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What's the Difference between Jails and Prisons?

Both jails and prisons house inmates but there are some important differences in what the two institutions are used for. Sentenced or Not? People accused of crimes but not yet convicted are held in county or city jails. In some cases, a bond amount is set and if the defendant can pay it he or […]

Checking In To Prison – Aaron's Story

When the judge sentenced me to six months in the county jail, my first thought was about my family. Without me there to work and pay the bills, my wife and kids would lose the apartment. My attorney spoke up right away and asked the judge to allow me to check in at a later […]

4 Things to Avoid During An Arrest

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Inmate Mail: How to Get an Envelope or Post Card Pre-Metered

If the facility that your inmate is in will only accept pre-metered mail, it is important to know how to get that done. Sticking a regular stamp on it and sending it will only get it sent back or discarded. Your inmate will never see it. You have several options: Get it Pre-Metered at the […]

He is a Drug Addict, but he Keeps Passing Drug Tests – How?

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Why Doesn't An Addict Get Clean After Overdosing?

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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 […]

Consequences of Contraband Mail

At some point you might be tempted to mail contraband to your inmate. After all, how much trouble will it really cause, right? The answer is, plenty. The consequences of being caught mailing contraband to an inmate or an inmate receiving it can be severe. Criminal Charges If your inmate is in a state or […]

How to Get Your Visitation Suspension Lifted

The hardest part of having your jail visits suspended indefinitely is not having any idea when or if you are going to be able to visit your inmate again. In most cases, visits are suspended due to the visitor violating visitation rules. There are things you can do to try and those visits reinstated. Get […]

Time Inmate Visitation So it Works

Many jails provide a variety of visitation options during the week and you should take advantage of this if you can. Though your inmate will be thrilled to see you at any time, strategic scheduling can make a big difference in the quality of the visit. Time of Day Choose a time that he or […]

The Truth about Prison Phone Calls

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How To Keep an Inmate Involved in the Lives of the Children

One of the hardest things for an inmate to deal with is being removed from his or her children. Not being there for daily routines means missing out on much of the child's development and preparation for life. These easy steps will keep your inmate connected and active in the lives of the children. Phone […]

Inmate Voting Rights: Can I Vote After Being Convicted of a Misdemeanor Offense?

In most states, once you are released from jail for your misdemeanor conviction your voting rights are fully restored. In some cases, you are still allowed to vote even while incarcerated. In the states of Idaho, Kentucky, Indiana, South Carolina, Michigan, South Dakota and Missouri, if you are in jail or prison due to a […]

Fun Ideas to Mail to Your Inmate

Mail is a great way to communicate with your inmate. In addition to serious letters, here are some fun ways to amuse each other through the mail. These can be done on postcards or letters. Top 10 Each of you make a list of your favorite five things about the other person and also write […]

Five Fun Photo Ideas to Send Pictures to Your Inmate

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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 Full Name, Booking Number
c/o Falkenburg Road Jail
520 Falkenburg Road
Tampa, FL 33619

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.


 

How I Overcame Fear in Jail

Anyone sentenced to jail or prison for the first time is scared. If they tell you otherwise they are either lying or they're mentally ill. Your imagination runs wild and every jailhouse show you have ever seen comes to mind. The first time I went to jail I was only 18, and I went for […]

Solitary Confinement for Teenagers is a Bad Idea. Here's What We Can Do About It.

Inhumane disciplinary isolation for incarcerated children is causing suicides and other harm. All who believe that teenagers deserve special attention at their time of need will be interested in the recommendations in this New York Times piece. Read about it here: End Solitary Confinement for Teenagers

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? […]

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

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Getting a Felon's Voting Rights Restored in Florida

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Average Prison Sentence Per Offense

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What Happens When an Illegal Immigrant Commits a Crime?

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Three Ways to Make Jail Calls Cheaper

Telephone calls are a lifeline between inmates and their families. Just hearing each other's voices helps ease the tension and anxiety surrounding incarceration. As nice as it is to get those calls, they can get expensive. The following three ideas can make the calls fit your budget better. Avoid Peak Hours for Collect Calls Many […]

Should I Tell My Kids I am an Addict?

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Time Inmate Visitation So it Works

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Getting a Felon's Voting Rights Restored in Hawaii

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Bio-chemical treatment for Alcohol Addiction

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Dealing with a Drug Addict: How I Started Letting Go

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Your Rights as a Pregnant Inmate

If you are incarcerated and pregnant, you need to be sure you notify the prison staff immediately. You will be given a pregnancy test to be sure you are expecting. If you are, some changes will be made to accommodate your condition. Each state has its own rules about the treatment of pregnant inmates, but […]

Finding Employment After Prison

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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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