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Hardee County FL Jail

County Jail

Last Updated: March 05, 2020
Address
900 East Summit St, Wachula, FL 33873
Beds
190
County
Hardee
County - medium
Phone
863-767-9042
Phone Carrier
Fax
863-773-4593
Email
hstone@hardeeso.com
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Hardee County FL 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: 863-767-9042

The Hardee County FL Jail is a medium-security detention center located at 900 East Summit St Wachula, FL which is operated locally by the Hardee 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. Hardee County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, municipalities, the US Marshal's Service and the Wachula Police Department who do not have their own long-term lock-up.

Inmate Programs: The Hardee County Sheriff’s Office Detention Facility provides inmates with programs that are designed to facilitate an inmate’s personal needs for Self-improvement.

Corporal Douglas supervises, coordinates and oversees Inmate Programs to include:

The Inmate Library Program: The Inmate Library Program provides inmates the ability to check out various types and categories of “Soft Back” library books. The Library Books are purchased through the “Inmate Trust Fund: or donated to the Sheriff’s Office Detention Facility by private individuals, religious organizations or other entities.

The Adult Education Program: The Adult Education Program is operated and staffed by an Education from South Florida Community College. The Adult Education program provides those inmates who are eligible, qualify and are approved to attend, the ability to attend Adult Education Classes for self-improvement.

The Inmate Trusty Program: The Inmate Trusty Program is limited to those inmates who have been sentenced to the Hardee County Detention Facility. The Inmate Trusty Program provides those inmates who are eligible, qualify and are approved the ability to learn and perform job related tasks for County entities or non-profit organizations. The inmates in accordance with Florida State Statute spend less time in the Detention Facility on their sentence by earning “Gain Time” for learning and performing job related tasks.

Inmate Locator

Hardee County FL 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 Hardee County FL 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 863-767-9042.

Registration

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

Visitation Information

Hardee County Jail - Visitation

Approved Registered Visitors are required to notify the Hardee County Sheriff’s Detention Division Control Room at (863) 767-9042 a minimum of twenty-four (24) hours in advance to schedule an available “Inmate Visitation Time”.
Detention Facility Control Room Operators will verify that you are an “Approved Visitor” and schedule your requested inmate visitation time.
“Approved Registered Visitors” with scheduled times are required to report to the Hardee County Sheriff’s Office Detention Division Control Room Operator fifteen (15) minutes prior to the scheduled visitation time to be processed for inmate visitation.
Special visits are those visits conducted in the “Inmate Visitation Area” on non-scheduled visitation days or after hours for a family emergency (death in the family, grave illness, etc.) All special visits must be approved through the Detention Administrator.
The Hardee County Detention Facility does not conduct “Contact Visits”. This includes special visits.

The Hardee county Sheriff’s Office detention facility’s goal for Inmate Visitation is to encourage inmates to maintain family and friend contact through the inmate visitation process as well as provide opportunities for associations beneficial to the inmate’s overall adjustment.
No person shall introduce or cause to be introduced into or upon the property of a Detention Facility, to give any inmates, any article of contraband; or give any inmate anything, which is not specifically authorized by the Administrative Commander or designee, Florida State Statute 951.22. Introduction of Contraband into a Detention Facility is a felony; visitors are subject to being searched in accordance with Florida State Statute 951.22.

The Hardee County Detention Facility only conducts video visitations. To be approved and conduct visits all persons must register and be approved through www.securustech.net.

Once registered and approved you can begin scheduling visits.

You can visit from home for a nominal fee or visit up to 4 times per week here at the facility for free.

All information regarding the facilities visitation schedules and visitation rules are located at www.securustech.net under Hardee County Detention Facility when you begin the registration process for video visitation.

Inmate visitation is a privilege; inmate visits may be denied, revoked or limited when the visit would threaten the safety, security or officer of the facility or when visitation rules are not followed.

Any nudity, flashing or exposure during video visitation will result in the permanent termination of your visitation privileges.


Approved Registered Visitors with scheduled times who do not check in fifteen (15) minutes prior to the scheduled visitation time will not be allowed to visit. Only one (1) adult visitor per inmate will be allowed in the visitation area at a time, no more than two (2) adult scheduled visitors per one (1) hour of visitation time.
A parent or Legal Guardian will accompany approved Minors at all times. Minor children will not be left unattended in the lobby area of the Hardee County Sheriff’s Office.
Each visitor is required to register (Completing a Visitor Registration Form) using photo identification before visiting.
Visitors are only authorized to visit those inmate(s) they have registered to visit and been approved to visit.
Only those individuals listed on an Inmate’s Approved Visitation list will be allowed to visit.
No items may be brought in for an inmate without prior approval from the Sheriff, Detention Administrator or his designee.
No children under the age of 14 will be allowed to visit. Children 14-17 are not permitted to visit unless accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Defacing the visitation area will result in the cancellation of your current visit and possibly all future visits.
Visitors who are unruly or are under the visible influence of drugs or alcohol will be denied visitation and handled accordingly.
Yelling, loud conversations, obscene and/or offensive gestures, acts or language is strictly prohibited.
All visitors will be appropriately dressed to include shirt/blouse, slacks/dress/shorts and shoes/footwear.
- No bathing suits, short shorts, tank tops, bra-less tops or any type of sheer clothing are allowed.
No personal property, food or drinks are allowed in the visitation area.
If you or your visitor leaves the visiting area for any reason, the visit is terminated.
Violation of these rules may result in termination of your current visit and/or Disciplinary action against the inmate.
No children under the age of 14 years shall be left unsupervised/unattended in the lobby area.

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