FDC-Suwannee Correctional Institution

State Prison

Last Updated: April 19, 2024
5964 US Hwy 90, Live Oak, FL 32060
Mailing Address
PO Box 23608, Tampa, FL 33623

Suwannee 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

Satellite View of FDC-Suwannee Correctional Institution

You can support your loved ones at Suwannee CI on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 386-963-6201.

Located at 5964 US Hwy 90 in Live Oak, FL, Suwannee CI carefully assigns inmates based on their custody level, considering factors like criminal history. Suwannee 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-Suwannee 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.

Suwannee Correctional Institution, with a capacity of 1,418 adult male inmates, stands as a significant correctional facility within the FDC. Alongside its main institution, it oversees the Suwannee Annex and Suwannee Work Camp (temporarily closed) satellite units, collectively aimed at providing rehabilitation and personal development opportunities for incarcerated individuals.

Academically, the institution offers Adult Basic Education and General Educational Development (GED) programs, including Special Education Services tailored for those in Close Management, along with Title I Services and a Voluntary Literacy Program. These educational initiatives aim to equip inmates with essential literacy and academic skills to enhance their prospects for successful reentry into society.

Vocational programs at Suwannee Correctional Institution focus on practical skills relevant to employment opportunities post-release, including Greenhouse Management and Landscape and Turf Management. These programs aim to provide inmates with valuable vocational training that can lead to sustainable employment and reduce recidivism rates.

Chaplaincy Services play a crucial role in addressing inmates' spiritual and emotional needs, offering programs such as Anger Resolution Class, Chapel Library Program, Communication and Anger Management Class, New Life Behavior Classes, Parenting/Relationship Class, Religious Education, Religious Volunteer Program, Thinking for a Change sessions, Victims Impact programs, and Worship Services.

Institutional Betterment Programs at Suwannee Correctional Institution encompass initiatives like Compass 100, Ready to Work, Restrictive Housing Program, Substance Abuse Prevention, Thinking for a Change, and Wellness Education. These programs focus on promoting personal growth, behavioral change, and overall well-being among the inmate population, contributing to their successful rehabilitation and eventual reintegration into society.

Inmate Locator

Suwannee 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

Ask The Inmate

Ask a former inmate questions at no charge. The inmate answering has spent considerable time in the federal prison system, state and county jails, and in a prison that was run by the private prison entity CCA. Ask your question or browse previous questions in response to comments or further questions of members of the InmateAid community.