Blackwater River Correctional Facility

5914 Jeff Ates Road
Milton, Florida
(850) 983-4100
(850) 983-4100 ext. 614
(850) 983-4291


Gary English


From I-10 near Milton take Exit 31 (FL-87 North) toward Milton/Navarre for approximately 1.2 miles to Caroline St (FL-10 E/US-90 E.) Turn right on Caroline St and go approximately 1.1 miles to Jeff Ates Rd. Turn left on Jeff Ates Rd. The facility will be on the right.

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.
Historical Information: Construction started on Blackwater River C.F., February 2009. The first 50 inmates were received on 10/05/10 from Graceville C.F.
General Information
Capacity 2,000
Population Gender Male
Adult or Youthful Adult

Academic Programs

  • Pre-GED/GED
  • "ABE" Adult Basic Education

Vocational Programs

  • Barbering
  • Desktop publishing
  • Electrical - Residential
  • Environmental Services
  • Technical Support Specialist

Chaplaincy Services

  • Chapel Library Programs
  • Special Events
  • Religious Education
  • Worship Services

Substance Abuse Programs

  • Substance Abuse Prevention/Education
  • Substance Abuse Pre-Release

Institutional Betterment Programs

  • Anger Management
  • Global Logistics
  • Law Library
  • Library
  • Life Skills
  • Thinking for Change
  • Transition
  • Vet Dog Program