Union Correctional Institution – Florida

Looking for someone at Union Correctional Institution?  Union Correctional Institution is a correctional facility in the Florida Department of Corrections.  This page tells you information about anything related to Union Correctional Institution,such as:  Find out who’s in prison at this facility?  Visitation policies and procedures.  The address and phone number.  How to send mail and money to an inmate at Union Correctional Institution.  And much more…

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Union Correctional Institution
Year Opened: 1913
Type: Male
State: Florida
County: Union
DOC: Florida Department of Corrections
Security Level: Maximum, Close, Medium, Minimum, Community
Warden Name: Barry Reddish
Warden Email: reddish.barry@mail.dc.state.fl.us

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Contact Information

In this section you will find the street address and mailing address for Union Correctional Institution. Use the mailing address if you are mailing a package or letter to a prisoner at Union Correctional Institution, and be sure to use the physical address if you need to know the actual location of Union Correctional Institution.

Mailing Address

Make sure to read over the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures section on this page if you are going to mail a letter or package to a prisoner to make sure that you properly address the item, and follow the appropriate steps for sending a package or letter. If you don’t use the appropriate protocol, it might get sent back.

Union Correctional Institution
7819 N.W. 228th Street 
Raiford FL, 32026-4000

Street Address / Prison Location


Union Correctional Institution
7819 N.W. 228th Street 
Raiford FL, 32026-4000

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (386) 431-2000
Fax: (386) 431-2016

Map and Directions

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Use this address if you are visiting a prisoner. Make sure to check the Inmate Visitation Schedule and Inmate Visitation Procedures sections on this page before you visit someone in prison at Union Correctional Institution.

Union Correctional Institution
7819 N.W. 228th Street 
Raiford FL, 32026-4000


From East: SR-16, 11 miles west of Starke on left. From North (Macclenny): SR-121 south approximately 17 miles to SR-16 (before town of Raiford). Turn left onto SR-16. Go approximately 2 miles. The Institution is on the right. 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 2 miles. The Institution is on the right. Please Note: GPS systems and mapping sites such as Mapquest, Bing Maps, or Google Maps often provide incorrect directions to our prison facilities using the physical address. Please use the above directions when traveling to this prison or click the map to the right of this page.

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Phone Number

Prisoners don’t have phones, so you won’t be able to call your inmate, however, there are cases when it might be useful to have the phone number to the facility.
(386) 431-2000

Union Correctional Institution inmates are able to make calls using various methods:

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

Fax Number

Union Correctional Institution inmates don’t have fax machines, so you can’t fax a letter to an inmate, but there might be times when it may be necessary to know the fax number to the prison.

(386) 431-2016

Email Address

The email address listed below is the general email address for the facility. You can’t email prisoners using this address. If you need to email a prisoner, check out the Inmate Email section below.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates: 2172
Total Staff: 684

Inmate Email

In order to send email to an inmate you must use an exact procedure to ensure that the email message gets to your inmate.

Inmate Internet Access

State prisoners can’t access the web.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are important protocols that are necessary to follow when sending mail to a state prison inmate. If you don’t then the letters and packages might not make it there.

Before you send a package or letter, make sure to read the links below:

Mail Monitoring

Correctional facility staff open and read all incoming general correspondence. Incoming general correspondence is able to be read as frequently as necessary to keep safety and security or monitor problems regarding inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Shown here is the format for how you must address mail to an inmate at Union Correctional Institution:

Union Correctional Institution
7819 N.W. 228th Street 
Raiford FL, 32026-4000

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Inmate Money

Each state correctional institution has a Commissary which was created to provide an account for inmate funds and for buying items not issued regularly by the facility.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Anyone can deposit funds to inmate’s accounts by sending it by the U.S. Postal Service and Western Union.

Via U.S. Postal Service: Inmates’ families and friends can to send prisoners funds in the postal service and have to send it to this address and follow the directions shows below:

The funds have to be a money order made out to the inmate’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. You are advised to use a U.S. Postal Service money order, since all non-postal money orders processed through the National Lockbox will be kept for a 15-day holding period, and during this period the prisoner will not have access to the funds. The Bureau of Prisons will return to the sender money orders that don’t have valid prisoner information provided the envelope it was sent it has a valid return address. Personal checks and cash cannot be deposited to the inmate’s account so don’t send checks or cash.

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Inmate Locator

State prison inmates are frequently transported to various prisons throughout the Florida prison system, so you might need to locate the current location of an inmate using the inmate locator. Follow the link below to locate an state prison inmate.
Inmate Search

To find other Florida state prisons: Florida State Prisons

Florida Department of Corrections Inmate Search

Inmate Visitation

Before you visit Union Correctional Institution, make sure you know this info:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Each Florida prison has their own policies for prisoner visitation and these policies change often. The policies below could be out of date when you are reading this, so be sure to also check Union Correctional Institution’s site to get the most recent rules for visitation.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The entrance officer will make sure every visitor signs the inmate visitors log before they can enter the facility and upon leaving.

Identification Required

Positive picture identification of visitors will be required. Appropriate forms of id are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; although, a state photo id is acceptable.

For all of the things shown below, read the main prison site because this information is updated 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 Union Correctional Institution 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 Union 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.


Information about Florida parole procedures 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.


Info about release procedures coming.

Inmate Programs

Academic Programs:

Adult Basic Education (Close Management)
General Educational Development (Close Management)
Special Education Services (Close Management)
Vocational Programs:

None at this time
Substance Abuse Programs:

None at this time

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Prison Life

Info about what life is like at Union 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.


Union Correctional Institution news to be added later.


Union Correctional Institution photos coming.

For example, photos of:

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

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

If so, check out: Union Correctional Institution Jobs

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The official website: Union 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.

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Family Resources

Info about Union Correctional Institution inmate family resources to be added later.


Union Correctional Institution history coming soon.

Such as:

  • Famous Union 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

Union Correctional Institution Links

The official website: Union Correctional Institution Website
Union 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 Union Correctional Institution

Have you ever been incarcerated in Union Correctional Institution? Do you have a friend or family member there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at this correctional facility?

If so, then please write your review about it. Write down your prison experience because other people can find out what to expect.

What to put in the review:

  • Facility conditions
  • Prison layout and facility
  • Staff and guards
  • Food and commissary
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Prisoner safety
  • Gangs
  • Programs and activities

If you are currently incarcerated at this prison, leave your address if you would like people to be able to send you a letter.

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