Hillsborough County
Chad Chronister, Sheriff
  • 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

    Books, magazines, and all other publications will no longer be allowed. The only exceptions to this rule are legal publications that are sent directly from the publisher and newspaper subscriptions that are paid for in advance by the inmate.

    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 books must come directly from the publisher. Legal and other privileged mail is opened only in the presence of the inmate addressee.

    Mailing Addresses

    Falkenburg or Orient Road Jail

    Inmate Name, Booking Number
    Falkenburg Road Jail
    520 Falkenburg Road
    Tampa, FL 33619

    Interstate 75 to Brandon Boulevard (highway 60), then west 1/8 of a mile to Falkenburg Road, turn north. The Jail is on your left at 520.
    Work Release Center

    Inmate Name, Booking Number
    Work Release Center
    1800 Orient Road
    Tampa, FL 33619

    Interstate 75 to Brandon Boulevard, then west approximately 5 miles to Orient Road, turn north. The Work Release Center is on your left at 1800.


    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.
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