Tomoka Correctional Institution

Coordinates: 29°09′06″N 81°09′36″W / 29.151667°N 81.160057°W / 29.151667; -81.160057
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Tomoka Correctional Institution
Location3950 Tiger Bay Road
Daytona Beach, Florida
Managed byFlorida Department of Corrections

The Tomoka Correctional Institution is an American state prison for men located in Daytona Beach, Volusia County, Florida, owned and operated by the Florida Department of Corrections.[1] With a mix of security levels including minimum, medium, and close, this facility was opened in 1981 and has a maximum capacity of 1263 prisoners.

Tomoka correctional officer Donna Fitzgerald was stabbed to death by an inmate in June 2008.[2] An investigation by the DOC's inspector general officially blamed the warden and officials for "critical security breaches, gross neglect of duty, and ineptitude."[3]

In 2014 eight Tomoka inmates died in custody, more than any other Florida (non-hospital) state prison. Although some of those deaths were unexplained, the FDLE declined to release any information.[4]

Notable Inmates[edit]

Inmate Name Register Number Status Details
Bernard Giles 058341 Serving a life sentence. Convicted of murdering 5 people.[5][6]
Francisco del Junco 442687 Serving 4 life sentences. Murdered 4 people and then burned their bodies.[7][8]


  1. ^ "Tomoka Correctional Institution". Florida Department of Corrections. Retrieved 3 August 2016.
  2. ^ Pietro, Bianca (15 Jan 2010). "Inmate who killed Volusia prison officer sentenced to die". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved 3 August 2016.
  3. ^ Brown, Julie K. (16 June 2014). "Prison death renews scrutiny on warden demoted after guard's slaying". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved 3 August 2016.
  4. ^ Fernandez, Frank. "Tomoka leads nonhospital Florida prisons in inmate deaths". Daytona Beach News-Journal. Retrieved 3 August 2016.
  5. ^ "Florida Today from Cocoa, Florida". 1979-12-26. Retrieved 2024-02-16.
  6. ^ Pengelly, Ella (2019-02-08). "Bernard Giles: Story behind the serial killer and the crimes he committed". Cambridgeshire Live. Retrieved 2024-02-16.
  7. ^ "Police arrest serial killer suspect - UPI Archives". UPI. Retrieved 2024-02-16.
  8. ^ "CONVICTED KILLER GETS FOUR LIFE TERMS". Sun Sentinel. 2003-06-05. Retrieved 2024-02-16.

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