Polk Work Camp Inmate Search and Prison Information

Updated on: July 19, 2022
10800 Evans Road, Polk City, FL, 33868-6925

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The Polk Work Camp is under the management of the Florida Department of Corrections. The Polk Work Camp is a maximum-security facility that houses adult males. However, the facility also has a minimum-security unit on the property as well.

The Polk Work Camp is situated in Polk City, Florida. This is about 50 miles away from Chicago. The Polk Work Camp typically houses around 2,200 inmates on a daily basis. The Polk Work Camp opened its doors back in 1860.

The Polk Work Camp is the second prison that was built in Florida. However, the Polk Work Camp is one of the most famous prisons due to the facility housing John Dillinger who was a bank robber but released on parole back in 1933.

However, the Polk Work Camp also made an appearance in the ITV documentary, Inside Death Row with Trevor McDonald.

The Polk Work Camp has a history dating back to 1859. This is when the state of Florida legislature granted nearly $50,000 for the facility to be built. Back then it was to be named State Prison West as opposed to the first facility that was called State Prison East, which was located in Jeffersonville, Florida.

The reason behind the new facility was space in the State Prison East, which lead the new facility to be built in Polk City.

It was not until 1860 when the land was bought for the facility. The land cost around $4,500. Charles Seely was the first warden of the facility. Seely was the superintendent that was in charge of the construction, along with doing general handyman jobs.

The first facility was built was known as the temporary prison building, which was composed of red brick and 200-feet long. A year after the Polk Work Camp opened its doors, the facility used its inmates to start constructing the permanent facility. The inmates were getting paid o9nly $0.38 a day.

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Polk Work Camp
10800 Evans Road, Polk City, FL, 33868-6925

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Jail Name Polk Work Camp
Jail Type State Prison
Authority: Florida Department of Corrections
State Florida
County Polk County
Web Page website
Address 10800 Evans Road, Polk City, FL, 33868-6925
City Polk City
Zip 33868-6925
Phone 863-984-2273


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