Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center – Miami, FL

Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center is located in Miami-Dade County and is the primary correctional facility for this county. Looking for someone at Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center? This site tells you all about anything a person needs to know about Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center: How to do a jail inmate search. How to view Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information. And much more…

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The thought of going to jail is a scary and daunting prospect, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The purpose of this guide is to offer information and tips you need to make helping someone get out of jail a lot easier. If you have specific questions, just ask them, and please leave any tips or comments that might help others will be welcome.

General Information

Address

Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center
7000 Nw 41St Street
Miami, FL 33166

Phone Number and Fax Number

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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 want to contact them?

Has a friend or family member who’s been arrested and you need to find out where they are?

In order to see who’s in jail at Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center you will need to navigate to their link and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center Inmate Search has information on people who have been arrested, which includes custody status, how much their bail is, and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you are able to get info about anybody processed or released in the past 24 hours. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to get their arrest information faster if you enter your friend or family member’s full name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If the person you’re searching for might be incarcerated at a different jail you will want to look here: Florida County Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, or intake photo, is the photograph that the police take when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is actually one and a side photo. Your name and booking number will appear on the pictures, and they are kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be searched online, or you can go in person to the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center. When you search for mugshots on the website you will need to enter the first and last name, and the arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to get your mugshot taken off of the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center website? This will be difficult, because your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you have to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that your arrest record will be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For more information about getting your mugshot taken down, the different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, once you are arrested and put in jail, your primary thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, your bail is set either by bail schedule or 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 must remain in jail until your trial.

If you are released from jail you must agree to go to your court date, and you are required not to go out of town.

Typically, an inmate at Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center will earn time off in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and conduct themselves properly while they’re in jail.

If you follow the rules, you might be given work release detail. You will either have to stay the jail every day after work, or you may have the chance to move into a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you have to pay to get out of jail pending trial. The amount you will be required to pay is determined by what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. You or someone you know will have to pay 10% of the amount that was determined in order for you to bail out of jail. If you don’t show up for court, that person will lose all of the bail 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 need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will tell you what their bail is set at. You can also find out how much their bail is online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is no fun, but in some cases, it is easy if you have the money. First of all, you need to know if it is a Cash Only Bond situation. If it is, you won’t be able to get a Bail Bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail will not accept a personal check. Once you have paid the bond, the inmate will be released into your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you can’t afford it, you you should hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen generally charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and usually charge a minimum charge of $100. This is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bail bondsman will require that they use assets as collateral for the bond.

To talk to a local bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman at Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center

Have you ever had to use a Bail Bondsman for someone you know or yourself? If you have, leave a comment below and tell your story, and let us know how things turned out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • 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 procedure takes you through each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • First, must answer a number of questions, like your full name, home address, birthdate and contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • Any property you have will be taken from you and stored until you are released.
  • You will be allowed to use the phone so you can call a family member, 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 issued jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through processing at jail? If so, please tell your story so other people can learn from your experience. How long did it take to get processed? How did the guards treat you? Can you share any tips that might help others to get through the process?

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be allowed to leave jail. The discharge process may take anywhere from 15 minutes to all day. Or, simply, the faster bail is posted, the faster you can get out of jail. Also, how fast you get released can depend on if you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if a judge needs to figure out the bail amount. For a minor charge, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and have a date of your release, expect to get discharged between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the sheriff has a, or if you have to begin your sentence in jail, it is highly advisable that you do the right thing and turn yourself into the authorities. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go down to the jail reception area, and tell the intake officer that you think there may be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. A record check will be run, and if you do, they will take you into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go down to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order lists. Be very careful that you are not late to report. Only bring necessary items when you go, for example a driver’s license or even photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, and a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate need to list each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail. Your visitor’s names will be put into the visitors log for the inmate. Each and every visitor will be required to provide identification. Visitors showing up late or without a visiting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Jail visitation policies frequently change, so you should check the jail site before you go.

Visiting Hours

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 . Phone calls made in jail are typically pricier than phone calls made at home. There are certain restrictions about how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the rules and are disciplined, an inmate’s phone privileges might get reduced or eliminated altogether.

