Lt. Steven CruzeCorrections Commander

Lt. Steven Cruze




The Corrections Division is comprised of twelve full-time correctional deputies. The Corrections Division staff consists of one Lieutenant, two Sergeants, and ten Correctional Deputies.

All of our corrections deputies are certified on the NCIC/FCIC computer system, freeing up the communication division to handle their responsibilities without interruption from the corrections division. They are also trained in the use of fire extinguishers, CPR, and other life saving maneuvers, conduct periodic fire drills, and are continually trained in life saving and accident prevention programs.




Inmate Visitation – Visitation Request Form

The administration strongly encourages and supports the inmate visitation program and implements those rules necessary to protect the visitation program and to insure its orderly operation. It is requested that complete knowledge and compliance with the following regulations be practiced to protect the continuation of visiting privileges.


Schedule for Visitation:

Male Inmates will be held from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm on Fridays.

Female inmates will be arranged as necessary through the jail supervisor.

In order to visit an inmate at the Gilchrist County Jail a visitation form must be completed and turned in to the jail staff no later than 5:00 pm the Thursday prior to the visit. Only persons on the list and approved will be allowed to visit. You can either print a visitation form from the link below or you may get one from the jail itself. All forms must be returned to the jail either by mail or dropped off at:

9239 South US Hwy 129
Trenton, Fl. 32693

Visitation Rules:

  • Any items other than these are considered contraband and not allowed in visitation: nitroglycerin, inhalers or anything medically necessary, keys and identification, money for drinks not to exceed $20.00.
  • All visitors are subject to a pat search or metal detector -screening prior to and departing the facility. ANY REFUSAL AND YOU WILL NOT BE ADMITTED INTO THE FACILITY.
  • Adult visitors must show a valid form of picture identification with their date of birth and address on it. The only forms of I.D. accepted are state issued drivers license, state issued I.D. card, or military I.D. card. NO OTHER PROOF OF I.D. WILL BE ACCEPTED.
  • No minor under eighteen (18) years of age will be permitted to visit without a parent or legal guardian and accompanied by an adult (21 years of age or older). Minors sixteen years of age and older will need to have a valid form of picture identification.
  • No more than two (2) adult visitors per inmate will be allowed to visit at one time.
  • Children will not be left unattended on the premises. Doing so will result in the termination of the visit.
  • Visitors are only allowed to visit one inmate per day.
  • Once a visitor exits the facility they will not be permitted to re-enter.
  • Once an inmate is returned to the cell block they will not be permitted to re-enter visitation.
  • No contact of any kind will be permitted during visitation.
  • Visitors who appear to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs or have an odor of alcohol about them will not be allowed to visit.
  • Visitor(s) convicted of a felony and/or on State Probation or Parole will not be permitted to visit.
  • Visitors ever charged with or attempted bringing contraband into the facility will not be permitted in to visit. Violation of this rule will result in immediate and permanent loss of visitation privileges.
  • Visitors and inmates shall conduct themselves in a manner acceptable to the standards of good taste in the community. Profanity, abusive language or disruptive behavior will not be tolerated. Any of these will be grounds to have their visit terminated.
  • The Correctional Staff may terminate a visit at any time a violation of rules warrants such action.
  • Any visitor or inmate found in violation of any rule(s) is subject to permanent or temporary suspension of visiting privileges and/or other appropriate action.
  • All vehicles must be locked and secure before entering the facility. Failing to do so will terminate visit.
  • You will not be permitted to share drinks during visitation.

Visitation Dress Code:

Visitors will be required to conform to established dress code:

  • No shorts or skirts above knee length permitted.
  • Shirts must have sleeves and cover entire upper torso.
  • No hats, caps, or “do-rags”.
  • No tank tops, strapped shirts, tube tops, or halter-tops.
  • Shoes must be worn.
  • Any clothing with profane, vulgar, or illegal pictures or language is not allowed.
  • No see through clothing allowed.
  • No Pocketbooks, tote bags, sun glasses, hats, or wallets. (prescription glasses only)
  • No food or drink may be brought into the facility.

This is a detention Facility, security is of the utmost.  Your welfare and safety as well as that of the facility staff and the inmates must be considered. Your actions must not jeopardize that safety.  As a visitor of the Gilchrist County Detention Facility, you are required to comply with specific rules and regulations.  If you have any questions concerning the facility or any people please contact the Jail Commander.


Inmate Phone Services

Telephone privileges will be provided daily between the hours of 8:00 am and 11:00 pm.  All calls are collect.  Currently the phone service provided by the Gilchrist County Jail is owned and operated by AmTel.  If you require assistance with receiving calls or need to report a problem relating to the phone service contact AmTel at 1-800-849-6081 or at www.atni.netAmTel




Inmate Canteen

Friends and relatives are able to place money in inmate account by either mailing a money order addressed to the inmate or by going online and depositing money or placing an order for the inmate at www.jailatm.comoasis_logo.





Inmate Mail

Inmates at the Gilchrist County Jail can receive mail at:

Gilchrist County Jail
9239 South US Hwy 129
Trenton, Fl  32693

There are no restrictions concerning the number of letters inmates may send or receive.  Incoming mail will be opened to inspect for contraband.  Privileged mail will be opened in front of the inmate receiving to ensure that it did not contain contraband.

Any mail received for an inmate containing any of the following will be returned to sender:

  • Stamps, envelopes, blank paper, blank greeting card, blank post card or any writing utensil.
  • Any papers that are glued, taped, or stapled.
  • Magazines, books, newspapers, newspaper clippings, calendars, or any part of any of the above.
  • Strings, ribbons, plastic, plastic wrap, or metal items.
  • Glitter, crayon, loose stickers.
  • Polaroid photos..
  • Photocopied or downloaded material.
  • Any type lipstick.
  • Perfume scented letter or envelope.
  • Any sexually suggestive material.
  • Any cash, personal checks.