Want to learn about the Seminole County Jail?
If you are someone you know is headed to Seminole County Jail, you may be wondering what life is like behind those locked doors. Going to jail can be scary, especially if this is your first time. We can't promise that your time will be worry free, but having the right information can help you feel more prepared for the experience.
We have interviewed ex-inmates of Seminole County, who have shared their stories so you can know what to expect. You can read the interviews by clicking on links to the left. Take a few minutes to read about the experiences of others who have gone before you, and learn what life is really like in Seminole County Jail.
Getting Out Early
To deal with issues of overcrowding, many jails provide a way for inmates to get out earlier than their sentences state. Seminole County allows inmates to earn up to 5 days off per 30 days and this time off is called "Gain Time." Inmates earn this time by becoming trustees, and for every 30 days worked, 5 days are taken off the sentence. To get the gain time, it is important to avoid fights, contraband, and generally follow the rules of the jail.
Seminole County provides three meals each day to inmates. The food is not rated very highly, but one inmate did comment that it is better than the food in Orange County. Another inmate commented that it was always hot and didn't seem to make anyone sick, so that is a good thing. A favorite food of inmates is a brown meat sauce served with noodles.
One inmate speculated that the chicken is the only real meat served, with all the others being soy products. The jail does have a commissary where inmates can buy snacks if they have money on their accounts. Having money and being able to do this can make the time easier as you will have some choices of different foods when the jail serves something you don't care for.
Items sold by the commissary include ramen noodles, honeybuns, chips and soda.
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