Century Correctional Institution

Century Correctional Institution is a Florida state prison for men located in Century, Florida. It has a maximum capacity of 1,345 inmates, and it houses all custody levels, from minimum to maximum security.

Over the past few years, this facility has seen 15 inmate deaths which led to an investigation, but the Florida Department of Corrections has declined to provide any more information about why there is such a high death toll at Century Correctional Institution.

In a statement, the department did admit that there has been an increase in gang affiliations and illegal drug activity in the facility.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

If you would like to visit an inmate at Century Correctional Institution, you will need to fill out a visitor application and be approved by the Florida Department of Corrections.

Visiting hours at Century are on Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Central Standard Time. Registration begins at 7:15 a.m. and visitors will not be processed after 1:00 p.m. 

The visiting park is also open on holidays, including New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday (the third Monday in January), Memorial Day, 4th of July, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, the Friday after Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.

An approved adult on an inmate’s visiting list must accompany any minor visitor 17 years of age or younger.

Visit procedures

You will be required to go through a long process before entering the visiting park at the Century Correctional Institution. First, the officers will ask you about contraband, and then you will have your property searched before going through a metal detector and a Magneto Static Detector. 

After that, you will be subject to a pat search before finishing up with a barrier search that is conducted by a canine handler. 

Do not bring in contraband! If you attempt to bring in items like cell phones, tobacco, weapons, or drugs, you could be arrested.

Once you have cleared all of these steps, you will be allowed to enter the visiting park. 

What you can bring to a visit

Each visitor is allowed to bring up to $50.00 (in $1.00, $5.00, $10.00, and $20.00 denominations only or silver change) for the vending machines, and you are allowed to bring a small wallet or pouch to hold your money.

You are also allowed to bring one car key. To avoid any problems, take the car key off of your keychain because you can’t bring in any other keys or a keyless entry device.

If you need medication, only bring the necessary dosage. All medicine must be in the original prescribed container and must be clearly marked. 

If you have a medical condition, such as diabetes, which requires injections, you can leave the visiting park and take the necessary medications, but you can’t bring in any needles or syringes.

The following items are allowed if you are bringing an infant to the visit:

A maximum of five diapers, three clear plastic baby bottles, or two sipper cups for toddlers, one clear plastic baby pacifier, three clear plastic jars of baby food with the original seal intact, and baby wipes or towelettes (in a clear plastic bag). Also, you may bring in an infant baby carrier (subject to search), one set of infant clothing, and one non-quilted baby blanket to keep the infant warm.

Dress Code

When you visit an inmate at Century Correctional Institution, please dress modestly. If you wear any of the following items you will not get in:

  • Halter tops or bra-less attire
  • Underwear-type t-shirts or tank tops
  • Fishnet clothing
  • Skin tight clothing
  • Shoes with removable parts
  • See-through fabric without an undergarment
  • Dresses, skirts, or shorts more than three inches above the knee
  • Clothing with a threatening picture or language
  • Camouflage
  • Any clothing with metal

Video Visitation

If you can’t travel to Century, or want to avoid the long process of entering the visiting park, you do have the option of video visitation. This service is available through JPay, and the visits can last up to thirty minutes. However, before you can do this you must be approved by the Florida Department of Corrections, and it does cost money.

Physical Address

Century Correctional Institution
400 Tedder Road
Century, Florida 32535-3659

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/9pjuA6xWA8nY4ZnLA

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Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name and DC Number
Century Correctional Institution
400 Tedder Road
Century, Florida 32535-3659

All mail sent to an inmate must include their committed name, DC number, and institutional address. If you don’t include all of that information, the mailroom staff will reject the correspondence and send it back. You can send letters with a maximum of 15 pages, but do not glue, tape, or staple anything to the pages.

Greeting cards are also allowed, but they can’t have any electronic or non-paper parts. Pictures are permitted in inmate mail, but you can’t send nude photographs, Polaroids, or anything larger than 8”x10.” 

The Century Correctional Institution also allows you to send an inmate up to ten blank greeting cards, stationery, blank paper, or envelopes. You can also send up to twenty first class stamps.

Inmates do not have internet access, but they can receive emails through JPay. You also have the option of purchasing a JP5 tablet for your incarcerated loved one. This tablet will allow the inmate to send and receive monitored emails (for a fee), and they can also purchase music, eBooks, and games.

How to Call an Inmate

You can’t call an inmate who is incarcerated at Century Correctional Institution, however they do have access to phones during certain hours. For complete details on how to call an inmate in Florida, please click here.

How to Send Money

To send money to an inmate at Century Correctional Institution you must use JPay or visit a MoneyGram location.

  • Online or Mobile App: To send money with your credit or debit card, visit JPay.com or download the JPay Mobile App that is available at the Apple App Store (for iPhones) and Google Play (for Android phones).
  • By phone: Call (800) 574-5729 to talk with a live JPay call center agent and send money with a debit or credit card. 
  • Visit a MoneyGram location (including all Walmarts and CVS Pharmacies) and use receive code 5188. This method allows you to use cash. 
  • Mail a money orderㅡmade payable to JPayㅡwith a deposit slip to:

P.O. Box 260010
Hollywood, FL 33026

Money order deposit slip available in English here.

Hoja de Depósito para Giros Bancarios disponible en Español aqui.

Programs For Inmates

Academic Programs

  • Adult Basic Education
  • ESL Class (English as a Second Language)
  • General Educational Development (GED)
  • Volunteer Literacy Program

Substance Abuse Programs

  • Pre-Treatment Motivation Program (Readiness)
  • Residential Therapeutic Community (RTC)

Chaplaincy Services

  • Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Authentic Manhood Classes
  • Celebrate Recovery
  • Chapel Library Program
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Discipleship
  • Kairos Week-ends
  • Praise Band
  • Project Manhood Classes
  • Religious Band Program
  • Religious Education
  • Spanish Services
  • Worship Services

Institutional Betterment Programs

  • 100-Hour Transition Program
  • 63-hour Wellness Education Course
  • Active and Passive Sports
  • Addiction Recovery
  • Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Anger Management
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Law Library Program
  • Library Program
  • Narcotics Anonymous
  • Parenting Classes
  • Personal Financial Management
  • Transitional Housing Assistance

Transitional Release Programs

  • REAP - ReEntry Alliance of Pensacola
  • Mentor Dorm

Faith-Based Character/Self-Betterment Programs

  • Authentic Manhood (2 different classes offered in Chapel and Re-Entry)
  • Basic Principles (2 different classes offered in Chapel and Re-Entry)
  • Faith and Character Based Wing

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Careers at Century Correctional Institution

The Florida Department of Corrections is the largest agency in the state, as well as the third largest prison system in the country. There are many positions available, so if you are interested in a career at Century Correctional Institution, click here.