Bradford County Jail is located in Bradford County and is the main jail for that region. Looking for someone locked up at Bradford County Jail? This page gives you all about everything related to Bradford County Jail: How to do a jail inmate search. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Posting bail. Bradford County Jail intake procedures. Court information. And more…
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The chance of going to jail is a daunting and scary idea, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also that person’s friends and family. The goal of this guide is to offer info that you’ll need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a lot easier. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and any comments or tips that might be beneficial to others would be welcome.
Bradford County Jail
945-A N. Temple Ave.
Starke, FL 32091
Phone Number and Fax Number
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is in jail and want to contact them?
Has a family member or friend who’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find out where they are?
In order to search who’s in jail at Bradford County Jail you should navigate to their web site and perform an inmate lookup.
The Bradford County Jail Inmate Lookup has information on people who were arrested and are now in jail, which includes custody status, bail amount, and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you can find information for anyone processed or released in the last 24 hours. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to get the information faster if you have the arrestee’s first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID.
If your friend or loved one might be at another jail you should look here: Other Jails in Florida
A mugshot, or booking photo, is a photo taken by the police when you get booked into jail. They will take one face photo and a side picture. Your name and booking number will be on the photos, and they are stored at the jail.
Mugshots of Bradford County Jail inmates can be viewed on the Bradford County Jail website, or you can go in person to the Bradford County Jail. When viewing online you will have to input the prisoner’s legal name, and the booking date, if you know it.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to get your mugshot erased from the Bradford County Jail website? This will be difficult, since your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.
For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot taken down, the different websites with mugshots, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Once you’re locked up, your only thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through booking, a bail amount is set either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this might mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you are kept in jail until your court date.
If you are are released you must agree to be there for your court date, and you are required not to travel out of the county.
Typically, an inmate are given an early release in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and don’t cause any problems while they’re in jail.
If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to do work release. You will have to return to jail each day when you’re finished at your job, or you may be allowed to live in a halfway house instead of the jail.
Bail is money that you have to pay to the court system to be released from jail until your court date. The amount you have to pay is determined by the seriousness of your crime. Someone you know will need to post 10% of the amount that was determined in order for you to bail out of jail. If you miss court, that person will lose that bail money.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
You must call the jail or the county courthouse. If know the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will tell you the bail amount. You can also check their bail amount and status on the Bradford County Jail site.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Having to get someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but fortunately, its easy. To start with, figure out if it is a Cash Only Bond. If it is, you can’t use the services of a Bail Bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail will not take checks. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the person will be released to your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get the bail money back.
If their bail has been set too high, or you just don’t have the money, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will generally charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and usually with a minimum of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman will usually use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.
To find a bail bondsman go to: Find a Bail Bondsman in Bradford County
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Time Off For Good Behavior
- Get Out on Work Release
- Time Served
- Pre-Trial Release Programs
- Released On House Arrest
- Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The intake process includes each of the following steps:
- You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
- The first step is that you will have to answer a bunch of questions, like what is your legal name, address, birthdate and an emergency contact.
- They’ll also ask about your psychological and medical history.
- You’ll be given an inmate number.
- You will be fingerprinted.
- You will get your mugshot taken.
- Any property you have will get taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
- You will get to make a telephone call in order to call a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
- If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you will be allowed to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will be given a jail jumpsuit.
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Once you are able to post bail, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged from jail may take anywhere from 15 minutes to all day. In simple terms, the quicker you post bail, the sooner you can get out of jail. It also will depend on if you have a bond amount or if the magistrate still needs to decide on how much your bail will be. For a minor offense, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a release date, expect to be released that morning.
How To Turn Yourself In
If you have a, or if you need to begin your jail sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the rules and turn yourself in. For a warrant, report to the jail reception area, and tell them that you think there may be an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if you do, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Make sure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Make sure that you only bring things that are allowed when you go, such as your drivers license or even your ID, prescription medication, and a official sentencing order.
Inmates have to list each visitor’s name to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s information will be entered in a log of approved visitors as an authorized visitor. Each visitor is required to provide proof of identification. Visitors that arrives for visitation late or without a visiting order will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures frequently change, so make sure that you check the jail site before you visit an inmate.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . These phone calls are a lot more expensive than phone calls made at home. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but you should keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the jail rules, an inmate’s phone privileges might get cut back or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.
The Bradford County Jail phone number is:
Sending Mail to Inmates
All mall sent to inmates has to be sent via the actual US Postal Service. You cannot use any other method of mail delivery. Clearly write or type the name, prisoner number, and the jail address on the envelope. Do not mail a box, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail sent to inmates gets opened and read by the staff, and will be returned if the jail decides it is inappropriate.
If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Bradford County Jail, use this address:
Bradford County Jail
945-A N. Temple Ave.
Starke, FL 32091
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
Bradford County Jail
945-A N. Temple Ave.
Starke, FL 32091
The Bradford County Jail inmate mail policy changes often, so we suggest that you check the official website before you send a letter to an inmate.
Get A Lawyer
Even if you’ve been arrested, you still have rights, and an important one is the right to request an attorney. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so make sure to get a friend or family member to find an attorney when you call them. You may be thinking ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal defense attorney can advise you of your rights, protect your interests and show you the way through the complicated legal system. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your situation, the better off you’ll be.
