Glades County Detention Center – Moore Haven, FL

Glades County Detention Center is in Glades County and is the main jail for the county. Are you looking for someone in Glades County Detention Center? This page tells you info about anything you might need to know about Glades County Detention Center,like the following: How to locate an inmate. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Court records. And much, much more.

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a daunting and scary thought, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is designed to give you all the information and tips that you’ll need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail easier. If you have a question, just ask them, and also any comments or tips that could help others is appreciated.

General Information

Address

Glades County Detention Center
1297 East State Road 78
Moore Haven, FL 33471

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 863-946-1600
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is incarcerated and want to locate them?

Do you know a family member or friend that’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find out what jail they’re in?

To search who’s in jail at Glades County Detention Center you should visit their link and do an inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Glades County Detention Center Inmate List is an online list of persons who are in jail, which includes custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting schedule. You can also find info for anybody arrested and booked or discharged within the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to locate the information quicker if you have their name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If the person you’re searching for could possibly be in another jail you can check the other Florida county jails in our Florida County Jail Guide: Florida County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail booking photograph, is the picture taken by the police when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is make of one and one profile photo. Your name and booking number will be in the photos, and they’re on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be viewed on the website, or you can see them in person at the Glades County Detention Center. When viewing mugshots online you will need to put in the first and last name, and the booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to get your mugshot taken off of the Glades County Detention Center site? This will be difficult, as your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you have to file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest will be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For more information about removing your mugshot, the various mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal websites: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, if you are arrested and put in jail, your main thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through booking, bail is set by the magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you are released from jail you are required to agree to go to your court date, and until that day you won’t be allowed to leave town.

Usually, an inmate can earn an early release in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and don’t cause any problems while incarcerated.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be given work release detail. Either you will have to go back to the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished with work, or you may have the chance to sleep in a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you will be required to pay in order to be released from jail until your court date. Your bail amount is determined by the crime you’ve been charged with. You will need to post ten percent of the total that was determined in order to be released. If you don’t go to your court appearance, whoever posted your bail will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If know the person’s information, including 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 online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is never a fun thing, but in some cases, it is easy if you have the money. First, you need to know if they have a Cash Only Bond situation. If it is, you will not be able to get a bail bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail won’t accept a check. Once you have paid the bond, the inmate will be released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you might need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will usually charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and sometimes have a minimum charge of $100. This money is non-refundable and is typically cash only. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman will in most cases require that they use your personal assets as collateral for the bond.

To contact a local bail bondsman click here: Find a Bail Bondsman in Glades County

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • Released For Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • Get Out on House Arrest
  • Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure is made up of each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • Firstly, you have to answer a number of questions, such as what is your full name, your address, date of birth and an emergency contact.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • You will get to use the telephone so you can contact a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might be able to wear your street clothes, otherwise you you will be given a jail uniform.

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will get released from jail. This process can take anywhere from 30 minutes to hours or even all day long. In other words the faster you can pay your bail, the faster you can get out of jail. How quickly you get discharged can depend on if you’ve got a cash bond amount or if a judge still needs to determine how much to set your bail at. For a minor charge, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and are given a discharge date, plan to get released that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

out against you, or if you must begin your sentence in jail, you really should do the right thing and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, go to the jail, and tell someone that think that there is a warrant for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if there is one, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If it is for a jail sentence, report on the date and time that the sentence order states. Ensure that you aren’t late. Make sure that you only bring things that are allowed when you go to jail, such as a driver’s license or your ID, prescription medication, as well as a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to provide each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s information will be entered into the visitation log as an Authorized visit. Every visitor has to provide identification. Visitors that gets to visitation or that is not on the visitation list will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Glades County Detention Center change often, so make sure that you double-check the official site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Phone calls made in jail are a lot more expensive than phone calls made at home. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you break the rules, phone calls may be limited or totally denied.

