Metro West Detention Center

The Metro West Detention Center is located in Miami, Florida. This facility is operated by the Miami-Dade Corrections and Rehabilitation Department’s (MDCR) 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 Metro West Detention Center have been tried and sentenced to 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.  

The Miami-Dade Corrections & Rehabilitation Department (MDCR)

The MDCR is a County Department that serves all of Miami-Dade County's 30 municipal police departments, the county police department (MDPD), as well as state agencies. It is the 7th largest county jail system in the United States but is still often referred to by its former name, DCJ for Dade County Jail. 

The MDCR operates six detention facilities with a system-wide average of approximately 7,000 inmates, and books approximately 114,000 inmates annually.

Inmate Search

To find out if your loved one is being held in Miami/Dade County, click here, call 786-263-5110, 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 Metro West Detention Center

If an inmate has bondable charges, he or she can bond out at any time. For further information on bonding out an inmate, or to find out the bond amount on an inmate, call inmate information at 786-263-7000.

There are several ways for an inmate to be released from jail, including posting bond, qualifying for pretrial release, being released resulting from a court hearing, etc.

The method (cash/surety) and amount of money needed for bonding someone out of the Pre-Trial Detention Center 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. 

Inmates are released from the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center, the designated release center, between the hours of 6 a.m. - 9 p.m., regardless of availability of personal transportation.

Property Release

Property collected at the time of booking is usually available for pick up from Turner Guilford Knight’s Property Room for up to 30 days. While in-custody, an inmate may authorize a representative to pick up their property.

After 30 days, property is stored offsite and arrangements must be made for pick up.  To make arrangements, call 786-263-5355. All property not picked up within 72 hours will be returned for offsite storage.

The Property Room is located at Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center and open Monday - Friday from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Due to the pandemic, inmate visitation has been suspended at all MDCR facilities—including  the Metro West Detention Center—since Thursday, March 12, 2020, and until further notice. 

Remote video visitation is now available to both Friends and Family visitors and Professional visitors. All visitors must acknowledge and follow all rules for visitation while using this service.

Friends and family visitors must be on the Inmate’s Approved Master Visitation List to be approved for remote video visitation. It is the inmate's responsibility to put you on their list, then you can register and create an account with Global Tel*Link (GTL).

Please allow up to 24 hours for processing. Once your registration is approved, you will be able to schedule visits. Friends and family with questions regarding this process should contact Inmate Visitation at 786-263-4119.

All visits will automatically begin and end as scheduled. It is the visitor’s responsibility to login for the visit as scheduled. MDCR will not extend or reschedule any visits due to a visitor’s issues with logging in.

Visits can be scheduled up to seven days in advance; no same day visits are permitted.

Remote Visiting Rules

Visitors must follow all rules and regulations without exception or risk the loss of visitation privileges. Use of any recording or photography devices during a visit are strictly prohibited and will result in immediate cancellation of the visit. 

Proper clothing is required at all times during a remote video visit. Absolutely no display of full or partial nudity will be tolerated i.e., underwear, bathing suits, see thru clothing, etc. 

Use of or displaying of inappropriate items are strictly prohibited (drug use or display, weapon use or display, pornography, etc.)

Only registered visitors may appear on the video call; appearance of additional visitor(s) is a violation. 

Masks/face coverings are strictly prohibited from being worn during visits.

Physical Address

Metro West Detention Center
13850 NW 41st St
Miami, FL. 33178

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Inmate information

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Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate’s Full Name/Booking Number
Metro West Detention Center
13850 NW 41st St
Miami, FL. 33178

All mail must be addressed to the inmate and sent by the US Postal Service. Mail sent by other couriers will not be accepted. To address mail to a Metro West Detention Center inmate in Miami-Dade County, include their full name, booking number (jail number), cell location, and facility address.

Your return address, including your first and last name, street address, city, state, and ZIP code must be included on your envelope and letter.

Incoming inmate mail must be written on plain white or originally lined paper such as white, loose-leaf lined notebook paper, white, lined tablet paper; white, lined legal tablet paper.

