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The Sumter County Jail is a detention center located in Bushnell, Florida. The jail is a 521-bed facility that holds both male and female inmates. The jail offers several programs to inmates. These programs include religious services, Alcoholics Anonymous, mental health-based services, and GED programs. To search the Sumter County Jail view, please click here.

Jail Address

219 E Anderson Ave
Bushnell, FL 33513

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Jail Visitation Hours / Sumter County Jail View

Video visitation is available daily between 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. For information regarding in-person visitation, please contact the facility at (352) 569-1700. However, it is advisable to confirm the inmate’s presence at the facility by reviewing the Sumter County Jail view here before scheduling a visit.

Jail Visitation Rules

All video visitation must be done through Securus Technologies. For more information on the video visitation process, click here. The following rules apply to in-person visits:

  • All visitors must be in appropriate clothing to proceed with the visit.
  • Electronic devices will not be allowed in the facility.
  • Visitors who are suspected to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol will not be allowed to continue their visitation.
  • If visitors should not follow the posted rules, visitation privileges may be revoked.

Inmate Mail / Sumter County Jail View

Before sending mail to an inmate, first confirm his or her presence at the facility by searching the Sumter County Jail view here. There are two options available to send mail to inmates at the jail. The first option is e-messaging. Sumter County Sheriff’s Office has partnered with Securus Technologies to give inmates the opportunity to electronically receive and send their mail. To create an e-messaging account, click here. Inmates are also permitted to receive postcards and photographs. To send physical mail to an inmate, address it as follows:  

Sumter County Detention Center
Inmate’s Full Name
219 E Anderson Ave,
Bushnell, FL 33513

Sumter County Jail view
Sumter County Jail View

Sheriff’s Office

The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office has approximately 300 staff members, and its main focuses are on community and safety. The office offers many programs, including the Community Outreach Division, Project Eagle Eye, and a number of fundraising events. In addition to its multiple programs and constant focus on keeping the community safe, the office offers scholarship opportunities for the youth in the area.

Sheriff’s Office Address

7361 Powell Rd
Wildwood, FL 34785


William O. “Bill” Farmer, Jr. is the sheriff of the county. Sheriff Farmer began his career with the FBI in the area of fingerprint identification and later worked with the Duval County Sheriff’s Department. Next, Sheriff Farmer decided to enlist in the army. Once his time with the army ended, he came back home and was elected sheriff in 1996. With over four decades of time spent with the county sheriff’s office, he has been re-elected as sheriff a total of six times.

Sumter County Jail view
Sumter County Jail View

About the County / Sumter County Jail View

The county is located in the central area of Florida. According to the 2020 U.S. Census it had a population of 129,752 people. It was founded in January of 1853 and was named for Thomas Sumter who was a Revolutionary War General. The county is also home to a detention center. To search the jail roster, please click here.

Demographics / Sumter County Jail View

According to the 2020 U.S. Census, the county was made up of 129,752 people, 59,076 households, and 39,605 families. Its population consisted of White (84.17%), Black or African American (6.41%), Native American or Alaska Native (0.24%), Asian (0.95%), Pacific Islander (0.02%), Mixed/Multi Racial (2.11%), Hispanic or Latino (5.84%), and Other Races (0.25%). A portion of the county’s population resides at the local detention center. To search the Sumter County Jail view, please click here.


The county is made up of a mix of cities, census-designated places, and other unincorporated communities. These all include:



Center Hill




Census-designated places:

Lake Panasoffkee

The Villages

Other unincorporated communities:




Oak Grove

Orange Home




St. Catherine