Leon County Jail – Tallahassee, FL

Leon County Jail is in Leon County, Florida and is the jail for this area. Know someone locked up in Leon County Jail? This page gives you about anything one might want to know about Leon County Jailsuch as the following: Find an inmate at Leon County Jail. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Leon County Jail intake procedures. Court information. And much much more…

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The thought of going to jail is a scary and stressfull thought, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The goal of this guide is to give you all the info that you need to make the process less stressfull. If you have a question, just ask them, and please leave any comments or tips that could help others is appreciated.

General Information

Address

Leon County Jail
535 Appleyard Dr
Tallahassee, FL 32304

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (850) 922-3301
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone in jail and want to contact them?

Has a family member or friend that’s been arrested and you want to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to find out who’s in jail at Leon County Jail you have to visit their link and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Leon County Jail Inmate Locator is a list of persons who were arrested and are now in jail, including custody status, bail amount, and visiting hours. You can also find info on anybody processed or discharged within the last 24 hours. Inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You will be able to locate their arrest information fast if you’ve got the arrestee’s full name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If the person you’re searching for is in a different jail you should look here, too: Florida Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail intake photograph, is a photograph taken by the police when you get processed at jail intake. They will take one full face and a profile photo. Your name and booking number will be in the pictures, and they are kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be viewed on the website, or you can view them at the Leon County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you will need to input the person’s first and last name, and the arrest date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to have your mugshot erased from the Leon County Jail website? This is difficult, as your mugshot is a public record. You need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means that your arrest record would be sealed, and will not be accessible. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

To learn more about getting your mugshot taken down, the different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, if you’re incarcerated, your primary thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail will be determined using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If you don’t get a bail set this can mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out of jail you will have to promise to be in court on your court date, and you won’t be permitted to leave the area.

Typically, an inmate are given time off for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and conduct themselves properly while they’re in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be granted work release. You will have to stay jail each day when you’re finished working, or you may be allowed to live in a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you are required to pay to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount you will have to pay all depends on how serious your charges are. You will have to put up ten percent of the total that was set so you are able to be released from jail. If you don’t show up for court, whoever put up your bail money will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail will need to call the jail. If you have all the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they will let you know how much their bail is. You can also 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 no fun, but thankfully, its very simple to do. First, you need to find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If it is, you won’t be able to use the services of a bail bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they can’t accept a check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the inmate will be released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you just can’t afford it, you should try a bail bondsman. Bondsmen generally charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and usually with a minimum of $100. This will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman might require that they use assets as collateral.

You can find a bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a Bail Bondsman in Leon County

Have you ever used a bondsman because you or someone you know got arrested? If you have, post a comment below and tell about it, and let us know how things turned out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure takes you through the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. When the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • The first step is that you will answer some basic questions, such as what is your full name, your address, birthdate and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • All personal property will be taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • They will let you make a telephone call in order to talk to a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might get to keep wearing street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will be given a jail uniform.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If so, please share your experience. How long did it take to get processed? Were you treated fairly? Can you share any tips that will help other people that get arrested make it through jail processing?

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be discharged from jail. This process will take between 10 minutes to quite a few hours. In simple terms, the faster you post bail, the sooner you will be freed. How quickly you get discharged might depend on whether or not you have a bond amount or if a judge still needs to figure out the bail amount. For minor offenses, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served out your jail sentence and know the release date, you should expect to get discharged that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you need to start your sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the law and turn yourself in willingly. For a warrant, go to the jail intake center, and tell an officer that you think they might have an outstanding warrant 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 they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report on the date and time that the sentence order lists. Be sure that you are not late to report. Just bring allowed items when you go to jail, like a driver’s license or state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates must list information about each visitor to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitor’s names will go in a Visiting log as an approved visitor. Each and every visitor must provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Any visitors arriving late or without a visiting order will not be able to attend visitation.
The Leon County Jail visitation procedures can change, so we suggest that you visit the official Leon County Jail jail site before you visit an inmate.

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 . Calls made in jail are typically pricier 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 rules and are disciplined, an inmate’s phone privileges could be reduced or eliminated altogether.

