Citrus County Jail – Inverness, FL

Citrus County Jail is in Citrus County and is the primary jail for the county. Know somebody locked up in Citrus County Jail? This page gives you information about everything one might want to know about Citrus County Jail,such as: How to do a jail inmate search. How to view Citrus County Jail mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. How to post bail. Intake procedures. Court information and records. And lots more.

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The chance of going to jail is a scary and daunting situation, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also that person’s family and friends. This guide is meant to give you information and advice you need to make going to jail a lot easier. If you have specific questions, just ask them, and please leave any comments or tips that could help other people in the same situation would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Citrus County Jail
1 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave
Inverness, FL 34450

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 352.527.3332
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is incarcerated and want to contact them?

Has a family member or friend that has been arrested and you need to find them?

To search who’s in jail at Citrus County Jail you should visit their website and do an inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Citrus County Jail Inmate Search is an online list of persons who have been arrested, which includes custody status, how much their bail is, and visiting hours. You can get info about anyone who has been arrested or released within the last 24 hours. Inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You can get their arrest information more quickly if you’ve got the arrestee’s name, birth date, or arrest number.

If the person you’re searching for is in another county jail you will want to check the other Florida county jails in our Florida County Jail Guide: Florida County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail booking picture, is the photo that the jail takes during jail intake processing. A mugshot is actually two photos one face photo and a profile picture. Your full name and jail booking number will be on the pictures, and they will be stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be seen online, or you can see them in person at the Citrus County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you will need to enter their first and last name, and the arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to have your mugshot erased from the Citrus County Jail site? This may not be possible, as the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that your arrest record will be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot taken down, the many different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, if you are in jail, your main thought is when and how to get out. After booking, your bail amount is decided by a special judge called a magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this might mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out you will have to agree to go to your court date, and until that day you will not be permitted to go out of town.

In most cases, inmates will earn time off for good behavior when they respect the rules and don’t cause any problems while they are in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to do work release. Either you will have to return to jail each day after work, or you might be allowed to move into a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Your bail is money that you have to pay to the courts in order to be released from jail until your court date. The amount you will be required to pay depends on how serious your crime is. You or someone you know will have to post 10% of the amount set so you are able to get out of jail. If you fail to show up for your court appearance, the person that paid your bail will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you will need to call the jail. If you’ve got the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you the bail amount. You can also see the bail amount on the Citrus County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but most of the time, its easy. To start with, find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only”. If it is, you won’t be able to get a bail bondsman. Cash only – they will not take a check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the prisoner will get released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you just can’t afford it, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen usually charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and sometimes have a minimum fee of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If the bail is extremely high, the bail bondsman might ask to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

If you need a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman at Citrus County Jail

Have you ever hired a bondsman for yourself, a family member or friend? If so, 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
  • Get Out on Work Release
  • Time Served
  • Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • House Arrest
  • Get Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure is made up of the following steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • First, will answer a bunch of questions, like what is your full name, address, date of birth and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • All personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • They will allow you to make a telephone call in order to call a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you will be allowed to wear your own clothes, otherwise you you will be given a jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If so, please tell us what happened. How long did it take? How were you treated? Can you share any secrets that will help other people that get arrested make it through jail intake?

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will get discharged from jail. This process may take between 10 minutes to many hours. Or, simply, the faster you can post bail, the quicker you will get discharged. How quickly you get discharged might depend on whether you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if the judge still needs to figure out your bail amount. For a minor charge, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and know the date of your release, expect to get released between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the police have a, or if you have to report to start a sentence, it is highly advisable that you do the right thing and turn yourself in willingly. For a warrant, report to the jail processing area, and tell someone that believe that there could be a warrant for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if so, you will be taken into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go down to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Ensure that you aren’t late. Only bring things that are allowed when you go to jail, like your drivers license or your ID, prescription medication, as well as the official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate must provide the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitors will go into a log of approved visitors for the inmate. All visitors will be required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Anyone showing up late or that does not have a visting order will not be able to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies frequently change, so make sure that you visit the official jail site before you go to visitation.

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 . Calls made in jail are generally more expensive than regular phone calls. Phone calls are restricted on how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, phone calls might get reduced or eliminated altogether.

