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Duval County FL - Montgomery Correctional Center (MCC)

County Jail

Last Updated: August 02, 2020
4727 Lannie Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32218
Security Level
County - medium
Facility Type
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Duval County FL - Montgomery Correctional Center (MCC) basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 904-766-5076

The Duval County FL - Montgomery Correctional Center (MCC) is a medium-security detention center located at 4727 Lannie Rd Jacksonville, FL which is operated locally by the Duval 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. Duval County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, municipalities, the US Marshal's Service and the Jacksonville Police Department who do not have their own long-term lock-up.

The James I. Montgomery Correctional Center (MCC) is located on the north side of Jacksonville at 4727 Lannie Road, Jacksonville, Florida 32218. MCC consists of three compounds: the North Unit designed to function as a sentenced male facility with a capacity of 440; the South Unit as a female facility designed to house 160 sentenced and unsentenced prisoners; and an annex that can house an additional 48 male prisoners.

MCC is charged with equivalent responsibilities of public safety and public service. Our primary public safety role is to provide care, custody and control of county sentenced inmates. MCC is committed to the utilization of its physical and prisoner resources to advance the general good of the citizenry of Jacksonville/Duval County by providing carefully selected inmate work projects and programs throughout our community. It is estimated that the utilization of inmate labor from MCC saves the taxpayers of our city millions of dollars every year.

MCC remains committed to the core concept of our management approach, our vision statement: “The Department of Corrections will strive to be the premier corrections agency within the United States.” In pursuit of this vision, we will be: “Responsive to the Community, Restorative in Character, and Responsible in our Commitments.” Our commitment to our community and to its welfare has and will continue to be accomplished by the professional and competent staff assigned to MCC.

Inmate Processing Information

Intake: When an individual is arrested, they are brought to jail, also known as the Pre-Trial Detention Facility for processing. The individual's processing (property inventory, booking, medical screening, and cell assignment) must be completed prior to being considered for release or visitation. Intake processing and identification clearance will be completed as soon as possible.

Release: When an inmate has been cleared for release, the inmate will be processed for release as quickly as possible. Sentenced inmates from prison will be transported to jail for release. Sentenced inmates from the Community Transition Center will be released from that facility. Release times at all institutions may vary.

Bond and Purge Information

Cash Bond: To place a cash bond you must bring the full amount of the bond to the public reception area of the jail. The bond must be paid by cash, certified or cashier's check (drawn on a local bank and subject to verification), or United States Postal Money Order made payable to the Office of the Sheriff. NOTE: A bonding agency may post a surety bond in lieu of a cash bond.

Surety Bond: To initiate a surety bond, a bonding agency must be contacted. Bail bond agencies are listed in the phone book or available via an Internet search.

Officers are prohibited from giving advice on the selection of bonding agencies. The bonding agency will make the arrangements to have the individual released.

Purge Information: If an individual is incarcerated due to a civil charge, such as a Writ of Attachment, the judge may have set a purge amount. The purge must be paid rated individual to be released. The purge may be paid, during normal business hours, to the Domestic Relations Department, Room 107, located in the courthouse. After normal business hours, the purge may be paid at the jail. The purge must be paid by cash, certified or cashier's check (drawn on a local bank and subject to verification), or by United States Postal Money Order made payable to the Office of the Sheriff.

Inmate Mail, Money and Property

Mail - Mail addressed to an inmate must include the inmate's name, jail number, and the sender's name and address. A postal services officer will inspect all incoming mail for contraband. Mail that is packaged in boxes will not be accepted and envelope sizes cannot be larger than 9 ½” X 12 ½”. Envelopes that have been altered will not be accepted and will be returned to the sender.

Authorized Items Accepted Through the Mail - The only items accepted through the mail are legal and personal letters, postcards and reading materials. Reading materials are restricted as follows: magazines, newspapers and other periodicals/publications will only be accepted by subscription in the inmate's name. Paperback books must be mailed directly from a publisher or bookstore. Hardback books are prohibited at jail and prison. Inmates are limited to four periodicals/publications and two paperback books in their possession. Excess reading materials will not be placed in an inmate's property. Excess reading materials can be mailed out by the inmate. If confiscated, excess reading materials will be disposed of as contraband.

