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The Montgomery County Jail in Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, like all jails is a maximum security facility. Because the inmates in this jail range from low level offenders to those being held for violent crimes like robbery, rape and murder, the security level is as high as is it is in any maximum security state prison. Some of the security features in this facility include security cameras, electronic detection and reinforced fencing topped with razor wire. Correctional officers in Montgomery County Jail are armed with mace and trained to use physical force to protect themselves and other inmates from violence.

The men, women and juveniles being held in the Montgomery County Jail are either awaiting trial or have been sentenced in the Montgomery County Court System already and been sentenced to a period of time of one year or less. When an inmate is sentenced to a year or more, they are admitted into the Alabama Prison or Federal Prison System. Inmates in the Montgomery County Jail are fed three meals a day totaling 2,500 calories, are allowed access to phones to contact friends and family members, are allowed at least one hour a day for exercise, have access to books, bathroom and shower facilities. The inmates are allowed mail to be delivered to them as well as newspapers and magazine from trusted outside publishers.

The other jail facility in Montgomery County, Alabama is: Montgomery City Jail. In addition, Montgomery County houses the following juvenile facility: Montgomery County Youth Facility.

On this page you will find direct links to specific information that friends and family members of inmates will find useful: Montgomery County Inmate Search, Inmate Phone use, Visitation Rules and Schedules, Commissary Deposits and Information about the Montgomery County Jail Inmate Mail Guidelines. In addition, you will find information on how to contact the facility, directions to the jail, Montgomery County recent arrests, Most Wanted, outstanding Arrest Warrants and much more.



Montgomery County Jail Inmate Search

Mac Sim Butler Detention Facility

STATE COUNTY BEDS
Alabama Montgomery 550
PHYSICAL ADDRESS
250 S. McDonough Street
Montgomery, AL 36103
INMATE MAIL
Inmate's Name and Booking Number
Mac Sim Butler Detention Facility
P.O. Box 4599
Montgomery, AL 36103-4599
FAX
(334) 832-2500

Montgomery also has a city jail that can be accessed by going here.


 

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Visiting an Inmate in the Montgomery County Detention Facility in Alabama

The Montgomery County Detention Facility in Alabama (aka the Mac Sim Butler Detention Facility), is operated by the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, located at 225 South McDonough Street in Montgomery.  The Detention Facility holds prisoners for the Sheriff's Office and all law enforcement agencies in Montgomery County.

The Montgomery County Detention Facility allows inmates to have visits with their family and friends through personal visits and video visits. Visitation is a great way for inmates and their friends and family to stay connected while the inmate is still incarcerated. This opportunity can lift the spirits of the inmate and give him something to look forward to. It also allows the inmate's friends and family keep a relationship with the inmate.

Visitation between inmates and their friends or relatives is allowed; however, there are strict rules that must be followed in order for this visitation to take place.

  • Inmates must have and show their inmate ID before a visitation.
  • Inmates are allowed only 2 names on their visitation card. These names may be changed on the 20th day of each month.
  • Visitors over 16 years of age must show photo ID.
  • Each inmate is allowed one 30- minute visitation per week.
  • Video visitations are also offered. These video visitations are offered 7 days a week and do not require an appointment.
  • If you are having problems with the audio or video reception during your video visitation, notify the visitation officer. If you or the inmate attempts to adjust the audio or video, your visitations will be forfeited.
  • Trusty inmates will be allowed two hour- long video visitations a week.

Stay connected with your friend or family member with personal visits and also video visits. For a lengthy, in depth, explanation of the video visitation process and procedures, visit http://www.montgomerysheriff.com/Default.asp?ID=443&pg=Inmate+Telephone+%26+Visitation. This website shows all the updated rules and regulations for video visitations. If you have any questions regarding inmate visitations, call the Sheriff's Office at (334) 832-4980, or stop by at 115 S Perry St. Montgomery, Alabama 36104.

http://www.montgomerysheriff.com/Default.asp?ID=374&pg=County+Jail

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How to use the Inmate Search for Montgomery County Detention Facility in Alabama

[Article_Ad_2]The Montgomery County Detention Facility in Alabama provides safe, secure and constitutional housing for their inmates. This county jail has 178 correctional officers and 34 civilian support personnel on staff to help preside over the 5800 inmates the jail houses on a daily basis. This number of 5800 inmates gives you an idea of how many people you will be searching through when trying to find someone in the Montgomery County Detention Facility.