Phone Number: 352.527.3332

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail has to be mailed using the US Postal Service. You can’t use any other type of mail delivery. You must print the person’s name, prisoner number, and jail address on the letter. Do not send anything in a package or box, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail that you send to inmates is opened and read by the jail administration, and the mail will be returned to the sender if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Citrus County Jail:

Citrus County Jail
1 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave
Inverness, FL 34450

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Citrus County Jail
1 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave
Inverness, FL 34450


The mail policy can change, so it would be best to check the official Citrus County Jail 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 certain rights, the first of which is the right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure to get a friend or relative to locate a lawyer for you. You might be asking yourself ‘but do I really need an attorney’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal defense attorney will make sure you know your rights, help protect your interests and help you navigate the court system in Citrus County. The quicker you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your case, the better your chances.

For more information on this subject, visit: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender Office has access to investigators, experts in forensics as well as social case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are licensed lawyers, admitted to the State Bar and are legally licensed to handle your case.

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

Court Records

Court records are are public records and are available upon request. They have a file with a docket and all motions, documents, and evidence in your case. You, and anyone else, can access court records using the website, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who maintains court records. They also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records related to your court case are kept at Citrus County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges from your court case, such as filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you are low income and have a court appointed attorney, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The Citrus County magistrate acts as the judge who presides over your court case. Magistrates do different tasks, which include deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants, and presiding over initial court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together with information about your background and details of the arrestee’s life and public history, which the judge will take into account when deciding on the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be gathered from the person on trial, his or her family, and if necessary the victim in the crime. Be sure to remember you are allowed to ask to have a copy of the pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, and make sure that you review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, ranging from community service to probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you may be immediately taken into custody, or you might be given a date that you are required to turn yourself into jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if a family member of friend is in jail, or has ever been locked up?

To do this, you will have to access the jail’s website, and do a search using:

  • Name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • or jail ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you can also call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants on the website or you are able to 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. Bear in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the jail, either by phone, go there in person, or you can check online. Records of arrests are in the public record and the information is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you are served with legal papers, which can be , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these by going to the Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders have to be listed and registered on a sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to view these listings on the website, but keep in mind that you won’t get the actual address, rather the block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. Court Records include a case file containing a docket and any documents and filings filed in your case. You can access court records on the internet, or at the clerk’s office of the court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains a record of their state citizen’s criminal background. These state databases are linked together so you can track criminal histories from another state. You can go to the Citrus County Courthouse and inquire, or check the website. It helps to know the county, and if it was in a different state entirely, 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 get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any of the following crimes:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

During a criminal records search, usually won’t find out if that person has had any moving violations, like:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this information, you have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? How hard was it? Was your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the jail? Did you get information that was correct? There are lots of reasons that people look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your story could help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Citrus County,The Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List

    Citrus County Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of getting locked up in the Citrus County jail is no fun, eventually you will settle into the daily routine there. Prisoners get a wake-up alarm at six in the morning, and next you’ll have roll call. Next, you will eat breakfast. When you finish 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 Citrus 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 Citrus 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 money to inmates can change, so be sure to check the the Citrus County Jail website before you send money to an inmate 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

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Citrus County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Citrus 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 Citrus 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 been a prisoner at this jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate in this jail?

    If your answer is yes, then please leave a comment below about it. Write about what you experienced so that others can learn what to expect.

    Things you might want to put in the review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gang activity
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has a story to tell. Why were you locked up? Did you experience fair treatment? How was day to day life at Citrus County Jail? Were the other inmates cool? How did going to jail affect your life?

    Tell Your Story

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Do you need to find a friend from jail? Throw a shout out to them here.

    Say wassup to people locked up at Citrus County Jail

    Links and Resources

    Main Citrus County Jail Link
    Citrus County Jail Inmate Search
    View Citrus County Jail Mugshots
    Citrus County Jail Bail Amount Link

    Citrus County Jail Visitation Policy Link
    Citrus County Jail Jail Mail Policy Link
    Find an inmate at Citrus County Jail
    Citrus County Warrants
    Citrus County Jail Arrests
    Send Funds to an Inmate at Citrus County Jail
    Citrus County Jail Jobs


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