Liberty Correctional Institution

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Operated by the Florida Department of Corrections, Liberty Correctional Institution is a state prison for men that is located in Bristol, Florida. This level IV facility was opened in 1989, and it can house a maximum of 1,330 inmates of various custody levels.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

You must be on the approved visiting list to visit an inmate at Liberty Correctional Institution. Your inmate must mail you a visitor applicationㅡwhich is available in both English and Spanishㅡand then you must fill it out completely and mail it back to Liberty Correctional Institution. Everyone 12 or older must complete this form and have it approved by the Florida Department of Corrections before they can visit an inmate.

Liberty Correctional Institution has visiting hours on Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Registration starts at 8:15 a.m. and they stop processing visitors at 2:00 p.m. 

An approved adult on the inmate’s visiting list must accompany visitors who are 17 and younger.

Visit procedures

Liberty Correctional Institution will not let you in the visiting room without a photo ID. Once they check your ID and confirm that you are on the approved visiting list, the registration process will begin with officers asking you a few questions, and then you will go through a series of searches.

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

Items like cell phones, electronic devices, tobacco, weapons, and drugs are contraband, and trying to bring these items into the prison could get you 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 up to $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. You can also bring one car key, but keychains and keyless entry devices are not allowed.

They do make exceptions for necessary medication, but only the dosage needed during the visit. All meds must be in the original prescribed container and clearly marked. 

If you have a medical condition that requires injections, you will be able to leave the visiting room. Needles and syringes are not allowed inside, and before you can return 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

The dress code in the visiting room at Liberty Correctional Institution is conservative. You can’t wear the following items to a 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

Liberty Correctional Institution does have video visitation available through JPay. You must pay for video visits, which can last up to thirty minutes. You must be on an inmate’s visiting list to have a video visit.

Physical Address

Liberty Correctional Institution
11064 N.W. Dempsey Barron Road
Bristol, Florida 32321-9711

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/zGnXLu9pEFSZQsVr6

General Phone Number

​(850)-643-9400

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name and ID Number
Liberty Correctional Institution
11064 N.W. Dempsey Barron Road
Bristol, Florida 32321-9711

All inmate mail must have the inmate’s committed name, their DC number, and institutional address written clearly on the envelope. Only use the US Postal Service to send mail because private companies and couriers are not allowed.

You can include any of the following items in inmate mail:

Letters up to 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. You are also not allowed to send mail with bubble wrap or packing peanuts.

Email

Inmates don’t have access to the internet, however you can use JPay to send an email to an inmate, and the Liberty staff will print them out and deliver the emails at mail call.

JP5 tablets are also available for inmates to purchase, and these devices allow them to send and receive monitored emails (for a fee). Music, eBooks, and games are also available for purchase with the JP5 tablets. 

How to Call an Inmate

You can’t call an inmate at Liberty Correctional Institution, but they are able to make phone calls 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 Liberty Correctional Institution.

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:

JPay
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.

Moneygram

If you want to use cash, visit a MoneyGram location (includes all Walmarts and CVS Pharmacies) 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

  • Waste Water - on the Job Training

Substance Abuse Programs

  • Narcotics Anonymous
  • Alcoholics Anonymous

Chaplaincy Services

  • 100-Hour Transition Program - Self Study
  • Anger & Stress Management
  • Celebrate Recovery Inside
  • Fresh Start Smoking Cessation
  • Gavel Club
  • Law Library Program
  • Library Program
  • Wellness Education
  • Small Business Class (Work Camp only)
  • Debt Management (Work Camp only)
  • Commercial Driver License (Work Camp only)

Institutional Betterment Programs

  • 100-Hour Transition Program - Self Study
  • Anger & Stress Management
  • Celebrate Recovery Inside
  • Fresh Start Smoking Cessation
  • Gavel Club
  • Law Library Program
  • Library Program
  • Wellness Education
  • Small Business Class (Work Camp only)
  • Debt Management (Work Camp only)
  • Commercial Driver License (Work Camp only)

PRIDE Assignments

  • Administration
  • Key Punch Entry
  • Maintenance
  • Scanning and Imaging

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Careers at Liberty Correctional Institution

The Florida Department of Corrections is the third largest prison system in the country, and there are job openings across the state. To view a list of available jobs at Liberty Correctional Institution, click here

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