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Gilchrist County Jail

County Jail

Last Updated: November 29, 2020
9239 S US 129, Trenton, FL 32693

Gilchrist County 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 NCIC Inmate Telephone Services, 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 JailATM. 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

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Gilchrist County Jail basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 352-463-3410

The Gilchrist County Jail is a medium-security detention center located at 9239 S US 129 Trenton, FL which is operated locally by the Gilchrist 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. Gilchrist County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, municipalities, the US Marshal's Service and the Trenton Police Department who do not have their own long-term lock-up.

The Corrections Division is comprised of twelve full-time correctional deputies. The Corrections Division staff consists of one Lieutenant, two Sergeants, and ten Correctional Deputies.

All of our corrections deputies are certified on the NCIC/FCIC computer system, freeing up the communication division to handle their responsibilities without interruption from the corrections division. They are also trained in the use of fire extinguishers, CPR, and other life saving maneuvers, conduct periodic fire drills, and are continually trained in life saving and accident prevention programs.

Inmate Mail

Inmates at the Gilchrist County Jail can receive mail at:

Gilchrist County Jail
9239 South US Hwy 129
Trenton, FL 32693

There are no restrictions concerning the number of letters inmates may send or receive. Incoming mail will be opened to inspect for contraband. Privileged mail will be opened in front of the inmate receiving to ensure that it did not contain contraband.

Any mail received for an inmate containing any of the following will be returned to sender:

  • Stamps, envelopes, blank paper, blank greeting card, blank post card or any writing utensil.
  • Any papers that are glued, taped, or stapled.
  • Magazines, books, newspapers, newspaper clippings, calendars, or any part of any of the above.
  • Strings, ribbons, plastic, plastic wrap, or metal items.
  • Glitter, crayon, loose stickers.
  • Polaroid photos..
  • Photocopied or downloaded material.
  • Any type lipstick.
  • Perfume scented letter or envelope.
  • Any sexually suggestive material.
  • Any cash, personal checks.

Inmate Phone Services

Telephone privileges will be provided daily between the hours of 8:00 am and 11:00 pm. The phone service provided by the Gilchrist County Jail is owned and operated by NCIC. If you require assistance with receiving calls or need to report a problem relating to the phone service contact NCIC at 1-800-943-2189. To get the calls at the lowest price, click here, it'll pay for itself in only five calls per month.

Inmate Canteen

Friends and relatives are able to place money in inmate account by either mailing a money order addressed to the inmate or by going online and depositing money or placing an order for the inmate at jailatm.com

Inmate Locator

Gilchrist County Jail 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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Covid Visitation Information

As of March 18, 2020, registration and visitation rules have changed to protect inmates at Gilchrist County Jail and their loved ones during the COVID-19 outbreak. At this time, there are no in-person visits for family and friends due to the COVID-19 situation. Video visitation is available; details can be found below or call 352-463-3410.


  • All visits through the video visitation system require the visitor to establish a user account.

Visitation Information

Gilchrist County Detention Facility - Visitation

Inmate Visitation - The administration strongly encourages and supports the inmate visitation program and implements those rules necessary to protect the visitation program and to insure its orderly operation. It is requested that complete knowledge and compliance with the following regulations be practiced to protect the continuation of visiting privileges.

Schedule for Visitation:

  • Male Inmates will be held from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM on Fridays.
  • Female inmates will be arranged as necessary through the jail supervisor.

In order to visit an inmate at the Gilchrist County Jail a visitation form must be completed and turned in to the jail staff no later than 5:00 pm the Thursday prior to the visit. Only persons on the list and approved will be allowed to visit. You may get a visitation list from the jail at any time or the inmate may send you one in the mail. All forms must be returned to the jail either by mail or dropped off at:
9239 South US Hwy 129
Trenton, FL 32693

Visitation Rules - Any items other than these are considered contraband and not allowed in visitation: nitroglycerin, inhalers or anything medically necessary, keys and identification, money for drinks not to exceed $20.00.
All visitors are subject to a pat search or metal detector -screening prior to and departing the facility. ANY REFUSAL AND YOU WILL NOT BE ADMITTED INTO THE FACILITY.
All visitors must show a valid form of picture identification with their date of birth and address on it. The only forms of I.D. accepted are state issued driver’s license, state issued I.D. card, or military I.D. card. NO OTHER PROOF OF I.D. WILL BE ACCEPTED.

  • No minor under eighteen (18) years of age will be permitted.
  • No more than two (2) visitors per inmate will be allowed to visit at one time.
  • Once a visitor exits the facility they will not be permitted to re-enter.
  • Once an inmate is returned to the cell block they will not be permitted to re-enter visitation.
  • No contact of any kind will be permitted during visitation.
  • Visitors who appear to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs or have an odor of alcohol about them will not be allowed to visit.
  • Visitor(s) convicted of a felony and/or on State Probation or Parole will not be permitted to visit.
  • Visitors ever charged with or attempted bringing contraband into the facility will not be permitted in to visit. Violation of this rule will result in immediate and permanent loss of visitation privileges.
  • Visitors and inmates shall conduct themselves in a manner acceptable to the standards of good taste in the community.
  • Profanity, abusive language or disruptive behavior will not be tolerated. Any of these will be grounds to have their visit terminated.

The Correctional Staff may terminate a visit at any time a violation of rules warrants such action.
Any visitor or inmate found in violation of any rule(s) is subject to permanent or temporary suspension of visiting privileges and/or other appropriate action.
All vehicles must be locked and secure before entering the facility. Failing to do so will terminate visit.
You will not be permitted to share drinks during visitation.

Visitation Dress Code:

  • Visitors will be required to conform to the established dress code:
  • Shorts or skirts must not be more than three (3) inches above the knee.
  • Shirts must have sleeves and cover the entire upper torso.
  • No hats, caps, bandanas, or scarfs.
  • No tank tops, strapped shirts, tube tops, or halter-tops. No spandex or tight-fitting clothing. Stomach or lower back must not be exposed. No torn clothing. Your chest area must not be exposed. No camouflage clothing of any kind.
  • Shoes must be worn.
  • Any clothing with profane, vulgar, or illegal pictures or language is not allowed.
  • No see-through clothing allowed.
  • No Pocketbooks, backpacks, tote bags, sunglasses, hats, or wallets. (Prescription glasses only)
  • No food or drink may be brought into the facility.

This is a detention facility, security is of the utmost. The visitor’s welfare and safety as well as that of the facility staff and the inmates must be considered. Your actions must not jeopardize that safety. As a visitor of the Gilchrist County Detention Facility, you are required to comply with specific rules and regulations. If you have any questions concerning the facility or any people please contact the Jail Commander.

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