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Santa Rosa County Juvenile Detention Center

Santa Rosa County Juvenile Detention Center
1800 St. Mary Avenue
Pensacola, FL 32501

850-595-8820

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

The Santa Rosa County Juvenile Detention Center is located at:
1800 St. Mary Avenue
Pensacola, FL 32501 

It can be reached 24 hours a day, 365 days a year by calling 850-595-8820.

The main reason that people call 850-595-8820 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 Santa Rosa County Juvenile Detention Center 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 Santa Rosa 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 Santa Rosa County Juvenile Detention Center have inmate commissary?
Can an inmate receive and/or send email or text messages?
Do inmates in Santa Rosa County have access to computers or tablets?
How do you pay an inmate’s bail or bond?

Every year the Santa Rosa County Juvenile Detention Center has approximately 1000 bookings, with a daily average of 50 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 Santa Rosa County Juvenile Detention Center 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 Santa Rosa 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 Santa Rosa 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 Santa Rosa County Juvenile Detention Center. 

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 You Communicate with an Inmate in the Santa Rosa County Juvenile Detention Center by Phone

Follow these instructions on how to open an account with GTL Connect Network (aka Viapath Technologies)

  • Advance Pay - This phone account allows you to prepay so that your inmate can call you (and only you) whenever he/she wants and the cost of each call is deducted from your balance. You can even be notified by text when your balance gets low. You still have the option of accepting or rejecting each call.
  • Pin Debit  -  This option allows you to fund an inmate's commissary account and lets him pay for phone calls to you and others with the money. You will have no control over who your inmate calls.
  • Voicemail  -  You can leave a secure voicemail without having to contact the facility. When you call the local phone number for a facility offering Inmate Voicemail (call Customer Service at 877-650-4249 to get the local voicemail number for Santa Rosa County Juvenile Detention Center, you will be informed of the cost for leaving a message. To leave your message, simply select the inmate by ID number. Then, record your voicemail.

For full instructions on the Santa Rosa County Juvenile Detention Center Inmate Phone System, what the costs are, how it works, and tips and guidelines on rules, regulations and saving money on calls, check out our Inmate Phones Page.


 

How to Deposit Money into an Inmate's Account in Santa Rosa County Juvenile Detention Center

To deposit money into the account of an inmate in Santa Rosa County, follow these instructions:

  • Create an account with Touchpay Services, a GTL company.
  • Select Florida.
  • Select Santa Rosa County Juvenile Detention Center
  • Enter the Inmate ID of your inmate.  This can be found by calling 850-595-8820 or by looking up the inmate's name in the Inmate Search link.
  • Enter your billing information and send money.
  • You can also deposit cash using the kiosk at the Santa Rosa County Juvenile Detention Center.  To do this you need the Inmate's ID Number and the Facility Locator Number for Santa Rosa County.

For all the information you need regarding making an inmate deposit, what it costs, how much you can send, how long it takes for your inmate to receive funds and more, and to get the Facility Locator Number, check out our Send Money Page.


 

Santa Rosa County Juvenile Detention Center

STATE COUNTY BEDS
Florida Santa Rosa 50


PHYSICAL ADDRESS

1800 St. Mary Avenue
Pensacola, FL 32501


TELEPHONE NUMBER


FAX

850-595-8676

Adult Court: 850-626-7849

Court: 850-626-7849

District Attorney: 850-981-5500

Juvenile: 850-595-8676

Juvenile Court: 850-626-5705

Police: 850-983-5425

Sheriff: 850-983-1212

INMATE MAIL

Juvenile's first and last name
Escambia Regional Juvenile Detention Center
1800 St. Mary Avenue
Pensacola, FL 32501


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This facility, known as "Santa Rosa County Juvenile Detention Center" is also known as Escambia Regional Juvenile Detention Center, Santa Rosa County Juvenile Detention Ctr, Santa Rosa County Juvenile Detention Ctr, Florida, Santa Rosa.