Hardee Correctional Institution

Coordinates: 27°35′28″N 82°00′42″W / 27.591173°N 82.011758°W / 27.591173; -82.011758
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Hardee Correctional Institution
Location6901 FL-62
Bowling Green, Florida
Managed byFlorida Department of Corrections

The Hardee Correctional Institution is a state prison for men located in Bowling Green, Hardee County, Florida, owned and operated by the Florida Department of Corrections.[1] This facility has a mix of security levels, including minimum, medium, and close, and houses adult male offenders.


Hardee first opened in 1991 and has a maximum capacity of 1541 prisoners.

In 2015, a campus of the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary was established in the penitentiary. [2]

Notable inmates[edit]


  1. ^ "Hardee Correctional Institution". Florida Department of Corrections. Retrieved 13 August 2016.
  2. ^ Nicole Kalil, Seminary Graduation For Inmates At Hardee Correctional, flbaptist.org, USA, March 25, 2019
  3. ^ "Inmate Population Information Detail". fdc.myflorida.com. Retrieved 2024-02-16.
  4. ^ "Convicted killer, Gore accomplice Waterfield transferred to Hardee County prison". www.tcpalm.com. Retrieved 2024-02-16.
  5. ^ "Family of 'Killing Cousin' tries to get him out". Gainesville Sun. Retrieved 2024-02-16.
  6. ^ "James Winkles". The Tampa Tribune. 1983-09-23. p. 3. Retrieved 2024-02-16.
  7. ^ "INMATE DIES AWAITING EXECUTION". 2022-09-20. Archived from the original on 2022-09-20. Retrieved 2024-02-16.

27°35′28″N 82°00′42″W / 27.591173°N 82.011758°W / 27.591173; -82.011758