Hardee Correctional Institution – Florida

Are you looking for someone locked up at Hardee Correctional Institution? Hardee Correctional Institution is a state correctional facility in the Florida Department of Corrections. This page tells you about everything one might want to know about Hardee Correctional Institution,such as: How to do a prison inmate search. Visiting an inmate at this prison The prisons’s phone number and address. How to send mail and money to an inmate. And much, much more.

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Hardee Correctional Institution
Year Opened: 1991
Type: Male
State: Florida
County: Hardee
DOC: Florida Department of Corrections
Security Level: Close, Medium, Minimum, Community
Warden Name: David Lawrence
Warden Email:

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Contact Information

Here is the mailing address and street address for Hardee Correctional Institution. Use the mailing address if you are mailing a letter or package to a prisoner there, and be sure to use the physical address if you want to know the physical location of the prison.

Mailing Address

You should read over the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures information further down on this page if you are going to send a package or letter to an inmate to make sure that you properly address the item, and do the appropriate procedure for mailing a package or letter. If you do not use the correct directions, the letter or package might not get to the inmate.

Hardee Correctional Institution
6901 State Road 62
Bowling Green FL, 33834-9505

Street Address / Prison location


Hardee Correctional Institution
6901 State Road 62
Bowling Green FL, 33834-9505

Phone Number and Fax Number

Fax Number:

Map and Directions

Use this address if you plan to visit a prisoner. Make sure to read over the Inmate Visitation Schedule and Inmate Visitation Procedures information below before you visit someone in prison at Hardee Correctional Institution.

Hardee Correctional Institution
6901 State Road 62
Bowling Green FL, 33834-9505


Take I-75 to Parrish exit, take Moccasin Wallow Road. Travel east to end of Highway 301. Turn right onto Highway 301 and travel south. Cross over railroad tracks and take an immediate left onto SR-62. Travel east approximately 25 miles. The Institution is located on the right. Turn right onto Allapattah Road (Institutional property). (Institution is approximately 12 miles west from Hwy-17.)

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Phone Number

Hardee Correctional Institution inmates can’t take phone calls, so you can’t call your inmate, but, there are cases when it may be useful to know the telephone number to the prison.

Prisoners may be able to make calls using various methods:

  • Calling Cards
  • Collect Calls
  • Dedicated Phone Line
  • Prison Calling Plan

Fax Number

Inmates don’t have faxes, so you won’t be able to fax prisoners, but there are times when it is useful to know the fax machine number to the facility.

Email Address

The email address below is the main email for the facility. You can’t reach prisoners using this address. If you want to find out how to email an inmate, go to the Inmate Email information further down on this page.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates: 1541
Total Staff: 344

Inmate Email

In order to send email to an inmate you must follow an exact procedure to ensure that the email gets to your inmate.

Inmate Internet Access

Prisoners are not allowed to access the internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are special steps that you have to follow when mailing a package or letter to a state prison inmate. If you don’t follow the procedures then the mail might not be received.

Before you send anything, make sure to read the sections below:

Mail Monitoring

Correctional facility officials do open and read and inspect all received general correspondence. Received general mail can be read as frequently as is necessary to keep security or monitor any problems confronting an inmate.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Shown here is the correct format for how you have to address mail to an inmate at Hardee Correctional Institution:

Hardee Correctional Institution
6901 State Road 62
Bowling Green FL, 33834-9505

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Inmate Money

Every state prison has a Commissary which serves to provide inmates a bank-like account for prisoner funds and for buying items not provided by the prison.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Friends, family, or other people can add funds to inmate’s Commissary accounts using Western Union and the U.S. Postal Service.

