Gainesville Correctional Institution – Florida

Are you looking for somebody at Gainesville Correctional Institution?  Gainesville Correctional Institution is a prison in the Florida Department of Corrections.  This page tells you information about everything related to Gainesville Correctional Institution such as the following:  Find out who’s in prison at this facility?  Visitation information.  The prisons’s phone number and address.  Sending money and mail.  And lots more.

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Gainesville Correctional Institution
Year Opened: 1991
Type: Male
State: Florida
County: Alachua
DOC: Florida Department of Corrections
Security Level: Medium, Minimum, Community
Warden Name: Eric Lane
Warden Email: lane.eric@mail.dc.state.fl.us

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Contact Information

In this section you will find the mailing address and street address for Gainesville Correctional Institution. Use the mailing address if you are going to send a letter or package to a prisoner there, and make sure to use the physical address if you need to know the location of the prison.

Mailing Address

Make sure to check the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures heading on this page if you are going to mail a letter or package to someone in prison so that you correctly write the address, and follow the appropriate steps for sending a package or letter. If you do not follow the correct directions, the package or letter could get sent back.

INMATE NAME & REGISTER NUMBER
Gainesville Correctional Institution
2845 NE 39th Avenue 
Gainesville FL, 32609-2668

Street Address / Prison Location

Address

Gainesville Correctional Institution
2845 N.E. 39th Avenue 
Gainesville FL, 32609-2668

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (352) 955-2001
Fax Number: (352) 334-1675

Map and Directions


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Use the street address if you are going to visit a prisoner. Be sure to read over the Inmate Visitation Schedule and Inmate Visitation Procedures headings further down on this page if you are going to visit someone in prison.

Gainesville Correctional Institution
2845 N.E. 39th Avenue 
Gainesville FL, 32609-2668

Directions

From I-75 take Exit 390 (SR-222 East) approximately 7 miles. Cross the Waldo Road intersection and continue east for Ľ mile. Turn right at the Institution sign and continue south to the Institution.

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Phone Number

State prison inmates don’t have telephones, so you can’t call an inmate, but, there are some times when it may be useful to know the telephone number to Gainesville Correctional Institution.
(352) 955-2001

State prison inmates are able to make calls using various methods:

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

Fax Number

Gainesville Correctional Institution prisoners don’t have fax machines, so you won’t get to fax prisoners, but there are some times when it might be helpful to know the fax machine number to the prison.

(352) 334-1675

Email Address

This email address is the primary email address for Gainesville Correctional Institution. You won’t be able to email prisoners using this email address. If you need to send an email to a prisoner, go to the Inmate Email information below.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates: 507
Total Staff: 199

Inmate Email

To send a letter via email to a prisoner at Gainesville Correctional Institution you must follow an exact process to ensure that the email letter gets to the inmate.

Inmate Internet Access

State prisoners do not have access to the internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are certain steps that are necessary to follow when sending a package or letter to a inmate. If you don’t then the letters and packages might not make it there.

Before you proceed, you should read the information below:

Mail Monitoring

Institution guards open and read and inspect all incoming general mail and packages. Incoming general mail and packages is read as frequently as is deemed necessary to keep security and safety or monitor a particular problem having to do with a certain inmate.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

This is the format for how you must address mail to an inmate at Gainesville Correctional Institution:

INMATE NAME AND INMATE ID
Gainesville Correctional Institution
2845 NE 39th Avenue 
Gainesville FL, 32609-2668

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Inmate Money

Each state correctional institution has a Commissary that was created to provide inmates an account for inmate money and for purchasing things not issued regularly by the Bureau of Prisons.

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: An inmate’s family and friends can to send inmates funds by way of the mail and will have to send funds to the address below and follow the rules listed below:

The money have to be in a money order that is made out to the prisoner’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. You are advised to use a postal money order, since all non-postal money orders processed through the National Lockbox will be held for a 15-day hold period, and in this time the prisoner will not have access to the money. The Bureau of Prisons will return to the sender any funds that do not have appropriate inmate information but only if the envelope it was sent it has an adequate return address. Cash and personal checks can’t be deposited so don’t send checks or cash.

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Inmate Locator

Inmates are from time to time changed to various prison facilities in the state, so you might need to look up what facility an inmate is at using the inmate locator. Follow the link here to look up an Gainesville Correctional Institution prisoner.
Inmate Search

To find other Florida state prisons: Florida State Prisons

Florida Department of Corrections Inmate Search

Inmate Visitation

Before you visit Gainesville Correctional Institution, make sure you be aware of the following information:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Each Florida prison has its own policies for visitation and these rules get changed frequently. The rules below could be changed since this was written, so be sure to also go to Gainesville Correctional Institution’s website to find the most recent visitation procedures.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The entrance officer will make sure every visitor signs the inmate visitors log before they can enter the prison and also when they leave.

Identification Required

Picture id of visitors will be required. Appropriate forms of id are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; however, a state issued photo ID is acceptable.

For all of the things listed below, check out the official Gainesville Correctional Institution website as this info is changed 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

Info about Gainesville Correctional Institution 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

Details about Gainesville Correctional Institution 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

Information about Florida parole procedures 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 Gainesville Correctional Institution will be posted ASAP.

Inmate Programs

Volunteer Literacy Program

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Prison Life

Section about prison life coming.

  • 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 section on news at Gainesville Correctional Institution will be posted ASAP.

Photos

A photo section will be posted ASAP.

For example, photos of:

  • Cells at Gainesville Correctional Institution
  • The yard.
  • What inmates wear at Gainesville Correctional Institution.

If you have any photos of Gainesville Correctional Institution 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 any prior experience? Have you worked at a prison facility in the past?

If so, check out: Gainesville Correctional Institution Jobs

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Website

The official website: Gainesville Correctional Institution 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.

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Family Resources

Info about family resources coming.

History

A section with the history of Gainesville Correctional Institution to be added later.

Such as:

  • Famous Gainesville Correctional Institution 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

Gainesville Correctional Institution Links

The official website: Gainesville Correctional Institution Website
Gainesville Correctional Institution 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 Gainesville Correctional Institution

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

If yes, then please write your review about it. Tell us about your prison experience because other people can learn what to expect.

What to include in your comment:

  • Prison conditions
  • Facility facility and layout
  • Prison staff and Guards
  • Food and commissary
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Inmate safety
  • Gang activity
  • Activities and programs

If you are currently an inmate at Gainesville Correctional Institution, post your mailing address if you want people to be able to mail you.


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