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Blount County Detention Center
225 Industrial Park Rd.
Oneonta, AL 35121-2758

205-625-4133

The Blount County Detention Center is the main jail in Blount County Alabama. While the police in the cities and towns in Blount County can arrest and detain offenders, the Blount County Detention Center is the facility that is accredited by Alabama to hold inmates for more than 72 hours.

The Blount County Detention Center, located at:
225 Industrial Park Rd.
Oneonta, AL 35121-2758 
can be reached 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at 205-625-4133.

The main reason that people call 205-625-4133 is to find out if a particular person is in custody, although you can look up an inmate online by going here. You can also get answers to whatever questions about an inmate, and the services for Blount County Detention Center that you may have by clicking on any of the questions below:

How to search for an inmate?
Can you look up an inmate’s mugshot?
How do you look up an offender’s criminal charges, bond or inmate number?
How do you visit an inmate?
What are the visitation hours?
Can you visit inmates in Blount County by video from home?
How do you get phone calls from an inmate?
Can you send mail, books, or newspapers to an inmate?
How do you send an inmate money?
Does Blount County Detention Center have inmate commissary?
Can an inmate receive and/or send email or text messages?
Do inmates in Blount County have access to computers or tablets?
How do you pay an inmate’s bail or bond?

Every year the Blount County Detention Center has approximately 2020 bookings, with a daily average of 101 inmates and maintains control of the facility with a staff of 25.

Inmates in this jail range from low level misdemeanor offenders to those being held and awaiting trial for violent crimes like robbery, rape, and murder. Therefore, given the mix of potentially dangerous inmates, the security level is very high. 

The Blount County Detention Center is equipped with a state-of-the-art locking system, closed circuit cameras covering every area where inmates are located, and jail staff that utilize a communication system that keeps each of the guards and civilian staff in constant contact. 

Guards that circulate in the same general area of the inmates are armed with eye-blinding mace that will turn an inmate having a violent outburst into a weeping child. They also carry stun weapons, short clubs, flashlights that have dual use as both a light source and as a weapon, and handcuffs. Guards at entrances and in areas not frequented by inmates are armed with various firearms. The goal of such tight security is to keep both the staff and the inmates safe.

For other jails in Blount County, jails in neighboring counties, and local police jails and juvenile detention centers for young offenders under age 18 in this county, click here.

Unlike the Alabama Department of Corrections, where inmates are sent once convicted of a crime and sentenced to a period of more than a year, the Blount County Jail System is populated by short-term offenders; those who have just been arrested and awaiting to be bonded out by friends or family, those who cannot afford or get bailed and are awaiting trial, or those who have already been convicted of a crime and sentenced to a term of less than one year. Many of the latter inmates become ‘workers’, who can reduce their sentence by performing jail maintenance or working in the kitchen. An upside to being a worker is they also get paid a small stipend so when they get released, they have a few dollars in their pocket.

When an inmate is convicted and sentenced to a year or more, they are transferred to the Alabama Department of Corrections or the Federal Bureau of Prisons.  

Inmates that are convicted of a misdemeanor and/or sentenced to less than one year of a state crime serve their time in the Blount County Detention Center. 

Illegal immigrants convicted of a state or federal crime will first do their time, then may be transferred into ICE custody for deportation.

How an Inmate Makes a Phone Call to You or Others from Blount County Detention Center

To set up a phone account so that your inmate can call you from Blount 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 Blount 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 visit an inmate in Blount County Alabama using Remote Video Visitation 

To visit an inmate in Blount County follow these steps:

