Reception and Medical Center – Florida

Are you looking for someone in Reception and Medical Center?  Reception and Medical Center is a state correctional institution in the Florida Department of Corrections.  This page tells you info about everything related to Reception and Medical Center:  How to locate an inmate.  Visiting an inmate at this prison  The address and phone number at Reception and Medical Center  Mailing or sending money to an inmate at Reception and Medical Center.  And much more…

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Reception and Medical Center
Year Opened: 1968
Type: Male
State: Florida
County: Union
DOC: Florida Department of Corrections
Security Level: Close, Medium, Minimum, Community
Warden Name: Brian Riedl
Warden Email: riedl.brian@mail.dc.state.fl.us

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Contact Information

In this section you have the mailing address and street address for Reception and Medical Center. Use the mailing address if you are going to mail a package or letter to an inmate at Reception and Medical Center, and use the street address if you need to know the physical location of the facility.

Mailing Address

You should read the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures section below before you mail something to an inmate to make sure that you properly address the letter or package, and use the appropriate steps for sending a letter or package. If you do not follow the correct directions, it could not get to the inmate.

INMATE NAME AND REGISTER NUMBER
Reception and Medical Center
Hwy 231 P.O. Box 628
Lake Butler FL, 32054-0628

Street Address / Prison Location

Address

Reception and Medical Center
7765 S. CR 231 P.O. Box 628
Lake Butler FL, 32054-0628

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (386) 496-6000
Fax Number: (386) 496-3287

Map and Directions


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Use the street address if you plan to visit an inmate. Make sure to read the Inmate Visitation Schedule and Inmate Visitation Procedures sections on this page if you are going to go to visit someone in prison at Reception and Medical Center.

Reception and Medical Center
7765 S. CR 231 P.O. Box 628
Lake Butler FL, 32054-0628

Directions

From North: From I-10 take Exit 303 (US-441 South). Turn left on Hwy-10A to Hwy-100. Turn left and go east 21 miles to Lake Butler, turn right on Hwy-231 South for approximately 2 miles. From South and West: From I-75 take Exit 427 (US-90 East) through Lake City to Hwy-100. Turn east and go 21 miles to Lake Butler, turn right on 231 south for approximately 2 miles.

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Phone Number

Reception and Medical Center inmates don’t have telephones, so you won’t be able to call inmates, but, there are times when it may be helpful to have the phone number to Reception and Medical Center.
(386) 496-6000

Reception and Medical Center inmates can sometimes call out using various methods:

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

Fax Number

Reception and Medical Center inmates don’t have fax machines, so you won’t be able to fax a letter to an inmate, but there might be times when it is useful to know the fax machine number to the facility.

(386) 496-3287

Email Address

This email address is the main email address for Reception and Medical Center. You won’t be able to contact inmates at this email address. If you want to find out how to email an inmate, go to the Inmate Email heading on this page.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates: 1503
Total Staff: 759

Inmate Email

To send an email message to an inmate at Reception and Medical Center you must use an specific process to make sure that the email message is received by your inmate.

Inmate Internet Access

State prisoners can’t access the Internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are important procedures that are necessary to follow when mailing mail to a prisoner. If you don’t follow the procedures then the letters and packages might not get delivered.

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

Mail Monitoring

Correctional facility guards will open and read all received general mail and packages. Received general correspondence can be read as frequently as is deemed necessary to maintain safety and security or monitor a particular problem confronting any inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Shown here is the format for how you need to address a letter or package to a state prisoner at Reception and Medical Center:

INMATE NAME AND REGISTER NUMBER
Reception and Medical Center
Hwy 231 P.O. Box 628
Lake Butler FL, 32054-0628

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Inmate Money

Every prison has a Commissary that serves to provide inmates an account for prisoner funds and for buying items not issued to inmates by the facility.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Family, friends, or other sources may send funds to inmate’s accounts using Western Union or by mail.

Via U.S. Postal Service: An inmate’s family and friends can choose to send prisoners money through postal mail and must send funds to the following address and follow the policies 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. It is advisable to use a postal money order, since all non-postal money orders that are processed through the National Lockbox will be held for a 15-day hold period, during which the prisoner will not have access to the funds. The Bureau of Prisons will return any funds that don’t have valid inmate information but only if the envelope has an adequate return address. Cash and checks can’t be deposited to the inmate’s account so don’t send any cash or checks.

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Inmate Locator

Inmates are often moved to various prisons around the state, so you may have to find the current location of an inmate using the inmate locator. Click the link here to find an Reception and Medical Center prisoner.
Inmate Search

To find other Florida state prisons: Florida State Prisons

Florida Department of Corrections Inmate Search

Inmate Visitation

Before you visit Reception and Medical Center, make sure you know the following:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Every Florida state prison has their own policies for prison visitation and these rules get changed regularly. The policies listed below may be different by the time you are reading this, so you should also go to Reception and Medical Center’s official website to read the most up to date visitation rules.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The visitation guard will ensure all visitors sign the prisoner visitors log when entering the institution and also when they leave.

Identification Required

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

For all of the points listed below, go to the main Reception and Medical Center website as this information is changed 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

Details about Reception and Medical Center prison 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

Info about Reception and Medical Center 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 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 release procedures for Reception and Medical Center will be posted ASAP.

Inmate Programs

Academic Programs:

Special Education Screening (Child Find)
Special Education Services
Vocational Programs:

None at this time
Substance Abuse Programs:

Substance Abuse Screening Assessment

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Prison Life

Information about life at Reception and Medical Center 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 Reception and Medical Center news section to be added later.

Photos

A photo section coming.

For example, photos of:

  • Cells at Reception and Medical Center
  • The yard.
  • What inmates wear at Reception and Medical Center.

If you have any photos of Reception and Medical Center that you would like to share, please contact us using the ‘Contact’ link at the bottom of the page.

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Trying to find a job at a prison? Have any prior experience? Have you worked at a prison in the past?

If so, check out: Reception and Medical Center Jobs

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Website

The official website: Reception and Medical Center 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 tell your story

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Family Resources

Information about Reception and Medical Center inmate family resources coming.

History

A section with the history of Reception and Medical Center to be added later.

Such as:

  • Famous Reception and Medical Center 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

Reception and Medical Center Links

The official website: Reception and Medical Center Website
Reception and Medical Center 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 Reception and Medical Center

Have you ever been incarcerated in Reception and Medical Center? Do you have a family member or friend that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited a prisoner at Reception and Medical Center?

If you have, then we would like you to write a review about it. Write about your experience so that other people can learn what to expect.

What to include in the review:

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

If you are currently an inmate at this facility, post your address if you want people to be able to mail you.


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