Mayo Correctional Institution Annex

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Mayo Correctional Institution Annex
Location8784 U.S. 27
Mayo, Florida
Managed byFlorida Department of Corrections

The Mayo Correctional Institution Annex is a state prison for men located in Mayo, Lafayette County, Florida.[1] This facility was opened in 1984 and has a maximum capacity of 1345 prisoners.

The original Mayo Correctional Institution on the same property held 1668 prisoners [2] and was closed by the state in 2012. On June 26, 2019 two inmates were alleged to have attacked a correctional officer with improvised weapons. While responding to the assault, staff reported that another inmate may have been killed in a separate part of the institution. The officer who was allegedly attacked was expected to survive. The officer who was attacked did survive and in January of 2021 was attacked by a different inmate suffering several stab wounds again. He also survived this incident.[3]


  1. ^ "Mayo Correctional Institution Annex". Florida Department of Corrections. Retrieved 2 August 2016.
  2. ^ "Mayo Correctional Institution". Florida Department of Corrections. Retrieved 2 August 2016.
  3. ^ Klas, Mary Ellen (28 February 2015). "The 'cannibalizing' of Florida's prison system". Miami Herald. Retrieved 3 August 2016.

Coordinates: 30°07′57″N 83°18′18″W / 30.132574°N 83.305008°W / 30.132574; -83.305008