Brevard County Jail

The Brevard County Jail is located in Cocoa, Florida. It is operated by the Brevard County Sheriff's Department and houses adult men and women who have been arrested by local county or municipal law enforcement. The inmates are pre-trial and/or sentenced to the jail or Department of Corrections.

The main jail opened in 1986 with beds for 386 inmates. Today, the Jail Complex routinely houses over 1,600 inmates daily. In addition to the maximum and medium security main jail, there are four tent housing structures, a women’s complex, and a mental health/medical unit. This brings the total rated capacity to 1,849 beds.

Inmate Search

To find out if your loved one is being held in Brevard County, click here, call the jail at (321) 690-1500 “0”, or use VINE. Be prepared to provide the inmate’s full name and date of birth when using the VINE website.

To keep up with what's going on at the Brevard County Jail Complex, you can also download their app. To find out an inmate's charges, bond amounts, and any court dates that may be pending, call (321) 690-1500 or (321) 690-1501, 24 hours a day.

Florida VINE

The Florida VINE system is a service through which victims of crime can search for information regarding the custody status of their offender, and to register to receive phone calls and e-mail notifications when the offender’s custody status changes. 

This service is provided to assist Victims of Crime who have a right to know about their offender's custody status. Click this link to register.

Inmates being held for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the Florida Department of Corrections (DOC), or charges from other counties will not be found by going to the VINE Link above. You will have to call the jail.

Bonding Someone Out of the Brevard County Jail

There are three options for bonding someone out of the Brevard County Jail Complex. Bond may be posted 24 hours a day, but it can take several hours to release individuals.

Bond: You may pay the full amount of the bond through Cashier’s Check, Certified Check, or Money Order, made payable to the “Brevard County Clerk of Courts”.

For Cash or Credit card, you can use TouchPay:

  • TouchPay – Go to on the Web, call 1-866-204-1603, or visit the Jail Complex to complete on-site paperwork. Depositors need a CID number and Inmate’s full name (Last, First).

Purge: This denotes a delinquent court ordered payment. You may pay the full amount of the purge through Cashier’s Check, Certified Check, or Money Order, made payable to the, “Brevard County Clerk of Courts.”

Bail Bonding Agents: They will pay the bond for a ten percent fee. You must contact a bail bond agent to get more detailed information.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Jail Complex offers three ways to visit with your inmate via video. There is no face-to-face visitation, with the exception of professional visits or specially approved visits by Jail Command.

Remote Video Visitation

Family and friends can visit from the comfort of their home using a personal computer or smartphone.  You must set up an account by logging onto Smart Jail Mail prior to initiating a visit.  

You may schedule a visit any time during visitation hours.  Visits are either 15 or 30 minutes long, and cost .25 per minute. (15 minutes = $3.75 or 30 minutes = $7.50)

Video on Demand (Inmate Initiated)

Inmates at the Jail Complex can schedule a video visitation session with family and friends.  Calls must be answered within a three minute window.

On-Site Video Visitation

On-Site Video Visitation is a service provided for family and friends to visit an inmate from the Jail Complex Visitation Center.  You must set up an account by logging onto Smart Jail Mail prior to initiating a visit.  

You can schedule a visit any time during visitation hours, when available.  Visits will be in segments of 30 minutes in duration and are free of charge (A total of four, 30 minute visits are allowed each week, resetting each Saturday).

For more information on remote visitation procedures, please visit Smart Jail Mail.

Video Visitation Schedule

Visitation may be scheduled a maximum of seven days in advance, or a minimum of 24 hours.

Remote Video Visitation and On Demand Visitation
Seven days a week – 8am-12pm, 1pm-5pm, and 8pm-10:30pm

On-site Video Visitation at the Visitor Center                  
Seven days a week – 8:15am-12pm and 1pm-5:30pm

Physical Address

Brevard County Jail
860 Camp Rd.
Cocoa, FL 32927

Driving Directions:

General Phone Number

Main Number/Reception Area:

(321) 690-1500

Inmate Information/Bonds:

(321) 690-1500 “0”

Visitation Appointments:

(321) 690-1518


(321) 690-0205

Medical Unit:

(321) 690-1547

Mental Health Unit:

(321) 690-1559

Inmate Records:

(321) 690-1541

Classification Unit:

(321) 690-1570


(321) 690-1530


(321) 690-1500

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Smart Communications / Brevard County
Inmate First and Last Name, Inmate ID #
PO Box 9145
Seminole, FL 33775-9145 

The Inmate Name and ID Number must be clearly PRINTED on the outside of the envelope or postcard. Mail not containing the inmate ID Number and the Name will be “Returned to Sender.”

