Okaloosa Correctional Institution – Florida

Looking for someone locked up in Okaloosa Correctional Institution?  Okaloosa Correctional Institution is a correctional facility in the Florida state prison system, which is part of the Florida Department of Corrections.  This site will tell you all about anything you might want to know about Okaloosa Correctional Institution such as the following:  Learn how to locate an inmate.  How to visit Okaloosa Correctional Institution inmates.  The prison’s address and phone number.  How to send mail and money to an inmate.  And much, much more.

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Okaloosa Correctional Institution
Year Opened: 1983
Type: Male
State: Florida
County: Okaloosa
DOC: Florida Department of Corrections
Security Level: Close, Medium, Minimum, Community
Warden Name: John Willis
Warden Email: willis.john@mail.dc.state.fl.us

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Contact Information

Here you will find the street address and mailing address for Okaloosa Correctional Institution. Use the mailing address if you are going to mail a letter or package to someone at Okaloosa Correctional Institution, and use the physical address if you need to know the actual location of Okaloosa Correctional Institution.

Mailing Address

You should read the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures information below before you mail a package or letter to someone in prison to learn how to properly address the letter or package, and do the appropriate protocol for mailing a letter or package. If you do not use the appropriate protocol, the package or letter could not get to the inmate.

Okaloosa Correctional Institution
3189 Colonel Greg Malloy Road 
Crestview FL, 32539-6708

Street Address / Prison Location


Okaloosa Correctional Institution
3189 Colonel Greg Malloy Road 
Crestview FL, 32539-6708

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (850) 682-0931
Fax: (850) 689-7803

Map and Directions

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Use this address if you plan to visit a prisoner. Make sure to check the Inmate Visitation Schedule and Inmate Visitation Procedures headings on this page before you go to visit someone in prison.

Okaloosa Correctional Institution
3189 Colonel Greg Malloy Road 
Crestview FL, 32539-6708


From I-10 take Exit 56 (SR-85 South) for 3 miles. Left on Little Silver Road and 3.3 miles to the institution.

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Phone Number

Prisoners don’t have telephones, so you won’t be able to call an inmate, however, there are some times when it may be useful to know the telephone number to Okaloosa Correctional Institution.
(850) 682-0931

Okaloosa Correctional Institution inmates can sometimes make phone calls using various methods:

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

Fax Number

Okaloosa Correctional Institution inmates don’t have access to fax machines, so you won’t get to fax a letter to inmates, but there are times when it may be useful to have the fax number to Okaloosa Correctional Institution.

(850) 689-7803

Email Address

The email address listed below is the general email address for Okaloosa Correctional Institution. You can’t reach prisoners using this email address. If you want to send an email to a prisoner, read the Inmate Email section on this page.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates: 894
Total Staff: 279

Inmate Email

To send email to an inmate at Okaloosa Correctional Institution you must follow an specific procedure to ensure that the email letter gets to the inmate.

Inmate Internet Access

Prisoners can’t access the internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are important steps that you have to follow when sending postal mail to a inmate. If you don’t follow the procedures then letter or package might not make it there.

Before you send anything, be sure to read the links below:

Mail Monitoring

Prison officials open and inspect all incoming general packages and mail. Incoming general postal correspondence is able to be read as frequently as necessary to maintain safety and security or monitor a particular problem regarding inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Here is the proper format for how you must address a letter to a state prisoner at Okaloosa Correctional Institution:

Okaloosa Correctional Institution
3189 Colonel Greg Malloy Road 
Crestview FL, 32539-6708

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Inmate Money

Every prison has a Commissary that was created to provide inmates a bank-like account for inmate funds and for purchasing things not issued regularly by the Bureau of Prisons.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Friends, family, or other people can add funds to these Commissary accounts with the U.S. Postal Service and Western Union.

