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Hernando County FL Detention Center

County Jail

Last Updated: February 06, 2020
Address
16425 Spring Hill Drive, Brooksville, FL 34604
Beds
876
County
Hernando
Security Level
County - medium
Phone
352-544-2334
Fax
352-544-2350
Facility Type
Adult
Satellite View of Hernando County FL Detention Center

COVID-19: Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, Hernando County FL Detention Center is facing VISITATION SUSPENSION for the next 15-30 days. Please call 352-544-2334 for the most current visiting room updates and when visits will resume.

Hernando County FL Detention Center basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 352-544-2334

This facility is for adult inmates.

The Hernando County FL Detention Center is a medium-security detention center located at 16425 Spring Hill Drive Brooksville, FL which is operated locally by the Hernando 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. Hernando County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, municipalities, the US Marshal's Service and the Brooksville Police Department who do not have their own long-term lock-up.

The Hernando County Detention Center is the central booking and intake location for all law enforcement agencies operating in Hernando County. The care, custody and control of individuals arrested in Hernando County by the Sheriff's Office and various state and local police agencies is the responsibility of the Detention Center. Confined in the Hernando County Detention Center are those individuals who have been arrested and held without bond, been unable to post bail set by the courts, are being transferred from other states or counties while awaiting trial in Hernando County, or those found guilty and sentenced to serve less than one year in county jail.

The Sheriff operates the Hernando County Detention Center which has an authorized capacity of 744 inmates. The facility houses males, females and juveniles between the ages of 14 and 17 who have been adjudicated for treatment as adults charged or sentenced on misdemeanor and felony crimes.

MAIL

Incoming correspondence, other than mail from the courts or government officials, will be received inPOSTCARD format only. Any letters or cards received in envelopes from sources other than stated above will no longer be accepted due to security concerns and will be returned to sender unopened. Postcards that have perfume, lipstick, other foreign substances, stickers, codes, drawings or other markings will not be accepted.

Inmate Mailing Addresses:

(Inmate's Name) (Inmate# IE:HCSO14MNI00000)
16425 Spring Hill Dr.
Brooksville, FL 34604

PICTURES:

Any postcards or pictures received as postcards must be 4x6” and deemed appropriate by the housing unit deputy. No blank postcards may be mailed in for inmate use. The blank postcards must be purchased through the Detention Center Commissary.

Inmates who have been incarcerated in the Hernando County Jail for longer than one month may receive up to 10 photographs, 4" x 6" or smaller, one time every six months. It is the inmate's responsibility to notify the sender of the picture policies. The envelope is to be addressed in the same manner as above but labeled, "Photos Enclosed." If anything other than photographs are sent in, the entire contents including the photographs will be returned to sender.

BOOKS AND PUBLICATIONS:

The facility will permit books and publications to be received through the mail. Each inmate may obtain no more than 4 books/magazines for retention in their cell. Any books in excess of the 4 must be discarded or donated to the facility library. All books/publications must be mailed via the US Postal Service directly from the publisher or Internet bookstore source.

The following material will not be permitted for receipt:
• Hardback books (unless approval is obtained through the Administrative Sergeant)
• Newspapers
• Books larger than 8 1/2" x 11" x 1 1/2" in size
• Electronic reading devices such as Kindles, Nooks and tablets Books/Publications containing the following will not be permitted:
• Nudity, Pornographic or Sexually explicit material
• Explanations of the construction or ability to modify electronic equipment
• Explanations of the construction of weapons or explosives
• Materials advocating or providing instructions on methods of escape
• Materials advocating riots
• Materials advocating racial, religious or national hatred, or institutional violence
• Other material that jeopardizes the security or safety of inmates, staff or the public Any books/subscriptions found unacceptable in accordance with the guidelines provided above will be returned to sender. The inmate will be responsible for contacting the publisher for reimbursement of funds for advanced or rejected publications. For security reasons, inserts and stamps may be removed by mailroom staff. Each received subscription/book will have the receiving inmate's name affixed either by address label, or written/stamped on the interior of the front cover. Removal of the identification will result in the publication being deemed contraband and it will be disposed of or placed into the facility library. DONATIONS:

Donations will be received through the Inmate Programs section. Inmates must submit an Inmate Service Request Form, directed to the Programs Deputy, requesting the book be collected for donation. Inmates found in possession of more than 4 books may face disciplinary action. MONEY

Depositing Money into an Inmate Account:

Secure Deposits™ enables friends and family members to deposit funds into an inmate’s account through the convenience of a toll free number, website or cashiering kiosk (in lobby).

Money Orders are also accepted at the facility. There is a Drop Off box, located in the Main Lobby of the Detention Center. Please label the money order with the inmate’s name and MNI number.

