Broward Correctional Institution

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The Broward Correctional Institution (BCI) was a correctional facility located in the former Country Estates CDP and in Southwest Ranches, Florida, operated by the Florida Department of Corrections.[1][2] The Region IV Correctional Facility Office is located on the grounds of Broward Correctional Institution in the former Country Estates CDP.[3] The prison was in proximity to Pembroke Pines.[4] It was located along Sheridan Street, near U.S. Route 27.[5]

The facility was opened in 1977 to house a male inmate population. However, in its history the prison has had only female inmates.[citation needed] It housed female death row inmates until February 2003 when the female death row was moved to Lowell Annex.[6] The Broward Correctional Institution served as a reception center for female inmates. As of 2011, a staff of approximately 272 individuals serviced the facility.[1] As of 2012 624 prisoners, all female, were housed there.[5] The facility was closed in 2012.[7] Closure was scheduled for May 1 of that year. The Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel said "BCI was determined to have a relatively low population and a high per diem inmate cost of $111.48." ($116.87 when adjusted for inflation)[5]

Notable inmates[edit]

Death row:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Broward Correctional Institution." Florida Department of Corrections. April 14, 2012. Retrieved on April 21, 2013. "20421 Sheridan Street Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33332-2300"
  2. ^ "Country Estates CDP, Florida." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on January 8, 2010.
  3. ^ "Region IV - Correctional Facility Office." Florida Department of Corrections. Retrieved on January 8, 2010.
  4. ^ "Death Row Fact Sheet." Florida Department of Corrections. February 3, 2001. Retrieved on August 31, 2010.
  5. ^ a b c d e Trischitta, Linda, Ariel Barkhurst and Kathleen Haughney. "Broward women's prison to close May 1." Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel. January 12, 2012. Retrieved on April 21, 2013.
  6. ^ "Broward Correctional Institution." Florida Department of Corrections. Retrieved on August 31, 2010.
  7. ^ "Prison closings are a mixed bag, but mostly good". Highlands Today (Media General Communications Holdings, LLC.). 2012-01-16. Retrieved 2012-08-24. 

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Coordinates: 26°02′00″N 80°25′10″W / 26.03333°N 80.41944°W / 26.03333; -80.41944