Orange County Corrections Department – Orlando, FL

Orange County Corrections Department is located in Orange County, FL and is the main correctional facility for that county. Looking for someone at Orange County Corrections Department? This page gives you all about everything you might need to know about Orange County Corrections Department,such as: How to locate an inmate at Orange County Corrections Department. How to view Orange County Corrections Department mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures. Orange County court information. And much more…

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and daunting situation, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also that person’s family and friends. The goal of this guide is to give you info that you need to make the process less stressfull. If you have a question, please feel free to ask it, and any feedback or comments that might help others would be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Orange County Corrections Department
3723 Vision Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32839

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 407-836-3525
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that has gone to jail and don’t know how to contact them?

Has a friend or family member that’s been arrested and you need to find out where they are?

To search who is in jail at Orange County Corrections Department you need to go to their website and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Orange County Corrections Department Inmate Roster has information on people who have been arrested and are in custody, which includes custody status, bail amount, and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you are able to find information about anybody booked or released in the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You can find their inmate information quicker if you have their full name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If the inmate you are looking for could possibly be in another jail you will want to look here, too: Other Jails in Florida


Mugshots

A mugshot, or intake photo, is a photograph that the police take when you are booked into jail. They take one face photo and a profile photo. Your name and intake number will be on the mugshot, and they’re on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be found on the Orange County Corrections Department website, or you can see them in person at the Orange County Corrections Department. When viewing online you will need to enter the first and last name, and an arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to have your mugshot taken off of the Orange County Corrections Department website? This may not be possible, as your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you must file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that the record of your arrest will be sealed, and will not be accessible. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For more information about getting your mugshot taken down, the different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, if you are locked up, your main thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, your bail amount is decided by a special judge called a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this might mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you do bail out you must promise to show up for court, and until that date you can’t go out of town.

Usually, inmates will earn an early release in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and area a good inmate while incarcerated.

If you prove to be trustworthy, 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 might be allowed to move to a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

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 depends on the crime you’ve been charged with. Someone you know will need to put up 10% of the amount that was determined so you can get discharged from jail. If you don’t go to your court date, whoever posted your bail won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You will have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you’ve got the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can see the bail amount on the Orange County Corrections Department site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is no fun, but thankfully, its easy. First, you need to know if it is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If so, you will not be able to get a bail bondsman. Cash only – the jail can’t take a check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the inmate will be discharged. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you can’t afford it, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. They 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 bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman will in most cases ask to use your personal assets as collateral.

To contact a bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman

Have you ever hired a bondsman for yourself, a family member or friend? If so, 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

  • Early Release 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 procedure includes the following steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • First, must answer some simple questions, like what is your full name, home address, birthdate and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will be taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • They will allow you to make a telephone call so you can contact a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be able to wear your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will be given a jail uniform.

Have you ever been booked into jail? If so, please share your experience so others can benefit from your story. How long did you have to wait in the holding cell? Were you treated fairly? Can you tell us things that could help other people to get through the procedure?

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. This process takes between 15 minutes to many hours. Or, simply, the faster you post bail, the sooner you will get out of jail. Also, it can depend on whether you’ve been given a cash bond or if a magistrate needs to figure out the bail amount. For a minor offense, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served your sentence and know the discharge date, you should expect to get discharged that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you must report to start a sentence, you should do the right thing and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, go to the jail reception area, and let them know that think that there is a warrant out for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if they find one, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report on the date and time that the sentence order states. Be sure that you are not late to report. Be sure to only bring necessary items with you, like your drivers license or even your ID, prescription medication, as well as the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates need to list each visitor’s name to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s names will be put into a Visiting log for the inmate. Each and every visitor must provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Any visitors that arrives for visitation late or without a visiting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures frequently change, so you should review the official site before go to the jail to 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 a lot pricier than regular phone calls. There are certain restrictions about how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you break the rules, an inmate’s phone privileges may be limited or totally denied.

