Lancaster Correctional Institution – Florida

Know somebody in prison at Lancaster Correctional Institution ? Lancaster Correctional Institution is a correctional institution in the Florida state prison system, which is part of the Florida Department of Corrections. This site will tell you all about anything you might want to know about Lancaster Correctional Institution, like the following: Learn how to locate an inmate. Visitation policies and procedures. The prison’s address and phone number. Mailing or sending money to an inmate at Lancaster Correctional Institution . And more…

Main Menu

General Prison Information

Official Name: Lancaster Correctional Institution
Year Opened: 1971
Type: Male
State: Florida
County: Gilchrist
DOC: Florida Department of Corrections
Security Level: Close
Warden Name: Shannon Varnes
Warden Email:

Return To Main Menu

Contact Information

Below is the street address and mailing address for Lancaster Correctional Institution . Use the mailing address if you are going to send a letter or package to an inmate at Lancaster Correctional Institution, and make sure to use the physical address if you want to know the physical location of Lancaster Correctional Institution .

Mailing Address

You should also read the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures section below before you mail a package or letter to an inmate to make sure that you correctly write the address, and use the appropriate steps for mailing a package or letter. If you do not use the correct protocol, the letter or package could not get to the inmate.

Lancaster Correctional Institution
3449 S.W. State Road 26
Trenton FL, 32693-5641

Street Address / Prison location


Lancaster Correctional Institution
3449 S.W. State Road 26
Trenton FL, 32693-5641

Phone Number and Fax Number

Fax Number:

Map and Directions

Use the street address if you plan to visit a prisoner. Be sure to read the Inmate Visitation Schedule and Inmate Visitation Procedures headings further down on this page before you try to visit someone in prison at Lancaster Correctional Institution .

Lancaster Correctional Institution
3449 S.W. State Road 26
Trenton FL, 32693-5641


This Institution is located 35 miles west of Gainesville on SR-26. It is 3.5 miles west of Trenton on SR-26. From US-19 at Fanning Springs, take SR-26 and travel east approximately 5 miles.

Return To Main Menu

Phone Number

Lancaster Correctional Institution prisoners don’t have phones, so you can’t call an inmate, however, there are times when it is helpful to have the phone number to the facility.

Lancaster Correctional Institution prisoners are able to make phone calls using various methods:

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

Fax Number

Inmates don’t have fax machines, so you can’t fax a letter to your inmate, but there are cases when it is useful to know the fax machine number to the prison.

Email Address

The email address below is the general email for Lancaster Correctional Institution . You cannot email inmates at this email address. If you want to find out how to send an email to a prisoner, go to the Inmate Email information below.

Return To Main Menu

Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates: 734
Total Staff: 319

Inmate Email

To send email to a prisoner you must use an specific process to make sure that the email letter gets to the prisoner.

Inmate Internet Access

Prison inmates do not have access to the internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are special procedures that you have to follow when sending postal mail to a state prisoner. If you do not then the letters and packages might not get delivered.

before you send a letter or package, you should read the links below:

Mail Monitoring

Lancaster Correctional Institution staff do open and inspect and read all incoming general mail and packages. Incoming general postal correspondence is able to be read as frequently as necessary to maintain safety and security or monitor a problem confronting a certain inmate.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Here is the format for how you should address a package or letter to a state prison inmate at Lancaster Correctional Institution :

Lancaster Correctional Institution
3449 S.W. State Road 26
Trenton FL, 32693-5641

Return To Main Menu

Inmate Money

Every state prison has a Commissary that was started to provide inmates an account for prisoner funds and for purchasing things not issued regularly by the Bureau of Prisons.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Friends, family, or other people may send money to these Commissary accounts with Western Union or by mail.

Via U.S. Postal Service: An inmate’s family and friends can to send prisoners funds in the mail and must send it to this address and do so in accordance with the rules shows below:

The money must be in a money order that is made out to the inmate’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. It is best if you use a post office money order, since all non-postal money orders processed through the National Lockbox will be held for a 15-day hold period, in which the prisoner will not get the money. The Bureau of Prisons will return to the sender funds that don’t have correct inmate information but only if the envelope has a valid return address. Checks and cash cannot be accepted so do not send cash or checks.