  • In addition to visiting inmates at the jail, Blount County Detention Center uses a video visitation service called JailATM.
  • In order to visit with your inmate online or at the Blount County Jail Video Kiosk, you must first register with JailATM.
  • Once you register, choose the option for 'Video Calls' or Video Visits and you will be prompted for the information required, which will include copies of your state issued ID and more. 
  • Note: While JailATM also offers the following inmate services, Blount County Detention Center may or may not allow all of them. Check on the JailATM website to confirm.
  • Services available through JailATM are subject to change with no notice.
    1.  You Can Send Money
         Blount County Detention Center may have an agreement with JailATM so that you can deposit money online or using the kiosk in the Blount County Detention Center lobby.
    2.  You Can Send Gift Packs
         Blount County Detention Center may have an agreement with JailATM, which ships predetermined Gift Packs of candy, snacks and hygiene products to your inmate. Check the JailATM website to see if they allow these to be sent to your inmate.
    3.  You Can Email Inmate
         Blount County Detention Center may have an agreement with JailATM which handles secure messaging between you and your inmate. Check the JailATM website to see if they allow emailing your inmate.
  • Customer Support: 877-810-0914.

For full instructions on all the benefits of using JailATM to visit a Blount County inmate, visiting an inmate at the jail itself, rates, policies, rules, dress codes, bringing children, attorney and clergy visits and more, go to our official Visit Inmate Page. 


 

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

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

  • Go to JailATM, choose Alabama, then choose Blount County Detention Center
  • 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 Blount County Detention Center, and then input your payment method. 
  • NOTE: There may be a limit on how much product you can send your inmate in Blount 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 Blount County Detention Center check out our Commissary Instructions Page for Blount County.


 

How Do You Send Text or Email Messages to an Inmate in the Blount County Detention Center?

To send messages to a Blount County inmate follow these instructions:

Since Blount County Detention Center contracts with JailATMProdigy Telephone Solutions. they either already or will soon provide you and your inmate the ability to use their Messaging Service to send and receive electronic messages. Try both Jail ATM & Prodigy. They are in the midst of a merger and one or the other will be handling the Blount County Detention Center account.
 

Pay for the Prodigy Inmate Messaging Service at Blount County Detention Center.
- Online,
- Over the Phone by calling 866-700-4545,
- Using a Kiosk at Blount County Detention Center.
Pay for the JailATM Inmate Messaging Service at Blount County Detention Center.
- Online,
- Using a Kiosk at Blount County Detention Center.
- Over the phone 877-810-0914.

For all the information you need regarding messaging a Blount County inmate at the jail, including how it's done, how much it costs, rules and regulations and more, check out our Text/Email an Inmate Page.
NOTE: All of your communication with an inmate is recorded. Use discretion in what you discuss.


 

How Does an Inmate Make Phone Calls in Blount County Detention Center?

To receive phone calls from an inmate in Blount County follow these instructions:

Blount County Detention Center uses the services of NCIC for inmate phone calling. It is called a ‘friends & family account”.

In order to receive phone calls from your inmate, you need to do the following:

  • Register here, or by phone 800-943-2189
  • Choose Alabama.
  • Choose Blount County Detention Center
  • Select your Inmate.
  • Enter the phone number your Inmate will be calling.
  • Fund your Account. ($10-$100 at a time)

NOTE:
1.   You cannot receive any calls to your phone number from your inmate until both you and your phone number are registered.
2.  When you do receive a call, the number you will view on your phone from the incoming call is: 800-943-2189.
3.  When allowed by Blount County Detention Center, families can also leave secure voicemails for inmates to listen to.

Fees

  • Adding funds to your account - $3.00 
  • Cost of phone call of a Prepaid Collect Account - $0.21 per minute
  • Cost of an interstate (ex. Alabama to a different state) phone call NOT Prepaid - $0.25 per minute
  • Cost of an intrastate (ex. Alabama to Alabama) phone call NOT Prepaid - $0.25 per minute
  • Cost if you set up your account (or fund it) by phone using a live agent, you will be charged a one-time fee of $5.95.

NCIC Customer Service
Phone - 800-943-2189 or 903-247-0069
Email – [email protected]
Full list of participating jails.

For all the information regarding phone calls with Blount County inmates; rules, policies, phone calling times, fees, limits and more visit our Inmate Phone Page.


 

How to Deposit Money Online for an Inmate in Blount County

To deposit money online for an inmate in Blount County Detention Center follow these steps:

  • Register to open an account, or Sign In to JailATM, a service that acts as a bank for inmates in Blount County.
  • After registering and signing in, select 'Send Money Now'.
  • Choose Alabama, then choose Blount County Detention Center
  • Type in your inmate's last name or their Inmate ID.
  • Select your inmate.
  • Input an amount to deposit to your inmate in Blount County Detention Center, and then input your payment method. 
  • NOTE: There may be a limit on how much money you can send your inmate in Blount 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 Blount County Detention Center, or depositing money at the jail, over the phone or by mail, check out our Send Money Page for Blount County.


 

How to Send Money to an Inmate in Blount County

To send commissary money to an inmate in Blount County Detention Center follow these steps:

  • Register with correctpay by creating an account.
  • Select Alabama, then select Blount County Detention Center, and then the inmate you want to send money to.
  • Choose the amount of money you want to send, and input your payment method.
  • You can deposit money four ways:
  • Deposit online at correctpay.com.
  • Deposit at the VendEngine kiosk in the Blount County Detention Center lobby.
  • Deposit over the phone 24/7 at 855-836-3364
  • Deposit through their iOS or Android app.

For all information on how to Send Money to an inmate's account, what the fees are, how long it takes to hit their account and more, check out our full money and commissary guide for Blount County Detention Center.


 

How to Have Remote Video Visits and 'At the Jail' Visits with an Inmate in Blount County

To register and sign up for a remote visitation account with correctpay.com to communicate with your Blount County Detention Center inmate, follow the instructions below:

Blount County Detention Center uses the services of correctpay.com (aka JailFunds) for you to schedule and visit your inmate via remote video visitation.

You can ‘video visit’ your inmate one of three ways:

  • Visit from your home computer.
  • Visit from the correctpay VendEngine Kiosk in the Blount County Detention Center lobby.
  • Visit by using the JailFunds iphone or Android app

Go here to begin the process to schedule a visit.

  • Register by creating an account here.
  • Add a payment method.
  • Select Alabama
  • Select Blount County Detention Center
  • Select your inmate
  • Schedule a visit.

24/7 Customer Service - 855-836-3364

For all the information on remote video visits and 'at the jail' visitation for Blount County Detention Center, including fees, schedules, how it works and more, check out our Visit Inmate Page.


 

How Do Inmates in Blount County Detention Center Get Money to Make Phone Calls?
 

To send money to an inmate in order to make phone calls in Blount County Detention Center, follow these steps:

1. Register with correctpay online, the money depositing service used by Blount County Detention Center, or call Customer Service at 855-836-3364. They are open 24/7.

2. Once registered, select Alabama, then Blount County Detention Center, then the inmate you want to send money to.
3. Choose an amount, then a payment method (any major credit or debit card in your name), and then send.

NOTE: There is a cost to use this service... usually no more than 5%. The link below has all the information you need to know.

For all the information regarding phone calls with Blount County inmates; what phone service they use, calling cards information, the rules, policies, fees, phone calling times, limits and more visit our Inmate Phone Page.


 

Third Party Jail Inmate Services for Blount County Detention Center

Communication and Monetary Services for Family and Friends of Inmates

Gone are the days where Blount County Detention Center supervised their own phone system, mail system, visitation, commissary and inmate money deposit systems. Jails throughout the United States are now partnering with high tech companies to provide and manage these servives for them and the jail in Blount County is no different.

Everything from video calls, to messages to visitation, and even digital mail and money deposits can be done from your home computer or personal device. Inmates in Blount County Detention Center, if they don't already, will soon have their own personal tablets for watching movies, TV shows, access to educational and and legal information, and more.

As Blount County Detention Center adds these services, JAILEXCHANGE will add them to our pages, helping you access the services and answering your questions about how to use them and what they cost.

You can check out this information now by going to the: Family Info page, Visit Inmate page, Inmate Mail page, Inmate Phone page, Send Money page, Inmate Bail page, Mugshots page, Text/Email an Inmate page, Commissary page, Remote Visits page, or the Tablet Rental page. 

