calls

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Tell Your Story – Write a Review of Apalachee Correctional Institution West

Have you ever been a prisoner in Apalachee Correctional Institution West? Do you know someone that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at this correctional facility?

If so, then please write your review about it. Tell us about what you experienced because others can find out what to expect.

Things you might want to include in your comment:

  • Prison conditions
  • Facility facility and layout
  • Guards and staff
  • Prison food and commissary
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Inmate safety
  • Gangs
  • Programs and activities

If you are currently an inmate here, include your address if you would like people to be able to send you a letter.


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