St. Lucie County Jail – Fort Pierce, FL

St. Lucie County Jail is located in St Lucie County and is the primary jail for the county. Are you looking for somebody at St. Lucie County Jail? This guide tells you info about everything related to St. Lucie County Jail,like the following: How to do a jail inmate search. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures and booking. St Lucie County court information. And much much more…

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and daunting idea, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also their friends and family. The purpose of this guide is to give information that you’ll need to make the process easier. If you have questions, please feel free to ask them, and please leave any feedback or comments that could be beneficial to others is much appreciated.

General Information

Address

St. Lucie County Jail
900 N. Rock Rd
Fort Pierce, FL 34945

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 772-462-3450
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is incarcerated and want to contact them?

Has a friend or family member that has been arrested and you need to find them?

To see who’s in jail at St. Lucie County Jail you will need to visit their web site and use the inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The St. Lucie County Jail Inmate Search is an online list of persons who have been arrested and are in jail, which includes status, bail amount (if applicable), and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you can find the same information for anybody arrested and processed or released within the past 24 hour period. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to get their arrest information fast if you enter your friend or family member’s first and last name, birth date, or arrest number.

If the person you are looking for is at another jail you will want to check our Florida county jail guide: Florida County Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a intake photograph, is the picture that the police take during jail intake processing. A mugshot is actually two photos one full face and one profile photo. Your name and intake number will appear on the mugshot, and they are stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of St. Lucie County Jail prisoners can be viewed on the website, or you can go in person to the St. Lucie County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you need to enter their first and last name, and the booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to have your mugshot erased from the St. Lucie County Jail site? This is difficult, since your mugshot is public record. You will need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that the record of your arrest will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot removed, the many 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

Once you are incarcerated, your primary thought is about getting out. After you’ve been booked, your bail is determined by a special judge called a magistrate. If there is no bail set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out of jail you are required to promise to be in court on your court date, and until that day you won’t be permitted to leave town.

In most cases, inmates in the St. Lucie County Jail are given time off for good behavior if they follow the rules and don’t cause any problems while in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to do work release. Either you will have to stay jail at the end of the day after work, or you could have the chance to move into a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you are required to pay in order to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you will have to pay is dictated by how serious your charges are. Someone you know will need to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total amount that was set before you can bail out of jail. If you don’t go to your court appearance, whoever posted your bail won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you have to call the St. Lucie County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you how much their bail is. You can also find out how much their bail is on the St. Lucie County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is never a fun thing, but in some cases, its simple to do if you have the money. First, figure out if it is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If it is, you can’t use a bail bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they can’t take a check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the prisoner will be released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. They usually charge a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and in most cases have a minimum charge of $100. This will not be returned to you and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman will require that they use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To talk to a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman at St. Lucie County Jail

Have you ever had to find a bail bondsman for yourself, a family member or friend? If so, leave a comment below and tell your story, and let us know how it worked out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • Released For Time Served
  • Be Released 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 procedure is made up of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • The first step is that you will answer some questions, such as what is your legal name, street address, birth date and contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • They will allow you to use the phone in order to call family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to 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 have to wear a jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through processing at jail? If you have, please tell us what happened. How long did you have to wait? How did the guards treat you? Can you share any secrets that could help other people that get arrested get through the process?

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will get discharged from jail. This process can take anywhere between 15 minutes to hours or even all day long. Or, simply, the faster you can pay your bail, the faster you can get released from jail. It also can depend on whether you’ve got a cash bond amount or if a magistrate must figure out how much your bail will be. For a minor offense, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and are given a release date, you should expect to get released between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you have to report to start a sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the law and turn yourself into the authorities. For a warrant, go down to the jail intake area, and tell the intake officer that you think they might have an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if they find one, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order lists. Be sure that you don’t show up late. Only bring things that are allowed with you, like your drivers license or ID, prescription medication, and a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must list the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s names will be put in a Visiting log for the inmate. Each visitor has to provide identification. Visitors that gets to visitation or without a visiting order will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures are always changing, so we suggest that you review the jail site before you go to the jail to visit.

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 . Jail phone calls are a lot more costly than phone calls made outside of jail. Phone calls are restricted on how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you break the jail rules, an inmate’s phone privileges might get cut back or eliminated altogether.