Unauthorized Items – Items received through the mail that is not authorized by the facility will be considered contraband and the entire package can be confiscated for disposal. This includes, but is not limited to: photographs or facsimiles and computer generated reading materials downloaded from the Internet, regardless of content, are not authorized and will be confiscated for disposal. Items sent through the mail that can be purchased through commissary will not be accepted and will be confiscated for disposal. Most inmates housed at a Department of Corrections facility are issued institutional uniforms. Personal clothing will not be accepted for inmates housed at the jail or prison unless the inmate was arrested without clothing.

MONIES – The Department of Corrections utilizes a service known as, Access Secure Deposits which is intended to offer assistance to family members, friends, and loved ones in providing more ways to deposit money into an inmate's account.

Deposits can be made by:

  • Via Internet access to a secure payment website
    • To deposit money into an inmate’s account via the Internet simply visit the Access Secure Deposit website at www.inmatedeposits.com to set up a private account, with a private User ID and a personal password. The system will help manage deposits to specific to inmates, allowing receipt printing, and provide a history of deposited amounts by inmate and date. Payments made by one of the listed methods will be deposited into the inmate's account within minutes of the transaction confirmation and may help eliminate delays in funds availability resulting from mail delivery, holidays or weekends.
  • Visa or MasterCard debit or credit card payments;
  • Toll-free telephone payments;
    • To make a payment via telephone please call 1.866.345.1884. This number is accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Customer Service Representatives will accept deposits quickly and easily from Visa or MasterCard Debit or credit cards and will provide specific confirmation numbers for deposit tracking.
  • Kiosks are located inside the lobby of the jail, prison, and the Community Transition Center for your convenience where you can also make cash deposits.

Please note: The Department of Corrections staff will not accept cash, cashier’s checks or money orders for deposit into an inmate’s account through the mail or in person. All payments into inmate accounts must be made using the Access Secure Deposits system.

Inmates having no funds available will be provided with basic health and comfort items and writing material and the fee will be debited to their account resulting in a negative account balance. Debts will be collected whenever funds become available, including future incarcerations up to three years.

Work Furlough Inmates at the Community Transition Center - Authorized property may be delivered to the public reception area at the Community Transition Center during regular operating hours. Money and/or property will not be accepted during visitation hours at the Community Transition Center. No items will be accepted for inmates at the facility that can be purchased through commissary.

Inmate Locator

Duval County FL - Montgomery Correctional Center (MCC) publishes the names of their inmates currently in their facility in Florida. Your search should start with this locator first to see if your loved one is there.

The second box is the InmateAid Inmate Search. This database of inmates is user-generated content for the purpose of accessing and utilizing any or all of the InmateAid services. If you need our assistance creating your own inmate profile to keep in touch, email us at aid@inmateaid.com and we will assist you in locating your inmate.

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.

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Visitation Information

Duval County FL - Montgomery Correctional Center (MCC) - Visitation

Inmate Visitation

The first letter of the inmate's last name determines the visitation day. Working inmates will not be allowed visitation during their assigned work hours.

Daily Session Times
  • Visitation: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Two hours on weekdays
  • One hour on weekends
  • First letter of last name
    • A-C - Monday and the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month
    • D - Tuesday and the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month
    • E-H - Tuesday and the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month
    • I-K - Wednesday and the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month
    • L-M - Wednesday and the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month
    • N-R - Thursday and the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month
    • S - Thursday and the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month
    • T-Z - Friday and the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month

Visitation and General Information

Days and times for visitation differ at each facility. Please check the visitation schedule for the particular facility to determine the visiting day for an inmate. The following rules apply at all of the facilities:

  • You must be 18 years of age or older to visit unless you are accompanied by an adult.
  • Visitors 16 years of age or older are required to have identification with them. Acceptable forms of identification include a valid picture ID issued by a federal, state or local government agency and a school identification is acceptable for minors.
  • Minor children of compulsory school age will not be allowed to visit before 2:30 p.m. on scheduled public school days regardless of claims of being home schooled or attendance at a private school. Minor children cannot be left unattended in the public lobby.
  • Visitation will be limited to two visitors (one adult and one child) per inmate per day
  • All visitors must be appropriately dressed. Unacceptable clothing includes, but is not limited to:
    • Clothing revealing the buttocks, breasts, back, stomach (as determined by staff);
    • Headwear;
    • Tight clothing without proper undergarments;
    • Transparent clothing
  • All visitors are subject to search upon entering or leaving the facility.
  • Visitors under the influence of intoxicants or exhibiting unruly behavior will not be allowed to remain in the facility or be permitted to visit, and may be prohibited from entering the facility in the future.
  • Introduction of Contraband into a detention facility is a violation of Florida State Statute FSS 951.22(1), a third-degree felony. Violators will be prosecuted.
  • Aiding or assisting a person in escaping, attempting to escape, or that has escaped is a violation of FSS 843.12, a third-degree felony. Violators will be prosecuted.

