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Hernando County Detention Center

Operated by the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office, the detention center is located at 16425 Spring Hill Drive in Brooksville FL. The main non-emergency phone number to the detention center is 352-544-2334.

The Detention Center is responsible for the care and custody of those arrested in this county by the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office and other state and local police agencies.

The jail in Hernando County is authorized to hold 744 inmates. Both adult male and female inmates are detained in the facility, as well as juveniles between the age of 14 years old and 17 years old being charged as an adult.

Attorneys for the Detention Center in Brooksville, FL

Criminal defense attorneys are allowed to visit inmates in the Hernando County Detention Center for a free and confidential consultation. The consultation can often be scheduled for the same day or the next day.

The inmates are also allowed to call the attorney’s office to request a free consultation or a family member can make the request on their behalf.

If no bond has been set or if the bond is too high, our attorneys can also contact the State Attorney’s Office of quickly schedule an emergency bond hearing.

Contact an experienced criminal justice attorney for Hernando County, FL, at Sammis Law Firm to schedule a free and confidential consultation at the jail.

During the consultation, we can discuss the pending charges, the best defenses, and ways to avoid the typical punishment.

Call 813-250-0500.


Reasons for Detention at the Jail in Hernando County, FL

An inmate in the Detention Center might be detained for any number of reasons including:

  • no bond is set for the charges;
  • the bond is set but the inmate is unable to post it;
  • the inmate is awaiting transfer to another county jail in Florida;
  • the inmate is awaiting transfer to Florida state prison after being sentenced on felony charges;
  • the inmate is awaiting extradition to another state;
  • the inmate was found guilty and sentenced to less than one year in the county jail.

In addition to the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office, other law enforcement agencies operating in Hernando County use the detention center for central booking and intake.


Inmate Booking Sheet from Hernando’s Detention Center

After an arrest in Hernando County, FL, the inmate’s booking information sheet will show when the inmate was booked into the Hernando County Detention Center, the booking number, the charges, and the bond (if any).

The booking information also shows whether the jail has a “hold for extradition” on release, or another type of hold for another state or county.

If the inmate is not a U.S. Citizen, then the jail might add an ICE hold to allow the federal authorities to further detain the inmate on an immigration issue.

You should not rely on the inmate’s booking information for any type of legal action. The booking information is different than a person’s actual criminal history record.

The booking information does not reflect any charging information made by the Hernando County State Attorney’s Office (SAO) and does not reflect the outcome of any criminal case or trial. If the case resulted in an acquittal or dismissal of the charge, that result does not necessarily negate the validity of the arrest and booking.

To obtain the final disposition of any criminal charges please contact the Clerk of the Circuit Court in Hernando County.


Additional Resources

Hernando County Sheriff’s Office – Learn more about Sheriff Al Nienhuis and the sheriff’s office. The Chief Legal Counsel for the Sheriff and the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office is Mr. Joel Fritton.

Arrest Warrants in Hernando County – If you have an active arrest warrant in Hernando County, FL, issued by the judge in Brooksville, then find out more about the best ways to resolve the warrant and the underlying charge.


This article was last updated on Friday, August 28, 2020.

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