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FL DOC - Bay Correctional Facility - GEO

Private Facility

Last Updated: September 25, 2021
5400 Bayline Dr, Panama City, FL 32404

Bay Correctional is for Private Facility offenders sentenced up to twelve months.

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FL DOC - Bay Correctional Facility - GEO basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 850-769-1455

The inmates housed at FL DOC - Bay Correctional Facility - GEO located at 5400 Bayline Dr in Panama City, FL are placed according to their custody level and are incarcerated by a private company contracted by a government agency and are paid a per diem or monthly rate, either for each inmate in the facility or for each bed available. The facility is well-trained and well-staffed. This doesn't come without some controversy as the "price of incarceration" is big business and critics claim there is a monetary benefit to keeping people locked up. The flip side is this facility undergoes rigorous inspections and are some of the be maintained in the US.

For inmates that show a willingness to learn new things, there are educational and vocational training programs here that will prepare them for a successful reentry when released.

Bay Correctional is a privately run prison for the state of Florida Department of Corrections for approximately 400adult male inmates and provides services including dental, medical and psychological services, education, vocational training, and work programs. The work and educational programs are designed to reduce recidivism and include academic and vocational education, vocational planning, substance abuse education, general counseling, life skills, and transition planning.

FACILITY DESCRIPTION: The facility consists of an Administration building, enclosed climate-controlled gymnasium, industrial building, greenhouse, and program areas. The facility is program-oriented and daily work and activities are scheduled on a holistic basis. This allows the inmates an opportunity to receive a balanced program.

Academic Programs:

  • Adult Basic Education
  • General Educational Development (GED)
  • Volunteer Literacy Program

Vocational Programs:

  • Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating Technology
  • Drafting Architectural
  • Commercial Class “B” Driving
  • Commercial Foods and Culinary Arts
  • Landscape Management
  • PC Support Services
  • Veterinarian Tech I

Substance Abuse Programs:

  • Substance Abuse Prevention/Education
  • Intensive Outpatient

Institutional Betterment Programs:

  • 100-hour Transition Program
  • Law Library Program
  • Library Program
  • Life Skills

P.R.I.D.E. Assignments:

  • None at this time

Inmate Locator

FL DOC - Bay Correctional Facility - GEO publishes the names of their inmates currently in their facility in Florida. Your search should start with this locator first to see if your loved one is there.

The second box is the InmateAid Inmate Search. This database of inmates is user-generated content for the purpose of accessing and utilizing any or all of the InmateAid services. If you need our assistance creating your own inmate profile to keep in touch, email us at aid@inmateaid.com and we will assist you in locating your inmate.

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Visitation Information

FL DOC - Bay Correctional Facility - Visitation

Visiting Hours
• Sunday 8:00 am - 2:00 pm CST
• Monday 8:00 am - 2:00 pm CST
• Tuesday 8:00 am - 2:00 pm CST
• Wednesday 8:00 am - 2:00 pm CST
• Thursday 8:00 am - 2:00 pm CST
• Friday 8:00 am - 2:00 pm CST
• Saturday 8:00 am - 2:00 pm CST

Visitation Application

From I-10 take Exit 130 (US-231 South). Approximately 12 miles south of Youngstown, look for Bay Industrial Park on the left. Turn left onto Bayline Drive and follow the road until it dead ends at the facility.​

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