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Inmate Contact Information

All incoming inmate mail with the exception of privileged mail, must be in the form of a postcard.

Any other type of correspondence including letters, non-legal publications, and unapproved forms of postcards will be returned to the sender.

All postcards must meet the following requirements:

  • Postcards must be at least 3 ½” x 5” but no larger than 6 ⅛ x 11 ½
  • Postcards must contain the inmate’s name and booking number
  • Postcards must include a complete return name and address

The following are unacceptable postcard forms and will be returned to sender:

  • Postcards marked with paint, watermarks, or stains
  • Plastic or any type of wrapping on the postcards
  • Postcards with labels or stickers
  • Postcards with any biohazards including lipstick or perfume
  • Postcards depicting nudity, weapons, or gang references

Getting Mail to Inmates

You may communicate with an inmate at any time via the U.S. Mail or private delivery service. We receive deliveries Monday through Saturday from the U.S. Postal Service. All incoming mail is opened and searched for contraband. All magazines, newspapers and softcover books must come directly from the publisher. Hardcover books are no longer allowed. Legal and other privileged mail is opened only in the presence of the inmate addressee. 

Visiting Inmates

The inmate may schedule visitors seven days a week. Visitation hours are Sunday through Saturday 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with a 40 minute visit commencing promptly on the hour. With the exception of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. A valid government picture ID is required. The maximum number of visitors that may visit an inmate at the same time is three. Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult (one adult may accompany 2 children under 18 years of age).

Phone Calls

Inmates cannot receive phone calls. Collect calls can be made from the housing units from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Jail Division I

Orient Road Jail
1201 Orient Road
Tampa, FL 33619


Jail Division II

Falkenburg Road Jail
520 N. Falkenburg Road
Tampa, FL 33619