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Facility Type

Duval County FL - Montgomery Correctional Center (MCC) is run by the county sheriff’s department and the prison is run by the state department of corrections. Jail is for inmates who are awaiting time or who have been sentenced to less than a year. Prison is only available for people who have been sentenced to more than a year on any one charge.

Neither prison nor jail is nice but they differ in their levels of security, the programs they have and the quality of the environment. Additionally, an inmate cannot ask for a motion to reconsider once they have been transferred to the custody of the department of corrections.

The Sheriff’s department calculates what percentage of your jail time that you actually have to serve. The law requires that the sheriff’s department make people serve a minimum of 50% of their sentence if they are convicted of a misdemeanor.

The jail will accept inmates from the US Marshal and ICE where space is necessary. In comparison, state prison is for inmates serving lengthier sentences on crimes that are more severe in nature.

The Duval Sheriff’s Department calculates what percentage of a felony jail sentence a person will serve. The law requires that an inmate serve at least 85% of their felony jail sentence for non-mandatory time and 100% of their mandatory time.

Duval County FL - Montgomery Correctional Center (MCC) also offers and manages alternatives to jail such as work release programs, work furlough, house arrest, and private county jails where the person convicted can serve their sentences on weekends. Because overcrowding is a problem in both county jail and state prison, both systems operate a good behavior program. Those who are on good behavior can have their sentences reduced or cut.

If you are not serving a mandatory minimum sentence and you do not get into trouble while in jail the sheriff’s department will typically give automatic good behavior time. When you first receive your release date from the jail, within a few days of being incarcerated, the good time deduction will have already been included in most cases. For non-mandatory misdemeanor good time off is 50% and for felonies is typically about 10-15%.

Custody/Security Level

The Duval County FL - Montgomery Correctional Center (MCC) is located in Florida and takes in new arrests and detainees are who are delivered daily - call 904-766-5076 for the current roster. Law enforcement and police book offenders from Duval County and nearby cities and towns. Some offenders may stay less than one day or only for a few days until they are released in a court proceeding, some after putting up a bond and then are released to a pretrial services caseload under supervision by the court, or are released on their own recognizance with an agreement to appear in court.

The jail is divided into "pods," each of which includes individual cells, common areas, and an outside recreation court — a space bound by towering concrete walls. All meals, are approved by a dietitian. Common area tables are made of solid steel with attached four seats. Inmates crowd around the tables playing cards or board games like chess and checkers. Inside the cells, there is only a sliver of a window allows inmates to peer out. There are two to three inmates per cell, The jail is crowded at about 90 percent capacity and this population varies day-to-day sometimes over-crowded. There are a number of people who arrive at the jail actively or recently drunk or high, or arrive with injuries from fights/assaults that led to their arrest, and/or are mentally ill with no other place for law enforcement to deliver them. This makes the intake process challenging for the jail’s staff and its medical personnel.

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How To Send Things

There are strict procedures for everything related to "sending things to an inmate" in a County - medium facility. This includes sending money for commissary packages, sending mail like letters with photos, magazine subscriptions, buying phone time, postcards and greeting cards, and even distance learning courses (get your degree, you've got a lot of extra time). You also need to know about visitation, what are the hours and rules.

All of the information you could ever need to know is below, patiently scroll the page and get as much information about Duval County FL - Montgomery Correctional Center (MCC) that you'd ever want to know. If there is anything that you were looking for, but don't see, please email us at aid@inmateaid.com.

How To Send Money:

How to Send an Inmate Money in Florida

Here are some general guidelines for sending money to an inmate's trust account; but not specific to a particular facility, institution or jail. Inmates need money to access several privileges like weekly shopping at the commissary, making phone calls, using the email service where offered, using the electronic tablets where offered and paying their co-pay when needing the medical or dental services. Some county jails require a per-night fee for the jail’s expenses.

What is a Commissary?

A commissary is a store within the jail. Commissary day is usually held once a week and can only be used if the inmate has funds in their commissary account, like a bank account within the institution. If the inmate has a job, their paycheck is deposited into this account, too.

