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Escambia County Jail

1700 W Leonard St
Pensacola, FL 32501
(850) 436-9861

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Life On The Inside
There seems to be two pieces of sound advice provided by former inmates of every jail: "Mind your own business" and "get money for canteen buying." It would appear that life in the Escambia County Jail would be no different. A former female inmate interviewed for this site found that pregnant inmates weren't given anything the other inmates were given. This could certainly be a cause for concern. However, there is a full medical staff on call that the inmates have access to.

The Escambia County Jail is made up of two distinct facilities. There is Central Booking and Receiving and the Main Jail which is referred to as Central Booking and Detention. It is easy to get these two place confused and you'll need to know where you're going for a visit. As for putting money into an inmate's account, there is a kiosk in the lobby of both facilities where you can make a deposit for an inmate's canteen account.

The typical daily population of the Escambia County Jail is approximately 1,600 inmates which is the official capacity of the jail. In the inmates stay out of trouble, they are allowed to go outside once a day into the open yard. The rest of the leisure activities are limited.

Good Behavior Policy
The maximum amount that an inmate can have reduced from their sentence would be 85%. This can occur if they aren't written up for infractions like fighting or having contraband. Typically, this would break down to 10 days a month of the total amount.

Visitor and Phone Policy
To visit an inmate at Escambia it is recommended that you arrive at least 45 minutes before your schedule appointment. There is a long list of "no's" you'll have to embrace for a visit. On that list are no purses, pocketbooks, coats, jackets, hats, keys, cell phones, pages, tank tops, see-through clothing, sleeveless shirts or bare midriffs. Even meeting all of those rules, don't expect to have your visits in private.

To make a phone call, an inmate will be allowed to use one of the phones in their housing unit. The cost is around 3$ per call.


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