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Tuscaloosa County Jail Inmate Search

How to Search for an Inmate in Tuscaloosa County Alabama

To find an inmate within the Tuscaloosa County Jail system in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, go to the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Search page.

Click the “Inmate Search” tab at the top.

There are three methods to search for an inmate on this page.


  • Enter the inmate’s last name.
  • Enter the inmate’s first name.
  • Enter the inmate’s middle name. (If you do not have it, skip this step)
  • Click on “Search”.

TIP: If unsure of the name spelling, enter the first letter or two and click on “Search”. All inmates whose names begin with the letters you entered will be displayed alphabetically by last name.


  • Click on “Search” without entering any information.

All current inmates will be listed in alphabetical order by last name.


  • Use the dropdown “From” and “To” calendars to select a date range for the arrest.
  • Click on “Search”.


Click on the inmate’s last name - It will be displayed as a blue-link - to open and view:

  • Tuscaloosa County Mugshot
  • Warrants
  • Agency Bond Type
  • Bond Amount
  • Count
  • Charge


This county also allows you to check whether a person has an active arrest warrant in his/her name.

To do so click here.

  • Click on the “Warrant Search” tab at the top.
  • Enter the person’s last name.
  • Enter the person’s first name.
  • Click on “Search”.

TIP: If you know the middle name you can enter it, but it is not needed for a search.

If there is an active criminal warrant in the name you entered, it will be displayed along with:

  • Person’s Full Name
  • Reason for Warrant
  • Birthdate
  • Mugshot (If Available)
  • Physical Description
  • Agency with Warrant


This county provides a summary of several unsolved cold cases as well as daily incidence reports.

  • Click here to go to the page.
  • Cold case summaries will be displayed on the page.

Scroll to the bottom of the page to the right and click on the “Daily Incident Report” date that you wish to examine.

It will open and allow you to view:

  • Incident Case #
  • Date and Time of Incident Report
  • Location
  • Incident Description
  • Location of Incident
  • Items Taken (If Applicable)
  • Misc. Value (If Applicable)

With more than 9,000 jails and prisons across the country, trying to locate an inmate can feel like searching for a needle in a haystack. On this page, you will find the Tuscaloosa County inmate search, inmate lists, inmate roster, arrest reports and/or booking information for the Tuscaloosa County Jail in the city of Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa County in the state of Alabama.

With a minimal amount of information about the inmate and some patience, on jailexchange.com you can:

Recent Arrests and/or Pre-trial Inmates in Tuscaloosa County Jail

If you are certain your inmate is in Tuscaloosa County Jail, or at the very least in Tuscaloosa County, go to this page to search for them.

If the Tuscaloosa County Jail inmate search website is not currently online or up to date, call for assistance in locating your inmate.

The Tuscaloosa County Jail is "open" 24-hours-a-day. When you call, give the staff member the name of who you are looking for and a birthdate or age if you have it. That person will let you know if your inmate is there.

At minimum you will need a first and last name. If you can provide the middle name or initial that is even better. In a perfect world you will also have the inmate's birthdate, but if not, an estimated age will help.

If you are not sure what county jail the inmate is located in, it helps to at least know the geographic area. Knowing what state the inmate is in is good; knowing which county is even better.

In some cases, there will be more than one possibility. Use patience and check them all. Go here to get started on a search for any jail in the state of Alabama or go to this page to begin a search for all jails in the United States.

If your inmate has been charged but not yet convicted of a misdemeanor or a felony, he or she will most likely be held in Tuscaloosa County within the county where the crime occurred. If you only have the city name, look up the city's police department, call and ask them if they keep inmates at a local jail or send them to the county jail. If they are sent to the Tuscaloosa County Jail, either look them up here or call for assistance.

Recently convicted felons are sometimes held at Tuscaloosa County Jail until transport to a Alabama State Prison is available. Inmates sentenced to less than one year incarceration or those convicted to serve time for misdemeanors will do their time in the Tuscaloosa County Jail system.

Jailexchange.com has a complete page of all available information to assist families and friends of inmates in Tuscaloosa County Jail and every other jail, prison and juvenile detention center in America.

How to find an Inmate already convicted of a felony and sentenced in the state of Alabama

State Inmate

Most states have Department of Corrections websites that allow you to type in a felon's first and last name and pull up inmates in that state. Go to this page for inmates in Alabama. If you need to find an inmate in another state prison system, go here.

When you click next to the inmate's name or on a link, it will show you which jail or prison the inmate is housed in. If the inmate is no longer incarcerated, but is on parole/probation or discharged, it will tell you that as well. In addition, many state prison inmate pages show recent mug shots.

Federal Inmate

The federal prison system has its own inmate locator called the Bureau of Prisons Inmate Locator.

Type in the inmate's name and it will tell you where he or she is incarcerated and their projected release date. It also lists released federal prison inmates and the date they were released.

Federal inmates who are moved from one prison to another will show as "No longer in federal custody" on the system until they reach their next federal prison destination. This movement can take a few days to several months to complete, so keep checking back to find out where the inmate was taken.

ICE Inmates

The ICE Detainee Lookup allows friends, family members and interested parties to locate illegal and/or undocumented immigrants that are in the United States without permission.

They are held in detention centers approved by Immigration Custody and Enforcement until their hearing or date they are deported back to their home country.

To look up the detainee, users need the full legal name the person used upon their arrest and the country the person claimed they originated from. It helps to also have the "A-number", which is the number that ICE assigned to them upon their detention, which you can use instead of attempting to type the detainee's name.

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