The Glades County Detention Center phone number is: 863-946-1600

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail must be sent using US Postal Service. You can’t use any other type of mail delivery. You have to write or type the name, inmate ID, and the address of the jail on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t send anything in a package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail that you send to inmates will be opened and examined by the jail administration, and will be sent back if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Glades County Detention Center is:

Glades County Detention Center
1297 East State Road 78
Moore Haven, FL 33471

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Glades County Detention Center
1297 East State Road 78
Moore Haven, FL 33471


The mail policy at Glades County Detention Center changes frequently, so you should check the official website before you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you have rights, and an important one is that you have the right to request a lawyer. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is a good idea to get a friend or family member to locate a lawyer when you talk to them. You’re probably asking yourself ‘do I really need an attorney?’ While you are not required to have one, a lawyer can advise you of your rights, help protect your interests and help you find your way through the criminal justice system in your county. The quicker you get a lawyer involved with your situation, the better off you’ll be.

To read more about how to find a lawyer, visit: How to Find an Attorney in Glades County

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. Also, the Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are actual lawyers who are admitted to the Florida State Bar Association and are fully licensed to practice law.

Have you or someone you know had to use the services of a Public Defender? How did they do?

Court Records

Glades County court records are public records. Court records have a file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and each of the documents and motions filed in the course of your case. You, and anyone else, can access the records and documents in your court case with the website, or at the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Glades County Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that maintains the records. They also administer the oath when court is in session, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records, documents, and evidence related to your court case are available at Glades County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the costs associated with your case, such as filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the judge that presides on your case. They do different functions, such as setting bail amounts, writing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over first court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared to include information about your background and as much detail about the defendant’s life, which the judge will take into account when determining the sentence. Information and personal details will be gathered from the defendant, his or her family, and if necessary the victim. Remember that you should request to have a copy of the report before you are sentenced, so you can review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you might get taken into custody, right there in court, or you could receive a date that you are required to go to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if some you know is locked up, or has gone to jail in the past?

This is pretty easy to do, simply you will have to access the Glades County jail website, and search by:

  • Name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you can also call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant, you are able to check the court records on the Glades County court website or you can call the court directly. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask the officer in charge. You should know that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, by phone, go there in person, or check online. Arrest records are in the public record and the information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you are served with legal papers, like court orders. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders must be listed and registered on a sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You can access these offenders on the website, but you should know that you won’t find the actual address, rather the address block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. These records include a court case file that includes a docket and all filings and documents filed in the case. You are able to access court records via the internet, or at Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of a person’s criminal past. These state databases are all linked so you are able to track criminal convictions from other states. Go to courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that it was in a totally different state, you may have to pay for a more complete search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you can get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for crimes, which include:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

During a criminal records search, you generally will not discover if they has had:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving histories, you will have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? How easy was it? Did you search online or did you call the local courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are many reasons that people look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your feedback may make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Glades County,the Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List

    Glades County Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of spending time in the Glades County jail is very scary, in time you will get used to the daily routine there. All inmates get a wake-up alarm each morning at six in the morning, and next you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will get breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will work in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. 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 Glades 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 Glades 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 rules for sending money to inmates at Glades County Detention Center changes, so review the site when 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

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Glades County Detention Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Glades 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 Glades 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:

    • 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 at this jail? Do you know anybody that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited someone at Glades County Detention Center?

    If so, then please leave a comment below about it. Write about your jail experience because others can find out what to expect.

    Things you might want to put in your review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has at least one story to tell about it. How’d you get locked up? Did you get fair treatment? How was life in jail? What were the other inmates like? How has this experience impacted your life?

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    Did you make friends in jail? Do you want to get in touch with someone from jail? Throw a shout out to them here.

    Post a message to people still locked up at Glades County Detention Center

    Links and Resources

    Main Glades County Detention Center Link
    Glades County Detention Center Inmate Search
    View Glades County Detention Center Mugshots
    Glades County Detention Center Bail Link

    Glades County Detention Center Visitation Policy Link
    Glades County Detention Center Jail Mail Link
    Find an inmate at Glades County Detention Center
    Glades County Detention Center Warrant Inquiry
    Glades County Detention Center Arrests
    Send Money to an Inmate at Glades County Detention Center
    Jobs at Glades County Detention Center


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