Corrections General

Corrections

Welcome to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office Department of Corrections.

The mission of the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office Department of Corrections is to provide a safe, secure environment for our staff and inmates by ensuring the maintenance of order within our facilities at all times. The functions of the Department directly support our community and the citizens of Palm Beach County through providing safe, effective and efficient correctional services in support of the goal of successful, productive offender reentry into society.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office Department of Corrections is one of the largest jail systems in the United States and is accredited by the Florida Corrections Accreditation Commission, the American Correctional Association and the National Commission on Correctional Health Care. The Final Audit Reports from the American Correctional Association recent re-accreditation of PBSO facilities may be accessed at the following links:

Main Detention Center

West Detention Center

MSRA Fact Sheet

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office Detention Facilities are monitoring and taking proactive measures to treat Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA). More information regarding MRSA may be obtained at Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) information.

PBSO Corrections Inmate Rule Book

Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA)

Security Bureau

Responsible for Inmate Housing during their period of incarceration.

The MAIN DETENTION CENTER is a 1526 bed facility located on Gun Club Road. Maximum, medium and minimum custody adult males are housed in this facility. Juvenile and special population male and female inmates are also assigned to the Main Detention Center.

The WEST DETENTION CENTER is located in Belle Glade. The 904 bed facility houses all inmate custody levels.

Operations Bureau

Includes units that provide services to inmates throughout their period of incarceration. Operations’ units include Booking and Release, Inmate Records, Inmate Property, Inmate Court, Transportation, Classification, Property Control and the Juvenile Assessment Center.

 

 

Corrections Contract Compliance Division

The Corrections Contract Compliance Division is responsible for the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s office Department of Corrections contract compliance and units providing the following inmate services: healthcare, food service, commissary, laundry, programs, including re-entry, religious and substance abuse.  

Corrections Court Security
Ensures the orderly, timely and secure presence of persons incarcerated in Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office correctional facilities to the various courts of The Fifteenth Judicial Circuit, in and for Palm Beach County, Florida.

Corrections Support Services
The Corrections Support Services Division supports the functions of the entire Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office Department of Corrections. This division consists of Corrections Emergency Response Team (CERT), Visitation, Alternative Custody and Work Release.
Visitation Information

Inmate Management Bureau
The Inmate Management Bureau is one of seven commands within the Sheriff’s Department of Corrections. Sections within Inmate Management include: Booking & Release, Inmate Records, Classification and Inmate Property.

Standards & Staff Development
The Standards and Staff Development Division supports the functions of the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, Department of Corrections. The division consists of Accreditation, Criminal Investigations, Key Control and Quartermaster. These sections/units and other key staff assigned to the division work hard to support the overall goals and mission of the Sheriff’s Office. The maintenance of standards provide the foundation to be built upon in creating and maintaining working and living environments within our facilities that can be viewed as models for best practices within our industry.

FAQ

Booking information is available by calling Inmate Records (561) 688-4340. This number will provide information for both PBSO correctional facilities.

All individuals are released from either the Main Detention Center through the Visitor’s Lobby, or the West County Detention Center. Once the bond has been received, processed, and executed the individual will be out-processed and will exit through this area. Friends and family members of the individual can wait in the Visitor’s Lobby or can be notified by telephone by the individual. Pay phones are available in the Visitor’s Lobby.

INMATE TELEPHONE CALL RATE INCREASE

EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 15, 2011
Local telephone call rates will increase from $2.10 to $2.50 for up to fifteen minutes.

LA TARIFA DE LLAMADAS TELEFÓNICAS DE LA CARCEL HA SUBIDO

EFECTIVO EL 15 DE SETIEMBRE DE 2011
Las tarifas de llamadas telefónicas locales subirán de $2.10 a $2.50 hasta por quince minutos.

TELEFÒN PRIZONYE PRI KOUT TELEFÒN YO AP OGMANTE

SOTI NAN 15 SEPTANM 2011
Pri kout telefòn lokal ap ogmante de $ 2.10 a $ 2.50 pou jiska kenzminit.

Inmates cannot receive telephone calls, but have access to a telephone in the housing unit where they are assigned. Telephone calls may be “collect”. Local calls are $2.50 for up to 15 minutes. Charges for all other calls vary by distance and length of call. Phone accounts may be set up through the Securus website at https://securustech.net/ or by calling 800-844-6591.

Educational, religious, and work programs are available to individuals. Among these programs are:
Drug/Alcohol Education
Life Skills Dorm
GED preparation and testing
Re-Entry Services
Questions or additional information can be obtained by calling Inmate Program Manager Articia Futch.

Medical, dental and psychological services are provided under a contract with a medical provider. Each facility has nursing staff on duty 24 hours a day to respond to routine medical issues, as well as emergencies.

All information pertaining to inmate visitation can be found by clicking on this link:

Interested individuals can contact Inmate Program Manager Articia Futch

For your convenience, the Security Clearance Application can be printed from this website (link at left).
Mailing or delivery information is noted on the application.

Victim Information Notification Everyday (VINE) is a free, anonymous, computer-based telephone service that provides automatic notification when an inmate is released, transferred, or escapes. Only inmates housed in a PBSO Detention Facility will be included in the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office VINE program. For obtaining inmate status information call 1-877-727-6846.

If a citizen would like to make a comment about a service they received or observed, write to:

Sheriff Ric L. Bradshaw
Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office
3228 Gun Club Road
West Palm Beach, FL 33406
To utilize the form provided on our web site, go to www.pbso.org and click on Internal Affairs listed under the related links, and complete and e-mail the form.

To initiate a complaint against an employee of the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, contact Internal Affairs, any supervisor of the agency, or any sub-station or designated district. Complaint forms are available at the front lobby at Headquarters anytime, day or night. The Internal Affairs Division is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Another option is to download a complaint form from our web site. Go to www.pbso.org and click on Internal Affairs, listed under the related links. You must have Adobe Acrobat in order to open the file. Once the form is completed, it can be mailed or faxed to:

Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office
3228 Gun Club Road
West Palm Beach, FL 33406
Phone 561-688-3035
FAX 688-3059

Be sure to include in full detail all of the information relevant to the complaint. Include a full name, address, all contact numbers, names and contact information of witnesses, the names of the employee(s) involved, and information that would assist us in conducting a timely investigation.