Connect With an Inmate at any of Florida's Prisons and Jails

Connect With an Inmate Connect With an Inmate at any of Florida's Prisons and Jails

Connect with an Inmate in Florida Prisons and Jails Easily

Florida prisons and jails rank as the third-largest state prison system in the US, and the largest state agency in Florida. These facilities include 43 major institutions, 20 work release centers, 15 Annexes, 33 work camps, and six road prisons or forestry camps. At the time of writing, Florida prisons and jails have a population of 80,000 inmates.

Where are the Florida Prisons and Jails Located?

The Florida Department of Corrections runs the Florida prisons and jails. They fall into four regions, each representing a particular geographical area of the state. The four regions are:

  • The Panhandle area
  • Northeast / North-central
  • Central Florida
  • And the Southern portion of the state

The facilities range from maximum security institutions to community work release centers. Almost all of the major institutions and lesser facilities are under the State of Florida.

Central Office Contact Information for the Florida Department of Corrections

Physical AddressFlorida Department of Corrections

501 South Calhoun Street

Tallahassee, FL 32399-2500

General telephone850-488-5021

How to Contact Inmates at Florida Prisons or Jails

It’s Difficult to Call Them

Florida prison and jails do not permit inmates to receive phone calls. Family members are to contact the institution's chaplain in case there is a family emergency. The chaplain notifies the inmate, who can then get permission to make a special telephone call.

Family members or friends need to set up an AdvancePay prepaid calling account to receive calls faster and more conveniently. You can create the account in the following ways:

Emails Can be Challenging

Another way to contact inmates in Florida prisons or jails is through email. Although there is a restriction on Internet access, JPay Inc offers several multimedia services to inmates, such as secure mail via secure tablets and interactive kiosks present on each general population housing unit.

When sending an email, address your letters using the inmate's committed name and D.C. no. The letter should be in English, Creole, or Spanish unless your prison pen pal has formal approval to receive an email in another language.

How to Send Money to Florida Prison / Jail Inmates

Florida jails and prisons do not accept in-person payments to an inmate's account. But you can send the money via or other services. Regardless of the method you choose, ensure you have the inmate's identification number.

Sending Money via JPay

  1. Register for a free account at
  2. Click the 'send money' link to send funds using your credit or debit card. You can also schedule recurring payments.

Funds reflect in the inmate's account the following business day.Other methods to send money to an inmate's account include:

  • Money orders
  • Moneygram

How to Send Packages to Florida Prisons Jails Inmates

You can only send packages to Florida prisons and jails via US Postal Service. Your package will be rejected if you send it by other couriers.

Difficulties You May Have Contacting Loved One in Florida Prisons or Jails

Reaching out to a loved one in a Florida Prisons or Jails is a complex procedure. First, you cannot visit, write, text, or call them whenever you want due to the established protocols.

And when you get a chance to speak to them, you find that the calls are expensive. Additionally, you may not even know their exact location, considering the long list of Florida prisons. But don't worry, DoNotPay can help.

Get in Touch With Your Loved Ones via DoNotPay

Reaching out to your loved ones in a correctional facility requires you to know their exact location and have their contact details. So what happens if you don't have this information? DoNotPay is here to ensure that you keep in touch with your loved ones and friends who are serving time.

The Connect With an Inmate product helps locate any inmate in any correctional facility in the country in minutes.

  1. Launch DoNotPay account in your browser
  2. Find the Connect With and Inmate tab and hit 'Locate Someone.'
  3. Give the name of the inmate and the state they are serving their term
  4. Submit your request

That’s it! See how easy that was?

DoNotPay Can Help You Locate Your Imprisoned Friend

Here's how DoNotPay helps locate your loved one in a correctional facility:

  1. Locate the Connect With an Inmate service on DoNotPay.


  2. Choose whether you want to locate a loved one, create a virtual mailbox, or send a personalized letter.


  3. If you want us to find your loved one, provide his or her personal details and the state they are located in. We'll then conduct a search on the appropriate state database.


  4. If you want to create a virtual mailbox, just provide your full name! We'll set one up for you so you can easily receive incoming mail from your loved one.


  5. If sending a personalized letter, tell us which facility your loved one is located in and what you would like to say to them. You can even include a photo! Your letter will be delivered automatically - just wait 10 days for it to arrive to your loved one!


What Else Can DoNotPay Do?

DoNotPay can solve more of your problems. Other than helping contact your loved ones in correctional facilities, DoNotPay can help you:

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