The information below provides complete instructions regarding Pasco County Jail West - CLOSED inmate phone use, how the jail phone system works, purchasing phone time online (where available), purchasing phone time over the phone online (where available), purchasing phone credits through commissary (where available) and setting up an account to reduce your cost of inmate phone calls from the Pasco County Jail in New Port Richley, Florida.
When available, the information below will explain how to communicate with your inmate using the jail's secure email message system.
Follow these instructions exactly to help ensure that your inmate has access to the jail phones and your communication costs are reduced as much as possible.
No. Neither this jail nor any other jail allows you to directly phone an inmate.
You cannot leave messages for the inmate. If there is a family emergency, you should call the jail and ask to speak with the shift supervisor. Explain the emergency and a decision will be made about telling the inmate.
You may be required to submit evidence of the emergency.
Inmates at this jail are allowed to make collect calls from phones provided in the housing areas. Phones are available most of the day except during any lock-down periods.
No. Inmates are not allowed cell phones in Pasco County Jail West - CLOSED, although getting access to a cell phone in jail has become more common.
Florida has made it a felony for an inmate to possess a cell phone while in custody. If it can be proven that you helped the inmate get the phone, you can also be charged with a felony. In addition, if the phone is used to commit a crime, you can be charged with the crime as well.
This jail does not offer email to its inmate’s but the policy can change at any time in the future.
Call 800-854-2862 or click here to see if email services are being offered at this jail and if so, how to sign up you and your inmate.
Anything that threatens the security of the jail and is recorded during a phone call, will be turned over to the authorities for investigation.
Collect calls can get expensive. Ask your phone company if there are times during the week when the calls would be less expensive. If so, find out when and ask your inmate to call during those times if possible.
If your inmate does not call you during the time you both have scheduled, don't panic. There are often long lines for phone use. When a jail is on lockdown due to a fight or other security issue they do not allow the phones to be used.
Phones are the only way for an inmate to hear your voice and temporarily 'escape' the loneliness of incarceration, so use your time well. Arguing about anything will leave you both feeling empty and guilty, so avoid it at all costs.
All phone conversations are recorded. Whatever you talk about, can and will be used against your inmate in court. Never discuss their pending criminal case!
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