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Osceola County Jail

402 Simpson Rd.
Kissimmee, FL 34744
Phone: 407.742.4444

Interview with Ryan, Ron, Sandra, Jose, Rob, Andre and Jen

JM: How long was your sentencing for?
Ryan: i was in there for 1 month until the case was dropped
Ron: it took four hours until iwas called up i was found innocent due to there was enough proof that the other person did not get hit by me
Sandra: 3 days.
Jose: it was a long wait it took me 20 days before the court date the state wanted to put me in for 90 days but the attorney got the state to 45 days in jail
Rob: the judge released me on a ror i was released the same day
Andre: it was only 1 day my lawyer convinced the judge that that was not a serious crime to actually put me back in jail
Jen: They told me it would be for 5 years.

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?
Ryan: yes it was scary with others that was in there from a drug crime plus i had a siezure and the nurse says i was faking it i told her i've had siezures since 18 years old
Ron: no before the sentencing iwas in a holding cell it wasnt good the correction officer was rude about using the restroom other inmates was being crazy yelling /being all hyper
Sandra: no
Jose: no i was already in a regular cell before i went for the court hearing after it was done they sent me back to the cell
Rob: yes i was already put in a regular cell after booking then went to court then put back in until i was released
Andre: no i was already released on my own recongise
Jen: No, I did not spend time in a holding cell after my sentencing. I was sentenced to Drug Court for 1 year, doing group meetings and drug treatment. It's a long process and expensive.

Have you ever wondered what life is like in the Osceola County Jail? Maybe you or someone you know is facing some time in this facility. Going to jail can be scary, especially the first time.

While we can't promise your jail time will be worry free, having the right information can help you feel more prepared for the experience. We have interviewed former inmates of Osceola County, who have shared their inside information about what life is like behind those locked doors.

You can read their interviews by clicking the links to the left. Take a few minutes to sit back and read their stories, and learn what happens from day to day in the Osceola County Jail.

Osceola County provides inmates with three meals per day. Unfortunately, the food does not rate very highly. Major complaints about the food are that it is often undercooked, cold, and tasteless. Another complaint is that portion sizes are too small.

Despite the negative reviews, a favorite meal of the inmates is chicken patties. Individuals who have money on their jail account can supplement the food provided by the jail by purchasing snacks from the jail store, called the commissary.

Early Release
To deal with issues of overcrowding, many jails release well behaved inmates early. Osceola County gives inmates up to 5 days off their sentence per month for good behavior. To earn this time off, inmates need to avoid fighting with other inmates and keep the rules in general. Those who earn the position of trustee can earn 10-20 days off per month.

Keeping in touch with family and friends is a high priority for most people who are serving time. It is also important to those on the outside, and can provide peace of mind when they are able to see that their incarcerated loved one is safe.

Osceola County allows inmates to have two visits per week. Each visit lasts for up to 30 minutes. Visitors should expect to be held at the front for check in for about 25 minutes prior to the visit.

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