Detention Bureau

The Detention Bureau is supervised by Director Ricky Wright who oversees the day-to-day operations of the Clay County Jail and Detention Center.

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          Director of Detention           Ricky Wright

Our Detention Bureau takes pride in the success it has experienced with Florida Corrections Accreditation Commission (FCAC) and Florida Model Jail Standards (FMJS) inspections.

Director Wright is a 32-year law enforcement veteran who started his career with the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office and worked for the Palatka Police Department. He joined the Clay County Sheriff’s Office in 2000 where he has served in various areas within the agency.

The Detention Bureau staff regularly fields questions about the Clay County Jail and services provided to inmates and to visiting family and friends. Please review some of the frequently asked questions (FAQ’s) linked below for more information on the Detention/Jail operation. If you have additional questions, contact our staff at (904)213-5906.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Clay County Jail (English)
Frequently Asked Questions about the Clay County Jail (Spanish)
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Chief of Detention Security Captain Terry Arnold

Detention Bureau staff have a decade-long record of excellence. The Clay County Jail (480 beds) has full accommodations for the inmates housed here, providing basic necessities during their incarceration. Male and female inmates have phone, commissary, inmate programs, exercise and library privileges on a regular schedule. The inmates are managed by sworn male and female Detention Deputies. This bureau also includes a large number of civilian employees who do a professional job running control rooms, handling booking duties and many other important jobs augmenting the duties of the sworn Detention personnel. There is also a fully-staffed Jail Medical Unit with a physician and, since 2014, a psychologist.

Learn more information regarding visiting a Clay County Jail inmate.

Inmate Handbook (English)

Inmate Handbook (Spanish)