Reception and Medical Center

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Reception and Medical Center
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Location7765 County Road 231
Lake Butler, Florida
Security classmixed
Capacity1,503 + 1,148 + 432 = 3,082
Managed byFlorida Department of Corrections

The Reception and Medical Center (RMC) is a state prison and hospital for men located in Lake Butler, Union County, Florida. The facility was founded in 1968 as an intake and processing point for all male state prisoners and a secure medical facility.[1]

As of 2016, the facility can house a maximum of 1,503 prisoners with a range of security levels. The nearby Reception and Medical Center, West Unit houses another 1,148 and Reception and Medical Center, Work Camp houses 432.[2]

In April 2015, two correctional officers and a third former officer were charged in a scheme to murder a former inmate, in retaliation for a fight in the RMC the previous year. All three officers were linked to the Traditional American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan.[3]

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  1. ^ "Reception and Medical Center". Florida Department of Corrections. Retrieved 16 August 2016.
  2. ^ "Reception and Medical Center (RMC), West Unit". Florida Department of Corrections. Retrieved 16 August 2016.
  3. ^ Larabee, Brandon (6 April 2015). "Two Florida prison guards who are members of the KKK arrested for alleged plot to kill a former inmate". Orlando Weekly. News Service of Florida. Retrieved 16 August 2016.

Coordinates: 29°59′21″N 82°21′30″W / 29.989089°N 82.358287°W / 29.989089; -82.358287