Santa Rosa County Jail is in Santa Rosa County, Florida and is the primary correctional facility for that area. Do you know somebody locked up at Santa Rosa County Jail? This page will tell you about everything related to Santa Rosa County Jail: Find an inmate at Santa Rosa County Jail. Find inmate mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. How to post bail. Booking and intake procedures. Court information. And much more…
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The chance of going to jail is a daunting and scary idea, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also that person’s friends and family. This guide is meant to give information that you’ll need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have specific questions, just ask it, and also any comments or feedback that might help other people in the same situation will be welcome.
Santa Rosa County Jail
5755 East Milton Road
Milton, FL 32583
Phone Number and Fax Number
Phone Number: (850) 983-1100
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you have a family member or friend that is locked up and want to find out where they are?
Has someone that has been arrested and you need to locate them?
In order to see who is in jail at Santa Rosa County Jail you should visit their web site and do an inmate search.
The Santa Rosa County Jail Inmate Search has information on persons who have been arrested and are in jail, including current status, bail amount, and visiting hours. Also, you are able to find the same information for anyone who has been arrested or discharged within the past 24-hour period. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to get their inmate information fast if you enter your friend or family member’s full name, birth date, or arrest number.
If the person you’re searching for is at a different jail you should check the other Florida county jails in our Florida County Jail Guide: List of all county jails in Florida
A mugshot, or intake photograph, is the picture taken by the police when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is make of one frontal photo and a profile photo. Your full name and intake number will appear on the mugshot, and they will be stored.
Mugshots of inmates can be searched online, or you can see them in person at the Santa Rosa County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you will have to enter their legal name, and the booking date.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Are you trying to have your mugshot removed from the Santa Rosa County Jail website? This can be tricky, as the mugshot is a public record. You will need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that your arrest record will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.
For more information about removing your mugshot, the many different websites with mugshots, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Of course, once you are in jail, your only thought is about how to get out. After booking, your bail will be determined by a special judge called a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this can 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 released from jail you will have to agree to show up for court, and until that day you must not travel out of the county.
Typically, inmates in the Santa Rosa County Jail can earn an early release in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and area a good inmate while they’re in jail.
If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to do work release. You will have to return to jail at the end of the day when you’re finished at your job, or you could be allowed to move into a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.
Your bail is money that you have to pay in order to be released from jail until your court date. The amount of bail that is set all depends on the crime you’ve been charged with. You will have to pay 10 percent of the total amount that was determined so you can be released from jail. If you miss your court date, whoever put up your bail money will lose that bail money.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
You have to call the Santa Rosa County Jail. If you’ve got the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can find out how much their bail is online.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Bailing out of jail is no fun, but in some cases, its simple to do if you have the money. First of all, you have to find out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond. If this is the case, you won’t be able to use a Bail Bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail will not accept a check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the prisoner will be released to your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.
If bail is set too high, or you can’t afford it, you might need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will usually charge a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and in most cases have a minimum fee of $100. This money is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bail bondsman will in these cases use assets as collateral for the bond.
You can find a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Early Release For Good Behavior
- Work Release
- Get Out For Time Served
- Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
- House Arrest
- Be Released on Your Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The intake procedure is made up 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.
- The first thing you will have to is you will answer some questions, such as your legal name, home address, birth date and an emergency contact.
- Also, you will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
- You will be issued an inmate ID.
- You will be fingerprinted.
- You will have your mugshot taken.
- Any property you have will be taken from you and will be stored until you are released.
- You will then be allowed to make a telephone call in order to contact a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
- If you are expected to be released quickly, you might get to keep wearing street clothes, if not you will have to wear a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.
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Once you are able to post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. The discharge process may take between 30 minutes to all day long. Or, simply, the faster you can pay your bail, the faster you can get released from jail. Also, how fast you get released will depend on whether you have a bond amount or if the magistrate must figure out how much to set your bail at. For lesser charges, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served out your jail sentence and are given a date of your release, you should expect to get discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.
How To Turn Yourself In
issued for your arrest, or if you need to start your sentence, it is highly recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself into the authorities. If you have a warrant, go down to the jail, in the reception area, and tell someone that you think they might have a warrant for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if so, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order lists. Make sure that you are not late to report. Just bring things that are allowed when you turn yourself in, such as a driver’s license or even photo ID, prescription medication, and the sentencing order.
To have visitors, you must list the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitors will go into a Visiting log for the inmate. Every visitor will have to provide identification. Visitors showing up late or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures can change, so make sure that you review the official Santa Rosa County Jail jail site before you go to the jail to visit.
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 generally more expensive than phone calls made at home. Phone calls are restricted on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but bear in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, phone privileges may be limited or forbidden completely.
The Santa Rosa County Jail phone number is: (850) 983-1100
Sending Mail to Inmates
Any mail that you send to an inmate has to be sent via the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You must not use any other form of delivery. Clearly write the person’s name, inmate ID, and the jail address on the letter. Don’t send a box or package, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail received by the jail is opened and read and inspected by the officers at the jail, and the mail will be sent back if deemed inappropriate.
