Calhoun County Jail – Blountstown, FL

Calhoun County Jail is located in Calhoun County, Florida and is the primary jail for that county. Do you know someone locked up at Calhoun County Jail? This site will tell you about anything related to Calhoun County Jail,like the following: Find out who’s in jail at Calhoun County Jail? Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Court records. And lots more.

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary prospect, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is meant to give you all the info that you need to make going to jail a lot easier. If you have a specific question, please feel free to ask them, and please leave any feedback or comments that might be a benefit to other people in the same situation will be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Calhoun County Jail
20830 Ne W.C. Reeder Dr
Blountstown, FL 32424

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 850-674-7789
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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?

Has somebody that has been arrested and you need to find them?

In order to look up who’s in jail at Calhoun County Jail you have to visit their website and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Calhoun County Jail Inmate List has information on persons currently in custody, which includes custody status, how much their bail is, and times you can visit. Also, you can get info on anyone who has been arrested or discharged within the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to get the information fast if you have your friend or family member’s full name, birth date, or arrest number.

If the person you’re searching for might be at another county jail you should check the other Florida county jails in our Florida County Jail Guide: Florida County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, or intake photograph, is a photo that the police take when you get booked into jail. They take one and a side-view photo. Your name and jail booking number will appear on the mugshot, and they’re kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Calhoun County Jail prisoners can be searched on the Calhoun County Jail website, or you can see them at the Calhoun County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you need to input their first and last name, and an arrest date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to get your mugshot taken down from the Calhoun County Jail site? This is difficult, as your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you have to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that the record of your arrest will be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

To learn more about getting your mugshot taken down, the many different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, once you are incarcerated, your main thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through booking, bail will be determined using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If no bail is set this may mean that you will either be released, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you are are released you must agree to be there for your court date, and you are not permitted to leave town.

In most cases, inmates in the Calhoun County Jail will be given an early release in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and act right while locked up.

If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to do work release. You will be required to go back to the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished working, or you may be permitted to move into a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you will be required to pay to be released from jail pending trial. The amount you have to pay is dictated by the seriousness of your crime. Someone will have to pay 10 percent of the total that was set in order for you to be released. If you don’t show up for your scheduled court date, 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 how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail need to call the Calhoun County Jail. If you have all the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the Calhoun County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is no fun, but in some cases, it is simple to do if you have the money. First, you need to know if it is a Cash Only Bond. If so, you can’t get a Bail Bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they won’t accept checks. Once the cash bond has been paid, the inmate will be released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, of if you can’t pay it, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will usually have a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and in most cases with a minimum fee of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and has to be paid in cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman will usually require that they use your assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

If you need a bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman

Have you ever had to use a Bail Bondsman for yourself, a family member or friend? If you have, post a comment below and tell about it, and let us know how things turned out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Get Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • Released For 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 intake procedure takes you through each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. When the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • Firstly, you will have to answer a bunch of questions, like what is your legal name, your address, date of birth and contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • You will be allowed to make a telephone call to get in touch with a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, they will let you wear your street clothes, if not you you will be given a jail jumpsuit.

Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If you have, you should tell your story. How long did you have to wait? How were you treated? Do you have any things that might help other people get through jail processing?

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged from jail takes anywhere from 10 minutes to many hours. In other words the faster you can pay your bail, the sooner you will be freed. It also depends on if you’ve got a cash bond or if a magistrate needs to figure out how much to set your bail at. For a minor offense, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. If you have served a sentence in jail and have a date of your release, you should plan to get released between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

If there is a, or if you need to begin your sentence in jail, you really should follow the rules and turn yourself into the authorities. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go down to the jail, in the reception area, and tell an officer that you think they might have a warrant out for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if they verify that you have one, they will take you into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, report at the exact time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Ensure that you aren’t late. Just bring allowed items with you, for example your drivers license or even state issued ID, prescription medication, as well as a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate need to list the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance. This information will be entered into a Visiting log as an authorized visitor. Each and every visitor will be required to provide identification. Any visitors that arrives for visitation late or without a visiting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
The Calhoun County Jail visitation procedures frequently change, so it would be wise to visit the jail site before you go.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Phone calls made in jail are generally more costly than regular phone calls. There are certain restrictions about when and how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the rules and are disciplined, phone calls might get reduced or totally denied.

