Holmes Correctional Institution – Florida

Do you know somebody locked up in Holmes Correctional Institution?  Holmes Correctional Institution is a correctional facility in the Florida state prison system.  This page gives you all about everything related to Holmes Correctional Institution:  How to locate an inmate.  Visitation policies and procedures.  The address and phone number at Holmes Correctional Institution  How to send mail and money to an inmate at Holmes Correctional Institution.  And everything else.

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Holmes Correctional Institution
Year Opened: 1988
Type: Male
State: Florida
County: Holmes
DOC: Florida Department of Corrections
Security Level: Close, Medium, Minimum, Community
Warden Name: John Whitfield
Warden Email: whitfield.john@mail.dc.state.fl.us

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Contact Information

Below is the mailing address and street address for Holmes Correctional Institution. Use the mailing address if you are sending a letter or package to someone at Holmes Correctional Institution, and make sure to use the street address if you need to know the actual location of Holmes Correctional Institution.

Mailing Address

Make sure to read over the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures information further down on this page before you send something to an inmate so that you correctly address the package or letter, and follow the correct procedure for sending a letter or package. If you don’t use the correct directions, the package or letter could not get delivered.

INMATE NAME & INMATE ID NUMBER
Holmes Correctional Institution
3142 Thomas Drive 
Bonifay FL, 32425-0190

Street Address / Prison Location

Address

Holmes Correctional Institution
3142 Thomas Drive 
Bonifay FL, 32425-0190

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (850) 547-8700
Fax Number: (850) 547-0522

Map and Directions

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Use this address if you are visiting a prisoner. Be sure to read over the Inmate Visitation Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule sections on this page if you are going to try to visit an inmate at Holmes Correctional Institution.

Holmes Correctional Institution
3142 Thomas Drive 
Bonifay FL, 32425-0190

Directions

From I-10 take Exit 112 (SR-79 South) for Ľ mile to County Road 3 (Thomas Drive); east on CR-3 for ˝ mile. Institution is on the right. Institution is one hour due north of Panama City.

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Phone Number

Holmes Correctional Institution inmates don’t have telephones, so you won’t get to call the inmate, but, there are some times when it might be helpful to know the phone number to Holmes Correctional Institution.
(850) 547-8700

Holmes Correctional Institution prisoners may be able to call out using:

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

Fax Number

Holmes Correctional Institution inmates don’t have fax machines, so you won’t get to send a fax to inmates, but there might be times when it is helpful to know the fax machine number to the facility.

(850) 547-0522

Email Address

The email address listed below is the main email for the facility. You can’t reach prisoners at this email. If you need to email a prisoner, read the Inmate Email heading further down on this page.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates: 1185
Total Staff: 313

Inmate Email

In order to send email to a prisoner at Holmes Correctional Institution you must follow an exact procedure to ensure that the message is received by the inmate.

Inmate Internet Access

Prison inmates are not permitted to access the web.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are certain steps that you must follow when mailing postal mail to a prisoner. If you do not then letter or package might not be received.

Before you send anything, read the sections below:

Mail Monitoring

Institution staff do open and read and inspect all incoming general packages and mail. Received general correspondence is read as frequently as necessary to maintain security and safety or monitor any problems confronting a certain inmate.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Below is the correct format for how you should address a package or letter to a state prisoner at Holmes Correctional Institution:

INMATE NAME & INMATE ID NUMBER
Holmes Correctional Institution
3142 Thomas Drive 
Bonifay FL, 32425-0190

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Inmate Money

Each prison has a Commissary that was started to provide inmates a bank-like account for inmate money and for buying things not issued by the prison.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Anyone may deposit money to inmate’s Commissary accounts by sending it by Western Union and the U.S. Postal Service.

Via U.S. Postal Service: Inmates’ families and friends can choose to send prisoners funds by way of postal mail and will have to send those funds to the following address and do so in accordance with the steps provided below:

The money have to be in a money order made out to the prisoner’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 subject to a 15-day hold, and in this time the inmate will not have access to the money. The Bureau of Prisons will send back funds that don’t have correct inmate information provided the envelope has a return address. Checks and cash cannot be accepted so do not send any checks or cash.

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Inmate Locator

State prisoners are frequently transported to various prison facilities around the state, so sometimes you may have to look up what facility an inmate is at using the inmate locator. Click the link below to look up 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 go to visit an inmate at Holmes Correctional Institution, be sure that you be aware of this information:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Every correctional facility in Florida has their own procedures for visitation and these policies change regularly. The policies listed here may be changed when you are reading this, so make sure to also check Holmes Correctional Institution’s website to get the most recent rules for visitation.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The entrance officer will make sure each visitor signs the prison visitors log before they can enter the institution and upon exiting.

Identification Required

Positive picture identification of visitors will be required. Appropriate forms of ID are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; but, a state issued picture ID is OK.

For everything listed below, check out the official Holmes Correctional Institution site because this info 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

Details about Holmes 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 Holmes 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

Information about Florida parole to be added later.

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

Info about release procedures coming soon.

Inmate Programs

Academic Programs:
Adult Basic Education
General Educational Development (GED)
Special Education Services
Title I Services
Vocational Programs:
Welding Technology
Automotive Collision Repair & Refinishing
PC Support Services

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Prison Life

Details about prison life 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 news section to be added later.

Photos

A Holmes Correctional Institution photo section coming.

For example, photos of:

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

If you have any photos of Holmes Correctional Institution 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 facility previously?

If so, go to: Holmes Correctional Institution Jobs

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Website

The official website: Holmes 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 share your story

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Family Resources

Information about Holmes Correctional Institution inmate family resources coming soon.

History

A section with the history of Holmes Correctional Institution will be posted ASAP.

Such as:

  • Famous Holmes 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

Holmes Correctional Institution Links

The official website: Holmes Correctional Institution Website
Holmes 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 Holmes Correctional Institution

Have you ever been a prisoner in Holmes Correctional Institution? Do you know someone that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited someone at Holmes Correctional Institution?

If so, then please leave a comment below about it. Write down your experience so that other people can find out what to expect.

Things you could put in what you write:

  • Facility conditions
  • Facility layout and facility
  • Staff and guards
  • Prison food and commissary
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Prisoner safety
  • Gang activity
  • Prisoner programs and activities

If you are currently incarcerated here, post your address if you want people to be able to mail you.


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