Holmes County Jail

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

Generally, being in custody at the Holmes County Jail is not intended to be punitive.  Most who are incarcerated there have not been tried by the Courts, and so they must be presumed innocent until proven guilty.  Some of the inmates at the jail have been tried and are sentenced County and/or State inmates. 

It is the mission of the Holmes County Jail, "to provide a safe, secure, functional and humane environment for inmates, staff and visitors." The jail's primary function is the maintenance of those individuals who must be held in custody pending disposition of their respective cases by the Courts.

Inmate Search

To find out if your loved one is being held in Holmes County, click here, call the jail at 850-547-3681 Option #2, 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 Holmes County Jail

The method (cash/surety) and amount of money needed for bonding someone out of the Holmes 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, click here or call the jail at 850-547-3681 Option #2.

Inmate Property

When an inmate is booked into the Holmes County Jail, they are allowed to receive the following items within the first 72 hours.  After that, all items must be purchased from the Commissary.

  • 4 White t-shirts
  • 4 White boxers/underwear
  • 4 Pairs of white socks
  • 2 White Thermals
  • 2 White Bras with no underwire (for female inmates)

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visits at the Holmes County Jail are non-contact, and only immediate family is allowed. You will need to bring your drivers license or picture ID with you in order to visit. If you are married to an inmate and your ID shows a different last name, you must bring your marriage license.

Once an inmate has been booked into the Holmes County Jail and has made their first court appearance, they will get their pod assignment so the family can schedule a visit. The top eight visitors on the board are allowed the first hour of visitation, the second group of eight get the last hour. 

Cell phones and other electronic devices are not allowed in the visiting room. No food or drinks, either. Only two visitors are allowed per inmate, and proper clothing is required.

Physical Address

Holmes County Jail
3207 Lonny Lindsey Rd.
Bonifay, Florida 32425

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/6nH329hwfqwcsimd8

General Phone Number

850-547-3681 Option #2

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate/Detainee Name & ID Number
Holmes County Jail
3207 Lonny Lindsey Rd.
Bonifay, Florida 32425

Routine letters and family photos are generally accepted in inmate mail. Mail that is of a sexual nature, encourages violence, or includes instructions about how to make any item of contraband will be rejected. 

No food, medicines, greeting cards, pens, pencils, markers, stickers, packages, or cash will be accepted through the mail. 

Photographs are allowed if they are deemed not to be offensive, are not of a sexual nature, do not contain any gang references, and do not display guns, drugs or drug paraphernalia.

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at the Holmes County Jail cannot receive incoming phone calls, however, they have access to phones and can make outgoing calls from the inmate housing area. Phone calls are recorded and may be monitored at any time.

The Holmes  County Jail provides inmate phone services via AmTel Communications. If you need assistance with receiving calls from the Holmes County Jail, contact AmTel at 1-800-849-6081 or visit their website.

How to Send Money

Friends and family who want to send money to their inmate at the Holmes County Jail can do so at www.jailatm.com. Click on, "send money now," and find the facility:

  • State: Florida,
  • Facility: Holmes Co.
  • Type in the last name of the inmate
  • Hit search
  • Click on the inmate's name
  • Add payment information

You can also use the kiosk at the jail to deposit funds by credit/debit card or cash. No matter which method you choose, there is a 10 percent fee when using a debit or credit card.

Programs For Inmates

The Holmes County Jail has a work release center that helps local agencies, a 12 step drug program, and a medical staff that attends to the physical and mental health of the inmates.

Pictures of Holmes County Jail

Careers at Holmes County Jail

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

Applications may also be picked up at the Sheriff's Office and completed applications can be dropped off there, too. The Holmes County Sheriff's Office is located at:

211 N. Oklahoma Street
Bonifay, Florida  32425