Via U.S. Postal Service: Inmates’ families and friends can to send prisoners money by way of postal mail and will have to send those funds to this address and follow the policies shows below:

The funds must be in a money order that is 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 that are processed through the National Lockbox will be placed on a 15-day holding period, in which the inmate will not have access to the money. The Bureau of Prisons will return to the sender money orders that don’t have appropriate inmate information provided the envelope you sent it in has a valid return address. Cash and checks cannot be deposited to the inmate’s account so do not send cash or checks.

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Inmate Locator

Inmates are from time to time transported to various correctional facilities throughout Florida, so sometimes you might need to look up the location of an inmate using the inmate locator. Click on the link below to locate an Okaloosa 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 Okaloosa Correctional Institution, you must know the following:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Each prison has its own rules for visitation and these policies change frequently. The policies listed below might be out of date since this was written, so be sure to also go to Okaloosa Correctional Institution’s website to get the most recent visitation procedures.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The visitation guard ensures all visitors sign the prisoner visitors log when entering the visitation area and upon exiting.

Identification Required

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

For everything shown below, read the actual prison site as this info is updated 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

Details about Okaloosa Correctional Institution prison records coming.

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 Okaloosa Correctional Institution death row coming soon.

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


Section about Florida parole procedures will be posted ASAP.

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 coming.

Inmate Programs

Volunteer Literacy

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Prison Life

Details about prison life at Okaloosa Correctional Institution 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 photo section coming.

For example, photos of:

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

If you have any photos of Okaloosa 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 correctional facility job? Have experience? Have you worked at a correctional facility in your previous job?

If so, check out: Okaloosa Correctional Institution Jobs

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The official website: Okaloosa 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.

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Family Resources

Information about Okaloosa Correctional Institution inmate family resources coming.


A section with the history of Okaloosa Correctional Institution coming soon.

Such as:

  • Famous Okaloosa 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

Okaloosa Correctional Institution Links

The official website: Okaloosa Correctional Institution Website
Okaloosa 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 Okaloosa Correctional Institution

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

If your answer is yes, then we would like you to write your review about it. Write down your experience so other people can learn what to expect.

Things you might want to include in your review:

  • Prison conditions
  • Facility layout and facility
  • Guards and staff
  • Prison food and commissary
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Safety
  • Prison gangs
  • Prisoner programs and activities

If you are currently an inmate at Okaloosa Correctional Institution, post your address if you would like people to be able to send you a letter.

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  1. Cristina J says:

    I am currently doing weekends at ODOC. The brush to clean the shower floor is covered in black mold. Completely covered. The cell block I am in for Trustees houses 14 inmates comfortably. Three inmates can be housed if one sleeps in a stack a bunk on the floor. Three other women including myself currently have been sleeping in the common area on the floor with a stack a bunk “boat” because there isn’t any other room. When I was in this facility 20 years ago, the entire floor was mopped daily. Now I only see the area around the table for dinning being mopped. There is black mold coming out of the ventilation vents into the cell block. One of the guards that watches the tower has a ventilator in the tower because the mold is so bad her eyes water, starts coughing, and throat gets sore every time she come to work. It clears up after she leaves work, showers and changes her clothes. There is a guard that talks to the inmates like they are worthless. The handbook says that I should expect to be spoken to in what other might call reasonable language. One comment a guard made to a bunch of the inmates was” Just a fucking minute!. Jesus”. In any professional situation, nor anywhere that I would frequent as an average person would not include vulgar and profanity. This is a Correctional Facility. How to you teach people to be respectable when you don’t lead by example? Medical attention has be delay by guards judgement when they are clearly not doctors and I do not think it is their call. They should get the inmate medical attention and then if a doctor finds that they are faking an illness then the guards can address that violation. Otherwise it is out of the guards scope of practice to determine anyone’s medical necessity. The inmate handbook says 3 hours a week of outdoor recreation. The women in my block say they only get to go one a week for about 1.5-2 hours. They also give the women razors to shave with but will take away there bras and panties if they are not white and or have metal underwire. Same for tshirts, long johns, socks, and sweatshirts. My first 48 hours I was denied the Bible to read and I was not permitted to bring mine in.
    This is just a few of the things that I have observed in my 3 visits this month.

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