Liberty County Jail – Bristol, FL

Liberty County Jail is located in Liberty County, FL and is the main jail for the area. Looking for somebody in jail at Liberty County Jail? This guide tells you info about anything a person needs to know about Liberty County Jail,like: How to locate an inmate. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Court records. And much, much more.

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The chance of going to jail is a scary idea, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also that person’s family and friends. The purpose of this guide is to give you advice and information that you’ll need to make the process easier. If you have questions, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and also any tips or comments that would help others will be welcome.

General Information

Address

Liberty County Jail
12499 Nw Pogo St
Bristol, FL 32321

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 850-643-2235
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is in jail and need to locate them?

Do you know somebody that’s been arrested and you need to find out what jail they’re in?

To look up who’s in jail at Liberty County Jail you need to go to their link and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Liberty County Jail Inmate Search is an online list of people who have been arrested and are in jail, which includes custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you can get information for anybody arrested and processed or discharged within the last 24 hours. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You can get their arrest information more quickly if you’ve got their full name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If your friend or loved one is at a different jail you can check our Florida county jail guide: Other County Jails in Florida


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a booking photograph, is a photo that the jail takes when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is actually one face photo and a side picture. Your full name and intake number will appear on the mugshot, and they’re stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be searched online, or you can see them at the Liberty County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you will have to input their legal name, and the booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to have your mugshot taken off of the Liberty County Jail website? This will be difficult, since your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you have to file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means that all of your arrest records will be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

To learn more about getting your mugshot taken down, the different websites with mugshots, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, once you are locked up, your only thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, bail is determined using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If you don’t get a bail set this may mean that you will either be released, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you are are released you will have to agree to be there for your court date, and until that day you are not permitted to travel out of the county.

In most cases, inmates are given early release in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and act right while locked up.

If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will be required to return to the jail every day when you’re finished at your job, or you may get to move into a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Your bail is money that you have to pay to the courts in order to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount you will be required to pay is determined by the crime you are charged with. Someone you know will need to pay to the courts 10% of the amount that was determined in order for you to be released. If you miss your court date, whoever put up your bail money will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you have all the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the Liberty County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but usually, it’s really easy if you have the money. First, you have to find out if it is a “Cash Bond Only”. If this is the case, you can’t use the services of a bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they will not accept checks. Once you have paid the bond, the person will be released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you just don’t have the money, you will need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen usually charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and usually have a minimum charge of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bondsman will in most cases request to use your personal assets as collateral for the bond.

To talk to a local bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman at Liberty County Jail

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process takes you through the following steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • The first step is that you will answer some simple questions, such as your full legal name, street address, birthdate and an emergency contact.
  • You will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will be taken from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • They will let you use the telephone in order to contact a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be allowed to wear your street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be issued a jail uniform.

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be discharged from jail. The discharge process will take anywhere between 30 minutes to quite a few hours. In other words the quicker bail is posted, the sooner you will get discharged from jail. How quickly you get discharged will depend on whether you’ve got a cash bond or if a judge needs to figure out how much to set your bail at. For lesser charges, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have completed your jail sentence and have a discharge date, you should expect to get discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

out against you, or if you need to begin your jail sentence, it is highly recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself into the authorities. In the case of an outstanding warrant, report to the jail, in the reception area, and tell someone that you think there may be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if they find one, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If it is for a jail sentence, report to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be very careful that you are not late to report. Only bring necessary items when you turn yourself in, for example a driver’s license or even state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to give each visitor’s full name to the jail. Your visitor’s information will go in the visitation log for the inmate. Each visitor will have to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures at Liberty County Jail are always changing, so visit the official Liberty County Jail jail site before you go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Phone calls made in jail are generally pricier than phone calls made at home. There is no limit to when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but you should keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you are disciplined for an infraction, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get cut back or cut altogether.