For more information on how to find an attorney, click: How to Find a Lawyer
If you can’t afford an attorney, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. In addition, the Public Defender has access to independent investigators, forensics experts and case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are actual lawyers who are admitted to the State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law in Florida.
Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney? Are you happy with how they handled your case?
Court records are a matter of public record. Court records are comprised of a case file containing a docket and every documents and motions in your case. You can access the records and documents in your court case with the online service, or at the Clerk of Court’s office.
Clerk of Court
The Bradford County Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who maintains the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for all court participants, and also read the verdict when decided by the jury. All court records related to your case are held at Clerk of Court.
Court fees are the charges associated with your court case, which include filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.
The magistrate is the person that rules over your case in court. Magistrate judges do a number of things, like setting bail amounts, issuing warrants for arrest, and overseeing initial court appearances and detention proceedings.
A pre-sentencing report is put together with information about the arrestee’s background and as much detail about the arrestee’s life history, which the magistrate will take into consideration when deciding on the sentence. Information and personal details will be requested from the person on trial, his or her family, and if necessary the victim in the crime. Remember that you can ask to receive a copy of this report before you are sentenced, so you can review it and correct any mistakes.
After being convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, which include community service, house arrest, and probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you could be immediately taken into custody, or you could receive a date to to surrender and report to jail to do your time.
Are you trying to find out if somebody you know is currently in jail, or has ever been in jail?
This is pretty easy to do, simply you need to go to the Bradford County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and do a search using:
- Birth date.
- Approximate booking date.
- or inmate ID.
If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you can also call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.
If you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants inquiry on the Bradford County jail website or call the court directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask the officer in charge. You should be clear that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you will be taken into custody immediately.
If you know the person’s first and last name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the Bradford County jail, either by phone, go there in person, or check online. Records of arrests are public record and the information is freely available.
A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, which can be, subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All convicted sex offenders are registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to see sex offenders online, but remember that you won’t find the precise address, rather the block of the address that they registered.
Court Records are public records. They include a court case file containing a docket sheet and any of the documents and filings filed in your court case. You can access the court records on the website, or at Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.
Each state maintains a record of someone’s criminal history. These databases are connected so you can track criminal histories from another state. Go to the Bradford County Courthouse and check in person, or check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that it was in a different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.
A criminal history search you are able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for these crimes:
- Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
- Drug Possession.
- Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
- Violent crimes.
- Property crimes like theft or larceny.
But, when you do a criminal records check, usually won’t find if they has had any infractions like moving violations:
- Speeding or wreckless driving.
- Drivers license suspended or revoked.
- Traffic accidents.
- Other moving violations.
- Parking Tickets.
- You must be over the age of 21.
- You must possess a High School Diploma or GED
- You must be a US Citizen.
- You must pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
- You must pass a drug test.
- You must have a good level of fitness.
- You must be in good health.
- You must have a valid Drivers License
- An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.
- Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
- Victims have the right to notification.
- Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
- Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
- Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
- Victims have the right to restitution.
- Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
- Victims have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.
- Spouses and children of all victims.
- Parents and guardians of minor victims.
- Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
- Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.
- Conditions in Bradford County Jail.
- Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
- Guards and jail staff
- Jail food and commissary
- Visitation Days
- Other Inmates.
- Activities and programs
To find this information, you must do a driving history search.
Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? How easy was it? Did you search online or did you have to make a phone call to the Bradford County courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are many reasons that people search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your account could help other people.
Speak Your Mind
The FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Bradford County,the Bradford County Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.
Life In Jail / What Its Like
Everyone knows that getting locked up in Bradford County Jail is something you wish you could avoid, in time you will become accustomed to the daily routine there. Inmates get a wake-up alarm at about 6am, and next they’ll do roll call. You will then have breakfast. After breakfast, you will work in the program that has been assigned to you. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.
Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Bradford County Jail, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.
When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Bradford County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.
How To Send Money to an Inmate
You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.
The procedure to send funds to people in jail is always changing, so review the official Bradford County Jail site when send money to someone in jail there.
The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.
If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.
You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.
Pods / The Yard
The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.
As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.
News and Media
Photos / Pictures
Types of Jobs at Bradford County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Bradford County Jail, overseeing the day to day operations and administration of the jail. An inmate is unlikely to have much interaction with the Deputy Sheriff, unless they have committed an infraction. Detention Officers are responsible for the custody and care of the inmates. They maintain order in the jail, and handle security. A Detention Officer is assigned to a certain pod, and therefore is responsible for the same inmates each day. They get to know the inmates on a certain level, and are well equipped to handle any problems that may occur.
Apply for a Job at Bradford County Jail
There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.
If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.
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Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.
The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:
The definition of victim includes:
There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.
The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.
Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.
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Sex Offender Information and Search
All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.
If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.
Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.
Reviews of this Jail
Have you ever been incarcerated at Bradford County Jail? Do you know anybody that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited a prisoner at this jail?
If so, then you should write your review about it. Tell us about your jail experience so that other people can find out what to expect.
Things you might want to include in your review:
Tell Your Story
Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has a story about it. Why were you locked up? Were you fairly treated? How was life in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did getting locked up affect your life?
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Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate
Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you want to talk to somebody you met when you were locked up? Leave a message for them here.
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