Lafayette County Jail – Mayo, FL

Lafayette County Jail is located in Lafayette County, FL and is the main correctional facility for this county. Looking for someone in jail at Lafayette County Jail? This site gives you information about everything a person needs to know about Lafayette County Jailsuch as the following: How to locate an inmate at Lafayette County Jail. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Court records. And more…

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and stressful situation, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also that person’s friends and family. This guide is meant to give you all the information and tips you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail easier. If you have specific questions, please feel free to ask it, and please leave any feedback or comments that would help other people in the same situation will be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Lafayette County Jail
231 Nw Monroe Ave
Mayo, FL 32066

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (386) 294-4381
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Map and Directions

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that is in jail and need to find out where they are?

Has someone who has been arrested and you need to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to search who is in jail at Lafayette County Jail you will need to click on their web site and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Lafayette County Jail Inmate List has information on persons who are in jail, including current status, bail amount (if applicable), and schedule for visitation. Also, you can get info on anybody who has been arrested or released within the past 24-hour period. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You can get their arrest information more quickly if you have their first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you are looking for is incarcerated at a different jail you can check our Florida county jail guide: Florida Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a intake picture, is a photograph that the police take when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is actually one frontal photo and a side-view photo. Your name and intake number will be in the photos, and they will be kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Lafayette County Jail inmates can be viewed on the Lafayette County Jail website, or you can view them at the Lafayette County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you have to enter their name, and a booking date, if you know it.

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How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to get your mugshot taken off of the Lafayette County Jail website? This will be difficult, since your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you will need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that the record of your arrest will 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.

Read our in-depth tutorial 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

If you are locked up, your only thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through booking, your bail amount is set either by bail schedule or magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you are released you are required to agree to go to your court date, and until that day you won’t be allowed to travel out of the county.

In most cases, prisoners will be given time off in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and don’t cause any problems while locked up.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will be required to return to the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished at your job, or you might be permitted to sleep in a halfway house when you are not working.

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 will have to pay depends on the crime you’ve been charged with. Someone you know will need to pay to the courts ten percent of the total that was determined before you can be released from jail. If you don’t show up for your court date, 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 must call the Lafayette County Jail. If know the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you the bail amount. You can also find out how much their bail is on the Lafayette County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but fortunately, it is simple to do if you have the money. To start with, you need to find out if it is a Cash Only Bond. If this is the case, you can’t use the services of a bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail won’t accept a check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the person will get released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you just don’t have the money, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. They will usually charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and usually charge a minimum fee of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and has to be paid in cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bondsman will in these cases use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral.

To talk to a local bail bondsman go to: How to find a bail bondsman

Have you ever hired 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 for you.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure is made up of each of the following steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • You have to answer some basic questions, such as what is your full name, your address, birth date and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask you about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • Any property you have will be taken from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • You will be allowed to make a phone call so you can get in touch with family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might get to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, if not you will be issued a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. The discharge process will take anywhere between 30 minutes to hours or even all day long. In simple terms, the faster bail is posted, the sooner you will get out of jail. Also, it can depend on whether you’ve been given a bond amount or if the magistrate still needs to figure out how much your bail will be. For minor offenses, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served your sentence and have a release date, expect to be released between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

If there is a, or if you need to report to start a sentence, you really should follow the rules and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, go to the jail, and tell them that you think there may be a warrant for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if they verify that you have one, you will be taken into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order requires you to. Be sure that you aren’t late. Be sure to only bring approved items when you go to jail, for example a driver’s license or even photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates need to provide the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail. Your visitor’s information will be put in the visitation log as an approved visitor. Each and every visitor has to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Visitors arriving late or that is not on the visitation list will be turned away.
The Lafayette County Jail visitation procedures are always changing, so double-check the official jail site before you try to go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . These phone calls are typically more expensive than regular phone calls. There are certain restrictions about how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get reduced or forbidden.

