FDC-Reception and Medical Center (RMC)

State Prison

Last Updated: March 09, 2024
7765 S CR 231, Lake Butler, FL 32054-0628
Mailing Address
PO Box 23608, Tampa, FL 33623

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

All prisons and jails have Security or Custody levels depending on the inmate’s classification, sentence, and criminal history. Please review the rules and regulations for State - medium facility.

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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 FDC-RMC on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 386-496-6000.

Located at 7765 S CR 231 in Lake Butler, FL, FDC-RMC carefully assigns inmates based on their custody level, considering factors like criminal history. FDC-RMC 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-Reception and Medical Center (RMC) so you can stay connected and support your loved one during their time inside.

Communication is important, the prison offers a phone program for outbound calls only, with inmates unable to receive incoming calls. Accepting collect calls can be expensive, sometimes exceeding $10 per call. Click here for discounts on inmate calls, especially if the communication with your inmate is frequent. It's important to remember that all phone calls are recorded, and discussing sensitive legal matters over these lines is discouraged.

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. You may, however, send letters and selfies to inmates with this easy-to-use app, packages starting at only $8.00.

The FDC-RMC in Lake Butler, Union County, serves as a crucial facility within the state's corrections system, operating as both a prison and a hospital for male inmates. Established in 1968, RMC initially functioned as an intake and processing center for all male state prisoners, as well as a secure medical facility. Over the years, it has evolved to accommodate a maximum of 1,503 prisoners with varying security levels.

In addition to the main facility, the Reception and Medical Center, West Unit, which sits opposite and divided by the main runway for the Department of Corrections Airport, houses another 891 inmates, and the RMC-Work Camp adds 432 minimum beds expanding the center's capacity to manage a diverse population of offenders.

The institution faced controversy in April 2015 when two correctional officers and a former officer were charged in a plot to murder a former inmate, allegedly in retaliation for a prior altercation at RMC. This incident shed light on concerning connections between the accused officers and the Traditional American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, prompting scrutiny and calls for reform.

Despite challenges, the Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) remains committed to providing essential programming and services to inmates housed at RMC. Chaplaincy Services, Religious Education, and Worship Services are offered to address inmates' spiritual needs and promote personal reflection and growth.

Moreover, Institutional Betterment Programs such as Compass 100 and the PAL Program aim to facilitate inmates' rehabilitation and skill development, fostering positive behavior and readiness for reintegration into society. Additionally, Wellness Education initiatives strive to promote physical and mental well-being among the incarcerated population.

Through these programs and services, RMC endeavors to fulfill its mission of not only managing the incarceration and medical needs of inmates but also promoting their rehabilitation and successful transition back into the community.

Inmate Locator

FDC-RMC 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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