All regular inmate mail (Postcards, Letters, Greeting Cards, etc.) is scanned into the system and available to the inmates to view via the inmate Kiosks/Portable Kiosks. Please be advised that when you mail an item, the original document will be destroyed. 

Important documents like marriage certificates, birth certificates, social security cards and pictures should not be mailed to the jail—please do not mail original documents. You should only mail copies of these documents or pictures that you do not need returned because they will be destroyed.

Rejected Mail

Incoming mail will not be rejected if it has any of the following contents:

  • Photos depicting gang symbols/signs, nudity, lewd behavior
  • Material which contains codes, blackmail, extortion, contraband, threats, or information about another inmate
  • Material which contains plans of criminal activities, maps, or plots to escape, and any material which communicates information designed to encourage inmates to disrupt the jail by strikes, riots, fights, racial or religious hatred, or other prohibited acts
  • Any publication which may adversely affect the security and safety of the jail
  • Publications which advocate the violent overthrow of the government of the United States or of a state, or which advocate violence or rebellion against government authority, under which the inmate is held
  • Inmate to inmate correspondence within the facility or through outside channels

Legal Mail
All legal correspondence shall be mailed to:

Inmate First and Last Name, Inmate ID #
860 Camp Rd.
Cocoa, FL 32927

Legal mail from an inmate’s attorney on record must be clearly identifiable and marked appropriately as legal mail.

Inmate Messaging

SmartJailMail has secure two-way electronic messaging software designed specifically for communicating with inmates, prisoners, and detainees in correctional institutions.

This allows inmates to communicate safely and quickly with family and friends outside of the jail, as they can send and receive electronic letters using a safe and secure computer kiosk stationed in their housing unit.

Each message costs just 50 cents, and can be sent with postage paid, which we are. hich will be free to open and read for the recipient. Or, the message can be sent collect / “COD” for free and will be paid for by the recipient. To send or receive a message you MUST open a SmartJailMail account by following these simple steps…

  1. Sign Up with Smartjailmail.comCreating an account is completely free. You will be asked to choose a username and password to identify your account along with some basic contact information.
  2. Make ConnectionsOnce you have established an account, you may search for your inmate. Once you have located them in the system, you can send them a connection request. They will need to approve the request before you can send messages.
  3. Purchase Service CreditsOnce you have established a connection with your inmate, you can send and receive messages electronically. Service credits may be purchased through the SmartJailMail website using a major credit or debit card. 
  4. Start Sending Messages!Once you have purchased message credits, you can send and receive electronic messages. This is just like sending an email, except it is contained within the SmartJailMail website. To sign up for Smart Inmate Messaging click here.

Two free electronic messages are provided every Saturday. Additional messages are 50 cents each.

Rejected Messages

Incoming messages will be rejected if they have…

  • Any material which contains codes, blackmail, extortion, contraband, threats, or information about another inmate
  • Any material which contains plans of criminal activities, maps, or plots to escape, and any material which communicates information designed to encourage inmates to disrupt the jail by strikes, riots, fights, racial or religious hatred, or other prohibited acts
  • Any publication which may adversely affect the security of the jail or the safety of the persons therein
  • Publications which advocate the violent overthrow of the government of the United States or of a state, or which advocate violence or rebellion against government authority, under which the inmate is held
  • Inmate to inmate correspondence within the facility or through outside channels

Any violation of the above will result in the suspension and/or termination of the registered users Account.

Photo Delivery

SmartJailMail provides a one-way photo delivery service. Photos are billed at $1.00 each, and they will be reviewed before they are made accessible to an inmate.

Some common reasons photos may be rejected are:

  • Depicts legal documents, bills or written documents
  • Depicts criminal activity, drugs, money or weapons
  • Contains inappropriate hand gestures
  • Contains a person not fully clothed
  • Is deemed an inappropriate image
  • Shows screenshots of text messages, emails, social media or any other internet generated content
  • A photo collage (only individual photos will be accepted)
  • The photo may not be a screen shot
  • The photo contains any text, emojis or has been altered in any way
  • A poor quality image
  • Violates the safety and security of the facility
  • Contains sexual content or lewd behavior

A credit will be issued to the sender of any photo rejected by the Jail Complex which is not made accessible to the inmate.

