Wakulla County Detention Facility – Crawfordville, FL

Wakulla County Detention Facility is in Wakulla County, Florida and is the primary correctional facility for that county. Looking for someone at Wakulla County Detention Facility? This site tells you all about anything one might want to know about Wakulla County Detention Facility,like: How to locate an inmate at Wakulla County Detention Facility. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Intake procedures. Court records. And everything else.

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and stressfull prospect, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also that person’s family and friends. This guide is designed to offer information and tips that you’ll need to make the process a lot easier. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask it, and any tips or comments that would be a benefit to others will be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Wakulla County Detention Facility
15 Oak Street
Crawfordville, FL 32327

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number:
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Map and Directions


Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is in jail and need to find out where they are?

Has somebody who’s been arrested and you need to locate them?

To see who is in jail at Wakulla County Detention Facility you will have to click on their web site and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Wakulla County Detention Facility Inmate Locator has information on persons who have been arrested and are in custody, including current status, bail amount (if applicable), and schedule for visitation. Also, you are able to find information on anyone arrested and booked or discharged in the past 24 hour period. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You can find their inmate information faster if you have their full name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or family member may be incarcerated at a different jail you can look here, too: Florida County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail booking photograph, is the picture taken by the police when you are booked into jail. They take one full face and a side picture. Your full name and jail booking number will be on the pictures, and they are on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Wakulla County Detention Facility inmates are on the website, or you can go in person to the Wakulla County Detention Facility. When you search for mugshots online you will need to put in the inmate’s first and last name, and the booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to get your mugshot taken off of the Wakulla County Detention Facility site? This can be tricky, since the mugshot is public record. You must file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that your arrest record would be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For more information about getting your mugshot taken down, the many different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, if you are arrested and put in jail, your primary thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through booking, a bail amount will be determined either by bail schedule or magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this can 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 of jail you are required to promise to be in court on your court date, and until then you are required not to travel out of the county.

In most cases, prisoners at Wakulla County Detention Facility will be given time off in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and act right while locked up.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will have to stay jail every day after work, or you may have the chance to move into a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Bail is money that you have to pay in order to be released from jail pending trial. The amount you will have to pay depends on how serious your crime is. You will have to put up 10% of the amount set before you can bail out of jail. If you fail to show up for your court date, whoever posted your bail will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you have to call the Wakulla County Detention Facility or the County Courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you what their bail is set at. You can also find out how much their bail is on the Wakulla County Detention Facility site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but most of the time, its easy. First, you have to find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only”. If this is the case, you will not be able to use a Bail Bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail can’t take a check. When you’ve paid bail, the prisoner will get released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you can’t afford it, you should use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen usually charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the bail amount, and usually charge a minimum of $100. This will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman may ask to use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To contact a bail bondsman click here: Find a Bail Bondsman in Wakulla County

Have you ever had to find a bondsman to bail someone out of jail? If so, post a comment below and tell about it, and let us know how it worked out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Get Out on Work Release
  • Released For Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • Released On House Arrest
  • Get Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure is made up of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you must answer some questions, like your legal name, your address, birthdate and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will be taken from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • You will be allowed to make a telephone call to call a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you will be allowed to wear your street clothes, if not you you will have to change into a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. The discharge process may take anywhere from 30 minutes to all day. So, the faster bail is posted, the faster you can get released from jail. How quickly you get discharged can depend on whether or not you’ve got a bond amount or if a magistrate still needs to determine how much your bail will be. For a minor offense, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. If you have served a sentence in jail and have a release date, you should expect to get discharged that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the sheriff has a, or if you must report to start a sentence, it is recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself in willingly. If it is for a warrant, go to the jail intake area, and tell an officer that think that there is a warrant for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if there is one, you will be taken into jail custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Be very careful that you don’t show up late. Make sure that you only bring things that are allowed when you turn yourself in, for example your drivers license or state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates have to list each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitors will go into the log as an Authorized visit. Each and every visitor will be required to provide identification. Anyone that gets to visitation or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Wakulla County Detention Facility change often, so you should double-check the official site before you visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Calls made in jail are usually more costly than regular phone calls. 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 bear 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 ability to use the phone could be reduced or forbidden completely.

