Osceola County Corrections – Kissimmee, FL

Osceola County Corrections is in Osceola County, FL and is the primary jail for that county. Do you know someone incarcerated at Osceola County Corrections? This guide tells you about everything you might need to know about Osceola County Corrections,like: How to locate an inmate. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures. Court records. And lots more.

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The thought of going to jail is a scary and daunting prospect, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also that person’s friends and family. This guide is designed to give you all the information that you’ll need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail less stressfull. If you have a specific question, please feel free to ask it, and also any feedback or comments that might help other people in the same situation is appreciated.

General Information

Address

Osceola County Corrections
402 Simpson Road
Kissimmee, FL 34744

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (407) 742-4444
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is locked up and want to find out where they are?

Has a family member or friend who’s been arrested and you want to find them?

To search who is in jail at Osceola County Corrections you have to go to their web site and use the inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Osceola County Corrections Inmate Lookup has information on persons who have been arrested and are in custody, which includes current status, how much their bail is, and times the inmate can have visitors. You can also get information on anybody arrested and booked or released within the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You can get their inmate information more quickly if you enter their name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If the person you’re searching for is locked up at a different jail you should look here, too: List of all jails in Florida


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a booking photo, is a photo taken by the police when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is actually two photos one and a profile picture. Your name and jail ID number will appear on the photos, and they are kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates are online, or you can see them at the Osceola County Corrections. When viewing online you will have to input the person’s name, and the booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to have your mugshot erased from the Osceola County Corrections website? This can be tricky, as your mugshot is a public record. You need 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.

For a more indepth article about removing your mugshot, the various 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’re in jail, your only thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, bail will be set by the magistrate. If there is no bail set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you do bail out you will have to agree to be there for your court date, and until then you will not be permitted to leave the county.

In most cases, a prisoner in the Osceola County Corrections will be given an early release in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and area a good inmate while incarcerated.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will be required to return to the jail every day when you’re finished at your job, or you could get to sleep in a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay in order to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount you will be required to pay depends on what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. You will need to pay 10 percent of the total set so you can bail out of jail. If you don’t show up for your court date, that person won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you will have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If know the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they will tell you how much their bail is. 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 never fun, but most of the time, it is easy. First of all, find out if it is a “Cash Bond Only”. If it is, you will not be able to get a Bail Bondsman. Cash only – the jail can’t take checks. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the prisoner will be released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, of if you can’t pay it, you should try a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will usually charge you a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and sometimes with a minimum fee of $100. This money will not be returned to you and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bail bondsman will in these cases ask to use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

To find a bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process takes you through these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • Firstly, you must answer some simple questions, like what is your full legal name, street address, date of birth and an emergency contact.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • They will allow you to make a phone call in order to talk to a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might be allowed to keep wearing street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to wear a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will be discharged from jail. This process will take from 30 minutes to all day. Or, simply, the faster you can pay your bail, the faster you can get out of jail. How quickly you get discharged will depend on whether you have a cash bond amount or if the magistrate still needs to figure out the amount of bail to be set. For a minor offense, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you get to the end of your sentence and have a discharge date, plan to get released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If you have a, or if you must start a jail sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the rules and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, report to the jail, in the reception area, and tell someone that think that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Ensure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Only bring things that are allowed when you turn yourself in, for example a driver’s license or ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate have to provide each visitor’s name to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitors will be put in a log of visitors for the requesting inmate. Every visitor is required to provide acceptable photo identification. Anyone showing up late or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Osceola County Corrections change often, so we suggest that you double-check the official jail site before you go.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . These phone calls are much pricier than phone calls made at home. Phone calls are restricted on how often you can use the phone, 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, phone privileges might get reduced or forbidden completely.

