Hernando County Detention Center – Brooksville, FL

Hernando County Detention Center is located in Hernando County, Florida and is the correctional facility for this area. Know someone at Hernando County Detention Center? This site tells you info about everything a person needs to know about Hernando County Detention Center,like: How to do a jail inmate search. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information and records. And much, much more.

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The prospect of going to jail is a daunting and scary idea, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also that person’s friends and family. The goal of this guide is to offer info that you need to make helping someone get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have questions, just ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any comments or tips that could be a benefit to other people in the same situation would be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Hernando County Detention Center
16425 Spring Hill Dr
Brooksville, FL 34604

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 352-544-2334
Fax:

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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 need to contact them?

Has somebody that has been arrested and you don’t know how to find out where they are?

In order to search who is in jail at Hernando County Detention Center you will need to navigate to their website and use the inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Hernando County Detention Center Inmate List is an online list of persons who have been arrested, which includes custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and schedule for visitation. You can also get the same information on anyone booked or released in the past 24 hour period. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to get their inmate information more quickly if you’ve got their first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or loved one may be in another county jail you should look here: Other County Jails in Florida


Mugshots

A mugshot, or intake photograph, is a picture that the jail takes when you get processed at jail intake. They take one frontal photo and one profile photo. Your full name and jail booking number will be in the pictures, and they’re kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be viewed online, or you can see them at the Hernando County Detention Center. When you search for mugshots online you need to input the inmate’s full name, and a booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to get your mugshot taken down from the Hernando County Detention Center site? This is difficult, since your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you must file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that your arrest record would 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.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot taken down, the various 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 are arrested and put in jail, your only thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, your bail amount will be set by a special judge called a magistrate. If no bail is set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you are released from jail you must promise to be in court on your court date, and until that date you can’t leave the area.

Typically, prisoners at Hernando County Detention Center will earn time off in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and act right while locked up.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will have to stay jail at the end of the day when you’re finished working, or you might be permitted to sleep in a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the courts to get out of jail pending trial. The amount you have to pay is dictated by the crime you are charged with. Someone will have to put up ten percent of the total that was set in order to get discharged from jail. If you don’t show up for your scheduled court date, whoever put up your bail money will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you must call the jail. If you’ve got the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know the bail amount. Also, you can see the bail amount online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but in some cases, it is really easy. First of all, find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only”. If so, you won’t be able to use a bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they can’t take a check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the person will be discharged. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

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

To contact a bail bondsman go to: How to find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • Released For Time Served
  • Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Get Out on House Arrest
  • Get Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process includes the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • Firstly, you have to answer some basic questions, such as your legal name, home address, date of birth and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will get taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • You will be allowed to make a phone call so you can call a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might get to wear your street clothes, otherwise you you will have to change into a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will be discharged from jail. This process may take anywhere between 15 minutes to many hours. In other words the faster you can pay your bail, the quicker you will get out of jail. It also depends on if you have a cash bond or if the magistrate must decide on how much your bail will be. For minor offenses, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you get to the end of your sentence and have a discharge date, plan to be released that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

issued for your arrest, or if you must begin your sentence in jail, you really should follow the rules and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, report to the jail intake center, and tell someone that you think there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will do a record check, and if there is one, they will take you into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go down to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be sure that you are not late to report. Be sure to only bring required items when you go to jail, like a driver’s license or even your ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must provide each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance of any visit. This information will be entered into the visitation log as an approved visitor. Each visitor has to provide a photo ID when visiting. Any visitors showing up late or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
The Hernando County Detention Center visitation procedures are always changing, so you should review the official Hernando County Detention Center jail site before you go.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . These phone calls are much more costly than phone calls made outside of jail. There are certain restrictions about when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates must keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the jail rules, phone privileges may be limited or forbidden completely.

