Blackwater River Correctional Facility

5914 Jeff Ates Road, Milton, Florida 32583

Phone :
(850) 983-4100
Website :
Inmate Locator :
Security Level :
minimum,medium

Blackwater River 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.

How much money can I bring in during my visit?

Up to $50.00, in $1.00, $5.00, $10.00 and $20.00 denominations only or silver change, per visitor, regardless of age, to purchase snacks and beverages from visiting park canteens or vending machines. All snacks and beverages shall be purchased and consumed in the visiting area. A small wallet or pouch may be used for containing the bills and any change received from the canteen or vending purchases.
What else may I bring into the visiting park?

You may bring a vehicle key necessary to operate your vehicle. However, keyless entry devices are not permitted unless the duty warden or designee determines that the device is the only means for the visitor to access the vehicle and it does not pose a threat to institutional security.
What If I need my prescription medication?

You may bring in medication, but only the dosage necessary. The medication must be in the original prescribed container and must be clearly marked. However, certain restrictions apply and the department reserves the right to prohibit certain prescriptions which may pose a threat to institutional security.
What if I require injections for medical purposes?

Blackwater River Correctional Facility Additional information:

Additional Information about Florida Department of Corrections:

Directions for Blackwater River Correctional Facilty--Florida Department of Corrections: From I-10 near Milton take Exit 31 (FL-87 North) toward Milton/Navarre for approximately 1.2 miles to Caroline St (FL-10 E/US-90 E.) Turn right on Caroline St and go approximately 1.1 miles to Jeff Ates Rd. Turn left on Jeff Ates Rd. The facility will be on the right.

 

Generally, what items do inmates need to purchase?


  1. The basic needs of an inmate are met. These needs include food, haircuts, clothing, shoes, toiletries (toothpaste, shaving razor, soap, toilet paper, feminine hygiene products, etc.), and bedding.

  2. Inmates may supplement their basic needs by purchasing extras like soda, snack foods or other authorized items in the institution's canteen.


Open Bay Housing Units 2
Cell Housing Units 4
Room Housing Units 0
Maximum Capacity 2,000
Other Information:
Population Gender Male
Adult or Youthful Adult
Facility Level 5
Self Contained Housing Units Yes
Designated Confinement Space Yes
Custody Grades Close, Medium, Minimum, Community
Medical Grades 1 & 2
Psychological Grades 1 & 2
Wheelchair Capabilities Yes
Hearing Impaired Capabilities No

How do I send money to an inmate?
Effective July 1st, 2013, JPay will be your way to send money to inmates in the Florida Department of Correction. With JPay becoming the sole provider of money transfer services, you can expect a variety of fast, convenient ways to send your loved ones money, as well as a reduced rate for walk-in cash payments at any MoneyGram agent location.

JPay offers the following convenient ways to make next-day deposits:

Send Money Now — 5 Ways to Pay

Online
Online at JPay.com
Send money online with your credit or debit card at JPay.com. It's the quickest and easiest way to get your loved one the funds they need.
Mobile App
JPay Mobile App
Download the JPay mobile app from the Apple App Store (for iPhones) or Google Play (for Android phones) and send money wherever you happen to be!
Phone
Toll-Free Phone
You can send money by phone using your credit or debit card. Call (800) 574-5729 to speak with a live JPay call center agent 24/7.
Cash
Walk-in Cash
MoneyGram
To make a cash deposit, visit any MoneyGram agent location (including all Walmarts and CVS Pharmacies) and use receive code 5188. Visit JPay.com to get a list of nearby MoneyGram locations.
Money Order
Money Orders
As of July 1st, 2013, all money orders must be made payable to JPay and sent with a deposit slip to JPay, P.O. Box 260010, Hollywood, FL 33026. Effective October 1, 2013 money orders sent to the DOC Central Office in Tallahassee will be returned to sender. Funds will be available to the inmate within ten business days - though JPay will make every effort to make funds available sooner. Please note the $0.50 bank processing fee will still be assessed by the Department of Corrections for a money order deposited to the inmate's account.
Money order deposit slip available in English here.
Hoja de Depósito para Giros Bancarios disponible en Español aqui.
Please note: If the inmate is housed at the following private facilities or county jails you can send the funds directly to that facility and do not need to request or send this deposit form:

Bay C.F.
Blackwater C.F.

