Moore Haven Correctional Facility

Moore Haven Correctional Facility is a Florida state prison for men located in Moore Haven, Florida. This is a private facility that is managed by the GEO Group, and it has a maximum capacity of 985 inmates at various custody levels.

The facility provides a full range of correctional services including dental, medical, and psychological services, education, and vocational training. Work and educational programs are designed to reduce recidivism. They include academic and vocational education, vocational planning, substance abuse education, general counseling, life skills, and transition planning. The facility also operates a prison industry program.

Moore Haven achieved accreditation through the American Correctional Association in 2015 with a score of 100%.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

The visiting hours at Moore Haven Correctional Facility are on Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. EST. Visitor registration begins at 8:15 a.m. and stops at 2:00 p.m. You will not be allowed to visit if you arrive after 2:00 pm. 

Before you can visit an inmate at Moore Haven Correctional Facility, you must get on their approved visiting list. The visitor applicationㅡwhich is available in both English and Spanishㅡmust be filled out completely and mailed to Moore Haven. 

After your application is reviewed, the inmate will let you know if you have been approved or denied.  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.

A valid photo ID is required to visit an inmate at Moore Haven Correctional Facility. During visitor registration, officers will also ask you some questions, and you will also go through a number of searches.

Visitors at Moore Haven Correctional Facility are 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. You are allowed to carry the money in a small wallet or pouch.
  • One car key. No key chains or keyless entry devices.
  • Medication. Bring only the necessary dosage in the original prescribed container (it must be clearly marked).

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

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

Visitors at Moore Haven Correctional Facility are not allowed to wear the following clothing items:

  • 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 unable to travel to Moore Haven Correctional Facility for a visit, they do have the option of video visitation. The service is available through JPay, and you must have a JPay account and use their calendar function to schedule a video visit.

The fee for video visitation is $2.95 for 15 minutes, and they can last a maximum of 30 minutes.

Physical Address

Moore Haven Correctional Facility
1282 East State Road 78 NW
Moore Haven, Florida 33471

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General Phone Number

​(863) 946-2420

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name and ID Number
Moore Haven Correctional Facility
Post Office Box 719001
Moore Haven, Florida 33471-8837

There are restrictions on what you can mail to an inmate. You can’t mail packages in boxes or anything in card stock envelopes, like US Mail Priority or US Mail Express.

Everything must be sent in a non-padded paper envelope 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)
  • You can send greeting cards, but nothing with electronic or non-paper parts
  • Pictures are allowed, with the exception of nude photographs, Polaroids, or anything larger than 8”x10”
  • You are allowed to send your inmate a maximum of ten, blank, greeting cards, blank pieces of paper, or envelopes
  • You can also send a maximum of twenty, first class stamps

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

You can send an inmate email through JPay. They do not have internet access, but inmates can receive an email printout during mail call. 

You can also buy your inmate a JP5 tablet. This device allows them to read and write emails, as well as purchase music, eBooks, games, and rent movies. 

How to Call an Inmate

You can’t call an inmate at Moore Haven Correctional Facility, 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

The only way to send money to an inmate at Moore Haven Correctional Facility is via Access Corrections. You can use their website, or call 1.866.345.1884 to reach one of the 24/7 Access Corrections domestic call centers. The agents provide exceptional support, and the bilingual representatives accommodate the diversity of all callers.

Programs For Inmates

Academic Programs

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

Vocational Programs

  • Barbering
  • Carpentry
  • Commercial Class "B" Driving
  • Technical Support Services

Substance Abuse Programs

  • Intensive Outpatient
  • Substance Abuse/Prevention

Chaplaincy Services

  • Chapel Library Program
  • Special Events
  • Religious Education
  • Worship Services

Transition Programs

  • Alcoholics Anonymous
  • L/S 1 - Introduction Basic Motivational and Life Skills
  • L/S 2 - Parenting
  • L/S 3 - Employability Workshop
  • Narcotics Anonymous
  • 100-hour Transition Program
  • Law Library Program
  • Library Program
  • Physical Fitness Program
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Active and Passive Sports
  • Weight Training
  • Wellness Education

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Careers at Moore Haven Correctional Facility

If you are interested in a job at Moore Haven Correctional Facility, click here. Career opportunities at GEO Group include: Case Manager, Finance and Accounting Professionals, Medical Technicians, Teachers and Instructors, Design and Construction Professional, Information Systems Professionals, Psychologists, and Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurses.

The benefits package includes:

  • Paid time off
  • Dental and Vision
  • Medical PPO with Prescription Drug coverage
  • Short and Long term disability
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Paid holiday
  • Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan