Glades County Jail

The Glades County Jail (aka the Glades County Detention Center) is located in Moore Haven, Florida. This facility is operated by the Glades County Sheriff's Office, and houses adult men and women who have been arrested by local county or municipal law enforcement.  

Upon arrival at the jail, each inmate completes property intake, medical screening, and the booking process. A $25 booking fee is charged at the time of intake for non-federal inmates. This fee will be refunded if the case against the inmate is dismissed or the subject is found not guilty.

Individuals that have been arrested and do not bond out of jail appear before a judge within 24 hours of arrest. Inmates that have completed the intake process and don't bond out will be assigned to the general population. 

Inmate Search

To find out if your loved one is being held in Glades County, click here, call the jail at 863-946-1600, or use VINE (see below). Be prepared to provide the inmate’s full name and date of birth when using the VINE website.

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 Glades County Jail

The method (cash/surety) and amount of money needed for bonding someone out of the Glades County Jail depends on their charges. Most crimes, but not all crimes, are bondable offenses.

When you pay a cash bond, it is refunded to you when all court appearances have been made and the case is discharged, dismissed, or a not guilty verdict rendered. If the arrestee fails to appear or is found guilty, the money will be forfeited. 

When you use a Bail Bondsman for a surety bond, you will not get a refund.

For more information about bonds, call the jail at 863-946-1600.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visiting hours for on-site visits at the Glades County Detention Center are seven days a week, from 8:00am-10:00am, 12:00pm-4:00pm and 6:00-8:00pm. The length of each visit will be limited to two hours. There are no contact visits at the Glades County Detention Center.

The maximum number of visitors per inmate is four. Children under 18 are allowed to visit with parents or a legal guardian. Each visitor must be on the inmate’s visitation list or they will not be permitted. A valid government issued photo ID is required for visitation purposes.

Remote Visits

Video visitation is provided by Telmate. Video visits may be conducted from any computer with high-speed Internet, a webcam, microphone, & speakers. There is no limit to the number of remote visits, and they are scheduled on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Remote visits are available for $0.66/min in 30-minute blocks ($19.80). There is no limit on the number of visits or visitors using remote video visitation.

To schedule a remote visit with an inmate at the Glades County Jail, go to or use the Telmate kiosk in the facility lobby. You will need to login before scheduling a visit. 

Visiting Rules

  • All social visiting is subject to recording and monitoring (both on-site and remote).
  • No cell phones, cameras, food or drink are allowed in the visiting area.
  • Any and all nudity, drug use, threatening language, gang symbols, or other behavior prohibited by the facility is prohibited during onsite or remote video visitation.

Physical Address

Glades County Jail
1297 East State Road 78
Moore Haven, FL. 33471

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Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Glades County Jail
Inmate/Detainee Name
PO Box 39
Moore Haven, FL 33471

Only soft back books directly from publishers (that do not contain illegal or sexually explicit material) will be accepted. Inmates may not receive Express Mail or packages, except legal materials.

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at the Glades County Jail cannot receive incoming phone calls, however, they have access to phones and can make outgoing calls from the inmate housing area between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m.. Phone calls are recorded and may be monitored at any time.

Friends and family have a few options when it comes to paying for phone calls.  You can deposit money into an inmate’s phone account, or into an account specifically tied to your own phone number.  You can deposit funds in the following ways:

  • In the lobby at the Telmate Kiosks (which accept cash and credit/debit deposits)
  • Over the phone by calling 1.866.516.0115 (English and Spanish).  
  • Online at  

This service also has an Inmate VoiceMail option.  Friends and family can leave a voicemail message for detainees at the Glades County Sheriff’s Office for the price of a local call.  Call 1.866.516.0115 and follow the automated instructions.

How to Send Money

There are four ways to send money to an inmate or detainee at the Glades County Jail.

  • Make a deposit via the internet or phone.
    • Visit to make a deposit online.
    • Make deposits over the phone by calling Telmate toll-free at 1-866-516-0115.
    • Telmate’s US-based bi-lingual customer service representatives are available 24/7.
  • Cash can be dropped off at the kiosk in the jail's front lobby.
    • Make cash or credit card deposits from a Telmate deposit kiosk. 
  • Mail in a United States Postal Money Order.
    • Personal checks are not accepted under any circumstance.

Programs For Inmates

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Careers at Glades County Jail

If you are interested in a career with the Glades County Sheriff's Department and would like more information about the job openings at the Glades County Jail, click here. The starting pay for a correctional officer is $40,032.72. The bilingual bonus pay is an additional $1,200 per year.

Job Requirements for Civilian Positions (Non Sworn):

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Be of good moral character
  • Have a high school diploma or GED
  • Be able to pass a physical examination by a licensed physician
  • Not have been convicted of any felony or of any misdemeanor involving perjury or false statement, or have received a dishonorable discharge from any of the Armed Forces of the United States.

Job Requirements for Sworn Positions:

  • Be at least 19 years of age
  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Be of good moral character
  • Be a high school graduate or equivalent
  • Be able to pass a physical examination by a licensed physician
  • Be able to pass the FBAT Exam
  • Not have been convicted of any felony or of any misdemeanor involving perjury or false statement, or have received a dishonorable discharge from any of the Armed Forces of the United States.

Benefits include paid Medical Insurance for Employee (and available Medical Insurance for Family), paid Life Insurance, paid Retirement through the Florida Retirement System, and Annual Paid Leave.