Volusia County Branch Jail – Daytona Beach, FL

Volusia County Branch Jail is located in Volusia County, Florida and is the main jail for the county. Looking for somebody in jail at Volusia County Branch Jail? This site gives you information about everything a person needs to know about Volusia County Branch Jail: How to do a jail inmate search. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures. Court records. And everything else.

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a daunting and scary thought, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also their family and friends. The goal of this guide is to give you information and advice that you need to make going to jail less stressfull. If you have questions, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and also any feedback or comments that would be beneficial to other people in the same situation would be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Volusia County Branch Jail
1300 Red John Road
Daytona Beach, FL 32120

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 386-254-1555
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is in jail and don’t know how to contact them?

Has a friend or family member who has been arrested and you want to find out where they are?

To look up who is in jail at Volusia County Branch Jail you will need to go to their website and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Volusia County Branch Jail Inmate Lookup has information on people who have been arrested, including status, bail amount (if applicable), and times the inmate can have visitors. You can also get the same information for anyone booked or released within the last 24 hours. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You can find the information more quickly if you have their name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you are looking for might be in another jail you can look here, too: Florida Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail booking photograph, is the picture that the jail takes during jail intake processing. A mugshot is actually two photos one face photo and a side photo. Your full name and intake number will appear on the pictures, and they will be on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be found on the Volusia County Branch Jail website, or you can see them in person at the Volusia County Branch Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you will need to enter the person’s first and last name, and the arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to get your mugshot removed from the Volusia County Branch Jail site? This will be difficult, as your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you will 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. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For more information about removing your mugshot, the different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you are arrested and put in jail, your main thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve been booked, bail is decided either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you are are released you are required to promise to show up for court, and until that day you can’t travel out of the county.

Usually, a prisoner in the Volusia County Branch Jail can earn an early release in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and area a good inmate while in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be given work release detail. Either you will have to stay jail every day after work, or you could get to move to a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the courts to get out of jail pending trial. The amount you have to pay depends on what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. You or someone you know will have to pay 10 percent of the total amount that was determined before you can get out of jail. If you don’t show up for your court appearance, the person that paid your bail will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you have all the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they will tell you how much their bail is. Also, you can see the bail amount on the Volusia County Branch Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but in some cases, its easy. To start with, you have to find out if it is a Cash Only Bond. If so, you won’t be able to use a Bail Bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they won’t take a personal check. Once you have paid the bond, the person will be discharged. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you can’t afford it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen usually have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and in most cases charge a minimum fee of $100. This 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 your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond.

You can find a local bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman at Volusia County Branch Jail

Have you ever had to use a bondsman because you or someone you know got arrested? 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

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process includes each of the following steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you must answer some questions, like what is your full legal name, your address, birthdate and an emergency contact.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • They will allow you to use the phone to talk to a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, they will let you skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, if not you you will have to change into a jail uniform.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will get discharged from jail. This process takes anywhere between 30 minutes to quite a few hours. Or, simply, the faster bail is posted, the quicker you will be released. It also can depend on if you’ve been given a bond amount or if the magistrate still needs to decide on how much to set your bail at. For lesser charges, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. If you have served a sentence in jail and have a release date, you should plan to get released between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the police have a, or if you have to begin your sentence in jail, it is recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself in willingly. If you have a warrant, report to the jail, in the reception area, and tell them that believe that there could be a warrant out for your arrest. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if they find one, you will be taken into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go down to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order requires you to. Ensure that you don’t show up late. Just bring approved items when you go, such as your drivers license or even your ID, prescription medication, as well as a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to provide each visitor’s full name to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitors will be put in the log as an approved visitor. Each visitor will be required to provide identification. Anyone arriving late or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
The Volusia County Branch Jail visitation procedures can change, so we suggest that you check the jail site before you go to the jail to visit.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Calls made in jail are typically pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. There are certain restrictions about how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the jail rules, your ability to use the phone might get cut back or forbidden.

