Bridges of America – The Lake City Bridge

(Community Release Center)
Willie Dixon

Willie Dixon
Facility Director

Kenneth Roundtree

Kenneth Roundtree
Assistant Operations FD

Program Beds:
151 Male Community Release
5 Permanent Party


The Lake City Bridge CRC

Program Description

The Lake City Bridge Community Release Center gives male inmates an opportunity to get their lives back on track. The foundation of the program is the Therapeutic Community Concepts, which are essential to maintaining a drug-free lifestyle in social contexts. With clinical supervision this peer-led, peer-driven environment encourages the men to become active participants in their recovery.

The men in the Community Release program men are gainfully employed during the day and may choose to participate in education, vocation and substance abuse treatment courses on days off or at night after work. Community Release inmates are required to pay subsistence for room and board which saves taxpayers money. Inmates also make court-ordered payments, send money home for family support and are required to set money aside for savings upon their release.

Our substance abuse treatment and value-added services teach problem solving, critical thinking, conflict resolution and recovery maintenance skills. The program offerings at each facility vary to best meet the needs of the persons served.

Programs and Value-Added Services
  • Addiction Education
  • Adult Basic Education
  • Bible Study
  • Bridge Builders
  • Chaplaincy Services
  • Community Re-Entry Services
  • Employability Skills
  • Florida Crown Career Source
  • High School Diploma Program
  • HIV/AIDS Education
  • Job Placement Assistance
  • Mapping Your Steps
  • Purpose-Driven Life
  • Substance Abuse Treatment
  • Therapeutic Community Concepts
Community Partners
  • Christ Central Church
  • Christian Services Ministry
  • Columbia County Fire Department
  • Eagles Wings Transition & Reentry
  • Essential Education Virtual GED Academy
  • Great Harvest Ministries
  • Lake City Chamber of Commerce
  • Lake City Police Department
  • Lake City Medical Center
  • Lake City Ministerial Alliance
  • Life on the Inside Ministries
  • Men’s Wearhouse
  • Narcotics Anonymous
  • New Life Ministries
  • Vineyard Ministries

Florida Department of CorrectionsSesame Street - Little Children, Big Challenges: Incarceration