Calhoun County Jail Inmate Visitation

Calhoun County Jail

400 West 8th Street
Anniston, AL 36201



Calhoun County Jail Visitation Schedule and Announcement - January 4, 2023

Inmates at the Calhoun County Jail, now that the COVID pandemic is waning, once again allows inmates to get visits from friends and loved ones. Visits are either on-site (no contact) at the facility, and/or using the video services of the third party company outlined below.

Call 256-236-5561 for inmate communication updates as schedules can change without much advance notice.

Calhoun County Jail inmates are allowed one to two visits of 30 minutes each at the facility, and potentially no limit on the number of visits when using the home based video visitation service.

Rules, guidelines and schedules are listed on this page. Failure to adhere to them will result in your inmate and you losing your visitation privileges.

400 West 8th Street
Anniston, AL 36201

  • Schedule subject to change.
  • Call 256-236-5561 to confirm visitation time prior to making arrangements.
  • A maximum of 2 guests are allowed per visit.
  • All visits must be made at least 24 hours in advance.
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Calhoun County Jail Visiting Hours and Visitation Schedule

The information below provides complete instructions regarding:

  • Visiting Hours and Visitation Schedule,
  • Visitation Rules,
  • Application & Registration
  • Inmate Video Visits, and
  • Jail Visitation Process for the Calhoun County Jail

Calhoun County Jail uses for video visits.

Following these instructions exactly will enhance your chances of getting official approval to visit an inmate.

It is highly recommended that prior to an inmate visit at the jail, you first call the jail at 256-236-5561 to confirm that visits have not been cancelled.

Visiting Hours in Calhoun County Jail

In-person visits require making an appointment ahead of time.

Call 256-241-8032...

Monday 8:00 am-10:00 am (for Monday night visits)

Wednesday 8:00 am-10:00 am (for Wednesday night visits)

Thursday 8:00 am-12:00 pm (for Saturday visits)

Friday 8:00 am-12:00 pm (for Sunday visits)

Each inmate is allowed two visits, ranging from 15 minutes to one half-hour in length each week. Inmates with special privileges are allowed additional visits.

If you are visiting from another state or traveling a great distance, Calhoun County Jail may allow you an extended visitation. Call 256-241-8032 to ask for special consideration.

Call 256-241-8032 or click here to view normal visiting hours and procedures for scheduling a visit. Visitation can be suspended at any time with no notice.

Calhoun County Jail Visitation Application Process

How to visit an inmate:

Every inmate's visitation list includes 5 immediate family members.

Only 4 immediate family members are allowed to visit per session.

You can only make an appointment to visit if you are on the inmate's visitation list.

You must wait for the inmate to put you on their visiting list. You can't add yourself.

Only the following immediate family members can visit.
Mother, father, sisters, brothers, grand parents, children, and legal spouse.
(Girlfriends, fiancés, cousins, friends, and Live in significant others) cannot visit.

Click here to go to the jail's website for more information about the visitation process. 

'At Home' Video Visitation

Calhoun County Jail Video Visits are done through

Many jails are implementing video visits. These visits are conducted via the Internet on computers, IPADS and Smart phones.

Video visits allow the visit to take place in the privacy of your own home. Some family members 'take their inmate with them' to church, the park, the doctor or anywhere else simply by signing in and bringing the device along.

Video visits save you from having to get your children ready, drive to the jail, wait in long lines and go through security checkpoints just to see the inmate.

Video visitation is slowly gaining favor with all jails in America as jail management realizes the financial savings and reduced security risks involved with remote visitation.

Register here.


Who Can Visit an Inmate in Calhoun County Jail

Anyone over the age of 18, who isn't on felony probation and can produce a valid government-issued photo ID can be approved to visit an inmate in this jail.
Visitation applicants in Calhoun County must sometimes submit to a background check. Those with warrants are denied visitation or if allowed to visit, will be arrested at the jail.
Jails limit the number of people that can visit an inmate to two adults each visit.
Children under age 18 must be accompanied by the parent or legal guardian.

Call 256-236-5561 to ask specific questions about this policy or click here for any updates to this policy.
It is likely that the Calhoun County Jail will deny visitation to anyone with a past felony conviction regardless of probation/parole status.
Call 256-236-5561 prior to arriving for the specific jail guideline regarding your legal status.
If you are a co-defendant with the inmate in a pending case, your visit will be denied.
If you and the inmate are under a court order to have no contact with each other, your visit will be denied.
The Calhoun County Jail reserves the right to deny any person the right to enter the jail it chooses and for any reason.

Calhoun County Jail Visitation Dress Code

The Calhoun County Jail staff reserves the right to turn anyone away who is not dressed appropriately for a visit.
The best way to be sure the visit takes place is to dress as if you are meeting someone's grandmother for the first time. 

  • Wear clothes that are not revealing.
  • Don't wear see-through material.
  • Have all undergarments covered (males and females) and avoid a lot of cleavage.
  • Shorts and skirts should reach mid-thigh.
  • Sleeves should be at least half-way to your elbow.

The following types of clothing are also prohibited:

  • Clothing promoting gang affiliation.
  • Anything displaying drugs, weapons or profanity.
  • Clothing depicting anything obscene.

Call 256-241-8032 to ask specific questions about the Calhoun County Jail Visitation Dress Code guidelines.

Calhoun County Jail Visitation Tips, Rules and Guidelines

Jail visits are conducted in person behind plexi-glass or on a televised screen from another location.
Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and guardians must provide proof of their guardianship.
Leave all personal belongings, except for your state ID in your vehicle or in a locker (if one is provided).
Children must be monitored at all times or jail staff will end the visit early.

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

For inmates receiving mail in the Calhoun 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, newspapers, magazines and books are to be shipped to the Calhoun County Jail:
Inmate's Name
Calhoun County Jail
400 West 8th Street
Anniston, AL 36201

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


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

To set up a phone account so that your inmate can call you from Calhoun 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 Calhoun 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 Calhoun County

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

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


How to Deposit Money Online for an Inmate in Calhoun County

To deposit money online for an inmate in Calhoun 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 Calhoun County.
  • After registering and signing in, select 'Send Money Now'.
  • Choose Alabama, then choose Calhoun 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 Calhoun County Jail, and then input your payment method. 
  • NOTE: There may be a limit on how much money you can send your inmate in Calhoun 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 Calhoun County Jail, or depositing money at the jail, over the phone or by mail, check out our Send Money Page for Calhoun County.


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