The Union County Jail is 36-bed facility that houses both convicted and non-convicted misdemeanor and felony offenders. The original jail was constructed in 1922. In 1950, the original jail was dismantled and a new one was built on the site of the present-day jail. The Union County Jail is part of the sheriff’s automated reporting system providing real-time civil and criminal court paperwork to expedite the criminal justice process. In addition, the jail operates the laser automated fingerprint system tied to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the National Crime Information Center. The jail also participates in the automatic notification of victims of certain types of crimes by way of the VINE network when an offender is released.
Union County Jail Address
50 Northwest 1st Street
Lake Butler, FL, 32054
Union County Jail Roster/Union County Inmate Search/Mugshots Union County
To search the Union County Jail roster, conduct a Union County inmate search, or obtain information on Union County mugshots, call the jail administrator at 386-496-2501.
Jail Visitation Hours
Visiting hours are Thursday and Friday of each week from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. Visitation is allowed on one of these days and is restricted to immediate family members only. Anyone who visits the jail is subject to search pursuant to Florida law.
Union County Sheriff’s Office
The primary mission of the Union County Sheriff’s Office is the protection of life and property of the county’s citizens and the operation of the jail.
Union County Sheriff’s Office Address
55 West Main Street
Courthouse Room 102
Lake Butler, FL 32054
Union County Sheriff
Brad Whitehead is the Union County Sheriff. Prior to becoming sheriff, Sheriff Whitehead held multiple ranks and positions with the Division of State Fire Marshall, Florida Department of Corrections (FDOC), and FDOC’s Office of the Inspector General.
About Union County, Florida
Union County, Florida, is the smallest county in Florida and is located in the north central portion of the state. As of the 2010 census, the population was 15,535. With a personal per capita income of approximately $20,000 (as of 2017), it is the fourth-poorest county in the nation.
The county was founded in 1921 and was named to honor the concept of unity. In addition to the jail, the county is home to the Union Correctional Institution, the Reception and Medical Center, and the Union Juvenile Residential Facility of the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. Union Correctional Institution is a maximum-security prison and is home to part of Florida’s Death Row. However, Union Correctional Institution does not house the death chamber. The death chamber is located at nearby Florida State Prison in Bradford County, Florida.
As of the 2000 census, there were 13,442 people, 3,367 households and 2,606 families living in the county. The population density was 56 per square mile. The racial makeup of the county was 73.62% White, 22.84% Black or African American, 3.55% Hispanic or Latino of any race, 0.66% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.04% from other races, and 1.50% from two or more races. Approximately a third of the county’s population is imprisoned, compared to the statewide figure of one-half percent.
Union County consists of the following three communities:
Lake Butler, Florida: Lake Butler, Florida, is a city with a population of approximately 1800 people.
Worthington Springs, Florida: Worthington Springs, Florida, is a town with a population of approximately 400 people.
Raiford, Florida: Raiford, Florida, is a town with a population of approximately 300 people.