Blount County Detention Center

STATE COUNTY BEDS
Alabama Blount 101


PHYSICAL ADDRESS

225 Industrial Park Rd.
Oneonta, AL 35121-2758


TELEPHONE NUMBER


FAX

205-625-3042

205-625-3264

INMATE MAIL

Inmate's First and Last Name
c/o Blount County Corrections Department
225 Industrial Park Rd.
Oneonta, AL 35121-2758


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Frequently Asked Questions

How many inmates are in the Blount County Detention Center in Alabama?
There are 101 inmates in the Blount County Detention Center in Alabama. While that is what they are approved to have incarcerated at any one time, they have on occasion had to add additional beds, even having inmates sleep on the floor when overcrowding becomes an issue. When possible, Blount County Detention Center will temporarily transfer some inmates to a neighboring facility, or if necessary, release some offenders from custody. Learn more about how to search for a specific inmate in the Blount County Detention Center.

How many people get arrested and booked into the Blount County Detention Center in Alabama every year?
In 2021, a total of 2020 offenders were booked into the Blount County Detention Center in Alabama. That is less than previous years, mostly due to restrictions related to the COVID pandemic. As of April 2022, the number of arrests and bookings are returning to normal, which means they are running higher than 2021. Learn more about how to search for an inmate in the Blount County Detention Center.

How many people work at the Blount County Detention Center in Alabama?
The Blount County Detention Center maintains a staff of approximately 25. Staff positions include correction officers, maintenance, clerical, kitchen workers and management. Alabama law allows for inmates to work alongside the paid staff during their incarceration, saving the facility money. Even though the inmates are paid, the cost is less than 15% of what a normal worker from the outside would be paid.

Does the Blount County Detention Center in Alabama have an inmate search or jail roster to see who is in custody?
Yes, the Blount County Detention Center in Alabama has an Inmate Search Roster feature. Learn more about how to search for an inmate in the Blount County Detention Center. When you get to this page click on the big green button that reads 'OFFICIAL Blount County Detention Center INMATE LIST'. After clicking on the link, type in the offender's name and then click 'search'. You can always call and speak to someone on the staff at 205-625-4133 if you are have further questions. In most cases the Inmate Roster provides information about the inmate's bond, criminal charges, mugshot, and even their release date, as long as they are not being sent to a Alabama prison or the US Bureau of Prisons to serve a sentence that is longer than one year.

What is the address and phone number of the Blount County Detention Center in Alabama?
The Blount County Detention Center address and phone number is: 225 Industrial Park Rd.
Oneonta, AL 35121-2758. Their phone number is 205-625-4133. To find out the address for sending an inmate mail, sending newspapers, magazines or care packages, learn more about how to mail an inmate in the Blount County Detention Center.

Where do I found out all the inmate services at Blount County Detention Center, such as visitation policy and schedule, how the inmate phone system works, emailing an inmate, and sending them money to buy things in commissary?
Here is where you get direct access to all the information you need for Blount County Detention Center inmate services: Learn more about how to visit an inmate in the Blount County Detention Center. Learn more about how to get phone calls from an inmate in the Blount County Detention Center. Learn more about how to text/email an inmate in the Blount County Detention Center. Learn more about how to send money to an inmate in the Blount County Detention Center. Learn more about how to mail an inmate and what's allowed in the Blount County Detention Center. Learn more about inmate commissary in the Blount County Detention Center.

How do I bail or bond an inmate out of the Blount County Detention Center?
Call 205-625-4133 for the type of bond and any information that is required for a particular individual at Blount County Detention Center. A bond is set according to a court-approved schedule. You will either have to pay a cash bail, or put up a private, surety or a property bond to guarantee to the court that the defendant will return on their assigned court date. Learn more about how to bail or bond out an inmate in the Blount County Detention Center.

This facility, known as "Blount County Detention Center" is also known as Blount County Jail, Blount County Correctional, Blount County Jail & Corrections Department, Blount County Jail & Corrections Department, Alabama, Blount, Blount County Inmate Search, Blount County Arrests, Blount County Sheriff.