Corrections

PBSO welcomes National Honor Society Students

Students from Glades Central Community High School Visit PBSO
We had the pleasure to have some very special visitors at our Headquarters: The National Honor Society Club Students from Glades Central Community High School. This was the first time the girls and boys visited PBSO so you can imagine the excitement. The kids got an opportunity to learn about the variety of jobs we have to offer and the scope of what we do on a day to day basis. […]

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From Inmates to Graduates

“Don’t serve the time, let the time serve you.” – Connor Vaughn.
Six inmates graduated from the West Detention Center in Belle Glade. They received their GED diplomas to help them re-enter back into society when they are released from jail. The GED Program is a second chance to get a High School Diploma. The requirements are the same, they are responsible to complete courses like Language Arts, Science, Social Studies and Math. Everybody deserves a second chance and these […]

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‎Facts Behind Bars – Snacks

Small snacks are sold at a commissary at the PBC Jail to those inmates who can afford it.
What do you think is the #1 requested snack from inmates in the Palm Beach County Jail?
Honey Buns!
For the last 2 years, honey buns are the number one inmate canteen seller followed by Peanut Butter Squares, Ramen-Chili Noodles and Cocoa Mix.

We sold almost 69,000 honey buns in just the last two years.
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Commissioner McKinlay read a proclamation proclaiming this week “National Correctional Officers and Employees Week”

Palm Beach County Commissioner, Melissa McKinlay, went to the West Detention Center in ‪Belle Glade‬ to honor the deputies and employees who work in corrections. Commissioner McKinlay read a proclamation proclaiming this week, “National Correctional Officers and Employees Week.”

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National Correctional Officers and Employees Week

It is National Correctional Officers and Employees Week and we would like to highlight Deputy Kenneth Torrence also known as Coach “T”.
Deputy Torrence splits his time between working as a Corrections Deputy at the Western Detention Center during the day (in Belle Glade, Florida) and coaching basketball at Belle Glade Central High School at night.
Deputy Torrence tries to be a great role model to inmates and high school basketball players alike, not only being a basketball coach, but a […]

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Palm Beach County’s Main Detention Center and West Detention Center Awarded National Accreditation.

On February 9, 2015, Commission on Accreditation for Corrections (CAC) announced the accreditations of the Palm Beach County’s Main Detention Center and West County Detention Center of the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. The awards were presented in conjunction with the American Correctional Association Winter Conference in Long Beach, California.
During the presentation of awards, both the Main Detention Center and the West County Detention facilities were complimented on their professional level of operation and their success in completing the […]

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