Stay in Touch With an Inmate at Hardee Correctional Institution Easily

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Easy Way to Contact Inmates at Hardee Correctional Institution

When someone you care about does a bad thing and ends up in prison for it, everything becomes more difficult. It becomes hard even to pick up a phone and say, "Hi." The offers several ways to connect with someone, but it can still be complicated to get through the process.

DoNotPay is the world's first AI Consumer Champion and, as such, can make contacting an inmate at any facility much more accessible. Even the inmates that are located at Hardee Correctional Institution.

About the Hardee Correctional Institution

The is a state-run prison for men in Bowling Green. The facility is designed to hold a mix of security levels and 1,541 prisoners. It has been a relatively new facility since it opened in 1991.

Bowling Green is about halfway between Fort Meade and Wauchula. State highway 17 runs right through its center. If you need to contact the Hardee Correctional Institution, you can do so at:

Physical Address6901 State Road 62, Bowling Green, FL 33834-9505
Phone Number(863) 767-3100
Chaplain(863) 767-3091
Fax(863) 767-4504
WardenShane Baker

How to Contact an Inmate at Hardee Correctional Institution

If you have a loved one held at the Bowling Green prison, you should know that contacting them is encouraged by the facility. Therefore, there are several ways to get and keep in touch.

Visits With Inmates

This facility uses specific forms that must be filled out and approved by the facility before you can visit an inmate. The official form requires you to list:

  1. Inmate Name
  2. Their DC Number
  3. Relationship to Inmate
  4. Whether You are the Victim
  5. Your Full Name
  6. Your Driver's License Number
  7. Home Address
  8. Your Employment Status
  9. Background Information

Completed applications should be mailed as an attachment in an email. Once submitted, it could be up to 30 days before you are approved, and each person who plans to visit should fill out their form.

Kids are welcome to visit in most cases. However, some crimes may prevent the child from being allowed. If you are uncertain, you should contact the facility to ask. If kids are allowed, they must be accompanied by a guardian, parent, or a notarized document permitting them to visit another adult.

Once you are an approved visitor, you will need to schedule the visit using an online form. You will be notified by email if you are approved or denied. Please note that all visitors will be subjected to a search of some form upon entering the visiting area.

Visiting hours are Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Registration begins at 8:15 AM, and visitors will not be processed after 2:00 PM. You should not bring more than $50.00 for use at the vending machine while you are visiting. Provocative clothing will not be allowed.

You will take the I-75 to the Parrish Exit to reach the prison. Travel east on 301, turning right to go south. This will take you to SR-62, where you will travel approximately 25 miles.

Writing Letters

If you choose to write to an inmate, you should send it through the U.S. Postal Service. Keep in mind; you should never send:

  • Boxes
  • Padded Envelopes
  • Plastic Bags
  • Metal Parts,
  • Thick U.S. Mail Envelopes

These items are not allowed and will not be delivered to the inmate. On the envelope, you should address it as:

Inmate's Last Name, First Name, DC#

Name of Facility


All letters should be written in English or Spanish unless you have prior authorization from the Warden. Your mail will be opened and read before the inmate receives it.

You can send a letter of any length in a paper envelope, plus up to 15 pages of photos or other printed material.

Phone Calls

An inmate is allowed to call out from the facility. You are not allowed to call them.

Sending Money

You can do it using JPay and MoneyGram if you wish to send money. MoneyGram requires you to visit a location. You can use JPay online or use your phone. You can also send a money order to:


P.O. Box 260010

Hollywood, FL 33026

The money you send can be used for necessities and phone calls.

All the processes that you have to go through are in place to ensure the safety of the inmate and you. However, it can be a challenge to get through it all independently. If you are overwhelmed, DoNotPay can help you get through the paperwork without any of the hassles.

DoNotPay Simplifies Connecting With Inmates at Hardee Correctional Institution

DoNotPay is available to help you contact your loved one no matter where they are held as an inmate. To get someone at the , all you have to do is complete five simple steps. We will do everything else.

  1. Locate the Connect With an Inmate service on DoNotPay.

  2. Choose whether you want to locate a loved one, create a virtual mailbox, or send a personalized letter.

  3. If you want us to find your loved one, provide their details and the state they are located in. We'll then conduct a search on the appropriate state database.

  4. If you want to create a virtual mailbox, just provide your full name. We'll set one up for you to easily receive incoming mail from your loved one.

  5. If sending a personalized letter, tell us which facility your loved one is located in and what you would like to say to them. You can even include a photo. Your letter will be delivered automatically - just wait ten days for it to arrive for your loved one.

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