. Orange County's
Detention Center operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
About the Orange County Detention Center
The Orange County Detention Center (Jail) is located at 125 Court Street, in Hillsborough. Originally built in 1925, the Jail housed 38 inmates. It is still in operation today. In 1980 the Jail's interior was remodeled. New floors and 8 new cells were installed. Since 1982 much needed major renovations, and additions to the Jail have all been paid for by Federal funding, through the US Marshal’s Office. In 1992 a 2 million dollar grant, from the U.S. Marshal’s Office, helped with an additional 62 beds. Orange County's Detention Center, now, has beds for 138 inmates.
The Detention Facility houses all persons
entrusted to the custody of the Sheriff from:
The Sheriff’s Detention Division is responsible for the total operation of the Detention Facility and is charged with providing a safe, secure, and clean environment for persons committed there.
· Physical checks, of each inmate, every fifteen minutes
· Receiving and sending inmate's mail
· Making sure inmates get to court on their assigned court date
Providing three nutritious meals
· Providing for medical needs of inmates
o Inmate medical care is provided by Southern Health Partners. Nurses are at the facility daily to dispense medications and provide inmates' basic medical needs. If an inmate requires hospitalization, the inmate is transported to one of the local hospitals.
· Conducting and monitoring visitations by family and friends.
· Proper personal hygiene by inmates is encouraged with issuance of clean clothing twice a week.
The required duties have to be documented by Detention Division members, and is the reason for large amounts of paperwork. On average, the County Detention Center houses 150 to 170 inmates daily. Sixty (60%) percent of these inmates are Federal prisoners. Currently we have 42 Detention Division members that are Detention Deputies and/or Sworn Deputies assigned to 4, 12 hour shifts. These members work a rotating shift, with an average of 8 officers on each shift.