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Jefferson County Jail
171 Industrial Park
Monticello, FL 32344-6385

850-997-5094

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

The Jefferson County Jail, located at:
171 Industrial Park
Monticello, FL 32344-6385 
can be reached 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at 850-997-5094.

The main reason that people call 850-997-5094 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 Jefferson County Jail 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 Jefferson 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 Jefferson County Jail have inmate commissary?
Can an inmate receive and/or send email or text messages?
Do inmates in Jefferson County have access to computers or tablets?
How do you pay an inmate’s bail or bond?

Every year the Jefferson County Jail has approximately 2400 bookings, with a daily average of 120 inmates and maintains control of the facility with a staff of 30.

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 Jefferson County Jail 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.

For other jails in Jefferson County, jails in neighboring counties, and local police jails and juvenile detention centers for young offenders under age 18 in this county, click here.

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 Jefferson 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 Jefferson County Jail. 

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

How to Send a Secure Email Message to an Inmate in Jefferson County

To send a secure email message to an inmate in Jefferson County Jail follow these steps:

How inteleMESSAGE Works

  • The Jefferson County Jail inmate must contact you first in order to activate messaging for your account.
  • Once an inmate has messaged you, you are then able to visit the Pay Tel website, log in, read and respond to his or her messages. 
  • When you log in and follow the inteleMESSAGE™ link, you will be asked if you want to accept messages from your Jefferson County inmate. If you accept, you will then be able to read any inmate message that has been sent to you.

For all information on how to Text/Email an Inmate in Jefferson County Jail check out our Secure Messaging Guide for Jefferson County.


 

How Do Inmates in Jefferson County Jail Make Phone Calls?

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

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


 

How to Send a Secure Email Message to an Inmate in Jefferson County

To send a secure email message to an inmate in Jefferson County Jail follow these steps:

  • Register with Access Corrections by creating an account.
  • Select Florida, then select Jefferson County Jail, and then the inmate you want to send your message to.
  • Choose the amount of money you want to spend, and input your payment method. The funds can also be used by the inmate to send a message back to you.
  • NOTE: All messages between you and your inmate will be permanently recorded and seen by the staff and could be used against your inmate in court.

For all information on how to Text/Email an Inmate in Jefferson County Jail check out our Secure Messaging Guide for Jefferson County.


 

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

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

  • Select Florida, then select Jefferson County Jail, and then select the 'Send a Package Order' option.
  • Register and create an account with Access Securepak, for Jefferson 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 Jefferson County at any one time.

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


 

How to Send Money to an Inmate in Jefferson County

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

  • Register with Access Corrections by creating an account.
  • Select Florida, then select Jefferson 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 Jefferson County Jail.


 

Third Party Jail Inmate Services for Jefferson County Jail

Communication and Monetary Services for Family and Friends of Inmates

Gone are the days where Jefferson County Jail supervised their own phone system, mail system, visitation, commissary and inmate money deposit systems. Jails throughout the United States are now partnering with high tech companies to provide and manage these servives for them and the jail in Jefferson County is no different.

Everything from video calls, to messages to visitation, and even digital mail and money deposits can be done from your home computer or personal device. Inmates in Jefferson County Jail, if they don't already, will soon have their own personal tablets for watching movies, TV shows, access to educational and and legal information, and more.

As Jefferson County Jail adds these services, JAILEXCHANGE will add them to our pages, helping you access the services and answering your questions about how to use them and what they cost.

You can check out this information now by going to the: Family Info page, Visit Inmate page, Inmate Mail page, Inmate Phone page, Send Money page, Inmate Bail page, Mugshots page, Text/Email an Inmate page, Commissary page, Remote Visits page, or the Tablet Rental page. 

Jefferson County Jail

STATE COUNTY BEDS
Florida Jefferson 120


PHYSICAL ADDRESS

171 Industrial Park
Monticello, FL 32344-6385


TELEPHONE NUMBER

INMATE MAIL

Inmate's First and Last Name
Jefferson County Jail
171 Industrial Park
Monticello, FL 32344-6385


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Frequently Asked Questions

How many inmates are in the Jefferson County Jail in Florida?
There are 120 inmates in the Jefferson County Jail in Florida. While that is what they are approved to have incarcerated at any one time, they have on occasion had to add additional beds, even having inmates sleep on the floor when overcrowding becomes an issue. When possible, Jefferson County Jail will temporarily transfer some inmates to a neighboring facility, or if necessary, release some offenders from custody. Learn more about how to search for a specific inmate in the Jefferson County Jail.

How many people get arrested and booked into the Jefferson County Jail in Florida every year?
In 2021, a total of 2400 offenders were booked into the Jefferson County Jail in Florida. That is less than previous years, mostly due to restrictions related to the COVID pandemic. As of April 2022, the number of arrests and bookings are returning to normal, which means they are running higher than 2021. Learn more about how to search for an inmate in the Jefferson County Jail.

How many people work at the Jefferson County Jail in Florida?
The Jefferson County Jail maintains a staff of approximately 30. Staff positions include correction officers, maintenance, clerical, kitchen workers and management. Florida law allows for inmates to work alongside the paid staff during their incarceration, saving the facility money. Even though the inmates are paid, the cost is less than 15% of what a normal worker from the outside would be paid.

Does the Jefferson County Jail in Florida have an inmate search or jail roster to see who is in custody?
Yes, the Jefferson County Jail in Florida has an Inmate Search Roster feature. Learn more about how to search for an inmate in the Jefferson County Jail. When you get to this page click on the big green button that reads 'OFFICIAL Jefferson County Jail INMATE LIST'. After clicking on the link, type in the offender's name and then click 'search'. You can always call and speak to someone on the staff at 850-997-5094 if you are have further questions. In most cases the Inmate Roster provides information about the inmate's bond, criminal charges, mugshot, and even their release date, as long as they are not being sent to a Florida prison or the US Bureau of Prisons to serve a sentence that is longer than one year.

What is the address and phone number of the Jefferson County Jail in Florida?
The Jefferson County Jail address and phone number is: 171 Industrial Park
Monticello, FL 32344-6385. Their phone number is 850-997-5094. To find out the address for sending an inmate mail, sending newspapers, magazines or care packages, learn more about how to mail an inmate in the Jefferson County Jail.

Where do I found out all the inmate services at Jefferson County Jail, such as visitation policy and schedule, how the inmate phone system works, emailing an inmate, and sending them money to buy things in commissary?
Here is where you get direct access to all the information you need for Jefferson County Jail inmate services: Learn more about how to visit an inmate in the Jefferson County Jail. Learn more about how to get phone calls from an inmate in the Jefferson County Jail. Learn more about how to text/email an inmate in the Jefferson County Jail. Learn more about how to send money to an inmate in the Jefferson County Jail. Learn more about how to mail an inmate and what's allowed in the Jefferson County Jail. Learn more about inmate commissary in the Jefferson County Jail.

How do I bail or bond an inmate out of the Jefferson County Jail?
Call 850-997-5094 for the type of bond and any information that is required for a particular individual at Jefferson County Jail. A bond is set according to a court-approved schedule. You will either have to pay a cash bail, or put up a private, surety or a property bond to guarantee to the court that the defendant will return on their assigned court date. Learn more about how to bail or bond out an inmate in the Jefferson County Jail.

This facility, known as "Jefferson County Jail" is also known as Jefferson County Jail, Florida, Jefferson.