Phone Number: 850-674-7789

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail must be mailed using US Postal Service. You cannot use any other form of mail or package delivery. You should write or type the name, inmate ID number, and the jail address on the letter that you send. Do not mail anything in a box, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail received by the jail is opened and reviewed by the jail staff, and will get returned if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Calhoun County Jail, use this address:

Calhoun County Jail
20830 Ne W.C. Reeder Dr
Blountstown, FL 32424

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Calhoun County Jail
20830 Ne W.C. Reeder Dr
Blountstown, FL 32424


The Calhoun County Jail inmate mail policy changes frequently, so double check the official website before you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you still have certain rights, one of these being the right to request a lawyer. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so it is important to have a friend or family member locate a lawyer when you talk to them. You might be thinking ‘why do I need an attorney?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal attorney will advise you about your rights, protect your interests and help you find your way through the court system that you are now faced with. The quicker you get an attorney working on your case, the better your chances.

For more info on this subject, go to: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. Also, the Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as private investigators, forensics experts as well as social workers. All Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys, admitted to the Florida State Bar Association and are completely licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you ever had to use the services of a Public Defender? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

All court records are public records. Court records are comprised of a court case file with a docket sheet and all documents and motions filed in the case. You, and anyone else, can access your court case records via the Calhoun County website, or by going to the Calhoun County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that maintains court records. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and also read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records, documents, and evidence related to your case are held at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the fees and charges from your case, which include filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you are low income and have a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the person who presides over your case in court. Magistrate judges do several different things, which include setting bail, issuing warrants for arrest, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together with the defendant’s background information and information about the defendant’s life and history, which the magistrate will review and take into consideration when determining the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be solicited from the defendant, their family, and, if applicable, the victim of the crime. Remember you are able to request to have your own copy of this report before your sentencing, and review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are a number of different options, including community service and probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on how serious your crime was, you may be taken into custody immediately, or you could get a date to go to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if somebody you know is in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

You can you need to go to the Calhoun County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and do a search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birth date.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you can call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can access arrest warrants on the Calhoun County court website or you can call the court directly. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask the officer in charge. You should be clear that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Calhoun County jail, either by phone, go there in person, or look online. An arrest is in the public record and this information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, like warrants. You can find these by getting in touch with the Calhoun County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are required to be registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to see this information online, but bear in mind that you will not be able to get the exact address, but only the address block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Every state maintains records of people’s criminal past. These online databases are all connected so you are able to track criminal convictions from another state. You are able to go to courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, 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 get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any of the following crimes:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft.

When you do a criminal history search, you generally will not learn if they had:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get 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? Did you search online or did you have to make a phone call to the local courthouse? Was the information correct? There are lots of reasons that people search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your comments could make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Calhoun County,the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link

    Calhoun County Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of serving a jail sentence in Calhoun County Jail is no fun, soon you will get accustomed to the routine that is set for you. Expect a wake-up alarm each morning at 6am, and next you’ll have roll call. You will then have breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will 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 Calhoun County Jail, 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 Calhoun 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 rules for sending funds to someone in jail could change, so you should visit the official website before 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

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Calhoun County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Calhoun 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.

    Apply for a Job at Calhoun County Jail

    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:

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

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

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


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever spent any time in this jail? Do you know anybody that spent time there? Have you ever visited a prisoner in this jail?

    If yes, then please write your review about it. Tell us about your jail experience so other people will know what to expect.

    What to write in what you write:

    • Conditions in Calhoun County Jail.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has a story to tell. How’d you get locked up? How did the guards treat you? How was life in jail? What about the other inmates? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

    Click here to post a comment

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you want to say wassup to someone you met in jail? Write your message below.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Calhoun County Jail Website
    Calhoun County Jail Inmate Search Link
    View Calhoun County Jail Mugshots
    Calhoun County Jail Bail Amount Link

    Calhoun County Jail Visitation Policy Link
    Calhoun County Jail Mail Policy
    Calhoun County Jail Inmate Inquiry Link
    Calhoun County Warrant Lookup
    Calhoun County Jail Arrest Inquiry
    Calhoun County Jail Send Money Procedure
    Calhoun County Jail Jobs


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