Homestead Correctional Institution

Homestead Correctional Institution is a Florida state prison for women that is located in Florida City, Florida and is managed by the Florida Department of Corrections. This facility was built in 1976 and can house a maximum of 668 inmates of various custody levels.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Before you can visit an inmate at Homestead Correctional Institution, you must first get on your inmate’s approved visiting list. Tell your inmate to mail you a visitor applicationㅡwhich is available in both English and Spanishㅡand then you must fill it out completely and send it back to Homestead Correctional Institution, so it can be reviewed by the FDC. Everyone 12 or older must complete this form in order to visit an inmate. 

The visiting hours at Homestead are on Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. EST. Registration starts at 8:15 a.m. and they stop processing visitors at 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 at Homestead Correctional Institution begins with you verifying your identity by showing a valid photo ID. The officers will make sure you are an approved visitor, and they will ask you about contraband before you go through a number of searches.

The officers will search your property,and the next step is to go through a metal detector and a Magneto Static Detector (which detects cell phones). Next, you will be pat searched, and finally, you will go through a barrier search that is conducted by a canine handler. 

Leave everything except for money and keys in your car! Items like cell phones, tobacco, weapons, or drugs are considered contraband, and if you try to bring these items into the prison you could be arrested.

Once you have cleared all of these steps, you will be allowed to visit with your inmate.

What you can bring to a visit

Each visitor is allowed to bring the following items into the visiting room at Homestead 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.
  • One car key. No key chains or keyless entry devices.

Necessary medication is allowed for your visit, but you can only bring in the necessary dosage. All meds must be in the original prescribed container and clearly marked. 

For medical conditions that require injections, like diabetes, the officers at Homestead will allow you to leave the visiting room so you can medicate. Needles and syringes are not allowed into the visiting room. Before you can go back to your visit, the officers will conduct another pat search.

If you are bringing an infant into the visit, you may have the following items:

  • 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

Always dress modestly for a visit at Homestead Correctional Institution. The following clothing items are not allowed:

  • 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

Homestead Correctional Institution has video visitation available through JPay. The visits can last a maximum of thirty minutes, and there is a fee. You must also be an approved visitor on the inmate’s visiting list to have a video visit.

Physical Address

Homestead Correctional Institution
19000 S.W. 377th Street
Florida City, Florida 33034-6409

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Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name and ID Number
Homestead Correctional Institution
19000 S.W. 377th Street
Florida City, Florida 33034-6409

You are required to include the inmate’s committed name, their DC number, and institutional address on all inmate mail. And, be sure to use the US Postal Service because mail from private companies and couriers is not allowed.

Here are the general guidelines for inmate mail:

Letters can be 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

All 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, the mailroom will reject any package that has bubble wrap or packing peanuts.

Non-paper items and stickers are prohibited in inmate mail.

You can also send email through JPay. Inmates do not have internet access, but the Homestead staff can print out emails and deliver them to the inmate at mail call.

The Homestead Correctional Institution also has JP5 tablets that inmates can buy, so they can send and receive monitored emails (for a fee), and they can also purchase music, eBooks, and games.

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at Homestead Correctional Institution can’t receive incoming calls, but they do have access to phones during approved hours. For complete details on how to call an inmate in Florida, please click here.

How to Send Money

You can use either JPay or Moneygram to send money to an inmate at Homestead Correctional Institution. With JPay, you have the option of sending money via their website, their app, by phone, or by mail. To use MoneyGram, you must visit a location in person (which includes Walmart and CVS Pharmacy).

JPay Options

  • Online or Mobile App: To send an inmate money with your credit or debit card, visit 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 and use receive code 5188. You can also use a debit or credit card with this option.

Programs For Inmates

Academic Programs

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

Vocational Programs

  • Automotive Service Technology
  • PC Support Services

Chaplaincy Services

  • Chapel Library Program
  • Kairos Week-ends
  • Religious Education
  • Worship Services

Institutional Betterment Programs

  • AA/NA
  • Aerobics
  • Alternatives to Violence
  • Anger Management
  • Compass 100
  • Family Development I & II
  • God Behind Bars
  • Hannah’s Gift
  • Law Library Program
  • Library Program
  • Life Skills
  • New Horizons Service Dog Program
  • Parenting
  • Pre-Release Counseling
  • Spanish Class
  • Active and Passive Sports
  • Wellness Education
  • Yoga

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Careers at Homestead Correctional Institution

If you are interested in a job at Homestead Correctional Institution, click here. The Florida Department of Corrections is the third largest prison system in the country, and there are numerous open positions across the state.