Gilchrist County Jail is in Gilchrist County, Florida and is the primary correctional facility for that area. Do you know somebody in jail at Gilchrist County Jail? This page gives you all about anything related to Gilchrist County Jail,like the following: How to locate an inmate. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Gilchrist County Jail intake procedures. Gilchrist County court information. And much more…
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The prospect of going to jail is a daunting and scary idea, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also that person’s family and friends. The goal of this guide is to give you all the information and advice that you need to make the process a little less stressful. If you have a question, please feel free to ask it, and any tips or comments that could be beneficial to others will be much appreciated.
Gilchrist County Jail
9239 South Us 129
Trenton, FL 32693
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you have a friend or family member that has gone to jail and want to find them?
Has someone that’s been arrested and you want to find out what jail they’re in?
In order to search who is in jail at Gilchrist County Jail you need to visit their website and perform an inmate lookup.
The Gilchrist County Jail Inmate Search has information on people who have been arrested and are in jail, which includes current status, how much their bail is, and times you can visit. You can also find information for anybody who has been arrested or discharged in the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to find their arrest information faster if you’ve got the arrestee’s first and last name, date of birth, or arrest number.
If your friend or loved one may be at another county jail you will want to check our guide to other Florida jails: Florida County Jails Listing
A mugshot, also known as a intake photo, is the photograph taken by the police when you are booked into jail. They will take one full face and one profile photo. Your name and intake number will be on the photos, and they will be on file.
Mugshots of Gilchrist County Jail inmates are on the website, or you can see them at the Gilchrist County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you will have to enter the prisoner’s name, and a booking date.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot erased from the Gilchrist County Jail website? This can be tricky, as the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest would be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.
Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot removed, the different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Obviously, if you’re locked up, your main thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, bail will be decided either through a preset bail schedule or a 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 are kept in jail until your court date.
If you do bail out you will have to agree to go to your court date, and you won’t be permitted to travel out of the county.
Typically, prisoners in the Gilchrist County Jail will earn time off for good behavior when they follow the rules and act right while they are in jail.
If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to do work release. You will either have to stay jail at the end of the day when you’re finished working, or you may be permitted to move into a halfway house when you are not working.
Your bail is how much money that you will be required to pay to get out of jail until you go to court. The amount of bail that is set all depends on how serious your charges are. Someone will have to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total that was determined in order to be released. If you fail to show up for your court appearance, that person will lose that money.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
You need to call the Gilchrist County Jail. If you have all the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know how much their bail is. You can also find out how much their bail is on the Gilchrist County Jail website.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Bailing out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but most of the time, its simple to do if you have the money. To start with, find out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond. If so, you won’t be able to use the services of a bail bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they can’t take a check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the prisoner will be released into your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get your money back.
If the bail amount is too high, or you can’t afford it, you should try a bail bondsman. Bondsmen usually charge you a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set, and in most cases charge a minimum fee of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and has to be paid in cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman might require that they use assets as collateral for the bond.
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Get Time Off For Good Behavior
- Work Release Programs
- Time Served
- Pre-Trial Release Programs
- Get Released on House Arrest
- Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The intake procedure includes these steps:
- You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. When the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
- The first thing you will have to to is you have to answer some basic questions, like what is your legal name, street address, birth date and an emergency contact person.
- Also, you will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
- You’ll be given an inmate ID.
- You will get fingerprinted.
- They will take your mugshot.
- Any personal 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 telephone call to call a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
- If you are expected to be released quickly, you might get to wear your street clothes, otherwise you will be issued a jumpsuit.
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When you finally post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. The discharge process takes anywhere between 10 minutes to hours or even all day long. So, the quicker you post bail, the quicker you will be freed. Also, it can depend on whether you’ve been given a bond amount or if a judge still needs to determine the bail amount. For lesser charges, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and have a release date, you should expect to be released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.
How To Turn Yourself In
If you have a, or if you need to begin your jail sentence, you should do the right thing and turn yourself in willingly. In the case of an outstanding warrant, report to the jail reception area, and tell them that believe that there could be a warrant out for your arrest. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if so, you will be taken into jail custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report at the exact time and date that the sentence order states. Make sure that you don’t show up late. Be sure to only bring required items when you go to jail, such as your drivers license or your ID, prescription medication, and a copy of the sentencing order.
Inmates have to list information about each visitor to the jail in advance of the visit. This information will be put in the log for the inmate that requested the visitor. Each and every visitor has to provide a photo ID when visiting. Visitors that arrives for visitation late or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures frequently change, so check the official site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Jail phone calls are typically more expensive than phone calls made at home. There are certain restrictions about when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the jail rules, your ability to use the phone could be reduced or forbidden completely.
Sending Mail to Inmates
All inmate mail must be sent using the US Postal Service. You can’t use any other form of delivery. Clearly write the prisoner’s name, inmate number, and the address of the jail on the letter. Don’t send a box, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail that you send to inmates gets opened and reviewed by staff, and the mail will be sent back if deemed inappropriate.
