Detention Facility FAQ

Inmates housed in medical, receive the same video visitation access as the inmates in General Population unless their condition prevents them from doing so. 

For security reasons inmates admitted to a hospital will not be permitted visitors unless approved by the Sheriff, Assistant Sheriff, or their designee. 

An inmate’s doctor will be contacted directly, and prescriptions will be filled in our medical unit.

HIPAA does not allow for the release of medical information to the public, unless a release waiver is signed by the inmate in medical, giving permission to release information to an outside party. 

All inmates will receive medical care no matter what their financial status. 

Yes, she will be referred to one by our medical unit doctor. 

Yes, we have a dentist on site and the inmate will need to make the medical request. 

First Appearance starts every morning 11:00 am Monday through Friday. On weekend and holidays, it starts at 8:00 am. It is held in court room 2D at the Leon County Court House.

Anywhere from 1 to 6 weeks depending on if it is a new case or violation of probation. 

We do not give out warrant information unless you request the information in person. Please turn yourself in to the detention facility with a valid state issued ID to find out requested info.

We do not give out warrant information unless the person is in custody, or has already been bonded. Please turn yourself in to the detention facility with a valid state issued ID to find out requested info.

You can contact our releasing office at 850-606-3526. 

We have a list of bondsman in our releasing lobby, you can find them in the phone book, and also on the internet. 

Yes, you must bring the card and your ID to the releasing area of the detention facility to complete the process.

North West Florida Reception Center (Washington C.I.) 4455 Sam Mitchell Dr, Chipley, FL 32428

In Person Visitation

As with previous practices, visitors will only be allowed one 30-minute visit per day. We will not be able to accommodate the 2.5 hours of visitation a week at this time. We will remain within Florida Model Jail Standards as video visitation will assist with the 2.5 hours of visitation per week. 

Only one visitor will be allowed to visit an inmate at a time.  

We currently do not have the capability to allow for visitors to pre-schedule visits. As in the past visits are on a first come basis. We will be prepared to make changes as needed if issues arise.

Visitors will be allocated 30 minutes to visit. 3-5 minutes will be allowed for travel time to and from the designated visitation area. Pod officers will notify the front lobby staff when a visitor's start time is delayed (ex. inmate in the shower).

Each inmate is allowed five (5) thirty (30) minute visits, not exceeding 2 ½ hours per week. Inmates in special housing pods are restricted to two (2) visits per day. Inmate visit times will not exceed two and one-half (2 1/2) hours per week. All inmates that are not currently serving disciplinary confinement time will be allowed the same visitation rights as all other inmates.

Video visitations will still be in effect to allow approved friends, family members, attorneys and clergy of an inmate to connect with them using their computer, Securus Video Visitation app, or on-site. To register for video visitation, visit 

For additional details, visit the Inmate Visitation and Rules on our page:

No. All those who are sentenced to the Work Camp must sign up in person.

The Work Camp Office is located in the west corner of the Detention Facility visitation parking lot in a portable building. 

No. All work assignments are determined by Work Camp Supervisors and consist of physical labor.

Yes: Once you have completed the sign-up process you can report to the Work Camp Office on your unscheduled days to make alterations to your schedule.

Yes. The Work Camp operates 7 days a week including holidays.

You must notify the Work Camp immediately of your condition. You will not be allowed to return to the Work Camp without the proper medical documentation and medical clearances necessary for work.

You must provide your own bag lunch, no utensils, and water will be provided to you. Further direction will be given to you when you sign up.