Palm Beach County Main Detention Center

The Palm Beach County Main Detention Center is located at the Sheriff's Headquarters Complex on Gun Club Road in West Palm Beach, Florida. This facility is operated by the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Department of Corrections and houses adults and juveniles who have been arrested by local county or municipal law enforcement.

The inmate population primarily consists of pre-trial, un-sentenced adult males. Also housed in the Main Detention Center are adult females and juveniles. The average inmate population is 1769 inmates.

The Main Detention Center has an area of 835,000 square feet and sits on a 52.8 acre parcel of land. The South Tower, one of three adjacent buildings, is a twelve story high-rise linear structure constructed in 1993.

Originally constructed in 1983 with a bed capacity of 838, the six stories East and West Towers flank the South Tower to complete the Main Detention Center.

The total bed capacity of the main facility is 2,166. This includes infirmary and special management bedding. The South Tower can house 1,285 inmates, the East Tower 418, and the West Tower 404. 

The Main Detention Center is the largest of the two Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office correctional facilities. This jail has the greatest security capabilities and is used to house high-risk inmates, federal inmates, inmates who are in need of special medical and/or mental health care, and also those inmates who cannot function at any other facility. 

Inmate Search

To find out if your loved one is being held in Palm Beach County, click here, call (561) 688-4340, 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 Main Detention Center.

Bonding someone out of the Palm Beach County Main Detention Center

If an inmate has bondable charges, he or she can bond out at any time. A bond can be paid with or without a bail bond agent. 

The method (cash/surety) and amount of money needed for bonding someone out of the Palm Beach County Main 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. 

Bond information can be obtained or verified by calling Inmate Records (561) 688-4340. Once the amount is determined, an individual may post a bond using the following options:

  • Post a CASH BOND (cash, money orders, or certified checks only, NO personal checks) in the total amount of the bond made payable to Palm Beach County Sheriff.
  • Have a bondsman post a SURETY BOND. Most often, a bondsman will charge a percentage of the bond as a fee for posting the bond and require the individual to sign a promissory note. 
  • Post bond using credit or debit using a GovPayNet agent by calling 1-877-392-2455 or online at Make sure you include the following information when completing the transaction:
    • Inmate’s Full Booked Name, Jacket# and Booking#
      PAY LOCATION CODE – 7020

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visitors wishing to visit an inmate housed at the Main Detention Center have the choice of visiting at the West County Video Visitation Center in Belle Glade or the Central Video Visitation Center located at 9620 Weisman Way,  just west of the South Florida Fairgrounds.

Central Video Visitation Center
9620 Weisman Way
West Palm Beach, FL 33411
(561) 242 5850

West County Video Visitation Center
2890 State Road 15
Belle Glade, FL 33430
(561) 992 1250

Visit Registration

All visitors must register on a desktop or laptop computer at JAILVISIT.PBSO.ORG before they can schedule a visit. Android phones using the GTL/VISMOBILE APP can be used to schedule visits after your inmate approves you.

Schedule a Video Visit Here:

Inmate Visitation Rules

You must be checked in at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the visit or you will be considered late. Visitors arriving late will be denied entry.

  • All visits are monitored and subject to recording.
  • Visits must be scheduled one to seven days in advance. NO same day visits may be scheduled.
  • A maximum of three visitors are allowed per visit, children count toward the total number of visitors.
  • All adult visitors MUST present a Government issued VALID State ID or Driver’s License before each visit.
  • Visitors who appear to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol will not be admitted to the visitation center
  • Visitors can only bring keys and a wallet into the Visitation Center.
  • NO Cell Phones or Smart Watches are allowed in the building.
  • Visitors with small children are allowed to bring in one baby bottle and one blanket per child.
  • Lockers will NOT be provided.
  • All Minors MUST have a visitor’s ID number and MUST be added on the visit.
  • An original birth certificate and legal guardianship paperwork is required before a minor visit.
  • No school age children are allowed to visit during school hours. This includes home schooled students.
  • No Smoking, gum, or food.
  • No drinks are allowed on the visitation property.
  • If a visitor exits the Visitation area, the visit is over. They will not be allowed to gain reentry .
  • Loud talking, excessive emotionalism, or any type of disruptive behavior will not be permitted.

Dress Code

Visitors MUST adhere to the FULL dress code policy listed below. Any violation of the dress code or visiting rules will lead to your visitation privileges being suspended or canceled.

  • Visitors wearing coats, jackets, sweaters, etc., must be wearing a shirt that is proper under these items.

