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What Type of Arrest Warrants Will Cause Social Security Benefits to Stop?

The Social Security Administration (SSA) can only stop your benefits if the arrest warrant is for a fleeing crime. If there is a warrant for something other than fleeing, it does not qualify for benefit cut off or forced repayment. Historically, the SSA stopped benefits for anyone who had an arrest warrant for any reason. […]

What to do if a Family Member Goes Missing

When a family member goes missing, it strikes fear in the heart of loved ones but panicking will not help the situation. The following steps can narrow the search and if authorities become involved will help them streamline the process. Contact authorities. Tell them you do not wish to wait 24 hours because your family […]

Why Commissary is Important

Commissary funds are deposited to an inmate's account so he or she can purchase personal hygiene items, stationery supplies and snacks. Some lists also offer clothing, electronics, books and phone cards, among other things. A Relief from Hunger Inmates are typically fed two to three meals a day. The ingredients are high in calorie and […]

Can a Felon Own a Gun In New Mexico?

Generally speaking, federal law makes it a crime for a convicted felon to own or possess a gun or ammunition. If you were convicted of a federal felony crime, you must receive a presidential pardon if you are to ever own a firearm again. Some states, however, have specifically designed laws regarding felons convicted of […]

Parental Visitation: Know the keys to Helping Your Child Visit Their Parent in Jail

Children typically desire contact with their parents, even if a parent is incarcerated, so learn the ropes to keep the connection going: Keep it Simple Depending on the age of the child, you can explain without going into too much detail, why the parent is in jail. Preschool to elementary kids – Let them know […]

The Truth about Prison Phone Calls

Your inmate needs to stay connected to friends and family. While lots of information can be shared on the phone, precautions must be taken so that everyone involved can avoid having future problems. Phone Calls are Recorded If your inmate wants to discuss the case with you by phone, use extreme caution going forward. The […]

Caring for an Inmate, Even If You Can't Visit the Jail or Prison

Visits are a lifeline for most inmates, but if his jail is very far away, or there are other reasons that make it impossible for you to visit, there are other steps you can take to let him know he is not alone. Lots of mail: Even if you can't write a letter each day […]

Checking In To Prison – Aaron's Story

When the judge sentenced me to six months in the county jail, my first thought was about my family. Without me there to work and pay the bills, my wife and kids would lose the apartment. My attorney spoke up right away and asked the judge to allow me to check in at a later […]

Get a Special Visit If You Live Far From the Jail

The logistics of visiting an inmate who is incarcerated very far from where you live can be tricky. If the jail has very short visits or requires a specific visitation registration processes, it makes it even more difficult. Some jails make exceptions for those who must travel to visit the inmate. How Far is Far? […]

Can a Felon Possess a Gun In Illinois?

Illinois law allows certain convicted felons to own or possess guns. Federal law still makes it a crime, and in some cases the feds have pursued prosecution in states that allow it. Only an attorney should advise you on this matter but the basics of Illinois laws are as follows: Your rights can be restored […]

What Happens When an Illegal Immigrant Commits a Crime?

If and undocumented immigrant is charged with committing a crime, there can be three different legal outcomes. 1. ICE Gets Involved The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) enter information about an arrested immigrant into a database that is monitored. This department has the authority to take custody of the immigrant, investigate his standing

When the Newness of Sobriety Wears Off

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Drastically Reduce the Cost of Calls from Your Out of State Inmate

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You are on Felony Probation: 4 Things Not To Do

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A Guide to Inmate Visitation Online

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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

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

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


How I Overcame Fear in Jail

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Can a Felon Possess a Gun In Georgia?

Georgia law is very clear on its position regarding convicted felons in that state owning or possessing firearms: It follows the federal law when it comes to guns and felons. The Basics: With the exception of a felony conviction that is non-violent and related exclusively to a business-related crime, if you have ever been convicted […]

Solitary Confinement for Teenagers is a Bad Idea. Here's What We Can Do About It.

Inhumane disciplinary isolation for incarcerated children is causing suicides and other harm. All who believe that teenagers deserve special attention at their time of need will be interested in the recommendations in this New York Times piece. Read about it here: End Solitary Confinement for Teenagers

Why and How Drugs Are Divided Into Different Classes and Levels

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Consequences of Providing Contraband to an Inmate

It is never a good idea to mail contraband to an inmate or to bring it on a visit. The consequences for such actions are serious not only for the inmate, but also for you. What is Contraband? Contraband is anything that inmates are not allowed to have in their possession. Obvious examples are weapons, […]

What Info Can I Get From An Inmate Search?

Nothing is scarier than a missing person. You're frantic to find out what happened. Then it hits you: Maybe your loved one got arrested. Many jails have websites that allow you to look up inmates currently in custody. Some even list those who were booked and recently released. But an inmate search can tell you […]

4 Things to Tell Young Kids When Dad is In Jail

While your husband is incarcerated, your children will want to know what has happened. These four things can ease their mind without burdening them. Explain why he went. Without being specific about the exact crime he is accused of, you can tell the children that the judge thinks their dad broke the law and he […]

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4 Good Places to Find Prison Pen Pals

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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.


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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.


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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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