Mayo Correctional Institution and Annex

Mayo Correctional Institution and Annex is a Florida state prison for men located in Mayo, Florida. It is managed by the Florida Department of Corrections and houses a mix of security levels. This facility houses a maximum of 1,668 inmates between the main unit, annex, and work camp.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

The visiting hours at Mayo Correctional Institution and Annex are on Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. EST. Registration begins at 8:15 a.m. and they stop processing visitors at 2:00 p.m. 

You can’t visit an inmate at Mayo Correctional Institution and Annex until you get approved by the Florida Department of Corrections and are added to the inmate’s approved visiting list. The inmate must mail you a visitor applicationㅡwhich is available in both English and Spanish. Once you fill it out and send it back, the FDC will review your application. 

Everyone 12 or older must complete a visitor application, and all visitors 17 or younger must be accompanied by an approved adult on the inmate’s visiting list.

Visit procedures

To visit an inmate at Mayo Correctional Institution and Annex you must have a valid photo ID.  The registration process begins with the officers confirming that you are an approved visitor, then they will ask you some questions, and finally you will go through a number of searches.

The officers start with a property search, and then you will go through a metal detector and a Magneto Static Detector (which detects cell phones). This is followed by a pat search from an officer and a barrier search conducted by a canine handler. 

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:

  • 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.

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

For medical conditions that require injections, the officers at Mayo will allow you to leave the visiting room because needles and syringes are not permitted. 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

Do not attempt to bring a cell phone or any other electronic device to the visiting room.

Dress Code

The Mayo Correctional Institution dress code is very strict. The following articles of clothing are not permitted:

  • 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 Mayo Correctional Institution and Annex is available through JPay. The visits can last up to thirty minutes, and there is a fee. You must be an approved visitor on the inmate’s visiting list and you have to schedule the visit using the JPay calendar function.

Physical Address

Mayo Correctional Institution and Annex
8784 US Highway 27 West
Mayo, Florida 32066-3458

Driving Directions:

General Phone Number

​​(386) 294-4500

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name and ID Number
Mayo Correctional Institution and Annex
8784 US Highway 27 West
Mayo, Florida 32066-3458

All inmate mail must have the inmate’s committed name, their DC number, and institutional address. 

The general guidelines for inmate mail are:

  • 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

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 also have the option of emailing an inmate through JPay. The cost per email is approximately the price of a stamp. Inmates do not have internet access, but the Mayo staff can print out emails and deliver them to the inmate at mail call.

The Mayo Correctional Institution and Annex also has JP5 tablets that you can buy for your inmate so they can read emails, purchase music, eBooks, games, and rent movies.

How to Call an Inmate

You can’t call an inmate at Mayo Correctional Institution and Annex, but they do have access to phones during approved hours and can make outbound calls. 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 Mayo Correctional Institution and Annex you can use either 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
  • Basic Literacy
  • General Educational Development (GED)
  • Volunteer Literacy

Vocational Programs

  • Consumer Electronic Repair
  • PC Support Services

Chaplaincy Services

  • Active T.D. Jakes Satellite
  • Chapel Library Program
  • Special Events
  • Religious Education
  • Worship Services

Transition Programs

  • 100-hour Transition Course

Institutional Betterment Programs

  • 100-hour Transition Program
  • Anger & Stress Management
  • Art Program
  • Better Marriage
  • English as a Second Language
  • Fresh Start Smoking Cessation
  • Law Library Program
  • Life Skills Program
  • Library Program
  • Parenting Program
  • Personal Enrichment
  • Sports Leagues
  • Thinking for a Change
  • Victims Impact
  • Wellness Education

Substance Abuse Programs

  • Intensive outpatient
  • Pre-treatment Motivation Program

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Careers at Mayo Correctional Institution and Annex

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

Mayo Correctional Institution is currently offering a $1,000 hiring bonus, and they have three career paths: correctional officer, parole officer, and construction and facility maintenance. They also have open positions in different departments like Healthcare, Library, Finance & Accounting, and Education.