Clay County Jail – Green Cove Springs, FL

Clay County Jail is in Clay County, Florida and is the main jail for the county. Do you know somebody locked up in Clay County Jail? This site gives you all about anything related to Clay County Jail,like the following: How to locate an inmate. How to view Clay County Jail mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Court information and records. And much much more…

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary prospect, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The purpose of this guide is to give you information and tips that you need to make the process a little less stressful. If you have a specific question, please feel free to ask them, and also any feedback or comments that would be a benefit to other people in the same situation would be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Clay County Jail
901 North Orange Avenue
Green Cove Springs, FL 32043

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (904) 264-6512
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that is incarcerated and need to locate them?

Do you know someone that’s been arrested and you want to locate them?

To look up who is in jail at Clay County Jail you will need to visit their web site and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Clay County Jail Inmate Roster has information on persons who are in jail, including custody status, how much their bail is, and visiting schedule. Also, you can find the same information for anybody processed or released in the last 24 hours. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to find their inmate information more quickly if you’ve got their full name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If your friend or family member is at another county jail you can look here: Florida County Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a intake photo, is a photograph taken by the police when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is make of one frontal photo and a profile photo. Your name and intake number will appear on the pictures, and they will be kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be seen on the website, or you can see them in person at the Clay County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you will need to put in the name, and an arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot erased from the Clay County Jail website? This will be difficult, because the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you will need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means that your arrest record would be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

To learn more about getting your mugshot removed, the various mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, if you are arrested and put in jail, your primary thought is about getting out. After booking, a bail amount is set either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this may mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you are are released you are required to agree to be there for your court date, and until then you are not permitted to leave the county.

Usually, a prisoner in the Clay County Jail are given time off in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and area a good inmate while locked up.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be granted work release. Either you will have to return to jail each day after work, or you might have the chance to move to a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Bail is money that you have to pay to the courts in order to be released from jail until your trial. Your bail amount is dictated by how serious your crime is. Someone will have to pay 10 percent of the total that was set in order for you to get out of jail. If you miss your court appearance, the person that paid your bail won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail will need to call the Clay County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you have all the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they will let you know what their bail is set at. You can also find out how much their bail is online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is never fun, but in some cases, its really easy. To start with, you have to find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If it is, you can’t get a bondsman. Cash only – they can’t take checks. Once the cash bond has been paid, the inmate will get released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you just don’t have the money, you should try a bail bondsman. They will usually have a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and usually with a minimum fee of $100. This money is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If bail is very large, the bondsman will usually require that they use your personal assets as collateral for the bond.

You can find a bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman at Clay County Jail

Have you ever hired a bail bondsman because you or someone you know got arrested? If so, post a comment below and tell about it, and let us know how things turned out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process is made up of the following steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • The first step is that you will have to answer a number of questions, like your full name, street address, birth date and an emergency contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will be taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • They will allow you to make a telephone call in order to contact a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be allowed to wear your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be issued a jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If you have, you should share your experience so others can benefit from your story. How long did it take to get through intake? How were you treated? Can you tell us tips that might help other people that get arrested make it through the procedure?

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged from jail may take anywhere between 10 minutes to hours or even all day long. Or, simply, the faster you can pay your bail, the faster you can get out of jail. Also, how fast you get released might depend on whether or not you have a cash bond or if the magistrate has to determine the bail amount. For a minor charge, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and have a discharge date, expect to be released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

In the event there is a, or if you need to start your sentence, it is recommended that you follow the law and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, go to the jail processing area, and tell the intake officer that you think there may be a warrant out for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if they find one, they will take you into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order states. Be very careful that you are not late to report. Only bring approved items when you turn yourself in, for example a driver’s license or even state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to list each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance of any visit. This information will be entered into the visitors log for the requesting inmate. Each and every visitor is required to provide proof of identification. Anyone arriving late or that is not on the visitation list will be turned away.
Visitation procedures change often, so you should review the jail site before you visit an inmate.

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 more costly than regular phone calls. There is no limit to when and how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the rules, an inmate’s phone privileges might get cut back or totally denied.