Physical Address

Palm Beach County Main Detention Center
3228 Gun Club Road
West Palm Beach, FL 33406-3001

Driving Directions:

General Phone Number

Administration:       (561) 688-4400
Commander:           (561) 688-4751
Commander:           (561) 688-4408
Chaplain’s Office:    (561) 688-4510
Classification:          (561) 688-4452
Inmate Records:      (561) 688-4340
Programs:                 (561) 688-4508
Shift Lieutenants:     (561) 688-4564
Shift Supervisors:     (561) 688-4431

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name and ID Number
Palm Beach County Main Detention Center
P.O. Box 24716
West Palm Beach, Florida 33416

All incoming mail (with the exception of privileged mail) must be in the form of a postcard only, and have the inmate's booked name, jacket number, and cell assignment written clearly. Letters contained within envelopes will not be accepted and will be returned to the sender.

All postcards must meet the following requirements:

  • Postcard minimum size– 3.5 inches by 5 inches.
  • Postcard maximum size– 4.25 inches by 6 inches.
  • Postcards must be solid color – no photos, art, or graphic designs.
  • Postcards must be handwritten or typed in black or blue ink.

Acceptable Monies may still be mailed to inmates in an envelope if properly addressed to the facility. All publications and periodicals must come directly from the publisher or a licensed commercial warehousing source. 

Only new softcover paperback books are accepted. There is a limit of four books. Inmates may subscribe to no more than one daily or weekly newspaper and four periodicals.


Before you can email an inmate, you must be registered in the visitation system. Click “Register Today,” and fill in the required information. An email is required for registration. You may also register for visitation and inmate email using the visitation kiosk at the facility.

Each email requires a virtual stamp. To purchase virtual stamps, login and click the “Buy” button under “Sent Emails” at the right of the page. Click here for more information.

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at the Palm Beach County Main 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. 

Inmate calls are “collect”, with local calls at a rate of $2.55 for the first minute and $0.05 for each additional minute. In-state long distance calls are $2.10 for the first minute and $0.35 for each additional minute. 

Interstate (out of state) calls are $0.25 per minute for collect calls and $0.21 per minute for debit calls. Phone accounts may be set up through the Securus website or by calling 800-844-6591.

How to Send Money

Family and friends of inmates at the Palm Beach County Main Detention Center are able to deposit funds into an inmate's commissary account via the Access Corrections Kiosks. 

Kiosks are located in the release lobby at the Main Detention Center, the Video Visitation Center and the visitation lobby at the West Detention Center. The machines accept Cash ($5 to $100 denominations), Credit Cards, and Debit Cards.

Deposits may be made twenty- four hours, seven days a week using the Kiosk located at the Main Detention Center. There is a $4.50 convenience fee for utilizing the Corrections Kiosk. 

Remote commissary deposits may be sent using SmartDeposit. Family and friends may make deposits online through the Access Corrections, or by calling an Access Corrections agent at 866-394-0490. 

Care Packages

The MyCarepack program allows family and friends to purchase a pre-assembled care package for their inmate.There is a limit of one pack per 15 days for each inmate.

There are four different packs available for purchase:

  • Protein pack $33.00
  • Snack pack $21.00
  • Kosher pack $26.00
  • Cookie Lovers pack $32.00

For customer service after an order is placed, call 866-643-9557, Monday through Friday, 8am to 8pm EST.

Programs For Inmates

The Palm Beach County Main Detention Center offers educational, religious, and work programs. They include:

  • Drug/Alcohol Education
  • Medication Assisted and Peer Support Program (MAPS)
  • GED preparation and testing
  • Re-Entry Services

Questions or additional information can be obtained by calling Inmate Programs at (561) 688-4508. Individuals who are interested in volunteering can also contact Inmate Programs to get involved. However, a Security Clearance Application is required before volunteering.

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Careers at Palm Beach County Main Detention Center

If you are interested in a career with the Palm Beach County Department of Corrections and would like more information about the job openings at the Palm Beach County Main Detention Center, click here.

Corrections Officers

Corrections officers are responsible for the protection of life and property within the Palm Beach County detention facilities. They deter and suppress violations of laws within the jails and ensure that rules are followed. 

Other job duties include monitoring and surveillance of inmates, performing inspections, preparing legal documents and reports, processing fingerprints and pictures for inmate identification, executing emergency plans, resolving disputes, and performing necessary restraining techniques.

Applicants must:

  • Meet all Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) requirements.
  • Meet all PBSO requirements specified in the online assessment.
  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Be a High School Graduate or have a GED
  • Be able to perform the essential functions of the job
  • Possess a valid Driver’s License
  • Present proof of automobile insurance upon offer of employment, free from “at fault” accidents or convictions for violation(s) of traffic law for the past 12 months.  A good driving record will include no Driver’s License suspensions in the past three years.

Corrections Department employees are required to work overtime, with and without notice, and must be available for emergency call-in overtime.