The Seminole County Jail is the main jail in Seminole County Florida. While the police in the cities and towns in Seminole County can arrest and detain offenders, the Seminole County Jail is the facility that is accredited by Florida to hold inmates for more than 72 hours.
The Seminole County Jail is located at:
211 Eslinger Way
Sanford, FL 32773
It can be reached 24 hours a day, 365 days a year by calling 407-665-1200.
The main reason that people call 407-665-1200 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 Seminole 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 Seminole 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 Seminole County Jail have inmate commissary?
Can an inmate receive and/or send email or text messages?
Do inmates in Seminole County have access to computers or tablets?
How do you pay an inmate’s bail or bond?
Every year the Seminole County Jail has approximately 20000 bookings, with a daily average of 1000 inmates and maintains control of the facility with a staff of 250.
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 Seminole 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.
Go to this page for other jails in Seminole 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 Seminole 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 Seminole 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.
To schedule a visit and meet with an inmate in Seminole County, either at-the-jail or remotely by video, follow these instructions:
For all the information you need to schedule and visit with a Seminole County Jail inmate, including how it works, how much it costs, visitation using a rented tablet, how often and when you can visit and more, check out our Visit Inmate Page.
NOTE: Your visits will be monitored, recorded and stored. You may want to refrain from discussing your inmate's court case as anything discussed can be used against them in court.
Seminole County Jail uses a service called allpaid (also known as GovPay Now) for paying an inmate's Bail Bond online for an inmate.
Register with them online or call them at 877-392-2455 for assistance.
For full information on paying an inmate's bond and getting them released after they have been arrested in Seminole County, check out our Inmate Bail Page.
If you want to deposit money online for an inmate in Seminole County you may also be able to use allpaid.
Register with them online or call them at 888-604-7888 for depositing inmate commissary money assistance 24 hours a day.
For full information about depositing money for an inmate, deposit limits and helpful instructions, visit our Send Money to an Inmate page for Seminole County.
To communicate by text or email with an Seminole County inmate, follow these instructions:
For all the information you need to send and receive secure messages in the form of text or email with a Seminole County Jail inmate, including how it works, how much it costs, renting your inmate a tablet, how often you can communicate and more, check out our Text/Email an Inmate Page.
NOTE: Your messages will be monitored and stored. You may want to refrain from discussing your inmate's court case.
To send a secure email message to an inmate in Seminole County Jail follow these steps:
For all information on how to Text/Email an Inmate in Seminole County Jail check out our Secure Messaging Guide for Seminole County.
To set up a phone account so that your inmate can call you from Seminole 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 Seminole 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.
To send a commissary carepack (food, snacks and goods) directly to an inmate in Seminole County Jail follow these steps:
For all information, tips and available items for shipping Commissary packages to an inmate in Seminole County Jail check out our Commissary Instructions Page for Seminole County.
To send commissary money to an inmate in Seminole County Jail follow these steps:
For all information on how to Send Money to an inmate's account check out our full money and commissary guide for Seminole County Jail.
Gone are the days where Seminole 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 Seminole 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 Seminole 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 Seminole 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.
Seminole County Jail
211 Eslinger Way
Sanford, FL 32773
Inmate's First and Last Name
Inmate’s Name - Booking Number (ID Number)
PO Box 1907
Pinellas Park, FL 33780
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How many inmates are in the Seminole County Jail in Florida?
There are 1000 inmates in the Seminole 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, Seminole 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 Seminole County Jail.
How many people get arrested and booked into the Seminole County Jail in Florida every year?
In 2021, a total of 20000 offenders were booked into the Seminole 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 Seminole County Jail.
How many people work at the Seminole County Jail in Florida?
The Seminole County Jail maintains a staff of approximately 250. 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 Seminole County Jail in Florida have an inmate search or jail roster to see who is in custody?
Yes, the Seminole County Jail in Florida has an Inmate Search Roster feature. Learn more about how to search for an inmate in the Seminole County Jail. When you get to this page click on the big green button that reads 'OFFICIAL Seminole 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 407-665-1200 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 Seminole County Jail in Florida?
The Seminole County Jail address and phone number is: 211 Eslinger Way
Sanford, FL 32773. Their phone number is 407-665-1200. 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 Seminole County Jail.
Where do I found out all the inmate services at Seminole 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 Seminole County Jail inmate services: Learn more about how to visit an inmate in the Seminole County Jail. Learn more about how to get phone calls from an inmate in the Seminole County Jail. Learn more about how to text/email an inmate in the Seminole County Jail. Learn more about how to send money to an inmate in the Seminole County Jail. Learn more about how to mail an inmate and what's allowed in the Seminole County Jail. Learn more about inmate commissary in the Seminole County Jail.
How do I bail or bond an inmate out of the Seminole County Jail?
Call 407-665-1200 for the type of bond and any information that is required for a particular individual at Seminole 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 Seminole County Jail.
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