FDC-Polk Correctional Institution

State Prison

Last Updated: February 25, 2024
10800 Evans Rd, Polk City, FL 33868-6925
Mailing Address
PO Box 23608, Tampa, FL 33623

Polk CI is for State Prison offenders sentenced anywhere from one year to life by the State Court in the county where the charges were filed

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Located at 10800 Evans Rd in Polk City, FL, Polk CI carefully assigns inmates based on their custody level, considering factors like criminal history. Polk CI offers diverse educational and vocational programs aimed at equipping offenders for successful reintegration into society and reducing recidivism. Through these initiatives, inmates gain skills and confidence, fostering personal growth and resilience.

Polk CI stands as a vital component of Florida's state prison system, providing housing for up to 1,208 male adult inmates and offering an extensive array of rehabilitation and personal development programs overseen by the Florida Department of Corrections (FDC). This institution serves a crucial role in preparing felons serving sentences exceeding a year for their eventual reintegration into society.

In addition to its primary facility, Polk Correctional Institution manages satellite units such as the Polk Work Camp, Largo Road Prison, St. Pete CRC, and TTH of Bartow, which cater to inmates nearing the completion of their sentences. These units are dedicated to facilitating successful transitions back into the community by providing essential management and support services.

The institution's academic programs encompass a wide range of offerings, including adult basic education, GED preparation, mandatory literacy programs, and career and technical education programs such as applied information technology, heavy equipment operation, HVAC systems, and warehouse and manufacturing academy courses. These programs aim to equip inmates with the skills and knowledge necessary for future employment opportunities.

Substance abuse treatment programs at Polk Correctional Institution include residential therapeutic communities, intensive outpatient services, and programs like "Castles in the Sky" and "Seeking Safety First," which address addiction issues and promote recovery and rehabilitation among inmates.

Chaplaincy services play a significant role in addressing inmates' spiritual needs, with a diverse range of religious services and programs offered to support inmates' spiritual growth and well-being. These services include apostolic, Catholic, Buddhist, Jewish, Jehovah's Witness, Islamic, and various Christian denominational services, as well as faith-based dormitory programs and counseling initiatives.

Institutional betterment programs at Polk Correctional Institution focus on enhancing inmates' personal development and life skills, covering areas such as anger resolution, employability skills, financial management, parenting, and recreational activities. These programs aim to promote positive behavior, responsibility, and self-improvement among inmates.

Through its comprehensive approach to rehabilitation and personal development, Polk Correctional Institution strives to empower inmates with the tools and resources needed to successfully reintegrate into society, ultimately contributing to safer communities and reduced recidivism rates.

Inmate Locator

Polk CI maintains a database of current inmates and their locations within the system. To locate an inmate, begin by using the DOC locator tool, which requires entering the first three letters of the inmate's first and last name, allowing for variations in spelling.

If unable to locate the desired information through free resources, users may opt to use the Arrest Record Search, which requires payment. While this option incurs a small fee, it provides access to the most up-to-date data available.

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Visitation Information

FDC Visitation Information

Regular visiting is held on 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.
Regular visiting is permitted on the following holidays:
• New Year's Day
• Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. (third Monday in January)
• Memorial Day
• Independence Day
• Labor Day
• Veteran's Day (November 11th)
• Thanksgiving Day
• Friday after Thanksgiving; and
• Christmas Day
If any of the holidays listed above falls on Saturday, the preceding Friday will be observed as a holiday. If any of these holidays fall on Sunday, then the following Monday will be observed as the holiday

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