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Reception and Medical Center (RMC)

Reception and Medical Center (RMC)

7765 S. CR 231, Lake Butler, Florida 32054

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(386) 496-6000
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Reception and Medical Center (RMC) 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.

Please note that correctional officers at the Florida department of corrections seach visitors for contraband.

Reception and Medical Center (RMC) Additional information:

Florida department of Corrections:

Directions: From North: From I-10 take Exit 303 (US-441 South). Turn left on Hwy-10A to Hwy-100. Turn left and go east 21 miles to Lake Butler, turn right on Hwy-231 South for approximately 2 miles. From South and West: From I-75 take Exit 427 (US-90 East) through Lake City to Hwy-100. Turn east and go 21 miles to Lake Butler, turn right on 231 south for approximately 2 miles.

Historical Information: This facility, part of the Florida department of corrections, was established in 1968 to house male inmates. Originally named the Reception and Medical Center, the primary functions are to process newly committed male inmates into the state correctional system and to provide primary medical care to inmates within the state system. There are two other units located at this facility (The RMC-West Unit and the RMC Hospital). The RMC-West Unit has a capacity of 999 inmates. The RMC Hospital is a licensed 120 bed hospital for acute care. RMC also maintains a 28 bed unit at Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville. RMC Work Camp was established in November 2006 to house male offenders. It is under the supervision of RMC-Main Unit, and is one of several units involved in filling the primary mission of RMC along with RMC-West Unit and RMC Hospital. RMC Work Camp has a maximum capacity of 432, with a staff of 78 (this number is included in the Total Staff listed below).
Total Staff (on 7/14): 700


No time limit unless space availability is limited.

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3 Responses to Reception and Medical Center (RMC)

  1. Lauren January 5, 2016 at 5:42 am #

    I want to send an inmate a care package and all of the programs I look up seem to not have union county rmc lake butler on any of them. can I send care packages to lake butler and if so what program or website should I look up?

  2. PrisonPath January 5, 2016 at 2:56 pm #

    Hi Lauren,

    We recommend contacting the facility directly for information about care packages. If you are unable to find your answer, try contacting the prison chaplain for help.

  3. Betty Mann September 24, 2018 at 7:22 pm #

    My question is why can’t they receive visits while they’re at RMC Main Unit ? What is done for those who have a mental illness?

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