Phone Number: 772-462-3450

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 cannot use any other method of mail delivery. You must write the prisoner’s name, inmate ID, and the jail address on the letter. Don’t send anything in a box, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail received by the jail is opened and inspected by staff, and will get sent back if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for St. Lucie County Jail is:

St. Lucie County Jail
900 N. Rock Rd
Fort Pierce, FL 34945

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
St. Lucie County Jail
900 N. Rock Rd
Fort Pierce, FL 34945


The inmate mail policy at St. Lucie County Jail changes frequently, so be sure to review the official website before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you should know you still have rights, the first of which is that you have the right to request a lawyer. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is important to have a friend or family member locate a lawyer when you call. You may be thinking ‘do I really need an attorney?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal defense lawyer will make sure you know your rights, help protect your best interests and help you through the court system that you are now faced with. The quicker you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your charges, the better.

For more information about the benefits of hiring a lawyer, read our guide: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford a lawyer, you will get a public defender. Also, the Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys who are admitted to the Florida State Bar Association and are completely licensed to practice law in Florida.

Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

Court records are a matter of public record. Court records contain a court case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and all of the documents and motions that have been filed in the case. You are able to access your court case records using the website, or by going to the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is a member of the court who manages access to court records. The Clerk of Court 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 court records related to your court case are kept at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

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

Magistrate

The St Lucie County court magistrate acts as the judge that presides over your court case. Magistrate judges do a number of things, like setting your bail amount, issuing warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court hearings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is put together with information about your background and details of the defendant’s life and history, which the magistrate judge will take into account when determining your sentence. Information will be solicited from the person on trial, his or her family members, and in some cases the victim in the crime. Be sure to remember you can request to have a copy of the report before sentencing, and make sure that you review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are a number of different options, which include community service to probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you may be immediately taken into custody, or you could receive a date that you are required to turn yourself into jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if a family member of friend is locked up, or has been an inmate in the past?

You can you should visit the St Lucie County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date.
  • or jail ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you can call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants inquiry online or you are able to call the jail. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask them. You should be clear that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the St Lucie County jail, either by phone, go there in person, or you can check online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and this information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

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

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are registered on a sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to see these offenders on the website, but remember that you will not get the street address, just the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. Court Records include a case file that contains a court docket and all documents and filings filed in your court case. You are able to access court records on the website, or at the St Lucie County Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains a record of people’s criminal history. These online databases are connected so you can track criminal backgrounds from other states. Go to the St Lucie County Courthouse and inquire, or check online. It is helpful to know the county, and in the event that it was in a completely different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you will find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

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

If you do a criminal records check, usually won’t be able to find out if they has had any:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this kind of information, you must do a driving history search.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? How hard was it? Was your search online or did you call the local courthouse? Was it correct? There are plenty of reasons that people look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your comments could help other people.

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    Most Wanted

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

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List

    St Lucie County Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that being incarcerated in St. Lucie County Jail is very scary, you will soon settle into the daily routine there. Expect an alarm to wake up each morning at six in the morning, and next they’ll do roll call. Next, you will get breakfast. After breakfast, you will have 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 St. Lucie 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 St. Lucie 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 procedure to send funds to inmates can change, so it would be best to review the official website when you send money 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 St. Lucie County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the St. Lucie 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 St. Lucie County Jail

    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 a prisoner at this jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited someone in this jail?

    If your answer is yes, then we would like you to leave a comment below about it. Write down your experience so that other people can learn what to expect.

    Things you can write in what you write:

    • Conditions in St. Lucie County Jail.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has a story to tell. How’d you get locked up? Were you fairly treated? What happened to you while you were locked up? What about the other inmates? How did getting locked up affect your life?

    Click here to tell your story about St. Lucie County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Want to say wassup to somebody you met in jail? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

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    Links and Resources

    Main St. Lucie County Jail Website
    St. Lucie County Jail Inmate Search Link
    View St. Lucie County Jail Mugshots
    St. Lucie County Jail Bail Link

    St. Lucie County Jail Visitation Policy Link
    St. Lucie County Jail Jail Mail Policy Link
    St. Lucie County Jail Inmate Inquiry Link
    St. Lucie County Jail Warrant Inquiry Link
    St. Lucie County Jail Arrest Inquiry
    St. Lucie County Jail Send Money Procedure
    St. Lucie County Jail Employment


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