For example: (Money order for Inmate Account - Name/ MNI#).

The Internet:

Deposits can be made, directly to inmate accounts utilizing the Access Corrections ® web site. Below are a few “Frequently Asked Questions,” that will help you to accomplish this:

How can I contact Access Corrections?
You can send an email to Customer Service at: customerservice@accesscorrections.com or call toll-free at 1-866-345-1884.

How do I use Access Corrections Deposit Services?
Inmate deposits can be added to a resident’s account via internet, telephone or lobby kiosk (if offered) at the facility. To make an inmate deposit via internet, customers must register online and accept the Access Corrections Terms and Conditions. An inmate deposit cannot be completed unless a profile has been established and the Terms and Conditions have been accepted. http://www.accesscorrections.com/

Can I place an order for the inmate using money I added to their account?
No. Orders placed using funds from an inmate's account must be paid with a facility check and mailed directly from the facility. The use of funds deposited to an inmate’s account is restricted to use specified by the facility.

Why can’t I add money online without establishing a profile?
By law, Access Corrections is required to collect certain information from each customer before a transaction can be processed. Please be sure your Access Corrections profile is updated with your most current information.

What types of payment does Access Corrections accept?
Acceptable payment methods for inmate deposits are credit and debit cards with Visa or MasterCard logos and a valid security code that are United States Issued. Please note that Access Corrections does not accept Government issued cards (i.e. Child Support Cards, EBT Cards, etc).

Can I send cash?
Cash transactions for inmate deposits are only accepted at Access Secure Deposits lobby kiosk locations, where applicable.

Can I send money to more than one inmate?
Yes. You can add or delete inmates in your profile at anytime.

When will my credit card be debited?
Usually within three banking days. This does not delay the inmate's deposit.

When will the inmate receive the money?
Once the transaction is complete and you receive your receipt number, the inmate will receive the money in his or her account. Access Corrections is only able to verify that your transaction has been processed and does not have access to the inmate’s account balance. Please contact the facility for more information.

Is there a fee to use the Access Secure Deposits service?
Access Corrections charges a service fee, per transaction, based on the amount of money added to a resident’s account. Some facilities impose an additional fee to add money to an inmate’s account. *Deposit fees may vary by facility

Depositing Money into an Inmate Account via the US Mail:

Envelopes containing funds for deposit in inmate commissary accounts will still be accepted into the facility through the U.S. Mail at this time.

Cash will no longer be accepted through the mail; only money orders, cashier checks and checks from government/law enforcement agencies will be accepted. Cash will only be accepted at the kiosk located in the lobby of the Hernando County Detention Center.

The envelope will be addressed with the inmate's name, Inmate ID number, and address, labeled "Inmate Accounts". The check or money order will be written to the inmate along with "Inmate Accounts" clearly written on the memo line of the check or money order.

If anything other than money orders, cashier checks from government/law enforcement agencies is sent in, the entire contents will be returned to sender.

Mail Deposits for Inmate Accounts:

(Inmate's Name) (Inmate# IE:HCSO14MNI00000)
Hernando County Detention Center
16425 Spring Hill Dr.
Brooksville, FL 34604
ATTN: Inmate Accounts

PHONES Telephones are provided for the convenience of inmates as a means to contact friends, family, attorneys and bondsmen. The telephones located in the inmate housing units are capable of providing both local and long distance calls. All calls will be made on a collect call basis. Third party calls are prohibited.

If a number is identified as being used by an inmate for third party calls, that number will be blocked out of the telephone system. Abusing the phone will result in termination of phone service and/or disciplinary action.

Phone cards are not available through the Inmate Commissary system. Approved Inmate Property Inmates may have the following items in their possession: One (1) hygienic health kit consisting of One (1) each: toothbrush, toothpaste, comb, bottle of soap, spork and drinking cup One (1) each: mattress, blanket, sheet, towel, uniform (general population), shower slides, Bible, Torah, or Koran, address book, prescription eye glasses Three (3) each: Underwear, 2 pair of socks Two (2) each: sports bra’s (female only) Three (3) each: library books/magazines A reasonable amount of legal materials and letters Additional items may be purchased through the Commissary, as needed.

Inmate Locator

Hernando County FL Detention Center 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

Hernando County Detention Center - Visitation

The Hernando County Detention Center encourages visitation for the inmates incarcerated here. We firmly believe that ties to family and friends are extremely important. However, there are rules that we need to make you aware of so your visiting privileges are not denied, terminated or suspended.

All inmate non-contact video visitation will be held at the Hernando County Visitation Center, located in the north parking lot at 16425 Spring Hill Drive, Brooksville, FL 34604. Parking is available next to the Visitation Center. All visitations are by appointment only.

