Taylor County Jail – Perry, FL

Taylor County Jail is in Taylor County, FL and is the jail for this area. Know someone locked up in Taylor County Jail? This guide tells you about everything a person needs to know about Taylor County Jail: How to locate an inmate at Taylor County Jail. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s address and phone number. Posting bail. Intake procedures. Taylor County court information. And lots more.

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The chance of going to jail is a scary idea, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also their family and friends. The purpose of this guide is to give you all the information and advice that you’ll need to make going to jail easier. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and also any comments or feedback that would help other people in the same situation would be welcome.

General Information

Address

Taylor County Jail
108 North Jefferson Street
Perry, FL 32347

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 850-584-4333
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that has gone to jail and don’t know how to find them?

Has someone who’s been arrested and you need to locate them?

In order to look up who’s in jail at Taylor County Jail you should go to their web site and use the inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Taylor County Jail Inmate Lookup has information on people who are in jail, including status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting hours. You can also find info for anybody arrested and processed or released in the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You will be able to locate the information more quickly if you enter their name, birth date, or arrest number.

If your friend or family member may be in another jail you should look here: Florida County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail booking photograph, is the picture taken by the police when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is actually two photos one frontal photo and a profile photo. Your full name and intake number will be in the mugshot, and they’re on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Taylor County Jail prisoners are online, or you can go in person to the Taylor County Jail. When viewing online you need to put in the inmate’s first and last name, and an arrest date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to get your mugshot removed from the Taylor County Jail site? This may not be possible, since the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you have to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that all of your arrest records would be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For more information about getting your mugshot removed, the various websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal websites: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, if you are incarcerated, your primary thought is when and how to get out. After booking, bail will be decided by a special judge called a magistrate. If there is no bail set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out you must promise to go to your court date, and until then you are required not to travel out of the county.

Typically, an inmate in the Taylor County Jail are given time off in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break 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 may be allowed to do work release. Either you will have to return to jail at the end of the day when you’re finished with work, or you could have the chance to live in a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you will be required to pay to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you will have to pay depends on the crime you are charged with. Someone will have to put up 10 percent of the total that was set so you are able to be released from jail. If you miss court, the person that bailed you out of jail will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you must call the Taylor County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know how much their bail is. You can also see the bail amount online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but usually, it’s easy if you have the money. First, figure out if they have a Cash Only Bond. If it is, you can’t use a bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they will not accept checks. Once the cash bond has been paid, the prisoner will get released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you should use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen usually have a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and usually with a minimum charge of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and is typically cash only. If the bail is extremely high, the bail bondsman will in most cases ask to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To contact a local bail bondsman click here: How to find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure includes these steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • Firstly, you will have to answer some simple questions, such as your legal name, street address, date of birth and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • Any property you have will be taken from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • You will get to make a telephone call so you can contact a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be able to keep wearing street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to change into a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. This process can take anywhere between 15 minutes to hours or even all day long. So, the faster you post bail, the sooner you will be freed. Also, how fast you get released might depend on whether you’ve been given a bond amount or if a judge must figure out how much your bail will be. For minor offenses, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you get to the end of your sentence and know the release date, you should expect to get released anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you must start a jail sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the law and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, report to the jail intake center, and tell an officer that think that there is 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 so, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report 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. Be sure to only bring things that are allowed with you, for example a driver’s license or even state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as the official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to list the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitors will go in the log for the requesting inmate. Each visitor will have to provide identification. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or that is not an approved visitor will be turned away.
Jail visitation policies can change, so you should double-check the jail site before you visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . These phone calls are a lot pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. There is no limit to when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates 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 and are disciplined, your ability to use the phone could be reduced or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

The Taylor County Jail phone number is: 850-584-4333

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates has to be sent via the actual US Postal Service. You must not use any other type of mail or package delivery. You have to clearly write or type the name, inmate ID, and the jail address on the letter that you send. Don’t send a package, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail will be opened and read by the jail staff, and the mail will be returned if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Taylor County Jail is:

Taylor County Jail
108 North Jefferson Street
Perry, FL 32347

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Taylor County Jail
108 North Jefferson Street
Perry, FL 32347


The Taylor County Jail inmate mail policy changes often, so it would be best to double check the official Taylor County Jail site when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you should know you still have rights, the first of which is your right to request a lawyer. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is a good idea to have a friend or relative find a lawyer for you. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ While you are not required to have one, an attorney will make sure you know your rights, protect your interests and guide you through the court system. The quicker you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your case, the better your chances.

For more information on how to find an attorney, read: How to Find an Attorney in Taylor County

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender Office is staffed by investigators, forensics experts and social workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys who are admitted to the State Bar and are fully licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

Taylor County court records are public records. Court records include a case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and all motions, documents, and evidence in your case. You can access your court case records using the Taylor County website, or at the Clerk of Court’s office.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that maintains court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath when court is in session, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records from your case are maintained at Taylor County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the fees and charges from your court case, such as filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you are low income and have a court appointed attorney, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the person that presides on your court case. Magistrates are judges that do many different things, which include setting bail amounts, writing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is prepared with information about your background and information about the arrestee’s life, which the judge will review and take into account when deciding on the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be requested from the defendant, his or her family, and if necessary the victim. Bear in mind that you can request to see your own copy of this report before sentencing, so you have the opportunity to review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, ranging from community service and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on how serious your crime was, you may be taken into custody immediately, or given a date to to surrender and report to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if some you know is incarcerated, or has gone to jail in the past?

You can just visit the Taylor County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search by:

  • Name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you should call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have a warrant out for your arrest, you are able to check the arrest warrants inquiry on the website or you can call the court. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask the officer in charge. You should be clear that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, go there in person, or look online. Arrest records are public record and this is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, which can be , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

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

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. Court Records include a case file containing a docket sheet and any documents and filings filed in the court case. You can access court records on their website, or at Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of a person’s criminal history. These state databases are connected so you can track criminal histories from another state. You can go to the Taylor County Courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. It helps to know the county, and if it was in a completely different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

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

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

During a criminal records search, in most cases will not learn if that person has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this information, you have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it easy? Did you search online or did you have to make a phone call to the jail? was the information you recieved correct? There are lots of reasons that folks look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your story may make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Taylor County,The Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link

    Taylor County Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that getting locked up in the Taylor County jail is quite unpleasant, eventually you will get accustomed to the routine that is set for you. Inmates get an alarm for wake-up at about 6:00 AM, and next they’ll do roll call. After roll call you will get breakfast. Following 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 Taylor 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 Taylor County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

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

    The rules for sending funds to Taylor County Jail inmates changes, so it would be best to visit the official website when 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 Taylor County Jail

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

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

    The definition of victim includes:

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

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

    Victim Notification

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

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

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

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

    Domestic Violence

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

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


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been an inmate in this jail? Do you have a family member or friend there? Have you ever visited a prisoner at Taylor County Jail?

    If your answer is yes, then you should write your review about it. Write about what you experienced so others can learn what to expect.

    What to write in the review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation
    • Other Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has at least one story to tell about it. How’d you get locked up? Did you experience fair treatment? How was life in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. 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? Do you need to talk to somebody you met when you were locked up? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Taylor County Jail Link
    Taylor County Jail Inmate Search Link
    Taylor County Jail Mugshots
    Taylor County Jail Bail Amount Link

    Taylor County Jail Visitation Policy Link
    Taylor County Jail Jail Mail Link
    Taylor County Jail Inmate Search
    Taylor County Warrant Inquiry
    Taylor County Jail Arrest Lookup
    Send Funds to an Inmate at Taylor County Jail
    Taylor County Jail Jobs


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