Putnam County Jail

The Putnam County Jail is located in Palatka, Florida and is operated by the Putnam County Sheriff's Department. This facility houses adults and juveniles—both felony and misdemeanor offenders—who have been arrested by local county or municipal law enforcement. 

Inmate Search

To find out if your loved one is being held in Putnam County, call (386) 329-0854 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 Putnam County Jail.

Bonding someone out of the Putnam County Jail

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 Putnam 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

The Putnam County Jail contracted with Smart Communications to install Kiosks/Portable Kiosks in all housing units for remote video visits. Once you set up an account, you can schedule and initiate a visit, OR your inmate can initiate the visit with a process called Video on Demand.

Remote Video Visitation

You can visit your inmate from the comfort of your home using a personal computer, smartphone, or tablet.  You must set up an account by logging onto Smart Jail Mail prior to initiating a visit. Once you are approved, you may attempt to conduct a visit any time during visitation hours. Visits are 15 or 30 minutes in duration, and cost 10 cents per minute. 

  • Video on Demand (Inmate Initiated)

Inmates at the Jail can schedule a video visitation session with family and friends.  Calls must be answered within a three minute window at the receiving end.

Visiting Hours

Remote video visitation and on demand visitation is available seven days a week - 8 a.m. - 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m. - 4 p.m., 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Be sure not to schedule visits during the times Inmate Workers are working. The inmate is responsible for letting you know these times.

Visitation Rules

All visits are monitored and recorded. All minor children, age 17 and under, must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at all times. 

No sharing of visits between inmates is allowed. Sharing a visit with another inmate will result in termination of the visit and possible visitation suspension.

Loud speech, boisterousness, obscene behavior or language will not be tolerated and may result in termination of visit. Visitors suspected of being under the influence will have visitation terminated.

The dress code is as follows:

  • No see through or revealing clothing.
  • No visible underwear.

Physical Address

Putnam County Jail
130 Orie Griffin Blvd.
Palatka, FL 32177

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/iBAaXBr9qNmpypAR8

General Phone Number

(386) 329-0854

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Smart Communications / Putnam County
Inmate First Name, Last Name and Inmate ID #
PO Box 9151
Seminole, FL 33775-9151

The Putnam County Jail uses Smart Communications for inmate mail. The Inmate's Name and ID Number must be clearly PRINTED on the outside of the envelope or postcard, to ensure the mail is posted to the correct account. 

All regular inmate postal mail (Postcards, Letters, Greeting Cards, etc.) is scanned into the system and available to the inmates to view via the inmate Kiosks/Portable Kiosks. Please be advised that when you mail an item, the original document will be destroyed.

Do not mail the originals of important documents like marriage certificates, birth certificates, social security cards, and pictures. You should only mail copies of these documents or pictures that you do not need returned. 

Rejected Mail

Incoming mail will not be rejected based on its contents, unless the mail falls under one of the following criteria:

  • Includes photos depicting gang symbols/signs, nudity, lewd behavior
  • Has material which contains codes, blackmail, extortion, contraband, threats, or information about another inmate
  • Has material which contains plans of criminal activities, maps, or plots to escape, and any material which communicates information designed to encourage inmates to disrupt the jail by strikes, riots, fights, racial or religious hatred, or other prohibited acts
  • Is a publication that advocates the violent overthrow of the government of the United States or of a state, or which advocates violence or rebellion against government authority, under which the inmate is held
  • Inmate to inmate correspondence within the facility or through outside channels is prohibited

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at the Putnam County Jail 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.

How to Send Money

Money orders can be hand-delivered to the lobby of the Corrections Division or can be mailed in. There is no fee when you drop off or mail in a money order.

Inmate Name and ID Number
Putnam County Jail
130 Orie Griffin Blvd.
Palatka, FL 32177

There is a $1 fee for utilizing the money kiosk in the lobby of the jail to make a cash deposit. You can also use the video visitation app to make a deposit, which accepts debit or credit cards.

Another online option is www.commissarydeposit.com. The fees are on a scale, which breaks down as follows:

DEPOSIT AMOUNT                        FEE
$0.00 - $25.00                                 $3.25 + 3%
$25.01 - $100.00                             $4.50 + 3%
$100.01 - $200.00                           $6.00 + 3%
$200.01 and up                               $7.50 + 3%

Paying Outstanding Debts and Fees

All persons processed or registered by the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office detention facility are charged fees to offset the cost of their incarceration. They include a booking fee, a housing fee, medical fees and/or fees for incidental charges (such as destruction of county property).  

Fees incurred should be made payable immediately upon release via cash, money order, or certified check, for the exact amount.  If you are unable to pay upon release or registration, your account will be furnished for billing and payment processing (additional fees apply). 

Payments can be made at https://www.payafee.net website.

Programs For Inmates

  • Alcoholics Anonymous/Narcotics Anonymous -- group therapy programs for alcohol and substance abuse that meet weekly
  • Celebrate Recovery – Religious based substance abuse program that uses religion to help reach individuals suffering from addiction.
  • Bible Study Program – Religious Services meetings that meet twice weekly
  • Church Program – Church is on Saturday mornings at 10:00 AM.
  • Reentry Program – Provides reentry resources for Inmates coming out of the jail/prison system. Helps inmates find jobs, clothes, food, and help with state programs.
  • GED Program – Qualified Inmates can obtain their GED diploma (must be under 21 years of age and sentenced to at least three months to county jail time)
  • Mental Health Program – Teaching Inmates life skills and coping skills in regards to mental health. 
  • Parenting Program – Teaching methods and processes for positive parenting, along with other life skills.
  • Batterers Intervention Program – Discusses methods of anger management and other life skills. 
  • Substance Abuse Program– Utilizes various tools and methods to assist inmates with getting the assistance they need to combat substance abuse.

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