Jail Complex

The Brevard County Jail Complex is owned and maintained by Brevard County and is operated by the Sheriff. The Jail is accredited through the Florida Corrections Accreditation Commission.

The main jail opened in 1986 with beds for 386 inmates. Today, the Jail Complex routinely houses over 1,600 inmates daily. The Jail Complex consists of a Booking area, Housing areas, Infirmary, Kitchen, Laundry facility, Courtrooms, Visiting areas, Recreation areas, and office/support locations. In addition to the maximum and medium security main jail, there are four tent housing structures, an annex facility and a mental health/medical unit. This brings the total rated capacity to 1,849 beds.

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Jail Expansion Project

Brevard County has been embroiled in a Federal Lawsuit regarding the jail since 1983 due to overcrowding conditions. The Board of County Commissioners conducted several unsuccessful Voter Referendums to expand the jail during the 1980’s, 1990’s and 2002 to seek additional tax funding to expand the Jail Complex. In early 2005 the Sheriff’s Office proposed a 700 bed jail expansion plan which included the use of Sprung tents to reduce costs. The proposal was approved by the Board of County Commissioners and is expected to save taxpayers in excess of 30 million dollars over conventional construction methods.

The Sheriff’s Office expansion plan consists of four separate 100 bed Sprung tent-like structures, a new Medical/Mental Health Dormitory designed for 300 inmates, conversion of a Jail Annex to a Women’s Jail, a new Laundry/Search Facility, an expanded Booking area and an expanded Food Services area at an estimated cost of $17 million. All major constructions projects have been completed.

Jail Location & Map

Brevard County Jail Complex
Commander Steve Fernez
860 Camp Road
Cocoa, Florida 32927

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Jail Contact Information

Unit or Office Phone
Main Number/Reception Area: (321) 690-1500
Inmate Information/Bonds: (321) 690-1500 “0”
Visitation Appointments: (321) 690-1518
Assistance/Information (321) 690-0205
Medical Unit: (321) 690-1547
Mental Health Unit: (321) 690-1559
Inmate Records: (321) 690-1541
Classification Unit: (321) 690-1570
Chaplain: (321) 690-1530
Administration: (321) 690-1500
Fax: (321) 635-7800

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