The mailing address for Santa Rosa County Jail is:
Santa Rosa County Jail
5755 East Milton Road
Milton, FL 32583
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Santa Rosa County Jail
5755 East Milton Road
Milton, FL 32583
The inmate mail policy at Santa Rosa County Jail changes frequently, so be sure to double check the official website when you send a letter to an inmate there.
Get A Lawyer
If you get arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, the most important of which is your right to request an attorney. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure you have a friend or family member locate an attorney for you. You might be thinking ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal defense lawyer will make sure you know your rights, protect your interests and help you navigate through the court system in Santa Rosa County. The quicker you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your case, the better off you’ll be.
To read more about this subject, read our guide: How to Find an Attorney
If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender Office is staffed by private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are licensed lawyers that are admitted to the State Bar and are legally licensed to represent you in court and practice law.
Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney? Are you happy with how they handled your case?
Court records are public records. Court records have a case file containing a docket sheet and all documents that have been filed in your case. You, and anyone else, can access the records and documents in your court case via the online service, or at the Clerk of Court’s office.
Clerk of Court
The Santa Rosa County Clerk of Court is a member of the court who maintains the records. They also administer the oath in a court case, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All court records from your court case are maintained at the Santa Rosa County Clerk of Court.
Court costs and court fees are the charges and fees from your court case, such as for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you are low income and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.
The Santa Rosa County court magistrate is the person that presides over your court case. Magistrates are judges that do several different things, like determining how much your bail will be, writing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary court appearances and detention proceedings.
A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed to include information about the arrestee’s background and information about the defendant’s life and history, which the magistrate will review and take into account when determining the sentence. Information and personal details will be gathered from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and in some circumstances the victim. Bear in mind you can request to get your own copy of this report prior to sentencing, so you have the opportunity to correct the mistakes.
If you get convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, which include community service and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on how serious your crime was, you might get locked up immediately, or you could receive a date to go to jail to serve your term.
Want to find out if somebody you know is locked up, or has ever been in jail?
This is pretty simple to do, just you should access the Santa Rosa County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search using:
- Date of birth.
- Their approximate booking date.
- and their jail ID.
If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you can call the jail get confirmation.
If you believe you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can find out by checking the court records on the Santa Rosa County court website or call the court. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and inquire at the information desk. You should be clear that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you will be taken into custody immediately.
If you know the person’s name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the Santa Rosa County jail, by phone, in person, or you can check online. An arrest is a matter of public record and the information is accessible to anyone.
A Civil Process is when you are served with legal papers, such as warrants. You can access civil process orders by getting in touch with the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All convicted sex offenders must be registered on both a national and state 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 are able to see these offenders online, but bear in mind that you won’t see the exact address, but only the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.
Court Records are public records. Court Records include a court case file containing a court docket and all filings and documents filed in the court case. You can access the court records on their website, or at the Santa Rosa County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.
Each state maintains records of people’s criminal history. These online databases are all connected and you can track criminal histories from any other state. Go to courthouse and inquire, or check online. It helps to know the county, and if it was in a totally different state, you might have to pay for a more comprehensive search.
A search of someone’s criminal history you will be able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any crimes, which can include:
- Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
- Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
- Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
- Violent crimes.
But, when you do a criminal records check, you will not find out if that person has had:
- Speeding tickets.
- Drivers license revoked or suspended.
- Any accidents.
- Minor infractions or moving violations.
- Parking Tickets.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Conditions at the jail.
- Jail layout and facility
- Staff and guards
- Jail food and commissary
- Having Visitors
- The other inmates – what are they like?
- Prisoner safety
- Gang activity
- Prisoner programs and activities
To get this information, you must do a driving records search.
Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? How hard was it? Did you search online or did you have to make a phone call to the Santa Rosa County courthouse? Was the information you received correct? There are lots of reasons that people look up criminal records, and your comments might help other people.
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On a Federal level, the FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Santa Rosa County, the Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.
FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link
Life In Jail / What Its Like
While the prospect of serving a jail sentence in Santa Rosa County Jail is something you wish you could avoid, in time you will settle into the routine that is set for you. Inmates get an alarm for wake-up at 6:00 AM, and then roll call. Then you will eat breakfast. When you finish breakfast participate 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 Santa Rosa County Jail, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.
When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Santa Rosa 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 money to someone in jail at Santa Rosa County Jail can change, so be sure to check the official Santa Rosa County Jail site when you send funds to an inmate.
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.
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.
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.
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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Types of Jobs at Santa Rosa County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Santa Rosa 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.
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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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Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.
The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:
The definition of victim includes:
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.
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.
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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Tell Your Story
Everyone’s who has been put in jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. How’d you end up in jail? Did you experience fair treatment? What happened to you while you were locked up? Tell us about the other inmates. How did getting locked up affect your life?
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Links and Resources
Santa Rosa County Jail Visitation
Santa Rosa County Jail Mail Policy
Santa Rosa County Jail Inmate Search
Santa Rosa County Jail Warrant Inquiry
Santa Rosa County Jail Arrest Inquiry
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