14750 Six Mile Cypress Parkway, Fort Myers, FL 33912, USA
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Corrections Bureau

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office Corrections Bureau is responsible for the operation and maintenance of all Lee County jail facilities, which include

Downtown Jail: The Jail is a maximum security facility with 457 beds. It serves as the central intake and booking facility for all people arrested within Lee County.

Core Facility: The Core Facility is a medium/maximum security facility with 1,216 beds. This facility is also the primary housing facility for the female inmate population. The Core facility provides the main operating services such as food, medical and laundry for Corrections.

Community Program Unit (CPU): The CPU is a minimum security facility with 336 beds. It offers a wide array of programs to assist inmates with re-entry skills, and alcohol and drug treatment.

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Lee County Sheriff’s Office Corrections Bureau had an average daily inmate population of 1,523 in 2023, an increase from an average daily inmate population of 1,415 inmates the prior year.

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Jail Programs

ESE/Juvenile School Program

This program is run by the Lee County School District and is for those incarcerated that are under the age of 18 and for those who were enrolled in an ESE program in Lee County and are under the age of 22. This program also helps people prepare to take the GED test.

GED Program

This is open to inmates that do not have their High School Diploma. They are able to receive help preparing for the GED, and when ready, are able to take the GED test.

Lifeskills Program

Teaches basic life skills to inmates to help them lead a productive life. The program includes such topics as: Anger Management,Alternatives to Domestic Violence, Parenting Skills, Communications Skills, Men’s and Women’s issues , Resume Writing and Job Interviewing Skills, etc.

New Directions Program

This is a faith based program run by the facility Chaplain and utilizes people from community churches. This program touches on many of the topics presented in Lifeskills but from a faith based perspective.

Residential Substance Abuse Treatment

The Residential Substance Abuse Treatment program works closely with the court system – most of the people participating in this program are court-ordered. This program includes everything that is taught in the Lifeskills program but concentrates on helping inmates with addiction problems.

Self-Help Groups

We have several self-help groups whose volunteers bring their message into our facilities to help inmates; they include the following programs: Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Cocaine Anonymous (CA), Narcotics Anonymous (NA), and Al-Anon which is for people who are coping with someone who has a substance abuse problem.

Inmate Case Management

This program targets inmate who are at high risk to reoffend and sentenced to three months to one year.

Lee County Jail


2115 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33901


239 477 1700

Lee County Core / CPU Facility


2501 Ortiz Ave, Fort Myers, FL 33905


239 477 1500