Franklin Correctional Institution

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Franklin Correctional Institution
Location1760 Co Hwy 67
Carrabelle, Florida
Statusmixed
Capacity1346
Opened2005
Managed byFlorida Department of Corrections

The Franklin Correctional Institution is a state prison for men located in Carrabelle, Franklin County, Florida, owned and operated by the Florida Department of Corrections.[1]

Franklin has a mix of security levels, including minimum, medium, and close, and houses adult male offenders. Franklin first opened in 2005 and has a maximum capacity of 1346 prisoners.

History[edit]

A federal civil rights lawsuit filed in 2016 accused prison guards of beating a prisoner and then fatally gassing him with 600 grams of chemical agents.[2]

The facility was the scene of riots in June 2016. Some three hundred inmates destroyed two housing dorms after drilling through a concrete and brick wall using improvised tools. The prisoners reportedly surrendered after about two hours, and no injuries were reported.[3] This was the third such disturbance within six months.

A fourth disturbance occurred in November 2016.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Franklin Correctional Institution". Florida Department of Corrections. Retrieved 5 August 2016.
  2. ^ Brown, Julie K. (2016-09-19). "As Florida inmate begged for help, guards gassed him to death, suit says". Miami Herald. Retrieved 2016-09-22.
  3. ^ Klas, Mary Ellen; Brown, Julie K. (10 June 2016). "Inmates bust through brick wall in late-night riot". Miami Herald. Retrieved 5 August 2016.
  4. ^ Klas, Mary Ellen (2016-11-29). "Fourth prison riot this year breaks out at troubled Franklin Correctional Institution in North Florida". Miami Herald. Retrieved 2017-02-18.

Coordinates: 29°52′47″N 84°38′45″W / 29.879845°N 84.645964°W / 29.879845; -84.645964