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Bay Correctional Facility

Bay Correctional Facility

5400 Bayline Drive, Panama City, Florida 32404

Phone :
(850) 769-1455
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Bay Correctional Facility 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.

Bay Correctional Facility Additional information:

How do I write to an inmate?

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Always use the inmate's committed name, DC number, and institutional address when addressing your letters.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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5 Responses to Bay Correctional Facility

  1. Margaret December 19, 2013 at 12:12 pm #

    Good morning, Please let me know how I can send magazines to someone who is in this facility.

    • PrisonPath December 19, 2013 at 6:41 pm #

      Hi Margaret,

      Please note the following information about sending magazines to an inmate.
      How does an inmate receive books, periodicals (magazines/newsletters), or other publications?

      The sending of publications to inmates is addressed in Administrative Rule 33-501.401, “Admissible Reading Material” F.A.C.

      Publications will be rejected if they include subject matter that:
      Depicts/describes construction or use of weapons, ammunition, bomb, chemical agents, incendiary devices.

      Depicts/encourages/describes methods of escape or contains blueprints, drawings, descriptions of facilities or maps that facilitate escape.

      Depicts/describes procedures for brewing alcoholic beverages or manufacture of drugs or other intoxicants.

      Is written in code.

      Depicts/encourages/describes activities leading to use of physical violence or group disruption.

      Encourages/instructs in the commission of criminal activity.

      Is dangerously inflammatory in that it advocates or encourages riot, insurrection, institutional disruption, or violation of department rules.

      Threatens physical harm, blackmail or extortion.
      For additional information, read following information.

  2. jane December 23, 2013 at 2:45 pm #

    Can you recommend an affordable lawyer in this area?

  3. barbara November 29, 2016 at 3:02 pm #

    how does on send money to inmate at bay cf

  4. Andrea L Dennis April 12, 2019 at 12:56 pm #

    my fiance has recently been transferred to this facility. Do you participate with JPay? How are phone calls approved. Is there a waiting period before he is allowed to contact me

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