Procedures & Fees
- Bond Procedures
- Contacting an Inmate
- Inmate Property / Money Release
- Items Provided by the Facility
- Subsistence Fees / Medical Co-Pays
- United States Postal Service (USPS)
Members of the Martin County Sheriff's Office will not recommend a Bail Bond Agency. You may reference the Yellow Pages for a Bail Bondsman.
Persons incarcerated within the Martin County Jail may be released if there is a bond for the charge(s) they were arrested for. You may pay the bond in cash (exact amount), or contact a bail bondsman who is licensed by the Insurance Commissioner of the State of Florida to post a surety bond.
The bail bondsman guarantees the amount of the bond or the individual's appearance in court. You are responsible for the conditions, fees, and agreements with the bail bondsman you select. Once a (cash or surety) bond is received by the Booking Unit, release procedures will commence.
Inmates may purchase a variety of items through Aramark Commissary to include:
- Certain clothing items
- Greeting cards
- Limited over-the-counter medication
- Personal hygiene items
- Postage stamps
- Snack items
When items are purchased, the amount is deducted from the inmate's account. Items that are not available through the commissary shall not be accepted from family members, friends, or through the mail. To order an iCare Package through commissary, visit the iCare website.
Florida State Statute 951.22 prohibits the provision, or receipt of contraband articles to or from any inmate, or to introduce or possess contraband upon the grounds of the county detention facility. Any violation of this statute is guilty of a felony of the third degree.
Transfer of property or money between inmates is forbidden. When necessary, inmates may release personal property from the facility to a friend/family member by completing a "Property Release" form, "Money Release Request" or "Money Transfer Request" at least 24 hours in advance. If an inmate has a debt (i.e, medical fees, subsistence fees, etc.), money shall not be released until the debt is satisfied. Only one property/money release is permitted per incarceration.
Upon admission to the facility, each inmate is provided with:
- Bath towels
- Bed linens
- Personal hygiene items
Personal Hygiene Items
Personal hygiene items include:
- Bath soap
- Feminine hygiene products
To defray costs, the Martin County Sheriff's Office Corrections Department initiated a Subsistence Fee Program and Medical Co-Pay Program.
The State Legislature has found that there is an urgent need to alleviate the increasing financial burden on local subdivisions of the state caused by the expenses of incarcerating prisoners.
Florida State Statute allows for the collections of all, or a fair portion of daily subsistence and reimbursement for expenses incurred in providing medical care, treatment, hospitalization, or transportation from the inmate receiving the service. All inmates shall receive the same level of care regardless of their ability to pay.