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Miami Prison Inmate Services

Finding, Contacting and Visiting Miami Prison Inmates

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Miami Dade County operates a network of six correctional facilities designed to house inmates who are awaiting trial or have been convicted of a crime. These facilities provide a number of services to friends and family members of prison inmates.

Searching for Prison Inmates

The Inmate Profile System allows anyone to search for Miami prison inmates based upon their first and last names. The profile returns a mug shot of the inmate, along with the following information:
  • Full Name
  • Sex
  • Race
  • Eye Color
  • Weight
  • Date of Birth
  • Hair Color
  • Height
  • Booking Information
  • Case Information

Visiting Miami Prison Inmates

The prison system does allow inmate visits, with a different visitation schedule for each facility. Visitors must be appropriately dressed and prepared to submit to searches via metal detectors, frisking and canine detection methods. All visitors must wear undergarments and remain fully clothed during their visits. Specific items of clothing that are banned include:
  • Clothing similar to that worn by corrections employees (all green or green and white combination) or prison inmates (orange, red or white scrubs)
  • Hats and head coverings
  • Provocative clothing of any kind
  • Tops that reveal more than 2 inches of cleavage, 4 inches of the back or any portion of the abdomen
  • Halter tops, tube tops, tank tops, spaghetti straps, sleeveless/muscle shirts, strapless shirts
  • Shorts more than 3 inches above the knee
  • Skirts and dresses more than 2 inches above the knee
  • Non-prescription sunglasses
  • Hooded garments
  • Clothing with offensive lettering
Visitors are not permitted to have any contact with inmates during prison visits.

Sending Mail to Prison Inmates

When sending mail to prison inmates, you must include the inmate's full name, booking number, cell location and facility address. All of this information may be found using the Inmate Profile System.


All mail must be sent using the U.S. Postal Service and is subject to search. Any cash sent will be deposited into the inmate's account. Do not send stamps, envelopes, paper, pens, pencils, inappropriate pictures, Polaroid photographs (of any kind), plastic cards, phone cards, stickers, lipstick marks, padded or bubble mailers or glued items.


Any books (paperbacks only, hardcovers not allowed), magazines, newspapers and religious materials must be mailed directly from a publisher or bookstore. These materials may not contain any nudity or sexually oriented material.
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