Jefferson Correctional Institution

1050 Big Joe Road
Monticello, Florida
(850) 342-0500
(850) 342-0385
(850) 997-0973


Heather Thigpen
(850) 342-2527

Text "APPLY" to DCJOB (32562) to start the application process.


From I-10 take Exit 225 to (US-19 North) approximately 2 miles, turn right on County Road 158, go approximately 5 miles, turn left on Big Joe Road at (Green Jefferson C.I. sign and dirt road), go approximately 1.5 miles. 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 1,111
Population Gender Male
Adult or Youthful Adult
Satellite Unit(s) Tallahassee CRC, Shisa House West

EPIC - Enhanced Programs, Improved Conditions

The incentivized program serves as a progressive housing unit that affords inmates the opportunity to complete their sentence within a population of like-minded individuals wanting to overcome their problematic past, be the change agents of their future and provides a continuum of services to meet the needs of those entrusted to our care, creating a safe and professional environment with the outcome of reduced victimization and safer communities.

Re-Entry Programs

  • Re-entry Dormitory Program

Academic Programs

  • Adult Basic Education
  • General Educational Development (GED)
  • Literacy

Substance Abuse Programs

  • Alternative Residential Therapeutic Community
  • Pre-Treatment Motivation Program

Vocational Programs

  • Electrical

Chaplaincy Services

  • 7 Habits on the Inside
  • Celebrating Recovery
  • Chapel Library Program
  • Faith & Character Dormitory Program
  • Financial Literacy
  • Global Leadership Summit
  • Kairos Prison Ministrites
  • One Day with God
  • Pain to Purpose
  • Parables
  • Purpose of a Driven Life
  • Religious Education
  • Rock of Ages
  • Toastmaster's Gavel Club
  • Worship Services

Institutional Betterment Programs

  • Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Anger Management
  • Art Program
  • Book Club
  • Chess Club
  • Compass 100
  • Law Library Program
  • Library Program
  • Music Program
  • Peer to Peer Dormitory Program
  • Thinking for a Change
  • Veterans Dormitory Program
  • Veterans Support Group
  • Victim Impact
  • Wellness Education