The Volusia County Branch Jail phone number is: 386-254-1555

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail must be sent using the US Postal Service. You can’t use any other method of mail or package delivery. You should write the prisoner’s name, prisoner number, and the jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not mail anything in a box or package, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope with metal in it. Any mail sent to inmates is opened and read and inspected by the jail administration, and will get returned to the sender if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Volusia County Branch Jail, use this address:

Volusia County Branch Jail
1300 Red John Road
Daytona Beach, FL 32120

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Volusia County Branch Jail
1300 Red John Road
Daytona Beach, FL 32120


The mail policy at Volusia County Branch Jail is always changing, so be sure to review the the Volusia County Branch Jail website before you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you have certain rights, one of these is that you have the right to request a lawyer. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so make sure to ask a friend or family member to locate a lawyer when you call. You may be thinking ‘but do I really need an attorney’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal attorney will make sure you know your rights, look after your best interests and show you the way through the court system in your county. The quicker you get a lawyer involved with your situation, the better off you’ll be.

To read more about the benefits of hiring a lawyer, read: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. Also, the Public Defender’s Office has access to private investigators, experts in forensics as well as social case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are actual attorneys that are admitted to the State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you or someone you know used the services of a Public Defender? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

All court records are a matter of public record. Court records are comprised of a case file containing a docket and every motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed in the case. You, and anyone else, can access court records with the online service, or at the Volusia County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that maintains court records. They also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and read the jury’s verdict. All records, documents, and evidence relating to your case are maintained at the Volusia County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the charges associated with your case, which include filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The magistrate acts as the judge that will preside on your case in court. Magistrates do a number of things, like setting bail amounts, issuing warrants, and overseeing first court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is put together with background information and information about the arrestee’s life and history, which the magistrate judge will consider when decide your sentence. Information and personal details will be solicited from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and in some cases the victim of the crime. Be sure to remember that you should request to see a copy of your pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, so you have the opportunity to review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will then get sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on how serious your crime was, you may be locked up immediately, or given a date to go to jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

This is pretty simple to do, just you should visit the jail’s website, and search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • or jail ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can find out by checking the court records on the Volusia County court website or you are able to call the jail directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask one of the officers. You should be clear that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

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

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, like warrants. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders must be registered and listed on either a national or state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but remember that you will not be able to get the exact address, just the address block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. Court Records include a court case file containing a court docket and any filings and documents filed in the case. You can access your court records on the website, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of their state citizen’s criminal background. These state databases are all connected so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from another state. Go to the Volusia County Courthouse and inquire, or check online. It is helpful to know the county, and in the event that the crime was in a different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

A criminal history search you will find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for crimes, which include:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

If you do a criminal records check, usually won’t learn if they has had any:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving records, you must do a driving history search.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? How easy was it? Was your search online or did you make a phone call to the local courthouse? Was it correct? There are many reasons that people look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your account may help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Volusia County,the Volusia County Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link

    Volusia County Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of being incarcerated in Volusia County Branch Jail is quite unpleasant, eventually you will get accustomed to the daily routine. You will get an alarm for wake-up at about 6:00 AM, and then roll call. After roll call 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 Volusia County Branch 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 Volusia County Branch 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 process for sending funds to people in jail might change, so we suggest that you review the official website before 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

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Volusia County Branch Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Volusia County Branch 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 Volusia County Branch 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:

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

    The definition of victim includes:

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

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

    Victim Notification

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

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

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

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

    Domestic Violence

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

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


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

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

    If yes, then please tell us about it. Tell us about what you experienced so that others can find out what to expect.

    Things you can write in what you write:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has some stories to tell about the whole experience. How’d you end up in jail? Did you experience fair treatment? How was day to day life at Volusia County Branch Jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How did it affect you to go to jail?

    Click here to share your story about when you did time in Volusia County Branch Jail

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    Make some good friends in jail? Are you trying to talk to a friend from jail? Throw a shout out to them here.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Volusia County Branch Jail Link
    Volusia County Branch Jail Inmate Search Link
    Volusia County Branch Jail Mugshots
    Volusia County Branch Jail Bail Link

    Volusia County Branch Jail Visitation
    Volusia County Branch Jail Jail Mail Link
    Locate an inmate at Volusia County Branch Jail
    Volusia County Warrants
    Volusia County Branch Jail Arrest Lookup
    Volusia County Branch Jail Send Money Procedure
    Jobs at Volusia County Branch Jail


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