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Collier County Jail
3319 Tamiami Trail East, Bldg. J
Jim: in jail was 30 days
Jerry: Time served and 3 months community control
JM: Did you spend time in a holding cell after your sentencing? If so, what was that like? If you didn't where did they they take you instead?
Jim: no I had a week to turn myself in but once i turned myself in yes it was for like 4 hours
Jerry: Yes, sat in a holding cell for several hours after the judge read my plea agreement and pronounced my sentence., just about all day. I was uncomfortable, hungry, bored and frustrated.
If you know an inmate at the Collier County Jail you might be wondering what life the jail is really like. Interviews from ex-inmates sheds light on visiting the jail, making phone calls, getting along with other inmates and more.
Location of the County Jail
Collier County Jail is in southwest Florida, near the coast (Gulf of Mexico). It is located in Naples. Collier County has just over 300,000 residents, but land-wise it is the second largest county in Florida.
History of the county
In the early 1900's an advertising executive from New York City, Barron Collier, started vacationing in sunny southwest Florida. He finally moved to the area and donated a lot of money to the state in exchange for "favorable consideration" to have a county named after him. His gambit worked and here we are almost a hundred years later.
What he probably didn't think about back in those days was the location and name of the county jail. The jail is located on the Tamiami Trail which he helped fund and the jail is inadvertently named after him.
Learning more about the jail
We want you to know what life in the Collier County Jail is really like. Browse the links on the left - you can read about the visitor policy in CCJ, telephone use in the jail, how to get along with other inmates and more. At the bottom of each page you will see a form that allows you to ask and answer questions.
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