Escambia County Jail – Pensacola, FL

Escambia County Jail is in Escambia County, FL and is the correctional facility for that county. Are you looking for someone locked up in Escambia County Jail? This guide gives you information about everything related to Escambia County Jail,such as: How to locate an inmate. How to view Escambia County Jail mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Booking and intake procedures. Court information and records. And much much more…

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary idea, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also that person’s friends and family. This guide is meant to offer advice and information you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail easier. If you have a question, please feel free to ask it, and also any comments or tips that might help other people in the same situation will be welcome.

General Information

Address

Escambia County Jail
1700 West Leonard Street
Pensacola, FL 32501

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 850-436-9831
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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 need to find them?

Do you know somebody who’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to find out who is in jail at Escambia County Jail you need to navigate to their link and do an inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Escambia County Jail Inmate Roster has information on persons who have been arrested and are in jail, which includes status, bail amount, and visiting hours. Also, you can find information about anyone arrested and booked or released in the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to find their arrest information quicker if you have your friend or family member’s name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or loved one could possibly be in another county jail you can check our guide to other Florida jails: Florida County Jails


Mugshots

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

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be found on the Escambia County Jail website, or you can view them at the Escambia County Jail. When viewing online you have to enter their full name, and the arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to get your mugshot removed from the Escambia County Jail website? This is difficult, since the mugshot is a public record. You need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that the record of your arrest will be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For more information about getting your mugshot removed, the many different websites with mugshots, 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

Of course, if you’re in jail, your primary thought is about how to get out. After you’ve been booked, bail is determined either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If no bail is set this might mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you are are released you must agree to be there for your court date, and until that day you are not allowed to leave the county.

In most cases, a prisoner at Escambia County Jail can earn time off in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and act right while they’re in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to do work release. Either you will have to return to the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished at your job, or you might get to sleep in a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay in order to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount of bail that is set is dictated by how serious your crime is. You or someone you know will have to post 10 percent of the total amount that was determined so you can get discharged from jail. If you fail to show up for court, whoever posted your bail will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you have to call the jail. If you have all the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know what their bail is set at. You can also see the bail amount on the Escambia County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but most of the time, it’s really easy. First, find out if they have a Cash Only Bond. If so, you will not be able to get a bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail won’t take a check. Once you have paid the bond, the inmate will be released into your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you should use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will usually charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and usually charge a minimum of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman will in most cases ask to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

You can 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
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • 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:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • You will have to answer a number of questions, such as what is your full name, home address, date of birth and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • All of your personal property will be taken from you and stored until you are released.
  • They will let you make a phone call in order to contact a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be able 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 uniform.

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail will take between 30 minutes to hours or even all day long. In other words the quicker bail is posted, the faster you will get discharged. How quickly you get discharged can depend on whether or not you’ve got a cash bond amount or if a magistrate still needs to determine your bail amount. For a minor offense, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and are given a discharge date, you should expect to be released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

In the event there is a, or if you need to start a jail sentence, you should do the right thing and turn yourself into the authorities. For a warrant, report to the jail reception area, and tell an officer that think that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. When reporting to serve a sentence, report on the date and time that the sentence order requires you to. Make sure that you are not late to report. Be sure to only bring required items with you, such as a driver’s license or even your ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates need to give information about each visitor to the jail in advance. This information will be put into a log of visitors for the inmate that requested the visitor. Each visitor has to provide a photo ID when visiting. Visitors arriving late or without a visiting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
The Escambia County Jail visitation procedures frequently change, so it would be wise to review the official jail site before you try to 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 . These phone calls are usually more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. There are certain restrictions about how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the rules, an inmate’s ability to use the phone could be reduced or forbidden completely.

The Escambia County Jail phone number is: 850-436-9831

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail must be sent via the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You cannot use any other form of delivery. You have to clearly write or type the person’s name, inmate number, and the jail address on the letter that you send. Don’t mail anything in a package or box, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail that you send to inmates will be opened and inspected by the jail officers, and the mail will get returned if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

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

Escambia County Jail
1700 West Leonard Street
Pensacola, FL 32501

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Escambia County Jail
1700 West Leonard Street
Pensacola, FL 32501


The inmate mail policy at Escambia County Jail changes frequently, so we suggest that you review the official Escambia County Jail site when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you have particular rights, the most important of which is the right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so make sure to ask a friend or family member to find a lawyer when you call them. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘why do I need an attorney?’ While you are not required to have one, a lawyer will advise you about your rights, help protect your interests and help you navigate through the complicated legal system in Escambia County. The sooner you get a lawyer involved with your charges, the better.

For more info on how to find a lawyer, visit: How to Find a Lawyer in Escambia County

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender Office is staffed by investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are licensed lawyers who are members of the State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law.

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

Court Records

Escambia County court records are are public records and are available upon request. They are comprised of a file containing a docket and all of the motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed in the case. You are able to access your court case records with the website, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court.

Clerk of Court

The Escambia County Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who manages the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath in a court case, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records, documents, and evidence from your court case are kept at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the charges from your court case, which include filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the person that presides on your case in court. Magistrate judges do several different things, like setting bail, issuing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is put together to include background information and details of the arrestee’s life, which the magistrate judge will take into account when deciding on the sentence. Information will be requested from the person on trial, his or her family, and in some circumstances the victim. Keep in mind you are allowed to ask to see your own copy of the pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, 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 given a sentence for your crime. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you could be immediately taken into custody, or given a date that you are required to turn yourself into jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if some you know is currently in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

To do so, you should visit the jail’s website, and search by:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you should call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can find out by checking the court records on the Escambia County jail website or you can call the jail directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask the officer in charge. You should know that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you will be 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, in person, or you can check online. An arrest is a matter of public record and these records are accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, such as warrants. You can find these by going to the Escambia County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders must be registered and listed on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You can access these listings online, but bear in mind that you can’t see the street address, rather the address block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. These records include a court case file that contains a docket sheet and any of the documents and filings filed in the case. You can access your court records online, or at Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains a record of someone’s criminal background. These online databases are linked together so you are able to track criminal convictions from other states. You can go to the Escambia County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and if the crime was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay for a more complete search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you can find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any crimes, which can include:

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

If you do a criminal records check, you generally won’t learn if they has had:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving records, you must do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? How easy was it? Dis you do your search online or did you have to call the courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are lots of reasons that people search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your story might help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Escambia County,The Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link

    Escambia County Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that serving a jail sentence in the Escambia County jail is no fun, soon you will get accustomed to the daily routine there. Prisoners get an alarm for wake-up every morning at six in the morning, and next you’ll have roll call. You will then eat 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 Escambia 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 Escambia 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 money to people in jail can change, so review the official Escambia County Jail site 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

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Escambia County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Escambia 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 Escambia 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 incarcerated in Escambia County Jail? Do you have a family member or friend that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at Escambia County Jail?

    If so, then please leave a comment below about it. Tell us about what you experienced because others can find out what to expect.

    What to include in your comment:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why’d you end up in jail? Were you fairly treated? What was your daily routine in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did getting locked up affect your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Are you trying to find out how to get in touch with someone from jail? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Escambia County Jail Link
    Escambia County Jail Inmate Search
    Escambia County Jail Mugshots
    Escambia County Jail Bail Amount Link

    Escambia County Jail Visitation Policy Link
    Escambia County Jail Mail Policy
    Find an inmate at Escambia County Jail
    Escambia County Jail Warrant Inquiry
    Escambia County Jail Arrest Inquiry
    Send Funds to an Inmate at Escambia County Jail
    Escambia County Jail Jobs


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    Hi david eg miller take care we love you

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