The largest of the three corrections facilities is the John E. Goode Pretrial Detention Facility (PDF) located in downtown Jacksonville, adjacent to the Police Memorial Building and conveniently located near the Duval County Court House. A state-of-the-art facility when opened in April 1991, the PDF is a twelve-story building with an inmate capacity of 2,189.


Chief Joel Carter
Chief of Jails
Chief Joel Carter


Assistant Chief John Verwey Assistant Chief Ruben Bryant

Pre-Trial Operations
Assistant Chief John M. Verwey

Pre-Trial Services
Assistant Chief Ruben Bryant



All individuals arrested in Duval County pass through the portals of the PDF where they are booked on their criminal charges. Prior to a first appearance hearing many individuals will be released through various legal avenues. Individuals not eligible for release will be housed at PDF until disposition of the criminal charges.

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