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at the Brevard County Jail cannot receive incoming phone calls, however, they have access to phones and can make outgoing calls from the inmate housing area. 

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Jail Complex uses SMART Communications to provide the inmate telephone system.  You can set up an account by clicking here or calling 1-888-843-1972. Calls are .16 cents + tax per minute and are limited to two hours a week.

Smart Communications Customer Care

The Customer Care Call Center is open seven days a week from 7:00am to 12:00 Midnight EST and can be reached toll free at 888.843.1972. The U.S. based Customer Care representatives are prepared to assist you with the following:

  • Creating an account
  • Depositing funds into an account
  • Communication service questions and rates
  • Billing and refund questions

How to Send Money

To fund an inmate account at the Brevard County Jail Complex, use TouchPay. Inmate commissary packages can be ordered and sent though iCare. Here is a partial list of common items that can be purchased at the Jail Commissary:

Hygiene Items

  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toothpaste
  • Mouthwash
  • Deodorant


  • Envelopes
  • Stamps
  • Paper
  • Sketch/Legal Pads
  • Pens/Pencils


  • Shoes
  • Tee-shirts
  • Underwear
  • Sweatshirt
  • Sweatpants

Programs For Inmates

Inmate Education Programs

  • General Educational Development – GED Prep

GED teaches 9th through 12th grades in preparation for the GED test by providing education in basic skills, such as Math, English, Science, Writing, and History.

  • GED Testing

Certified GED Test Proctors provide testing for inmates who have successfully achieved high school level grades through the GED Program. Upon successfully completing each subject, the  inmates test to earn their High School Diploma.

  • Juvenile Education

Brevard County Public Schools provides juvenile inmates with grade level education.

  • HIV Education and Testing

Inmates are provided with HIV Education and free HIV testing to inmates. 

  • Parenting & Decision Making

A faith-based 12 hour program facilitated by Links of Hope that gives incarcerated parents the tools they need to raise their children effectively upon release. Inmates learn how to be supportive and actively involved within a family structure. Communication skills, negotiation, effective listening, and decision-making are main objectives.

Inmate Re-Enter Our Community (R.O.C.) Programs

Interns from the University of Central Florida and Florida Institute of Technology help with the instruction of reentry programs.

LEVEL 1 – Communication and Writing – concentrating on customer service, different types of communication, creating a resume and writing correspondence.

LEVEL 2 – Ex-Offender Job Workshop – Topics include Identifying employment, job interviews, and possible careers for ex-offenders. 

LEVEL 3 – Re Enter our Community Seminar– Inmates discuss succeeding outside of jail by proper financial planning, finding housing, and obtaining identification.

LEVEL 4 – Probation Toolkit – A set of general guidelines to assist offenders in successfully understanding and completing probation. 

LEVEL 5 – Keys to Productive Thinking – Making better choices and leaving behind the criminal mindset.

Inmate Special Programs

  • Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

A weekly group meeting directed toward alcohol abuse recovery and/or drug/substance abuse problems.

  • Anger Management

A faith based course designed to help inmates gain insights and new strategies to effectively deal with stress and other issues that may cause anger. 

  • Narcotics Anonymous (NA)

A weekly group meeting directed toward drug/substance abuse problems.

  • Inmate Mental Health Programs

A social skills group that focuses on goal setting, decision making, stress management, communication skills, conflict resolution, coping skills, time management, and maintaining healthy relationships.

  • S.A.V.E  Program – Saving American Veterans Everyday

Designed to target the needs of the inmate Veteran population. This program includes Anger Management, Life Skills, Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, and Chaplain Services. Inmate Veterans who participate in this program are housed in a uniquely designed pod to meet their needs.

  • REACH – Redirect, Educate, Achieve, Challenge, Heal

A mentoring program designed to target recidivism in the juvenile inmate population. This program seeks to provide juvenile offenders with the necessary life skills required to assimilate back in the community.

Vocational & Certification Programs

These programs are designed for inmates to give them the skills to gain and keep employment.

  • Digital Garment Printing Program

This program provides training to the inmates on equipment such as the digital garment printer, the garment heat press, and the pre-treatment machine. 

  • Paws & Stripes® Canine Training Program

Shelter dogs from four Brevard County shelters are teamed with jail inmates for an 8-week course. The dogs are housebroken and learn basic obedience and the other skills necessary to earn their “AKC Canine Good Citizen” certificate. 

