Indian River County Jail – Vero Beach, FL

Indian River County Jail is located in Indian River County and is the primary correctional facility for the county. Know somebody locked up in Indian River County Jail? This page gives you info about everything one might want to know about Indian River County Jail: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information and records. And lots more.

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and daunting idea, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also that person’s friends and family. This guide is designed to offer information and advice that you’ll need to make getting locked up easier. If you have a specific question, feel free to ask them, and also any feedback or comments that could be beneficial to other people in the same situation is much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Indian River County Jail
4055 41St Avenue
Vero Beach, FL 32960

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number:
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Map and Directions


Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that has gone to jail and want to contact them?

Has someone that’s been arrested and you need to locate them?

In order to look up who’s in jail at Indian River County Jail you will need to click on their link and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Indian River County Jail Inmate Roster is a list of people who have been arrested, including current status, bail amount, and schedule for visitation. Also, you can get info for anybody who has been arrested or released within the last 24 hours. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You can find their arrest information faster if you enter your friend or family member’s name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or family member might be incarcerated at a different jail you can look here: Florida Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail booking picture, is the picture that the jail takes during jail intake processing. A mugshot is make of one frontal photo and one profile photo. Your name and intake number will be on the photos, and they are kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Indian River County Jail prisoners can be seen on the Indian River County Jail website, or you can go in person to the Indian River County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you have to enter the person’s legal name, and a booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to get your mugshot taken off of the Indian River County Jail site? This will be difficult, as your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you must file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, and will not be accessible. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot removed, the various mugshot websites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, if you are incarcerated, your only thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve been booked, your bail will be decided either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If no bail is set this may mean that you will either be released, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you are released from jail you are required to agree to show up for court, and in the meantime you are not allowed to travel out of the county.

Typically, inmates will earn time off for good behavior if they respect the rules and act right while they’re in jail.

If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to do work release. You will be required to go back to jail every day when you’re finished working, or you might have the chance to move to a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you are required to pay to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you will have to pay is determined by how serious your charges are. Someone you know will need to pay 10 percent of the total set in order to be released from jail. If you fail to show up for court, whoever put up your bail money will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If know the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know the bail amount. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the Indian River County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but fortunately, its really easy. First, you need to know if their bail is a Cash Only Bond. If this is the case, you can’t get a Bail Bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they won’t accept checks. When you’ve paid bail, the inmate will be released to your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you can’t afford it, you might need to use a bail bondsman. They usually charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and usually have a minimum fee of $100. This is non-refundable and has to be paid in cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bail bondsman might require that they use assets as collateral.

If you need a bail bondsman go to: Bail bondsman

Have you ever used the services of bondsman because you or someone you know got arrested? If so, leave a comment below and tell your story, and let us know how it worked out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Get Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • Time Served
  • Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Get Out on House Arrest
  • Get Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process is made up of each of these steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • You will answer a bunch of questions, such as what is your full legal name, your address, birth date and an emergency contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • You will be allowed to make a phone call to contact a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you will be allowed to wear your street clothes, otherwise you you will have to wear a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged may take between 30 minutes to quite a few hours. In other words the faster you post bail, the sooner you will get released. Also, how fast you get released will depend on whether you have a cash bond or if a judge must decide on the amount of bail to be set. For minor offenses, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and are given a discharge date, plan to be released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

warrant out for your arrest, or if you have to begin your sentence in jail, it is highly recommended that you follow the law and turn yourself into the authorities. If it is for a warrant, go to the jail reception area, and let them know that think that there is a warrant out for your arrest. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if so, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, report on the date and time that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be very careful that you are not late. Just bring things that are allowed when you turn yourself in, like a driver’s license or photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, and a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to give each visitor’s name to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s names will be put into the log as an approved visitor. Every visitor will be required to provide acceptable photo identification. Any visitors showing up late or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures can change, so you should double-check the official Indian River County Jail jail site before you try to go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . These phone calls are a lot more costly than regular phone calls. There is no limit to how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you break the rules and are disciplined, an inmate’s phone privileges might get cut back or forbidden completely.

