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Miami-Dade Metro West Detention Center

County Jail

Last Updated: January 28, 2022
13850 NW 41st St, Miami, FL 33178

Metro West Detention is for County Jail offenders sentenced up to twenty four months.

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Miami-Dade Metro West 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: 786-263-5101

The Miami-Dade Metro West Detention Center is a medium-security detention center located at 13850 NW 41st St 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.

The Metro West Detention Center is the largest in the Miami-Dade County Corrections system with a capacity for 3,098 adult male inmates of maximum, medium, minimum custody levels.

Inmate contact visits were eliminated in 2009, except under extenuating circumstances as authorized by the respective facility supervisors, throughout Miami-Dade County’s six correctional facilities. Inmates will continue to be afforded with the ability to have regular under glass visits. Visits are allowed on certain visitation days and times as specified in a list compiled by the inmate and approved by the corrections facility.

The Miami-Dade County Corrections and Rehabilitation Department is the largest jail system in Florida and the seventh-largest in the country. On average, the Department has nearly 7,000 persons incarcerated in its five detention facilities located throughout Miami-Dade County.

Miami-Dade Corrections and Rehabilitation Department remains committed to providing professional correctional services.

Inmate Release

Bond Out - If an inmate has bondable charges, he or she can bond out at anytime 24-7, 365 days. To find a bondsman check the yellow pages, we are not allowed to recommend or solicit for bondsman. For further information on bonding out an inmate, or to find out the bond amount on an inmate,call inmate information 786-263-7000.

For information on charges and to find inmate's jail number, go the Inmate Search Section on this site.

Fugitive Extradition Hearings - Fugitive Extradition hearings are held at 9:00 a.m. Monday thru Friday, a judge will hear the case and it is the defendants opportunity to either waive extradition or to request further hearings prior to extradition.

Pretrial Release

Pretrial Release (PTR) is a process that includes several entities: the courts perform Release Own Recognizance (ROR), jail performs Promised To Appear (PTA) releases, and police agencies perform street citation releases. Bail, by cash or a bond agency is also a form of pretrial release. Pretrial Services (PTS) is a local county agency that releases persons, free of charge before their trial. The defendant then promise to appear for court.

Pretrial Services (PTS) ensures that the person comes back to court as directed so the person’s case can be disposed of properly. This is done effectively.

Other way for persons to be released before their trial:

Commercial bail

Inmate Mail Guidelines

We open all mail - In the interests of safety and security, we open and check all mail, according to our mail guidelines policy.
Address mail properly - To address mail to a Miami-Dade County inmate, please include full name, booking number, cell location, and facility address.
Please include your return address. Your first and last name is required, as is your street address, city, state and zip code.
Follow these rules - The property room custodian/clerk will enter all cash deposits into the inmate’s account. Do not send stamps,
envelopes, paper, pens, pencils, inappropriate pictures or photos (no Polaroid's accepted), plastic cards,
phone cards, stickers, lipstick marks on envelopes or letters, padded or bubble mailers or glued items.
List of unauthorized mail.

Deposits can be made to inmate’s accounts using the following methods:
Property Room- Pretrial Detention Center 24 hours a day, exact change a valid photo ID.
Public Kiosk- at PTDC, MWDC, WDC, and TGK: Cash, Debit Card, or Credit Card.
Toll free- 1-866-232-1899 24 hours a day (Cash, Debit Card, or Credit Card)
Internet- /payments.touchpaydirect.net 24 hours a day (Cash, Debit Card,
or Credit Card {Master/Visa} or personal checking account information)

No hardcover books allowed - Books (paperback only - no hard covers), 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.

US Postal Service only - All correspondence addressed to inmates must be sent by the United States Postal Service (USPS).
Correspondence sent by other courier or delivery service will be refused.

Inmate Locator

Miami-Dade Metro West 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 Metro West 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 786-263-5101.


