Jefferson Correctional Institution – Monticello, FL

Jefferson Correctional Institution is in Jefferson County and is the correctional facility for the area. Know somebody at Jefferson Correctional Institution? This site will tell you info about anything related to Jefferson Correctional Institution,such as: How to do a jail inmate search. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Court records. And much, much more.

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and daunting situation, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also their family and friends. The purpose of this guide is to offer info that you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail less stressfull. If you have a question, please feel free to ask it, and please leave any comments or tips that might be beneficial to other people in the same situation will be welcome.

General Information

Address

Jefferson Correctional Institution
1050 Big Joe Road
Monticello, FL 32344

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 850-342-0500
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is in jail and want to find them?

Do you know somebody that has been arrested and you want to find them?

In order to search who is in jail at Jefferson Correctional Institution you should go to their website and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Jefferson Correctional Institution Inmate Lookup is a list of people who have been arrested and are in jail, including custody status, bail amount, and times you can visit. Also, you can get info on anyone booked or released in the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You can locate their inmate information fast if you enter your friend or family member’s full name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or family member could possibly be locked up at a different jail you should check our Florida county jail guide: Florida Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a booking photo, is the photo that the police take during jail intake processing. A mugshot is actually two photos one full face and a side-view photo. Your name and intake number will appear on the pictures, and they will be stored.

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Mugshots of Jefferson Correctional Institution inmates can be seen online, or you can see them in person at the Jefferson Correctional Institution. When you search for mugshots on the website you need to put in their legal name, and an arrest date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to have your mugshot taken down from the Jefferson Correctional Institution website? This will be difficult, because your mugshot is a matter of public record. You have to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that the record of your arrest would be sealed, and will not be accessible. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

To learn more about getting your mugshot removed, the many different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, if you are incarcerated, your main thought is about getting out. After you’ve been booked, your bail amount will be determined by a special judge called a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you do bail out of jail you are required to agree to be there for your court date, and you will not be permitted to leave the county.

In most cases, a prisoner at Jefferson Correctional Institution are given time off for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and don’t cause any problems while locked up.

If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. Either you will have to go back to jail every day when you’re finished at your job, or you may be permitted to move to a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you are required to pay to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you have to pay all depends on the crime you’ve been charged with. Someone will have to post 10 percent of the total amount set so you are able to get out of jail. If you miss your court appearance, the person that paid your bail will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you must call the Jefferson Correctional Institution. If know the pertinent information, such as 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 on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but usually, its really easy if you have the money. First of all, figure out if it is a Cash Only Bond situation. If it is, you will not be able to use a Bail Bondsman. Cash only – the jail can’t take checks. 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, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bondsmen usually have a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and sometimes charge a minimum charge of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and has to be paid in cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bail bondsman will usually ask to use assets as collateral for the bond.

You can find a local bail bondsman click here: Bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process is made up of each of these steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • Firstly, you will answer a number of questions, such as your legal name, street address, date of birth and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • You will then be allowed to use the phone in order to call family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, they will let you wear your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will be given a jail issued jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. The discharge process will take anywhere from 15 minutes to all day long. Or, simply, the faster bail is posted, the quicker you can get released from jail. Also, how fast you get released depends on if you have a bond amount or if a magistrate needs to figure out your bail amount. For lesser charges, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and have a release date, plan to be discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

issued for your arrest, or if you must begin your sentence in jail, you should follow the rules and turn yourself into the authorities. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail processing area, and let them know that you think they might have a warrant out for your arrest. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if there is one, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order states. Make sure that you don’t show up late. Only bring required items with you, like your drivers license or photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you need to give information about each visitor to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitors will be entered into a Visiting log for the inmate that requested the visitor. Every visitor will have to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Anyone that gets to visitation or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Jefferson Correctional Institution frequently change, so double-check the official Jefferson Correctional Institution jail site before you visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . These phone calls are a lot more expensive than phone calls made at home. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when and how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the rules and are disciplined, an inmate’s phone privileges could be reduced or eliminated altogether.

