Lake City Correctional Facility

Customer base: - Facility Type: Multi-level Security, Managed since 1997
  • Capacity893
  • ACA AccreditedYes
  • PopulationMale

Facility Leader: Rafael Vergara

Rafael Vergara

Rafael Vergara was named warden at Lake City Correctional Facility in July 2016. Most recently, Vergara served as assistant warden at Tallahatchie County Correctional Facility. He has nearly 24 years of corrections experience with the Federal Bureau of Prisons, where he served as a correctional officer, inmate systems officer, correctional counselor, recreation specialist, recreation supervisor, unit manager, executive assistant and associate warden. Vergara was also a disturbance control team member, hostage negotiation assistant team leader, Prison Rape Elimination Act coordinator, reentry program manager and training instructor. He served for nine years in the U.S. Air Force.

Community Activities

Florida Peace Officers Association; Elk's Lodge; American Legion; Columbia Youth Soccer Association; National Criminal Justice Association; Girl Scouts of America; National Library Association; Columbia County Domestic Violence Task Force; United Way; Chamber of Commerce; Rotary Club; Altrusa

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Population: Male