Escambia County Corrections and its team of correctional officers and support personnel are responsible for the care, custody and control of over 1,300 inmates. These inmates are housed in the Main Jail on "L" Street, Work Release Center, Santa Rosa County Jail and Walton County Jail. The vast majority of these inmates are awaiting trial on charges ranging from violation of probation to murder. Annually, Escambia County Corrections books and releases over 15,000 people.
On October 1, 2013 the Escambia County Board of County Commissioners assumed responsibility for the jail operations previously operated under the Escambia County Sheriff's Office and placed them under the supervision of the Escambia County Department of Corrections. The facilities now under the BCC are the Main Jail, Work Release Center and the Video Visitation Facility.
Escambia County Corrections is managed by the jail administrator and assistant jail administrator. Each section is supervised by a 1st Lieutenant. Escambia County Corrections consists of two sections: Booking & Transportation, and Main Jail.
The leadership in place is committed to enhancing the professionalism of the Escambia County Corrections through efficient and effective use of resources.