Bibb County Jail Inmate Tablet Rental

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Bibb County Jail

Address:
94 Bibb Lane
Brent, AL 35034

Phone:

205-926-9581

Rent a Tablet for an Inmate in the Bibb County Jail

Renting a Tablet for Bibb County Jail Inmates

Bibb County Jail provides tablets for inmates to use for phone and visitation communication, as well as for sending and receiving electronic messaging.

The tablets are provided by Securus.

The tablets are not connected directly to the internet, but instead to a server controlled by the Bibb County Jail .  This allows all communication between inmates and their contacts to monitored during calls and visits, as well as delays while written communication is reviewed.

Please note that while the jail may provide the tablet for free, there will be a cost for ongoing use of it for entertainment and educational purposes.

Securus Tablet Rental

Bibb County Jail now offers Securus 'SecureView' Tablet Rentals to their inmates.


  
Securus is the same company that handles the inmate phone system, video visitations, email and texting and digital letters.

The tablets can be rented on a monthly basis and while not directly connected to the internet, the inmates can use them for the following activities:

  • Phone Calls - Inmates may make calls directly from their tablet allowing for more privacy. The rates are the same as the phones in the unit, and the calls are still recorded and monitored.
  • eMessaging - Communicate via a text based message or picture. Fee based system.
  • Job Search - Using JobView, a secure job search application, inmates have the ability to see what jobs are available when they are released.
  • Education - Free educational platform and course catalog that provides thousands of educational resources.
  • Self Help -Inmates have daily access to mental health and addiction recovery programming.
  • Music - Top-40, Hip-Hop, Country, Rock, Gospel, and more.
  • Law Library -  Legal research with up-to-date case information.
  • eBooks - Thousands of available titles.
  • Religion - Religious resources for spiritual guidance.
  • Games - Inmates can play their favorite games. Available through monthly subscriptions
  • Facility Services - Digital access to submitted forms, requests, facility documents, and notifications from staff.

Here's how it works:

  • Register here.  It is recommended you use Chrome or Firefox.
  • Pay for the subscription using Paypal.
  • You get charged the 1st of each month. 
  • You get charged a full month even if it's only used for a partial month.
  • No activation or early termination fees.
  • Your inmate will receive their tablet in 3-5 business days, after you pay.

Questions:

Rent a Tablet for an Inmate in the Bibb County Jail

Does Bibb County Jail have tablets for the inmates to use?

You can find information about the Bibb County Jail ’s tablet program at the top of this page. If there is no information about it, it is because they either have recently changed companies or are not yet providing this service for inmates. Call 205-926-9581 to confirm.

What can the inmates use the tablets for?

Inmates in jails and prisons are using tablets for all the communication services available such as video visitation, video phone calls, regular phone calls, and electronic messaging – which is like texting and email.

Tablets are also used for entertainment, such as watching movies, television shows, listening to music and reading e-books. It is also used for education, self-help information, and legal research.

Are the jail’s tablets connected to the internet?

No, they are not connected to the internet. All the messages, visits and programming goes through a system controlled by the company that provides the tablets, and through the jail. They control what each inmate sees. All messages are carefully screened and not delivered if the sender or the inmate violates jail policy.

How much do the tablets cost to use?

For accessing visits and messages, the tablets are free to us. Each unit has many of them, all provided by the company that has contracted with the jail. Of course, the video visits and messages have a fee and those are paid for by the inmate’s family and friends who use the service.

If inmates are supposedly being punished, why do they get access to tablets?

That’s the question a lot of people ask and don’t fully understand.

The way the jail staff looks at it, is that if they can keep the inmates busy and distracted, it makes it safer for them. 

Tablets also give them a certain power over controller an inmate’s behavior. For example, if an inmate knows that they will lose the privilege of having access to a tablet if they get into a fight or violate another rule or policy, they will be better behaved. 

Tablets are one of the few things that make an inmate feel as though they are free, and they don’t want to lose the privilege of having access to one.

What companies have tablets for jail and inmate use?

CIDNET
City Tele Coin
Gettingout
GTL
Homewav
IC Solutions
Inmate Sales
JailATM
J Pay
NCIC
Oasis
Paytel
Reliance
Securus
Smart Communications

What if an inmate breaks a tablet, do they have to pay for it?

Yes, if an inmate breaks a tablet, then they are responsible for paying for it. The money will come out of their commissary funds, so not only do they lose access to having a tablet as punishment, but they also won’t be able to purchase snacks on commissary.
 

Bibb County Jail Inmate Mail Policies and Address - What Can You Send, and Where?

For inmates receiving mail in the Bibb County Jail there are different addresses and policies depending on the inmate's status, as well as what type of mail they are receiving; personal mail, legal mail, subscriptions or books sent from a third-party such as Amazon.

All mail is to be shipped to the Bibb County Jail :
Bibb County Jail
94 Bibb Lane
Brent, AL 35034


For complete information on mail policies, what you can send an inmate and what address to send them, check out our Inmate Mail page.


