Walton County Jail

The Walton County Jail is located in DeFuniak Springs, Florida, and is operated by the Walton County Sheriff's Department. This accredited 596-bed facility houses adults and juveniles—both felony and misdemeanor offenders—who have been arrested by local county or municipal law enforcement. This jail has an average daily population of 500 inmates.

Inmate Search

To find out if your loved one is being held in Walton County, click here, call (850) 892-8196, 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 Walton County Jail.

Bonding someone out of the Walton 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 Walton 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. Surety bonds in Walton County are only accepted from registered bail agents.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

The Walton County Jail uses the communications services (visitation/phone/mail) provided through GettingOut by Telmate. Before you can communicate with inmates at this facility, you must first verify your identity.

Telmate Verified Program

You will need to confirm your identity through the Telmate Verified program before you can visit with your inmate at the Walton County Jail. Telmate verification helps keep you and your inmate safe by aiding in the elimination of fraud and extortion.

There are two methods to verify your account:

CLICK HERE TO MAKE A DEPOSIT

CLICK HERE TO CREATE AN ACCOUNT

Video Visits

With Walton County Jail's new Visit Now feature, you can video visit when it’s convenient for you—no scheduling needed. Video visits are like FaceTime or video calls where you use your device to visit with your inmate within their housing unit.

If your inmate is unavailable when you attempt to Visit Now, you can still schedule a visit for later, but you’re only charged for the visit time you use. There are no late or missed visit fees!

Video Visit Hours:

  • Free onsite video visitation hours at the jail lobby.
    • Seven days a week:
    • 8:00 a.m. EST – 12:00 p.m. EST
    • 1:00 p.m. EST – 5:30 p.m. EST
    • 6:30 p.m. EST – 8:00 p.m. EST
  • Remote video visitation hours from your computer, tablet, or smartphone:
    • Seven days a week:
    • Sunday – Thursday: 8:00 a.m. EST – 10:00 p.m. EST
    • Friday – Saturday: 8:00 a.m. EST – 12:00 a.m. EST

Remote (offsite) video visits may be conducted using the GettingOut Visits Android app or from any computer with high-speed internet, a webcam, microphone and speakers. Learn how to set up your computer for at-home visits.

If you have questions about remote video visits at Walton County Jail, call (866) 516-0115, and select option 2.

Physical Address

Walton County Jail
796 Triple G Road
DeFuniak Springs, FL 32433

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/TQd5FVRw8oFs7GD6A

General Phone Number

(850) 892-8196

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Walton County Jail
Inmate Name, Inmate Booking Number
PO Box 2966 PMB 35803
San Antonio, TX 78299-2966

The Walton County Jail uses the GTL digital mailing service for all non-legal inmate mail that delivers it electronically. All housing units are equipped with wall-mounted kiosks and tablet devices to allow inmates to access their letter images, including a scan of the envelope.

Secure Messaging

Messaging is the most convenient way to stay connected with your incarcerated friend or loved one. These short digital messages can be shared from the Getting Out mobile app for Android and iOS or through your GettingOut account online.

How to SEND A MESSAGE:

STEP 1: LOG IN

  • Log into your account online or through the free mobile app for Android and iOS.

STEP 2: MAKE A DEPOSIT

  • Deposit funds into your “Friends & Family” account and their “Inmate” account so you can send messages back-and-forth.

 STEP 3: START SENDING MESSAGES

  • Once there is enough money in both accounts you can start exchanging messages.

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at the Walton 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. 

When receiving a call, you’ll first hear an announcement from an automated operator: “This is a call from [inmate name], an inmate at Walton County Jail. This call is subject to recording and monitoring. Press one (1) to accept all communication from this inmate and Telmate.”

Get full phone details here

Phone Account Options

  • Prepaid: Pay upfront and your inmate can call until the money runs out.
  • Quick Connect: Pay per phone call with a credit card.
  • Collect: Accept collect phone calls to your landline and be billed to your phone account.

Voicemail

You may leave your inmate a voicemail up to three minutes long by calling 1-866-516-0115 and selecting option 4.

Blocking Calls

If you no longer wish to receive calls from an inmate, simply call 1-866-516-0115 from the phone number that you wish to have blocked, select option 5, then follow the prompts.

How to Send Money

Inmates at the Walton County Jail may receive funds for their inmate trust account through the Inmate Deposit System while incarcerated.

Funds may be applied through:

  • The kiosk machine in the lobby
  • The internet at www.commissarydeposit.com
  • NO cash, money orders, or personal checks. Credit or debit cards only.

To make an online deposit, visit www.commissarydeposit.com then follow these steps:

  • Select Inmate Deposit, then click “Start Deposit”
  • Select the state “Florida” from the drop down box and click “Next”
  • Select “Walton County Jail” from the facility list drop down and click “Next”
  • Enter the Inmate Id number or the inmate’s last name (choose the inmate from the drop down list) and click “Next”
  • Verify the inmate’s information and click “Next”
  • Enter the amount you would like to deposit and click “Next”
  • The amount will populate along with the fees, then click “Next”
  • Complete the credit card information screen
  • Accept the agreement
  • Click “Submit”
  • You will receive a confirmation screen

Programs For Inmates

Mental Health services—individual counseling and group therapy—are available to each inmate. Religious services are offered to inmates from a variety of the local community's religious organizations.

Qualified inmates may earn inmate worker status to work inside and outside of the jail, which allows them to obtain valuable skills. Those positions include food service, janitorial instruction, landscape, groundskeeping, and agriculture crop management.

Other programs offered are:

  • GED Program
  • Welding Program
  • Heavy Equipment Operation Program
  • Parenting Classes
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Certification
  • Farming Program
  • Living in Balance: “Addiction Recovery and Life Reclamation” (In-house -Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Program)
  • Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Program

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Careers at Walton County Jail

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

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