  • Project Hope

Project Hope is an innovative program that provides a safe environment within the Brevard County Jail Complex for orphaned kittens. These kittens are raised and cared for by the female inmates, who are provided an opportunity to learn techniques in kennel management, care, handling, grooming, and veterinary assistant skills for animals. 

  • Sewing Vocational Program

No previous sewing knowledge is required. This program gives inmates the chance to learn the skill of sewing. Once they learn how to operate the sewing machine, they learn to cut out patterns, use an Elastic Machine, and Serger. They also learn how to repair previously worn clothes. Making inmate mattresses and Inmate uniforms are other jobs they perform.   

  • Sheriff’s Farm Programs Include:
  1. Inmates who are part of the farm programs can learn Landscaping, Horticulture, Planting, maintaining, implementing of field crops, trees, Operation of tractors, and implements for planting and maintaining field crops. 

Other opportunities include Repair and maintenance of mowers, small engine equipment, tractors, utility vehicles, utility trailers, irrigation systems, bicycles, construction and utilization of hand tools, welding and metal fabrication, and utilization of proper safety equipment and safety practices for various projects.

  • OSHA 10 Training

This Construction Safety and Health course provides training for entry level workers on the recognition, avoidance, and prevention of safety and health hazards in the construction industry. 

Inmate Special Programs

  • Chaplain Services

The Chaplain’s Office provides a number of services to inmates, including individual counseling sessions.

  • Lifeskills101 a New Direction

A course that concentrates on developing life plans through goal setting and faith stepping. The following topics are discussed: finding housing, the basicsecuring employment, the job application, the resume, cover letter and thank you notes, reporting restitution and assistance, the job interview process, budget, savings and checking, reporting, life plans, and goal setting.

  • Healing the Wounded Heart

This program gives participants tools to deal with grief and trauma in their lives. 

Inmate Labor Programs

Brevard County’s Jail Inmate Labor Program is one of the largest in the nation.

Bicycles that have been abandoned or unclaimed are reconditioned by inmates and given to those in need.

  • Construction Labor

Inmates help with various construction projects at the Jail Complex and help renovate other law enforcement buildings.

  • Food Preparation

Inmates work in the Jail kitchen preparing meals.

Inmates cover up graffiti found along Brevard County roadways, public buildings & bridges, public parks, and buildings owned by non-profit organizations.

  • Landscaping and Lawn Maintenance

Inmates operate a plant nursery. Trees, shrubs, and plants grown at the nursery are used to landscape County facilities and roads.

  • Laundry Duty

Inmates operate the Jail laundry facility.

  • Landfill Clean-Up

Inmates clean up debris around the County landfill.

Jail inmates train dogs that have been deemed “unadoptable” by local shelters.

  • Roads and Drainage Ditch Cleanup

Inmates collect and remove trash and debris from County road right-of-ways. 

  • Sewing Program

Inmates make the uniforms they wear and the sheets they sleep on.

  • Vehicle Maintenance

Inmates do a variety of maintenance work on Brevard County Sheriff’s Office vehicles.

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Careers at Brevard County Jail

If you are interested in a career with the Brevard County Sheriff's Department and would like more information about the job openings at the Brevard County Jail Complex, click here

A career in Corrections at the Brevard County Jail Complex offers many challenges and rewards. There are numerous opportunities for advancement, as well as specialized assignments available.

Entry-level positions at the jail include civilian Booking Technician or Corrections Technician.

Corrections Deputy Trainees can attend the Corrections Academy on a scholarship to obtain State Certification to become a Corrections Deputy while earning a salary working at the Jail.

Correction Deputy applicants must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Be a United States Citizen
  • Have a high school diploma or GED
  • Not have any convictions for felonies or misdemeanor offenses involving moral turpitude
  • Be certified as a Corrections Officer by the Florida Criminal Justice Standards Commission at the time of employment.
  • Pass the BCSO Physical Abilities Test (Download Details)

The employment procedure includes:

  • Online Application
  • Oral Review Board
  • Polygraph Examination
  • Medical and Psychological Exam
  • Background Investigation
  • Substance Screening
  • Executive Interview
  • Final Offer of Employment
If you are interested in applying for a Corrections Deputy position, please complete an online application.  See Current Job Opportunities. For more information contact the Career Development Office at (321) 264-5308.