Putnam Correctional Institution – Florida

Do you know someone locked up at Putnam Correctional Institution?  Putnam Correctional Institution is a correctional facility in the Florida state prison system.  This guide gives you information about anything related to Putnam Correctional Institution,like:  Learn how to locate an inmate.  Visiting an inmate here.  The prisons’s phone number and address.  How to send mail and money to an inmate.  And much much more…

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Putnam Correctional Institution
Year Opened: 1936
Type: Male
State: Florida
County: Putnam
DOC: Florida Department of Corrections
Security Level: Medium, Minimum, Community
Warden Name: Ronnie Edwards
Warden Email: Edwards.Ronnie@mail.dc.state.fl.us

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Contact Information

In this section is the street address and mailing address for Putnam Correctional Institution. Use the mailing address if you are mailing a letter or package to an inmate there, and be sure to use the physical address if you need to know the location of Putnam Correctional Institution.

Mailing Address

Be sure to check the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures section further down on this page if you are going to send a package or letter to a prisoner to learn how to correctly address it, and do the right steps for mailing a letter or package. If you don’t follow the correct protocol, it could not get delivered.

INMATE NAME & REGISTER NUMBER
Putnam Correctional Institution
128 Yelvington Road 
East Palatka FL, 32131-2112

Street Address / Prison Location

Address

Putnam Correctional Institution
128 Yelvington Road 
East Palatka FL, 32131-2100

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (386) 326-6800
Fax Number: (386) 312-2219

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Use this address if you plan to visit an inmate. Make sure to check the Inmate Visitation Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule headings on this page before you visit an inmate here.

Putnam Correctional Institution
128 Yelvington Road 
East Palatka FL, 32131-2100

Directions

From the intersection of US-17 and SR-207 in East Palatka go 0.4 miles south on US-17, exit east on Yelvington Road then 0.2 miles

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Phone Number

Putnam Correctional Institution inmates can’t take phone calls, so you won’t get to call prisoners, but, there are times when it might be necessary to have the phone number to Putnam Correctional Institution.
(386) 326-6800

Putnam Correctional Institution inmates are able to make calls with:

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

Fax Number

Putnam Correctional Institution prisoners don’t have access to fax machines, so you won’t get to fax a letter to an inmate, but there are cases when it is helpful to know the fax number to the prison.

(386) 312-2219

Email Address

The email address below is the primary email address for the facility. You won’t be able to email prisoners at this email. If you want to email a prisoner, read the Inmate Email heading further down on this page.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates: 458
Total Staff: 136

Inmate Email

To send an email message to a prisoner you must use an exact procedure to make sure that the email gets to the prisoner.

Inmate Internet Access

Prisoners don’t have access to the web.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are certain procedures that you have to follow when sending mail to a prisoner. If you don’t then letter or package might not make it there.

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

Mail Monitoring

Correctional facility employees do open and read all received general mail. Received general mail and packages can be read as frequently as deemed necessary to ensure security and safety or monitor any problems confronting inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Below is the proper format for how you have to address a letter to a state prison inmate at Putnam Correctional Institution:

INMATE NAME & REGISTER NUMBER
Putnam Correctional Institution
128 Yelvington Road 
East Palatka FL, 32131-2112

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Inmate Money

Every state prison has a Commissary that was started to provide a bank account for prisoner money and for purchasing things not issued regularly by the prison.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Anyone may send funds into these accounts using Western Union and the U.S. Postal Service.

Via U.S. Postal Service: Inmates’ families and friends are able to send inmates money through postal mail and have to send money to the address below and follow the policies listed below:

The money have to be in a money order made out to the inmate’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. It is advisable to use a post office money order, since all non-postal money orders processed through the National Lockbox will be held for a 15-day hold period, in which the prisoner will not have access to the depsoit. The Bureau of Prisons will send back money orders that do not have appropriate prisoner information provided the envelope it was sent it has an adequate return address. Personal checks and cash can’t be deposited so don’t send any cash or checks.

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Inmate Locator

State prison inmates are from time to time moved to different correctional facilities throughout Florida, so you may have to look up the location of an inmate using the inmate locator. Click the link below to find an Florida prison inmate.
Inmate Search

To find other Florida state prisons: Florida State Prisons

Florida Department of Corrections Inmate Search

Inmate Visitation

Before you visit Putnam Correctional Institution, you must know this info:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Every Florida state prison has their own procedures for prisoner visitation and these policies change frequently. The rules listed below could be different when you are reading this, so you should also check Putnam Correctional Institution’s website to get the most up to date visitation rules.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The visitation officer will make sure each visitor signs the inmate visitors log before they can enter the visitation area and upon departure.

Identification Required

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

For everything shown below, go to the official Putnam Correctional Institution website as this information is updated 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 Putnam Correctional Institution prison records will be posted ASAP.

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 Putnam Correctional Institution 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

Info about Florida parole process will be posted ASAP.

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 to be added later.

Inmate Programs

Academic Programs:

Volunteer Literacy Program
Vocational Programs:

None at this time
Substance Abuse Programs:

None at this time

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Prison Life

Details about what life is like at Putnam Correctional Institution 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 Putnam Correctional Institution news section will be posted ASAP.

Photos

A photo section coming.

For example, photos of:

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

If you have any photos of Putnam 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? Have any prior experience? Have you worked at a prison previously?

If so, click here: Putnam Correctional Institution Jobs

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Website

The official website: Putnam 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:

  • 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 leave a comment

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Family Resources

Info about Putnam Correctional Institution inmate family resources to be added later.

History

Putnam Correctional Institution history will be posted ASAP.

Such as:

  • Famous Putnam 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

Putnam Correctional Institution Links

The official website: Putnam Correctional Institution Website
Putnam 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 Putnam Correctional Institution

Have you ever been incarcerated at Putnam Correctional Institution? Do you know someone there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at this correctional facility?

If your answer is yes, then please write a review about it. Write about your prison experience because other people will know what to expect.

Things you might want to write in what you write:

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

If you are currently an inmate at Putnam Correctional Institution, include your address if you want to receive letters from people.


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