Taylor Correctional Institution

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Taylor Correctional Institution
Location8501 Hampton Springs Road
Perry, Florida
Statusopen
Capacity1301 + 1409 in Annex = 2710 total
Opened1994
Managed byFlorida Department of Corrections

The Taylor Correctional Institution is a state prison for men located in Perry, Taylor 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. Taylor first opened in 1994 and has a maximum capacity of 1301 prisoners.

The adjacent Taylor Annex opened in 2002 as a youth offender facility, then converted into a facility for adult males in 2005. It has a maximum capacity of 1409 inmates.[2]

In 2014 two correctional officers were charged with multiple felonies for ordering a Taylor inmate, David Powell, to be killed. Powell, who had threatened to expose the officers' lucrative smuggling operations, escaped two stabbings without serious injury.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Taylor Correctional Institution". Florida Department of Corrections. Retrieved 16 August 2016.
  2. ^ "Taylor Correctional Institution Annex". Florida Department of Corrections. Retrieved 16 August 2016.
  3. ^ "Insiders say prison gangs and crooked guards corrupting state's prisons". Orlando Weekly. News Service of Florida. 14 September 2014. Retrieved 16 August 2016.

Coordinates: 30°02′14″N 83°42′50″W / 30.037306°N 83.713934°W / 30.037306; -83.713934