The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office Department of Corrections’ mission is to deliver a safe and secure place for both staff and prisoners by making sure to maintaining order inside its facilities. In addition, the department supports the public and citizens of Palm Beach County through the delivery of safe, efficient, and effective correctional services that support the objective of helping produce productive and successful prisoner reentry into society. To conduct a Palm Beach inmate search or to view Palm Beach County arrests, click here.
The department is one of the biggest correctional systems in the U.S. It is accredited through the Florida Corrections Accreditation Commission, the American Correctional Association, the Prison Rape Elimination Act, and the National Commission on Correctional Health Care.
Main Detention Center / Palm Beach Inmate Search
The location of the Main Detention Center is the Sheriff’s Headquarters Complex in West Palm Beach, Florida. Its area covers 835,000 sq. ft., and it is located on a land parcel measuring 52.8 acres. The South Tower is one of three adjacent buildings on the property. It was built in 1993, is 12 stories high, and cost $52 million when it was originally constructed. In addition, it can house 838 prisoners. The other two towers (the East and West Towers) are six stories tall and are located beside the South Tower. These three towers make up the Main Detention Center complex.
The total bed capacity of the facilities is 2,166 people. This includes both special management and infirmary bedding. The South Tower holds 1,285 inmates, the East Tower houses 418, and the West Tower houses 404. The prisoner population primarily consists of pre-trial, adult men who have not been sentenced yet. The Main Detention Center also holds adult women and juveniles.
The biggest of the three correctional facilities is the Main Detention Center. It has the toughest security and holds high-risk prisoners, federal prisoners, prisoners needing special medical and/or mental healthcare, and prisoners who can’t function anywhere else. The median prisoner population at the Main Detention Center is 1,769 prisoners. To conduct a Palm Beach inmate search, click here.
Main Detention Center Address
3228 Gun Club Road
West Palm Beach, Florida 33406-3001
West Detention Center / Palm Beach Inmate Search
The West Detention Center resides in Belle Glade, Florida, which is 45 miles west of the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office Headquarters in West Palm Beach. First built in 1983, the West Detention Center has been expanded several times, with the most recent time being a $72 million expansion/ renovation project finished April 9, 2011. This facility houses all custody levels of prisoners to include maximum, medium, and minimum. In addition, it can house up to 998 prisoners, and it employs 188 corrections professionals of a variety of ranks and titles.
The West Detention Center is a program-orientated facility with most of its housing operated under the model of direct supervision. Prisoners are urged to participate in program activities like the “Another Way” Drug educational program, various kinds of religious services, and several self-improvement educational programs. Also, via ongoing collaborations with several community providers, the facility offers reentry services to help prisoners transition back into society.
It is possible to locate an inmate at the facility by conducting a Palm Beach inmate search. To conduct a Palm Beach inmate search or to view the booking blotter Palm Beach, click here.
West Detention Center Address
38811 James Wheeler Way,
Belle Glade, Florida 33430
Palm Beach Inmate Search
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Jail Visitation / Palm Beach Inmate Search
Visitors who seek to visit inmates at either the Main Detention Center or the West Detention Center may do so at either the West County Video Visitation Center or the Central Video Visitation Center.
Prior to scheduling a visitation at the facility, you should first confirm the inmate’s presence by conducting a Palm Beach inmate search. To conduct a Palm Beach inmate search, click here.
Jail Visitation Rules
Prior to scheduling a visit with an inmate, you should first confirm the inmate’s presence at the facility by conducting a Palm Beach inmate search. To conduct a Palm Beach inmate search, click here. Visitors must abide by the following rules:
• Visitors must check in no less than fifteen minutes before a visit’s scheduled start time.
• The visitation centers monitor every visit and may record visits.
• All visitation rules apply to both facilities.
• Three people at most are allowed at a visit, and children are counted toward the total allowed amount of visitors.
• Every adult visitor must show a government-issued valid identification card or driver license prior to each visit.
• Visitors may not be under the influence of alcohol or drugs
• No items other than a wallet and keys are permitted in the visitation center.
• No smart watches or cell phones are permitted inside the building.
• Visitors with young children may bring a single baby bottle and blanket for each kid.
• No Lockers are provided during visitation.
• Each visitor must check in fifteen minutes prior to his or her scheduled visit.
• Visitors who arrived late will be denied entry into the visitation center.
• All minors must have a visitor’s identification number and must be added to the visit.
• All minors are required to bring a birth certificate and guardianship paperwork to the visit.
• No school-aged children are permitted to visit during the hours of school operation. This also applies to children who are home schooled.
Jail Visitation Dress Code
Prior to scheduling a visit at either visitation center, it is recommended that you first confirm the inmate’s presence by conducing a Palm Beach inmate search here.
• Visitors who wear a coat, jacket, sweater, etc., must also wear a proper shirt underneath.
• Visitors must schedule visitation one to seven days prior to the visit.
• Visitor cannot leave children unsupervised during visitation. Unsupervised kids will result in cancellation of the visit.
• There is NO smoking, drinks, food, or gum permitted on the visitation property.
• If a visitor goes outside the visitation area, he or she won’t be permitted to come back inside without staff approval.
• The jail prohibits loud talking, extreme emotions, and disruptive behavior.
• Visitors must remain seated during the visit.
• If a visitor fails to appear for three scheduled visits, then the jail will bar him or her from visitation for two weeks.