Blackwater River Correctional Facility



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Blackwater River Correctional Facility, which is located in the city of Milton, Florida, is a facility that houses up to 2,000 prisoners. The levels of custody at the prison are close, medium, and minimum custody. The facility offers many programs to prisoners who are incarcerated at the prison. In addition, most prisons in the state maintain prisoner records of various sorts, including public records, criminal records, court records, and more.

Blackwater River Correctional Facility Visiting Hours

Prisoners at the facility are permitted to visit with outsiders. Visitation at the facility occurs between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. on the weekends, with registration beginning at 8:15 a.m. The facility will not process visitors after 2:00 p.m. unless special authorization is provided by the warden of the facility. In addition, visitors may arrive to the facility as early as 7:30 a.m. on visitation days. Those who wish to visit the facility must complete a visiting privileges application, which is available here.

Blackwater River Correctional Facility Address

Blackwater River Correctional Facility
5914 Jeff Ates Road
Milton, Florida 32583-0000

Directions to Blackwater River Correctional Facility

To reach the facility from I-10 near Milton, take Exit 31 toward Milton/Navarre for a little over a mile to Caroline Street. Next, turn right on Caroline Street and travel roughly one mile to Jeff Ates Road. Then, turn left on Jeff Ates Road, and the prison will be on the right.

Blackwater River Correctional Facility Telephone


Blackwater River Correctional Facility Inmate Mailing Address

(Inmate’s Full Name and ID)
Blackwater River Correctional Facility
5914 Jeff Ates Road
Milton, Florida 32583-0000

Blackwater River Correctional Facility
Blackwater River Correctional Facility


The prison offers the following programs to its prisoners:

Academic Programs

  • Pre-GED/GED
  • “ABE” Adult Basic Education

Betterment Programs

  • Anger Management
  • Law Library
  • Library
  • Life Skills
  • Thinking For Change
  • Transition
  • Vet Dog Program

Vocational Programs

  • Barbering
  • CDL
  • Desktop publishing
  • Electrical – Residential
  • Environmental Services
  • Technical Support Specialist

Religious Services

  • Various

Substance Abuse Programs

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

About Milton, Florida

Milton, which is located in Santa Rosa County, Florida, is a part of the Pensacola Metropolitan Statistical Area. The city is physically located in the center of Santa Rosa County, and it is bordered by the city of Pace, Florida, to the west, and it is bordered by the city of Navarre, Florida, to the south. As of 2020, the city’s population was 10,197. The town was formed in 1844 and is the location of the Naval Air Station Whiting Field. In addition, the town’s total area is 4.6 square miles, 4.4 of which are land, and 0.2 of which are water.  

Milton Demographics

As of the year 2000, the town was home to 7,045 people, 1,831 families, and 2,674 households. The area’s population density during this period was 1,611.1 inhabitants per square mile. In addition, the racial makeup of the town during 2000 was as follows: 67.84% White, 0.71% Native American, 1.73% Asian, 25.95% African American, 0.17% Pacific Islander, 1.04% other, and 2.56% from two or more races. In addition, Hispanic residents made up 3.45% of the town’s population.