Polk Correctional Institution

Polk Correctional Institution Inmate Search and Prison Information

Updated on: January 18, 2021
Location 10800 Evans Road, Polk City, FL, 33868-6925
Official Website http://www.dc.state.fl.us/facilities/region3/580.html

The Polk Correctional Institution is the third largest state agency in Florida, located at Butner, North Carolina. Opened in 1997, the prison begun as a processing unit for newly-admitted youth offenders, hence initially referred to as the Polk Youth Institution. Today, it runs academic, career, and technical education, substance abuse treatment, institutional betterment programs, and PRIDE assignments and includes older inmates. This close-custody state prison has a capacity of 1,208 adult males, held in maximum, medium, and minimum security cells and dormitories. In particular, its “Supermax” HCON unit holds the most violent offenders.

Inmate Search

The Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) maintains an online Corrections Offender Network that includes an inmate database for offenders at the Polk Correctional Institution. Here, anyone can visit the FDC official website and search for the inmate population, release, escapees, supervised, or absconder information. For an overall inmate search, you will need to provide the following details at the search query: –

  • Offender’s last name, first name and DC number

The search results include the following inmate’s details: –

  • Mug shot
  • Full names
  • Aliases
  • DC number
  • Race
  • Sex
  • Release Date
  • Current facility
  • Birthdate
  • Sentence history

Sending a Mail Package or Email

FDC allows inmates to receive correspondence from family and friends via the U.S. Postal Service only. Address this correspondence as follows: –

Inmate’s last and first names

DC Number

Polk Correctional Institution

10800 Evans Road

Polk City, Florida

Include your name and mailing address at the top left corner of the envelope.

All incoming mail is opened and inspected for contraband upon arrival. Hence, avoid using padded or multi-layered envelopes, boxes, bubble wraps, or any packaging with metal parts. Use English or Spanish in all the letters.

FDC contracts JPay Inc. to provide inmate e-messaging services.  Here, the inmates send a secure email on secure tablets available at the prison’s interactive kiosk. Each correspondence is at $0.39, payable via the use of stamps. These charges cater to the infrastructure needed to guarantee the safety and securing of the e-messages.

Sending Money

Friends and family may fund an inmate by deposit cash or checks to their trust fund account.  Make the deposits at the Kiosk in the Visitation Lobby or online via www.gettingout.com. Second, you may sign up and create an account with JPay. Then, deposit at any JPay Kiosk available at the visitation lobby or online via the service provider’s secure funds transfer platform.

Commissary Items

Commissary items are select products that an inmate may purchase from the prison’s kiosk. They include toiletries, food, snacks, approved electronics, over-the-counter medicines, books, and stamps. The inmate uses funds in their accounts to pay for these items.  A family member or friend may order a list of commissary items and have them shipped directly to the inmate.

Phone Calls

Every inmate at the Polk Correctional Institution has access to an inmate telephone account. Here, the inmates make collect calls to up to 10 persons on their approved members’ list. These are scheduled calls to verified personal landline numbers or personal mobile phone numbers. Hence, if you wish to talk to an inmate via phone, ensure your name appears on the approved member’s list. This list is revised after every six months. In case of difficulties receiving the inmate calls, contact your local telephone service provider, or call Securus at 800-844-6591 for assistance.

Visitation Rules and Frequency

FDC encourages family and friends to visit inmates as often as possible. For this, the Department has set a visitation schedule for offenders at the Polk Correctional Institution as follows: –

  • Regular visits on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 am to 3 pm
  • Special visits as granted at the discretion of the Warden

To plan for the visit, get in touch with the Classification Officer through mail at 10800 Evans Road, Polk City, Florida 33868-6925. Likewise, you may call the Department at (863) 984-2273 or request the inmate to send you the visitation application form. Fill and return this form to the Classification Officer for approval. The application processing takes at least 30 days from the date of receipt. Upon approval, the officer shall notify the inmate, who will alert you via phone or correspondence. On the visiting day, expect a brief questioning session and a physical search that includes pat search, metal detection, and barrier search.

Polk Correctional Institution — General Information

Facility Name Polk Correctional Institution
Facility Type State Prison
Address 10800 Evans Road, Polk City, FL, 33868-6925
Capacity 1200
Facility Type Adult
City Polk City
Postal Code 33868-6925
State Florida
County Polk County
Official Website http://www.dc.state.fl.us/facilities/region3/580.html

Visiting Hours

Saturday: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM


Refer the map below to find the driving directions.