FDC-Reception and Medical Center West Unit

State Prison

Last Updated: March 09, 2024
8183 SW 152nd Loop, Lake Butler, FL 32054-0628
Mailing Address
PO Box 23608, Tampa, FL 33623

RMC-West 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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You can support your loved ones at RMC-West on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 386-496-6002.

Located at 8183 SW 152nd Loop in Lake Butler, FL, RMC-West carefully assigns inmates based on their custody level, considering factors like criminal history. RMC-West 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 West Unit 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.

RMC-West Unit is a critical establishment within Florida's corrections infrastructure, operating as both an adult male state prison and hospital facility situated within the Department of Corrections Airport premises. With a capacity to house up to 891 inmates, it fulfills the essential function of an overflow facility for individuals arriving from the nearby Reception and Medical Center (RMC). Much like its parent institution, RMC-West Unit is committed to providing a diverse array of programs aimed at fostering rehabilitation and personal development among its incarcerated population.

Under the careful oversight of the Florida Department of Corrections (FDC), RMC-West Unit offers a range of services tailored to address the spiritual, educational, and personal growth needs of inmates. Chaplaincy Services stand out as a cornerstone, providing invaluable spiritual guidance and support to individuals seeking solace and direction during their incarceration. Moreover, Religious Education and Worship Services provide inmates with opportunities for religious study and practice, allowing them to nurture their faith and find meaning during their time in confinement.

In addition to spiritual enrichment, RMC-West Unit offers various Institutional Betterment Programs designed to promote overall well-being and individual growth. These programs, including Compass 100, PAL Program, and Wellness Education, aim to equip inmates with essential life skills, instill positive behavior patterns, and foster personal development.

Furthermore, the adjacent RMC-Work Camp serves as a crucial component of the rehabilitation process by providing housing for 432 low-risk inmates nearing the end of their sentences. Through this work-release program, inmates are afforded the opportunity to engage in productive employment during the day, thereby enhancing their prospects for successful reintegration into society upon release. By acquiring valuable job skills and work experience, individuals in the work camp setting are better prepared to navigate the challenges of reentry and contribute positively to their communities.

In essence, RMC-West Unit and its associated programs play a pivotal role in advancing the goals of rehabilitation and reentry within Florida's corrections system. By focusing on holistic development and preparing inmates for successful transitions back into society, these initiatives contribute to public safety and the overall well-being of communities across the state.

Inmate Locator

RMC-West 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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