Via U.S. Postal Service: Inmates’ families and friends are able to send inmates money by way of postal mail and will have to send funds to the address below and follow the directions written below:

The funds must be in the form of a money order made out to the prisoner’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. You should use a U.S. Postal Service money order, since all non-postal money orders that are processed through the National Lockbox will be subject to a 15-day holding period, and during this hold period the prisoner will not get the money. The Bureau of Prisons will send back any funds that don’t have appropriate inmate info but only if the envelope you sent it in has a return address. Personal checks and cash cannot be accepted for deposit so do not send any cash or checks.

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Inmate Locator

State prison inmates are from time to time moved to various prisons around the state, so you may have to look up the location of an inmate using the inmate locator. Click the link here to locate an Hardee Correctional Institution prisoner.
Inmate Search

To find other Florida state prisons: Florida State Prisons

Inmate Visitation

Before you visit an inmate at Hardee Correctional Institution, you must know this information:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Each Florida prison has their own policies for prisoner visitation and these rules are changed frequently. The rules below could be changed by the time you are reading this, so you should also check Hardee Correctional Institution’s website to get the most up to date rules for visitation.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The entrance officer will make sure all visitors sign the prison visitors log when they enter the facility and upon exiting.

Identification Required

Positive picture identification of visitors is required. The best forms of id are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; however, a state issued photo ID is OK.

For everything listed below, read the official prison site because this info is updated frequently:

  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Dress Code
  • Things You Can and Cannot Take to Visitation
  • Special Rules For Childred, Special Visits, Pastoral or Attorney Visits

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Prison Records

Information about Hardee Correctional Institution records coming.

Such as:

  • Inmate records
  • Health records.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Death Row

Details about Hardee Correctional Institution death row coming.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


Details about Florida parole will be posted ASAP.

For example:

  • Parole hearings.
  • Review boards.
  • Who qualifies for parole.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


More information about release procedures for Hardee Correctional Institution to be added later.

Inmate Programs

Academic Programs:
Adult Basic Education
General Educational Development (GED)
Volunteer Literacy Program
Vocational Programs:

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Prison Life

Info about prison life will be posted ASAP.

  • Activities.
  • Daily schedule and routine.
  • Recreational facilities available.
  • What’s allowed, and what’s not allowed.
  • What the food is like.
  • What to expect.
  • Jobs and work release available.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


A news section to be added later.


Hardee Correctional Institution photos will be posted ASAP.

For example, photos of:

  • Cells at Hardee Correctional Institution
  • The yard.
  • What inmates wear at Hardee Correctional Institution.

If you have any photos of Hardee Correctional Institution that you would like to share, please contact us using the ‘Contact’ link at the bottom of the page.

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Trying to find a correctional facility job? Have experience? Have you worked at a correctional facility previously?

If so, go to:

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The official website:

Victim Resources

Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

Victim’s Rights

The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

  • You have the right to protection from the accused.
  • You have the right to notification.
  • You have the right to attend proceedings.
  • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
  • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
  • You have the right to restitution.
  • You have the right to a speedy trial.
  • You have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

The definition of victim includes:

  • Spouses and children of all victims.
  • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
  • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
  • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

Victim Notification

The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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Family Resources

More information about resources for family members of inmates at Hardee Correctional Institution to be added later.


Hardee Correctional Institution history will be posted ASAP.

Such as:

  • Famous Hardee Correctional Institution inmates.
  • Escapes and prison breaks.
  • Executions.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


Information About Other Florida State Prisons: Florida State Prisons

Hardee Correctional Institution Links

The official website:

Florida Department of Corrections Links

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Tell Your Story – Write a Review of Hardee Correctional Institution

Have you ever been an inmate in Hardee Correctional Institution? Do you have a friend or family member that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit someone at Hardee Correctional Institution?

If you have, then you should leave a comment below about it. Write about your prison experience because others will know what to expect.

What to put in your comment:

  • Facility conditions
  • Facility layout and facility
  • Staff and guards
  • Prison food and commissary
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Prisoner safety
  • Gang activity
  • Inmate programs and activities

If you are currently an inmate at this prison, post your mailing address if you would like people to be able to send you a letter.

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