Apalachee Correctional Institution, West Unit Visiting Information:
The Florida department of correction encourages friends and family members of inmates who serve as good roles models to communicate and visit with an inmate. This can help the inmate in the rehabilitation process, and eventually with his or her reintegration back into society. Below are some things you should know, and important forms you will need to fill out if you are planning on visiting an inmate incarcerated in a Florida penitentiary.
You must be on the inmate's approved visitation list prior to visiting. One should fill visiting application form and the form is available in English and Spanish. Completed application (DC6-111A) should be mailed to the Classification Department at the inmate's current location. In other words mail the completed inmate visiting application to the mailing address above. Visiting Hours are as follows: Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00 a.m. through 3:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (8:00 a.m. through 2:00 p.m. Central Standard Time). Registration begins at 8:15 a.m. (7:15 a.m. CST) on both days. Visitors will not be processed after 2:00 p.m. (1:00 p.m. CST) unless authorized by the duty warden. Visitors will be allowed to park in designated spaces no earlier than 7:30 a.m. EST and 6:30 a.m. CST on visiting days.
Can I visit on a holiday at a prison at the Florida Department of Corrections:
Regular visiting is permitted on the following holidays:
New Year's Day Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. (third Monday in January) Memorial Day Independence Day Labor Day Veteran's Day (November 11th) Thanksgiving Day Friday after Thanksgiving; and Christmas Day If any of the holidays listed above falls on Saturday, the preceding Friday will be observed as a holiday. If any of these holidays fall on Sunday, then the following Monday will be observed as the holiday.
Apalachee Correctional Institution, West Unit Additional information:
Florida Department of Corrections:
Directions: From I-10 near Sneads take Exit 158 (SR-286 North) for approximately 7 miles to US-90. Turn right on US-90 and go approximately 2 miles. Turn left off US-90 at West Unit, travel to first road on left on West Unit Drive.
Historical Information: This facility, a prison of the Florida department of corrections, was originally established as the Prison Labor Camp under the Division of Mental Health to grow food and provide labor support for the Florida State Hospital in Chattahoochee. In 1959 the facility was incorporated with Apalachee Correctional Institution and was designated as West Unit. It continued to house adult males and the farm program grew until in 1985 the Department of Corrections entered a lease agreement with PRIDE to manage all lands not essential for the operation of the institution (approx. 7000 acres). The facility currently houses adult male inmates.
Total Staff (on 1/13): 160
No time limit unless space availability is limited.