The Levy County Detention Bureau serves our community by providing safe, secure and humane detention of individuals in our custody and to provide proper care and supervision of all offenders under our jurisdiction while assisting, as appropriate, their re-entry into society.
The Detention Bureau was moved to the current location in May of 1988. Approximately thirty (30) inmates made the move from the old jail which was located in the Levy County Court House. In the years prior to 1986, the Detention Bureau had always been under the management of the County Sheriff. After the move in 1986, the Board of County Commissioners decided to manage the operations of the Detention Bureau, which they did until January 1, 1993.
The Levy County Detention Bureau operates under the management of Sheriff Robert B. McCallum.
- Chief of Security: Lieutenant Lisa Brock
- Facility Operations: Lieutenant Todd Horne
- Support Services: Lieutenant Steven Ippolito
Detention Bureau Capacity:
The Levy County Detention Bureau has a maximum capacity of 304 inmates.
Detention Bureau Living Conditions:
The Levy County Detention Bureau is a non-smoking facility without access to televisions or newspapers. Inmates receive canteen products twice a week. Visitation is limited to Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. and Saturdays and Sundays 9:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. and 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. with contact visits approved every six (6) months. Food is prepared by an outside vendor, ABL Food Service, out of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Inmates are allowed 3 hours a week recreation. The Detention Bureau does not own weights or weight machines.
Detention Bureau Canteen:
Friends and relatives are able to place money in inmate accounts by using a Kiosk Machine located in the lobby of the Sheriff's Office. This can be done Monday through Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., excluding holidays. Deposits can also be accomplished by visiting http://www.inmatedeposits.com/
The Levy County Detention Bureau provides inmates with telephones in their assigned housing areas, owned and operated by Pay-Tel Communications. Inmates are allowed to make collect calls only. If you require assistance with receiving calls from the Levy County Detention Bureau, contact Pay-Tel at 1-800-PAY-TELL or at http://www.paytel.com
The Levy County Detention Bureau employees work twelve (12) hour shifts. 6:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. and 6:00 P.M. to 6:00 A.M. which is rotated every three (3) months. They work two (2) days one week and five (5) days the next week, which gives them every other weekend off.
The Levy County Detention Bureau has one (1) R.N. and two (2) L.P.N.'s. The medical facility is in operation ten (10) hours a day seven (7) days a week. We contract monthly with an outside medical facility for physician services.
The starting salary for beginning Detention Officers is approximately $28,840 annually. Officers with experience work six (6) months at starting pay and are then given credit for past experience. Example, if an officer worked ten (10) years at another facility and then came to work with the Levy County Jail, the officer would receive credit for five (5) years experience which would move him/her to a step five (5) pay grade. Persons interested in employment with the Levy County Jail may download an application.
Various programs are available throughout the week to inmates incarcerated at the Levy County Detention Bureau. These programs include Religious Services, Alcoholics Anonymous, Anger Management and Life Skills Classes, which include topics such as parenting, health and nutrition and workplace readiness.