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Getting a Felon's Voting Rights Restored in Illinois

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Why Doesn't An Addict Get Clean After Overdosing?

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The Hillsborough County Jail - Orient Road in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida, like all jails is a maximum security facility. Because the inmates in this jail range from low level offenders to those being held for violent crimes like robbery, rape and murder, the security level is as high as is it is in any maximum security state prison. Some of the security features in this facility include security cameras, electronic detection and reinforced fencing topped with razor wire. Correctional officers in Hillsborough County Jail - Orient Road are armed with mace and trained to use physical force to protect themselves and other inmates from violence.

The men, women and juveniles being held in the Hillsborough County Jail - Orient Road are either awaiting trial or have been sentenced in the Hillsborough County Court System already and been sentenced to a period of time of one year or less. When an inmate is sentenced to a year or more, they are admitted into the Florida Prison or Federal Prison System. Inmates in the Hillsborough County Jail - Orient Road are fed three meals a day totaling 2,500 calories, are allowed access to phones to contact friends and family members, are allowed at least one hour a day for exercise, have access to books, bathroom and shower facilities. The inmates are allowed mail to be delivered to them as well as newspapers and magazine from trusted outside publishers.

The other jail facilities in Hillsborough County, Florida are: Hillsborough County Jail - Falkenburg Road, Hillsborough County Jail Work Release. In addition, Hillsborough County houses the following juvenile facilities: Hillsborough County Juvenile Assessment Center, Hillsborough Juvenile Detention East, Hillsborough Regional Juvenile Detention Center West.

On this page you will find direct links to specific information that friends and family members of inmates will find useful: Hillsborough County Inmate Search, Inmate Phone use, Visitation Rules and Schedules, Commissary Deposits and Information about the Hillsborough County Jail - Orient Road Inmate Mail Guidelines. In addition, you will find information on how to contact the facility, directions to the jail, Hillsborough County recent arrests, Most Wanted, outstanding Arrest Warrants and much more.



Hillsborough County Jail - Orient Road Inmate Search

Department of Detention Services

Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office

Tampa Police Department

STATE COUNTY BEDS
Florida Hillsborough 1,711
PHYSICAL ADDRESS
1201 Orient Road
Tampa, FL 33619
INMATE MAIL
Inmate's first and last name and booking #
c/o Falkenburg Road Jail
520 Falkenburg Road
Tampa, FL 33619
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The two adult jails in Hillsborough County are Orient Road Jail - phone number 813-247-8300 or 813-247-8371, and the Falkenburg Road Jail - phone number 813-247-0234. Hillsborough County Jail also has a Work Release Program and two Juvenile Detention Centers, East and West

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While your inmate is in jail you can order them packages online, send them commissary money,  visit with them using the video visitation system,  set up a phone account to receive calls from them or send mail to them.


 

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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 […]

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Why Commissary is Important

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Visiting an Inmate in the Hillsborough County Jail - Orient Road in Florida

Orient Road Jail allows inmate visitation from friends, family and loved ones.  If you're interested in how to go about visiting, the following information can help.

All visits must be scheduled by inmates at least one day in advanced.  Should there be any changes to the visiting day or time, it's the inmate's responsibility to contact their future visitors of the change.  As well, there will no visitation on Christmas day and other observed federal holidays.

All visits are 40 minutes long, and visitors must arrive five minutes prior or their visit will be cancelled.  Visitors may arrive to the jail no earlier than 30 minutes ahead of schedule. Visiting hours are seven days a week from 1:00PM to 9:00PM; all visits begin on the hour at 1:00PM, and the latest visit is scheduled at 8:00PM.  Car keys, wallets and cell phones are not allowed in the visiting area, and visits will be monitored and possibly recorded as well.  These visits are non-contact and through video only.

All visitors are required to bring their valid driver's license, a state-issued identification card or a passport with an attached photo.

