Alachua County Jail

County Jail

Last Updated: May 31, 2024
3333 NE 39th Ave, Gainesville, FL 32609

Alachua Co Jail is for County Jail offenders sentenced up to twenty four months.

All prisons and jails have Security or Custody levels depending on the inmate’s classification, sentence, and criminal history. Please review the rules and regulations for County - medium facility.

The phone carrier is Securus Tech®, to see their rates and best-calling plans for your inmate to call you.

If you are seeking to send your inmate money for commissary, one recommended for this facility is AccessCorrections. There is a fee for sending money, see their rates and limitations.

If you are unsure of your inmate's location, you can search and locate your inmate by typing in their last name, first name or first initial, and/or the offender ID number to get their accurate information immediately Registered Offenders

Satellite View of Alachua County Jail

You can support your loved ones at Alachua Co Jail on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 352-491-4444.

When someone you care about gets locked up, it's tough to figure out all the ins and outs of jail life. From sending mail to visiting, there are a lot of things to sort out. And getting info about the arrest? Not always easy. That's where this webpage comes in handy. It's here to help you get a handle on how things work at Alachua County Jail so you can stay connected and support your loved one behind bars.

The Alachua Co Jail is a detention center located at 3333 NE 39th Ave Gainesville, FL which is operated locally by the Alachua County Sheriff's Office and holds inmates awaiting trial or sentencing or both. Most of the sentenced inmates are here for less than two years. Alachua County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, Gainesville Police Department, and the US Marshal's Service.

New detainees arrive at the jail regularly, with some being released on bail, placed under pretrial services caseloads, supervised by probation agencies, or released on recognizance with a court appearance agreement. Those who are not released await their court appearances at the jail, receiving accommodations including bedding and meals. You can see all the arrest records for Florida here.

The Department of the Jail, a facility encompassing 314,000 square feet and certified to house 1,148 beds, is designed for incarcerating adult male and female offenders for up to one year. The core of this facility was completed in January 1994, with subsequent upgrades in 2007 and 2009, optimizing the inmate capacity to 975. The institution places significant emphasis on inmate rehabilitation and education, offering several programs aimed at improving the skills and prospects of incarcerated individuals. A full description of the rules and regulations may be found in the Inmate Handbook and/or Manual del Preso (Espanol).

The Adult Education Program, in collaboration with the Alachua County School Board, enables inmates to enhance their reading, mathematics, and language skills. New students are assessed using the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE). Those testing at or above the ninth-grade level receive GED preparation, and proficient inmates can take the GED test while still in custody.

Books and magazines ordered for inmates must come directly from the publisher. This policy ensures that the items are new, untampered, and comply with the facility's regulations. Prisons and jails enforce this rule to prevent the introduction of contraband or prohibited materials. By restricting orders to publishers, the facility can better maintain security and control over the content entering the institution. Any books or magazines not received directly from the publisher will be rejected and not delivered to the inmate.

The Life Skills program, facilitated by the Salvation Army, spans 12 weeks and equips inmates with essential skills for productive living post-release. This course covers various topics, including money management, job seeking, resume writing, parenting skills, life planning, and goal setting.

Substance Abuse Intervention is a weekly group session led by Meridian counselors, focusing on educating inmates about making better life choices and overcoming addiction. This initiative aims to address and mitigate substance abuse issues among the incarcerated population.

Anger Management courses are conducted weekly to assist inmates in identifying triggers, managing stress, and effectively resolving conflicts. Similarly, Domestic Violence sessions, led by a Peaceful Paths victim advocate, educate inmates about domestic violence, safety planning, and provide intervention and referrals to community resources.

The Bridges to Prosperity program, in partnership with Catholic Charities, offers weekly sessions focusing on financial literacy, including saving, budgeting, future planning, and overall financial fitness.

The Inmate Re-Entry Programs are comprehensive efforts aimed at reducing recidivism. The Inmate Transition Program, designed for high-risk male inmates with at least 60 days left to serve, includes courses such as Reasoning and Rehabilitation 2, Treating All Dependencies, and Employability Skills. Participants receive case management services for reentry planning and are referred to community agencies. Post-release follow-ups ensure continued support and data collection on outcomes.

The Paws On Parole Unleashed program, available to female inmates cleared for trusty status, pairs inmates with adoptable dogs from Alachua County Animal Services. Inmates provide obedience training to the dogs, which enhances both the dogs' and inmates' prospects. Upon graduation, the dogs are adopted by families, and the inmates acquire skills beneficial for working in animal service-related environments, such as veterinary offices and grooming salons.

Inmate Locator

To utilize the Inmate Search page on InmateAid, begin by selecting the relevant prison facility in Florida. This allows you to view the current list of inmates housed at Alachua County Jail.

The second section features the InmateAid Inmate Search tool, providing a user-generated database of inmates. You can access this resource to utilize any of InmateAid's services. If you require assistance in creating an inmate profile to maintain communication, please contact us at, and we'll gladly help you locate your loved one.

As a last resort, you might have to pay for that information if we do not have it. The Arrest Record Search will cost you a small amount, but their data is the freshest available and for that reason, they charge to access it.

Visitation Information

All inmate visits must be pre-scheduled 24 hours in advance via the scheduling website If you require assistance, please call (352) 491-4511.

  • The Registration System can be accessed from any computer 24 hours a day.

  • If outside the Jail go to

    • Click the “Schedule Session” under Onsite Session.

  • Inmates not on disciplinary confinement will be provided opportunity for two hours of non-contact visitation per week (Sunday through Saturday), however, please note that depending on where the inmate is housed, a visitation schedule applies.


  • Sessions can be two 1-hour sessions with a total of 2 visitors per session.
  • Children under 24 months of age do not count toward the number of allowed visitors and must be supervised by an adult at all times.
  • Visitors must follow the dress code posted in the Lobby and will not be allowed to visit if in violation.
    • No shorts higher than mid-thigh are permitted. Bathing suits are not permitted.
    • No skirts or dresses that are shorter than knee length.
    • Shirts must have sleeves and will cover the entire upper torso.
    • Pants must be above the waistline and not expose undergarments
    • No sheer/see-through, form-fitting, or clothing with holes or cut-outs. ·
    • No coats, jackets, hoodies or sweaters.
    • No hats, caps, or scarves as a head covering.
    • Visitors deemed to be dressed inappropriately by jail staff will not be allowed to visit.
  • Visitors who become rude and/or use vulgar or abusive language while in the Lobby or visitation areas will be asked to leave the facility.
  • Visitors may only visit one inmate per day and are only permitted to visit the inmate they have signed up to visit.
  • Property for inmates will not be accepted during visitation and no items will be transferred between a visitor and an inmate.

All visitors must successfully clear the metal detector or be searched before entering the facility. The introduction of contraband is a violation of State law and may result in arrest and criminal prosecution.

Ask The Inmate

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