Leon County Detention Center

Picture of Leon County Jail.The Leon County Detention Center houses pre-trial, pre-sentenced, county and state sentenced males and females, as well as juvenile offenders who have been adjudicated as adults. Our goal is to provide a safe, secure, functional and humane environment for staff and inmates, while protecting our community.

The Leon County Detention Center is a direct supervision facility based on the unit management concept. Most programs, services and activities are decentralized to the housing units. These units are attached to a central core which contains administrative areas, program services, a medical unit, support services and booking and release.

This facility opened its doors August of 1993 with an inmate population of approximately 600 inmates and was staffed at 274 positions. This facility currently houses over 1,000 inmates and staffs approximately 300 positions.

Direct supervision has allowed our staff to have more control of the inmates, and because the services and programs are delivered to the housing units, there is less inmate movement and better security.

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