The Escambia County Jail is located in Pensacola, Florida, at 1200 West Leonard Street. It is administered by the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, and is also referred to as the Escambia County Department of Corrections. The Escambia County Jail tends to hold a number of inmates exceeding 1600. The kinds of offenses which can merit an inmate being kept at Escambia County Jail can range from violating the terms of prior release to having aroused the suspicion of having committed murder.
The phone number for the Escambia County Jail authorities is listed as being (850) 436-9650. The Escambia County is officially referred to as the Escambia County Main Jail, and as such is one of two facilities maintained by the Sheriff’s office. The other Escambia county jail is the Central Booking and Detention Facility.
People can use an online search function to find out if specific individuals are being held in the Escambia County Jail, and can also search for inmates who had formerly been held in this facility. Escambia County Jail inmates are allowed one visitor a day and one hour for each visit. Visitors will require one hour’s worth of processing time, and must be approved 24 hours prior to visitation. Visitors under 18 must have adult supervision, and all visitors must wear appropriate attire.
In 2010, the Escambia Sheriff’s Office released allegations that Escambia County Jail personnel had been running a prostitution ring with inmates being offered for sex, and to that end being allowed to leave the facility.