The Indian River County Jail phone number is:

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail is required to be sent via US Postal Service. You cannot use any other method of delivery. Clearly print the prisoner’s name, inmate ID, and jail address on the envelope. Don’t mail anything in a package, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope with metal inside. Any mail will be opened and reviewed by the officers at the jail, and the mail will be returned to the sender if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Indian River County Jail:

Indian River County Jail
4055 41St Avenue
Vero Beach, FL 32960

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Indian River County Jail
4055 41St Avenue
Vero Beach, FL 32960


The Indian River County Jail mail policy changes often, so it would be best to check the official website before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you have rights, one of these being the right to request a lawyer. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure you have a friend or family member find a lawyer for you. You might be asking yourself ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal lawyer can advise you of your rights, protect your interests and help you find your way through the complicated court system that you are now faced with. The faster you get an attorney working on your situation, the better.

For more information on this, read our guide: How to Find a Lawyer in Indian River County

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office is staffed by private investigators, forensics experts and social workers. Public Defenders are actual lawyers, admitted to the State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law.

Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

Court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. They are comprised of a court case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and each of the documents and motions filed during your court case. You have the ability to access the records and documents in your court case using the Indian River County website, or by going to the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who manages the records. They also administer the oath in a court case, and read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records associated with your case are maintained at Indian River County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the fees and charges associated with your case, such as filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The Indian River County court magistrate acts as the judge who presides over your case. They do different tasks, such as setting bail amounts, writing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court hearings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is put together with information about the arrestee’s background and information about the arrestee’s life, which the magistrate judge will review and take into account when deciding on the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be gathered from the person on trial, their family, and if necessary the victim. Bear in mind you are able to ask to receive your own copy of the report before sentencing, so you can review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are a number of different options, which include community service, house arrest, and probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you could be taken into custody immediately, or given a date that you are supposed to turn yourself into jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if someone is incarcerated, or has gone to jail in the past?

You can just access the jail’s website, and search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you can call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant, you can access arrest warrants on the Indian River County court website or call the jail directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask them. Bear in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the jail, either by phone, in person, or look online. Arrest records are public record and this is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, such as, subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to view sex offenders online, but you should know that you will not see the precise address, but only the block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. Court Records include a court case file that contains a docket sheet and any of the documents filed in your case. You can access court records via the internet, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of a person’s criminal background. These databases are all linked so you can track criminal backgrounds from another state. You are able to go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if the crime was in a completely different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you will find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for crimes, which include:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

If you do a criminal records check, in most cases will not see if they has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this information, you will have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Was your search online or did you make a phone call to the courthouse? Was the information correct? There are many reasons that people look up criminal records, and your story might make it easier for others.

    Click here to tell about all about it

    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI keeps a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Indian River County,the Indian River County Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List:


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of serving a jail sentence in Indian River County Jail is no fun, soon you will get used to the routine that is set for you. You should expect an alarm for wake-up every morning at 6am, and then you’ll have roll call. Then you will get breakfast. When you finish breakfast participate in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Indian River County Jail, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.

    Dress Code

    When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Indian River County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.

    The process for sending funds to someone in jail might change, so be sure to check the official website before you send money to an inmate there.

    Commissary

    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.

    Meals

    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.

    Gangs

    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.


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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Indian River County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Indian River County Jail, overseeing the day to day operations and administration of the jail. An inmate is unlikely to have much interaction with the Deputy Sheriff, unless they have committed an infraction. Detention Officers are responsible for the custody and care of the inmates. They maintain order in the jail, and handle security. A Detention Officer is assigned to a certain pod, and therefore is responsible for the same inmates each day. They get to know the inmates on a certain level, and are well equipped to handle any problems that may occur.

    Apply for a Job at Indian River County Jail

    Requirements:

    • You have to be over the age of 21.
    • You have to possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You have to be a US Citizen.
    • You have to pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You have to pass a drug test.
    • You have to have a good level of fitness.
    • You have to be in good health.
    • You have to have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • The right to protection from the accused.
    • The right to notification.
    • The right to attend proceedings.
    • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • The right to restitution.
    • The right to a speedy trial.
    • The right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever spent any time in this jail? Do you have a family member or friend that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited an inmate in this jail?

    If you have, then we would like you to write your review about it. Write about your experience so others can find out what to expect.

    Things you could put in your comment:

    • Conditions in Indian River County Jail.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Inmate programs and activities


    Click here to write your review of Indian River County Jail

    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has a story to tell. Why’d you end up in jail? Did you get fair treatment? How was day to day life at Indian River County Jail? What about the other inmates? How has this experience impacted your life?

    Tell Your Story

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Trying to find someone from jail? Leave a message for them here.

    Say Hello to people locked up at Indian River County Jail

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  1. Tese says:

    Hey Kita,
    Missing you and be encouraged, God is in control. ~ Much Love, Ms. A
    P.S. Will keep Ike updated

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