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Old 10-19-2004, 07:50 PM
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Bay Correctional Facility (Private Facility)
o 5400 Bayline Drive
Panama City, Florida 32404
o (850) 769-1455
o http://www.dc.state.fl.us/facilities/region1/112.html
o FAX: (850) 769-1942
o Chaplain's Office - (850) 769-1455
Directions: From I-10 take Exit 130 (US-231 South). Approximately 12 miles south of Youngstown, look for Bay Industrial Park on the left. Turn left onto Bayline Drive and follow the road until it dead ends at the facility.


Historical Information: This facility was established in 1995 to house adult male inmates. It is operated by Corrections Corporation of America under contract with the Corrections Privatization Commission.

Total Staff (on 07/11): 1 Department of Corrections staff (this means it's a private run facility)

Type of Housing Units:
Open Bay Housing Units - 0
Cell Housing Units - 13
Room Housing Units - 0
Total Capacity - 985
Other Information:
Population Gender - Male
Adult or Youthful - Adult
Facility Level - 3
Self Contained Housing Units -Yes
Designated Confinement Space - Yes
Custody Grades - Medium, Minimum, Community
Medical Grades - 1 through 3
Psychological Grades -1 through 2
Wheelchair Capabilities - Yes
Hearing Impaired Capabilities - No
Law Library: Yes

Academic Programs:
Adult Basic Education/GED
Literacy
Vocational Programs:
Air Conditioning/Refrigeration and Heating
Architectural Drafting
Building Maintenance Technology
Commercial Foods/Culinary Arts
Landscape Management
PC Support Services
Veterinarian Tech I
Substance Abuse Programs:
Substance Abuse Prevention/Education
Intensive Outpatient
Other Ongoing Programs:
100 Hour Transtion Programs
Law Library Program
Library Program
Life Skills
P.R.I.D.E. Programs:
None at this time.
Community Work Squads:
Dept. of Transportation- 0 Squads
Public Work Squads - 0 Squads
Interagency Community Service Work Squads - None
Please post any additional information (or anything else that we should know!!):

Visitation Hours
Visiting Rules (not the ones listed in the 33’s, but first hand knowledge rules, things they do and don’t pick at, etc)
Visiting Hints (attire, what time you should get up there, is it crowded first thing in the AM, do you get a number? etc)
Visiting Procedures – Do they use the old system by just taking your ID and giving you a slip, or are they using the computer hand check-in system?
Visiting Room (Does it have indoor and outdoor visiting rooms? Big/Sm?)
Lodging Nearby
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DOES ANYONE OUT THERE HAVE A LOVED ONE AT BAY CORRECTIONAL IN PANAMA CITY FLORIDA??? MY SWEETIE IS THERE AND I AM LOOKING FOR A SOMEONE THAT I COULD POSSIBLY BECOME FRIENDS WITH?? LET ME KNOW.

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anyone have any info about Bay CF...my son has been there 2 weeks and they have already lost his money order I sent to him??? He got a notice stating it was received , but it never made it to accounting???
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Hi Cindy, You can call bay 850-769-1455 and ask for the mailroom and they will be able to help you, and if u have the receipt from your m/o you can cancel it. My husband has been at bay for 2 1/2 years and we have only had one incident like that and after that one call it all got straight. They are doing alot of reconstruction there and everything has been a little out of wack; but you make that call and I promise you; you will get some help. I visit on even # and plus my husband is in ATU so if you need any help we will be gladly to assist you and your son. May God continue to bless you; and remember God has the last say so!
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Hello everyone, I probably have miss it somewhere else.but doese anyone have any info in Bay C.f? any info would be greatly apprecated.
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What kind of info are you looking for?

General info I can give you off the top of my head is that visitation is only every other weekend, Saturday and Sunday, and the weekend is specific to the last number of the DC number. All even numbers visit on the same weekend and odd numbers visit on the same weekend. The person you are visiting should be able to tell you what his visit weekend are. You also have to sit across the table from each other is you are a girlfriend/spouse. There is only vending machine food and you are only allowed to bring silver change, $1 and 5$. No smoking is allowed as their isn't an outside visiting area. Visiting hours are from 8-2 and they don't start letting people in until exactly 8:00.

