Polk County Florida Jail, FL Inmate Search, Mugshots, Prison Roster

Updated on: January 17, 2021
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2390 Bob Phillips Road, Bartow, FL, 33830

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Polk County is located in Florida. The county population was 602,095 in 2018, and the largest city in this county is Lakeland.

Polk County is comprised of the Lakeland–Winter Haven Metropolitan Statistical Area. The center of population of Florida is located in Polk County, near the city of Lake Wales.

Chief Mike Allen is currently the head of Polk county’s department of detention. The leadership is comprised of sworn/certified detention deputies, civilian support members, and sworn deputy sheriffs.

Chief Michael Allen leads the Department of Detention, which includes two detention facilities, the booking facility, county and statewide inmate transportation, courtroom security, court process service, and several inmate work programs.

In addition to providing inmate processing, security, housing, food, and medical services within the two jails, the members of the Department of Detention are also responsible for courthouse security, court processing services, inmate transportation services, and the inmate work program.


Polk County Florida Jail Prison Information

Jail Name Polk County Florida Jail
Jail Type County Jail
Location 2390 Bob Phillips Road, Bartow, FL, 33830
Contact Numbers 863-534-6123
City Bartow
Postal Code 33830
State Florida
County Polk County
Jail Webpage website

Polk County Sheriff's Office

Sheriff Grady Judd
Address 1891 Jim Keene Boulevard, Winter Haven, Florida, 33880
Phone 863-298-6200
Website website

Inmate Resources for Family and Friends

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Inmate Search

If you want to see if someone you know is in Polk County Jail, go to this page and check out the roster: https://www.polksheriff.org/detention/jail-inquiry

This database will serve as a jail inquiry, and you can easily find anyone you are looking for. Here, you can search their first and last name, and if they are in the jail, their profile will pop up with the following information:

  • Their full name
  • Their mugshot
  • Their race
  • Their date of birth
  • Their height/weight
  • Their booking date
  • Their charges
  • Their location within the jail
  • Their charges

Polk County Jail provides a disclaimer on their website that says the information is for informational use only, it is subject to change, it may contain factual errors, and an arrest goes not mean a conviction.

Sending a Mail

Currently, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office contracts with Smart Jail Mail, which involves kiosks in all housing units for inmates to use. Through Smart Jail Mail, they can send and receive written communications with loved ones.

Click here to set up your Smart Jail Mail account: www.smartjailmail.com.

As of now, inmates will no longer receive postal mail, with the exception of legal mail.

If you do not have a computer to set up a Smart Jail Mail account, you may send postal mail to the following address, and it will be scanned and then emailed to the inmate via Smart Jail Mail:

PO Box 1848
Pinellas Park, Florida 33780

Make sure to remember to write the inmate’s name and ID number clearly on the envelope.

All inmate postal mail, with the exception of legal mail, will be scanned into the system and available to the inmates to view via the inmate Smart Jail Mail kiosks.

Legal mail from an inmate’s attorney on record should be identifiable and marked as legal mail. All legal mail shall be mailed to the following address:

2390 Bob Phillips Road
Bartow, FL 33830

Sending Money

Loved ones can deposit money into an inmate’s account in the following ways:


  • Visit www.accesscorrections.com to create an account
  • Available 24/7
  • Keep track of the deposits you’ve made
  • A convenience fee applies

Over the phone

  • Call 1-866-394-0490
  • Available Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • A convenience fee applies

In person

  • Visit Polk County Jail
  • Use cash, a credit card, or debit card at a kiosk in the jail lobby
  • open 24 hours per day
  • A convenience fee applies

By mail

  • Send a money order to:

2390 Bob Phillips Rd
Bartow, FL 33830

Phone Calls

PCSO provides a collect-calling system for inmate use through a contract with Securus Technologies. The system allows inmates to make collect calls only. No incoming calls can be received by an inmate.

To establish an account with Securus, please contact them at 1-800-844-6591 or visit www.securustech.net.

Visiting Rules

Inmates at Polk County Jail have the opportunity to visit with friends and family twice per week for one hour each day via the Securus video visitation system.

This high-tech system of communication will still allow the visitor and the inmate to see each other and to communicate, while increasing the safety of the visitors and the security of the jail.


Either a current and valid:

  • state identification card
  • military identification
  • passport, or
  • state driver license.

No photocopies will be allowed

Minors (under 18 years old):

All visiting minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian and present either an original or certified copy of the juvenile’s birth certificate from “The Department of Vital Statistics,” that shows the names of the parents.

Certificates of birth from a hospital and birth certificates stamped “Not a Certified Copy,” or that lack the raised seal, are not considered proper identification. No photocopies will be allowed

While visiting the detention facilities, you must follow all visitation rules:

  • Video visitation is held seven days per week at the Central County Jail and the South County Jail facilities. It is NON-CONTACT only!
  • Video visitation for either jail is by appointment only. Appointments can only be made by visiting www.securustech.net.
  • Two adults and one juvenile may visit each visitation day.
  • Visitation will not be scheduled during an inmate's scheduled court appearance.
  • All visiting minors must be supervised by an adult at all times.
  • All visits with minors Monday through Friday will be held only after 4:00 p.m.

Visitors must be properly dressed before checking in to visit an inmate. Some clothing articles and accessories are prohibited (see list).

Note: Before entering the secure area of a facility, all visitors must remove their watches and jewelry. The only possession the visitor may take into the secure area of a facility is their identification and keys.


  • See-through clothing
  • Halter tops, tank tops or tops with spaghetti straps and/or that expose the midriff or cleavage (includes any sleeveless attire).
  • Shorts or any other similar type of short outfit.
  • Pants that do not cover the knees (Shredded areas at or above the knee are prohibited);
  • Form-fitting outfits (tights, leggings, jeggings, leotards, etc.);
  • Skirts or dresses that have slits at or above the knees and/or do not completely cover the knees;
  • Inappropriate language, gestures or images on clothes;
  • Swimsuits;
  • Hats or other items covering the head;
  • Sunglasses, watches, or other items of value, including electronic devices of any kind.

Visitation Hours

Sunday 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM, 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Monday 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM, 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Tuesday 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM, 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM, 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Thursday 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM, 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Friday 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM, 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Saturday 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM, 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM


Refer the map below to find the driving directions.

Polk County Prison Statistics

Polk County Jail Held Inmates

Jail Population Held for State Prison 161
Jail Population Held for Out-of-State Prison 14
Jail Population Held for State Jail 171
Jail Population Held for Federal Agencies 28
Jail Population Held for Out-of-State Jail 1
Jail Population Held for ICE 17

Polk County Jail Admissions By Race

Black Jail Population 857
Asian Jail Population -
White Jail Population 1,388
Native Jail Population 1
Latino Jail Population 137

Polk County Prison Population By Race

Native Prison Population -
Other Prison Population 30
Latino Prison Population 489
Asian Prison Population -
White Prison Population 2,227
Black Prison Population 1,600

Polk County Jail Admissions

Total Jail Admissions 28,309
Male Jail Population 1,979
Total Jail Population 2,423
Female Jail Population 414

Polk County Pretrial Jail Population

Pretrial Jail Population 1,086
Female Pretrial Jail Population 159
Male Pretrial Jail Population 941

Polk County Prison Admissions

Total Prison Admissions 1,876
Black Prison Admissions 638
Other Prison Admissions 16
Native Prison Admissions -
Latino Prison Admissions 183
White Prison Admissions 1,039
Male Prison Admissions 1,587
Asian Prison Admissions -
Female Prison Admissions 289

Polk County Prison Population

Female Prison Population 394
Total Prison Population 4,346
Male Prison Population 3,952