FDC-Putnam Correctional Institution

State Prison

Last Updated: March 09, 2024
128 Yelvington Rd, East Palatka, FL 32131-2100
Mailing Address
PO Box 23608, Tampa, FL 33623

Putnam 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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If you are unsure of your inmate's location, you can search and locate your inmate by typing in their last name, first name or first initial, and/or the offender ID number to get their accurate information immediately Registered Offenders

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You can support your loved ones at Putnam CI on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 386-326-6800.

Located at 128 Yelvington Rd in East Palatka, FL, Putnam CI carefully assigns inmates based on their custody level, considering factors like criminal history. Putnam 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.

When someone you care about ends up in a state prison, it can be tough to navigate the ins and outs of the system. From figuring out how to stay in touch to understanding what you can do to make their time easier, it can feel overwhelming. That's where this webpage comes in handy. It's here to help you get the lowdown on FDC-Putnam Correctional Institution so you can stay connected and support your loved one during their time inside.

While incarcerated, reading is often the best use of time. Please note that books and magazines, puzzles, and word searches ordered for inmates must come directly from the publisher. This policy ensures that the items are new, untampered, and comply with the facility's regulations. Prisons and jails enforce this rule to prevent the introduction of contraband or prohibited materials. By restricting orders to publishers, the facility can better maintain security and control over the content entering the institution. Any books or magazines not received directly from the publisher will be rejected and not delivered to the inmate.

Putnam CI plays a critical role within Florida's state prison system, providing accommodation for up to 457 adult male medium-security offenders and administering an extensive array of rehabilitation and personal development programs under the auspices of the Florida Department of Corrections (FDC). The institution's primary objective is to prepare felons serving sentences exceeding a year for successful reintegration into society upon their release.

Among the institution's offerings are diverse academic programs designed to enhance inmates' educational attainment and skill sets. These programs include adult basic education, General Educational Development (GED) preparation, mandatory literacy programs, and career and technical education initiatives such as applied information technology, heavy equipment operation, HVAC systems, and warehouse and manufacturing academy courses. Through these academic endeavors, inmates are equipped with the knowledge and competencies necessary to pursue employment opportunities upon release.

In addition to academic programming, Putnam Correctional Institution provides a range of institutional betterment programs aimed at fostering personal growth and development among inmates. These programs include the 100-hour Transition Program, which assists inmates in transitioning back into society by providing essential life skills training and support. The institution also offers a Law Library Program and a Library Program to facilitate access to legal resources and promote literacy among inmates. Furthermore, the Peer 2 Peer program fosters positive peer interactions and support networks among inmates, while the Teaching Animals and Prisoners Success (T.A.P.S.) program provides opportunities for inmates to develop vocational skills and responsibility through animal care and training activities.

By offering these comprehensive programs and initiatives, Putnam Correctional endeavors to empower inmates with the tools, knowledge, and support necessary to facilitate their successful reintegration into society, thereby contributing to safer communities and reduced recidivism rates.

Inmate Locator

Putnam 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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