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

Visitation Information

Metro West Detention Center - Visitation

Information Regarding Visitation:
786-263-5154 or 5155 and 5156 (7 a.m.-11 p.m.)
For visitation children, 17 years and under need a Birth Certificate and School ID if of school age.

Inmate contact visits are not allowed

Visitation Schedule

Monday -

  • 8:30 am to 1:00 pm - All GP Inmates, NO FEMALES
  • 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm - - All GP Inmates, Female A-L, SMU Females

Tuesday -

  • 8:30 am to 1:00 pm - Closed
  • 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm - - All GP Inmates, Female M-Z, SMU Females

Wednesday -

  • 8:30 am to 1:00 pm - 3D1/3D2 & 3D3/3D4, NO FEMALES
  • 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm - - All GP Inmates, 3D1/3D2 & 3D3/3D4, SMU Males

Thursday -

  • 8:30 am to 1:00 pm - All GP Inmates, NO FEMALES
  • 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm - - All GP Inmates, Female A-L, SMU Females

Friday -

  • 8:30 am to 1:00 pm - 3D1/3D2 & 3D3/3D4, NO FEMALES
  • 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm - - All GP Inmates, Female M-Z, SMU Females

Saturday -

  • 8:30 am to 1:00 pm - All GP A-L, SMU Males
  • 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm - - GP M-Z, 3D1/3D2 & 3D3/3D4, SMU Males

Sunday -

  • 8:30 am to 1:00 pm - GP M-Z, SMU Males
  • 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm - - GP A-L, All Females, SMU Males

Visitors can receive a maximum of 2 visits per week

Visitation Guidelines - As of October 5, 2009, inmate contact visits were eliminated.

All detention Facilities visitors must be dressed appropriately. Failure to comply with the following guidelines will result in denial of admission to the facility and/or suspension of the visit.

Visitors must comply with established security measures (metal detector devises, frisk and canine searches, etc.) prior to being permitted to enter the secure area of the detention facility. Visitors with medical or religious claims, which prohibit exposure to metal detector devices must provide the medical documentation if applicable, and consent to a frisk search.

A supervisor shall review all medical/religious claims and be present during the frisk search. Frisk searches of visitors shall be conducted in a discreet area and in accordance to DSOP 11-031. Anyone refusing to consent to a frisk search and/or comply with established security measures shall be denied access into the facility and directed to leave the premises immediately.

Visitors are encouraged not to wear footwear, garments including underwire bras, or other items which may contain metal e.g. jewelry, hairpins, etc., as they may cause the metal detector to alert, subject the visitor to a frisk search, and/or prevent their admission into the facility. When able, metal items should be removed prior to walking through the metal detector. All items shall be subject to further search.

Visitors must have on appropriate undergarments and remain properly dressed at all times. Visitors are prohibited from wearing:

  • Clothing that resembles a correctional employee (officer or civilian) uniform, such as all green or a green and white skirt/pants and shirt combination.
  • Clothing that resembles an inmate uniform, such as orange, red, white, colored scrubs.
  • Hats or head covering. Visitors who claim they are required to wear a hat or head covering because of a documented medical reason must submit to a search of the headwear by removing said item. A supervisor shall review all medical/religious claims, witness the search, and ensure the incident is documented.
  • Tight-fitting, see-through, provocative and/or revealing clothing of any kind e.g., spandex, sheer, netting, torn or frayed attire, bathing suits, bodysuits, 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/muscle shirts, strapless shirts.
  • Shorts above 3 inches from the knee e.g., micro/mini shorts.
  • Skirts and dresses above 2 inches from the knee e.g., micro/mini skirts. Slits in skirts/dresses must not exceed mid-thigh when seated.
  • Non-prescription sunglasses
  • Hooded garments or clothing with offensive lettering.

All visitors must wear shoes at all times. Flip-flops, high heels more than 3 inches and 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.

The Shift Supervisor will make the final determination as to compliance with this policy and admission into the facility.

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