Leon County Jail

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

If you have more questions about the Lee County Detention Center, click here.

Inmate Search

To find out if your loved one is being held in Leon County, click here, call the jail at (850) 606-3500, 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 Leon County Jail

The method (cash/surety) and amount of money needed for bonding someone out of the Leon 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 bonding someone out of the Leon County Detention Center, call the releasing office at 850-606-3526.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

The Leon County Detention Center offers Remote Video Visitation ONLY. There is no on-site visitation.  Video visits are conducted utilizing Securus Video Connect, allowing approved friends, family members, attorneys and clergy of an inmate to connect with them using their computer or Securus Video Visitation app.

Video visitation units are available at the RISE Center to allow for free onsite visits. The children of detainees are allowed to visit at the RISE Center under the supervision of a parent or guardian.

The RISE Center is located at:
2965 Municipal Way
Tallahassee, FL 32304

How to Register for a Visit

Visit securustech.net to register for your visit. You must select the facility of your inmate, then review the days, available hours and the cost of remote and on-site visits.

The Securus system knows the times that Leon County Detention Facility inmates are available for remote video visits. It will not allow you to schedule a visit with your inmate if they are not available or the video visitation kiosk(s) in the jail are booked already. Once you schedule a visit with your inmate they will be notified of the date and time of the visit.

Costs are set at $5-$95 per visit for a 30 minute remote visit. Video visits are NO COST when you come to the RISE Center.

Physical Address

Leon County Detention Center
535 Appleyard Dr.
Tallahassee, FL 32304

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/H84ZBC6taKCGXk5u6

General Phone Number

(850) 606-3500

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate/Detainee’s Legal Name and SPN number
C/O Securus Digital Mail Center - Leon County
PO Box 21947
Tampa, FL 33622-1947

Inmate mail must be sent to the Securus Digital Mail Center to be scanned and sent electronically to the inmate’s issued tablet. Inmates who are not issued a tablet will have their mail printed and delivered to them.

All incoming mail is inspected for contraband. Mail containing the following items will be returned to sender:

  • Stained with powder, perfume, glue, or glitter
  • Envelopes with tape or stickers
  • Mail from other Detention Facilities or Prison Institutions, unless approved by both Institutions
  • Note pads
  • Greeting cards larger than 5" by 7"
  • Paper, envelopes, pencils, pens, or stamps
  • Music lyrics
  • Cell phones

Inmate Mail Censorship

Inmate mail will not be censored or denied unless there is threat to the jail's order and security. Mail that includes physical harm or threats of physical harm against persons inside or outside the facility will be denied. The same rules apply for mail containing any talk of escape, extortion, blackmail, or other criminal activity.

Requesting Inmate Signatures on Official Documents

If you need an inmate's signature on a document, drop the paperwork off during business hours Monday through Friday. Any documents dropped off from 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. will be processed and ready for pick-up the same business day from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Any documents dropped off after 10:00 a.m. will be processed and ready for pick-up the next business day from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Magazines and Newspapers/Newsletters

Magazine and newspapers/newsletters subscriptions are accepted only when mailed directly from the publisher. Publications cannot contain nudity, pornography, excessive sexual content, articles that support criminal behavior, or tangible threats to the safety and security of the facility. 

Packages and Books

The Leon County Detention Facility does not accept packages or books for inmates, except for the items listed in Magazines and Newspapers/Newsletters and Religious and Spiritual Material. Anything from private citizens, Amazon, USPS, or any other delivery service will be returned to the sender.

Books are available to inmates in the form of an e-Book (electronic book) on their assigned Securus tablet. 

Religious and Spiritual Material

Religious or Spiritual Material is accepted if mailed directly from the publisher. However, no items from third-party vendors (i.e., Amazon) will be accepted. The item must be mailed to and approved through the Chaplains Office at the following address:

Leon County Detention Facility
Care of Chaplains Office
Post Office Box 2278
Tallahassee, Florida 32316
Re: Inmate/Detainee’s Legal Name and SPN number

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at the Leon County Detention Center 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. Please visit Securus to place funds on an inmate’s phone account.

How to Send Money

The Leon County Detention Center uses two vendors – TouchPay and JPay – for friends and family members to deposit money into an inmate account. 

Both have a secure payment website and accept Visa debit or credit card payments.

Toll Free Telephone Number. Both vendors accept Visa debit or credit card payments.

  • TouchPay - 866-232-1899
  • JPay - 800-574-5729

The Kiosk located inside the Detention Facility lobby will accept cash only. (This option is not available during the pandemic)

Care Packages

In lieu of monetary deposits, Care packages that contain snacks and / or personal care items can be purchased online by visiting iCareGifts.com  or calling 877-615-3296.

Programs For Inmates

LCSO Chaplain

The purpose of the LCSO Chaplaincy program is to offer prayer, guidance, counseling, training, comfort and support in religious and spiritual matters to those in need and requesting such help.

Family Time and Tales

This program establishes a place for children to visit a parent who is currently incarcerated at the Leon County Detention Facility in a comforting, child-friendly environment. It focuses on the shared time of a child reading to their parent and allowing the parent to provide positive feedback and acknowledgment of the experience. After the visit, the child is allowed to keep the book (free of charge) as a reminder. For more information click here.

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Careers at Leon County Jail

If you are interested in a career with the Leon County Sheriff's Office and would like more information about the job openings at the Leon County Detention Center, click here

The Leon County Sheriff's Office offers sworn career opportunities in the following areas:

  • Uniform Patrol
  • Criminal Investigations
  • Crime Scene
  • Aviation
  • School Resource
  • Crime Prevention
  • Traffic Enforcement
  • Judicial Services
  • Detention

There are numerous career paths within the agency and promotional advancements. There are also opportunities to participate in the Special Teams programs like SWAT, Dive, Hazardous Devices, and Hostage Negotiations.