The Hernando County Detention Center phone number is: 352-544-2334

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate has to be sent via US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other form of mail or package delivery. You must print the name, inmate ID, and the jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not mail anything in a box, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail that you send to inmates will be opened and examined by staff, and the mail will be sent back if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Hernando County Detention Center, use this address:

Hernando County Detention Center
16425 Spring Hill Dr
Brooksville, FL 34604

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Hernando County Detention Center
16425 Spring Hill Dr
Brooksville, FL 34604


The mail policy at Hernando County Detention Center can change, so it would be best to double check the site when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, and an important one is the right to request an attorney. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is a good idea to have a friend or relative locate an attorney when you talk to them. You’re probably asking yourself ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ While you are not required to have one, a lawyer will make sure you know your rights, help protect your best interests and help you navigate through the complicated court system. The quicker you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your charges, the better your chances.

For more information about this subject, go to: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you can’t afford an attorney, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. Also, the Public Defender has a number of staff such as investigators, forensics experts as well as social workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are real lawyers who are admitted to the State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law.

Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

All court records are a matter of public record. They contain a case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and all of the documents that have been filed. You are able to access the records and documents in your court case with the Hernando County website, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who manages court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath when court is in session, and also read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records and documents associated with your case are maintained at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the fees and charges from your case, such as for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the person who presides on your court case. Magistrate judges do a number of things, like setting your bail amount, issuing warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed to include your background information and as much detail about the defendant’s life and public history, which the magistrate judge will review and take into consideration when decide your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be solicited from the person on trial, his or her family members, and, if applicable, the victim. Remember you are able to request to have your own copy of the report before sentencing, so you can correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, which include community service, house arrest, and probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you could be locked up immediately, or you could receive a date that you are supposed to go to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if a family member of friend is incarcerated, or has been an inmate in the past?

This is pretty simple to do, just you should access the Hernando County jail website, and search by:

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

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you can call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant, you are able to check the court records online or you can call the court. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask one of the officers. You should know that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the jail, either by phone, in person, or find out online. An arrest is a matter of public record and the information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, like a court order. You can find these by getting in touch with the Hernando County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are 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 are able to view these offenders on the internet, but bear in mind that you will not be able to find the actual address, but rather the neighborhood block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. Court Records include a case file that contains a court docket and all documents and filings filed in the court case. You can access court records on their website, or at the clerk’s office of the court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of someone’s criminal history. These state databases are connected so you can track criminal backgrounds from any other state. Go to the Hernando County Courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and in the event that it was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

A criminal history search you will be able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

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

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this kind of information, you have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? How hard was it? Dis you do your search online or did you call the courthouse? Was it correct? There are many reasons that people look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your story could help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Hernando County,The Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List

    Hernando County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that being incarcerated in Hernando County Detention Center is quite unpleasant, eventually you will get used to the daily routine there. You should expect an alarm for wake-up at about 6:00 AM, and then roll call. Then you will have breakfast. When you finish 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 Hernando 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 Hernando County Detention Center uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.

    The process for sending funds to people in jail is always changing, so you should double check the site when you send money to an inmate.

    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 Hernando County Detention Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Hernando 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 Hernando County Detention Center

    Requirements:

    • You must be over the age of 21.
    • You must possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You must be a US Citizen.
    • You must pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You must pass a drug test.
    • You must have a good level of fitness.
    • You must be in good health.
    • You must have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

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

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

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

    The definition of victim includes:

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

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

    Victim Notification

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

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

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

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

    Domestic Violence

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

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


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever spent any time at this jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at this jail?

    If yes, then we would like you to leave a comment below about it. Tell us about your jail experience because other people can learn what to expect.

    What to include in the review:

    • Conditions in Hernando County Detention Center.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why’d you get arrested? Were you mistreated? How was life in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How did it affect you to go to jail?

    Tell Your Story

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Are you trying to find an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Leave a message for them here.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Hernando County Detention Center Website
    Hernando County Detention Center Inmate Search
    View Hernando County Detention Center Mugshots
    Hernando County Detention Center Bail Link

    Hernando County Detention Center Visitation
    Hernando County Detention Center Mail Policy
    Find an inmate at Hernando County Detention Center
    Hernando County Detention Center Warrant Inquiry
    Hernando County Detention Center Arrest Lookup
    Send Money to an Inmate at Hernando County Detention Center
    Hernando County Detention Center Jobs


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