Suwannee Correctional Institution Annex

Suwannee Correctional Institution Annex is a Level VI Florida state prison for men located in Live Oak, Florida. Managed by the Department of Corrections, this facility is adjacent to the Suwannee Correctional Institution, and it can house a maximum of 1,346 inmates of various custody levels.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Suwannee Correctional Institution Annex visiting hours are on Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. EST. The facility will start visitor registration at 8:15 a.m. and they stop processing visitors at 2:00 p.m. If you arrive after 2:00 pm, you will not be allowed to visit. 

Before you can visit an inmate at Suwannee Correctional Institution Annex, you first have to get on their approved visiting list. You must fill out the visitor applicationㅡwhich is available in both English and Spanishㅡ and mail it to the facility.

The Florida Department of Corrections will review your application, and the inmate will notify you when your application is approved.  If your application is not approved, you will not be allowed to visit the inmate.

All visitors 12 or older must complete an application, and an approved adult on the inmate’s visiting list must accompany any visitor who is 17 or younger.

Visit procedures

When you visit an inmate at Suwannee Correctional Institution Annex, you must bring a valid photo ID. During visitor registration, officers will also ask you some questions and then you will be subjected to a number of searches.

First, they will search your property. Then, you will go through a metal detector and a Magneto Static Detector (which detects cell phones and other electronic devices). The next step is a pat search from an officer; finally, there is a barrier search conducted by a canine handler. 

You are not allowed to visit with an inmate until you have cleared all of these steps.

What you can bring to a visit

The following items are allowed in the visiting room at Suwannee Correctional Institution Annex:

  • Up to $50.00 in $1, $5, $10, and $20 denominations or silver change for the vending machines. They will let you carry the money in a small wallet or pouch.
  • One car key. Key chains and keyless entry devices are not allowed.
  • Medication. Bring only the necessary dosage in the original prescribed container (it must be 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

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

Dress Code

The dress code in the visiting room at Suwannee Correctional Institution Annex visiting room is very conservative. The following 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

If traveling to Suwannee Correctional Institution Annex for a visit isn’t possible, you do have the option of video visitation. This service is available through JPay, and you must use their calendar function to schedule a video visit.

A JPay account is required, and there is a fee of $2.95 for 15 minutes. Video visits can last a maximum of 30 minutes.

Physical Address

Suwannee Correctional Institution Annex
5964 U.S. Highway 90
Live Oak, Florida 32060

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General Phone Number

​(386) 963-6201

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name and ID Number
Suwannee Correctional Institution
5964 U.S. Highway 90
Live Oak, Florida 32060

You are allowed to send letters up to 15 pages in length (no glue, tape, or staples); paper greeting cards; pictures (no nude photographs, Polaroids, or anything larger than 8”x10”); up to ten blank cards; blank pieces of paper; or envelopes; or a maximum of twenty, first class stamps in your inmate correspondence.

The following packaging is not allowed:

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

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

Email is also an option through JPay. The inmates at the Suwannee Correctional Institution Annex do not have internet access, but they can receive printouts 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 Suwannee Correctional Institution Annex, 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

You must use JPay or MoneyGram to send money to an inmate at Suwannee Correctional Institution Annex. There is a fee when you send money, and the lowest fees are usually online or with the app compared to the phone or in person. 

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 in person and use receive code 5188. MoneyGram locations include all Walmarts and CVS Pharmacies. 

Programs For Inmates

Academic Programs

  • Adult Basic Education
  • General Educational Development (GED)
  • Special Education Services
  • Title 1 Services
  • Volunteer Literacy Program

Vocational Programs

  • Plumbing Technology/Fire Sprinkler Systems Technology

Chaplaincy Services

  • Anger Resolution Class
  • Chapel Library Program
  • Communication and Anger Management Class
  • Faith/Character Dorm
  • New Life Behavior Classes
  • Parenting/Relationship Class
  • Personal Growth Programs
  • Religious Education
  • Religious Volunteer Program
  • Thinking for a Change
  • Victims Impact
  • Worship Services

Institutional Betterment Programs

  • Compass 100
  • Ready to Work
  • Thinking for a Change
  • Wellness Education
  • Library Services
  • Law Library Program
  • Library Program

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Careers at Suwannee Correctional Institution Annex

There are numerous positions available at Suwannee Correctional Institution Annex, and they are currently offering a $1,000 hiring bonus. If you are interested in a job, click here.

The Florida Department of Corrections has three career paths: correctional officer, parole officer, and construction and facility maintenance. They also have open positions in different departments like education and accounting.

Standard benefits include paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, health insurance, tuition-free college courses, and a 457 tax-deferred retirement plan.