New River Correctional Institution

8000 NW 80th Place
Raiford, Florida
Mailing Address
Post Office Box 900
Raiford, Florida


(904) 368-1400      
(904) 368-1413
(904) 368-1437



From East: SR-16, 11 miles west of Starke on right. Go through entrance signs, visitor parking is on the right. From North: (Macclenny) SR-121 south approximately 17 miles to SR-16 (before town of Raiford). Turn left onto SR-16. Go approximately 3 miles, cross New River Bridge. The Institution is on the left. From South: US-301 north approximately 35 miles north of Gainesville to Starke. Turn left onto SR-16 (Raiford Road) (West), go approximately 11 miles. The Institution is on the right.

From West (Lake City): SR-100 approximately 23 miles to SR-121 (Lake Butler), turn left, go approximately 6 miles, just outside town of Raiford turn right (east) onto SR-16. Go approximately 3 miles, cross New River Bridge. The Institution is on the left.

Please Note: GPS systems and mapping sites such as Mapquest, Bing Maps, or Google Maps often provide incorrect directions to our prison facilities using the physical address. Please use the above directions when traveling to this prison or click the map to the right of this page.
General Information
Capacity 1,050
Population Gender Male
Adult or Youthful Adult

Academic Programs

  • Adult Basic Education
  • Continuing Education
  • General Educational Development (GED)
  • Inmate Teaching Assistant Program (ITA)

Vocational Programs

  • Carpentry

Chaplaincy Services

  • Chapel Library Program
  • Holy Day Observation
  • Personal Growth Programs
  • Religious TV Reception
  • Religious Education
  • Special Events
  • Volunteer Program
  • Worship Services

Institutional Betterment Programs

  • Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Anger & Stress Management
  • Compass 100 Transition Program
  • Law Library Program
  • Library Program
  • Narcotics Anonymous
  • Social Skills
  • Thinking for a Change
  • Wellness Education

P.R.I.D.E. Assignments

  • Abattoir
  • Cattle
  • Forestry