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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Julie L. Jones

Florida Department of Corrections
Julie L. Jones, Secretary

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Mailing Address:
500 Ike Steele Road
Wewahitchka, Florida

(850) 639-1000
FAX: (850) 639-1182


William "Scott" Payne

Chaplain's Office
(850) 639-1475

Florida Department of Corrections

Gulf Correctional Institution

County: Gulf

Offender Search for this Facility:
Queries may take a long time for facilities with large populations.

Directions: Take I-10 to Exit 142 (SR-71 South) approximately 42 miles to Stone Mill Creek Road. Turn right off Hwy-71 onto Stone Mill Creek Road. Institution is approximately three miles from Hwy-71. Please Note: GPS systems and mapping sites such as MapQuest, Bing Maps, or Google Maps sometimes provide incorrect directions to our prison facilities. Please use the above directions when traveling to this prison.

Historical Information: This facility was established in 1992 and houses adult male inmates. Gulf Forestry Camp is under the supervision of Gulf C.I. and employs 69 staff members. Gulf Forestry Camp's address: 3222 DOC Whitfield Road Wewahitchka Fl 32465.

Total Staff (on 4/13/2018):  300

Facility Profile Information: Last updated 4/18

Type of Housing Units:
Open Bay Housing Units 6
Cell Housing Units 3
Room Housing Units 0
Maximum Capacity 1,568
Other Information:
Population Gender Male
Adult or Youthful Adult
Facility Level 5
Self Contained Housing Units Yes
Designated Confinement Space Yes
Custody Grades Close, Medium, Minimum, Community
Medical Grades 1 through 5
Psychological Grades 1 through 2
Wheelchair Capabilities No
Hearing Impaired Capabilities No

Academic Programs:

  • Access
  • Adult Basic Education
  • Choices
  • General Educational Development (GED)
  • Ready To Work
  • Volunteer Literacy

Vocational Programs:

  • HVAC

Substance Abuse Programs:

  • Celebrate Recovery
  • Substance Abuse Prevention/Education
  • The Most Excellent Way

Chaplaincy Services:

  • Anger Resolution
  • Basic Life principles
  • Bondage to Freedom
  • Chapel Library Program
  • Faith-based alternative transitional program
  • Laubach Literacy
  • Prison Fellowship biannual
  • Religious education
  • Storybook Program
  • Straight From the Heart – personal development
  • Transition Housing Assistance
  • Worship services

Institutional Betterment Programs:

  • 100-Hour Transition Program
  • 63-hour Wellness Education Course
  • Active and Passive Sports
  • Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Character Qualities
  • Financial Freedom
  • Fresh Start Smoking Cessation
  • Law Library Program
  • Library Program
  • Life after Prison
  • Narcotics Anonymous
  • Parenting
  • Pre- Release Counseling
  • Victim Impact Awareness
  • Thinking for a Change
  • Inside/Out Dads
  • Anger Management
  • LaRed Values
  • Re-Entry Seminars
  • Re-Entry Dorm
  • D.A.W.G.S.

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

  • None at this time

Community Work Squads:

Dept. of Transportation No
Public Work Squads Yes
Interagency Community
Service Work Squads
Contracted Work Squads Yes

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