Florida State Prison

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LocationBradford County
Coordinates30°03′31″N 82°11′08″W / 30.0585°N 82.1856°W / 30.0585; -82.1856
StatusOperational
Security classCommunity, Minimum, Medium, Close and Maximum
Capacity1,460
Opened1961
Managed byFlorida Department of Corrections
GovernorRon DeSantis
WardenDonald Davis
Street address23916 NW 83rd Ave.
CityNone (Raiford postal address)
CountyBradford
State/provinceFlorida
Country United States
Websitedc.state.fl.us/ci/205.html

Florida State Prison (FSP), otherwise known as Raiford Prison, is a correctional institution located in unincorporated Bradford County, Florida, with a Starke postal address. It was formerly known as the "Florida State Prison-East Unit" as it was originally part of Florida State Prison near Raiford (now known as Union Correctional Institution). The facility, a part of the Florida Department of Corrections, is located on State Road 16 right across the border from Union County. The institution opened in 1961, even though construction was not completed until 1968. With a maximum population of over 1,400 inmates, FSP is one of the largest prisons in the state. FSP houses Florida's one of two male death row cell blocks and the State of Florida execution chamber. Union Correctional Institution also houses male death row inmates while Lowell Annex houses female death row inmates.

Lethal injection became the standard method of execution in 2000. The electric chair can still be used by request of the inmate.

FSP sits in the center of several other prisons. It sits across the river from Union Correctional Institution and is surrounded by New River Correctional Institution, New River O-Unit, FSP West Unit, all of which are now closed. Even though Union Correctional Institution is on the same property, immediately north-west of FSP, the county line (with Union County) runs in between the two, which makes Raiford the United States Postal Service address city of Union Correctional Institution, while Starke is the USPS address city of Florida State Prison.

FSP is Florida's only prison that is officially named "prison", with the other institutions being named "Correctional Institutions" (or "Correctional Facility" if it is a privately contracted prison).

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Lethal injection chamber at the Florida State Prison

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References

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