|Director Becky Quintieri
|Sr. Commander Sam Ferris
The security section of the Flagler County Detention Facility is comprised of four shifts. Their primary responsibility is the care, custody and control of all incarcerated persons within the facility and the admission and release of inmates. Some of the routine duties include:
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- Facility Security
- Inmate and cell searches
- Security of the Recreation Yard
- Conducting Inmate Visitation
- Documentation of Incidents and Activities
- Security of all Sections within the Facility
The Flagler County Detention Facility is comprised of four housing units with a rated capacity of 132 inmates. The inmate population is made up of sentenced and non-sentenced inmates who are incarcerated for any number of crimes ranging from theft and trespassing to drug trafficking and murder.
Certified Correctional Officers and civilian personnel staff the jail in a variety of positions.
The duties of the Correctional Officers and civilians require dedicated people with job knowledge and extensive training. Personnel man the facility 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Over 420 hours of academy training and the successful completion of a state exam are necessary to become a Correctional Officer. Additionally, extensive in-service training is required to maintain certification.
Some of the challenges we face at the Detention Facility include the ever increasing cost of medical care and prescription medicines and the rising cost of food. The county is required to provide medical care and food for inmates and these costs are constantly increasing. As we face these climbing prices we have taken the initiative to reduce the cost by finding vendors who provide the products we need without sacrificing quality and compromising inmate health and welfare. As costs continue to rise, we will continue to become more efficient in providing these services.
The Classification Section is responsible for processing court dispositions and arrest reports as well as the following duties:
- Inmate classification process
- Inmate worker clearance
- Inmate worker assignment
- Calculating inmate gain time
- Reviewing inmate records and updating classification
- Calculating County Sentences
- Sex Offender Registrations
The Flagler County Detention Facility's medical section provides medical services to include referrals for dental and mental health related services to inmates. These services meet Florida Model Jail Standards and are inspected annually for continued compliance.
Inmates are charged a fee for medical services at the facility, such as doctor's visits, sick calls & medication; however no inmate is refused medical treatment if they do not have the funds to pay.
Food Services Section
The Food Service Section of the Flagler County Detention Facility is responsible for providing three nutritional meals per day to the inmate population. The inmates are also charged a daily meal fee but are not discriminated against if they do not have funds to pay. The emphasis of the food service section is quality control, cost effectiveness and food service education of the inmate workers.
The reception area is located in the jail lobby. This area's responsibilities are varied, but generally include:
- Scheduling inmate visitation
- Scheduling attorney and/or professional visits
- Scanning Inmate Facility Mail
- Releasing inmate property
- Greeting the public
- Criminal registrations
- Records management
- Record checks
The Personnel of the Detention Facility are alsoresponsible for:
- Jail Maintenance
- Inmate Worker Supervision
- Janitorial Services
- Chemical and Hazardous Materials Control
- Inmate laundry
- Car Wash
- Key Control
- Fire Safety and Inspection
- Division Vehicle Maintenance
Jail maintenance duties include identifying electrical, plumbing, lock and other minor maintenance problems. The county Facilities department responds to maintenance requests.
The inmate workers are supervised by Detention Services Division personnel and are assigned to various areas within the Facility.
Janitorial services are provided by inmate workers and supervised by staff.
The chemical and hazardous materials control system is designed to meet the requirements of accreditation and other standards.
The laundry room is operational on a daily basis and hundreds of pounds of laundry are washed, dried and folded daily.
The facility key control system is designed to ensure that the accountability, security and operational readiness of all keys are maintained at all times.
The facility conducts fire safety inspections by authorized personnel. Annual inspections are performed by county fire inspectors. Sanitation and other maintenance discrepancies are reported to the administrative staff on a daily basis for resolution.
Vehicles assigned to the Detention Services Division are inspected to ensure proper operation and cleanliness.
The transportation section of the Detention Services Division is responsible for the safe and secure transporting of inmates to and from other counties, state institutions, court and medical appointments. In 2012, the Transportation Unit transported 1,695 inmates throughout the State of Florida. The transportation unit has two Deputies assigned and five vehicles including three vans and two patrol cars.
Most Detention Services Division inmate programs are coordinated and managed by the Support Services Supervisor whose primary program responsibilities are:
- Jail Ministry
- Inmate Commissary
- Inmate Library Services
- Inmate Law Library
- Leisure time activities, board game distribution, etc.
- Maintenance and distribution of hair cutting equipment
- Parenting Classes
- Domestic Violence Classes
- Alcoholic Anonymous
- Narcotics Anonymous
Inmates incarcerated within the Flagler County Detention Facility are free to practice their faith provided the security and operation of the facility are not compromised. The Jail Chaplain services these needs by recruiting volunteers to provide non-denominational religious services. Inmates whose faith is not represented by these volunteers will receive assistance in identifying a person that represents that faith.
Alcoholics Anonymous/Narcotics Anonymous
Local volunteers support this program intended to provide fellowship and support for recovering alcoholics.
The inmate canteen program provides commissary services weekly to the inmate population. Various products are sold to the inmates that are not provided by the facility. The canteen program is managed by a clerk who processes all inmate accounts.
All profits from the canteen program are used to benefit the inmate population, and can also be used for:
- Salaries of employees involved in inmate programs
- Inmate Supplies
- Inmate Books
- Inmate Recreational Equipment
Deposits of funds are accepted in the following manner:
- In the form of a Money Order, mailed or delivered in person to the Detention Facility Receptionist no later than 4:00 pm on Tuesdays. This will ensure that the funds are available for purchasing commissary items the same week.
- Via the Smart Deposit Kiosk located in the facility lobby.This machine accepts deposits either in cash, or charged against a debit or credit card (with a Visa or MasterCard logo). There is a machine transaction fee of $2.75 per $100.00 deposit. Deposits can be made up to a maximum of $500.00daily per depositor.Funds are available in the inmate's account immediately. The machine has a touch-screen display, has user-friendly screen prompts, and is available 24/7.
- Online deposit at www.mycarepack.com. Funds are available in the inmate's account immediately.
- Or by calling (866)-394-0490. Funds are available in the inmate's account immediately.
An inmate is allowed to spend a maximum of $70.00 a week in commissary, but there is no limit to the amount that can be deposited into an inmate's account.
Charges incurred while incarcerated at the Flagler County Detention Facility that remain unpaid after release will be billed by an independant collector, Advent Financial Systems. An invoice, which includes a $25.00 processing fee, will be mailed giving the former inmate/addressee thirty (30) days from the date of the letter to make payment and/or payment arraignments. The following payment options are:
- Deposit at any Bank of America: Deposits can only be made for the full amount printed on the invoice. Cash, money order or certified check.
- Mail full payment with the invoice to: Flagler County Detention Facility, C/O Advent Financial Systems, P.O. Box 6333, Elizabethtown, KY 42702-6333. Money order or certified check only - allow 3 - 5 business days.
- Credit Card Call: 1-866-494-8556. Additional processing fees apply.
If unable to make full payment by the due date, please call 866-494-8556 to discuss other payment arrangements. You must call prior to the due date in order to be eligible for a payment option.
The inmate library provides services to inmates on a weekly basis. Books are donated and purchased through the profits generated by the inmate commissary.
The law library is made available for Court-Certified Pro-Se Inmates. Request for legal materials are handled by a contracted vendor. All other inmates must use their assigned attorney to answer legal questions.