Phone Number: 850-643-2235

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate has to be sent via US Postal Service. You must not use any other method of mail delivery. You have to clearly write or type the name, inmate ID number, and the jail address on the envelope. Do not send a box, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail that you send to inmates is opened and examined by the jail staff, and the mail will get returned to the sender if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Liberty County Jail is:

Liberty County Jail
12499 Nw Pogo St
Bristol, FL 32321

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Liberty County Jail
12499 Nw Pogo St
Bristol, FL 32321


The Liberty County Jail inmate mail policy can change, so double check the the Liberty County Jail website when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you should know you still have rights, the most important of which is your right to request a lawyer. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so you would be wise to have a friend or relative locate a lawyer when you talk to them. You’re probably asking yourself ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal defense attorney will make sure you know your rights, help protect your best interests and show you the way through the criminal justice system in Liberty County. The quicker you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your situation, the better off you’ll be.

For more information about the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, visit: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you can’t afford an attorney, you will get a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender is staffed by private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers, admitted to the State Bar and are completely licensed to handle your case.

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

Court Records

All court records are public records. Court records are comprised of a case file with a docket and every documents filed in the course of your case. You can access court records with the internet service, or at the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that manages the records. They also administer the oath in a court case, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records and documents from your court case are available at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the costs associated with your court case, such as for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have a Public Defender, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the judge that rules on your court case. Magistrates are judges that do a number of different things, which include setting your bail amount, 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 completed to include your background information and details of the defendant’s life and public history, which the magistrate judge will take into account when deciding on the sentence. Information and personal details will be gathered from the defendant, his or her family, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Remember that you can request to get your own copy of this report prior to sentencing, and make sure that you go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, ranging from community service 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 may be locked up immediately, or you could get a date that you are supposed to turn yourself into jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if a family member of friend is incarcerated in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

This is pretty simple to do, just you need to access the jail’s website, and do a search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant, you can check the arrest warrants inquiry on the website or call the court directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and inquire at the information desk. Keep in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Liberty County jail, either by phone, 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 get served with legal papers, like court orders. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are registered on a sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You are able to see this information online, but keep in mind that you can’t find the street address, just the address block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. Court Records include a case file that contains a docket and any of the documents and filings filed in the court case. You can access the court records on the internet, or at Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state keeps a record of a person’s criminal past. These state databases are all linked so you can track criminal backgrounds from another state. You are able to go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county, and if the crime was in a different state, you may have to pay for a more complete search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you will find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any of the following crimes:

  • DUI.
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

When you do a criminal history search, usually won’t discover if that person has had any:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this information, you will have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it a difficult process? Dis you do your search online or did you have to call the Liberty County courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are lots of reasons that folks look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your feedback could help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Liberty County,the Liberty County Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link

    Liberty County Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of spending time in Liberty County Jail is something you wish you could avoid, eventually you will get used to the daily routine there. You should expect an alarm for wake-up every morning at 6:00AM, and next they’ll do roll call. Next, you will get breakfast. Following breakfast you will be required to work in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Liberty 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 Liberty 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 money to someone in jail at Liberty County Jail can change, so you should visit the official Liberty County Jail site before 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 Liberty County Jail

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

    • 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 Liberty County Jail? Do you know someone there? Have you ever visited an inmate in this jail?

    If you have, then please tell us about it. Write about your jail experience so that other people can find out what to expect.

    Things you can write in what you write:

    • Conditions in Liberty County Jail.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gangs
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. How’d you get locked up? How did the guards treat you? What happened to you while you were locked up? Tell us about the other inmates. How has this experience impacted your life?

    Tell your story about when you did time at Liberty County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Want to talk to somebody you met when you were locked up? Throw a shout out to them here.

    Say wassup to someone at Liberty County Jail

    Links and Resources

    Main Liberty County Jail Website
    Liberty County Jail Inmate Search
    View Liberty County Jail Mugshots
    Liberty County Jail Bail Amount Link

    Liberty County Jail Visitation Policy Link
    Liberty County Jail Jail Mail Link
    Find an inmate at Liberty County Jail
    Liberty County Warrant Lookup
    Liberty County Jail Arrest Inquiry
    Liberty County Jail Send Money Procedure
    Liberty County Jail Employment


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