George Zimmerman Incarceration Information

Apr 12, 2012
4:59 pm


General Information

George Zimmerman remains at the John E. Polk Correctional Facility (JEPCF) on a no-bond status and is currently being housed in administrative confinement.  He has been placed in this status (segregated from the general population) due to the high profile nature of the case.

Zimmerman’s cell is designed to hold two inmates and is approximately 67 square feet.  It is equipped with a toilet and two beds.  A mattress, pillow, bed sheets, and blanket are provided.  No photos will be provided of his cell or of any other cells inside the JEPCF.

Inmates housed at the JEPCF are not provided access to televisions and are not permitted to use or possess tobacco products.   Inmates are provided access to books and magazines from the facility’s library cart. They may also have books and magazines delivered directly to them from the publisher of the periodical.  Bibles are also permitted.

The JEPCF assesses a $10 booking fee and a $3 per day subsistence fee.  This fee is deducted from the inmate’s trust account.

The JEPCF has a design capacity of 1396 inmates.

Health Assessments

At no time will the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office discuss medical screening or mental health assessments.  All records associated with an inmate’s medical care are confidential and exempt.


Inmates are scheduled for three hours of recreation time per week.


Inmates are provided three meals per day, with an average daily calorie count of 2,834.  Serving times typically start at 4 a.m. for breakfast, 10:30 a.m. for lunch and 4 p.m. for dinner.


Inmates are permitted to purchase items from the commissary once a week. The costs of the items purchased are debited from the inmate’s trust account.  Only persons enumerated on the inmate’s visitation list are permitted to contribute to inmate’s trust account.  Zimmerman has purchased $79.84 in items and has a balance of $41.16. The items that Zimmerman purchased last night are attached to this release. An inmate’s current trust account balance is posted online at the same page as their booking photo.


Zimmerman’s visitation log is not available at this time as his attorney has advised of an intent to file a motion for Protective Order.

Jail Surveillance Video

Jail surveillance video is expect and confidential per F.S. 281.301.  The sound recordings of inmates phone calls are not public record subject to release. Bent v. State, 46 So.3d 1047 (4th DCA2010).

Inmate Phone Calls

The sound recordings of inmatephone calls are not public record subject to release. (Bent v. State, 46 So.3d 1047 (4th DCA 2010)).