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How I Overcame Fear in Jail

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Getting a Felon's Voting Rights Restored in Massachusetts

Voting is one of the most fundamental rights given to American citizens, but that right can be lost if you're a convicted felon. It's up to the each state to decide their laws about restoring rights. The laws for Massachusetts include: If You're Charged If you've been charged with a crime, but have not yet […]

Voting Rights for Felons in Alabama

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Bio-chemical treatment for Alcohol Addiction

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What to do if a Family Member Goes Missing

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Checking In To Prison – Aaron's Story

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Getting a Felon's Voting Rights Restored in Hawaii

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Time Inmate Visitation So it Works

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Getting a Felon's Voting Rights Restored in Michigan

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Getting a Felon's Voting Rights Restored in Louisiana

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With One Free Jail Call, Who Should I Reach Out To When I Get Arrested?

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When 12-Step Programs Don't Work For You

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What is an Inmate Money or Commissary Account?

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Getting a Felon's Voting Rights Restored in Florida

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What Info Can I Get From An Inmate Search?

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The Miami-Dade Pre-Trial Detention Center in Miami, Miami-Dade 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 Miami-Dade Pre-Trial Detention Center 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 Miami-Dade Pre-Trial Detention Center are either awaiting trial or have been sentenced in the Miami-Dade 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 Miami-Dade Pre-Trial Detention Center 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 Miami-Dade County, Florida are: Miami-Dade County Boot Camp, Miami-Dade County Jail - TGK Correctional Center, Miami-Dade County Women's Jail, Miami-Dade Metro West Detention Center, Miami-Dade Training & Treatment Center. In addition, Miami-Dade County houses the following juvenile facility: Miami-Dade Regional Juvenile Detention Center.

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



Miami-Dade Pre-Trial Detention Center Inmate Search

Miami Dade County Jail

STATE COUNTY BEDS
Florida Miami-Dade 1,712
PHYSICAL ADDRESS
1321 NW 13 Street
Miami, FL 33125
FAX NUMBERS
Jail (Main): 786-263-5690

Every adult arrested in Dade County is first brought to the Pre-Trial Detention Center to be booked. From here they are classified and if not released, are brought to one of the other facilities listed below. 

Miami Dade County Corrections is comprised of seven different adult facilities and programs: The Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center, the Metro West Detention Center, the Women's Detention Center (which no longer houses female inmates), the Pre-Trial Detention Center (which is where all offenders are booked), the Training and Treatment Center, the Boot Camp, and a Work Release program. All juveniles that are arrested are taken to the Juvenile Assessment Center for processing. For Information about the Juvenile Services Department, go here

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Each of the Miami Dade County Detention Centers above contain complete information about inmates, where to locate them, visitation schedules, receiving phone calls from inmates, sending them mail, putting money into their commissary accounts, their criminal case and court information, re-entry resources, Most Wanted bulletins, arrest warrants and much more.


 

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What Happens if You Bond Someone Out and That Person Flees?

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Can a Felon Own a Gun In New Mexico?

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Three Ways to Make Jail Calls Cheaper

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Getting a Felon's Voting Rights Restored in Illinois

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Getting a Felon's Voting Rights Restored in Florida

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Parents in Jail: Getting a Preschool-aged Child Ready to Visit

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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

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Visiting an Inmate in the Miami-Dade Pre-Trial Detention Center in Florida

At Miami-Dade Pre-Trial Detention Center visitation can be a bit complicated to understand. Due to the enormous variety of inmates contained within the facility it is necessary to have staggered visitations. Some inmates may be traffic violations while others may be in for capital crimes. So, for the safety of all inmates, visitors, and staff, it is necessary to have different visitation schedules.

Other rules as described below apply to all of the visitors and inmates in regard to visitation.

  • No contact visits are allowed.
  • Children under 18 years old must have school ID, if they are school age, and birth certificate
  • No uniform-like clothing is allowed. Visitors may not wear all green or green and white as their choice for clothing.
  • Clothing must be modest and appropriate:
    • no cleavage greater than 2 inches
    • no back more than 4 inches
    • dresses and skirts no more than 2 inches above knee
    • shorts no more than 3 inches above knee
    • no provocative, lewd, see through, illegal, or vulgar lettering
    • hats or head covering only for religious or medical reasons (these will be scanned or searched)
    • Avoid metal in clothing (under wires, hair pins, large snaps, etc.)
    • Shoes at all times: no flip flops, no strapless sandals, no heels greater than 3 inches

All rules are critical to follow in assure you have a pleasant visit with your inmate. If any of the above rules and regulations are not followed, you or anyone with you will not be allowed to visit the inmate. Children without necessary documentation will not be allowed to visit. Also, anyone refusing metal detector or frisk scanning will not be allowed into the facility for visitation.

Miami-Dade Pre-Trial Detention Center hopes that you will enjoy your visitation time with your inmate. Please help us to make this an as enjoyable an experience as possible for both you and your loved one.

