Finding an Inmate in Escambia County Jail

Escambia County Jail consists of the Main Detention Facilities, commonly referred to as the “Main Jail” and a Central Booking and Detention Facility, commonly referred to as the “CDM”. The Central Booking and Detention Facility holds detainees that have not yet been classified, screened or sent to the Main Jail. The Main Jail has a maximum capacity of 1,422 prisoners with an average daily population of 1,300 inmates.

Conducting an arrest search

The sheriff’s website will direct you to an electronic database that will enable you to perform an Escambia County inmate lookup. There is a search box located on the left side of the webpage where you can look for a specific person by using either his last name and/or first name. You have the option to search for current and or released Inmates. Results include the detained person’s name, sex, date of birth, mugshot, current status, booking number, booking date and time, amount of bond (if any), assigned cell, charges, next court date and any specific visitation information.

Escambia County arrest records can also be found by directly contacting either the Main Jail or the Central Booking and Detention Facility at 850-595-3100. Ask them to go over their list of past and current detainees.

To carry out a criminal background check and learn about a person’s history of convictions, it is also recommended to visit the clerk of courts at 190 W. Government Street, Pensacola, Florida 32502 (phone number: 850-595-4310). You might be required to file a formal FOIA request to be able to view public records.

Finally you can initiate a broader Florida Inmate search by using the computerized inquiry tool managed by the FL Department of Corrections. Search parameters include the inmate’s name, race, gender and even physical characteristics (such as eye color). It is possible to limit the inquiry to a specific county.

Jail background information

As of October 2013, the Board of County Commissioner is now responsible for overseeing Escambia County Jail, rather than the Sheriff’s Department.

The Main Jail, built in 1911, is located at 1700 West Leonard Street, Pensacola, Florida 32501. The current number of people being held at this jail is 1,325. Of the current number of people who are detained, 1,071 are males, 234 are females and there are 15 juveniles that are being held as adults. Roughly 54% of the population is African-American, 44.8% is Caucasian, 11% is Hispanic and 0.3% are Asian. This jail is categorized as a low to high level security facility.

The majority of the jail contains “pods” that house anywhere from 15 to 25 prisoners at any given time and are located around a central yard area. The pods are used as a way to keep different detainees separated and are generally based upon their specific security level. There are approximately 85 detention staff members who are responsible for the safety and welfare in the facility

Inmate Rights

Visitation

If you want to visit an inmate, you can schedule a video visitation up to a week in advance. You can set a visitation appointment either at the lobby kiosk, located at 1190 West Leonard Street, Pensacola, Florida, 32501 or by using the following Inmate Visitation Scheduling website. Visiting hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Beginning on Sunday, each detainee may have 3 forty minute visits per week. Each visit should consist of no more than two visitors.

After visitors check in for their scheduled visit, their names will appear on a monitor in the lobby, which will include the carrel number and time of the visit.

Sending Mail

Mail sent to inmates can only be sent via the United States Postal Service and should be addressed as follows:

Inmate’s Full Name & Housing Assignment
P.O. Box 17800
Pensacola, FL 32522-7789

Medical Care

A doctor or nurse is on staff at the jail in order to provide medical care. If a detainee needs to take a certain medication that he or she was prescribed prior to being detained, the doctor or nurse will monitor their continued prescription and medications. The following fees for medical care will be charged to the inmate’s account, but if he or she does not have any money, medical care or services will not be denied:

  • Doctor; Dentist & Psychologist Sick Calls – $10
  • Mental Health Counselor & Nurse Sick Calls – $5
  • Initial Filled Prescription – $5
  • Refilled Prescription – $3