The Lafayette County Jail phone number is: (386) 294-4381

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates has to be sent using the US Postal Service. You cannot use any other method of delivery. You have to print the person’s name, inmate ID, and the address of the jail on the envelope. Do not send a box or package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. Any mail gets opened and examined and read by the officers at the jail, and will be sent back if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Lafayette County Jail:

Lafayette County Jail
231 Nw Monroe Ave
Mayo, FL 32066

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Lafayette County Jail
231 Nw Monroe Ave
Mayo, FL 32066


The mail policy at Lafayette County Jail is always changing, so we suggest that you review the official Lafayette County Jail site before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you still have certain rights, and an important one is your right to request a lawyer. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so make sure you get a friend or relative to locate an attorney when you talk to them. You may be thinking ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ While you are not required to have one, an attorney will make sure you know your rights, look after your best interests and show you the way through the court system in Lafayette County. The quicker you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your situation, the better.

For more information on how to find an attorney, click here: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office is staffed by private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys, members of the State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law in Florida.

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

Court Records

Lafayette County court records are public records. Court records have a case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and each of the documents filed in the case. You have the ability to access your court case records with the internet service, or by going to the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Lafayette County Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who manages access to court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath in a court case, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All court records from your court case are kept at Lafayette County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees are all costs from your court case, for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The Lafayette County magistrate is the person that presides over your case in court. They do a number of different things, like determining how much your bail will be, issuing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is prepared to include information about your background and details of the arrestee’s life, which the magistrate will take into account when determining the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be solicited from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Bear in mind you are allowed to ask to get a copy of your pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, and make sure that you correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are a number of different options, including community service and 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 will either be taken into custody immediately, or given a date that you must go to jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if someone is currently in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

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

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birth date.
  • 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 get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you are able to check the court records on the website or you can call the jail. You have to have the person’s 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 a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the Lafayette County jail, by phone, in person, or you can check online. An arrest is a matter of public record and these records are freely available.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, such as court orders. You can find these by going to the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders must be listed and registered on either a national or state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to see these offenders on the website, but keep in mind that you can’t see the exact address, rather the address block that they live on.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains a record of people’s criminal past. These state databases are all linked so you can track criminal convictions from other states. You can go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. You must know which county the crime occurred in, 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 can find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for the following crimes:

  • DUI.
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft.

During a criminal records search, you generally won’t see if someone has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding or reckless driving.
  • Lost their driver’s license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this kind of information, you must do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? How hard was it? Was your search online or did you make a phone call to the jail? Was it correct? There are lots of reasons that folks look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your story might help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI maintains a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Lafayette County, the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link

    Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department’s Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of getting locked up in the Lafayette County jail is quite unpleasant, in time you will settle into the daily routine there. Inmates get an alarm for wake-up every morning at 6:00 AM, and next they’ll do roll call. Then you will get breakfast. When you finish breakfast participate in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. 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 Lafayette 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 Lafayette 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 money to inmates changes, so it would be best to check the official website before you send funds 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

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Lafayette County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Lafayette 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 Lafayette 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 Driver’s 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 spent any time in Lafayette County Jail? Do you know anybody that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited someone there?

    If your answer is yes, then please write your review about it. Write down your experience so other people can learn what to expect.

    What to put in the review:

    • Conditions in Lafayette County Jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Prisoner programs and activities


    Let Everyone Know

    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why’d you end up in jail? Were you fairly treated? What was it like in jail? What about the other inmates? How has this experience impacted your life?

    Click here to tell your story about Lafayette County Jail

    Send a Message to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Need to send a message to someone from jail? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Lafayette County Jail Website
    Lafayette County Jail Inmate Search Link
    Lafayette County Jail Mugshots
    Lafayette County Jail Bail Link

    Lafayette County Jail Visitation Policy Link
    Lafayette County Jail Mail Policy
    Lafayette County Jail Inmate Inquiry Link
    Lafayette County Warrant Inquiry
    Lafayette County Jail Arrests
    Send Funds to an Inmate at Lafayette County Jail
    Lafayette County Jail Jobs


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