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Baker County Jail

The Baker County Detention Center is a medium-security prison facility located on 17 acres of land in metropolitan MacClenny in Baker County, Florida. It was established in 1987 and currently houses 442 beds for pre-trial detainees. In addition to its correctional role, the facility provides reintegration programs for male convicted criminals.

The Baker County Detention Center maintains a minimum-security level and is staffed by 105 personnel to ensure safety and security within the facility. On average, 115 individuals are booked into the facility each month, and more than 221 prisoners are utilized in in-house work lines for various activities such as kitchen and laundry services.

The Baker County Detention Center also oversees and operates the Baker County Work Leave Center (WFC), which is located just a traffic light away from the prison. The WFC is designed to provide a transitional work release program for offenders nearing the end of their sentences, helping them to gradually

reintegrate into society while maintaining employment and a structured daily routine.


delivering a mail/package

Inmates held at the Baker County Detention Center are permitted to send and receive mail, provided that senders include a return address for delivery purposes. Mail should be addressed to the inmate’s full name and ID number, and sent to 1 Sheriff Office Drive, MacClenny, FL, 32063-2206.

Publications are also permitted for inmates, as long as they are mailed directly from the publishers. However, care packages containing clothing, snacks, and seasonal items must be obtained from approved third-party vendors. If there are any questions or concerns regarding approved vendors or any other issues related to care packages, individuals may contact the administration directly at 904-259-3311.


sending inmate money

There are several approved methods for depositing money into an inmate’s commissary account at the Baker County Detention Center in Florida. These include:

  • Onsite deposits made at the kiosk located in the facility’s lobby. This kiosk accepts cash, debit cards, and credit cards as forms of payment.
  • Online deposits using the JPay online payment system. This allows funds to be transferred electronically to the inmate’s commissary account.
  • Money orders sent via the US Postal Service, Western Union, or a reputable bank. These must be made payable to the inmate and include the inmate’s full name and ID number.
  • Phone deposits using a debit or credit card. This allows funds to be transferred to the inmate’s commissary account over the phone. These approved methods of depositing funds provide flexibility for individuals looking to provide financial support to inmates at the Baker County Detention Center.


telephone access for inmates

At the Baker County Detention Center, inmates are permitted to make phone calls to a pre-approved call list consisting mostly of friends and family members. These calls can be made either directly through a third-party call services provider or through a collect call arrangement.

If an inmate chooses to make a direct call, they must create an account and ensure that it has sufficient funds to cover the cost of the call. Alternatively, if

the call is made collect, the recipient of the call is responsible for incurring the call costs.

By allowing inmates to make phone calls to pre-approved individuals, the facility aims to help inmates maintain vital connections with the outside world, as well as provide a means for them to keep in touch with their loved ones during their incarceration.


visitation rules & Schedules

Inmates housed at the Baker County Detention Center are permitted two 45-minute onsite video visits each week. However, these visits may be restricted or cancelled if either the prisoner or the guest fails to adhere to the facility’s rules and regulations.

Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (Inmates with last names beginning with A through M)

 Monday – Friday, 1:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (Inmates with last names starting with N through Z)

 Saturday, 9:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. (Inmates with last names starting with N through Z)

 Sunday, 9:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. (Inmates with last names beginning with A through M)

 Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. (Trustee)

Legal representatives are allowed to visit their clients every day between the hours of 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. If there is a need for a visit outside of these hours, interested parties are advised to call (904) 259-3311 to make the necessary arrangements. By providing a convenient means for legal representatives to visit their clients, the facility aims to ensure that inmates have access to adequate legal representation while they are incarcerated.


baker county sheriff department

The Baker County Sheriff’s Office is committed to enhancing the quality of life for the residents of Baker County by collaborating with the community to establish a secure environment. The organization strives to accomplish its mission by implementing innovative and responsive leadership that is transparent, accountable, honest, and effective. Every member of the Baker County Sheriff’s Office performs their duties with the utmost respect, integrity, and consideration for the people of Baker County.

Furthermore, the Baker County Sheriff’s Office encompasses an Emergency Management Division that guarantees Baker County’s readiness to handle any natural or human-caused emergencies. The office works in conjunction with local and county stakeholders to ensure that the community receives the necessary support and guidance to minimize the loss of life and property. Throughout Baker County, the emergency management program is dedicated to promoting preparedness, response, mitigation, and recovery.

 Baker County Sheriff’s Office Address:

 1 Sherriff Office Drive

 MacClenny, FL 32063-2206


overview of baker county

Baker County is a county situated in the state of Florida, in the United States, with a population of 28,259 according to the 2020 census. The county seat is located in Macclenny. The county was established in 1861 and was named after James McNair Baker, a Confederate Senator and judge. Baker County is part of the Jacksonville, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area.

During the American Civil War in 1864, the Battle of Olustee, which was the only major battle fought in Florida, took place near Lake City in Baker County. The

county’s original landscape was mostly covered by pine flatwoods and cypress swamps, similar to Columbia County to the west, and portions of both counties

are part of Osceola National Forest. The region also had a thriving lumber industry, with sawmills constructed along waterways and rivers, where timber was transported by water. The industry also produced turpentine and employed a significant number of African American laborers.


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