The Wakulla County Detention Facility phone number is:

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate must be sent via the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You can’t use any other method of mail or package delivery. You must print the person’s name, prisoner number, and jail address on the envelope. Don’t send anything in a package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail gets opened and read and examined by the jail administration, and will get sent back to the person who mailed it if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Wakulla County Detention Facility is:

Wakulla County Detention Facility
15 Oak Street
Crawfordville, FL 32327

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Wakulla County Detention Facility
15 Oak Street
Crawfordville, FL 32327


The inmate mail policy at Wakulla County Detention Facility changes frequently, so you should double check the site before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you have rights, the first of which is your right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so it is important to have a friend or family member locate an attorney for you. You might be thinking ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal attorney will advise you about your rights, help protect your best interests and help you find your way through the criminal justice system. The sooner you get an attorney working on your charges, the better off you’ll be.

For more information on this subject, click here: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford a lawyer, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. Also, the Public Defender is staffed by independent investigators, forensics experts and social case workers. All Public Defenders are actual lawyers who are members of the Florida State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you ever had to use the services of a Public Defender? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

Court records are public records. They include a case file containing a docket and every motions, documents, and evidence in the case. You have the ability to access your court case records using the online service, or at the Wakulla County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is a member of the court that maintains the records. They also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All court records associated with your court case are maintained at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

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 can’t afford to pay these fees and have a Public Defender, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the person that will preside over your case in court. Magistrate judges do different tasks, like setting bail, issuing warrants for arrest, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is prepared with information about your background and as much detail about the defendant’s life history, which the magistrate judge will take into consideration when decide your sentence. Information will be requested from the person on trial, his or her family, and if necessary the victim of the crime. Remember that you can request to have your own copy of this report before sentencing, and make sure that you go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, including community service and probation, to even 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 will either be taken into custody immediately, or given a date to turn yourself into jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if some you know is locked up, or has ever been in jail?

To do so, you need to query the jail’s website, and search by:

  • Name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you should call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have a warrant out for your arrest, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants inquiry on the Wakulla County jail website or call the jail. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and inquire at the information desk. Keep in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the jail, either by phone, go there in person, or check online. Records of arrests are public record and this is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, which can be court orders. You can access civil process orders by getting in touch with the Wakulla County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are required to be registered and listed on either a national or state sex offender database. 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 view these offenders online, but keep in mind that you will not be able to find the precise address, just the neighborhood block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. These records include a court case file that includes a docket and all of the documents and filings filed in the case. You are able to access your court records on the internet, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains records of their state citizen’s criminal background. These databases are all connected so you are able to track criminal histories from another state. You can go to the Wakulla County Courthouse and inquire, or check the website. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that it was in a completely different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

A criminal records search you will get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any of the following crimes:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft.

If you do a criminal records check, in most cases will not find if someone had:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this kind of information, you have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? How easy was it? Dis you do your search online or did you call the jail? Was it correct? There are lots of reasons that folks look up criminal records, and your story may help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Wakulla County,the Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of getting locked up in the Wakulla County jail is quite unpleasant, you will soon become accustomed to the daily routine there. All inmates get an alarm to wake up at about six in the morning, and next they’ll do roll call. You will then get breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will be required to 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 Wakulla County Detention Facility, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.

    Dress Code

    When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Wakulla County Detention Facility 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 someone in jail can change, so it would be best to check the site before you send funds to an inmate there.

    Commissary

    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.

    Inmate Medications

    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.

    Meals

    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.

    Gangs

    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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    News and Media

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Wakulla County Detention Facility

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Wakulla County Detention Facility, 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 Wakulla County Detention Facility

    Requirements:

    • You have to be over the age of 21.
    • You have to possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You have to be a US Citizen.
    • You have to pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You have to pass a drug test.
    • You have to have a good level of fitness.
    • You have to be in good health.
    • You have to have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    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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    Victim Resources

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • You have the right to protection from the accused.
    • You have the right to notification.
    • You have the right to attend proceedings.
    • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • You have the right to restitution.
    • You have the right to a speedy trial.
    • You have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • 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.

    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.

    Victim Notification

    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.

    Domestic Violence

    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.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been an inmate in this jail? Do you know anybody there? Have you ever visited a prisoner there?

    If yes, then you should write your review about it. Write down your jail experience so that other people can find out what to expect.

    Things you can write in what you write:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why’d you get arrested? Were you fairly treated? What happened to you while you were locked up? What were the other inmates like? How did it affect you to go to jail?

    Tell Your Story About Wakulla County Detention Facility

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Do you need to reconnect with an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

    Throw a shoutout to people still locked up at Wakulla County Detention Facility

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