Florida State Prison, near Raiford, Florida
Florida State Prison is just outside Raiford
Raiford, Florida sign

Raiford is the site of Union Correctional Institution and the famous Florida State Prison sits just across the county line in Bradford County. Both prisons house death row inmates but those deeds are done only at Florida State Prison. Raiford is a town were virtually everyone's life is intertwined with the workings of the Florida Department of Corrections in one way or another. The Florida training facilities for Correctional Officers are also next to the Correctional Institution.

Since 2000, the population of Raiford is up about 36%. That might be because Florida is cutting back on schools and expanding prisons...