Lake Correctional Institution – Florida

Know somebody in Lake Correctional Institution?  Lake Correctional Institution is a state prison in the Florida state prison system, which is part of the Florida Department of Corrections.  This page tells you information about anything you might want to know about Lake Correctional Institution such as the following:  Learn how to locate an inmate.  Visitation policies and procedures.  The prisons’s phone number and address.  How to send mail and money to an inmate at Lake Correctional Institution.  And much more…

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Lake Correctional Institution
Year Opened: 1973
Type: Male
State: Florida
County: Lake
DOC: Florida Department of Corrections
Security Level: Close, Medium, Minimum, Community
Warden Name: Jennifer Folsom
Warden Email:

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Contact Information

In this section is the mailing address and street address for Lake Correctional Institution. Use the mailing address if you are going to send a letter or package to an inmate at Lake Correctional Institution, and use the physical address if you want to know the physical location of Lake Correctional Institution.

Mailing Address

Make sure to read over the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures information below before you send a letter or package to an inmate so that you correctly address the item, and follow the appropriate protocol for sending a letter or package. If you don’t use the correct steps, the letter or package could not get to the inmate.

Lake Correctional Institution
19225 U.S. Highway 27 
Clermont FL, 34715-9025

Street Address / Prison Location


Lake Correctional Institution
19225 U.S. Highway 27 
Clermont FL, 34715-9025

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (352) 394-6146
Fax Number: (352) 394-3504

Map and Directions

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Use the street address if you are visiting a prisoner. Make sure to read over the Inmate Visitation Schedule and Inmate Visitation Procedures information further down on this page if you are going to visit an inmate.

Lake Correctional Institution
19225 U.S. Highway 27 
Clermont FL, 34715-9025


This Institution is 6 miles north of Clermont on US-27. From SR-50, turn north on US-27, facility is 10 miles on the left. From Florida Turnpike Northbound, take Exit 285 and turn left (south) on US-27, facility is 3 miles on right. From Florida Turnpike Southbound, take Exit 289 and turn right (south) on US-27, facility is seven miles on the right.

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Phone Number

Prisoners don’t have phones, so you won’t get to call an inmate, however, there are cases when it might be helpful to have the telephone number to the facility.
(352) 394-6146

Prisoners are able to call out with:

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

Fax Number

Lake Correctional Institution inmates don’t have faxes, so you can’t send a fax to your inmate, but there might be times when it may be helpful to have the fax number to Lake Correctional Institution.

(352) 394-3504

Email Address

This is the primary email for Lake Correctional Institution. You won’t be able to email inmates using this email address. If you need to send an email to an inmate, go to the Inmate Email heading below.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates: 1093
Total Staff: 334

Inmate Email

In order to send email to an inmate at Lake Correctional Institution you must follow an exact procedure to ensure that the message gets to the prisoner.

Inmate Internet Access

State prisoners do not have access to the Internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are certain rules that are necessary to follow when sending a package or letter to a prisoner. If you do not then the mail might not get delivered.

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

Mail Monitoring

Lake Correctional Institution staff open and inspect and read all incoming general correspondence. Incoming general mail may be read as frequently as necessary to maintain safety and security or monitor a problem having to do with a certain inmate.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Below is the correct format for how you have to address a letter or package to a state prison inmate at Lake Correctional Institution:

Lake Correctional Institution
19225 U.S. Highway 27 
Clermont FL, 34715-9025

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Inmate Money

Every state prison has a Commissary that serves to provide a bank-like account for inmate monies and for purchasing things not provided by the prison.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Family, friends, or other sources may deposit money to prisoner’s Commissary 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 money by way of the postal service and have to send it to the following address and do so in accordance with the rules shows below:

The deposit has to be in the form of a money order that is made out to the inmate’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. You should use a postal money order, since all non-postal money orders that are processed through the National Lockbox will be kept for a 15-day hold period, in which the prisoner will not have access to the deposit. The Bureau of Prisons will return to the sender funds that don’t have valid prisoner information if the envelope you sent it in has a valid return address. Cash and checks will not be deposited so don’t send checks or cash.

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Inmate Locator

State prisoners are frequently transported to different correctional facilities around the state, so sometimes you may have to look up where an inmate is located using the inmate locator. Click the link below to find an Lake Correctional Institution 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 Lake Correctional Institution, make sure you be aware of the following information:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Every prison has their own rules for prisoner visitation and these rules are changed regularly. The policies discussed here might be changed by the time you are reading this, so be sure to also go to Lake Correctional Institution’s website to get the most recent rules for visitation.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The front entrance guard ensures each visitor signs the prisoner visitors log upon entering the visitation area and also when they leave.

Identification Required

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

For all of the things listed below, check the actual prison facility website because this information changes often:

  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Dress Code
  • Things You Can and Cannot Take to Visitation
  • Special Rules For Children, Special Visits, Pastoral or Attorney Visits

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Prison Records

More information about Lake Correctional Institution 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

Information about Lake Correctional Institution death row coming soon.

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


More information 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.


More information about release procedures for Lake Correctional Institution coming soon.

Inmate Programs

Adult Basic Education
General Educational Development (GED)
Special Education Services
Vocational Programs:
Wastewater/Water Treatment Technologies

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Prison Life

Information 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.


A news section will be posted ASAP.


A Lake Correctional Institution photo section coming.

For example, photos of:

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

If you have any photos of Lake 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 correctional facility? Do you have experience? Have you worked at a prison previously?

If so, check out: Lake Correctional Institution Jobs

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The official website: Lake 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:

  • The right to protection from the accused.
  • The right to notification.
  • The right to attend proceedings.
  • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
  • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
  • The right to restitution.
  • The right to a speedy trial.
  • 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.


Lake Correctional Institution history to be added later.

Such as:

  • Famous Lake 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.


Information About Other Florida State Prisons: Florida State Prisons

Lake Correctional Institution Links

The official website: Lake Correctional Institution Website
Lake 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 Lake Correctional Institution

Have you ever spent any time in Lake Correctional Institution? Do you know someone that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at Lake Correctional Institution?

If so, then you should tell us about it. Tell us about your prison experience so others can learn what to expect.

Things you could include in what you write:

  • Prison conditions
  • Facility and layout
  • Prison staff and Guards
  • Commissary and food
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Safety
  • Gangs
  • Inmate activities and programs

If you are currently incarcerated at Lake Correctional Institution, include your address if you want people to be able to mail you.

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