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Reception and Medical Center (RMC), West Unit

8183 SW 152nd Loop, Lake Butler, Florida 32054

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(386) 496-6002
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Reception and Medical Center (RMC), 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.

Visitors are checked for contraband.

Reception and Medical Center (RMC), West Unit Additional information:

Florida Department of Corrections:

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When submitting a public records request to the Florida department of corrections, please send it via mail, email or facsimile to the following:

U.S. Mail or Fax
Florida Department of Corrections
ATTN: Public Records Unit
501 South Calhoun Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2500
(850) 717-3605 – Office
(850) 922-4355 – Facsimile





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  1. I set up a Securus Account for Adrian Anderson DC#I06435 and he wrote me and told me I could fill out his phone list online but cant seem to find it anywhere what can i do. The Phone Number is 386-487-5114 and the name is Treshia Flowers and the address is 287 se hanover pl. apt.102 lake city, Fl. 32025

    • PrisonPath says:

      Hi Clara,

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  2. can i visit my son at rmc if he is not a permanent inmate there?

  3. jkulii says:

    When they are at this center which prison do they normally get sent to in this region?

  4. My husband roberto coreano dc# U41965, he was transfered there, this place is gonna be the permanent campament,? Or anothet place.thanks

    • PrisonPath says:

      Hi Mayelin,

      In any prison system, there is no permanent prison. Inmates are always being transferred to other prisons for numerous reasons.

  5. I want to visit my Grandson this coming Saturday. Both my Husband and I have been approved for visitation. I just found out that he is still at R.M.C. Lake Butler and he does not know that we will be visiting this week-end . Is it Okay that he doesn’t know we will be visiting ? He has written that he wants to see us.

    • PrisonPath says:

      Hi Vicki,

      If you are on the inmate’s visitor list, then it is not a problem. You can confirm the procedures by calling directly the facility.

  6. mrs sims says:

    my husband dean sims was moved to rmc about to months ago and it took amonth to even be able contact me and when i tried to call they didnt no thing i had to go on the compter my self and its been two months now and still dont know if i can visit or not for some one who dosent know about prisson they should be m0re understAnding my phone got cut off for a day now theres no way to contact him to let him know its back on thanks for listing

  7. Donna Rowell says:

    Can an inmate that may not be permanent to the RMC West Unit get visits? Some sites and people say no visiting unil the inmate is permantly placed. My husbands file says facility pending. So’ question is when can I visit?

  8. How do u find out if someone that has been placed at that facility ok?

  9. Donalda Lamb says:

    I sent a form for visitation privileges today for John R Lamb
    ( U49023). He is a patient at your Medical Center. I mailed it to Madison, the address on the form. I see now after reading information on this site that mailing directly to Butler Lake may have been the best choice. I made a copy of the form. Should I also mail it to your address?
    Could you also let me know about how long this process might take.

    Many Thanks

    Donalda M Lamb/Brown

  10. Aunt T says:

    Hi My nephew DC#374375 was transferred there yesterday (7-8-2014) first I would like to know is he okay. It’s called a medical center To our surprise we were told that he was being transferred to Lake County which is much closer to his family so we thought maybe he got sick or something. Also, are we allowed to visit him asap since he just got there, or do we have to wait?

  11. Is it acceptable to send an inmate a hard cover Bible which he requested from the Institute in Basic Life Principles? His name is Kenneth Townsend DC#V36850. We want to make sure he will receive it before mailing it out. Thank you for advising us.
    Institute in Basic Life Principles
    Publications Department

    • PrisonPath says:

      Hi Pamela,

      The bible has to be mailed directly from the vendor to the inmate at the prison. It cannot be mailed by the family or friends.
      For information about prison life, read the 25 rules.