The Commissary sells various products that the inmates may purchase if they have money on their books. Items sold are clothing, shoes, snacks and food, as well as hygienic products like soap, shampoo, and shavers. The commissary also sells products like books, magazines, televisions, radios, playing cards, headphones, MP3 players, electronic tablets, songs and educational programming. They also sell paper, envelopes, and stamps allowing the inmate to write their loved ones, friends and family. Facilities will provide stamps and paper to inmates who are indigent – eligible where no money has been in their commissary account for at least 30 days.

How you send money to an inmate?

Sending money to an inmate varies from state to state, depending if it is county, state or federal, their ways of accepting money for inmates’ changes by the money transfer company they’ve contracted with. Federal Prisons and some state-level prisons have centralized banking systems which means that you do not need to know where they are specifically, just that they are in the state systems of for instance the California, Texas, Florida DOC or the FBOP to name a few.

How do I send money using MoneyGram?

Some facilities will allow you to deposit cash through the lobby window stand-alone kiosk in the lobby or visitation room. Most facilities will also accept a postal money order mailed to the institution’s inmate mailing address made payable to the full inmate’s name.

Electronic banking allows friends and family members to send the funds online, and correctional departments are starting to favor this method because it is less work for staff and more accurate/easier to keep track of, as well as being more convenient.

Regardless of the method of sending funds, there are several key things you will need to know:
• Inmate’s full committed name
• Inmate’s ID number
• Inmate’s location – or a system like the federal BOP

Before sending any funds you should find out what online transfer companies the institution your inmate is incarcerated in uses. You can find this information on our site by navigating to the facilities page click on the Money Transfer button under the address and phone number.

Pay close attention to the rules of the facility. Sometimes they will require money senders are on the inmate's visitation list. Some correctional facilities have a deposit limit, like $200-300 at a time, but in federal, there is no limit.

MoneyGram, JPay, OffenderConnect, AccessCorrections, JailATM, WU, Touchpayonline, tigercommissary, smartdeposit are some of the money transfer firms being used by various facilities. MoneyGram is by far the oldest and most trusted.

Who else can access the money you send?

An inmate with fines or restitution will be subject to commissary/trust account garnishment. If the inmate has these financial obligations, they will be extracted from the inmate’s bank account. It may be a percentage or the entire amount depending on the situation. We recommend inmates who are going into their bid contact the counselor and make an arrangement beforehand. If you go in knowing they are taking 20-25% of all deposits is better than have them take it all and you find out in the commissary line when the account is zero.

Why is my inmate asking for more than I normally send?

This is generally a signal that the inmate is doing something they shouldn’t and need money to get them out of or through a situation. It could be gambling, it could be extortion it could be other things you don’t need to know on this forum (for now). Set boundaries with your inmate. Tell them that “this is the amount I can send each month” and that is it. There are no extras beyond the boundary. Also, NEVER send money to the account of another inmate on your inmate’s instruction. This is a sign that something is not right. If the corrections people discover this, and they do more times than not, it will result in some severe disciplinary action to the inmate, and certainly the loss of all privileges.

Who can I call if I suspect something?

We recommend speaking with the counselor or case manager of the facility and use a generic reference in the event that your suspicions are wrong. You needn’t put them in a more difficult position if they are.

Inmate Care Packages:

How to Buy Inmate Commissary Care Packages Online

Show your loved one how much you care – order a package today! The facilities usually have a weekly limit of about $100 per inmate, plus processing and tax. The orders do NOT count towards the inmates weekly commissary allowances Deposits can be made online for inmates 24/7 using a credit/debit card

There are also a few services that allow you how to order inmate commissary online. These trusted providers are approved and share revenue with the prisons from the sales to the inmates.

Here is a list of other similar programs prison commissary: Keefe Group, Access Securpak, iCareGifts, Union Supply Direct, Walkenhorst's, CareACell

Inmate Commissary:

What is Inmate Commissary?

Prison commissary (also sometimes referred to as inmate canteen) is a store for inmates housed within a correctional facility. While the very most basics may be provided for by a given correctional department, there are also other important goods/services that Florida prisoners and inmates must buy. For instance, supplies such as supplementary food, female hygiene products, books, writing utensils and a plethora of other things are examples of things that can be purchased as part of an inmate commissary packages for goods.

What is an Inmate trust account?

When you add money to an inmate account, the prison funds are stored on an inmate trust fund. This prison account basically acts as a personal bank account of an inmate. They will use this account to make Inmate Calls, pay for postage to Send Photos from Inmates, send emails from inmates, purchase Items from Commissary, receive wages from jobs, and more.

