Florida State Prison

Are you looking for somebody in prison at Florida State Prison?  Florida State Prison is a correctional institution in the Florida Department of Corrections.  This site gives you information about everything a person needs to know about Florida State Prison,such as:  How to locate an inmate here.  Visitation information.  The prison’s address and phone number.  Mailing or sending money to an inmate.  And lots more.

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Florida State Prison
Year Opened: 1961
Type: Male
State: Florida
County: Bradford
DOC: Florida Department of Corrections
Security Level: Maximum, Close, Medium, Minimum, Community
Warden Name: Steven Singer
Warden Email: singer.steven@mail.dc.state.fl.us

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Contact Information

Below you will find the street address and mailing address for Florida State Prison. Use the mailing address if you are mailing a package or letter to a prisoner there, and make sure to use the street address if you want to know the actual location of Florida State Prison.

Mailing Address

Make sure to read the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures section below if you are going to mail something to a prisoner to make sure that you properly address it, and do the appropriate protocol for mailing a letter or package. If you don’t follow the appropriate protocol, it could get sent back.

INMATE NAME & INMATE ID
Florida State Prison
7819 N.W. 228th Street 
Raiford FL, 32026-1000

Street Address / Prison Location

Address

Florida State Prison
7819 N.W. 228th Street 
Raiford FL, 32026-1000

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (904) 368-2500
Fax: (904) 368-2732

Map and Directions


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Use the street address if you plan to visit an inmate. Be sure to also read the Inmate Visitation Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule headings below before you go to visit someone in prison at Florida State Prison.

Florida State Prison
7819 N.W. 228th Street 
Raiford FL, 32026-1000

Directions

From East: SR-16, 11 miles west of Starke on left. Go through archway, circle to left, Administration Building (Red Brick) behind parking lot. From North: (Macclenny) SR-121 south approximately 17 miles to SR-16 (before town of Raiford). Turn left onto SR-16. Go approximately 3 miles, cross New River Bridge. The Institution is on the right. From South: US-301 north approximately 35 miles north of Gainesville to Starke. Turn left onto SR-16 (Raiford Road) (West), go approximately 11 miles. The Institution is on the left. From West (Lake City): SR-100 approximately 23 miles to SR-121 (Lake Butler), turn left, go approximately 6 miles, just outside town of Raiford turn right (east) onto SR-16. Go approximately 3 miles, cross New River Bridge. The Institution is on the right.

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Phone Number

Florida State Prison prisoners don’t have phones, so you won’t get to call prisoners, but, there are some times when it is necessary to have the phone number to Florida State Prison.
(904) 368-2500

Florida State Prison prisoners may be able to make phone calls with:

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

Fax Number

Florida State Prison inmates don’t have fax machines, so you can’t fax a letter to prisoners, but there might be times when it might be necessary to have the fax number to the prison.

(904) 368-2732

Email Address

The email address listed below is the primary email address for Florida State Prison. You won’t be able to email prisoners using this email. If you want to send an email to an inmate, read the Inmate Email heading further down on this page.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates: 1460
Total Staff: 570

Inmate Email

To send an email message to a prisoner you must follow an specific procedure to ensure that the email gets to your inmate.

Inmate Internet Access

State prisoners don’t have access to the internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are important procedures that you must follow when sending mail to a inmate. If you don’t follow these rules then letter or package might not be received.

Before you send a package or letter, read the links below:

Mail Monitoring

Institution employees open and inspect all incoming general packages and mail. Incoming general postal correspondence can be read as frequently as is deemed necessary to maintain security or monitor a particular problem regarding a certain inmate.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Below is the format for how you should address a letter to an inmate at Florida State Prison:

INMATE NAME AND INMATE ID NUMBER
Florida State Prison
7819 N.W. 228th Street 
Raiford FL, 32026-1000

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Inmate Money

Every state correctional institution has a Commissary which was started to provide a bank-like account for inmate monies and for purchasing things not issued to inmates by the prison.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Friends, family, or other people may deposit funds to prisoner’s accounts by sending it by Western Union or by mail.

Via U.S. Postal Service: Inmates’ families and friends can choose to send inmates money through the mail and will have to send the moneyh to the following address and do so in accordance with the policies given below:

The deposit have to be in a money order that is made out to the inmate’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. It is advisable to use a U.S. Postal Service money order, since all non-postal money orders that are processed through the National Lockbox will be kept for a 15-day holding period, and during this hold period the inmate will not have access to the money. The Bureau of Prisons will return any funds that don’t have valid prisoner info but only if the envelope has a valid return address. Personal checks and cash won’t be deposited so do not send any cash or checks.

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Inmate Locator

State prison inmates are often moved to different prisons throughout Florida, so sometimes you may have to look up the location of an inmate using the inmate locator. Follow the link here to locate an state prison inmate.
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 Florida State Prison, you must be aware of the following information:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Every correctional facility in Florida has its own policies for prison visits and these policies are changed often. The rules listed below might be out of date by the time you are reading this, so make sure to also check Florida State Prison’s website to read the most up to date visitation rules.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The front entrance guard will make sure all visitors sign the prison visitors log before they enter the institution and upon leaving.

Identification Required

Picture id of all visitors is required. Acceptable forms of ID are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; but, a state issued picture id is acceptable.

For all of the things listed below, check out the actual prison website because this information is updated often:

  • 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 Florida State Prison 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

More information about Florida State Prison 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

More information about Florida parole process 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

Information about getting released from Florida State Prison will be posted ASAP.

Inmate Programs

Adult Basic Education (Close Management)
General Educational Development (GED) (Close Management)
Special Education Services (Close Management)
Volunteer Literacy Program

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Prison Life

Details about prison life at Florida State Prison to be added later.

  • 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 Florida State Prison news section to be added later.

Photos

Florida State Prison photos will be posted ASAP.

For example, photos of:

  • Cells at Florida State Prison
  • The yard.
  • What inmates wear at Florida State Prison.

If you have any photos of Florida State Prison 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 prison? Do you have experience? Have you worked at a prison previously?

If so, check out: Florida State Prison Jobs

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Website

The official website: Florida State Prison 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:

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

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Family Resources

Info about Florida State Prison inmate family resources coming.

History

A history section coming.

Such as:

  • Famous Florida State Prison 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

Florida State Prison Links

The official website: Florida State Prison Website
Florida State Prison 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 Florida State Prison

Have you ever been an inmate in Florida State Prison? Do you know anybody that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at Florida State Prison?

If so, then we would like you to write your review about it. Tell us about your experience so others will know what to expect.

Things you could put in your review:

  • Prison conditions
  • Prison facility and layout
  • Guards and staff
  • Commissary and food
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Prisoner safety
  • Gangs
  • Inmate programs and activities

If you are a prisoner at Florida State Prison, include your address if you want people to be able to mail you.


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