Florida Department of Corrections Banner, Secretary Mark S. Inch


April 22, 2022

Hernando Correctional Institution Population Change

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) today announced a mission change at Hernando Correctional Institution (CI). Under the new mission, Hernando CI will house male inmates. Female inmates currently housed at Hernando CI will relocate to a female facility with available bed space and programs.

The mission change is required based on the bed space needs of the current state inmate population.

Hernando CI will remain open with a mission to house minimum and medium custody adult males, in line with the profile of the institution. Staffing will remain unchanged.

Location information for inmates involved in the relocation will be updated on FDC’s public website within 24 hours of completion of the inmate’s relocation.


As Florida's largest state agency, and the third largest state prison system in the country, FDC employs 24,000 members, incarcerates 80,000 inmates and supervises nearly 146,000 offenders in the community.

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