The Clay County Jail phone number is: (904) 264-6512

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail must be sent via the actual US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other type of mail delivery. You should write the inmate’s name, inmate number, and the address of the jail on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not mail anything in a package, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail received by the jail will be opened and read by the jail administration, and will be sent back to the person who mailed it if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Clay County Jail is:

Clay County Jail
901 North Orange Avenue
Green Cove Springs, FL 32043

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Clay County Jail
901 North Orange Avenue
Green Cove Springs, FL 32043


The Clay County Jail inmate mail policy changes frequently, so review the site before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you should know you still have rights, one of these is your right to request a lawyer. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so you would be wise to have a friend or family member locate an attorney when you call. You might be asking yourself ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal defense lawyer will advise you about your rights, help protect your best interests and show you the way through the court system that you are now faced with. The sooner you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your case, the better off you’ll be.

For more information about this, click: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire a lawyer, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. The Public Defender’s Office has access to investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys who are admitted to the Florida State Bar Association and are licensed to handle your case.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

Court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. Court records include a file with a sheet called a docket sheet and every documents that have been filed in your case. You can access your court case records using the website, or by going to the Clay County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clay County Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who manages access to court records. They also administer the oath during court cases, and also read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence relating to your case are held at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are all costs associated with your court case, for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you are low income and have a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The Clay County court magistrate is the type of judge that will preside over your case. They do many different things, such as deciding a bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over first court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is prepared with information about the arrestee’s background and details of the defendant’s life, which the judge will review and take into consideration when deciding on the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be solicited from the defendant, their family, and in some circumstances the victim. Bear in mind that you should ask to have your own copy of the pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, and make sure that you go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, ranging from community service and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you may be immediately taken into custody, or given a date that you are required to turn yourself into jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if somebody you know is incarcerated, or has been an inmate in the past?

This is pretty simple to do, just you need to go to the jail website and do an inmate search, and search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their jail 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 an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can access court records on the Clay County court website or call the court 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 know that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, 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 Clay County jail, by phone, go there in person, or check online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and this is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you are served with legal papers, such as , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Clay County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are registered on a sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You can access these listings online, but you should know that you will not get the actual address, just the neighborhood block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. They include a case file that includes a docket sheet and any of the documents and filings filed in the court case. You can access court records via the internet, or at Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains a record of people’s criminal past. These state databases are linked together so you are able to track criminal convictions from other states. You are able to go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. It is helpful to know the county, and in the event that it was in a totally different state, you may have to pay for a more complete search.

A criminal history search you will find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for these crimes:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

During a criminal records search, you generally will not be able to see if that person has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving histories, you will have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it easy? Dis you do your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the local courthouse? Was it correct? There are lots of reasons that folks look up criminal records, and your story could help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has their list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Clay County,the Clay County Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link

    Clay County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of getting locked up in Clay County Jail is very scary, soon you will settle into the daily routine there. All inmates get an alarm for wake-up every morning at 6:00am, and next you’ll have roll call. You will then get breakfast. Following 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 Clay 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 Clay 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 process for sending funds to inmates changes, so check the the Clay County Jail website before 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 Clay County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Clay 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 Clay County Jail

    Requirements:

    • You must be over the age of 21.
    • You must possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You must be a US Citizen.
    • You must pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You must pass a drug test.
    • You must have a good level of fitness.
    • You must be in good health.
    • You must have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

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

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • 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 a prisoner in this jail? Do you have a family member or friend there? Have you ever visited a prisoner there?

    If so, then we would like you to leave a comment below about it. Write about your jail experience so that others will know what to expect.

    Things you can write in your review:

    • Conditions in Clay County Jail.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. How’d you end up in jail? Were you fairly treated? What was it like in jail? Were the other inmates cool? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

    Tell your story about when you did time at Clay County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Are you trying to reconnect with someone you met in jail? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

    Say Hello to people locked up at Clay County Jail

    Links and Resources

    Main Clay County Jail Website
    Clay County Jail Inmate Search
    Clay County Jail Mugshots
    Clay County Jail Bail Amount Link

    Clay County Jail Visitation Policy Link
    Clay County Jail Mail Policy
    Find an inmate at Clay County Jail
    Clay County Warrant Inquiry
    Clay County Jail Arrest Inquiry
    Send Money to an Inmate at Clay County Jail
    Clay County Jail Jobs


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