There are sixty-seven county jails in Florida. Although all correctional facilities in the state of Florida are overseen by the Florida Department of Corrections, all local county jails are managed and operated by the local county Sheriff’s Offices or local police.
Sheriff’s Offices and local law enforcement also maintain Florida county jail inmate records. It is very easy to run a Florida county jail inmate search by visiting any of the county Sheriff’s Office websites. Just about every one of the sixty-seven counties with a jail has a website with either an inmate search feature or current inmate listing.
The Florida Department of Corrections office has monthly reports for county jail populations, and they work closely with the Sheriff’s offices moving inmates back and forth between the different facilities. All correctional facilities are overseen by Mark S. Inch, the Secretary for the Florida Department of Corrections and the Governor, Ron DeSantis. Many prison records are made available to the public and Florida makes it easy to access them by posting many statistical reports on their website and including a few different types of inmate locators as well.
Florida jails date back to the 1800s. These were used as temporary holding cells for inmates who would later be shot or hanged. Basically, they served a very similar purpose back then that they do now. The list of Florida county jails includes:
Florida has about 55,381 inmates in local county jails each month. About 41,000 are males and the rest female. More than thirty thousand of them committed felonies and are either sentenced to a year or more in prison or awaiting trial. Only about 5,600 are in jail because of misdemeanors and are awaiting trial or have been sentenced to a year or less in jail.