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Orange County Jail

2450 33rd Street
Orlando, FL 32839-8726
(407) 836-3534

Interview with Elise, Armando, Drew, Devin and Sean

JM: How long was your sentencing for?
Elise: 31days time servered and drug consueling
Armando: 7 mouths long in main
Drew: I didn't not plea out at first, just hoped to bond out. By the time I did get money to bond, I just decided to stick out the 33 days and got time served with a guilty verdict.
Devin: I was sentenced to 1 year for the grand theft auto.29 days for the panhandling.Did 8 months on aggravated battery.
Sean: 1 year in the Orange County Jail followed by two years of probation

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?
Elise: no i got out on bail
Armando: they took me to the main where high treats or muders happen but I was whearing a blue suits and with 57 people in my doorm main B 2 floor
Drew: I spent time in Genesis C dorm which is a Christian dorm provided at the Jail. It wasn't bad at all, we watched t.v., played games, got recreation time every morning, had christian services (optional) everyday it seemed like. Other then that, it went by quick especially because it's an open pod. Thus, it's an intimate kind of situation.
Devin: Yes.They keep you in there for on average 6 hours per court visit.It was a living hell.They stack u in there like sardines and everybody is screaming at each other.
Sean: yes you are put in a holding cell for 7 or 8 hours waiting to be transported back to the county jail and it sucks

Have you ever wondered what life is like in the Orange County Jail? If you or someone you know is looking at spending some time in this facility, you may be wondering what to expect. Going to jail can be scary, but having the right information can help you feel more prepared for the experience.

We have interviewed former inmates of Orange County, who have shared with us the ins and outs of day to day life in this jail. You can read their interviews by clicking the links to the left. Take a few minutes to read their stories and learn what life is like behind locked doors in the Orange County Jail.

Orange County provides three meals per day to inmates. Breakfast is served at 4am, lunch at noon and dinner at 5pm. Unfortunately, the food doesn't get very good reviews. The jail does have a commissary, and inmates who have money on their accounts can order additional food and snacks.

It is highly recommended that if you have the option to have money on your books for commissary, you make the necessary arrangements. Having options other than the food the jail provides can make serving your time a little easier.

Keeping in touch with family and friends on the outside is a high priority for most people who are serving time. Orange County allows inmates to have up to three visits per week. Each visit lasts for up to an hour. Visits are held via video monitor.

Visitors should expect to arrive at least 15 minutes before their visit time. They are not allowed to take phones or keys into the jails, and there is a dress code that must be followed. Visits are very important, because it seems that telephones may be difficult to access in this facility.

In Orange County, all inmates wear either a jumper or scrubs. The men wear orange and the women wear blue. The jumpers are described as worn out and "not well cleaned." Each inmate is issued one set of clothing, which can be changed out every 3 days for a clean one.

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