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.
Bay Correctional Facility Additional information:
How do I write to an inmate?
All correspondence addressed to inmates must be sent by U.S. Postal Service mail. Correspondence sent by other courier or delivery services will be refused.
Inmates shall not be permitted to receive routine mail in boxes, padded envelopes, plastic bags, multi-layer packaging, envelopes that include metal parts, or any package containing bubble wrap or packing peanuts.
Always use the inmate's committed name, DC number, and institutional address when addressing your letters.
Use the Facility Profiles to locate the address for major institutions. Use the printable directory to locate Work and Forestry Camps, Road Prisons, Work Release Centers, and Administrative Service Center addresses.
Address the envelope as follows:
Inmate's last name, first name, DC# Institution name Mailing address City, State Zip Code
Example: Doe, John DC# 012456 Some Correctional Institution 1212 South Street Any Town, Florida 11111
Statistics from Florida Department of Corrections for Bay Correctional Facility:
Type of Housing Units: Open Bay Housing Units 6 Cell Housing Units 11 Room Housing Units 0 Maximum Capacity 985 Other Information: Population Gender Male Adult or Youthful Adult Facility Level 3 Self Contained Housing Units Yes Designated Confinement Space Yes Custody Grades Medium, Minimum, Community Medical Grades 1 through 3 Psychological Grades 1 through 3 Wheelchair Capabilities No Hearing Impaired Capabilities No
No time limit unless space availability is limited.