Opened in May 1999, the Joseph V. Conte Facility is a male, medium-custody facility housing mainly inmates awaiting trial. Conte is a direct supervision facility, meaning deputies are stationed inside the housing units and interact directly with inmates. Meals, recreation, counseling, treatment programs and medical care are provided within the housing units, eliminating the need to escort inmates to other areas to receive them. The Conte Facility is program intensive and includes 30-day substance abuse programs, as well as various educational programs.
Built at a cost of $25.5 million, the facility houses 1,328 inmates and is staffed by 231 law t and civilian personnel.
The facility is named for Joseph Conte, a 47-year-old BSO detention deputy, killed in the line of duty in July 1979.
Inmate Visitation is no longer available at any of our jail facilities. All visits are conducted off-site at the Video Visitation Center or Remotely by using your Smartphone. All visits must be scheduled 24 hours in advance via www.videovisitanywhere.com. All visitors are required to register online and are subject to prior approval. See for rules, schedule times and availability.
Effective Monday, June 7, 2021, the friends and family voucher program for video visitation will no longer be accepted. Friends, family, and/or loved ones of inmates may utilize the video visitation center or pay for remote visits to continue to see their incarcerated loved ones. Professionals visits will resume at all jail facilities. Video Visitation vouchers will be available for attorneys for a limited time during the transition to normal operations.
Death Notification of an Inmate Family Member
Notifying an inmate of the death of a family member is arranged through the Chaplain's Office
General Arrest Information and Jail Visitor Information
Inmate Visitor Info for information about charges, bond, the arrest process and visiting and phoning incarcerated inmates in any Broward Sheriff's Office jail.