Pre-Trial Detention Center – Miami, FL

Pre-Trial Detention Center is located in Miami-Dade County and is the primary jail for this county. Are you looking for somebody incarcerated at Pre-Trial Detention Center? This guide will tell you about everything you might want to know about Pre-Trial Detention Centersuch as the following: How to do a jail inmate search. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Intake procedures. Court records. And much more…

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and daunting situation, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The goal of this guide is to offer advice and information that you’ll need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail less stressfull. If you have questions, feel free to ask them, and please leave any comments or feedback that might help other people in the same situation will be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Pre-Trial Detention Center
1321 Nw 13Th Street
Miami, FL 33125

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone:
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 locked up and don’t know how to contact them?

Do you know a friend or family member who has been arrested and you don’t know how to find out where they are?

In order to see who’s in jail at Pre-Trial Detention Center you have to click on their link and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Pre-Trial Detention Center Inmate Locator is a list of people who have been arrested, which includes status, bail amount, and times the inmate can have visitors. You can get information about anybody arrested and processed or discharged within the last 24 hours. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You can locate their arrest information quicker if you’ve got your friend or family member’s full name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If the inmate you are looking for might be incarcerated at a different jail you should check our guide to other Florida jails: Florida County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail intake picture, is a photograph taken by the police when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is actually one and a side photo. Your full name and booking number will be on the photos, and they will be on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Pre-Trial Detention Center inmates can be viewed online, or you can see them in person at the Pre-Trial Detention Center. When you search for mugshots on the website you need to put in the prisoner’s name, and a booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to get your mugshot erased from the Pre-Trial Detention Center site? This is difficult, as the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you must file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that the record of your arrest would be sealed, and will not be accessible. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot removed, the different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal websites: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you are in jail, your only thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, your bail will be determined by the magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this can mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you are are released you must promise to go to your court date, and until that day you are not allowed to leave the county.

In most cases, inmates are given early release in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and conduct themselves properly while they are in jail.

If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to do work release. You will either have to go back to jail every day when you’re finished at your job, or you might be allowed to sleep in a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you have to pay to the courts in order to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount of bail that is set all depends on the seriousness of your crime. You will have to pay 10 percent of the total that was set before you can get discharged from jail. If you don’t go to your scheduled court date, whoever put up your bail money will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail must call the jail or the county courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know what their bail is set at. You can also find out how much their bail is on the Pre-Trial Detention Center site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is no fun, but most of the time, it’s easy. First, figure out if it is a Cash Only Bond situation. If it is, you can’t use the services of a bail bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they will not accept a check. Once you have paid the bond, the inmate will be released to your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you can’t afford it, you should use a bail bondsman. They will usually charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and usually have a minimum fee of $100. This money is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman may require that they use your personal assets as collateral for the bond.

You can find a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a Bail Bondsman in Miami-Dade County

Have you ever used a Bail Bondsman for yourself, a family member or friend? If so, post a comment below and tell about it, and let us know how it worked out for you.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process is made up of these steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • Firstly, you will have to answer a number of questions, such as your full legal name, address, birthdate and an emergency contact.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • Any property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you get released.
  • They will let you make a phone call in order to talk to a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you will be allowed to keep wearing street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to change into a jail jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through processing at jail? If you have, you should share your experience so others can benefit from your story. How long did it take? Were you treated fairly? Can you tell us secrets that could help others get through jail intake?

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged can take anywhere from 15 minutes to quite a few hours. In simple terms, the faster you can pay your bail, the quicker you will be released. It also can depend on whether or not you have a bond amount or if a judge has to determine your bail amount. For a minor charge, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and know the date of your release, plan to be released that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If there is a, or if you have to start a jail sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the rules and turn yourself in willingly. For a warrant, go to the jail, in the reception area, and tell the intake officer that believe that there could be an outstanding warrant for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report at the time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be very careful that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Make sure that you only bring approved items when you turn yourself in, like a driver’s license or even your ID, any prescription medication you might take, and a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must provide information about each visitor to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitor’s names will be put in the visitation log for the inmate. All visitors will have to provide a photo ID when visiting. Visitors that gets to visitation or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies are always changing, so make sure that you review the official Pre-Trial Detention Center jail site before you go.