 

Bibb County Bail Bond Information

Because Bibb County and Alabama can change their bail bond procedures, it is always best to call either the Bibb County Jail  at 205-926-9581, or the court in the jurisdiction (i.e. Municipal Court, District Court, etc.) where the offender was charged, and do this right after an arrestee has been booked. 

Ask the staff at the Bibb County Jail or the Bibb County Court Clerk these specific questions:

  1. Is the defendant eligible for bail or a bond?
  2. How much will the bail or bond be, and what are the additional fees?
  3. Where do I go to pay it?
  4. Are there any days or times of the day or night when I cannot post bail?
  5. What types of payment are allowed? Cash? Money order? Credit card? What types of credit cards? Property or other collateral? Surety bonds?
  6. Do I have to use a bail or bond agent?

If you feel the bail is too high and you wish to get it reduced, contact a lawyer or the defendant's public defender and get them to look into what they can do to get a bail reduction. The sooner you get working on this the quicker you will get your loved one released. 

This entire process will go smoother and faster with a criminal attorney or bail agent handling it for you.


 

How to Rent a Tablet for an Inmate in Bibb County Jail

To rent a tablet for an inmate in Bibb County follow these instructions:

  • Register here.  It is recommended you use Chrome or Firefox.
  • Pay for the subscription using Paypal.
  • You get charged the 1st of each month. 
  • You get charged a full month even if it's only used for a partial month.
  • No activation or early termination fees.
  • Your Bibb County inmate will recieve their tablet in 3-5 business days, after you pay.


If you have any questions:

For all Bibb County information on Tablet Rentals for your inmate, check out our Tablet Rental Page.


 

How to Send a Text or Email Message to an Inmate in Bibb County Jail

To send a text or email message to a Bibb County inmate, do the following:

Bibb County Jail uses Securus eMessaging for Inmate Email.

Register here. (You are already registered if you signed up with Securus for 'Phone' or 'Remote Visitation' in Bibb County or any jail or prison in the country).
Steps: 
1.  Sign up for eMessaging
2. Find your Bibb County inmate.
3. Purchase a book of Securus ‘stamps’.
4. Type & Send message.

For all Bibb County information for sending secure messages to an inmate in Bibb County Jail , including instructions, video examples, fees, limits, tablet rentals and more, check out out Text/Email an Inmate Page.


 

How to Schedule and Visit an Inmate in Bibb County Jail

To schedule and set up a visit, either at-the-jail or remotely from your home, follow these instructions:

  • Register and/or log in.
  • Select Bibb County Jail , then your inmate.
  • Review the days, available hours and the cost of remote and on-site visits in Bibb County.
  • Schedule your visit.

To get more complete instructions, and understand visit lengths, times, locations, fees and all the other rules including children, dress codes and more, check out or Visit Inmate Page.
NOTE: All visits are recorded and whatever you say and do will be monitored. It is best to never discuss sensitive information regarding your inmate's pending case.


 

How an Inmate Makes a Phone Call to You or Others from Bibb County Jail

To set up a phone account so that your inmate can call you from Bibb County do the following:

1. Enroll in an account with Securus Technologies.

2. Choose one of three account types, Securus Debit, Advance Connect or Direct Bill.
3. Choose [facility_name_1}, then connect with your inmate.
4. If you have any questions, call Securus: 972-734-1111 or 800-844-6591.

To find out fees, how to's, calling times, limits on phone calls and other systems Securus has do that you can communicate with your Bibb County inmate, check out our Inmate Phone Page.
NOTE: All of your inmate's phone calls are recorded and stored. It is advised not to discuss their pending case.


 

How to Send a Carepack Commissary Package Directly to an Inmate in Bibb County

To send a commissary carepack (food, snacks and goods) directly to an inmate in Bibb County Jail follow these steps:

  • Go to JailATM, choose Alabama, then choose Bibb County Jail
  • Type in your inmate's last name or their Inmate ID.
  • Select your inmate, and then you will be prompted to Register with them to open an account.
  • Select the products you want shipped to them at Bibb County Jail , and then input your payment method. 
  • NOTE: There may be a limit on how much product you can send your inmate in Bibb County at any one time.
  • If you need to phone customer support, call 877-810-0914

For all information, tips and available items for shipping Commissary packages or sending money to an inmate in Bibb County Jail check out our Commissary Instructions Page for Bibb County.


 

How to Deposit Money Online for an Inmate in Bibb County

To deposit money online for an inmate in Bibb County Jail follow these steps:

  • Register to open an account, or Sign In to JailATM, a service that acts as a bank for inmates in Bibb County.
  • After registering and signing in, select 'Send Money Now'.
  • Choose Alabama, then choose Bibb County Jail
  • Type in your inmate's last name or their Inmate ID.
  • Select your inmate.
  • Input an amount to deposit to your inmate in Bibb County Jail , and then input your payment method. 
  • NOTE: There may be a limit on how much money you can send your inmate in Bibb County at any one time.
  • If you need to phone customer support, call 877-810-0914.

For all information, tips and procedures for sending money to an inmate in Bibb County Jail , or depositing money at the jail, over the phone or by mail, check out our Send Money Page for Bibb County.


 

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