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Fun Ideas for Inmate Mail

Writing to your inmate is an invaluable way to communicate. You'll have your share of serious life issues letters, but here are some fun ways to entertain each other through letters. These can be done on postcards, too. Top 5 + 5 = 10 Each of you make a list of your favorite five things […]

Deciding How Much Money to Put on the Books

What does the inmate need? Contact the jail and ask what basics are supplied. Most jails give the inmates toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, soap and toilet paper. Ask them what happens if the inmate runs out of something. is it replaced right away or do they have to wait a week or longer for new supplies […]

Cost Effective Ways to Visit an Inmate

The expenses of traveling to visit your inmate can add up quickly. These cost saving measures will make it less painful for your budget. Traveling by car Gas up early Gas up on a weekday. Many gas stations raise the price of a gallon shortly before the weekend. Filling up the tank on a weekday, […]

Why The Male Model Doesn't Work for Women Inmates

This is content sponsored by Netflix (producers of Orange Is The New Black) for the New York Times. There are some interesting facts and a few videos worth watching if you are concerned with the incarceration of women and the related issues.   Women serving time in American prisons

What is an Inmate Money or Commissary Account?

Most jails and prisons in America allow friends and family members of inmates to make deposits to inmate money accounts. They are set up to give the inmate access to various services including commissary purchases and phone use. Some facilities deduct nominal amounts from these accounts for inmate health visits and other jail fees. Commissary […]

Drastically Reduce the Cost of Calls from Your Out of State Inmate

Most facilities contract with a third-party company so you can fund prepaid calls, but if those calls are long distance, it can become cost-prohibitive. Luckily there is a way to pay local call rates for long-distance calls on a prepaid service. First, Do Some Very Basic Research Find out the area code for the jail […]

Get a Special Visit If You Live Far From the Jail

The logistics of visiting an inmate who is incarcerated very far from where you live can be tricky. If the jail has very short visits or requires a specific visitation registration processes, it makes it even more difficult. Some jails make exceptions for those who must travel to visit the inmate. How Far is Far? […]

Parental Visitation: Know the keys to Helping Your Child Visit Their Parent in Jail

Children typically desire contact with their parents, even if a parent is incarcerated, so learn the ropes to keep the connection going: Keep it Simple Depending on the age of the child, you can explain without going into too much detail, why the parent is in jail. Preschool to elementary kids – Let them know […]

How Does a Bail Bond Process Work?

Many states allow defendants to be released from jail to wait for court by paying a percentage of the total bond amount. Percentages range from 10 to 20 percent depending on state law. Understand how the process works to help someone who's been arrested. What is a Bond? A bond is an amount of money […]

Can I Visit an Inmate if I am on Probation or Parole?

A friend or family member has been arrested and this has created chaos and stress. Before you race off to visit him or her in jail, if you are on probation or parole you need to take the following steps. Find out the Rules Some jails will not allow anyone on probation or parole to […]

What Does a 15 Years to Life Sentence Mean?

A sentence of 15 years to life, 25 years to life or similar sounding words all mean the same thing. The only difference is the time frame. What the Number Means The number in the sentence indicates the minimum number of years the inmate must serve before he or she can be considered for parole. […]

Consequences of Providing Contraband to an Inmate

It is never a good idea to mail contraband to an inmate or to bring it on a visit. The consequences for such actions are serious not only for the inmate, but also for you. What is Contraband? Contraband is anything that inmates are not allowed to have in their possession. Obvious examples are weapons, […]

Voting Rights for Felons in Alabama

The state of Alabama allows felons to have their voting rights restored under the following guidelines. You must have completed your entire sentence, including incarceration, probation, and parole, or community supervision. Once completed, you have three options: Contact your local parole or probation office Write to the Board of Pardons and Parole

Maine Marijuana Laws: Decriminalized but Still Tricky

Decriminalizing Pot doesn't always mean it is completely legal. Here are some current guidelines. Possession Unlike several other states that chose an ounce as the cutoff for a civil penalty, Maine allows you to possess up to 2.5 ounces and still receive a civil ticket. The fine is a flat $600 regardless of the amount. […]

4 Good Places to Find Prison Pen Pals

Learn About Them Through friends. If you know someone who is incarcerated or has a family member incarcerated, ask for the name of an inmate who might like having a pen pal. This is an excellent way to meet pen pals because they can give a personal recommendation. Use Pen Pal Sites. There are several […]

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Clay County Jail Inmate Search

Clay County Detention Facility

Sheriff's Office

STATE COUNTY BEDS
Florida Clay 400
PHYSICAL ADDRESS
901 North Orange Avenue
PO Box 548
Green Cove Springs, FL 32043
FAX
904-284-0710
The entrance to the Clay County Jail faces Orange Ave (Highway 17) and is north of the courthouse entrance. Visitors can park off Palmetto Avenue behind the jail. You can call the number above for any questions related to visitation, inmates or booking.
 

