Madison County Jail

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

Some of the inmates at the Madison 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.  

Booking Process

When an inmate arrives at the Madison County Jail, they go through property intake, (monies deposited, clothing, and miscellaneous items are inventoried), a medical screening, and the booking process.

Individuals that have been arrested and do not bond out will appear before a judge within the first 24 hours of their arrest. The judge informs each arrested person of their charge(s) and sets the bond amount. 

Once bond is established, inmates are allowed the opportunity to call a bondsman of their choice and/or family members to help make bond arrangements. Inmates that have completed the intake process and do not bond out are assigned to the general population and housed in accordance with their charges.

Inmate Search

To find out if your loved one is being held in Madison County, call the jail at 850-973-4002 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 Madison County Jail

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

Due to COVID, the visiting rules and schedule are constantly changing. Please call the Jail @ 850-973-4002 for the most recent visitation schedule. Each visitor must be on the inmate’s approved visitors list and have a valid photo I.D.. All visits are limited to a one hour, scheduled appointment.

Children under the age of 18 are not permitted to visit. They can't be left in the lobby or vehicle parking lot unattended.

Physical Address

Madison County Jail
823 S.W. Pinckney St.
Madison, Fl. 32340

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Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Madison County Jail
Inmate Name and Number
823 S.W. Pinckney St.
Madison, Fl. 32340

All mail is opened and inspected for contraband. Legal and privileged mail will be opened in the presence of the inmate. Inmates may not receive packages, with the exception of legal materials.

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at the Madison 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.

Collect calls and/or Inmate-Purchased Calling Card calls can be made from the housing units between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. Inmate phone services are provided by Securus Technologies. To set up a prepaid calling account, call 1-800-844-6591 or Click Here.

How to Send Money

Cash Only deposits for an inmate's commissary account at the Madison County Jail can be made at the Jail Lobby ATM machine located at 823 S.W. Pinckney St. in Madison.

Money Orders made out to the Inmates Name are accepted through the mail. Money can also be added to inmate’s accounts by visiting JAILATM.COM.

Programs For Inmates

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Careers at Madison County Jail

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

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office accepts applications for Deputy Sheriffs, Detention Deputies, Communication Officers, and Support Staff. Applications are accepted on a continual basis and they stay on file for one year. 

For Employment Opportunities at the Madison County Sheriff's Office, click the links below for more information and to fill out an application.