Baker County Detention Center – Macclenny, FL

Baker County Detention Center is in Baker County, Florida and is the main jail for the area. Looking for somebody in jail at Baker County Detention Center? This page tells you all about everything related to Baker County Detention Center: How to locate an inmate. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and how to get out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Court records. And more…

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and stressfull idea, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also that person’s friends and family. This guide is designed to give info you need to make going to jail less stressfull. If you have specific questions, please feel free to ask them, and please leave any tips or comments that could be beneficial to others will be welcome.

General Information

Address

Baker County Detention Center
1 Sheriff’S Office Drive
Macclenny, FL 32063

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 904.259-2231
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that has gone to jail and don’t know how to contact them?

Do you know a friend or family member who’s been arrested and you need to find out what jail they’re in?

To search who is in jail at Baker County Detention Center you have to go to their web site and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Baker County Detention Center Inmate Roster has information on people who have been arrested, including custody status, bail amount, and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you can find info for anybody booked or released in the past 24 hours. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by last name. You can get their arrest information fast if you enter the arrestee’s name, birth date, or arrest number.

If the person you’re searching for could possibly be at another county jail you will want to check our Florida county jail guide: Florida County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a booking photo, is the picture that the jail takes when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is actually two photos one and a profile picture. Your full name and jail booking number will appear on the pictures, and they’re kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Baker County Detention Center prisoners can be seen on the Baker County Detention Center website, or you can view them at the Baker County Detention Center. When you search for mugshots online you have to enter the person’s first and last name, and an arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to have your mugshot erased from the Baker County Detention Center website? This is difficult, because the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that your arrest record will be sealed, and will not be accessible. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

To learn more about removing your mugshot, the various websites with mugshots, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, once you’re incarcerated, your only thought is when and how to get out. After booking, your bail amount is set either by bail schedule or magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this might mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you are are released you are required to promise to be in court on your court date, and until that date you are not permitted to travel out of the county.

Usually, inmates at Baker County Detention Center will be given time off for good behavior when they follow the rules and area a good inmate while they’re in jail.

If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to participate in work release. Either you will have to return to the jail each day when you’re finished at your job, or you could have the chance to live in a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you are required to pay to be released from jail until your trial. The amount of bail that is set is dictated by what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. Someone will have to pay to the courts 10% of the amount set so you are able to get out of jail. If you fail to show up for court, the person that bailed you out of jail won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you have all the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they will tell you what their bail is set at. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the Baker County Detention Center website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is never a fun thing, but in some cases, it’s easy if you have the money. To start with, find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only”. If this is the case, you can’t get a bail bondsman. Cash only – the jail can’t accept a personal check. Once you have paid the bond, the inmate will be released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, of if you can’t pay it, you you should hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will usually charge you a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and in most cases charge a minimum charge of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman may ask to use your assets as collateral for the bond.

To find a bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Get Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • Time Served
  • Get Out 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 the following steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you may not be processed immediately.
  • Firstly, you will answer some questions, such as what is your legal name, street address, date of birth and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will get taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • You will get to make a telephone call in order to talk to family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might get to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to wear a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. The discharge process takes from 15 minutes to all day. Or, simply, the quicker bail is posted, the quicker you will get let go. How quickly you get discharged depends on whether you have a bond amount or if the judge has to figure out the bail amount. For lesser charges, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served your sentence and know the discharge date, plan to be discharged between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you have to start your sentence, you really should do the right thing and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, report to the jail intake area, and tell them that you think there may be a warrant for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if there is one, they will take you into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Make sure that you are not late to report. Be sure to only bring necessary items when you turn yourself in, for example a driver’s license or even photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to list the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail. Your visitor’s names will be entered in the visitors log for the requesting inmate. Each visitor has to provide a photo ID when visiting. Visitors showing up late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures are always changing, so make sure that you check the jail site before you go to the jail to visit.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Calls made in jail are much pricier than phone calls made at home. Phone calls are restricted on how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the jail rules, your ability to use the phone could be reduced or eliminated altogether.