How To Send Mail:

This is how to send your inmate at Duval County FL - Montgomery Correctional Center (MCC) letters, photos, postcards, greeting cards and magazines

Incoming and outgoing inmate mail is subject to inspection for the presence of contraband that might threaten the safety, security or well-being of the jail/facility, its staff, and residents. Inmates may receive only metered, unstamped, plain white postcards no larger than 4" x 6" as mail. Writing must be in pencil or blue or black ink. Any other mail will be returned to the sender. If no return address is available, unauthorized mail will be stored in the inmate's locker until the inmate's release.

Inmate mail cannot contain any of the following: Create an immediate threat to jail order by describing the manufacture of weapons, bombs, incendiary devices, or tools for escape that realistically are a danger to jail security; Advocate violence, racial supremacy or ethnic purity; No current inmate-to-inmate mail will be allowed and will be destroyed.

The easiest workaround is to look over the mailing services of InmateAid. We have an automated system for sending your loved one that special message or picture. We send thousands of pieces of mail per month with NO issues with the prisons or jails. The envelopes display the InmateAid logo, the mail room knows for certain that the contents will not be compromising. This trust was established in 2012.

How To Send Greeting Cards and Postcards:

Greeting cards are great for the holidays and birthdays. The ones from the store often have more than just the message because the policies surrounding appropriate content (no nudity or sexually suggestive material no matter how funny), and they cannot have glitter, stickers or anything else that makes the card different from a normal plain old card. Instead of going to the Hallmark store in the mall and looking around for hours - go to our easy to search Greeting Cards service.

It takes literally 45 seconds and it's very affordable for what you're getting (and what they are getting, too!). Select from 100s of birthday, anniversary and every holiday you can think of, and VERY easy to send from your phone on InmateAid:

Don't forget Christmas, Thanksgiving, Mother's Day, Father's Day, New Year's, Ramadan, Hanukkah, Passover, Easter, Kwanzaa or Valentine's Day!

In less than a minute and only $0.99, this act of kindness will be worth a million to your inmate. If you have a picture or two and don't want to write a long letter. Type out a little love in the message box and send your latest selfie... only 99 cents!

Don't wait until the moment has passed, it's easy and convenient to let them know you're thinking of them at every moment.

How To Send magazines and Books:

Send magazines to Duval County FL - Montgomery Correctional Center (MCC) at 4727 Lannie Rd, Jacksonville, FL

Send the best magazines and books to your Inmate in jail or prison, it's the gift that keeps on giving all year round, There is nothing more exciting to an inmate (besides their release date) than getting their favorite magazine every month at mail call.

Magazines and books must come directly from the publisher. You are not allowed to send single magazines in an envelope. They need to come directly from the publisher with your inmate's name affixed to the address label. Magazine subscriptions are easy to set up, it takes literally 2 minutes.

You know when you go into the grocery and browse the new magazines on display? You see hundreds. Inside they place a little card that if you fill it out and send it in with your inmate's name, ID number and facility address - you drop it in the mail and in 8-12 weeks your inmate gets an issue every month for a whole year. Thankfully, there is an easier way, just CLICK here and browse yourself. Select a title or two and add your inmate's name to the order. It's fast, it's reliable and it's at a discounted rate for your convenience.

How To Save Money on Inmate Calls

The prison phone companies have a monopoly at the facility they have a contract with. Profits are shared so there is no incentive for their representatives to show you how to save money. They post their rates and in almost every case, there are at least two pricing tiers. Depending on where you are and where your inmate is, the type of phone number you use will make all the difference.

In federal prison, the answer is simply that a new local number will change your inmate's call rate from $.21 per minute to only $.06 per minute. Fed gives you only 300 minutes per month, the local line service is only $5.00, no hidden fees or bundling of other unwanted service charges

For the other facilities that are not federal, it used to be that a local number was the answer. Now, its market intelligence and InmateAid has made it their business to know what the best deal is in every scenario. And we can tell you that in 30% of the cases, we cannot save you a penny - and neither can anyone else. But we will give you a refund if we can't save you money.

For more specific information on inmate calls, you will want to navigate to the facility your inmate is incarcerated in through our site by going to Prison Directory and following the links to the Discount Telephone Service - get an honest estimate before you buy.

Ask The Inmate

Ask a former inmate questions at no charge. The inmate answering has spent considerable time in the federal prison system, state and county jails, and in a prison that was run by the private prison entity CCA. Ask your question or browse previous questions in response to comments or further questions of members of the InmateAid community.

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