Major Darlyn Morris
Major Darlyn Morris is currently the commanding officer of the Security Bureau of the Department of Corrections. The bureau consists of the Main Detention Center, West Detention Center and Central Detention Center (currently closed).
Major Morris started her career with the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office in 1987. She has been assigned various positions within Corrections. Major Morris was promoted to Sergeant in 1999, Lieutenant in 2004, Captain in 2015 and to the rank of Major in January 2021.
Major Morris has a Bachelor’s degree from Palm Beach Atlantic University in Organizational Management.
Major Michael DeVoter
Major Michael DeVoter is a dual-certified Corrections professional with more than 25 years of public service. He joined the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office following honorable service in the Persian Gulf as a member of the United States Army. Major DeVoter has progressed through the ranks and is currently the commander of the Corrections Operations Bureau. The Operations Bureau consists of the following Divisions: Inmate Management, Corrections Court Security, Corrections Support Services, Corrections Contract Compliance, Standards and Staff Development, and Corrections Records and Property.
Major DeVoter earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from Florida Atlantic University and Masters in Public Administration from Barry University. He is a graduate of the National Jail Leadership Command Academy, as well as maintains certifying manager credentials with the American Correctional Association and the American Jail Association.
Major DeVoter spent his formative years in Boca Raton Florida and is happily married to Dawn for over 25 years.
Corrections Contract Compliance Division
The Corrections Contract Compliance Division is responsible for the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office’s Department of Corrections contract compliance and units providing the following inmate services: healthcare, food service, commissary, laundry, programs, re-entry, religious and substance abuse education and services.
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
Corrections Support Services is a highly diversified division that provides critical support to the entire Corrections Division, Law Enforcement and the community. The district consists of the Alternative Custody Unit (ACU), Corrections Emergency Response Team (CERT), Corrections Reserve Program, Corrections Intern Program, and the Visitation Unit. Collectively, these divisional subcomponents are essential to PBSO’s ongoing efforts to lead through best practice initiatives while remaining in conformity with national and statewide accreditation standards. Our processes and practices are aligned with local and national best practice initiatives and institutional reviews bond by law.
Inmate Management Division
The Inmate Management Division is one of eight commands within the Sheriff’s Department of Corrections. Sections within Inmate Management include Intake, Release, Classification and Inmate Transportation.
Standards & Staff Development
The Standards and Staff Development Division supports the functions of the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, and Department of Corrections. The division consists of Accreditation, Key Control, Security Clearance 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 provides 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 in a correctional setting.
What are the procedures for picking up someone who has been bonded out of jail?PBSOOnce the bond has been received, processed and executed, all inmates are released from either the Main Detention Center through the Visitor’s Lobby, or the West County Detention Center. Friends and family members of the individual can wait in the Visitor’s Lobby or can be notified by telephone by the individual.
Can an inmate have telephone calls?PBSOYes, please see rates below: 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 $2.55 for the first minute and $0.05 for each additional minute. In-state long distance calls are $2.10 for the first minute and $0.35 for each additional minute. Interstate (out of state) calls are $0.25 per minute for collect calls and $0.21 per minute for debit calls. Phone accounts may be set up through the Securus website at https://securustech.net/ or by calling 800-844-6591.
What programs are offered to rehabilitate inmates?PBSOEducational, religious, and work programs are available to individuals. Among these programs are: Drug/Alcohol Education Medication Assisted and Peer Support Program (MAPS) GED preparation and testing Re-Entry Services Questions or additional information can be obtained by calling Inmate Programs.
What medical services are available or provided to inmates?PBSOMedical, 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.
What are the procedures for visiting an inmate?PBSOAll information pertaining to inmate visitation can be found by clicking on this link:
How can I volunteer at one of the correctional facilities?PBSOInterested individuals can contact Inmate Programs
Volunteer contact information flyer. (link at left).
Please find the Security Clearance Application on this page (link at left).
Mailing or delivery information is noted on the application.