Here is the visitation broken out by Groups:

Pre-Trial Detention Center Visitation Schedule

Last Pass 9:30 pm

Days

Last Name

Hours

Thursday

A – L

5:30 pm – 9:15 pm

Saturday

A – L

5:30 pm – 9:15 pm

Friday

M – Z

5:30 pm – 9:15 pm

Sunday

M - Z

5:30 pm – 9:15 pm

 

Inmate Work Crews

Tuesday & Wednesday

5:30 pm to 10 pm (Last pass at 9:15)


East Wing

Monday & Tuesday

5:30 pm to 10 pm (Last pass at 9:30)


Safety Cells
Safety Cell Inmates Allowed
Two “Under glass” Visits per Week

Saturday & Sunday

8 am – 12 pm

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How to use the Inmate Search for Miami-Dade Pre-Trial Detention Center in Florida

When someone you care about has been arrested, it can be an upsetting time. We understand and are here to try and help you locate the inmate of concern. There are several ways you can search for an inmate whether they are newly arrested, have been incarcerated awhile, or have been recently released.

[Article_Ad_2]When you are preparing to find someone in the correction and rehabilitation network it is easier the more information you have.

To start with you will need to go here: http://www.jailexchange.com/CountyJails/Florida/MiamiDade/MiamiDade_PreTrial_Detention_Ctr.aspx

Click on the link and you will go to the front page for Miami-Dade Pre-Trial Detention Center. In the top left corner of the page you can click on Inmate list, search, or recent arrests. All of these will take you to where you need to fill in a first and last name. This is the least amount of information you can start with. Once you find your person by name, then follow the questions and prompts to fine tune your search. You will now be on your way to locating the inmate you are interested in.

There is other information also available on this page for your future reference. If you are looking for someone who has been released, you can click on that link and input as much data as you can. This will help you locate them easier and faster. This contains information about anyone released from 10/1/1997 forward. So put in as much information as you can to shorten your list.

Besides the released inmates, you can also click on links from this page to find go to VINELINK, the Victim Information and Notification Everyday (VINE), the Florida Prisoner locator, and the Federal Prison Inmate Search. So, there's lots of information to try and help you find the person you are looking for.

An important thing to remember is that is takes time to process an inmate once they enter the system. This is a process that can take some time depending on the situation. Please be patient and allow enough time for your inmate to be fully processed. They will be in the system and searchable as quickly as we can get them through the process usually several hours.

At Miami-Dade Pre-Trial Detention Center we have just over 1,700 inmates and it's our goal to help you reach any of them you are interested in finding. With your patience and understanding we will help you get to that goal as quickly as possible.

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Communicating with an Inmate Housed at the Miami-Dade Pre-Trial Detention Center in Florida

When an inmate is booked into the Miami-Dade Pre-Trial Detention Center they are fully processed into the facility. Varied types of offenders are housed here for different lengths of time. The inmates can range from traffic violators to capital crimes. Even though this is a pre-trial facility the rules of contact are pretty much the same as for the rest of the Miami-Dade facilities.

If you are at all familiar with mail and phone contact rules, you will not find these rules a surprise. If you are, however, unfamiliar with the processes, please pay close attention to the rules because they are strictly enforced.

Mail is strictly regulated due to the need for assuring the safety of your inmate, staff, and the rest of the inmates in the facility. There are no exceptions to the rules so be sure you read and follow these closely or your inmate will not receive whatever mail you are trying to get to them.

You can write letters, send pictures, and send books, magazines, and newspapers, but it all has to be done just a particular way.

If you want to send books to your inmate, here are the guidelines.

  • No hardback books
  • No nudity or sexually oriented materials
  • Must come from publisher or bookstore with their logo on the outside of the package

Magazines and newspapers are the same as books. They must come directly from the publisher or bookstore.

All mail must come through the United States Postal Service and follow detailed restrictions very carefully. Addresses must include your full return address; inmate address must have the inmate's full name, booking Number, cell location, and facility address.

You cannot put perfume, lipstick, stickers, any sticky substance, drawings, etc. on the outside of the envelope.

Some basic rules of mail will help you always be successful in reaching the inmate. Remember at Miami-Dade Pre-Trial Detention Center all mail is opened and inspected. You must follow all the mail guidelines or the mail will be returned to you. Below is a sample of the rules, but you should get a copy to look at to make sure you stick to the rules.

  • Don't mail food, candy, clothes, etc. (only letters or allowed pictures)
  • No pictures with sexual content or meaning
  • No polaroid pictures at all
  • No pictures bigger than an 8x10
  • No paper inside bigger than 8x14 (That's just a little longer than a regular piece of notebook paper and the same width.)
  • You cannot send money in the mail
    • If you want to send money to the inmate you have to deposit using one of these methods to add money to their account.
    • You can deposit money 24 hours a day using different methods. The Property Room only takes exact change with a photo ID. The rest all take cash, debit, & credit cards. The Internet link will also take a deposit by you filling in your checking account information. Personal checks are not accepted anywhere.

You can also use a prepaid method to add money to an Inmate Family Prepaid Program account through GTL, so your inmate can call you. If they don't have GTL money, they will have to call you collect.

You can reach GTL customer service here:

AdvancePay Service Dept.
Department 1722
Denver, Colorado 80291-1722

Phone 1-877-650-4249 or 1-866-230-7761

Customer Service Hours (Central Time)
Monday - Friday 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

If you ever have a reason to block inmate calls. GTL can help you with that also.

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