Paperback books, magazines, newspapers and religious materials must be mailed directly by the publisher or a bookstore. The mail parcel must contain an invoice with a company logo or a company packing slip with business name and contact information.

Mail Items Not Allowed:

  • Hardcover books
  • Publications containing any nudity or sexually-oriented material
  • Greeting cards
  • Postcards
  • General mail containing newspaper or magazine clippings
  • Colored paper and colored envelopes
  • Any handwritten or typed personal correspondence on any paper other than plain white, lined paper.
  • No stamps, envelopes, papers, pens, pencils, inappropriate pictures/photos, Polaroids, plastic cards, phone cards, stickers, lipstick marks, padded or bubble mailers, or glued items

How to Call an Inmate

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

Friends and family members can stay in touch with an inmate by setting up a prepaid collect calling account that allows the inmate to call your phone number using deposited funds. You can click here to set up the account online.

Deposits can be made securely through the AdvancePay® website, mobile app, or phone. You can set the service to send a text alert if the fund balance is getting low, or just set the account to auto-reload to automatically replenish your account.

How to Send Money

When an inmate is admitted into custody, any money they have at the time of intake is deposited into their individual trust account. Funds are automatically used to pay for the intake processing fees, outstanding debt from previous accounts, and daily subsistence fees.

The remaining balance can be used to purchase commissary items and pay recurring expenses like subsistence fees, co-payments for non-emergency medical care, and self-bonding.

Touch Pay

Friends and family can make deposits into an inmate's trust account 24/7 using one of the several methods offered by TouchPay.

You’ll need the following information to deposit funds into an account:

  • Miami-Dade Corrections and Rehabilitation, facility number 233101
  • Inmate name
  • Inmate identification number (ID number) - jail number

After intake, 50% of all future deposits made to an inmate trust account will be applied to the inmate’s outstanding debt (if applicable) and the remaining deposit will be credited to the inmate trust account. Cash must be deposited directly at a lobby kiosk.

  • Lobby Kiosks at the Metro West Detention Center accept cash, credit cards, and debit cards.
  • Visit the TouchPay website payment portal to make deposits online with MasterCard/Visa credit cards and debit cards.
  • Call TouchPay at 1-866-232-1899 and make a deposit over the phone using MasterCard/Visa credit cards and debit cards.

Care Packages

Friend and family can order and send pre-packaged gifts to inmates using iCare by following the instructions below:

  • Visit the iCare Website
  • Click the "Find an Inmate" icon or the "Start Shopping" button
  • Select the state you are shopping in—Florida—and search for your loved one by their last name or inmate number
  • Browse products and add to your cart. Click Proceed to Checkout when you are ready to complete your order
  • Enter your payment information and Submit Order
  • Contact: (888) 439-5020 if you have any questions

Programs For Inmates

Monitored Release Program

The Miami-Dade County Corrections Monitored Release Program (House Arrest) consists of both pre-trial and sentenced offenders.

This is an alternative to incarceration, helps manage the jail population and provides numerous custodial and community-based programs. The Monitored Release Program aims to provide offenders with the best way to maintain ties with their families while transitioning back into the community.

Inmates in this program must abide by all release conditions imposed by the presiding judge. This includes counseling, maintaining employment, and any number of other requirements. 

Pre-trial Offenders in this program are court ordered to wear a GPS tracking device while awaiting the disposition of their case.

Sentenced Offenders in this program are interviewed and recruited by the House Arrest staff prior to obtaining approval from their respective judge. The offender may have felony or misdemeanor charges and must be sentenced to 364 days or less.

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Careers at Metro West Detention Center

If you are interested in a career with the Miami-Dade Corrections and Rehabilitation Department and would like more information about the job openings at the Metro West Detention Center, click here.

Miami-Dade County offers competitive pay, and all employees are eligible for automatic enrollment in the Florida Retirement System. They also offer a generous leave package to employees, including:

  • two weeks of annual leave
  • military leave
  • family medical leave for eligible employees
  • up to 13 paid holidays in accordance with pertinent bargaining agreement
  • 12 sick days for full time employees