The Baker County Detention Center phone number is: 904.259-2231

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail must be sent using US Postal Service. You can’t use any other type of mail delivery. You must write the prisoner’s name, inmate ID number, and jail address on the letter that you send. Do not mail a box or package, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. Any mail gets opened and reviewed by the jail officers, and will be returned to the sender if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Baker County Detention Center:

Baker County Detention Center
1 Sheriff’S Office Drive
Macclenny, FL 32063

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Baker County Detention Center
1 Sheriff’S Office Drive
Macclenny, FL 32063


The Baker County Detention Center inmate mail policy can change, so it would be best to visit the official Baker County Detention Center site when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, one of these is that you have the right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so it is a good idea to ask a friend or family member to find an attorney for you. You might be thinking ‘why do I need an attorney?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, an attorney will advise you about your rights, look after your best interests and show you the way through the complicated court system in your county. The sooner you get an attorney working on your case, the better your chances.

For more detailed information on this subject, read: How to Find a Lawyer in Baker County

Public Defender

If you cannot afford an attorney, you will get a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender has access to private investigators, experts in forensics and social case workers. Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers that are members of the Florida State Bar and are fully licensed to handle your case.

Have you ever had to use a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

Court records are are public records and are available upon request. Court records have a case file with a docket sheet and every documents that have been filed. You are able to access your court case records with the online service, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is a member of the court who maintains court records and controls access to them. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath during court cases, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records associated with your court case are maintained at the Baker County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the costs associated with 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 may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the type of judge that rules on your case. Magistrates do a number of things, like deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed with information about the defendant’s background and details of the arrestee’s life and history, which the judge will review when deciding on the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be gathered from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and, if applicable, the victim. Be sure to remember you can ask to see a copy of the pre-sentencing report before sentencing, so you can go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, ranging from community service and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you might get immediately taken into custody, or you could receive a date that you must turn yourself into jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

To find this out you will have to visit the jail’s website, and search by:

  • Their name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you should call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants inquiry on the Baker County jail website or call the court. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and inquire at the information desk. You should be clear that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or find out online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and the information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you are served with legal papers, which can be warrants. You can access civil process orders by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders have to be registered and listed on a sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You are able to see these listings online, but you should know that you will not see the actual address, but only the address block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. They include a case file that contains a docket sheet and all documents filed in your court case. You can access the court records on their website, or at Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains records of people’s criminal history. These databases are all linked so you can track criminal convictions from any other state. You can go to the Baker County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. 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 intensive search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you will get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for the following crimes:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

But, when you do a criminal records check, you generally won’t learn if someone has had any:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving records, you must do a search for their driving history.

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

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Baker County,the Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link

    Baker County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of serving a jail sentence in the Baker County jail is very scary, soon you will get used to the routine that is set for you. Inmates get an alarm to wake up at 6am, and next you’ll have roll call. Next, you will get breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will be required 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 Baker County 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 Baker County 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 process for sending money to someone in jail can change, so you should review the official website when you send any money.

    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

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Baker County Detention Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Baker County 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 Baker County Detention 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.

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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 spent any time at this jail? Do you know anybody that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner in this jail?

    If yes, then please write your review about it. Write down what you experienced so that others can learn what to expect.

    Things you can put in your review:

    • Conditions in Baker County Detention Center.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why’d you end up in jail? Did you experience fair treatment? What was your daily routine in jail? What about the other inmates? How did going to jail affect your life?

    Click here to share your story about when you did time in Baker County Detention Center

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Are you trying to throw a shout out to somebody you met in jail? Post a message to them below.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Baker County Detention Center Website
    Baker County Detention Center Inmate Search Link
    View Baker County Detention Center Mugshots
    Baker County Detention Center Bail Amount Link

    Baker County Detention Center Visitation
    Baker County Detention Center Jail Mail Link
    Baker County Detention Center Inmate Inquiry Link
    Baker County Detention Center Warrant Inquiry
    Baker County Detention Center Arrest Lookup
    Baker County Detention Center Send Money Procedure
    Baker County Detention Center Jobs


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