Fun Ideas for Inmate Mail

Writing to your inmate is an invaluable way to communicate. You'll have your share of serious life issues letters, but here are some fun ways to entertain each other through letters. These can be done on postcards, too. Top 5 + 5 = 10 Each of you make a list of your favorite five things […]

Deciding How Much Money to Put on the Books

What does the inmate need? Contact the jail and ask what basics are supplied. Most jails give the inmates toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, soap and toilet paper. Ask them what happens if the inmate runs out of something. is it replaced right away or do they have to wait a week or longer for new supplies […]

Cost Effective Ways to Visit an Inmate

The expenses of traveling to visit your inmate can add up quickly. These cost saving measures will make it less painful for your budget. Traveling by car Gas up early Gas up on a weekday. Many gas stations raise the price of a gallon shortly before the weekend. Filling up the tank on a weekday, […]

Why The Male Model Doesn't Work for Women Inmates

This is content sponsored by Netflix (producers of Orange Is The New Black) for the New York Times. There are some interesting facts and a few videos worth watching if you are concerned with the incarceration of women and the related issues.   Women serving time in American prisons

What is an Inmate Money or Commissary Account?

Most jails and prisons in America allow friends and family members of inmates to make deposits to inmate money accounts. They are set up to give the inmate access to various services including commissary purchases and phone use. Some facilities deduct nominal amounts from these accounts for inmate health visits and other jail fees. Commissary […]

Drastically Reduce the Cost of Calls from Your Out of State Inmate

Most facilities contract with a third-party company so you can fund prepaid calls, but if those calls are long distance, it can become cost-prohibitive. Luckily there is a way to pay local call rates for long-distance calls on a prepaid service. First, Do Some Very Basic Research Find out the area code for the jail […]

Get a Special Visit If You Live Far From the Jail

The logistics of visiting an inmate who is incarcerated very far from where you live can be tricky. If the jail has very short visits or requires a specific visitation registration processes, it makes it even more difficult. Some jails make exceptions for those who must travel to visit the inmate. How Far is Far? […]

Parental Visitation: Know the keys to Helping Your Child Visit Their Parent in Jail

Children typically desire contact with their parents, even if a parent is incarcerated, so learn the ropes to keep the connection going: Keep it Simple Depending on the age of the child, you can explain without going into too much detail, why the parent is in jail. Preschool to elementary kids – Let them know […]

How Does a Bail Bond Process Work?

Many states allow defendants to be released from jail to wait for court by paying a percentage of the total bond amount. Percentages range from 10 to 20 percent depending on state law. Understand how the process works to help someone who's been arrested. What is a Bond? A bond is an amount of money […]

Can I Visit an Inmate if I am on Probation or Parole?

A friend or family member has been arrested and this has created chaos and stress. Before you race off to visit him or her in jail, if you are on probation or parole you need to take the following steps. Find out the Rules Some jails will not allow anyone on probation or parole to […]

What Does a 15 Years to Life Sentence Mean?

A sentence of 15 years to life, 25 years to life or similar sounding words all mean the same thing. The only difference is the time frame. What the Number Means The number in the sentence indicates the minimum number of years the inmate must serve before he or she can be considered for parole. […]

Consequences of Providing Contraband to an Inmate

It is never a good idea to mail contraband to an inmate or to bring it on a visit. The consequences for such actions are serious not only for the inmate, but also for you. What is Contraband? Contraband is anything that inmates are not allowed to have in their possession. Obvious examples are weapons, […]

Voting Rights for Felons in Alabama

The state of Alabama allows felons to have their voting rights restored under the following guidelines. You must have completed your entire sentence, including incarceration, probation, and parole, or community supervision. Once completed, you have three options: Contact your local parole or probation office Write to the Board of Pardons and Parole

Maine Marijuana Laws: Decriminalized but Still Tricky

Decriminalizing Pot doesn't always mean it is completely legal. Here are some current guidelines. Possession Unlike several other states that chose an ounce as the cutoff for a civil penalty, Maine allows you to possess up to 2.5 ounces and still receive a civil ticket. The fine is a flat $600 regardless of the amount. […]

4 Good Places to Find Prison Pen Pals

Learn About Them Through friends. If you know someone who is incarcerated or has a family member incarcerated, ask for the name of an inmate who might like having a pen pal. This is an excellent way to meet pen pals because they can give a personal recommendation. Use Pen Pal Sites. There are several […]

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Visiting an Inmate in the Clay County Jail in Florida

If you'd like to visit an inmate at Florida's Clay County Jail, the following information will walk you through all the steps and rules you need to know.

