Walton Correctional Institution

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Walton Correctional Institution is a Florida state prison for men located in DeFuniak Springs, Florida, and it is managed by the Florida Department of Corrections. This facility opened in 1990, and it can house a maximum of 1,201 prisoners of mixed custody levels.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visiting hours at Walton Correctional Institution are on Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Central Standard Time. Visitor registration begins at 7:15 a.m. and visitor processing stops at 1:00 p.m. You will not be allowed to visit If you arrive after 1:00 pm. 

Before you can visit an inmate at Walton Correctional Institution, you must get on their approved visiting list. To get approved, fill out a visitor applicationㅡwhich is available in both English and Spanishㅡand mail it to the Walton Correctional Institution. 

Staff will review your application, and the inmate will notify you if/when you are approved.  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 Walton 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

Visitors are allowed to bring the following items into the visiting room at Walton Correctional Institution:

  • A maximum of $50.00 in $1, $5, $10, and $20 denominations 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 have an infant with you at the visit, you may bring 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 Walton 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

Walton Correctional Institution also has the option of video visitation, which is a service available through JPay. A JPay account is required for a video visit, and you must use their calendar function for scheduling.

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

Physical Address

Walton Correctional Institution
691 Institution Road
DeFuniak Springs, Florida 32433-1831

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/oBfeR18MPAEvpo617

General Phone Number

​(850) 951-1300

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name and ID Number
Walton Correctional Institution
691 Institution Road
DeFuniak Springs, Florida 32433-1831

You are allowed to send letters up to 15 pages in length (You cannot glue, tape, or staple anything to the pages); paper greeting cards (no electronic or non-paper parts); pictures (no nude photographs, Polaroids, or anything larger than 8”x10”); a maximum of ten, blank, greeting cards; ten, blank pieces of paper; ten envelopes; and 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.

Inmates do not have internet access, but you can send an email through JPay, and they will receive a printout during mail call. 

You can also buy a JP5 tablet for your inmate. 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 Walton 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

To send money to an inmate at Walton, you must use JPay or MoneyGram. The fees for this service vary based on which method you use and the amount of 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:

JPay
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.

Moneygram

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)

Vocational Programs

  • Heating, Air Conditioning and Ventilation
  • Residential Carpentry/Cabinetmaking

Chaplaincy Services

  • Alcoholics Anonymous
  • American Heritage Class
  • Chapel Library Program
  • Chapel Music Program
  • Foundation Prison Bible School
  • Holy Day Observation Program
  • Laubach Literacy
  • Narcotics Anonymous
  • Parenting Class
  • Personal Growth Programs
  • Religious Education
  • Religious Volunteer Program
  • Special Events
  • Spiritual Advisor Visit Program
  • Truth Project Class
  • Uprooting Anger/Anger Management
  • Worship Services

Institutional Betterment Programs

  • 100-Hour Transition Program
  • Active and Passive Sports
  • Anger & Stress Management
  • Fresh Start Smoking Cessation
  • Law Library Program
  • Library Program
  • Wellness Education

Re-Entry Program

  • Building Self-Efficacy Program
  • Canine Obedience Program R.E.A.C.H. (Re-entry Efforts Assisting Canines with Homes)
  • Career Search/Interview Techniques
  • Character Building Program
  • Communication/Interpersonal Skills Training
  • Diversity Topics Forums
  • Essay Writing Skills
  • Financial Freedom Course (FCEE)
  • Financial Peace (Dave Ramsey)
  • First Aid & CPR
  • Long Distance Dads Program
  • Mile Club/Integrating Wellness
  • Public Speaking Programs
  • T4C Program
  • Victim Awareness
  • Superdads
  • Phoenix Gavel Club

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Careers at Walton Correctional Institution

If you are interested in a job at Walton Correctional Institution, click here. This facility is currently offering a $1,000 signing bonus. The Florida Department of Corrections offers three career paths: correctional officer, parole officer, and construction and facility maintenance. They also have open positions in different departments such as administrative support and education.

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