Duration:

No time limit unless space availability is limited.

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17 Responses to Blackwater River Correctional Facility

  1. debbie November 5, 2012 at 12:21 am #

    can I still use the same ID card used from a state ran prison for visitation of inmate in blackwater River?

    • PrisonPath November 5, 2012 at 3:16 am #

      Hi Debbie,

      You need to contact the Blackwater facility regarding the use of another state prison ID.

  2. denetra ramirez May 5, 2013 at 10:21 pm #

    I was there sat.may 4th 2013 to visit my soon to be husband I submitted a visiting app in July of 2012,classifications told him I was approved well when I showed up for the visit in the computer it said my app was still pending I drove 4 days from CA.to fl. Just to see him and wasnt allowed to..I had 3 different officers tell me this happens alot..that’s hard on the families and inmates especially driving from far away places,how and why are they allowed to give out false info,and who do I talk to I need this resolved asap we wanna get married

    • PrisonPath May 5, 2013 at 10:52 pm #

      Hi Denetra,

      We are very sorry to hear about your experience. I would recommend contacting the chaplain for assistance.

      • Denetra ramirez June 1, 2013 at 4:06 am #

        thank u…ive been calling classifications at least once a week since the incident and
        Still dont have an answer,its been almost a month..how long does the prison have to notify the inmate on the visiting status? The 2nd time I talked to the classifications officer she said she had resubmitted my app and now its just a waiting game just talked to her again wed.and she said the samething..

  3. DaSilva August 6, 2013 at 3:52 am #

    My Brother was transfered to your facility 3 weeks ago from CM in Suwanee C.F. Does my Mother, my 7th year old daughter and myself have to fill out a new visitation form to be able to visit my brother?

    • PrisonPath August 6, 2013 at 12:27 pm #

      Hi DaSilva,

      Out of caution, we recommend that you call the facility to confirm the status of your old visitation form, before you visit.

  4. Barbara Hall October 3, 2013 at 6:48 am #

    Can inmates receive email.?

    • PrisonPath October 3, 2013 at 12:20 pm #

      Hi Barbara,

      Please note the following rule from Blaclwater River Correctional Facility about e-mails:

      3. Can I send an inmate an e-mail message?

      No. For obvious security reasons, inmates are not authorized access to the Internet, or to computers connected to the Internet that can send or receive e-mail messages.

      From PrisonPath–For information about prison life, click this link.

  5. Karen Jones November 20, 2013 at 3:45 am #

    HI,What is the website to order commissary for inmates such as food and clothing?

    • PrisonPath November 20, 2013 at 2:53 pm #

      Hi Karen,

      We recommend calling the facility directly for this information.

  6. deborah December 3, 2013 at 12:04 am #

    Can inmates recieve regular letters in envelope in blackwater creek correctional?

    • PrisonPath December 3, 2013 at 2:02 am #

      Hi Deborah,

      If the letter is properly addresses with the inmate’s name, ID, and prison address and your address is on the envelope.

  7. kitty tyson May 22, 2014 at 3:48 pm #

    What can a visitor bring in to prison

    • PrisonPath May 22, 2014 at 8:33 pm #

      Hi Kitty,

      Please review our updated visitation section for Blackwater River Correctional Facility.
      For information about prison life, read the 25 Rules.

  8. Della July 2, 2014 at 1:53 pm #

    How do I send an inmate money who is incarcerated at the Blackwater river correctional facility
    5914 Jeff Ates Rd.

    • PrisonPath July 2, 2014 at 5:42 pm #

      Hi Della,

      Please see our updated additional information section which discusses sending money to an inmate.
      for information about prison life, read the 25 Rules.

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