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This sounds horrible! My friend just got transferred from Jefferson CI and they had an inside and outside visitation area and you could go and visit any weekend.
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Well I suppose I jumped the gun to fast. My friend says he really likes it at Bay CF. States its alot nicer than Jefferson. He actually sounded good for once. Says they have alot less stress at Bay CF which is a good thing.
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They all have their pros/cons to them. Visitation was a culture shock for us after being able to sit next to each other and going outside.
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Smile So they finally moved him to Bay CF

He finally got a place to stay! They have moved him to Bay CF. Its not so bad cause I'm in Tallahassee. Which is only a couple of hrs or so away. Plus I have lots of friends that will ride with me to go to the beach! And at least I will be able to enjoy myself besides just to visit. It gives me an excuse to ride to PC every other week or so! So if anyone is looking for a ride from Tally or somewhere close then we can get together and ride out.
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Well I just went for my first visit at Bay CF. It was very different then Jefferson that is for sure. Seemed alot more laid back. Did not have to ask to go and use the bathroom...the check in process was much faster. Like it was noted before I suppose all facilites have pros and cons. We actually had a very nice visit.
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Default Bay CI-Question about sending books & mags

Does anyone know if you can send books via amazon or walmart.com something like that? Also can you send magazines there? I tried to call but they keep giving me the run around on who to talk to.
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Amazon will not guarantee that your order will be shipped via regular mail so best not to use them. I never shipped anything there from Wal-Mart, but as long as they offer regular shipping thru the USPS and not UPS it shouldn't be a problem. Yes, you can send magazines. We never had any problems with him getting his mags while he was there. Anytime you have questions about books you need to speak with someone in Property. Magazine questions would go through the mailroom. I never had problems getting to someone in either area.
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Your best best at getting a response is to ask to speak with whomever is in charge of the mail room. Apparently there is a list of magazines that they have read and decided to approve. If the magazine you want is not on the list it can take a while to get it approved and the copies delivered. Of course, sex, violence, guns and hate are not allowed.

You have to make sure the books are mailed USPS. And there is a limit as to how many they can have at a time.
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I asked my fiance if he wanted a subscription to anything and he said no, he was afraid he would not receive them. I guess it has happened to other people. However, I don't speak from experience and I see others have had things go smooth without any problems.
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I asked my fiance if he wanted a subscription to anything and he said no, he was afraid he would not receive them. I guess it has happened to other people. However, I don't speak from experience and I see others have had things go smooth without any problems.
My husband gets magazines and books on a regular basis without any problems. Your fiance is at Liberty, right? We never had any probs there either.
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Good to know, thanks!! I guess he is going by what he has seen there, but who knows, right?
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Can anyone tell me how Bay is?
I have a Friend he is wanting to try go there.Is it runned by the Dept Of Corrections or is it a private camp?
How much is the phone calls?How is the vistation ?And most of all how are the guards to the inmates?
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Bay CF is a private facility. Unless you are local to the facility your calls will be higher than DOC calls. When my husband was there my calls were $9.75, but I am out of state. Visitation is only every other weekend and there is no outside VP, which means no smoking for those that do. There is also no canteen as visitation, vending machine food only and it is more expensive than DOC. If the person you are visiting is your bf/husband, you can't sit next to each other.
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Where are u located why the calls are so so much.Do they treat the inmates good or not.My Friend is at Graceville but hes trying get closer.
Oh so they don't have an outside place to go smoke?
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The calls are higher because it is a private facility and you must have a local # to get the calls for $1.72. As with any camp, you have good officers and officers with a point to try and prove. Some of the officers are very petty. I have not heard of any that are abusive so that's a good thing. I hope this helps.
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Good Morning,
Just wanting to know if anyone has a loved one at Bay County near Panama City? Our son is there. We have just sent in our papers to be approved for visitation. We are anxious to see him.

Just wondering if there were others here that might have someone there~

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My husband was there from 2007-08.
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