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Miami-Dade Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center

County Jail

Last Updated: November 15, 2022
Address
7000 NW 41st St, Miami, FL 33166
Beds
1300
County
Dade
Phone
786-263-5600
Email
maf4z@miamidade.gov

Turner Guilford Knight Correctional 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.

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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 Turner Guilford Knight Correctional 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: 786-263-5600

The Miami-Dade Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center is a medium-security detention center located at 7000 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 Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center has 1300 beds for male and female inmates of various levels of custody. Officers work inside housing units and directly supervise inmates 24 hours a day.

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- http://payments.touchpaydirect.net 24 hours a day (Cash, Debit Card,
or Credit Card {Master/Visa} or personal checking account information)

The Department does not accept personal checks.

No hard cover 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 Turner Guilford Knight Correctional 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 Turner Guilford Knight Correctional 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 786-263-5600.

Registration

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

Visitation Information

Turner Guilford Knight Correctional 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

Inmate contact visits are not allowed

Visitation hours are open daily, except on Wednesday from:

  • 8:30 a.m. – noon
  • 7 – 9 p.m.

Tuesday, Friday and Sunday: A-L
Monday, Thursday and Saturday: M –Z

Visitation hours for the Mental Health Treatment Center (Levels 2 and 3 ONLY) are open daily, except on Wednesday, as follows:

8:30 a.m. – noon
Saturday: M – Z
Sunday: A - L

7 – 9 p.m.
Monday, Thursday and Saturday: M – Z
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday: A - L

8:30 a.m. – noon
Saturday: M – Z
Sunday: A - L

MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT CENTER - LEVELS 2 AND 3 ONLY

You must call the Mental Health Unit to verify availability.

Monday

  • 8:30 a.m. – noon – CLOSED
  • 7 – 9 p.m. – M - Z

Tuesday

  • 8:30 a.m. – noon – CLOSED
  • 7 – 9 p.m. – A - L

Wednesday

  • CLOSED

Thursday

  • 8:30 a.m. – noon – CLOSED
  • 7 – 9 p.m. – M - Z

Friday

  • 8:30 a.m. – noon – CLOSED
  • 7 – 9 p.m. – A - L

Saturday

  • 8:30 a.m. – noon – M - Z
  • 7 – 9 p.m. – M - Z

Sunday

  • 8:30 a.m. – noon – A - L
  • 7 – 9 p.m. – A - L

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 head wear 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, 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/muscle shirts, strapless shirts.
  • Shorts above 3 inches form 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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