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Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail must be mailed using the actual US Postal Service. You can’t use any other type of mail delivery. You have to clearly write or type the name, inmate ID number, and jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t mail anything in a box or package, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail sent to inmates is opened and inspected by the jail officers, and will get returned to the sender if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center:

Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center
7000 Nw 41St Street
Miami, FL 33166

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center
7000 Nw 41St Street
Miami, FL 33166


The Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center inmate mail policy is always changing, so you should review the site before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you still have rights, one of these is the right to request a lawyer. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so you would be wise to have a friend or relative find an attorney for you. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘why do I need an attorney?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal lawyer can advise you of your rights, protect your interests and show you the way through the complicated court system that you are now faced with. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your case, the better your chances.

For more info on this, click: How to Find a Lawyer in Miami-Dade County

Public Defender

If you cannot afford a lawyer, you will get a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender Office has access to investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys, members of the State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you ever had to use a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

Miami-Dade County court records are are public records and are available upon request. They are comprised of a court case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and all documents and motions filed in the case. You can access court records using the internet service, or by going to the Miami-Dade County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Miami-Dade County Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who manages access to court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for all court participants, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records relating to your case are kept and available to you at the Miami-Dade County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the fees and charges from your case, such as for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have a Public Defender, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the type of judge who presides on your case. They do different tasks, which include setting bail amounts, issuing warrants for arrest, and acting as the presiding judge over first court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed to include background information and information about the defendant’s life and history, which the magistrate judge will review and take into account when deciding on the sentence. Information will be solicited from the defendant, his or her family, and in some cases the victim in the crime. Don’t forget you are allowed to ask to get a copy of the pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, and correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. 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 report to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if some you know is locked up, or has ever been locked up?

To do this, just visit the Miami-Dade County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search by:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you can also call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants inquiry on the website or call the jail. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and inquire at the information desk. Keep in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, on the phone, in person, or check online. An arrest is public record and these records are available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, like court orders. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Miami-Dade County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are required to be listed and registered on a sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You are able to see these offenders on the internet, but bear in mind that you will not be able to find the precise address, rather the neighborhood block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. Court Records include a court case file that includes a docket sheet and all documents filed in your case. You can access the 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 and every state keeps a record of a person’s criminal background. These state databases are connected and you can track criminal backgrounds from other states. Go to 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 totally different state, you might have to pay for a more complete search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you will be able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, usually won’t find if someone had:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this kind of information, you have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it a difficult process? Was your search online or did you call the jail? Was the information correct? There are lots of reasons that people search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your feedback could help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI maintains a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Miami-Dade County,The Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of serving a jail sentence in Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center is very scary, eventually you will get accustomed to the routine that is set for you. You will get an alarm to wake up each morning at 6:00am, and next they’ll do roll call. After roll call you will have breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will have 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 Turner Guilford Knight Correctional 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 Turner Guilford Knight Correctional 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 money to jail inmates can change, so we suggest that you review the official website before send funds to someone in jail 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 Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional 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 Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center

    Requirements:

    • 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.


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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.

    Click here to tell about all about it


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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 incarcerated at this jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited an inmate in this jail?

    If you have, then you should write a review about it. Tell us about your experience so that other people can find out what to expect.

    What to write in your comment:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Prisoner activities and programs


    Write Your Review

    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has a story about it. How’d you end up in jail? Did you experience fair treatment? What was it like in jail? What were the other inmates like? How did going to jail affect your life?

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    Make some good friends in jail? Want to find someone from jail? Leave a message for them here.

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  1. SM says:

    It is incredible how little the people helping you at the jail care about what is going on. They are completely futile and unwilling to help. Their answers are as vague as they can be and don’t ever expect something as simple as a smile. Even when we called to ask for the estimated time to be released we got multiple answers. Some said 4 to 6 hours, others 8 to 12 and another person told us 24 hours. How can they be running a jail if they can’t even be on the same page to give out the same information! It was my first time dealing with a jail and I hope it to be the last because it could not have been more disappointing.

  2. Christopher L. P. says:

    I LOVE YOU SO MUCH EVERYTHING WILL BE FINE BIG BEAR CALL ME WHEN YOU CAN

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