When searching for a particular inmate in the Montgomery Country Detention Facility (aka the Mac Sim Butler Detention Facility), there isn't really an extensive process, as in some jails that include entering last names, DOBs, PINs, etc. The search process is actually quite simple.

Here are the steps to searching for and finding someone in the Montgomery County Detention Facility:

  • Go to the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office webpage (http://www.montgomerysheriff.com/Default.asp?ID=223&pg=Sheriff%27s+Home+Page).
  • Look at the left side bar and choose the link that says "In JAIL/Need to Make BAIL?" (It is the fourth link from the top.)
  • This link will navigate you to a page that has a link in bold red letting that says "In Jail & Need to Make Bail?" Click on this link.
  • You will then be taken to a page that will ask you to enter a security code. Type in the code and press enter.
  • You will then be able to search for inmates and people who have arrest warrants out for them.
  • You can search these people by first name, last name, middle name, and arrest dates.
  • Once you have filled out and entered this information, you will be shown the matching results of your search.

If you're not having much luck finding the person you are looking for, it is possible that that person was just recently incarcerated or recently released, and the list hasn't been updated since then. If this is the case, call the Montgomery County Detention Facility at (334) 832-4980 or stop by at 225 South McDonough Street in Montgomery Alabama to obtain the information you're searching for.

The search method in the Montgomery County Detention Facility is quite simple compared to other jail facilities that make the process much more complicated. However, the list of inmates will always be changing, so keep that in mind when searching for a specific inmate.

http://www.montgomerysheriff.com/Default.asp?ID=223&pg=Sheriff%27s+Home+Page

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Communicating with an Inmate Housed at the Montgomery County Detention Facility in Alabama

Communication is the key to keeping up with your friend or family member while they're incarcerated. This can be done through mail and phone calls. This mail and phone calls will not only keep your relationship strong, but it will also give the inmate something to look forward to and give you the feeling that your loved one is still with you.

The Montgomery County Detention Facility in Alabama (aka the Mac Sim Butler Detention Facility) allows inmates to make and receive phone calls to keep in touch with their loved ones; however, there are some strict rules that need to be followed in order for the inmate to be allowed to make these calls.

  • Inmates must show their inmate ID to make phone calls.
  • Inmates may only make phone calls—No received phone calls are permitted.
  • Inmates may only call up to 10 different phone numbers.
  • Phone numbers can be blocked by the Sheriff's Office.
  • All calls made are charged collect to the receiving party (This means the person receiving the call is responsible to pay the bill).
  • Collect calls cannot be made to cell phones.
  • Local calls will be charged at the rate of $2.85 per 15 minutes.
  • Long distance calls will be charged at a higher rate, which is subject to change.
  • Prepaid phone accounts may be set up to allow the inmate to pay for his own calls.
  • Inmates must know the phone number of the person they want to call—directory assistance is not available.
  • In order for inmates to maintain their phone privileges, they must be cooperative and follow jail rules.
  • All phone calls are recorded and may by monitored.

The Montgomery County Detention Facility in Alabama also allows inmates to send and receive mail. As with phone calls, there are strict rules that must be followed for inmates to be able to take advantage of this privilege.

Inmates sending mail:

  • Content of letters must be only matters of personal interest to friends and family. All other topics of discussion are prohibited and considered contraband.
  • Use of profanity, threats, pornography, and diagrams of any part of the Detention Facility are prohibited and considering contraband.
  • Outgoing mail is usually not checked unless the Director or Assistant Director feels reasonable cause to suspect it contains contraband.
  • Inmates must purchase their envelopes, stamps, paper, pens, etc. from the Canteen.
  • Mail must have sufficient postage and be properly addressed.

Inmates receiving mail:

  • Before you can send mail to an inmate, you must sign the Montgomery County Detention Facility Inmate's Personal Property Envelope. This allows the Sheriff or other officers to open your mail. If you do not do this, your mail will not be delivered to the inmate and will be discarded.
  • Incoming mail will be checked for contraband, such as items listed above in addition to cash monies, money orders, business checks, dividend checks, government checks, etc. 
  • Montgomery County Detention Facility will not pay "Postage Due" on any incoming mail.
  • Mail must have proper return address, mailing address, and postage.
  • Inmates are allowed to receive books, magazines, and newspapers if these materials are sent directly from the publisher.

Be sure to follow the rules when sending mail and taking phone calls from inmates. These forms of communication are privileges, not rights. Phone rates are subject to change along with the increasing rates from the phone company. To get the exact rates, contact the Sheriff's Office at (334) 832-4980 or stop by at 225 South McDonough Street Montgomery, Alabama  36104.

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