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Alachua County Jail Photos

Below are 'street photos' (provided to us by users of this website) of the Alachua County Jail from different perspectives.

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Alachua County Bail Bond Information

Because Alachua County and Florida can change their bail bond procedures, it is always best to call either the Alachua County Jail at 352-491-4444, or the court in the jurisdiction (i.e. Municipal Court, District Court, etc.) where the offender was charged, and do this right after an arrestee has been booked. 

Ask the staff at the Alachua County Jail or the Alachua County Court Clerk these specific questions:

  1. Is the defendant eligible for bail or a bond?
  2. How much will the bail or bond be, and what are the additional fees?
  3. Where do I go to pay it?
  4. Are there any days or times of the day or night when I cannot post bail?
  5. What types of payment are allowed? Cash? Money order? Credit card? What types of credit cards? Property or other collateral? Surety bonds?
  6. Do I have to use a bail or bond agent?

If you feel the bail is too high and you wish to get it reduced, contact a lawyer or the defendant's public defender and get them to look into what they can do to get a bail reduction. The sooner you get working on this the quicker you will get your loved one released. 

This entire process will go smoother and faster with a criminal attorney or bail agent handling it for you.


Inmate Mail Policies and Address - What Can You Send, and Where?

For inmates receiving mail in the Alachua County Jail there are different addresses and policies depending on the inmate's status, as well as what type of mail they are receiving; personal mail, legal mail, subscriptions or books sent from a third-party such as Amazon. Due to drug smuggling, not all inmates are even allowed to receive mail in envelopes, as only certain types of postcards are allowed.

For complete information on mail policies and addresses, check out our Inmate Mail page.


How to Rent a Tablet for an Inmate in Alachua County Jail

To rent a tablet for an inmate in Alachua County follow these instructions:

  • Register here.  It is recommended you use Chrome or Firefox.
  • Pay for the subscription using Paypal.
  • You get charged the 1st of each month. 
  • You get charged a full month even if it's only used for a partial month.
  • No activation or early termination fees.
  • Your Alachua County inmate will recieve their tablet in 3-5 business days, after you pay.

If you have any questions:

For all Alachua County information on Tablet Rentals for your inmate, check out our Tablet Rental Page.


How to Send a Carepack Commissary Package Directly to an Inmate in Alachua County

To send a commissary carepack (food, snacks and goods) directly to an inmate in Alachua County Jail follow these steps:

  • Select Florida, then select Alachua County Jail, and then select the 'Send a Package Order' option.
  • Register and create an account with Access Securepak, for Alachua County.
  • Choose the inmate and the products you want shipped to them, and input your payment method. 
  • NOTE: There may be a limit on how much product you can send your inmate in Alachua County at any one time.

For all information, tips and available items for shipping Commissary packages to an inmate in Alachua County Jail check out our Commissary Instructions Page for Alachua County.


How to Send Money to an Inmate in Alachua County

To send commissary money to an inmate in Alachua County Jail follow these steps:

  • Register with Access Corrections by creating an account.
  • Select Florida, then select Alachua County Jail, and then the inmate you want to send money to.
  • Choose the amount of money you want to send, and input your payment method.

For all information on how to Send Money to an inmate's account check out our full money and commissary guide for Alachua County Jail.


How an Inmate Makes a Phone Call to You or Others from Alachua County Jail

To set up a phone account so that your inmate can call you from Alachua County do the following:

1. Enroll in an account with Securus Technologies.

2. Choose one of three account types, Securus Debit, Advance Connect or Direct Bill.
3. Choose [facility_name_1}, then connect with your inmate.
4. If you have any questions, call Securus: 972-734-1111 or 800-844-6591.

To find out fees, how to's, calling times, limits on phone calls and other systems Securus has do that you can communicate with your Alachua County inmate, check out our Inmate Phone Page.
NOTE: All of your inmate's phone calls are recorded and stored. It is advised not to discuss their pending case.


How to Schedule and Visit an Inmate in Alachua County Jail

To schedule and set up a visit, either at-the-jail or remotely from your home, follow these instructions:

  • Register and/or log in.
  • Select Alachua County Jail, then your inmate.
  • Review the days, available hours and the cost of remote and on-site visits in Alachua County.
  • Schedule your visit.

To get more complete instructions, and understand visit lengths, times, locations, fees and all the other rules including children, dress codes and more, check out or Visit Inmate Page.
NOTE: All visits are recorded and whatever you say and do will be monitored. It is best to never discuss sensitive information regarding your inmate's pending case.


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