Hamilton County Juvenile Detention Family & Friends Information

Hamilton County Juvenile Detention

Hamilton County Juvenile Detention
3440 Northeast 39th Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32609

The Hamilton County Juvenile Detention is the main jail in Hamilton County Florida. While the police in the cities and towns in Hamilton County can arrest and detain offenders, the Hamilton County Juvenile Detention is the facility that is accredited by Florida to hold inmates for more than 72 hours.

The Hamilton County Juvenile Detention is located at:
3440 Northeast 39th Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32609 

It can be reached 24 hours a day, 365 days a year by calling .

The main reason that people call is to find out if a particular person is in custody, although you can look up an inmate online by going here. You can also get answers to whatever questions about an inmate, and the services for Hamilton County Juvenile Detention that you may have by clicking on any of the questions below:

How to search for an inmate?
Can you look up an inmate’s mugshot?
How do you look up an offender’s criminal charges, bond or inmate number?
How do you visit an inmate?
What are the visitation hours?
Can you visit inmates in Hamilton County by video from home?
How do you get phone calls from an inmate?
Can you send mail, books, or newspapers to an inmate?
How do you send an inmate money?
Does Hamilton County Juvenile Detention have inmate commissary?
Can an inmate receive and/or send email or text messages?
Do inmates in Hamilton County have access to computers or tablets?
How do you pay an inmate’s bail or bond?

Every year the Hamilton County Juvenile Detention has approximately 960 bookings, with a daily average of 48 inmates and maintains control of the facility with a staff of 12.

Inmates in this jail range from low level misdemeanor offenders to those being held and awaiting trial for violent crimes like robbery, rape, and murder. Therefore, given the mix of potentially dangerous inmates, the security level is very high. 

The Hamilton County Juvenile Detention is equipped with a state-of-the-art locking system, closed circuit cameras covering every area where inmates are located, and jail staff that utilize a communication system that keeps each of the guards and civilian staff in constant contact. 

Guards that circulate in the same general area of the inmates are armed with eye-blinding mace that will turn an inmate having a violent outburst into a weeping child. They also carry stun weapons, short clubs, flashlights that have dual use as both a light source and as a weapon, and handcuffs. Guards at entrances and in areas not frequented by inmates are armed with various firearms. The goal of such tight security is to keep both the staff and the inmates safe.

Go to this page for other jails in Hamilton County, jails in neighboring counties, and local police jails and juvenile detention centers for young offenders under age 18 in this county.

Unlike the Florida Department of Corrections, where inmates are sent once convicted of a crime and sentenced to a period of more than a year, the Hamilton County Jail System is populated by short-term offenders; those who have just been arrested and awaiting to be bonded out by friends or family, those who cannot afford or get bailed and are awaiting trial, or those who have already been convicted of a crime and sentenced to a term of less than one year. Many of the latter inmates become ‘workers’, who can reduce their sentence by performing jail maintenance or working in the kitchen. An upside to being a worker is they also get paid a small stipend so when they get released, they have a few dollars in their pocket.

When an inmate is convicted and sentenced to a year or more, they are transferred to the Florida Department of Corrections or the Federal Bureau of Prisons.  

Inmates that are convicted of a misdemeanor and/or sentenced to less than one year of a state crime serve their time in the Hamilton County Juvenile Detention. 

Illegal immigrants convicted of a state or federal crime will first do their time, then may be transferred into ICE custody for deportation.

How Do Inmates in Hamilton County Juvenile Detention Make Phone Calls?

To receive phone calls from inmates in Hamilton County, or to assist them in making phone calls to other people, follow these steps:

  • Hamilton County Juvenile Detention uses the services of IC Solutions.
  • Register with them online or call them at 888-506-8407
  • Agents are available 24 hours a day, and speak both English & Spanish.
  • Services for Hamilton County inmates and their families and friends include Collect Calling, PIN Debits, Purchasing Calling Cards, Voicemail & Prepaid calls.  In addition, IC Solutions provides secure messaging, sending photos, video phone calls and online deposits for inmates and their families in Hamilton County.
  • Although rates are subject to change, they generally run about $0.21 per minute for phone calls.

Note: All your calls with an inmate are recorded, stored and shared with law enforcement if the conversation deals with your case or any criminal activity. Anything communicated can be used against you or your inmate in court.

For all the information regarding phone calls with Hamilton County inmates; rules, policies, phone calling times, limits and more visit our Inmate Phone Page.


 

Hamilton County Juvenile Detention

STATE COUNTY BEDS
Florida Hamilton 48


PHYSICAL ADDRESS

3440 Northeast 39th Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32609


TELEPHONE NUMBER


FAX

Juvenile: 352-334-1609

INMATE MAIL

Juvenile's first and last name
Alachua Regional Juvenile Detention Center
3440 Northeast 39th Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32609


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