Florida State Prison West Unit

Know someone locked up in Florida State Prison West Unit?  Florida State Prison West Unit is a state prison in the Florida Department of Corrections.  This page gives you information about everything you might want to know about Florida State Prison West Unit,like the following:  Find out who’s in prison at this facility?  Visitation information.  The address and phone number.  How to send mail and money to an inmate.  And lots more.

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Florida State Prison West Unit
Year Opened: 1987
Type: Male
State: Florida
County: Bradford
DOC: Florida Department of Corrections
Security Level: Close, Medium, Minimum, Community
Warden Name: Steven Singer
Warden Email: singer.steven@mail.dc.state.fl.us

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Contact Information

In this section you have the mailing address and street address for Florida State Prison West Unit. Use the mailing address if you are sending a letter or package to a prisoner at Florida State Prison West Unit, and use the street address if you need to know the location of the prison.

Mailing Address

Be sure to read the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures information further down on this page before you send something to someone in prison to make sure that you properly address the package or letter, and follow the appropriate procedure for sending a package or letter. If you do not follow the correct directions, the package or letter could not get delivered.

INMATE NAME & INMATE ID NUMBER
Florida State Prison West Unit
7819 N.W. 228th Street 
Raiford FL, 32026-3000

Street Address / Prison Location

Address

Florida State Prison West Unit
7819 N.W. 228th Street 
Raiford FL, 32026-3000

Phone Number and Fax Number

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

Map and Directions

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Use the street address if you are visiting a prisoner. You should also read the Inmate Visitation Schedule and Inmate Visitation Procedures headings on this page if you are going to try to visit an inmate at Florida State Prison West Unit.

Florida State Prison West Unit
7819 N.W. 228th Street 
Raiford FL, 32026-3000

Directions

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. West Unit is on the right behind Florida State Prison. From North: From I-10 take Exit 335 (SR-121 South) approximately 19 miles to SR-16 East. Make a left turn and go approximately 2.5 miles; West Unit is on the right behind Florida State Prison. From South: Take US-301 to SR-16. Go west approximately 11 miles. The West Unit is located on the left, behind Florida State Prison.

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Phone Number

Florida State Prison West Unit prisoners don’t have phones, so you won’t get to call prisoners, however, there are times when it might be necessary to have the telephone number to the facility.
(904) 368-2500

Florida State Prison West Unit inmates may be able to make phone calls with:

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

Fax Number

Inmates don’t have fax machines, so you can’t send a fax to prisoners, but there are times when it might be necessary to know the fax number to the prison.

(904) 368-2732

Email Address

This is the main email address for Florida State Prison West Unit. You can’t email individuals at this address. If you need to send an email to a prisoner, read the Inmate Email section further down on this page.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates: 802
Total Staff: 159

Inmate Email

To send a letter via email to a prisoner at Florida State Prison West Unit you must follow an specific procedure to make sure that the email gets to the inmate.

Inmate Internet Access

Inmates do not have access to the web.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are certain procedures that you must follow when sending mail to a state prisoner. If you don’t follow these rules then the letters and packages might be returned to you.

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

Mail Monitoring

Florida State Prison West Unit guards open and inspect and read all incoming general correspondence. Incoming general packages and mail can be read as frequently as is deemed necessary to maintain security or monitor any problems regarding inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Below is the format for how you need to address a package or letter to a state prison inmate at Florida State Prison West Unit:

INMATE NAME AND INMATE ID NUMBER
Florida State Prison West Unit
7819 N.W. 228th Street 
Raiford FL, 32026-3000

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Inmate Money

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

How to Send an Inmate Money

Friends, family, or other people may send money into these accounts with Western Union or by mail.

Via U.S. Postal Service: Inmates’ families and friends are able to send prisoners funds by way of postal mail and will have to send those funds to the address below and follow the steps listed below:

The funds must be a money order made out to the inmate’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. It is best if you use a U.S. Postal Service money order, since all non-postal money orders processed through the National Lockbox will be held for a 15-day hold, and during this hold period the inmate will not have access to the depsoit. The Bureau of Prisons will send back any funds that don’t have valid prisoner info but only if the envelope it was sent it has an adequate return address. Personal checks and cash cannot be deposited to the prisoner’s account so do not send any checks or cash.

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Inmate Locator

Inmates are often transported to different correctional facilities throughout the Florida prison system, so sometimes you might need to find the current location of an inmate using the inmate locator. Click on the link here to find an Florida State Prison West Unit prisoner.
Inmate Search

To find other Florida state prisons: Florida State Prisons

Florida Department of Corrections Inmate Search

Inmate Visitation

Before you visit Florida State Prison West Unit, be sure that you be aware of the following information:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Every Florida prison has its own policies for inmate visitation and they change often. The information discussed here could be changed by the time you are reading this, so you should also go to Florida State Prison West Unit’s website to read the latest visitation rules.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The visitation guard will ensure each visitor signs the prisoner visitors log before they enter the prison and also when they leave.

Identification Required

Picture identification of all visitors is required. The best forms of id are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; but, a state photo id is acceptable.

For everything shown below, read the main correctional facility website as this info 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 West Unit 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

Details about Florida State Prison West Unit death row coming.

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

Parole

Info 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

More information about release procedures for Florida State Prison West Unit coming soon.

Inmate Programs

Volunteer Literacy Program

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Prison Life

Details about prison life 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

Florida State Prison West Unit news coming.

Photos

A Florida State Prison West Unit photo section coming soon.

For example, photos of:

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

If you have any photos of Florida State Prison West Unit 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 any prior experience? Have you worked at a prison before?

If so, go to: Florida State Prison West Unit Jobs

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Website

The official website: Florida State Prison West Unit 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 tell about all about it

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Family Resources

Details about family resources coming soon.

History

A history section coming.

Such as:

  • Famous Florida State Prison West Unit 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 West Unit Links

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

Have you ever been an inmate in Florida State Prison West Unit? Do you know someone that spent time there? Have you ever visited someone at Florida State Prison West Unit?

If you have, then we would like you to tell us about it. Write down your prison experience because other people can find out what to expect.

Things you might want to put in the review:

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

If you are currently incarcerated at Florida State Prison West Unit, post your address if you want to receive letters from people.


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