Phone Number: 850-342-0500

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate is required to be mailed using US Postal Service. You can’t use any other method of mail or package delivery. Clearly write the name, inmate ID number, and jail address on the envelope. Don’t send anything in a package or box, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope with metal inside. Any mail will be opened and inspected and read by the jail administration, and will get sent back if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Jefferson Correctional Institution is:

Jefferson Correctional Institution
1050 Big Joe Road
Monticello, FL 32344

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Jefferson Correctional Institution
1050 Big Joe Road
Monticello, FL 32344


The mail policy can change, so you should visit the official website before you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you still have rights, and an important one is the right to request a lawyer. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so you would be wise to get a friend or family member to find an attorney when you call them. You’re probably asking yourself ‘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, look after your best interests and guide you through the legal system that you are now faced with. The sooner you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your charges, the better off you’ll be.

To read more about how to find an attorney, visit: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford a lawyer, you will get a public defender. Also, the Public Defender’s Office has access to independent investigators, experts in forensics as well as social case workers. All Public Defenders are licensed lawyers, admitted to the Florida State Bar Association and are fully licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

Jefferson County court records are a matter of public record. Court records have a file with a sheet called a docket sheet and every motions, documents, and evidence filed in the case. You have the ability to access your court case records with the Jefferson County website, or by going to the Jefferson County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is a member of the court that maintains court records and controls access to them. They also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence related to your case are maintained at Jefferson County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the charges and fees from your court case, which include filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Jefferson County magistrate is the person that will preside on your case. Magistrate judges do different tasks, like deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is completed to include information about the arrestee’s background and as much detail about the arrestee’s life history, which the magistrate will review and take into consideration when decide your sentence. Information will be solicited from the person on trial, his or her family, and, if applicable, the victim. Be sure to remember you are allowed to request to have your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, and make sure that you correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are a number of different options, including community service and probation, to 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 may be locked up immediately, or given a date to go to jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

This is pretty easy to do, simply you should query the jail website and do an inmate search, and do a search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you can call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you are able to check the arrest warrants online or you can call the jail. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and inquire at the information desk. You should be clear 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 first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the Jefferson County jail, either by phone, in person, or find out online. Arrest records are in the public record and these records are available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, which can be , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders must be registered and listed on both a national and state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You can access this information on the internet, but remember that you won’t see the precise address, but only the address block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. They include a court case file containing a docket and all filings and documents filed in the case. You can access the court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains records of their state citizen’s criminal history. These databases are linked together so you can track criminal histories from any other state. Go to the Jefferson County Courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if it was in a totally different state, you might have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

A criminal records search you will be able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for these crimes:

  • DUI.
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

But, when you do a criminal records check, you will not discover if they has had any:

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

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? How easy was it? Was your search online or did you have to call the local courthouse? Was it correct? There are many reasons that people search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your story may help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Jefferson County,the Jefferson County Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link

    Jefferson County Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of being incarcerated in the Jefferson County jail is quite unpleasant, soon you will become accustomed to the daily routine there. All inmates get an alarm to wake up at about 6:00AM, and next they’ll do roll call. Then you will eat breakfast. After breakfast, participate 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 Jefferson Correctional Institution, 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 Jefferson Correctional Institution 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 Jefferson Correctional Institution inmates might change, so it would be best to double check the site before send money to someone in jail 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

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Jefferson Correctional Institution

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Jefferson Correctional Institution, 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 Jefferson Correctional Institution

    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 been a prisoner in this jail? Do you know anybody that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited someone at this jail?

    If your answer is yes, then we would like you to leave a comment below about it. Write about what you experienced because other people will know what to expect.

    Things you could put in your review:

    • Conditions in Jefferson Correctional Institution.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has a story about it. How’d you get locked up? Were you mistreated? What was it like in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How did getting locked up affect your life?

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    Links and Resources

    Main Jefferson Correctional Institution Website
    Jefferson Correctional Institution Inmate Search Link
    Jefferson Correctional Institution Mugshots
    Jefferson Correctional Institution Bail Amount Link

    Jefferson Correctional Institution Visitation Procedures
    Jefferson Correctional Institution Mail Policy
    Jefferson Correctional Institution Inmate Inquiry Link
    Jefferson County Warrant Inquiry
    Jefferson Correctional Institution Arrest Inquiry
    Send Money to an Inmate at Jefferson Correctional Institution
    Jefferson Correctional Institution Jobs


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