Putnam County Jail
Putnam County Jail was originally built in 1936 but was constructed to its current institution in 1987. It is located at 130 Orie Griffin Blvd., Palatka, FL 32177. Their telephone number is 386-329-0854.
The jail has an average daily population of around 330 detainees, with an incarceration rate of 3,130.6 per 100,000 population for the county (2020 statistics). The number of inmates arrested in 2020 was 2,108 adults and 128 juveniles.
How to find an Inmate in Putnam Jail
You can attempt to obtain information on the county's inmates by calling the Corrections Division at the Shgeriff Office (see phone number above). They will probably be willing to tell you if a specific person is currently in jail. It is hard to believe they will be willing to reveal information on past arrests on the phone
What you can do instead is refer to the Putnam County jail log on the Sheriff's website at http://smartweb.pcso.us/
The electronic arrest records which will be shown to you contain the detainee's name and gender, a mugshot, status (in jail or released), booking number and date, age on booking date, given address, bond amount and the charges which led to the arrest.
Another option to trace Putnam County arrest records is to turn to the FDLE's computerized criminal history search tool. After paying $24, you will be able to view a person's incarceration history in each and every FL county.
Finally, you can expand your search to carry out a full Florida inmate search using the FDoC online offender search (http://www.dc.state.fl.us/OffenderSearch/InmateInfoMenu.aspx). This database is offered to the public free of charge. It can be used to run a broader FL inmate search which covers the state's prisons. The database unfolds information on current inmates, released inmates, supervised population and escapees.
Visitation Rights & Rehabilitation Programs
There is currently a video visitation program available for inmates and their friends and family members. Video and physical visits occur 7 days a week. Visitation hours are from 8 a.m - 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m - 8.30 p.m. Any visit must be arranged in advanced with the jail authotities. There is also a commissary deposit system available to deposit money onto an inmate’s account. For further details, refer to https://www.putnamsherifffl.com/offender-family-resources.
Putnam County Jail offers weekly Drug Awareness Programs, Celebration Recovery, Prison Fellowship and Religious Education. Library and law library program are also put at the disposal of the detainees.