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Miami-Dade County Women's Detention Center

County Jail

Last Updated: March 01, 2021
Address
1401 NW 7th Ave, Miami, FL 33136
Beds
375
County
Dade
Phone
786-263-4100
Email
maf4z@miamidade.gov

Miami-Dade Women's Detention 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 Global Tel Link (GTL) - ConnectNetwork, to see their rates and best-calling plans for your inmate to call you.

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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Miami-Dade County Women's 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: 786-263-4100

The Miami-Dade County Women's Detention Center is a medium-security detention center located at 1401 NW 7th Ave Miami, FL which is operated locally by the Dade 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. Dade County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, municipalities, the US Marshal's Service and the Miami Police Department who do not have their own long-term lock-up.

You can keep in contact with inmates by telephone, mail and in-person visitation. All mail is opened and checked and there are restrictions on what you can send. You can set up prepaid calling online to receive calls from an inmate. Visitation schedules are different for each facility.

All mail must be addressed to the inmate and sent by United States Postal Service. Mail sent by other couriers will not be accepted.

Only incoming general inmate mail written on plain white, originally lined paper such as white, loose-leaf lined notebook paper; white, lined tablet paper; or white, lined legal tablet paper will be permitted to enter detention facilities.

Mail Items Not Allowed

  • No hardcover books allowed.
  • Paperback books, magazines, newspapers and religious materials must be mailed directly by the publisher or a bookstore.
  • The mail parcel must contain an invoice with a company logo or a company packing slip with business name and contact information.
  • Publications cannot contain any nudity or sexually-oriented material.
  • Greeting cards
  • Postcards
  • General mail containing newspaper or magazine clippings
  • Colored paper and colored envelopes
  • Any handwritten or typed personal correspondence on any paper other than plain white, lined paper.
  • No stamps, envelopes, papers, pens, pencils, inappropriate pictures/photos, Polaroids, plastic cards, phone cards, stickers, lipstick marks, padded or bubble mailers, or glued items.

See list of unauthorized mail for additional items.

Proper Way to Address Mail

To address mail to a Miami-Dade County inmate, include full name, booking number (jail number), cell location and facility address. Example:

First Last Name #140054061
METRO WEST DETENTION CENTER, CELL
13850 NW 41ST ST
MIAMI FL 33178

Your return address including your first and last name, street address, city, state and ZIP code must be included on your envelope and letter. Return envelopes are not provided to inmates.

PHONE CALLS - Inmates cannot receive calls. Friends and family members can stay in touch with an inmate by setting up a prepaid collect calling service that allows an inmate to call your phone number using deposited funds. You can set up the account online.

Deposits can be made securely through the AdvancePay® website, mobile app or phone. For the lowest possible rate, click here

You can set the service to send a text alert if the fund balance is getting low, or just set the account to auto-reload to automatically replenish your account.

If you are receiving unwanted calls from an inmate, you must contact customer service directly to block the calls.

Inmate Locator

Miami-Dade County Women's 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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Covid Visitation Information

As of March 18, 2020, registration and visitation rules have changed to protect inmates at Miami-Dade County Women's Detention Center 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 786-263-4100.

Registration

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

Visitation Information

Miami-Dade County Women's Detention Center - Visitation

Inmate contact visits are not allowed. Visits are allowed on certain visitation days and times as specified by facility. Visitors must be on the inmate’s visitation list and approved by the corrections facility. Children 17 years and under need a birth certificate and school ID.

Clothing

You must dress appropriately. All visitors must wear shoes at all times. Shoes worn by visitors may not be exchanged with inmates.

Types of clothing that are not acceptable:

  • Clothing that resembles a correctional employee (officer or civilian) uniform, such as all green or a green and white skirt or pants and shirt combination.
  • Clothing that resembles an inmate uniform, such as orange-, red-, or white-colored scrubs.
  • Hats or head covering unless there is a documented medical reason and the visitors submits to a search of the headwear by removing the item. A supervisor will review the medical/religious claims and witness the search.
  • Tight-fitting, see-through, provocative or revealing clothing of any kind. This includes spandex, sheer, netting, torn or frayed attire, bathing suits, body suits, athletic shorts, hot pants.
  • Tops that are cut low; reveal more than 2 inches of cleavage, more than 4 inches of the back, or any portion of the abdomen; halter tops, tube tops, tank tops, spaghetti straps, sleeveless shirts, muscle shirts, strapless shirts.
  • Shorts above 3 inches from the knee.
  • Skirts and dresses above 2 inches from the knee.
  • Slits in skirts or dresses must not exceed mid-thigh when seated.
  • Non-prescription sunglasses.
  • Hooded garments or clothing with offensive lettering.
  • Flip-flops.
  • High heels more than 3 inches.
  • Sandals which are not secured to the ankle by at least one strap are prohibited.
  • Shoes worn by visitors may not be exchanged with inmates. All visitors must wear shoes at all times.

Attorney and Professional Visit Guidelines

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