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Hillsborough County Jail

In Hillsborough County, FL, the Department of Detention Services includes two major facilities, the Orient Road jail and the Falkenburg Road jail, and a work release center. Inmates are brought to the jail at Orient Road jail after an arrest in Hillsborough County, regardless of which agency made the arrest.

Each year, more than 72,000 men and women are processed through the booking section at the Orient Road Jail. During the booking process, each inmate goes through property intake, medical screening, fingerprinting, photographing and a classification interview.

After the intake process, some inmates from the Orient Road jail are then transported to the Faulkenburg Road Jail.

The Orient Road Jail has a rated capacity of 1,711. The jail has a receiving area for new admissions, Intake Housing, and the Central Breath Testing Unit. In 1998, the Falkenburg Road Jail opened with 768 beds. The facility was expanded in 2003 in order to add 1,536 more beds.

Attorney Visits at the Hillsborough County Jail

If someone you know was arrested in Hillsborough County, FL, you should act quickly to help them find an experienced criminal defense attorney in Tampa, FL.

An attorney can give you advice about whether to immediately post bond or ask the court to lower the bond amount. An attorney can also visit the person at the jail any day of the week.

Although the public does not get to have face to face contact during visitations, a criminal defense attorney can meet in private with the inmate to discuss their case in a confidential setting.

Many criminal defense attorneys, including the four attorneys at Sammis Law Firm, provide a free consultation at the jail to discuss the case.

If the person contacts you, remind them not to talk about the facts of the case over the phone. Prosecutors can order those jail calls and play them in court to show that a person is guilty.

An inmate should only talk about the facts of their case with their attorney during a confidential visitation at the jail until they are released from custody.

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Finding an Inmate the Hillsborough County Jail

After an arrest, the person will be taken to the Orient Road jail or the Falkenberg Road jail. You can search for anyone in custody on the website of the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.

From the website, you can find booking information including the inmate’s full name, date of birth, the booking number, the pending charges, and the bond amount, if any.

You can also look up information on the clerk of court website to find upcoming court dates, information about the judge and attorneys on the case, and documents that have been filed in the case.


Visiting an Inmate at the Jail in Hillsborough County

After the inmate is booked into the jail, they can add your name to a visitation list. After your name is added to the list, you can schedule a visitation.

For visitations at the Falkenburg Road Jail and the Orient Road Jail, only visitation through video is allowed without any possibility of having face to face contact.

Who is the Sheriff in Hillsborough County?

The current sheriff in Hillsborough County is Chad Chronister. Sheriff Chronister was appointed by

Florida Governor Rick Scott appointed Sheriff Chronister on September 30, 2017, to fill the position after the retirement of the former sheriff, David Gee.


This information was last updated on Thursday, March 21, 2019.

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