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Entrance Sign to Hardee Correctional Institution

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6901 State Road 62
Bowling Green, Florida

(863) 767-3100
FAX: (863) 767-4504


Shane Baker

Chaplain's Office
(863) 767-3091

Florida Department of Corrections

Hardee Correctional Institution

County: Hardee

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

Directions: Take I-75 to Parrish exit, take Moccasin Wallow Road. Travel east to end of Highway 301. Turn right onto Highway 301 and travel south. Cross over railroad tracks and take an immediate left onto SR-62. Travel east approximately 25 miles. The Institution is located on the right. Turn right onto Allapattah Road (Institutional property). (Institution is approximately 12 miles west from Hwy-17.)

Please Note:  GPS systems and mapping sites such as Mapquest, Bing Maps, or Google Maps often provide incorrect directions to our prison facilities using the physical address.  Please use the above directions when traveling to this prison or click the map to the right of this page.

Historical Information: This facility was established in 1991 to house adult male inmates. Hardee Work Camp and Bradenton Transition Center are under the supervision of Hardee C.I.

Total Staff (on 4/13/2018):  292

Facility Profile Information: Last updated 4/18

Type of Housing Units:
Open Bay Housing Units 2
Cell Housing Units 6
Room Housing Units 0
Maximum Capacity 1,541
Other Information:
Population Gender Male
Adult or Youthful Adult
Facility Level 6
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 Education Development (GED)
  • Inmate Tutor Assistant (ITA)

Vocational Programs:

  • Carpentry

Substance Abuse Programs:

  • None at this time

Chaplaincy Services:

  • Abe Brown Ministry
  • Abundant Life Ministries
  • Aleph Institute
  • Bethel Baptist Church
  • Bible Truth Deliverance Church
  • C&C Ministry
  • Calvary Chapel Pinellas Park
  • Christian Motorcyclist Association
  • Davises Touch and Agree Ministry
  • Flame of Fire Ministry
  • Free Inside Ministries
  • Frontline Ministries
  • God Behind Bars
  • God is Good
  • Gospel Crusade
  • Greg Wright Prison Ministry
  • HOPE
  • HUGS Outreach Ministry
  • Inside Out Ministries
  • Jehovah Witness
  • Jesus Only Way Ministry
  • Jordan Gospel Ministry
  • Kairos
  • Masjid Aisha
  • Men of the Word
  • Mount Zion Progressive Missionary Baptist Church
  • New Life Baptist Church/Tabernacle
  • Riverside Ministries Spanish
  • Rock of Ages
  • Samoset Baptist
  • Southern Palm Zen Group
  • St. Michaels
  • Theological Seminary
  • Timothy‚Äôs Gift Ministries Walker Seventh Day Adventist

Institutional Betterment Programs:

  • Greyhound Advancement Center Dog Obedience Training Program.
  • Character Quality Building
  • CAPS/ 4 Phase
  • HOOD Series
  • Effective Communication
  • AA
  • NA
  • Mentoring & Leadership
  • Anger Resolution
  • Life Path
  • Every Mans Battle
  • Transition
  • Young Adult Men
  • Financial Planning & Investing
  • Financial Literacy
  • Small Business Entrepreneurship
  • Writing a Business Plan
  • Parenting
  • Wellness and Fitness

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

  • None at this time

Community Work Squads:

Dept. of Transportation 05
Public Work Squads 01
Interagency Community
Service Work Squads
Contracted Work Squads 07

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