Department of Corrections
Responsive to the Community, Restorative in Character, and Responsible to our Commitments
Mission and Vision of the Department of Corrections
Under the direction of Director Jimmy A. Holderfield, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office Department of Corrections is made up of certified corrections officers and civilian personnel. The corrections department encompasses three correctional facilities dedicated to the secure, humane, corrective and productive detention of individuals incarcerated in Duval County.
The department is comprised of the Jails Division, led by Chief Darryl Daniels, the Prisons Division, led by Chief Tara Wildes, and the Division of Health Services, led by Chief Al Diaz.
Director Jimmy A. Holderfield
Department of Corrections
Inmates are housed in three facilities: Pre-Trial Detention Facility, Montgomery Correctional Center, and the Community Transition Center. Together the facilities housed an average daily population of 3,823 inmates in 2009. It is important to note that while the Department of Corrections does offer a wide variety of programs designated to bring about positive change in the lives of inmates, there are certain aspects (aside from the obvious one of having one's societal freedom denied) that are reminders that jail is not a place to be. The following policies differentiate a corrections setting in a Jacksonville Sheriff's Office facility from other detention facilities nationwide.
- Inmates are not served coffee while incarcerated.
- JSO does not provide television. However, an abundance of acceptable reading materials are available (no pornographic materials allowed).
- No smoking or other tobacco products are allowed.
- Inmates are afforded opportunities to exercise outside of their cells. However, they will not find weights or body building facilities.
- Sentenced inmates are put to work in a number of different areas: Some are assigned to housekeeping and maintenance in the corrections facility, some are assigned to supervised community work crews, cleaning public property and some are assigned to a chain gang where they work to clean our ditches and roadways.
- Each inmate is served a nutritious meal three times a day. These meals are planned by our in-house dietician. Inmates receive a bologna sandwich for their lunch, along with fruit. To ensure no religious edicts are compromised, we do not serve pork.
More information on the Department of Corrections can be found by viewing the Sheriff's Office Department of Corrections 2011 Annual Report to the Community.