Jackson County Jail is located in Jackson County, Florida and is the primary correctional facility for this area. Looking for somebody locked up at Jackson County Jail? This page tells you info about everything you might need to know about Jackson County Jail,like: How to locate an inmate at Jackson County Jail. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information and records. And everything else.
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The chance of going to jail is a scary idea, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. The purpose of this guide is to give you information that you need to make the process a lot easier. If you have questions, just ask them, and please leave any feedback or comments that might be beneficial to others is much appreciated.
Jackson County Jail
2737 Penn Avenue
Marianna, FL 32448
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 in jail and need to locate them?
Do you know someone that’s been arrested and you don’t know how to locate them?
To search who is in jail at Jackson County Jail you should go to their website and do an inmate search.
The Jackson County Jail Inmate Search has information on people who have been arrested and are in jail, including current status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting hours. Also, you are able to find information about anyone arrested and booked or discharged within the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by their last name. You can find their arrest information faster if you have your friend or family member’s name, birth date, or inmate ID.
If the person you are looking for could possibly be at another jail you will want to check our Florida county jail guide: Other County Jails in Florida
A mugshot, also called a jail processing picture, is the picture taken by the police when you are processed at the jail intake. They will take one and a side picture. Your full name and booking number will appear on the photos, and they will be on file.
Mugshots of Jackson County Jail inmates can be seen online, or you can see them in person at the Jackson County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you need to put in the inmate’s name, and the booking date, if you have it.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Are you trying to have your mugshot taken down from the Jackson County Jail site? This can be tricky, as the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you will need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.
For more information about removing your mugshot, the many different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal websites: Mugshot Removal
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Obviously, if you’re arrested and put in jail, your main thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through booking, your bail amount is set either by bail schedule or magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you must remain in jail until your trial.
If you do bail out you must agree to be in court on your court date, and you won’t be permitted to travel out of the county.
Typically, prisoners will earn time off for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and area a good inmate while in jail.
If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to do work release. Either you will have to return to the jail each day after work, or you may be permitted to move into a halfway house instead of jail.
Bail is how much money that you have to pay to get out of jail until you go to court. The amount you will have to pay is dictated by the crime you are charged with. Someone will have to put up 10% of the amount set so you are able to be released from jail. If you fail to show up for your court date, whoever put up your bail money will lose that money.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you will need to call the Jackson County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you have all the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the jail website.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Posting bail to get out of jail is never a fun thing, but most of the time, it’s really easy. First of all, you need to know if their bail is a Cash Only Bond situation. If so, you can’t use the services of a bail bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they won’t take a personal check. Once you have paid the bond, the prisoner will be released to your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get your money back.
If the bail amount is too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you should use a bail bondsman. They will usually have a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set, and in most cases with a minimum of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman will usually ask to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.
To contact a local bail bondsman click here: Bail bondsman
Have you ever hired a bondsman for someone you know or yourself? If you have, leave a comment below and tell your story, and let us know how it worked out for you.
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Get Time Off For Good Behavior
- Get Out on Work Release
- Get Out For Time Served
- Pre-Trial Release Programs
- House Arrest
- Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The intake process includes these steps:
- You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
- First, have to answer some simple questions, like what is your full name, home address, date of birth and contact person.
- They’ll also ask about your mental and medical history.
- You will be issued an inmate ID.
- You will be fingerprinted.
- You will have your mugshot taken.
- Any property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
- You will then be allowed to make a phone call so you can call a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
- If you are expected to be released shortly, they will let you wear your street clothes, if not you you will have to wear a jail jumpsuit.
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When you finally post bail, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged will take from 10 minutes to all day. In other words the faster bail is posted, the faster you will get discharged. Also, it can depend on whether or not you have a cash bond or if the magistrate must decide on how much your bail will be. For a minor offense, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served out your jail sentence and have a discharge date, plan to get released between 9am and noon.
How To Turn Yourself In
In the event there is a, or if you must start a jail sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the law and turn yourself in willingly. If it is for a warrant, report to the jail, in the reception area, and let them know that you think there may be an outstanding warrant for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if they verify that you have one, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Make sure that you are not late to report. Be sure to only bring approved items when you turn yourself in, such as your drivers license or even photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, and a sentencing order.
In order to have visitors, inmates have to provide each visitor’s name to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitor’s names will go into the log as an approved visitor. Each and every visitor will be required to provide acceptable photo identification. Visitors that gets to visitation or any visitors that are not approved to visit will be turned away.
Visitation procedures change often, so it would be wise to check the official site before you go to the jail to visit.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Calls made in jail are generally more costly than phone calls made outside of jail. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the rules, phone calls might get cut back or totally denied.