Phone Number: (407) 742-4444

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail must be mailed using the US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other type of delivery. Clearly print the name, inmate ID, and jail address on the letter that you send. Do not send a package, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. Any mail gets opened and read and examined by staff, and will get sent back if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Osceola County Corrections is:

Osceola County Corrections
402 Simpson Road
Kissimmee, FL 34744

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Osceola County Corrections
402 Simpson Road
Kissimmee, FL 34744


The mail policy changes often, so you should double check the official website when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, the first of which is that you have the right to request an attorney. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so make sure you get a friend or relative to find a lawyer for you. You might be thinking ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal attorney will make sure you know your rights, help protect your best interests and help you understand the criminal justice system in your county. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your criminal case, the better off you’ll be.

For more information about how to find an attorney, click here: How to Find a Lawyer in Osceola County

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford a lawyer, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. Also, the Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social case workers. All Public Defenders are actual lawyers that are members of the Florida State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

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

Court Records

All court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. Court records have a file with a docket and every documents and motions filed in the course of your case. You, and anyone else, can access court records with the website, or at the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Osceola County Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who maintains the records. They also administer the oath during court cases, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All court records associated with your court case are available at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges from your case, which include filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

The Osceola County court magistrate is the judge that will preside on your case in court. Magistrates do a number of different things, which include setting bail amounts, issuing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed with your background information and details of the defendant’s life, which the magistrate will review when deciding on the sentence. Information will be collected from the person on trial, their family, and, if applicable, the victim of the crime. Don’t forget you can ask to see your own copy of the pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, so you can correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, which include community service to probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you might get taken into custody immediately, or you could get a date that you are supposed to report to 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 some you know is incarcerated in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

This is pretty easy to do, simply you will have to visit the jail website and do an inmate search, and do a search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check court records on the Osceola County court website or you can call the court. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask the officer in charge. You should be clear that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and the date of their arrest, contact the Osceola County jail, either by phone, go there in person, or look online. Arrest records are in the public record and this information is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you are served with legal papers, like a court order. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Osceola County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are required to be registered and listed on a sex offender database. The people on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You can access these offenders on the internet, but keep in mind that you can’t get the actual address, but only the address block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. These records include a court case file containing a docket sheet and all filings and documents filed in your court case. You can access the court records on the internet, or at the Osceola County Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state keeps a record of people’s criminal history. These online databases are linked together so you can track criminal convictions from another state. You can go to county courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and if it was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

A criminal records search you will get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for the following crimes:

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

When you do a criminal history search, in most cases won’t learn if someone had:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving histories, you must do a driving history search.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it an easy process? Did you search online or did you have to make a phone call to the local courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are many reasons that folks search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your comments might make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Osceola County,the Osceola County Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link

    Osceola County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of serving a jail sentence in the Osceola County jail is very scary, soon you will get used to the daily routine. Expect an alarm to wake up at about 6:00am, and next you’ll have roll call. Then you will eat breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will be required to work in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. 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 Osceola County Corrections, 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 Osceola County Corrections 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 money to Osceola County Corrections inmates might change, so you should check the official website when 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

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Osceola County Corrections

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

    Requirements:

    • You have to be over the age of 21.
    • You have to possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You have to be a US Citizen.
    • You have to pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You have to pass a drug test.
    • You have to have a good level of fitness.
    • You have to be in good health.
    • You have to 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 been locked up in this jail? Do you have a family member or friend there? Have you ever visited a prisoner at this jail?

    If so, then we would like you to write a review about it. Write down what you experienced so that others will know what to expect.

    Things you could write in what you write:

    • Conditions in Osceola County Corrections.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • Other Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gang activity
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why’d you end up in jail? Were you mistreated? What was your daily routine in jail? What were the other inmates like? How has this experience impacted your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Are you trying to talk to a friend from jail? Leave a message for them here.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Osceola County Corrections Link
    Osceola County Corrections Inmate Search
    View Osceola County Corrections Mugshots
    Osceola County Corrections Bail Amount Link

    Osceola County Corrections Visitation
    Osceola County Corrections Jail Mail Policy Link
    Locate an inmate at Osceola County Corrections
    Osceola County Warrant Lookup
    Osceola County Corrections Arrest Lookup
    Osceola County Corrections Send Money Procedure
    Osceola County Corrections Employment


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