Road Prison Staff

Road Prison Welding Class

Mission Statement

The Escambia County Road Prison is a work camp that prepares inmates for re-entry into society by offering a structured work environment, while teaching accountability and life management skills. The facility models a healthy, well-organized environment that encourages inmates to contribute to their community by providing part of the manual labor workforce for the Road Department, Fleet Maintenance, Solid Waste, Parks and Recreation, Animal Shelter and Facilities Maintenance. Under the supervision of Road Corrections Officers, these work crews perform various tasks for the county, such as clearing rights of way, grounds maintenance, drainage projects and other aspects of road and stormwater maintenance. In an effort to minimize food expenditures and work toward self-sufficiency, the department also uses and trains inmates in farming, hydroponics and aquaculture programs.

FY 2016-2017 Accomplishments

  • Had 34 inmates enrolled in the welding training program through a partnership with George Stone Technical Center. Of those enrolled, there were four inmates removed for various reasons (11 percent), leaving 30 inmates that participated in the program. George Stone issued 45 Occupational Certificates of Participation for the various disciplines of Welding (150 percent of participants). Of the 30 inmates enrolled, 21 (70 percent) received American Welding Society National Certifications that are recognized throughout the United States.
  • Successfully implemented the ServSafe Food Handler training and certification program, issuing three certifications since implementation in September 2017.
  • Harvested more than 40,000 pounds of produce through the Farm Training Program to include greens, okra, cabbage, squash, cucumber and corn. These inmates also produced more than 4,000 pounds of tilapia in the Aquaculture Training Program.
  • Provided inmate programs such as GED, Test of Adult Basic Education, or TABE, testing, life skills/parenting classes, 40 Days of Purpose, and Alcoholics Anonymous.
    Assisted the Road Department in completing more than 4,934 work orders and dispatched an estimated 262 after-hours call outs.
  • Increased the Road Prison’s total population by adding an additional four bunks, bringing the headcount from 252 to 256.
  • Successfully completed the 2017 Florida Model Jail Inspection & Florida Model Jail Medical Inspection.
  • The Road Prison K-9 Team competed in the 2017 Southern States Manhunt Field Trials taking second place in the Drug Detection Division and third place in the Multi-Leash Manhunt Division.
    Hosted the Road Prison’s annual Southeastern States Manhunt Field Trials, which brought in 21 teams from Arkansas, Louisiana, Alabama and Florida together for a week-long training event.


Road Prison Population 


Pounds of produce was harvested


Percent of the inmates enrolled in the welding program finish & became American Welding Society certified