Jefferson County Jail

The Jefferson County Jail is located in Monticello, Florida. This facility is operated by the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office and houses adult men and women who have been arrested by local county or municipal law enforcement. 

Some of the inmates at the Jefferson County Jail have been tried and sentenced to the jail or the Florida Department of Corrections. However, most inmates have not yet been tried by the courts, so they are presumed innocent until proven guilty.  

Inmate Search

To find out if your loved one is being held in Jefferson County, click here, call the jail at 850-997-5094 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 Jefferson County Jail

The method (cash/surety) and amount of money needed for bonding someone out of the Jefferson 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.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Inmate’s visitation times at the Jefferson County Jail are set according to the cell area in which they are being housed. 

Before you can visit with your inmate, you must call the jail at 850-997-5094 and speak with the Correctional Officer on duty. They will be able to provide you with your inmate's visiting information once they've been classified and placed in their assigned cell area.

Physical Address

Jefferson County Jail
171 Industrial Park
Monticello, FL 32344

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Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Jefferson County Jail
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171 Industrial Park
Monticello, FL 32344

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at the Jefferson 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.

Inmates have access to phones everyday between 8am to 10pm. Phone access is provided by Paytel. You may contact Paytel at 1-800-729-8355 for phone rates and to set up billing options.

How to Send Money

To send money to an inmate at the Jefferson County Jail, friends & family can use the Kiosk located in the jail lobby, anytime 24 hours a day. The Kiosk accepts Cash, Credit or Debit cards. You will need the inmate's Resident ID number. 

Do not mail cash, money orders, or checks to the jail. These forms of payment to an inmate's account are no longer accepted.

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Careers at Jefferson County Jail

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

All applications must be brought to the Sheriff’s Office unsigned and in person. This is done for a few reasons. The first is to facilitate accuracy. They also want to ensure that all documents and procedures that are needed for employment by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office have been provided in a timely manner.