PHONE PRIVILEGES / MAIL
When someone has been arrested he / she have the right to make reasonable contact with whomever they choose. Collect phone calls are permitted for all persons who have been arrested. If this call is to a bonding agent registered with the Sumter County Sheriff's Office, this call will be free. The first call is permitted immediately following the intake process. Depending on circumstances, this could potentially take some time. Please be patient. After that time, phone privileges in the housing areas are permitted from 7 am through 11:00 pm excluding inmate count times or emergencies.
Q. Can the inmate call a friend / family member who is housed in the detention center?
A. No. All calls are outgoing only. The only method of contact for them would be through the mail. The mailing address is (Defendant's Name), 219 E. Anderson Avenue Bushnell, FL. 33513.
Q. How does an arrested person make a phone call to a phone if there is a block on it to prevent collect calls?
A. If the phone company has put a block on the phone because of unpaid bills, the owner of the phone must contact their phone company to have the block removed. For other blocking issues, Call 352-793-0229 Monday-Friday 8am – 5pm.
Q. If I want my phone to be blocked to deny phone calls from the detention center, what do I do?
A. Call 352-793-0229 Monday-Friday 8am – 5pm. If you want your phone unblocked from the detention center, call the same number Monday-Friday 8am – 5pm, someone will assist you
Q. What mail can be received by an inmate?
A. Postcards, letters, pictures of non revealing nature, legal material or money orders.
During incarceration periods, visitation is permitted. The inmate must submit a request, listing who he / she would like to visit. This requires the name and date of birth. Once the visitation list is approved, (usually within 72 hours of being submitted by the inmate), the visitor may visit the inmate. Changes to the visitor list may occur only once every thirty days. If you are not on the approved visitors list, you will not be allowed to visit the inmate. To request to be added to an inmate's list, you must contact the inmate by mail.
The Video Visitation Center is located at 404 East Anderson Avenue Bushnell, FL. Located across the street from the Sumter County Public Works facility and behind the Sumter County Health Department.
Q. Are there any circumstances in which a special visit may occur?
A. Yes. A special visit for extenuating circumstances must be approved by the jail administrator or their designee. Any questions regarding a special visit please call 1-352-793-0229