New River Correctional Institution – Florida

Looking for someone locked up in New River Correctional Institution?  New River Correctional Institution is a correctional facility in the Florida Department of Corrections.  This guide will tell you all about everything related to New River Correctional Institution:  How to locate an inmate here.  Visiting an inmate here.  The address and phone number at New River Correctional Institution  How to send mail and money to an inmate at New River Correctional Institution.  And much much more…

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General Prison Information

Official Name: New River Correctional Institution
Year Opened: 1955
Type: Male
State: Florida
County: Bradford
DOC: Florida Department of Corrections
Security Level: Close, Medium, Minimum, Community
Warden Name: David A. Ellis
Warden Email: ellis.david.Warden@mail.dc.state.fl.us

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Contact Information

Here is the mailing address and street address for New River Correctional Institution. Use the mailing address if you are sending a package or letter to someone at New River Correctional Institution, and be sure to use the physical address if you want to know the physical location of the facility.

Mailing Address

You should also read the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures information below before you send something to a prisoner to learn how to correctly address the item, and do the right procedure for sending a letter or package. If you do not follow the correct steps, the letter or package might not get to the inmate.

INMATE NAME & INMATE ID NUMBER
New River Correctional Institution
7819 N.W. 228th Street 
Raiford FL, 32026-3000

Street Address / Prison Location

Address

New River Correctional Institution
7819 N.W. 228th Street 
Raiford FL, 32026-3000

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (904) 368-3000
Fax Number: (904) 368-3205

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 Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule information further down on this page if you are going to visit an inmate.

New River Correctional Institution
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. East Unit is on the left. 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 and cross the New River bridge. East Unit is on the left. From South: Take US-301 to SR-16. Go west approximately 11 miles. East Unit is on the right.

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Phone Number

New River Correctional Institution inmates can’t take phone calls, so you won’t get to call your inmate, but, there are times when it might be necessary to have the telephone number to New River Correctional Institution.
(904) 368-3000

New River Correctional Institution inmates are able to call out using various methods:

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

Fax Number

New River Correctional Institution prisoners don’t have fax machines, so you won’t get to fax your inmate, but there might be times when it might be useful to know the fax number to New River Correctional Institution.

(904) 368-3205

Email Address

This email address is the primary email address for New River Correctional Institution. You can’t email individuals at this email address. If you are going to send an email to a prisoner, check out the Inmate Email section further down on this page.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates: 953
Total Staff: 246

Inmate Email

To email a letter to an inmate at New River Correctional Institution you must use an specific procedure to make sure that the email letter gets to the prisoner.

Inmate Internet Access

Prisoners don’t have access to the internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are special steps that you have to follow when sending a letter or package to a state prisoner. If you don’t then the letters and packages might not get delivered.

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

Mail Monitoring

Correctional facility guards do open and read and inspect all incoming general packages and mail. Incoming general mail is read as frequently as is necessary to keep security and safety or watch any problems confronting a certain inmate.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Shown here is the proper format for how you need to address a letter or package to a state prisoner at New River Correctional Institution:

INMATE NAME AND INMATE ID
New River Correctional Institution
7819 N.W. 228th Street 
Raiford FL, 32026-3000

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Inmate Money

Every state correctional institution has a Commissary which serves to provide an account for prisoner money and for purchasing things not provided by the Bureau of Prisons.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Family, friends, or other sources may send funds to prisoner’s Commissary accounts with Western Union or by mail.

Via U.S. Postal Service: Inmates’ families and friends can to send inmates funds in the mail and must send money to the address below and do so in accordance with the directions listed below:

The deposit 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 postal money order, since all non-postal money orders processed through the National Lockbox will be placed on a 15-day hold, in which the prisoner will not have access to the depsoit. The Bureau of Prisons will send back funds that don’t have appropriate inmate info but only if the envelope it was sent it has a return address. Cash and personal checks can’t be deposited so do not send any checks or cash.

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Inmate Locator

State prisoners are from time to time changed to various prison facilities in the state, so sometimes you might need to locate the current location of an inmate using the inmate locator. Follow the link below to look up an New River Correctional Institution prisoner.
Inmate Search

To find other Florida state prisons: Florida State Prisons

Florida Department of Corrections Inmate Search

Inmate Visitation

Before you visit an inmate at New River Correctional Institution, be sure that you know the following information:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Each state prison has its own procedures for inmate visitation and they are changed regularly. The rules discussed here might be changed since this was written, so be sure to also go to New River Correctional Institution’s website to get the latest visitation rules.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The visitation guard will make sure each visitor signs the inmate visitors log before they enter the institution and also when they leave.

Identification Required

Photo identification of visitors is required. Acceptable forms of id are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; but, a state photo ID is acceptable.

For all of the things listed below, check out the actual New River Correctional Institution site as this information changes frequently:

  • 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

Information about New River Correctional Institution records to be added later.

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

More information about New River Correctional Institution death row will be posted ASAP.

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

Parole

Info about Florida parole process coming soon.

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 will be posted ASAP.

Inmate Programs

Academic Programs:
Adult Basic Education
General Educational Development (GED)
Vocational Programs:
Consumer Electronic Repair
PC Support Services
Plumbing Technology
Printing & Graphic Arts

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Prison Life

More information about prison life at New River 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 New River Correctional Institution news section coming.

Photos

New River Correctional Institution photos coming soon.

For example, photos of:

  • Cells at New River Correctional Institution
  • The yard.
  • What inmates wear at New River Correctional Institution.

If you have any photos of New River 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 looking for a prison job? Have experience? Have you worked at a correctional facility in your previous job?

If so, click here: New River Correctional Institution Jobs

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Website

The official website: New River 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:

  • 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 comment

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Family Resources

Information about family resources available at New River Correctional Institution coming.

History

A history section coming.

Such as:

  • Famous New River 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

New River Correctional Institution Links

The official website: New River Correctional Institution Website
New River 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 New River Correctional Institution

Have you ever spent any time in New River Correctional Institution? Do you have a friend or family member that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate there?

If your answer is yes, then you should leave a comment below about it. Write down what you experienced because other people will know what to expect.

What to write in the review:

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

If you are an inmate here, include your mailing address if you want to receive letters from people.


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