Madison Correctional Institution

Madison Correctional Institution is a Florida state prison for men that is located in Madison, Florida and managed by the Florida Department of Corrections. It has a capacity of 1,189, and it houses a mix of security levels.

When inmate Justin Campos died on October 1, 2013, at the hands of another inmate, it raised questions about safety at the facility. Prison officials did not handle this situation well, and they gave Campos’ family different versions about what happened.

Campos’ mother claims they withheld information from her, and the FDC also sent her invoices totalling $4,000 for the public records she requestedㄧwhich they heavily redacted. 

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Visiting Hours and Rules

The visiting hours at Madison Correctional Institution 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.

If you would like to visit an inmate at Madison Correctional Institution, they have to first put you on their visiting list. The inmate must mail you a visitor application (available in both English and Spanish), and then your application must be approved by the Florida Department of Corrections. Everyone 12 or older must complete a visitor application.

Visit procedures

Remember to bring a valid photo ID with you when you are visiting an inmate at Madison Correctional Institution. You will have to present the ID so officers confirm that you are an approved visitor. Then, they will ask you some questions before you go through a number of searches.

First, there is the property search, and then you will go through a metal detector and a Magneto Static Detector (which detects cell phones). You will also go through a pat search and a barrier search, which is conducted by a canine handler. 

When visiting an inmate, it is best to only bring your ID, money, and the keys to 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 can bring the following items into the visiting room:

  • 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.

You are allowed to bring medication to your visit, but bring only the necessary dosage. All meds must be in the original prescribed container and clearly marked. 

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

There is a strict dress code in the Madison Correctional Institution visiting room. 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

Video visitation at Madison Correctional Institution is available through JPay. You must be an approved visitor on the inmate’s visiting list, and you will need to schedule the visit using the JPay calendar function. All you need for a Video Visit is a webcam and a computer. The visits can last up to thirty minutes, and there is a fee.

Physical Address

Madison Correctional Institution
382 Southwest MCI Way
Madison, Florida 32340

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General Phone Number

​(850) 973-5300

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Madison Correctional Institution
Inmate Name and ID Number
382 Southwest MCI Way
Madison, Florida 32340

All correspondence you send to an inmate must go through the US Postal Service. 

  • Letters can be a maximum of 15 pages in length (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

Remember to keep your packaging simple. The following packaging is not allowed:

  • Boxes
  • Padded envelopes
  • Plastic bags
  • Multi-layer packaging
  • Envelopes that include metal parts
  • Card stock envelopes like U.S. Mail Priority or U.S. Mail Express card board
  • Bubble wrap
  • Packing peanuts

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

You can also email an inmate through JPay. The cost of each email is roughly the price of a stamp. Inmates do not have internet access, but the Madison CI staff can print out emails and deliver them to the inmate at mail call.

The Madison Correctional Institution also has JP5 tablets that you can buy so your incarcerated loved one can read and write monitored emails (for a fee), and they can also purchase music, eBooks, and games, view photos and videos, read the news, and rent movies.

Log into your JPay account to see which version(s) of the JP5 are available at Madison Correctional Institution, and what the retail price of each tablet is.

How to Call an Inmate

You can’t call an inmate at Madison Correctional Institution, but they can make calls during approved 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 Madison Correctional Institution, you can use JPay or MoneyGram. With JPay, you can send money via their website, their app, by phone, or by mail. To use MoneyGram, you must visit a location in person (locations include all Walmarts and CVS Pharmacies).

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
  • ESL (English as a Second Language)
  • General Education Diploma (GED)
  • Mavis Beacon Typing Program
  • Ready to Work Program
  • SMART Horizon Online High School Diploma
  • Volunteer Literacy Program

Vocational Programs

  • Culinary Arts
  • Substance Abuse Programs
  • Intensive Outpatient Treatment Program

Chaplaincy Services

  • Azalea City Ministries
  • Bridge Builders
  • Buddhist Services
  • Catholic Services & Study
  • Celebrate Life
  • Celebrate Recovery
  • Chapel Choir Musical Selections
  • Chapel Library Program
  • Hebrew Israelite Services
  • Jehovah Witness Services
  • Jewish Services
  • Kairos Weekends & Reunion
  • Matthew 25 Prison Ministries
  • Muslim Services & Jumah Prayer
  • Night-time Religious Education & Worship
  • Religious Education
  • Seventh Day Adventist Services
  • Spanish Services
  • TBN Live Satellite Feed

Institutional Betterment Programs

  • Alcoholics Anonymous/Narcotics Anonymous
  • Anger Management Program
  • Better Marriage Great Dads Seminars
  • Commercial Driver License
  • Compass 100
  • Domestic Violence
  • Faith Based Program
  • Law Library Program
  • Library Program
  • Multi-Disciplinary Service Team
  • Social Counseling
  • Sports Leagues
  • Victim Impact Class
  • Wellness Education

P.R.I.D.E. Assignments

  • Shoe Factory
  • Textiles

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Careers at Madison Correctional Institution

The Florida Department of Corrections is the third largest prison system in the country. If you are interested in a job at Madison Correctional Institution, click here. The FDC offers three different career paths: correctional officer, probation officer, and construction & facility maintenance.

There are also jobs available in different departments like Clerical Support, Computer Specialist, Education-Academic & Vocational, and Healthcare.

Currently, the Florida Department of Corrections is offering a $1,000 hiring bonus at Madison Correctional Institution.