Miami-Dade County Inmate Information

Inmate Phone System

Families and friends, who wish to start a new account with GTL, should contact GTL’s AdvancePay Customer Service Department for more information about the Inmate Family Prepaid Program.

You can also contact GTL to block inmate telephone calls.

AdvancePay Service Dept.
Department 1722,
Denver, Colorado 80291-1722

Phone 1-877-650-4249 or 1-866-230-7761
Customer Service Hours (Central Time):
Monday – Friday 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Visitation

Effective October 5, 2009, inmate contact visits were eliminated, except under extenuating circumstances as authorized by the respective facility supervisors, throughout Miami-Dade County’s six correctional facilities.

Inmates will continue to be afforded with the ability to have regular underglass visits.  Visits are allowed on certain visitation days and times as specified in a list compiled by the inmate and approved by the corrections facility.

This initiative has been enacted to enhance security within the system and to streamline costs that have been incurred by the Miami-Dade Corrections and Rehabilitation Department.

The Miami-Dade County Corrections and Rehabilitation Department is the largest jail system in Florida and the seventh largest in the country. On average, the Department has nearly 7,000 persons incarcerated in its five detention facilities located throughout Miami-Dade County.

Miami-Dade Corrections and Rehabilitation Department remains committed to providing professional correctional services.

All detention Facilities visitors must be dressed appropriately. Failure to comply with the following guidelines will result in denial of admission to the facility and/or suspension of the visit.

Visitors must comply with established security measures (metal detector devises, frisk and canine searches, etc.) prior to being permitted to enter the secure area of the detention facility. Visitors with medical or religious claims, which prohibit exposure to metal detector devices must provide the medical documentation if applicable, and consent to a frisk search.

A supervisor shall review all medical/religious claims and be present during the frisk search. Frisk searches of visitors shall be conducted in a discreet area and in accordance to DSOP 11-031. Anyone refusing to consent to a frisk search and/or comply with established security measures, shall be denied access into the facility and directed to leave the premises immediately.

Visitors are encouraged not to wear footwear, garments including underwire bras, or other items which may contain metal e.g. jewelry, hairpins, etc., as they may cause the metal detector to alert, subject the visitor to a frisk search, and/or prevent their admission into the facility. When able, metal items should be removed prior to walking through the metal detector. All items shall be subject to further search.

Visitors must have on appropriate undergarments and remain properly dressed at all times. Visitors are prohibited from wearing:

  • Clothing that resembles a correctional employee (officer or civilian) uniform, such as all green or a green and white skirt/pants and shirt combination.
  • Clothing that resembles an inmate uniform, such as orange, red, white, colored scrubs.
  • Hats or head covering. Visitors who claim they are required to wear a hat or head covering because of a documented medical reason, must submit to a search of the head wear by removing said item. A supervisor shall review all medical/religious claims, witness the search, and ensure the incident is documented.
  • Tight fitting, see-through, provocative and/or revealing clothing of any kind e.g., spandex, sheer, netting, torn or frayed attire, bathing suits, body suits, athletic shorts, hot pants.
  • Tops that are cut low; reveal more than 2 inches of cleavage, more than 4 inches of the back, or any portion of the abdomen; halter tops, tube tops, tank tops, spaghetti straps, sleeveless/muscle shirts, strapless shirts.
  • Shorts above 3 inches form the knee e.g., micro/mini shorts.
  • Skirts and dresses above 2 inches from the knee e.g., micro/mini skirts. Slits in skirts/dresses must not exceed mid-thigh when seated.
  • Non-prescription sunglasses
  • Hooded garments or clothing with offensive lettering.

All visitors must wear shoes at all times. Flip-flops, high heels more than 3 inches and sandals which are not secured to the ankle by at least one strap are prohibited. Shoes worn by visitors may not be exchanged with inmates.

The Shift Supervisor will make the final determination as to compliance with this policy and admission into the facility.

Inmate Release

Bond Out

If an inmate has bondable charges, he or she can bond out at anytime 24-7, 365 days. To find a bondsman check the yellow pages, we are not allowed to recommend or solicit for bondsman. For further information on bonding out an inmate, or to find out the bond amount on an inmate,call inmate information  786-263-7000.

For information on charges and to find inmate’s jail number, go the Inmate Search Section on this site.

Fugitive Extradition Hearings

Fugitive Extradition hearings are held at 9:00 a.m. Monday thru Friday, a judge will hear the case and it is the defendants opportunity to either waive extradition or to request further hearings prior to extradition.

Pretrial Release

Pretrial Release (PTR) is a process that includes several entities: the courts perform Release Own Recognizance (ROR), jail performs Promised To Appear (PTA) releases, and police agencies perform street citation releases. Bail, by cash or a bond agency is also a form of pretrial release. Pretrial Services (PTS) is a local county agency that releases persons, free of charge before their trial. The defendant then promise to appear for court.

Pretrial Services (PTS) ensures that the person comes back to court as directed so the person’s case can be disposed of properly. This is done effectively.

Other way for persons to be released before their trial:

Commercial bail

Inmate Mail Guidelines

We open all mail
In the interests of safety and security, we open and check all mail, according to our mail guidelines policy.

Address mail properly
To address mail to a Miami-Dade County inmate, please include full name, booking number, cell location, and facility address.
Please include your return address. Your first and last name is required, as is your street address, city, state and zip code.

Follow these rules
The property room custodian/clerk will enter all cash deposits into the inmate’s account. Do not send stamps,
envelopes, paper, pens, pencils, inappropriate pictures or photos (no Polaroid’s accepted), plastic cards,
phone cards, stickers, lipstick marks on envelopes or letters, padded or bubble mailers or glued items.

Deposits can be made to inmate’s accounts using the following methods:
Property Room- Pretrial Detention Center 24 hours a day, exact change a valid photo ID.
Public Kiosk- at PTDC, MWDC, WDC, and TGK: Cash, Debit Card, or Credit Card.
Toll free- 1-866-232-1899 24 hours a day (Cash, Debit Card, or Credit Card)
Internet- http://payments.touchpaydirect.net 24 hours a day (Cash, Debit Card,
or Credit Card {Master/Visa} or personal checking account information)

The Department does not accept personal checks.

No hard cover books allowed
Books (paperback only – no hard covers), magazines, newspapers and religious materials must be mailed
directly by the publisher or a bookstore. The mail parcel must contain an invoice with a company logo
or a company packing slip with business name and contact information. Publications cannot contain any
nudity or sexually oriented material.

US Postal Service only
All correspondence addressed to inmates must be sent by the United States Postal Service (USPS).
Correspondence sent by other courier or delivery service will be refused

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