Escambia County Corrections and its team of correctional officers and support personnel are responsible for the care, custody and control of over 1,300 inmates. These inmates are housed in the Main Jail on "L" Street, Work Release Center and Walton County Jail. The vast majority of these inmates are awaiting trial on charges ranging from violation of probation to murder. Annually, Escambia County Corrections books and releases over 15,000 people.
On October 1, 2013 the Escambia County Board of County Commissioners assumed responsibility for the jail operations previously operated under the Escambia County Sheriff's Office and placed them under the supervision of the Escambia County Department of Corrections. The facilities now under the BCC are the Main Jail, Work Release Center and the Video Visitation Facility. The Escambia County Work Annex was already under the purview of the commission.