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.
Who has final authority on visitation?
The warden at each facility of the Florida department of corrections, has the final approval or disapproval authority for each visitation request. (See the Statewide Facility Directory for contact information).
The Office of the Inspector General's mission is to protect and promote public integrity and accountability within the Department through investigations of criminal and administrative violations, and audits that detect fraud, waste and abuse. To report a fraud, waste and misuse complaint, please utilize the Fraud, Waste and Misuse of Public Funds Hotline (866) 246-4412, or send an email to FraudWasteMisUse@mail.dc.state.fl.us.
The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) additionally investigates complaints against employees of the Florida Department of Corrections, such as institutional and community corrections staff, private facility employees, vendors, inmates and probationers.
The following are the types of complaints the OIG investigates:
physical abuse excessive force whistle-blower's complaints criminal activity within the institutions sexual misconduct, to include unprofessional relationships staff misconduct death which is alleged to be the result of the actions of an employee of the Department or Private Facility. If this is an emergency, please contact our Emergency Action Center (EAC) at (850) 922-6867, or the facility which the inmate or offender is supervised.
If the incident is investigated, you may be asked to provide a more complete statement.
No time limit unless space availability is limited.