Forest Hills School for Girls
NOW KNOWN AS THE LOWELL CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION
Historical Information: The oldest state facility for women was opened in April 1956 as Florida C.I., housing
all custody levels including death row.
Florida C.I. Originally functioned as the only reception center for female offenders. In 1973 Florida C.I.
obtained the Forest Hills School for Girls from the Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services, which is
located on the same property.
This unit was utilized as a minimum custody open compound styled facility housing around 300 female
inmates. The Forest Hills Unit was closed in 1997 for renovation. Levy Forestry Camp was added
to Florida C.I. in 1995 as a work camp for female offenders. Its primary mission is labor for the Division of
Forestry. In July 1997 C.A.M.P. Jones was opened as the only "boot camp" styled program for youthful
offender females in Florida. In 1998 it was combined with Marion C.I. and in 1999 the name was changed to
Lowell C.I./Women's Unit and in 2000 to Lowell C.I.
It also houses female youthful offenders as well as pregnant offenders. Lowell Annex, Levy Forestry Camp,
Lowell Work Camp, and Lowell Basic Training Unit (BTU) are under the supervision of Lowell CI.
LOWELL CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION
11120 NW Gainesville Rd.
FAX: (352) 401-5331