Hamilton Correctional Institution

Hamilton Correctional Institution is a level IV Florida state prison for male inmates that is located in Jasper, Florida. This facility opened in 1987 and can house a maximum of 1,177 prisoners at various security levels: minimum, medium, and closed custody.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

You must be approved by the Florida Department of Corrections before you can visit an inmate at Hamilton Correctional Institution. Talk with your inmate (by phone or mail) and let them know that you would like to be on their approved visiting list. They will have to contact their case worker who will send you a visitor applicationㅡwhich is available in both English and Spanish.

When you receive your application in the mail, fill it out completely and send it back to address on the form. Everyone 12 or older must complete an application in order to visit an inmate. 

Visiting hours at Hamilton Correctional Institution are on Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Registration begins at 8:15 a.m. and visitors will not be processed after 2:00 p.m. 

All visitors, 17 or younger, must be accompanied by an approved adult on the inmate’s visiting list.

Visit procedures

The registration process for visits at Hamilton Correctional Institution is quite extensive. Be prepared to answer a series of questions from the officers and submit to numerous searches. 

First, the officers will ask about contraband, and then they will search your property before you go through a metal detector and a Magneto Static Detector (which detects cell phones). After that, you must submit to a pat search, and the last step is a barrier search that is conducted by a canine handler. 

Do not attempt to bring contraband into Hamilton Correctional Institution. If you are caught with items like cell phones, tobacco, weapons, or drugs, you could be arrested.

After you have cleared all of these steps, you will be allowed to visit an inmate at Hamilton Correctional Institution.

What you can bring to a visit

There are only two items that a visitor is allowed to bring into the visiting room at Hamilton Correctional Institution:

  • A maximum of $50.00 ($1, $5, $10, and $20 denominations only or silver change) for the vending machines, and you can carry the money in a small wallet or pouch.
  • Only one car key is allowed, no key chains or keyless entry devices.

If you need medication during your visit, you can bring in the necessary dosage. However, it must be in the original prescribed container and clearly marked. 

If you have a medical condition which requires injections, you can leave the visiting room and take care of that in your vehicle, but you can’t bring in any needles or syringes into the visiting room. You will be pat searched again before you can return to the visit.

You are allowed to bring the following items if you have an infant:

  • 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 
  • Baby wipes or towelettes (in a clear plastic bag) 
  • An infant baby carrier (subject to search)
  • One set of infant clothing
  • One, non-quilted baby blanket to keep the infant warm

Dress Code

The dress code in the visiting room at Hamilton Correctional Institution is extremely conservative. If you wear any of the following items, you will not be allowed to visit.

  • 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 are not able to travel to Hamilton Correctional Institution, there is a video visitation option which is available through JPay. The visits can last up to thirty minutes, there is a fee, and you must first be approved by the Florida Department of Corrections.

Physical Address

Hamilton Correctional Institution
10650 S.W. 46th Street
Jasper, Florida 32052-1360

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/cAjBqPRJMPSNXJyZ8

General Phone Number


Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name and ID Number
Hamilton Correctional Institution Annex
10650 S.W. 46th Street
Jasper, Florida 32052-1360

Always include the inmate’s committed name, DC number, and institutional address on all correspondence.  All inmate mail must be sent through the US Postal Service (no UPS or FEDEX). 

You are allowed to send the following items to an inmate:

  • Letters no longer than 15 pages (You cannot glue, tape, or staple anything to the pages)
  • Greeting cards, but nothing with electronic or non-paper parts
  • Pictures, with the exception of nude photographs, Polaroids, or anything larger than 8”x10”
  • A maximum of ten blank greeting cards, blank pieces of paper, or envelopes
  • A maximum of twenty, first class stamps

Mail in boxes, padded envelopes, plastic bags, multi-layer packaging, envelopes that include metal parts, or card stock type envelopes (U.S. Mail Priority or U.S. Mail Express card board type) is not allowed. Also, any package that has bubble wrap or packing peanuts will be rejected.

Do not send non-paper items or put stickers on the envelope or correspondence. 

There is also an email option available through JPay

The Hamilton Correctional Institution also has JP5 tablets available for purchase so your inmate can 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 at Hamilton Correctional Institution, but they can make calls to numbers on their approved list. For complete details on how to call an inmate in Florida, please click here.

How to Send Money

There are different ways you can send money to an inmate at Hamilton Correctional Institution. With JPay, you can add money to an inmate’s account via their website, with their app, on the phone, or by mail. With MoneyGram, you will have to visit a location in person.

JPay Options

  • Online or Mobile App: To send an inmate 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. 
  • 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.


If you would like to use cash, visit a MoneyGram location (including all Walmarts and CVS Pharmacies) and use receive code 5188.

Programs For Inmates

Academic Programs

  • Adult Basic Education
  • General Educational Development (GED)

Vocational Programs

  • Cabinetmaking
  • Electricity
  • Masonry Brick and Block

Chaplaincy Services

  • Chapel Library Program
  • Religious Education
  • Worship Services

Institutional Betterment Programs

  • 100-hour Transition Course
  • Law Library Program
  • Library Program
  • Sports Leagues
  • Thinking for a Change Program
  • Wellness Education

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Careers at Hamilton Correctional Institution

If you are interested in a job at Hamilton Correctional Institution, click here. Currently, the Florida Department of Corrections is offering a $1,000 hiring bonus at Hamilton CI.

Standard Benefits include Paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays, Comprehensive health insurance and life insurance with accidental death and dismemberment benefits, supplemental dental, vision, life, disability, and hospitalization insurance, and Tuition-Free college courses.