Return To Main Menu

Inmate Locator

Inmates are frequently transported to various prisons around the state, so sometimes you may have to locate the current location of an inmate using the inmate locator. Click on the link here to locate an state prisoner.
Inmate Search

To find other Florida state prisons: Florida State Prisons

Inmate Visitation

Before you visit an inmate at Lancaster Correctional Institution, you must know the following:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Every state prison has its own procedures for inmate visitation and they are changed frequently. The procedures listed below could be different since this was written, so be sure to also check Lancaster Correctional Institution ‘s site to find the most up to date visitation procedures.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The entrance officer ensures every visitor signs the inmate visitors log upon entering the institution and upon departure.

Identification Required

Positive picture identification of all visitors will be required. Acceptable forms of identification are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; but, a state picture id is acceptable.

For all of the points shown below, go to the actual Lancaster Correctional Institution website because this information changes often:

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

Return To Main Menu

Prison Records

More information about Lancaster Correctional Institution records to be added later.

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

Info about Lancaster 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.


Information 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.


Information about release procedures coming.

Inmate Programs

Adult Basic Education
General Educational Development (GED)
Special Education Services
Title I Services
Vocational Programs:
Autotronics/Automotive Service Technology
Commercial Foods and Culinary Arts
Environmental Services
Printing/Graphic Arts
Landscape Irrigation (Specter Grant program operated by Lake City CC)
PC Support Services

Return To Main Menu

Prison Life

Details about prison life at Lancaster Correctional Institution coming.

  • 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 section on news at Lancaster Correctional Institution coming.


A photo section coming.

For example, photos of:

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

If you have any photos of Lancaster 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 looking for a job at a prison? Do you have any prior experience? Have you worked at a correctional facility previously?

If so, click here:

Return To Main Menu


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.

Click here to share your story

Return To Main Menu

Family Resources

Details about resources for family members of inmates at Lancaster Correctional Institution coming soon.


Lancaster Correctional Institution history will be posted ASAP.

Such as:

  • Famous Lancaster 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

Lancaster Correctional Institution Links

The official website:

Florida Department of Corrections Links

Return To Main Menu

Tell Your Story – Write a Review of Lancaster Correctional Institution

Have you ever been incarcerated in Lancaster Correctional Institution ? Do you know someone that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited someone at Lancaster Correctional Institution ?

If yes, then we would like you to write a review about it. Write down your prison experience because other people can learn what to expect.

What to put in your comment:

  • Prison conditions
  • Facility layout and facility
  • Guards and staff
  • Commissary and food
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Inmate safety
  • Gangs
  • Programs and activities

If you are an inmate here, include your address if you would like people to be able to send you a letter.

Return To Main Menu


Speak Your Mind


Related pages

doremus ave jail newark njbristol county house of correctionhumboldt county inmate searchfranklin county washington jail rosterdeer ridge correctional institutiongreene county jail tntucson state prisonlivingston county warrant searchgreenwood county arrest recordsspringfield federal prisonhamilton correctional institution jasper flcitrus county mugshotshillsborough sheriff mug shotscache county bookingsriverside mugshotserj mugshotharnett county detentionwyandotte county jail inmateslorain county jail numberrichland parish detention centershelby county correction centerwaco county jailliberty county jail recordsnoble county jail ohioparis texas county jailiowa state prisonsgrady county jail inmatesclinton correctional facility websitedavenport iowa county jailconway jail bookingsnorthcentral regional jail mugshotsplainfield prison indianamugshots chattanooga tennesseesuffolk regional jailurbana mugshotsarrest srjiowa correctional institute for womengotbusted mugshots mobile alwasco state prison inmatesroane mugshotswarren county jail visiting hourspontotoc county jailmecklenburg county jail inmate searchnapa county jail addresscanyon county jail roster current arrests3 jester rd richmond txfederal prison in san diegoeverglades correctional facilityfayette county jail mugshotspark county jail coloradowyco inmatewise county sheriff inmatescorpus christi mugshotscherokee county georgia jailkankakee county mugshotslevy county jail mugshotspolunsky prison livingston txdavis county jail inmate lookupharrison county jail docket mssalt lake metro jail rosterhancock co active inmatesfci forrest city lowfairfield ca county jailwake county recent arrestsclinton county jail inmate searchclark county las vegas mug shotsmcrae correctional facility addresscraven correctionalstillwater prison addressmclennan county jail inmate searchfresno county sheriff inmate searchorient jail tampa flconroe tx jailrandolph county currently confined inmatesmarion county mugshotsmilan federal prisonsalt lake county jail inmate rosterinmate search miami dade correctionslancaster sc mugshots