Sumter County Detention Center

The Sumter County Detention Center is located in Bushnell, Florida and is operated by the Sumter 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 Sumter County, click here, call (352) 569-1700, 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 Sumter County Detention Center.

Bonding someone out of the Sumter County 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 Sumter County Detention Center depends on their charges. Most crimes, but not all crimes, are bondable offenses.

When you pay a cash bond at the Detention Center, 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. Surety bonds in Sumter County are only accepted from registered bail agents.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visitation at the Sumter County Detention Center is conducted via at the Visitation Center video using Securus Technologies. You must be an approved visitor, and you must register for an account and provide proper ID to schedule video visitation.

Visitors may not bring personal items into the Visitation Center other than identification. No personal property -- including cell phones -- is allowed into the secure area of the Visitation Center. The visitor must secure all property in his or her vehicle.

Visitors suspected of being under the influence of an alcoholic beverage or drug will not be allowed to visit, and could be subject to arrest.

Visitors must be properly dressed, and common decency standards will apply.

  • All clothing must be of a conservative nature. The chest and stomach areas must remain covered at all times.
  • No halter tops, tube tops, strapless shirts, or dresses.
  • Tank tops must have a shoulder strap width of at least 2 inches (no spaghetti straps).
  • Shorts and Dresses must be a dollar bill width above the knee.
  • No sandals or Flip Flops. Must be a closed toe shoe.

Physical Address

Sumter County Detention Center
219 E Anderson Avenue
Bushnell, Florida 33513

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General Phone Number

(352) 569-1700

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Sumter County Detention Center
Inmate's Full Name
219 E Anderson Ave,
Bushnell, FL 33513

The inmate's full name and a return address must be clearly printed on the outside of the envelope or postcard.  All inmate postal mail is inspected. Upon approval, it is scanned into the inmate's Securus Technologies account.  

The inmate is able to view the scanned mail using the Securus Digital Mail Center in their housing unit. After being scanned in, the inmates physical mail will be placed in their property bag for them to take home when they are released.

To get a tablet for your inmate, click here.


The Sumter County Sheriff's Office contracts with Securus Technologies to provide kiosks and tablets in housing units for inmates to use to send and receive written communications with loved ones.  

eMessaging allows family and friends to communicate with an incarcerated loved one using electronic messages similar to email.

With eMessaging you can:

  • Send an electronic message
  • Attach up to five photos
  • Share up to five eCards
  • Send just a photo with the Snap n’ Send feature (Mobile app only)
  • Receive an inmate reply if you prepay

You must have a Securus Online account and login to use eMessaging on the website or mobile app. Click Here to set up your Securus Technologies account. eMessages are paid for by purchasing a book of ‘stamps’. Find your inmate, purchase a book of stamps and start writing your message. All messages and photos are subject to review by the facility.

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at the Sumter County 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. 

In order to receive phone calls from an inmate at the jail, you must have an account with the contracted Inmate Phone Company. You may set up a collect call account or a prepaid account by calling (800) 844-6591. 

Inmates can also make calls by purchasing phone time at the kiosk in the Rec Yard.

How to Send Money

When you or someone you know is arrested and booked into the Sumter County Detention Center, the money the inmate has on them at that time will be deposited into an account, minus a $20.00 subsistence fee. The defendant may then withdraw money from the account to purchase items from the commissary, or have elective medical/dental treatment. 

Money can be deposited into an inmate's account by using the kiosk in the public lobby of the intake/release facility (available 24/7) or the kiosk at the visitation center (available during visitation hours only). The kiosks accept cash, debit, and credit card transactions. 

You may also deposit money online by visiting the Commissary Deposit Website.

Programs For Inmates

Inmate programs at the Sumter County Detention Center include religious services, Alcoholics Anonymous, GED programs, and mental health services.

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Careers at Sumter County Detention Center

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

The Sumter County Sheriff's Office prides itself with hiring qualified candidates of the highest integrity for all positions. Human Resources office hours are Monday through Friday from 8 AM-5 PM. Staff can be reached by calling (352) 569-1687.