The Leon County Jail phone number is: (850) 922-3301

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail must be sent via the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You can’t use any other method of delivery. You have to clearly print the inmate’s name, prisoner number, and the address of the jail on the envelope. Don’t mail a package, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail that you send to inmates gets opened and read and examined by the jail officers, and will get returned to the sender if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Leon County Jail
535 Appleyard Dr
Tallahassee, FL 32304

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Leon County Jail
535 Appleyard Dr
Tallahassee, FL 32304


The inmate mail policy at Leon County Jail changes often, so be sure to review the the Leon County Jail website before you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you have rights, the most important of which is your right to request a lawyer. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so it is important to get a friend or family member to locate an attorney when you talk to them. You might be asking yourself ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, an attorney can advise you of your rights, protect your interests and guide you through the legal system in Leon County. The faster you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better off you’ll be.

For more detailed information on how to find a lawyer, read: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire a lawyer, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender Office is staffed by investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are full-fledged lawyers, admitted to the State Bar and are legally licensed to handle your case.

Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

Leon County court records are public records. Court records are comprised of a court case file containing a docket and every documents in your case. You can access court records via the internet service, or at the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that manages the records. They also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and also read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records, documents, and evidence from your court case are kept at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the charges from your court case, which include filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

A Magistrate acts as the judge that rules on your case in court. They do many different things, like setting bail, issuing warrants for arrest, and overseeing preliminary court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is put together with information about the arrestee’s background and details of the defendant’s life history, which the magistrate judge will review and take into consideration when determining the sentence. Information and personal details will be requested from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and if necessary the victim in the crime. Don’t forget that you should ask to get your own copy of the pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, so you can review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, including community service to probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on how serious your crime was, you could be taken into custody immediately, or you could get a date to turn yourself into jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if somebody you know is locked up, or has ever been locked up?

To do this, you should go to the Leon County jail website, and search using:

  • Name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • or inmate ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you should call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check court records on the website or you can call the court directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask the officer in charge. Bear in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Leon County jail, on the phone, in person, or you can check online. An arrest is public record and this information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

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

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are required to be listed and registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You can access this information on the website, but you should know that you will not be able to see the actual address, but rather the address block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. They include a case file that contains a court docket and all of the documents and filings filed in the court case. You are able to access your court records via the internet, or at Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains a record of a person’s criminal background. These online databases are all connected and you can track criminal histories from any other state. You are able to go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and if the crime was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you can get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for crimes, which include:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

But, when you do a criminal records check, you won’t find out if they has had:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving records, you will have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? How hard was it? Was your search online or did you have to call the jail? was the information you recieved correct? There are lots of reasons that folks look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your account may help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Leon County,the Leon County Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link

    Leon 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 serving a jail sentence in Leon County Jail is no fun, in time you will get used to the routine that is set for you in jail. You should expect an alarm to wake up every morning at 6:00AM, and then you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will get 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 Leon 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 Leon County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

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

    The rules for sending funds to Leon County Jail inmates changes, so be sure to double check the the Leon County Jail website before you send any funds.

    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 Leon County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Leon 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 Leon County Jail

    Requirements:

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


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    Family Resources

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

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

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    Victim Resources

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

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

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

    The definition of victim includes:

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

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

    Victim Notification

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

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

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

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

    Domestic Violence

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

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


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

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

    If so, then please tell us about it. Write about your jail experience so others can learn what to expect.

    Things you might want to write in your review:

    • Conditions in Leon County Jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation
    • Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why’d you get arrested? Were you fairly treated? How was life in jail? What about the other inmates? How did going to jail affect your life?

    Click here to tell your story about Leon County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Trying to throw a shout out to someone from jail? Write your message below.

    Post a message to people locked up at Leon County Jail

    Links and Resources

    Main Leon County Jail Website
    Leon County Jail Inmate Search Link
    View Leon County Jail Mugshots
    Leon County Jail Bail Link

    Leon County Jail Visitation
    Leon County Jail Mail Policy
    Find an inmate at Leon County Jail
    Leon County Jail Warrant Inquiry
    Leon County Jail Arrests
    Leon County Jail Send Money Procedure
    Leon County Jail Employment


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