Bay Correctional Facility – Florida

Know someone locked up at Bay Correctional Facility?  Bay Correctional Facility is a state correctional facility in the Florida state prison system.  This guide will tell you info about anything you might need to know about Bay Correctional Facility such as the following:  Find out who’s in prison at this facility?  Visitation policies and procedures.  The address and phone number.  Sending money and mail.  And everything else.

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Bay Correctional Facility
Year Opened: 1995
Type: male
State: Florida
County: Bay
DOC: Florida Department of Corrections
Security Level: Medium, Minimum, Community
Warden Name: Bill Spivey
Warden Email: bill.spivey@cca.com

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Contact Information

Below is the street address and mailing address for Bay Correctional Facility. Use the mailing address if you are sending a letter or package to an inmate at Bay Correctional Facility, and use the street address if you want to know the actual location of Bay Correctional Facility.

Mailing Address

Make sure to also read the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures section further down on this page before you send a package or letter to an inmate so that you correctly write the address, and do the appropriate protocol for mailing a package or letter. If you don’t follow the appropriate steps, it might not get to the inmate.

INMATE NAME AND REGISTER NUMBER
Bay Correctional Facility
5400 Bayline Drive 
Panama City FL, 32404-5492

Street Address / Prison Location

Address

Bay Correctional Facility
5400 Bayline Drive 
Panama City FL, 32404-5492

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (850) 769-1455
Fax Number: FAX: (850) 769-1942

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Use this address if you are visiting an inmate. Be sure to check the Inmate Visitation Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule information below before you go to visit someone in prison.

Bay Correctional Facility
5400 Bayline Drive 
Panama City FL, 32404-5492

Directions

From I-10 take Exit 130 (US-231 South). Approximately 12 miles south of Youngstown, look for Bay Industrial Park on the left. Turn left onto Bayline Drive and follow the road until it dead ends at the facility.

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Phone Number

Inmates don’t have telephones, so you won’t be able to call prisoners, but, there are cases when it might be helpful to know the telephone number to Bay Correctional Facility.
(850) 769-1455

State prison inmates may be able to make calls with:

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

Fax Number

Bay Correctional Facility inmates don’t have faxes, so you can’t fax the inmate, but there are cases when it may be necessary to have the fax machine number to the prison.

FAX: (850) 769-1942

Email Address

This is the primary email address for the prison. You won’t be able to email prisoners at this email address. If you are going to email an inmate, read the Inmate Email section on this page.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates: 985
Total Staff:

Inmate Email

To send an email message to an inmate at Bay Correctional Facility you must follow an specific procedure to ensure that the message gets to the prisoner.

Inmate Internet Access

Prisoners do not have access to the Internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are special rules that you must follow when sending postal mail to a prisoner. If you don’t follow these rules then what you sent might not get delivered.

Before you send anything, be sure to read the links below:

Mail Monitoring

Correctional facility staff open and inspect all received general packages and mail. Received general packages and mail may be read as frequently as deemed necessary to maintain security or monitor a problem having to do with inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

This is the format for how you must address a letter to an inmate at Bay Correctional Facility:

INMATE NAME AND INMATE ID
Bay Correctional Facility
5400 Bayline Drive 
Panama City FL, 32404-5492

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Inmate Money

Each prison has a Commissary that was created to provide prisoners a bank type account for inmate money and for buying items not issued by the facility.

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 choose to send prisoners money through postal mail and must send money to this address and do so in accordance with the rules written below:

The funds have to be in the form of a money order made out to the inmate’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. You are advised to use a post office money order, since all non-postal money orders processed through the National Lockbox will be kept for a 15-day hold period, in which the inmate will not get the funds. The Bureau of Prisons will send back money orders that don’t have correct prisoner information but only if the envelope has a return address. Cash and checks cannot be deposited to the prisoner’s account so don’t send any cash or checks.

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Inmate Locator

Prisoners are frequently moved to various prison facilities around the state, so sometimes you may have to find what facility an inmate is at using the inmate locator. Follow the link here to locate an Bay Correctional Facility 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 Bay Correctional Facility, you must know the following information:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Every prison has their own policies for inmate visitation and these rules get changed regularly. The policies discussed here may be out of date when you are reading this, so you should also go to Bay Correctional Facility’s site to find the latest visitation rules.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The entrance guard ensures all visitors sign the inmate visitors log before they can enter the facility and also when they leave.

Identification Required

Photo identification of all visitors is required. Appropriate forms of ID are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; but, a state issued photo ID is acceptable.

For all of the points listed below, check the main prison facility site as this info changes all the time:

  • 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

More information about Bay Correctional Facility records coming soon.

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

More information about Bay Correctional Facility death row will be posted ASAP.

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

Parole

Section about Florida parole process to be added later.

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

Info about release procedures for Bay Correctional Facility coming soon.

Inmate Programs

Academic Programs:
Adult Basic Education
General Educational Development (GED)
Volunteer Literacy Program
Vocational Programs:
Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating Technology
Building Construction Technology
Drafting Architectural
Commercial Class “B” Driving
Commercial Foods and Culinary Arts
Landscape Management
PC Support Services
Plumbing Technology
Substance Abuse Programs:
Residential Therapeutic Community
Substance Abuse Prevention/Education
Intensive Outpatient
Institutional Betterment Programs:
100-hour Transition Program
Law Library Program
Library Program
Life Skills

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Prison Life

Details about what life is like at Bay Correctional Facility will be posted ASAP.

  • 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 Bay Correctional Facility news section coming.

Photos

Bay Correctional Facility photos coming.

For example, photos of:

  • Cells at Bay Correctional Facility
  • The yard.
  • What inmates wear at Bay Correctional Facility.

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

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Looking for a job at a correctional facility? Have experience? Have you worked at a prison in the past?

If so, check out: Bay Correctional Facility Jobs

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Website

The official website: Bay Correctional Facility 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:

  • Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
  • Victims have the right to notification.
  • Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
  • Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
  • Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
  • Victims have the right to restitution.
  • Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
  • Victims 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 leave a comment

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Family Resources

Information about family resources coming soon.

History

A Bay Correctional Facility history section will be posted ASAP.

Such as:

  • Famous Bay Correctional Facility 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

Bay Correctional Facility Links

The official website: Bay Correctional Facility Website
Bay Correctional Facility 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 Bay Correctional Facility

Have you ever spent any time at Bay Correctional Facility? Do you have a friend or family member that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at this prison?

If so, then we would like you to leave a comment below about it. Write about your prison experience so that others can learn what to expect.

Things you can include in what you write:

  • Facility conditions
  • Facility layout and facility
  • Prison staff and Guards
  • Commissary and food
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Safety
  • Prison gangs
  • Programs and activities

If you are an inmate at Bay Correctional Facility, leave your address if you would like people to be able to send you a letter.


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