The Jackson County Jail phone number is:
Sending Mail to Inmates
All mail has to be mailed using US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other form of mail delivery. You must write or type the person’s name, inmate ID number, and jail address on the letter that you send. Don’t send anything in a box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal in it. Any mail will be opened and examined by the staff, and will get sent back to the person who mailed it if they decide it is inappropriate.
Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Jackson County Jail:
Jackson County Jail
2737 Penn Avenue
Marianna, FL 32448
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
Jackson County Jail
2737 Penn Avenue
Marianna, FL 32448
The Jackson County Jail inmate mail policy changes, so you should check the official website before send a letter to someone in jail there.
Get A Lawyer
Even if you’ve been arrested, you have particular rights, the most important of which is the right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so you would be wise to get a friend or relative to locate a lawyer when you call them. You might be asking yourself ‘do I really need an attorney?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, an attorney can advise you of your rights, help protect your interests and help you understand the criminal justice system. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your case, the better off you’ll be.
For more information on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, visit: Find a Lawyer
If you need an attorney, but can’t afford a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. The Public Defender’s Office is staffed by investigators, experts in forensics and social workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers, admitted to the State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law.
Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?
Court records are are public records and are available upon request. Court records have a file containing a docket sheet and each of the motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed in the case. You are able to access your court case records via the internet service, or by going to the Jackson County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.
Clerk of Court
A Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that maintains court records and controls access to them. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and also read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence from your court case are kept and available to you at Clerk of Court’s office.
Court costs and court fees are the fees and charges associated with your case, such as filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you cannot afford these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you may not have to pay them.
The Jackson County magistrate is the person that rules over your case. Magistrates do different functions, which include setting bail amounts, issuing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention hearings.
A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed with information about your background and details of the arrestee’s life, which the magistrate will consider when deciding on the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be collected from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and in some cases the victim. Remember that you should request to have a copy of the pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, so you have the opportunity to review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.
After being convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, including community service and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you might get locked up immediately, or given a date that you must go to jail to do your time.
Want to find out if someone is currently in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?
To find this out just query the Jackson County jail website, and search by:
- Their approximate booking date.
- or inmate ID.
If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you can also call the jail get confirmation.
If you think you have an outstanding warrant, you can check the arrest warrants on the Jackson County court website or call the court directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail 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 have a first and last name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the Jackson County jail, by phone, go there in person, or check online. An arrest is in the public record and this information is accessible to anyone.
Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, such as a court order. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Jackson County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All people registered as sex offenders are registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to see this information online, but bear in mind that you will not be able to see the actual address, just the address block of the address that they registered.
Court Records are public records. These records include a case file that contains a docket sheet and all of the documents and filings filed in your case. You are able to access the court records on the website, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.
Every state keeps a record of a person’s criminal past. These online databases are all linked so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from any other state. Go to county courthouse and check in person, or check the website. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if it was in a completely different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more complete search.
A search of someone’s criminal history you can find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for crimes, which include:
- DWI or DUI.
- Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
- Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
- Violent crimes.
- Property crimes like theft or larceny.
But, when you do a criminal records check, usually won’t be able to find out if they had:
- Tickets for speeding.
- Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
- Been in a traffic accident.
- 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 Jackson County Jail.
- Jail layout and facility
- Guards and staff
- Food and commissary
- Visitation Days
- The other inmates.
- Gang activity
- Prisoner activities and programs
To get this information, you must do a search for their driving record.
Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it an easy process? Did you search online or did you have to make a phone call to the jail? Was the information correct? There are many reasons that people search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your comments may help other people.
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On a Federal level, the FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Jackson County,the Jackson County Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.
Jackson County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List:
Life In Jail / What Its Like
Everyone knows that being incarcerated in Jackson County Jail is something you wish you could avoid, you will soon become accustomed to the daily routine there. You should expect a wake-up alarm at 6:00 AM, and then you’ll have roll call. Then you will have breakfast. Following breakfast participate in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. 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 Jackson 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 Jackson 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 money to someone in jail can change, so we suggest that you visit the the Jackson County Jail website before you send any funds.
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.
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Types of Jobs at Jackson County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Jackson 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.
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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 spent any time at Jackson County Jail? Do you know anybody that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited an inmate at Jackson County Jail?
If you have, then we would like you to write your review about it. Tell us about your jail experience so that other people will know what to expect.
Things you might want to put in your review:
Tell Your Story
Everyone’s who has been put in jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. How’d you end up in jail? Did you experience fair treatment? What was your daily routine in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How has this experience impacted your life?
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Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate
Make some good friends in jail? Do you want to get in touch with a friend from jail? Throw a shout out to them here.
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