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Polk County FL South Jail

County Jail

Last Updated: October 29, 2021
Address
1103 US Hwy 98 W, Frostproof, FL 33843
Beds
1776
County
Polk
Phone
863-635-6920
Email
pio@polksheriff.org
Mailing Address
PO Box 1848, Pineallas Park, FL 33780

Polk County FL South Jail 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 Securus Tech®, 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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Polk County FL South 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: 863-635-6920

The Polk County FL South Jail is a medium-security detention center located at 1103 US Hwy 98 W Frostproof, FL which is operated locally by the Polk 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. Polk County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, municipalities, the US Marshal's Service and the Frostproof Police Department who do not have their own long-term lock-up.

The Inmate Handbook Rules and Regulations contains the rights and responsibilities of a Polk County Jail inmate. It also describes acts prohibited in the detention and types of disciplinary action which may be taken if an inmate commits any of the prohibited acts. If an inmate does not follow these rules, administrative, disciplinary and/or legal action could be taken.

If an inmate cannot read or is blind, the Inmate Handbook Rules and Regulations shall be read to them and verbally explained. Bilingual deputies shall be utilized for this purpose if the inmate does not speak English.

The largest facility in Polk County's detention system, the South County Jail in Frostproof, was completed in late 1999. The facility was designed to house up to 1,008 inmates. In 2010, the South County Jail was expanded to house 1,776 inmates. The expansion also added video visitation capabilities, allowing for more flexible inmate visitation schedules.

Current inmate populations include: adult male general population inmates, adult male Direct Supervision inmates, adult male trusties (inmate workers), and adult male Jail Alternatives to Substance Abuse (JASA) program inmates.

The South County Jail offers various programming to eligible inmates. Additionally, life skills, faith based, and substance abuse programs are also available for inmates to attend.

A courtroom is provided at the South County Jail for First Appearance Hearings. Visitors can watch these proceedings in the lobby of the South County Jail seven days a week.

Inmate Mail

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office contracts with Smart Jail Mail, which involves kiosks in all housing units for inmates to use, to send and receive written communications with loved ones. This digital mail system further streamlines PCSO operations and ensures the safety and well-being of inmates and staff, for a nominal fee.

Inmates will no longer receive postal mail (with the exception of legal mail - see below), however, if postal mail is your only option (if you do not have a computer or with which to set up a Smart Jail Mail account) you may send postal mail to the following address, and it will be scanned and then emailed to the inmate via Smart Jail Mail:

PCSO-CO SC
INMATE NAME-ID NUMBER
PO Box 1848
Pinellas Park, Florida 33780

The Inmates Name and ID number must be clearly printed on the outside of the envelope or postcard to ensure the mail is posted to the current account. All inmate postal mail, with the exception of legal mail, will be scanned into the system and available to the inmates to view via the inmate Smart Jail Mail kiosks.

Legal mail from an inmate’s attorney on record shall be clearly identifiable and marked appropriately as legal mail. All legal mail shall be mailed to the following address:

2390 Bob Phillips Road
Bartow, FL 33830

Inmate Telephone System

PCSO provides a collect-calling system for inmate use through a contract with Securus Technologies. The system allows inmates to make collect calls only. No incoming calls can be received by an inmate. To establish an account with Securus, please contact them at 1-800-844-6591.

Reduce the price of the calls from $5.45 to $1.85 with an InmateAid number

Inmate Money

Loved ones can deposit money into an inmate’s account via the following methods:

ONLINE:

  • Visit accesscorrections.com to create an account
  • Available 24/7
  • Keep track of the deposits you’ve made
  • A convenience fee applies

OVER THE PHONE:

  • Call 1-866-394-0490
  • Available Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • A convenience fee applies

IN PERSON:

  • Visit a PCSO Jail facility:
    • Central County Jail, 2390 Bob Phillips Road, Bartow
    • South County Jail, 1103 US Hwy 98 West, Frostproof
  • Use cash, a credit card, or debit card at a kiosk in each of the jail lobbies
  • CCJ is open 24 hours per day
  • SCJ is open Monday through Sunday, 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m., and 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • A convenience fee applies

BY MAIL:

  • Send a money order to:

PCSO-CO SC
INMATE NAME & ID NUMBER
2390 Bob Phillips Rd
Bartow, FL 33830

For any questions about Inmate Accounts please call 863-298-6528.

Inmate Locator

Polk County FL South 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 Polk County FL South 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 863-635-6920.

Registration

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

Visitation Information

Polk County FL South Jail - Visitation

All visits will be Non-Contact or Video Visitation visits. The visitation hours are listed in the Visitation Information pamphlet. During visitation, two adults and one juvenile may visit. Visitation at the Polk County Detention Facilities is as follows:

  • South County Jail - Daily (Video Visitation)
  • Central County Jail - Daily (Non-Contact Visitation)

The following property may be left for the inmate at the Central County Jail (Master Control) and the South County Jail (Reception Lobby): One (1) pair of prescription eyeglasses or plastic frame reading eyeglasses with soft eyeglasses case

APPEARANCE FOR VISITS: Full dress (shirts, trousers, footwear and ID card) will be required for visitation, religious services, medical services, social services, educational classes, and attorney’s visits

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