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Broward County Jail Information
555 SE 1st Avenue
Ft Lauderdale, FL 33312
Phone Number: (954) 831-5900
The Broward County Jail is located at 555 SE 1st Avenue in Ft Lauderdale, FL and is a medium security county jail operated by the Broward County Sheriff’s Department.This guide will tell you information about anything you might want to know about the Broward County Jail, such as how to locate an inmate at the Broward County Jail, the jail’s address and phone number, intake procedures and booking, court information and records, and more.
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This guide is designed to give you all the information and advice that you’ll need to make helping someone get out of jail less stressfull. If you have a specific question, please feel free to ask them, and any tips or comments that would be beneficial to others is appreciated.
Broward County Jail Inmate Search
Do you have a friend or family member that is in jail and don’t know how to find out where they are? Do you know a friend or family member that has been arrested and you want to locate them?
In order to see who is in jail at the Broward County Jail you will need to use the search form.
Who’s In Jail
The Broward County Jail Inmate Search is a roster of people currently in custody, which includes status, and visiting hours. Also, you can get information for anybody booked or discharged within the past 24 hours. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You can get their arrest information quicker if you have their first and last name, date of birth, or arrest number.
Broward County Jail Policies and Procedures
The intake procedure at the Broward County Jail is made up of each of these steps:
You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
First, you will have to answer a number of questions, such as what is your full name, address, birth date and contact person, and also, you will also be asked about your mental and medical history. Next, You will be given an inmate number and your fingerprints will be taken. Then, Any property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
You will be allowed to make a phone call in order to contact a member of your family, friend, or somebody else who can help you get out.
If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you will be allowed to keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will be given a jumpsuit.
Once bail has been posted, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged from jail may take between 10 minutes to all day. So, the quicker bail is posted, the quicker you will be freed. Also, how fast you get released can depend on whether you’ve got a bond amount or if a judge needs to figure out your bail amount. For minor offenses, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served your sentence and know the discharge date, expect to get released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.
Broward County Jail Visitation
Inmates need to give each visitor’s name to the Broward County Jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s information will be put into a log of approved visitors for the requesting inmate. Every visitor is required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Any visitors that arrives for visitation late or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures frequently change, so we suggest that you call the official Broward County Jail at (954) 831-5900 before you try to go to visitation.
|Monday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Tuesday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Wednesday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Thursday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Friday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Saturday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Sunday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
In order to visit an inmate at the Broward County Jail you have to be on their approved visitation list.
Make sure to take your valid driver’s license or government issued ID when you go to visitation or you will not be allowed to enter without it.
No cellphones at Broward County Jail, and you will be searched before entering. No personal belongings. Persons parole, probation, or other corrections supervision must get the permission of both the superintendent and their individual supervising officer prior to a visit. Such visitation is not going to be approved.
If the visitor is under the age of 18 is related to the inmate, they will have to be accompanied by an adult family member or guardian to include a member of the inmate’s extended family. If the visitor is younger than 18 years old and is not related to the inmate, this visitor must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Sending Mail to Inmates
This is what you need to know about sending letters, photos, postcards, greeting cards and even magazines to an inmate at the Broward County Jail. Incoming and outgoing inmate mail at the Broward County Jail is always searched and inspected for contraband that might threaten the security, safety or well-being of the facility, its staff, and inmates. Inmates can only receive metered, unstamped, plain white postcards no larger than 4″ x 6″ as mail. The writing on the postcard has to be in pencil or blue or black ink. If it has a stamp on it, it will get returned. If you write in green ink, then it will get returned. If you send any other kind of mail will be returned to the sender. If there is no return address on it, then the unauthorized mail will be stored in the inmate’s locker until the inmate gets release.
Do not include any of these things in the mail that you send to an inmate: any kind of threat to jail order, any description of the manufacture of weapons, bombs, incendiary devices, or tools for escape; do not encourage or advocate any kind of violence, hate speech, or racial or ethnic supremacy. Inmates are not allowed to write to other inmates.
If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Broward County Jail, use this address:
Broward County Jail
555 SE 1st Avenue
Ft Lauderdale, FL 33312
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Broward County Jail
555 SE 1st Avenue
Ft Lauderdale, FL 33312
The mail policy at the Broward County Jail can change, so you should visit the site before send a letter to someone in jail there.
