Wakulla Correctional Institution

Wakulla Correctional Institution is a Florida state prison for men located outside of Tallahassee, Florida. The Department of Corrections manages this facility which opened in 1996, and it can house a maximum of 1,397 prisoners of mixed custody levels.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Wakulla Correctional Institution visiting hours 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 visitor processing 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 Wakulla Correctional Institution, 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 the Wakulla Correctional Institution. 

Staff will review your application, and the inmate will notify you of your application status.  If you are not approved, you will not be allowed to visit.

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

You must have a valid photo ID to visit an inmate at Wakulla Correctional Institution. During visitor registration, officers will also ask you some questions and you will also go through a number 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 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

You are allowed to bring the following items into the visiting room at Wakulla Correctional Institution:

  • 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).

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 following clothing items are prohibited in the Wakulla Correctional Institution visiting room:

  • 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

Wakulla Correctional Institution also has the option of video visitation, which is a service available through JPay. 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

Wakulla Correctional Institution
110 Melaleuca Drive
Crawfordville, Florida 32327-4963

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/CFobJPHTKHbRtMi18

General Phone Number

​(850) 410-1895

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name and ID Number
Wakulla Correctional Institution
110 Melaleuca Drive
Crawfordville, Florida 32327-4963

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

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.

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 Wakulla Correctional Institution 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

You must use JPay or MoneyGram to send money to an inmate at Wakulla Correctional Institution. There is a fee for this service, and they vary based on which method you use and how much money you are sending.

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:

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
  • Adult Literacy
  • Bookkeeping
  • Chess Class
  • College Correspondence Courses
  • Computer Concepts
  • Computer Concepts in Action
  • Developing a Business Concept
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • General Education Development (GED)
  • Modern Keyboarding
  • Music Theory
  • New Century Education

Vocational Programs

  • Environmental Services
  • Software Essentials

Substance Abuse Programs

  • Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Celebrate Recovery

Chaplaincy Services

  • Adventures in Marriage
  • Apostolic Bible Study
  • Bridge Builders
  • Catholic Study
  • Chapel Library
  • Christian Apologetics
  • Christian Science (Non Protestant)
  • Commitment to Change
  • Discipleship
  • Disciplines of a Godly Man
  • English for Spanish (Christian)
  • Episcopal Services
  • Experiencing God
  • Grief Recovery
  • Hebrew-Israelite
  • Islamic Study
  • Jehovah Witness Study
  • Jewish Sabbath
  • Jumah Service
  • McFadden-Bible/Book Study
  • McNeely Bible Study
  • Meditation
  • Men on Mission
  • Mentoring
  • Mormon LDS Study
  • Ms Barbara Bible/Book Study
  • Music Facilitators
  • Muslim Talem
  • Native American Prayer
  • New & Old Testament Survey
  • Radios
  • Rumbley   Bible/Book Study
  • Seventh Day Adventist
  • Spanish Jehovah Witness Study
  • Spanish Music Facilitators
  • Spanish Service
  • Spiritual Advisor Visits
  • Vital Truth Bible Study
  • Wicca Tarot Readings

Institutional Betterment Programs

  • Credit & Dept Management
  • Developing a Business Concept
  • Employability
  • Family Relations 1 – Life Skills
  • Family Relations 2 – Boundaries
  • Family Relations 3 – Inside/Out Dads
  • Initiating Employment Opportunities by Establishing a Self-Employed Business 
  • Library
  • Life mapping
  • Personal Finance Investment
  • Personal Finance Management
  • Quest Program
  • Small Business Concepts
  • Sports & Wellness – Fitness
  • Trauma Recovery
  • Veterans Program

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Careers at Wakulla Correctional Institution

If you are interested in a job at Wakulla Correctional Institution, click here.

There are three career paths with the Florida Department of Corrections: correctional officer, parole officer, and construction and facility maintenance. They also have open positions in different departments such as education, finance, and healthcare.