The Orange County Corrections Department phone number is: 407-836-3525

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail is required to be mailed using the US Postal Service. You cannot use any other type of mail or package delivery. You have to clearly write or type the name, prisoner number, and the address of the jail on the envelope. Don’t send a box, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail that you send to inmates gets opened and read by the jail officers, and the mail will get returned to the sender if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Orange County Corrections Department, use this address:

Orange County Corrections Department
3723 Vision Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32839

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Orange County Corrections Department
3723 Vision Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32839


The inmate mail policy at Orange County Corrections Department changes often, so visit the the Orange County Corrections Department website before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you have certain rights, one of these is your right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so you would be wise to have a friend or family member find a lawyer for you. You’re probably asking yourself ‘but do I really need an attorney’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal lawyer will advise you about your rights, help protect your interests and help you navigate the complicated court system. The sooner you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your charges, the better your chances.

For more detailed information on this, click: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire an attorney, you will get a public defender. The Public Defender Office is staffed by investigators, experts in forensics and case workers. Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers that are members of the Florida State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

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

Court Records

Orange County court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. They are comprised of a case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and all of the motions, documents, and evidence filed in the case. You are able to access court records via the internet service, or by going to the Orange County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Orange County Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that maintains court records and controls access to them. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath when court is in session, and also read the jury’s verdict. All records and documents from your case are held at Orange County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees are the fees and charges from your case, which include filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the judge that will preside on your case. Magistrates are judges that do a number of different things, such as setting bail amounts, writing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is completed with information about your background and as much detail about the defendant’s life and history, which the judge will review when determining your sentence. Information will be gathered from the person on trial, his or her family members, and in some cases the victim in the crime. Keep in mind you are allowed to request to have your own copy of the pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, and go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, which include community service, house arrest, and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on how serious your crime was, you may be taken into custody, right there in court, or given a date that you are required to go to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if a family member of friend is locked up, or has ever been in jail?

To do so, you need to visit the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you can call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can access court records on the Orange County jail website or you are able to call the jail. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask the officer in charge. Bear in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, 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 Orange County jail, by phone, in person, or find out online. An arrest is in the public record and this is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, such as court orders. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders must be registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to view sex offenders on the website, but remember that you won’t get the precise address, but only the block of the address that they registered.

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 docket and all of the documents filed in your court case. You can access your court records online, or at Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of a person’s criminal background. These online databases are linked together and you can track criminal convictions from any other state. You are able to go to county courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed 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 records search you can find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for crimes, which include:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

When you do a criminal history search, usually won’t see if someone has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Any accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this information, you will have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it a difficult process? Dis you do your search online or did you make a phone call to the local courthouse? Was the information correct? There are many reasons that folks look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your account could help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Orange County,The Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link

    Orange County Sheriff’s Department’s Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that serving a jail sentence in Orange County Corrections Department is no fun, eventually you will get accustomed to the routine that is set for you. Expect an alarm for wake-up each morning at 6:00AM, and then you’ll have roll call. Next, you will get breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will be required to 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 Orange County Corrections Department, 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 Orange County Corrections Department 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 jail inmates is likely to change, so be sure to review the official Orange County Corrections Department site when you send funds to an inmate there.

    Commissary

    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.

    Meals

    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.

    Gangs

    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.


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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Orange County Corrections Department

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Orange County Corrections Department, 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 Orange County Corrections Department

    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:

    • The right to protection from the accused.
    • The right to notification.
    • The right to attend proceedings.
    • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • The right to restitution.
    • The right to a speedy trial.
    • 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 family member or friend that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited someone in this jail?

    If your answer is yes, then we would like you to write a review about it. Tell us about your experience because others can learn what to expect.

    What to put in your review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why’d you end up in jail? How did the guards treat you? What was it like in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

    Tell Your Story About Orange County Corrections Department

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Do you want to find somebody you met when you were locked up? Throw a shout out to them here.

    Throw a shout out to someone at Orange County Corrections Department

    Links and Resources

    Main Orange County Corrections Department Link
    Orange County Corrections Department Inmate Search Link
    Orange County Corrections Department Mugshots
    Orange County Corrections Department Bail Link

    Orange County Corrections Department Visitation Procedures
    Orange County Corrections Department Jail Mail Policy Link
    Locate an inmate at Orange County Corrections Department
    Orange County Corrections Department Warrant Inquiry
    Orange County Corrections Department Arrest Inquiry
    Send Funds to an Inmate at Orange County Corrections Department
    Orange County Corrections Department Employment


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