Sending Other Things to an Inmate
There are strict procedures that you must follow to send anything to an inmate at the Broward County Jail. This includes sending money for to spend in the commissary, sending regular mail or photos, sending money for phone calls, and even postcards.
This page covers everthing you need to know about the Broward County Jail to help you follow these procedures and guidelines. If you have questions, or there is something that you were looking for, but did not find, please contact us using the contact link in the site menu.
If you think you might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check arrest warrants inquiry on the Broward County court website or you are able to call the court. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask them. Bear in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you will be taken into custody immediately.
Arrest Record Search
If you know a person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the jail, either by phone, go there in person, or you can check online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and this is available to anyone.
Court Records are public records. They include a case file that includes a court docket and any of the documents filed in the case. You are able to access the court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.
Each state maintains a record of someone’s criminal history. These databases are connected so you can track criminal convictions from other states. You can go to county courthouse and check in person, or check the website. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that the crime was in a totally different state, you might have to pay for a more complete search.
A search of someone’s criminal history you can get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any crimes, which can include, drug Possession of drug trafficking, kidnapping, sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault, violent crimes, or theft.
Money & Commissary
The process for sending money to Broward County Jail jail inmates could change, so be sure to double check the Broward County Jail site before send money to someone in jail there.
How To Send Money to an Inmate at Broward County Jail
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.
Guidelines For Sending Money To An Inmate
Before you send any money you should find out what online money transfer companies the jail your inmate is incarcerated in uses. The exact method that the Broward County Jail uses changes frequently, so it is best to call them at (954) 831-5900 to get the current payment method.
You may be required to be on the inmate’s visitation list in order to send them money, and be aware that they may have a limit on how much you deposit at one time, like $200-300 at a time, or a limit on how much money may be in the inmate’s account at one time.
Some of the money transfer firms being used by various facilities include JPay, MoneyGram, AccessCorrections, OffenderConnect, Touchpayonline, JailATM, WU, smartdeposit, and tigercommissary.
If an inmate has fines or are required to pay restitution then they will be subject to garnishment of their commissary/trust account. If the inmate has a garnishment, then money to pay them will be taken from the inmateâ€™s bank account. In some cases it may be a percentage or the entire amount of the obligation, but the actual percentage depends on the circumstances. We recommend that inmates talk to the counselor at their facility and try to find out. You can also try to make an arrangement so that only a percentage of your commissary funds are taken, instead of all your funds take at one time.
The commissary is the Broward County Jail store. You can buy different things here, such as personal items, food, and things for writing. Remember that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will cause you to lose commissary privileges.
The Commissary will sell an assortment of different products that the inmate can purchase if they have sufficient funds in their account. These products include clothes, shoes, small snacks and other food items, in addition to hygiene products including soap, shampoo, and disposable razors for shaving. The commissary also sells other things like books and magazines, televisions and radios, playing cards, headphones, MP3 players, and electronic tablets. They also sell everything need to write home to family, friends, and loved ones: paper, envelopes, and stamps. If an inmate is indigent and cannot afford paper and stamps, the jail will provide these things to an inmate who has not had any money in their commissary account for at least 30 days.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
All phone calls from the Broward County Jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Phone calls made in jail are much more costly than regular phone calls. There is no limit to how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you break the rules and are disciplined, phone privileges may be limited or eliminated altogether.
Phone Number: (954) 831-5900
How To Save Money on Inmate Calls
Correctional facility phone service companies have exclusive contracts at each facility that they operate the phone services for, which means that they they control how much it costs to make phone calls. The profits these phone service providers make from all phone calls that inmates make are split with the facility, so there is no incentive for the jail or the counselors at the facility to show inmates or their family how to save money on inmate phone calls at the Broward County Jail. The rates are posted and there are at least two different prices based on where the inmate is calling. The following three things will determine the cost of an inmate phone call: Where you are located; Where your inmate is located, What type of phone number you have.
For example, if your inmate is in federal prison, if you get a new local number then this will decrease your inmate’s phone call rate from $.21 per minute to only $.06 per minute.
For state prisons and local jails learning how to lower your inmates phone charges is more difficult. ArrestedResources.com is an expert in keeping up with all of the changes that affect your inmate’s calling rate and in most cases is able to offer you an inmate calling number that will save you a lot of money on inmate phone calls. In some cases, we will not be able to save you money on your inmate calls, and in these cases we will not offer you an inmate calling number. In cases like this, the facility has set their calling prices so high that nobody will be able to save you money.
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