  • Visits are arranged by the inmate. 
  • In order to visit, the inmate must put your name on a visitor's list.
  • It's the inmate's responsibility to notify you about the days and time of the visits.
  • You are advised to show up at least 30 minutes prior to your visit
  • If the visitor's list needs to be changed or updated, the inmate will need to fill out an Inmate Visitation Form.
  • The jail requests that you arrive with only your photo ID and car keys. A photo ID can be a driver's license, a state issued identification card and military ID.
  • All visitors are searched before the visit.
  • Visitors suspected of being under the influence of drugs or alcohol will be denied their visit and could face possible arrest.

All inmates are allowed 2 hours of visitation time a week with one adult visitor. If you attempt to visit an inmate more than 2 hours a week, the jail may suspend you from visitation for 30 days.  During visitation, an inmate must be retrained handcuffs, leg irons or weight chains. If an inmate does not comply to being restrained, they will be denied their visiting privileges.

During the visit, you cannot give an inmate property or money. If you would like to send money to an inmate, you can deposit money into the inmates account at the jail's lobby.

Visitation Dress Code

All visitors must wear appropriate clothes when entering the jail. Visitors who don't follow the Jail's clothing policy can be denied their visitation .At the Jail's entrance, there's an "appropriate attire" display for visitors. The following is the jail's dress code policy for males and females.

Dress Code for Males

  • Shirt
  • pants
  • shoes
  • Tank tops are not allowed
  • Clothes must not have offensive language and artwork.

Dress Code for Females

  • Conservative clothing and shoes.
  • Dresses and skirts must be knee-length or longer.
  • Shorts must be mid-thigh length or longer.
  • No bathing suits or halter tops.
  • No flimsy and see-through clothing
  • No exposed midriff

Visit Termination

The following behaviors are prohibited and can lead to a visit's termination.

  • You cannot bring tobacco, tobacco related products, matches or lighters into the visitors area or the receptionist area of the visitor's area.  Visitors who are found in possession of these may have their visitation cancelled or have their visitation privilege denied.
  • At any time during the visit, The correctional deputy supervisor, or an officer of higher authority, may terminate the visit for rule violation, misconduct or an emergency situation

Visiting High Risk Inmates

An inmate who shows signs of escape, has violent tendencies,  mental and behavior problems or must be confined for medical reasons is considered a High Risk inmate. Visits with high risk inmates will require extra security measures.

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Communicating with an Inmate Housed at the Clay County Jail in Florida

When writing to an inmate, address your envelope to:

Clay County Detention Facility
Attn: Inmate's name and booking number
P.O. Box 958
Green Cove, Florida 32043

Mailed photos cannot contain nudity, polaroids or be larger than 4 by 5 inches. Greeting card envelopes must be 5 by 7 inches or smaller and cannot have batteries or be electronically operated. Mail with scented paper, glitter and stickers will not be accepted either, and inmates cannot accept care packages. You cannot send religious texts or hardcover books of any kinds.  Inmates also have access to religious texts through the Chaplains office.

If you'd like to send money to an inmate, there are some guidelines you need to follow. You cannot send cash through the mail, but you can send money orders or cashier's checks. Make all your money orders and cashier checks payable to the inmate and include his booking number as well. If your cashier's check or money order is more than $50, it will be on hold for 7 to 10 days. You may also drop off money payments at the Clay County Jail's lobby area.  There, you'll find a kiosk where you can pay with cash or credit card.  Online, you can use your credit card to make a deposit into the Inmate's account.  You can either register an account with Moneygram.com or pay at www.govpaynow.com. The Clay County Jail location code you will need is #5500 and the facility code is 23J.

Inmates cannot accept phone calls or messages. If you'd like to talk to an inmate, an inmate can call you collect during their daytime phone privileges.  If there is a serious medical emergency or death within the inmate's family, you may call the jail to speak with an inmate.

RELATED: Clay County Jail Inmate Search

RELATED: Clay County Jail Inmate Services


writes about inmates, jails, prisons, courts and the lives of people who live and work within the United States Criminal Justice System. His mission can be summed up in a single word; transparency.

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