Our visiting hours are Monday through Friday. The first visit will start at 9:30 a.m. and the last visit will end at 8:30 p.m. Visitation will be closed on weekends and all holidays.

All registration will be made by the visitors through icsolutions.com either through emails or come into the visitation center to register on the registration kiosk. If visitors have a problem with registration, all questions are to be directed to 1-888-646-9437, ICSolutions’s help desk.

ICSolutions’s Help Desk Hours Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM CST Saturday - Sunday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM CST

Visitation is limited to three (3) times a week for approximately 1 hour each. If the visitor is late for visitation, their visit will be rescheduled for another time. Visitors may arrive no earlier than 15 minutes before the start of their scheduled visitation. Visitors who leave the Visitation Center before their session is over will forfeit the remaining time and not be permitted to re-enter until the next visit. Be courteous. Once your visit has ended exit the Visitation Center quickly to allow the next group of visitors to begin their visit on time.

HCSO Visitation Hours Monday - Friday 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM EST 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM EST 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM EST 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM EST 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM EST 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM EST 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM EST 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM EST CLOSED ON HOLIDAYS AND WEEKENDS

Each inmate is permitted to have two (2) visitors at one time. Only one infant (under 1 year of age) will be allowed per visit and will not be counted as a visitor.

Upon arrival, all visitors must properly identify themselves by presenting a valid government issued photo ID indicating the date of their birth. Acceptable forms of Identification include:

  • Valid driver's license OR Valid passport with photo attached
  • Governmental agency issued photo identification
  • Any license or identification issued by governmental agencies with a photograph encased or sealed in plastic
  • Identification that appears to be altered, modified or is invalid will not be accepted

All visitors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult who will be required to sit in the Visitation Monitor Area along with the under aged visitor. Unaccompanied minors will not be permitted in the Visitation Monitor Area Visitors must be 18 years of age or older and have a valid photo I.D. to make an appointment

Visits may be monitored and are subject to being recorded.

You may visit only the inmate you are signed in to see.

Profanity will not be tolerated. Any violation can result in permanent suspension. Failure to comply will result in termination of the session and suspension of future visits

All children must be supervised so as not to disrupt other visitors It is the adult’s responsibility to monitor their behavior. Visitors with unruly children will be asked to leave with their child(ren) and the session will be cancelled. Repeat behavioral problems may result in suspension of future visits

Leave all personal items other than car keys and ID locked inside your car. The Visitation Center has no storage containers

Persons suspected to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs will not be allowed to visit

NO vapor products, tobacco products, matches or lighters allowed.

Cell phones or any other communication devices are not allowed in the Visitation Center. Visitors found in possession of cell phones will be asked to leave and have future visits suspended

All sound, video or still photography devices are prohibited. Visitors caught with a photography device will be asked to leave and have future visits suspended

For security reasons, inmates admitted to a hospital will not be permitted visitors unless approved by the Sheriff, the Jail Administrator or his designee

Visitor Dress: Visitors must be appropriately dressed to include shirt and shoes. Appropriate undergarments are required, but should not be visible. The following listing is extensive but not inclusive for prohibited clothing: Clothing revealing the shoulder, chest, back, stomach, and midriff, transparent or spandex clothing designed or intended to be worn to excessively accent the body, sunglasses, tank-tops, halter or tube style tops, leggings or tights, shorts or skirts above mid thigh, or any clothing with derogatory or offensive slogans/pictures.

Hats and head coverings: Visitors who claim they are required to wear a hat or head covering because of a documented medical or religious reason must submit to a search of the head wear by removing said item. A Supervisor must be notified and shall review all medical/religious claims. Requests to remove medical or religious head covering for visual check and electronic search will be done with discretion and in privacy by a deputy. A visitor’s refusal to these checks will result in the visitor not being allowed into the visitation area.

The Visitation Clerk will determine attire appropriateness

Anyone entering the Hernando County Detention Center Visitation Center are subject to search.

Any person visiting must not have been incarcerated within the past 180 days.

Registered Sex Offenders/violators or noted victims are not allowed to visit

NO FOOD OR BEVERAGES ARE ALLOWED IN THE VISITATION CENTER

Failure to comply with any of the rules will result in termination of the session.

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Facility Type

Hernando County FL Detention Center 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 Hernando 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.

Hernando County FL Detention Center 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 Hernando County FL Detention Center is located in Florida and takes in new arrests and detainees are who are delivered daily - call 352-544-2334 for the current roster. Law enforcement and police book offenders from Hernando 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 Hernando County FL Detention Center 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 Hernando County FL Detention Center 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 Hernando County FL Detention Center at 16425 Spring Hill Drive, Brooksville, 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 $8.95, 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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