Visiting Hours

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 . Jail phone calls are much more costly than phone calls made outside of jail. There are certain restrictions about when and how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you break the rules, your ability to use the phone might get reduced or eliminated altogether.

The Pre-Trial Detention Center phone number is:

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates must be sent via the actual US Postal Service. You cannot use any other method of mail delivery. You have to clearly write or type the name, inmate ID number, and jail address on the letter that you send. Don’t mail anything in a package or box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail gets opened and examined by the staff, and will be sent back to the person who mailed it if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Pre-Trial Detention Center is:

Pre-Trial Detention Center
1321 Nw 13Th Street
Miami, FL 33125

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Pre-Trial Detention Center
1321 Nw 13Th Street
Miami, FL 33125


The inmate mail policy at Pre-Trial Detention Center changes, so we suggest that you double check the official Pre-Trial Detention Center site when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you have certain rights, the first of which is that you have the right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure you have a friend or family member find a lawyer when you call them. You may be thinking ‘but do I really need an attorney’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal lawyer will make sure you know your rights, help protect your best interests and help you navigate the complicated court system in Miami-Dade County. The sooner you get a lawyer involved with your criminal case, the better your chances.

For more info on this subject, click: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you can’t afford a lawyer, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. The Public Defender has a number of staff such as private investigators, experts in forensics and case workers. All Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys, admitted to the State Bar and are completely licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? What was your experience?

Court Records

Court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. They have a file containing a docket sheet and every documents that have been filed in your case. You, and anyone else, can access your court case records using the website, or by going to the Miami-Dade County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Miami-Dade County Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that manages access to court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath in a court case, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records, documents, and evidence related to your case are maintained at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the charges and fees from your court case, such as filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you cannot afford these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate acts as the judge that will preside over your case in court. Magistrates do a number of different things, like setting your bail amount, issuing warrants, and overseeing preliminary court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is completed to include information about your background and information about the arrestee’s life history, which the magistrate will review and take into account when determining your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be collected from the defendant, their family, and in some circumstances the victim in the crime. Remember that you should request to have a copy of the pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, so you have the opportunity to go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, ranging from community service, house arrest, and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on how serious your crime was, you could be taken into custody immediately, or you could receive a date that you must to surrender and report to jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if a family member of friend is currently in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

To find this out you should visit the jail’s website, and do a search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you should call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant, you can check the arrest warrants on the website or call the jail directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask one of the officers. You should be clear that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or check online. Records of arrests are in the public record and these records are available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, like a court order. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are required to be listed and registered on a sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to see sex offenders on the website, but remember that you can’t get the actual address, just the block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. These records include a court case file containing a docket sheet and all of the documents and filings filed in your case. You are able to access court records on the website, or at the Miami-Dade County Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state keeps a record of their state citizen’s criminal background. These databases are all linked so you can track criminal histories from any other state. You can go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county, and in the event that the crime was in a totally different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you will be able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any of the following crimes:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, usually won’t see if that person had:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this kind of information, you have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it easy? Dis you do your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the jail? Did you get information that was correct? There are lots of reasons that people look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your feedback could help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Miami-Dade County,The Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List:


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of spending time in Pre-Trial Detention Center is no fun, in time you will settle into the daily routine there. All inmates get a wake-up alarm at 6:00AM, and next you’ll have roll call. You will then get breakfast. Following breakfast you will have to work 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 Pre-Trial Detention Center, 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 Pre-Trial Detention Center 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 inmates changes, so we suggest that you review the official Pre-Trial Detention Center site before you send any funds.

    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

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Pre-Trial Detention Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Pre-Trial Detention Center, 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 Pre-Trial Detention Center

    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:

    • 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.

    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 locked up in this jail? Do you have a family member or friend that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner there?

    If so, then please leave a comment below about it. Write down what you experienced so other people will know what to expect.

    Things you might want to include in the review:

    • Conditions in Pre-Trial Detention Center.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has a story to tell. Why’d you get arrested? Did you get fair treatment? How was day to day life at Pre-Trial Detention Center? How did you get along with the other inmates? How has this experience impacted your life?

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    Did you make friends in jail? Trying to talk to a person you met in jail? Throw a shout out to them here.

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