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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 […]

4 Things to Tell Young Kids When Dad is In Jail

While your husband is incarcerated, your children will want to know what has happened. These four things can ease their mind without burdening them. Explain why he went. Without being specific about the exact crime he is accused of, you can tell the children that the judge thinks their dad broke the law and he […]

5 Things Not to Talk About During Jail Calls

When he calls, it is a natural instinct to talk to him about what's going on in your life, but be careful. Never lie to him, but be smart about what topics you bring up to speak about. These 5 things should probably wait for an in person visit or for when he comes home. […]

What if an Inmate Becomes Terminally Ill?

You were handling your husband's incarceration by visiting once a month, writing constantly, and hearing him out during phone calls. Recently he was declared terminally ill, and all you want now is to spend his last few months with him, and you're hoping he can pass surrounded by family. In some states this is becoming […]

5 Facts About Your Supplemental Security Income Payments While You Are Incarcerated

In many cases, you don't have control over the number of days you spend in jail, but if you are planning on not bonding out in the hopes of building time on a future sentence or getting a time served release, be sure to watch the calendar so you do not get your payments suspended. […]

The Truth about Prison Phone Calls

Your inmate needs to stay connected to friends and family. While lots of information can be shared on the phone, precautions must be taken so that everyone involved can avoid having future problems. Phone Calls are Recorded If your inmate wants to discuss the case with you by phone, use extreme caution going forward. The […]

Massachusetts Marijuana Laws

Decriminalizing Marijuana doesn't always mean it is completely legal. In some cases, such as in Massachusetts, possession of less than an ounce is no longer a crime but is now a civil offense. Possession It is a civil offense to possess one ounce or less of Marijuana. If found guilty the fine is $100. In […]

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 […]

Can a Felon Possess a Gun In Illinois?

Illinois law allows certain convicted felons to own or possess guns. Federal law still makes it a crime, and in some cases the feds have pursued prosecution in states that allow it. Only an attorney should advise you on this matter but the basics of Illinois laws are as follows: Your rights can be restored […]

When the Newness of Sobriety Wears Off

Sobriety is like a love relationship. When you start out, everything is exciting and new. When I first got clean, everything I read, saw and heard about sobriety was very attractive to me. I spent my free time getting to know it in the same way I would get to know a new woman. The […]

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 […]

Why Commissary is Important

Commissary funds are deposited to an inmate's account so he or she can purchase personal hygiene items, stationery supplies and snacks. Some lists also offer clothing, electronics, books and phone cards, among other things. A Relief from Hunger Inmates are typically fed two to three meals a day. The ingredients are high in calorie and […]

5 Steps to Mailing Commissary Money to a Federal Inmate

In addition to these five steps below, keep in mind that when you mail the commissary funds, they must go through the United States Postal Service. You cannot use Federal Express, United Parcel or other similar services. Step 1 Know where to send it. All federal commissary money must be sent to a central post […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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.


 

Should I Tell My Kids I am an Addict?

If your children are over the age of six or seven they should be told if you are addicted to drugs. Children aren't stupid, and no matter how much you think you are keeping the big secret, they know something is wrong. Their imagination is going to run wild until you give them some information. […]

4 Things to Tell Young Kids When Dad is In Jail

While your husband is incarcerated, your children will want to know what has happened. These four things can ease their mind without burdening them. Explain why he went. Without being specific about the exact crime he is accused of, you can tell the children that the judge thinks their dad broke the law and he […]

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 […]

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 […]

Getting a Felon's Voting Rights Restored in Illinois

Voting is one of the most fundamental rights given to American citizens, however, once convicted of a felony, whether or not that right will be restored to you is up to the state that you reside in. The laws for Illinois include: If You've Been Charged Until you are convicted of a felony and incarcerated […]

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

Preschool-aged children are very attached to their parents. If one of them is suddenly arrested and incarcerated it can cause lots of anxiety. Allowing the child to visit the parent can help alleviate those fears but it is important to explain what's coming with age-appropriate discussions. Talk it over immediately Waiting too long to explain […]

Prison Skills Applied After Release

Getting out of prison and starting over is not easy, but with a little creative thinking, you can use the abilities you learned while incarcerated into useful tools for life. Organization – Almost everyone who goes into prison comes out much more organized in all aspects of life. Whether it has to do with keeping […]

He Expected Probation, Instead He Went to Jail.

My name is Jonathan. I thought I was going to get probation. Everyone I knew got probation for the same charge, but when I was called in front of the judge, he sentenced me to 30 days in jail. I was handcuffed, taken into custody in front of everyone in the courtroom, and brought to […]

Understanding Inmate Calling Plans

Most jails and prison contract with third party vendors to provide a way for inmates to call their friends and families. Some of those companies only have one choice, but many of them provide a few options when you open and fund the account. Understanding what the different choices are will help you make a […]

How to find out if you've been a Victim of Fraud

In most cases of fraud, the victim's identity is stolen and unauthorized purchases are made. News stories report victims making the discovery after they are thousands of dollars in debt for things they never purchased. There are usually signs before it gets to that point, but you have to know what to look for. Obtain […]

Drug Addiction and Anger: Why Should I Do Anything for Him After All He Did?

When your boyfriend was doing drugs, there was chaos everywhere he went. Now that he completed rehab and is in recovery, he might need assistance with a few things to get started again. Putting your anger aside and helping him can provide the following benefits. Self-confidence: Whether he admits it or not, when he was […]

Finding Employment After Prison

Many companies will not interview a felon, much less hire one. While this is true and it can make life on the outside difficult, finding employment after prison can be done if you take the right steps. Career Centers Goodwill has set up a nationwide career center program to help underemployed and unemployed people and […]

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? […]

Dealing with a Drug Addict: How I Started Letting Go

If you are dealing with an addict in your life, you already know that you won't be able to keep it up forever. There will come a point where you will need to reclaim your life and get back among the living. Years ago, I began taking gradual steps toward letting go and by the […]

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 […]

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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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