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How can you find Putnam County jail records?

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Inmate records for the Putman County Jail are available online from the Putman County Sheriff?s Office website. Records relating to the operation of the Putnam County Jail are also obtainable by using the Florida Sunshine Law.

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To access the Putman County Jail inmate information, go to the Putman County Sheriff?s Department website and click on Stay Informed, then click on Jail Log. The next screen allows you to search for jail inmates by name. There is also a listing of all inmates booked into the jail in the previous 24 hours.

Using the Florida version of the Freedom of Information Act, called the Florida Sunshine Law, public records are available upon request and citizens can use the records for any legal purpose. Some jail records relating to custody and security issues may be exempt from disclosure under the Florida Sunshine Law. Florida statutes outline what records are exempt from disclosure and the time frame in which the Putman County Jail would have to invoke the exemption.

The Florida Sunshine Law was established in 1995 and guarantees access to public records of Florida governmental bodies. Public records include all documents and papers, letters, tapes or film in connection with the official business of any governmental agency in Florida.

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