The Baker County Jail, also called the Baker County Detention Center, is one of four (4) major immigration detention centers in Florida. The facility houses county inmates for Baker County, persons in Federal custody detained by the U.S. Marshalls, and foreign national men and women who are held in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Persons who are facing deportation (removal proceedings) and detained at Baker will have their hearings before an Immigration Judge in Orlando, Florida. Detainees are not transferred to Orlando for court, but instead appear via tele video to the Orlando Immigration Court. Our experienced deportation defense attorneys regularly represent persons detained at Baker. Our office is conveniently located in Jacksonville, Florida approximately thirty (30) minutes from Baker so that we may easily meet with our clients and prepare them for court. We can schedule a phone or in-person consultation with your loved one at Baker to determine if they qualify for bond or a defense to deportation. Our immigration attorneys understand that detention of a loved one can be devastating for all involved and we will work quickly and thoroughly to obtain the best possible result for your family.
Frequently Asked Questions About the Baker County Detention Center
***The below information is current as of October 9, 2019 and is subject to change***
Where is Baker Detention Center located?
Baker County Detention Center is an immigration detention center located in Macclenny, Florida. The physical address of the detention center is 1 Sheriff’s Office Dr, Macclenny, FL 32063.
How do I get to Baker Detention Center?
If you are coming from Jacksonville, take I-10 West until Exit 336. After the exit, head north on 5th street for about three miles. The detention center will be on your right side.
If you are coming from Tallahassee, take I-10 East until Exit 335. After the exit, head north on 6th street for about two miles and then make a right on Linda Street. Afterwards, make left on 5th Street heading north. The detention center will be on your right side.
Am I allowed to visit my loved one at Baker Detention Center?
Yes. You may visit a loved one at Baker. The visitation hours are as follow:
Individuals with last names starting with “A” through “M” Weekdays – 8:30 am to 12:30 pm Sunday – 9:30 am to 6:30 pm
Individuals with last names starting with “N” through “Z” Weekdays – 1:30 pm to 5:30 pm Saturdays – 9:30 am to 6:30 pm
Baker Detention Center closes 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm every day, including weekends.
Are there limits as to who can go visit?
Yes. Only individuals listed on an inmate’s visitation log are allowed to see that inmate. If an inmate has not ever had a visitor, their first visit is called a “courtesy visit” meaning that the visitor does not have to appear on the inmate’s log.
If an inmate has already had a first visit, an application for visitation must be filled out for any other person who wishes to visit that inmate. Applications are given in the detention facility and can take up to two weeks to be processed.
How do I set up a visitation?
To set up a visitation, you need to call Baker Detention Center at the following number: (904) 259-5634.
Can I take my child with me to a visitation?
Yes. However, children under the age of eighteen (18) must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Should take documentation showing relationship (i.e. birth certificate).
How many people are allowed in during a visitation?
Only a maximum of two adults and two children are allowed during each visitation.
Will I see my loved one in-person?
No. Visitations are conducted via video conference.
How long will the visitation last?
Visitations only last an hour per day.
Is there a limit on how many times I may visit my loved one?
Yes. You may only visit your loved one a total of three hours per week.
Is a dress code required?
While there is no formal dress code, visitors are asked to avoid clothing that are revealing. Visitors must have all undergarments covered and avoid a lot of cleavage. Shorts and skirts should reach mid-thigh.
How can I add funds to an inmates account?
First you must call: (904) 259-5634 to figure out the “locator number” / “identification number” which will be necessary to add funds to an inmate’s account.
After identifying the locator number, you can add funds by phone, online, or in person at the detention center.
1. You can add funds via phone: 1-866-345-1884
2. You can also add funds online: accesscorrections.com
3. You can add funds using the kiosk located in the lobby area of Baker Detention Center.