Information for Attorneys

The Broward Sheriff's Office provides this information to assist attorneys in gaining access to BSO's jails and to coordinate services to incarcerated clients.

Phone Call Recording Policy

Information on BSO's policy of recording outgoing inmate telephone calls.

BSO Jails

BSO operates four jails in Broward County. The location of your client may be determined by calling the information desk at (954) 831-5900.

Main Jail
555 SE 1st Ave.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33310
Mailing Address:
PO Box 9356
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33310
The Joseph V. Conte Facility
1351 NW 27th Ave.
Pompano Beach, FL 33069
Mailing Address:
PO Box 407016
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33340-7016
North Broward Bureau
1550 Blount Rd.
Pompano Beach, FL 33069
Mailing Address:
PO Box 407037
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33340
Paul Rein Detention Facility
2421 NW 16 St.
Pompano Beach, FL 33069
Mailing Address:
PO Box 407033
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33340

To visit a client at one of these facilities, attorneys need to proceed through the main entrance to the electromagnetic scanner located in the lobby. All persons - including attorneys - and their belongings entering a BSO jail are subject to search at any time.

The deputy will direct you to the appropriate location to sign-in. You must also to sign-out at the completion of your visit.

Required Identification

The following two forms of identification are required to meet with your client:

  1. Current Bar Association Membership card
  2. Valid government-issued photo ID

Attorney Hours

Attorney visiting hours are 7:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m., seven days a week. Special exceptions can be made during a jury trial.

There is no inmate movement in the facilities from 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Meals are served from 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. During these hours it may take longer for a client to be brought to the visitation area.

Visits must be concluded promptly at 10:00 p.m. Inmates have telephone access 7:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. by outgoing collect telephone calls only. Click here for information about BSO's policy of recording outgoing inmate telephone calls.

Contraband

During your visit with a client, the client may not be given anything other than legal papers.

Items such as money, pens, highlighters, paper clips, jewelry, matches, lighters, cigarettes and chewing gum are considered contraband and are strictly prohibited.

Items from a client's family cannot be given to the inmate.

Clothing for Clients for Appearances in Circuit Court

Clothing for court appearances will be accepted only when a court date for jury trial has been determined. Your client must forward a request to the BSO Inmate Property Unit for approval to accept the court clothing.

The clothing will only be accepted at the BSO jail facility where your client is being held and only during regular visitation hours.

No clothing will be accepted without approval from the BSO Inmate Property Unit.

Legal Assistants/Interpreters

Prior to the initial visit of a legal assistant or interpreter, the attorney must send a letter to the Captain/Superintendent of the BSO jail facility indicating the full name, sex, birth date, race and driver's license number of the legal assistant/interpreter and identifying the detainee to be visited. No relative or social acquaintances of the inmate may be used in this capacity.

Proper identification must be provided by your legal assistant/interpreter upon arrival at the jail.

There are a limited number of private, direct contact, attorney/client interview rooms. If these rooms are occupied, your visit may take place in the visitation booth which provides visual and telephone contact with the detainee through a glass partition.

Please direct all comments or suggestions regarding visitation policy to:

Lt. Michael Tocco
Executive Officer / Ombudsman
Broward Sheriff's Office
2601 W. Broward Blvd.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312
About BSO's Policy of Recording Outgoing Inmate Telephone Calls
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