|Location||33123 Oil Well Road |
Punta Gorda, Florida
|Managed by||Florida Department of Corrections|
The Charlotte Correctional Institution is a state prison for men located in Punta Gorda, Charlotte County, Florida, owned and operated by the Florida Department of Corrections. This facility has a mix of security levels, including minimum, medium, and close, and houses adult male prisoners. Charlotte first opened in 1989 and has a maximum capacity of 1291 prisoners.
A 2015 grand jury report delivered a "blistering and graphic rebuke" to the department for the beating death of Charlotte inmate Matthew Walker on April 11, 2014 at the hands of guards. Reporters John Hackworth and Brian Gleason of Sun Coast Media Group were awarded the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing for their reporting on Walker's death.
Inmate Robert Peterkin was found dead on June 4, 2015, in circumstances that officials refused to explain to his family. Inmate Quonta Howard was found dead on August 4, 2015. His death became the seventh ongoing criminal investigation at CCI.
- Tony Ables - serial killer
- Lionel Tate - murderer and the youngest person in U.S history to be sentenced to life imprisonment without parole.
- Terrence Graham - former burglar who won a Supreme Court case that banned juvenile life without parole for non homicide offenses.
- "Charlotte Correctional Institution". Florida Department of Corrections. Retrieved 4 August 2016.
- Brown, Julie K. (7 July 2015). "Grand jury report rips Florida prison over deadly beatdown". Miami Herald. Retrieved 4 August 2016.
- "Editorial Writing". The Pulitzer Prizes. Retrieved 4 August 2016.
- Elias, Dave (21 July 2015). "Family Wants Answers in Another CCI Death". WZVN. Retrieved 4 August 2016.
- Brown, Julie K. (6 August 2015). "Death leads to seventh criminal probe at troubled Charlotte County prison". Bradenton Herald. Retrieved 4 August 2016.
- "Inmate Population Information Detail".