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Jail Administration

If you would like to stay up to date on matters related to county jails in Florida, please send us an email

  • Jail Standards/Operators Manual

All county jails must meet the Florida Model Jail Standards. Visit the FMJS web page for background, training and contacts.

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  • Resources

NEW!  Florida Jail Information System. Multi-jurisdictional database and search engine for criminal justice agencies.

Efficacy of Frequent Monitoring With Swift, Certain and Modest Sanctions for Violations: Insights from South Dakota's 24/7 Sobriety Project (pdf)

Florida Sheriffs Association partnered with Sesame Street to bring "Little Children, Big Challenges: Incarceration" program to Florida jails.

"Evaluating the Effectiveness of Correctional Education: A Meta-Analysis of Programs that Provide Education to Incarcerated Adults," RAND Corporation, sponsored by the Bureau of Justice Assistance (pdf)

Inmate Medical Cost Management program.  Keep current agreements in place and save.

Presentation on the Florida Sheriffs' Prisoner Transport System (on password protected reference page)

Bureau of Justice Assistance Podcasts

Subsistence Fees & Collection in Florida Jails (pdf)

A Guide to Preparing for and Responding to Jail Emergencies (pdf), includes self audit checklists, resource materials and case studies

Re-Entry Programs Today (pdf)

FDLE FCJEI Senior Leadership Research Papers:  Issues in Corrections and Detention

Use of “Low-Demand” and “First-Step” Homeless Shelters to Relieve Jail Overcrowding, by Dr. Robert G. Marbut Jr. and Chief Deputy Dan Simovich, Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office (pdf)

Local and Federal Contract Partnerships to House Inmates, by Craig E. Burke, Florida Criminal Justice Executive Institute Senior Leadership Program

Standardized Objective Classification Systems for County Jail Facilities, by Sean Sisk, Florida Criminal Justice Executive Institute Senior Leadership Program

The Overrepresentation of Young Black Males within Correctional Institutions by Valerie Cohen-Jennings, Florida Criminal Justice Executive Institute Senior Leadership Program

Florida State Probation and County Sheriff’s Offices: Partners in Public Safety by Ken LaPee, Florida Criminal Justice Executive Institute Senior Leadership Program

U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Svcs, COPS Innovations: Jail Information Model, November 2006

"The History of Standards Development in Florida Jails," by Ned Hafner, former Director of Corrections & Jail Services, FSA (pdf)

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