The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Gilchrist County Jail is:
Gilchrist County Jail
9239 South Us 129
Trenton, FL 32693
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
Gilchrist County Jail
9239 South Us 129
Trenton, FL 32693
The Gilchrist County Jail inmate mail policy can change, so it would be best to review the official Gilchrist County Jail site when you send a letter to an inmate there.
Get A Lawyer
If you have been arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, one of these is that you have 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 a lawyer for you. You may be asking yourself ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal lawyer will make sure you know your rights, protect your interests and show you the way through the complicated court system in your county. The quicker you get a lawyer involved with your case, the better off you’ll be.
For more information on this, click here: How to Find a Lawyer in Gilchrist County
If you need an attorney, but can’t afford a lawyer, you will get a public defender. The Public Defender has access to investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social workers. All Public Defenders are full-fledged lawyers that are members of the Florida State Bar and are legally licensed to handle your case.
Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney? Are you happy with how they handled your case?
All court records are a matter of public record. Court records are comprised of a case file containing a docket sheet and every motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed in the case. You can access the records and documents in your court case with the online service, or by going to the Gilchrist County Clerk of Court.
Clerk of Court
The Clerk of Court is a member of the court that maintains court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for all court participants, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records and documents associated with your case are held at Gilchrist County Clerk of Court office.
Court fees are all costs associated with your court case, which include filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you are low income and have a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.
The Gilchrist County court magistrate is the person that will preside on your case. Magistrates are judges that do different functions, such as setting your bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and overseeing initial court appearances and detention proceedings.
A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared with information about the arrestee’s background and as much detail about the arrestee’s life, which the judge will review and take into account when determining your sentence. Information and personal details will be collected from the defendant, his or her family members, and in some cases the victim. Don’t forget you can request to get a copy of this report before your sentencing, and make sure that you review it and correct any mistakes.
After being convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, which include community service, house arrest, and probation, to even 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 might get locked up immediately, or you could be given a date that you must to surrender and report to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.
Want to find out if somebody you know is locked up, or has gone to jail in the past?
To do so, you should visit the jail website and do an inmate search, and do a search using:
- Birth date.
- Their booking date.
- and their jail ID.
If you think that they are currently in jail, you should call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.
If you believe you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you are able to check the court records on the Gilchrist County jail website or you are able to call the jail directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask one of the officers. You should be clear that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.
If you know the person’s first and last name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, on the phone, in person, or you can check online. Arrest records are public record and this is freely available.
A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, like, subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All people registered as sex offenders have to be listed and registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access sex offenders on the internet, but you should know that you will not see the actual address, rather the block they live on.
Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. These records include a court case file that contains a docket sheet and all of the documents filed in the court case. You can access your court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.
Each state keeps a record of someone’s criminal background. These databases are linked together so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from any other state. You are able to go to county courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county, and if it was in a totally different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.
When you look up a person’s crminal records you will be able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for these crimes:
- Drug crimes.
- Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
- Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
- Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.
But, when you do a criminal records check, you generally will not be able to find out if they has had any:
- Speeding or wreckless driving.
- Drivers license revoked or suspended.
- Been in a traffic accident.
- Other moving violations.
- Parking Tickets.
- You must be over the age of 21.
- You must possess a High School Diploma or GED
- You must be a US Citizen.
- You must pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
- You must pass a drug test.
- You must have a good level of fitness.
- You must be in good health.
- You must have a valid Drivers License
- An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.
- The right to protection from the accused.
- The right to notification.
- The right to attend proceedings.
- The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
- The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
- The right to restitution.
- The right to a speedy trial.
- 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 at the jail.
- Jail and pod layout and facility
- Staff and guards
- Jail food and commissary
- The other inmates – what are they like?
- Prisoner programs and activities
To search for this kind of information, you will have to do a search for their driving history.
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For Federal crimes, the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Gilchrist County,The Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.
Life In Jail / What Its Like
Just the thought of spending time in Gilchrist County Jail is very scary, in time you will get used to the routine that is set for you in jail. Prisoners get an alarm for wake-up at 6am, and next you’ll have roll call. You will then have breakfast. Following breakfast you will have to work in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. 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 Gilchrist 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 Gilchrist County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.
How To Send Money to an Inmate
You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.
The procedure to send funds to inmates is always changing, so we suggest that you double check the official Gilchrist County Jail site before send money to someone in jail there.
The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.
If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.
You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.
Pods / The Yard
The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.
As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.
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Types of Jobs at Gilchrist County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Gilchrist 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.
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Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.
The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:
The definition of victim includes:
There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.
The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.
Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.
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Sex Offender Information and Search
All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.
If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.
Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.
Reviews of this Jail
Have you ever been an inmate at Gilchrist County Jail? Do you have a family member or friend that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit someone at Gilchrist County Jail?
If your answer is yes, then please write a review about it. Write down what you experienced so that other people can learn what to expect.
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Tell Your Story
Everbody that’s been incarcerated has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why were you locked up? How did the guards treat you? What happened to you while you were locked up? What about the other inmates? How did it affect you to go to jail?
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Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate
Make some good friends in jail? Want to throw a shout out to an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Leave a message for them here.
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