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568 N.E. 255th Street
Cross City, Florida

(352) 498-4741
FAX: (352) 498-4333 or 4334


Milton Hicks

Chaplain's Office
(352) 498-4793

(352) 498-4767

Health Services
(352) 498-4871

Florida Department of Corrections

Cross City Correctional Institution

County: Dixie

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Directions: From Tallahassee, turn left off of US-19/US-98 at caution light, approximately ½ mile south of Cross City, then turn right on NE 165th Avenue. Travel approximately one mile. Institution is on left.

Historical Information: In 1972 the Legislature provided funds to convert an abandoned Air Force Base to a correctional facility. Cross City C.I. was originally established as an educational facility, housing minimum and medium custody inmates. Currently it houses adult male inmates. Cross City Work Camp opened in 1988 and is under the supervision of Cross City CI, along with the Cross City East Unit which opened in 2015.

Total Staff (on 04/13/2018):  275

Facility Profile Information: Last updated 04/18
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Type of Housing Units:
Open Bay Housing Units 1
Cell Housing Units 3
Room Housing Units 2
Maximum Capacity 1,302 (Includes Main Unit and Work Camp)
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 3
Psychological Grades 1 through 2
Wheelchair Capabilities No
Hearing Impaired Capabilities No

Academic Programs:

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

Vocational Programs:

  • Automotive Collision Repair & Refinishing
  • Cabinetmaking
  • PC Support Services/ Business Supervision & Management/ Business Computer Programming
  • Computer Repair

Substance Abuse Programs:

  • Alcoholics Anonymous

Chaplaincy Services:

  • Worship Services
  • Religious Education
  • Chapel Music Program
  • Chapel Library Program
  • Personal Growth Programs
  • Spiritual Advisor Visits
  • Special Events
  • Holy Day Observation
  • Religious Volunteer Program
  • Counseling
  • Compound Visitation

Institutional Betterment Programs:

  • 100-hour Transition Program
  • Computers for Kids
  • Fresh Start Smoking Cessation
  • Law Library Program
  • Library Program
  • Parenting Class
  • Small Engine Repair
  • Social Awareness
  • Sports Leagues
  • Toys for Tots
  • Wellness Education

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

  • Sales Support/Customer Service Center
  • Digital Services

Community Work Squads:

Dept. of Transportation Yes (Work Camp)
Public Work Squads Yes (Work Camp)
Interagency Community
Service Work Squads
Yes (Work Camp)
Contracted Work Squads Yes (Work Camp)

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