The Okeechobee County Corrections Division in Florida offers a broad range of services to provide essential care and custody for each person who is arrested and put in the jail. To conduct an Okeechobee County inmate search, click here.
The facility is operated by sworn and non-sworn members. It comprises four housing units of different custody levels and sizes along with two negative pressure rooms with 232 beds. In addition, the Corrections Division is comprised of 75 professionals.
The deputy captain of the facility is responsible for the total operation of the jail, to include all the security and administrative operations. In addition, the deputy lieutenant of the facility is accountable for the everyday jail operations and oversees four shifts with a full security complement of fifty-eight sworn members.
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Healthcare is supplied to prisoners via contracts with a local doctor. The medical department is run by two full-time nurses. Inmates in the jail have access to several programs. These programs include counseling for alcohol and drug abuse and several religious programs available in both Spanish and English. Also available are trustee and work release programs.
The jail maintains one prisoner work crew. Detention deputies oversee the work crew, and it travels all over the county to clean the roads. The crew picks up about 10,000 pounds of trash every week and up to a half-ton of abandoned tires every month. Additionally, the jail provides inmate trustees to several county facilities every week.
The food service department at the jail is made up of a six-person team. The crew and prisoners serve over 27,000 meals a month, which includes a Senior Meals Program. To conduct an Okeechobee County inmate search or an Okeechobee County Jail inmate search, click here.
504 Northwest 4th Street
Okeechobee, FL 34972
All inmates may schedule two one-hour visitation appointments weekly. Before scheduling a visitation at the jail, it is advisable to first confirm the inmate’s presence at the facility by conducting an Okeechobee County inmate search here. The visitation hours are as follows:
Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday:
11:30 a.m., 12:45 p.m., 2 p.m., 3:15 p.m., 4:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m., 12:45 p.m.
3:15 p.m., 4:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m., 12:45 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 3:15 p.m., 4:30 p.m.
9 a.m., 11 a.m.
1:10 p.m., 3:20 p.m.
Visitation Rules for the Okeechobee County Jail
The following rules apply to visitation with inmates at the facility.
• Anyone who seeks to meet with an inmate at the facility must be on the inmate’s authorized list.
• Phones in the visitation room have to be used during the visit.
• Visitors can only come see one prisoner unless they are related.
• Only two visitors per prisoner are allowed during a visit except for times when children are permitted to visit.
• Children cannot be left alone or without supervision in a motor vehicle while a parent or legal guardian is visiting a prisoner.
• Once a prisoner has been in jail for 30 days in a row, he or she can visit with his or her minor children.
• Some visitors must use the video visitation stations.
• Once an inmate’s visitation list is approved, no changes can be made for 60 days.
• Everyone who meets with an inmate must schedule his or her visitation ahead of time. The facility accepts reservations on a first come, first serve basis. Reservations can be made Monday through Friday either by calling (863) 357-5340 after 10:30 am or making a reservation in person. Visitors must wear appropriate clothing and have a picture ID.
• To conduct an Okeechobee County inmate search, click here.
Okeechobee County Jail Inmate Mail
Prisoners can receive mail sent through the U.S. Postal Service or via a private delivery service. Deliveries to the jail happen Monday through Friday.
All general correspondence is restricted to plain, pre‐stamped postcards. This policy is intended to keep inmates and staff members safe. Privileged and legal mail can still be sent in envelopes, however. All privileged and legal mail has to have an identifiable, valid address of a legal organization or another governmental unit. Prisoners can buy either pre‐stamped postcards or envelopes at the commissary to utilize for outgoing correspondence. Below is the address for inmate mail:
Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office
Post Office Drawer 1397
Okeechobee, FL 34973-1397
Before sending mail to an inmate, it is advisable to first confirm the inmate’s presence at the facility by conducing an Okeechobee County inmate search here.
Telephone Service at the Okeechobee County Jail / Okeechobee County Inmate Search
Prisoners cannot accept any incoming telephone calls. All telephone calls placed by a prisoner have to be via collect or debit. Prisoners on disciplinary status can’t use the telephone. Prisoners on a medical status can utilize the telephones on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Family members can call Telmate customer service at 1-866-516-0115 to create an account to receive telephone calls from inmates. To conduct an Okeechobee County inmate search, click here.
Okeechobee County Inmate Search
It is possible to locate an inmate at the jail by conducting an Okeechobee County inmate search. To conduct an Okeechobee County inmate search, click here.
Noel E. Stephen is the Sheriff of Okeechobee County. Sheriff Stephen is a native of Okeechobee. In 1987, he started his career in law enforcement with the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office as a correctional officer. During this time, he held all ranks from deputy sheriff to second-in-command under Sheriff Paul C. May. In that position, he applied several improvements that increased safety, improved morale, and improved community relations.
Sheriff Stephen stresses the importance of treating all members of the community with respect, being transparent, and producing an environment that acknowledges and rewards compassion, character, and competence.
About the County / Okeechobee County Inmate Search
The county consists of the Okeechobee, Florida, Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is a part of the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Port St. Lucie, Florida Combined Statistical Area. Based on the US Census of 2020, there were 39,644 persons, 14,601 households, along with 9,837 families living in the county. The county is also home to the jail. To conduct an Okeechobee County inmate search, click here.