Homestead Correctional Institution – Florida

Are you looking for somebody in Homestead Correctional Institution? Homestead Correctional Institution is a prison in the state prison system in Florida. This guide gives you info about anything you might need to know about Homestead Correctional Institution: How to do a prison inmate search. Visitation policies and procedures. The prisons’s phone number and address. Mailing or sending money to an inmate. And more…

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Homestead Correctional Institution
Year Opened: 1976
Type: Female
State: Florida
County: Dade
DOC: Florida Department of Corrections
Security Level: Close, Medium, Minimum, Community
Warden Name: Norman Jenkins
Warden Email:

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Contact Information

Below you have the mailing address and street address for Homestead Correctional Institution. Use the mailing address if you are mailing a package or letter to someone at Homestead Correctional Institution, and make sure to use the physical address if you want to know the actual location of Homestead Correctional Institution.

Mailing Address

Make sure to check the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures information on this page before you send a letter or package to an inmate so that you correctly address the package or letter, and do the appropriate procedure for mailing a package or letter. If you don’t use the appropriate directions, the package or letter might not get to the inmate.

Homestead Correctional Institution
19000 S. W. 377th Street
Florida City FL, 33034-6409

Street Address / Prison location


Homestead Correctional Institution
19000 S.W. 377th Street
Florida City FL, 33034-6409

Phone Number and Fax Number


Map and Directions

Use this address if you are visiting an inmate. You should read the Inmate Visitation Schedule and Inmate Visitation Procedures headings further down on this page before you visit a prisoner.

Homestead Correctional Institution
19000 S.W. 377th Street
Florida City FL, 33034-6409


Take Turnpike to last exit south (to Florida City); turn right at first light (W. Palm Drive), go straight for two miles to 4-way stop (Tower Road). Turn left on Tower Road and drive for 1˝ miles to the next 4-way stop (SW 376th Street). When you pass that stop sign, you will see the institution on left side of the road. Make a left at 377th Street onto institutional grounds.

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Phone Number

Inmates don’t have phones in their cells, so you won’t be able to call prisoners, however, there are times when it may be helpful to have the phone number to Homestead Correctional Institution.

Homestead Correctional Institution inmates may be able to make phone calls using various methods:

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

Fax Number

Prisoners don’t have access to fax machines, so you can’t fax a letter to prisoners, but there might be times when it might be helpful to have the fax machine number to Homestead Correctional Institution.

Email Address

The email address listed below is the main email address for the prison. You cannot contact prisoners using this email address. If you are going to send an email to a prisoner, go to the Inmate Email heading further down on this page.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates: 668
Total Staff: 184

Inmate Email

To send an email message to an inmate you must follow an specific procedure to ensure that the message gets to your inmate.

Inmate Internet Access

Prison inmates don’t have access to the Internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are certain protocols that are necessary to follow when sending postal mail to a state prisoner. If you don’t follow these rules then letter or package might not be received.

Before you send anything, read the sections below:

Mail Monitoring

Homestead Correctional Institution officials open and inspect and read all received general postal correspondence. Received general mail is read as frequently as necessary to maintain safety and security or monitor problems having to do with an inmate.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

This is the format for how you have to address a letter or package to a prisoner at Homestead Correctional Institution:

Homestead Correctional Institution
19000 S. W. 377th Street
Florida City FL, 33034-6409

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Inmate Money

Each prison has a Commissary which was created to provide inmates a bank type account for inmate monies and for purchasing things not provided by the correctional facility.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Family, friends, or other sources may add funds to inmate’s Commissary accounts with Western Union or by mail.

Via U.S. Postal Service: Inmates’ families and friends are able to send prisoners funds in the postal service and have to send money to the following address and follow the steps shows below:

The money must be in a money order made out to the inmate’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. It is advisable to use a post office money order, since all non-postal money orders processed through the National Lockbox will be kept for a 15-day hold period, and during this period the prisoner will not have access to the depsoit. The Bureau of Prisons will return any funds that don’t have appropriate inmate information if the envelope has a return address. Cash and personal checks cannot be accepted for deposit so don’t send any checks or cash.

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Inmate Locator

State prisoners are frequently transported to various correctional facilities around the state, so you might need to locate the location of an inmate using the inmate locator. Follow the link below to look up an Florida prison inmate.
Inmate Search

To find other Florida state prisons: Florida State Prisons

Inmate Visitation

Before you visit Homestead Correctional Institution, you must know the following information:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Each correctional facility in Florida has their own rules for prisoner visitation and they are changed often. The rules listed here could be out of date when you are reading this, so be sure to also read Homestead Correctional Institution’s site to find the most recent visitation procedures.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The entrance officer will make sure every visitor signs the prison visitors log when entering the correctional facility and upon leaving.

Identification Required

Photo ID of all visitors is required. The best forms of identification are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; however, a state picture id is acceptable.

For all of the points listed below, check out the main Homestead Correctional Institution website as this info changes 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

More information about Homestead Correctional Institution prison 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

More information about Homestead Correctional Institution death row will be posted ASAP.

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


Details about Florida parole process coming.

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.


Details about release procedures for Homestead Correctional Institution coming.

Inmate Programs

Academic Programs:
Adult Basic Education
General Educational Development (GED)
Volunteer Literacy Program
Vocational Programs:
Automotive/Autotronics Service Technology
PC Support Services

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Prison Life

Information about life at Homestead Correctional Institution coming soon.

  • 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.


Homestead Correctional Institution news to be added later.


Homestead Correctional Institution photos coming soon.

For example, photos of:

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

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

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Are you trying to find a correctional facility job? Have experience? Have you worked at a prison facility in the past?

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:

  • Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
  • Victims have the right to notification.
  • Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
  • Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
  • Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
  • Victims have the right to restitution.
  • Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
  • Victims 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

Information about resources for family members of inmates at Homestead Correctional Institution coming.


A history section coming.

Such as:

  • Famous Homestead 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

Homestead Correctional Institution Links

The official website:

Florida Department of Corrections Links

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Tell Your Story – Write a Review of Homestead Correctional Institution

Have you ever been incarcerated at Homestead Correctional Institution? Do you know someone that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited someone at Homestead Correctional Institution?

If your answer is yes, then we would like you to write your review about it. Write down your prison experience because other people will know what to expect.

What to include in your review:

  • Facility conditions
  • Prison layout and facility
  • Guards and prison staff
  • Commissary and food
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Prisoner safety
  • Prison gangs
  • Activities and programs

If you are currently incarcerated at this facility, post your mailing address if you want people to be able to mail you.

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