Before arriving to the jail, make sure to check the Jail's strict dress code or your visit will be cancelled.  All visitors must wear shirts and shoes at all times.  Tight-fitting and revealing clothes like spandex, leggings, tank tops, halter tops, tube tops and transparent clothes are not allowed.  As well, all undergarments cannot be visible, and clothes may not feature inappropriate or offensive text or graphics.  Hats and headwear is prohibited; however, if a visitor's headwear is for religious purposes, they will be permitted to wear it and must only removed it for security purposes before the visit.

Visitors are allowed to bring infants into the visiting area.  If you've decided to bring an infant, you are permitted to being one baby bottle, one diaper, baby wipes, baby blanket and one diaper bag. However, strollers are not allowed in the visited area.

Children are allowed to visit as well.  It's the visitors responsibility to make sure that children are well-behaved and not bothering other visitors in the area.  Should a child become too disruptive, the visitor and child will be asked to leave.  If a continued behavior occurs in the future, visiting privileges can be revoked.

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How to use the Inmate Search for Hillsborough County Jail - Orient Road in Florida

If you're trying to find an inmate at Orient Road jail, there is a convenient search tool you can use. Below, you'll find information about how to use their inmate search and the details available for each inmate. Please visit The Orient Road Inmate search to get started.

[Article_Ad_2]There are multiple ways to do an inmate search with this tool. If you already know the inmates name, simple enter their name in the search field, type in the provided security code, and you'll be redirected to their profile. If you would like to access lists, type any letter into the name search field. Each inmate's profile will include the following information. Some information like attorney's name and phone number, address, next of kin, release information, bond amount, bond type, inmate's alias name(s), employer and occupation may not be available. 

Booking Number
Name
Race
Sex
Date of Birth
Arrest Date
Booking date
Charge Description
Class: Example - F1 is a class one felony
Court number
Days in custody
Charge count
Charge Type
Report number
Case number
Date of charges
Charge Code
Booking image or mug shot
Status - current inmates will have an "in jail" status
Bond Amount
Cash, fine or purge - bond types
Eye Color
Hair Color
Build (small, large, etc.)
Current Age
Height
Weight
Their SOID number. (Sherriff's Office Identification Number)
Alias names
Address information
Release date information
attorney
Attorney's office phone number
Inmate's next of kin
Employer
Occupation
OBTS Number (Offender-Based Transaction Statistics)

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Communicating with an Inmate Housed at the Hillsborough County Jail - Orient Road in Florida

Inmates at Orient Road Jail may communicate through mail and telephone.  All phone calls are outgoing from the jail, so friends, family and loved one cannot directly call the jail to speak to the inmate.  As well, the jail cannot deliver phone messages to inmates, but in cases of family emergences, members of the inmate's immediate family may call facility staff concerning the emergency.  If you would like to talk to a staff member for more information about policies and procedures, please call (813) 247-837.

The jail phone hours are every day from 7:00AM to 10:00PM, and calls can be billed to the recipients local telephone company, withdrawn from a pre-paid account or credited to the inmate's personal account.  You may register through CenturyLink by calling 1-888-664-7339 to have your collect calls billed directly to your phone service.  You may also visit the ICSolutions website to set up your pre-paid account or have the calls funded by the inmate's account.  To speak to a representative, please call 1-888-888-8413.

There's a possibility that your number may be restricted from CenturyLink if you have any unpaid pills or other issues with your phone company.  Should this be the case, you always have the option of registering with ICSolutions.

Please note, that due to availability or monthly minutes issues, that some calls may be shorten in length.  Be aware that all calls will be recorded, monitored and require an inmate voice validation check for security purposes.

All mail at Orient Road Jail is handled through the U.S Postal Service.  Mail is delivered to the jail Monday through Saturday, and all letters are opened and inspected for contraband.  Certain types of mail, like legal documents, will be opened with the inmate present.

If you'd like to send a letter to an inmate, please include the inmate's first and last name, Orient Road Jail, 1201 Orient Road, Tampa, FL 33619.

Inmate's can  also receive money via mail in the form of government checks, money orders, travelers check or cashier's check.  If you would like to send any one of these, please include the inmate's first and last name, booking number and your name and address on the check or money order. Your money order or check will show up in the inmates account within 24 to 96 hours.

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