Cherokee County Detention Center Inmate Tablet Rental

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Cherokee County Detention Center

Address:
110 Cedar Bluff Road
Centre, AL 35960

Phone:

256-927-6435

Rent a Tablet for an Inmate in the Cherokee County Detention Center

Renting a Tablet for Cherokee County Detention Center Inmates

Cherokee County Detention Center 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 Jail ATM.

The tablets are not connected directly to the internet, but instead to a server controlled by the Cherokee County Detention Center.  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.

Using and Renting Tablets for Inmates at the Cherokee County Detention Center

Cherokee County Detention Center now offers Jail ATM Tablet Rentals to their inmates.


Jail ATM is the same company that handles inmate money deposits and other services. Inmates can use their commissary accounty to order these.

The tablets can be rented on a daily basis and while not directly connected to the internet, the inmates can use them for many activities.

All inmates receive some free time on the tablets each day. Purchasing a Gold Pass allows inmates access to the tablet for an extended period of time without interruption. The current fee for a 24-hour rental is $4.99, however Cherokee County Detention Center may have a monthly rental plan. The tablet should last 5-7 hours on a single charge. An inmate with a Gold Pass, may return the discharged tablet and take another one provided there is still time remaining on the Gold Pass.

Tablet Services:

  • Games – Play tested and approved games.
  • Radio – Stream approved radio stations.
  • Law Library – If your facility has online access to a law library, this can be displayed on the tablet for easy access by the inmates.
  • Library – A large listing of books is found in the online library.
  • Secure Browser – Sites included are up to the discretion of the facility and include options in categories such as Education, Music, Video, Sports, News, as well as Religious and Spiritual sites. Keyboard function is disabled to prevent unauthorized communication via dialogue or comment fields.
  • Email and Messaging – For less than the price of a stamp, inmates can send and receive secure email from friends and family. All messages are archived for future reference and key words may be flagged for investigation.
  • Video Calling 

Does Cherokee County Detention Center have tablets for the inmates to use?

You can find information about the Cherokee County Detention Center’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 256-927-6435 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.
 

Cherokee County Detention Center Inmate Mail Guidelines

Postcards
The Cherokee County Detention Center allows inmates to receive pre-metered postcards like the type purchased from the post office. They may also allow certain photo postcards as long as they have not been tampered with or contain images that may be considered to be obscene or violent in nature.

Envelopes
The Cherokee County Detention Center also allows envelopes to be mailed to inmates.

Postcards and envelopes MUST be mailed to the following address:
Inmate's Full Name & Inmate ID #
JailATM.com – Cherokee County Jail
Inmate Name/Inmate Number
1605 Beltline Rd SW D8 #244
Decatur, AL 35601



Legal Mail

Send all legal Mail to this Address:
Inmate's Full Name & Inmate ID #
Cherokee Count Detention Center
110 Cedar Bluff Road
Centre, Al 35960



Newspapers
Local or national newspapers may also be mailed to the inmate as long as they are mailed directly from the newspaper publisher.

Magazines
News, special interest or sports magazines may also be mailed to an inmate as long as they are shipped directly from the publisher. Any magazines that contain profanity, weapons, pornography or other content that is adult in nature will be confiscated by the jail staff and will NOT be delivered to the inmate.

Books
The Cherokee County Detention Center allows books to be mailed directly to the jail from a reputable source such as AmazonBarnes & Noble or Books-A-Million. You can order them directly from your computer and have them shipped to the inmate at the address below.
Books must NOT contain images or content that are considered excessively violent, pornographic or obscene. Any book that does not meet the Cherokee County Detention Center standards will be disposed of. No more than three books may be shipped at any one time.
Hard cover books will not be accepted by the jail due to their potential to be used as a weapon.


All newspapers, magazines and books are to be shipped to:
Inmate's Full Name & Inmate ID #
Cherokee Count Detention Center
110 Cedar Bluff Road
Centre, Al 35960


 

How to Email an Inmate at Cherokee County Detention Center

Using Jail ATM Digital Messaging with an Inmate at Cherokee County Detention Center - Sending and Receiving Messages.



How It Works:

Once you sign up with Jail ATM instant Messaging you can you can send texts from the cell phone associated with the mobile number you provided at sign-up, and receive text messages from the inmate on the same cell phone. You can only use the phone number you signed up with or it won't work.

To learn more about this email service, check out our full instructions, including fees at our emailing and texting page.


 

How to Bond out an Inmate Online at the Cherokee County Detention Center.

Cherokee County Detention Center uses an online cash bonding company called CashBondOnline.com so you don't have to bond out your inmate at the jail or at the Cherokee County Courthouse.

Here's how it works:

1. Once you find out that your inmate has been arrested, go here and select Alabama.
2. Next select Cherokee County Detention Center, or if it is not listed like that, try Cherokee County.
3. Next, input your inmate's name or ID Number and then click 'Find'.
4. If your inmate is elegible for a cash bond, the amount will be noted next to their criminal charges.

For full information on Cash bail and Bond Online, including how to contact them by phone and email, check out our Inmate Bail page.


 

How Do Inmates in Cherokee County Detention Center Make Phone Calls?

To receive phone calls from inmates in Cherokee County, or to assist them in making phone calls to other people, follow these steps:

  • Cherokee County Detention Center uses the services of a company named Inmate Sales.
  • Register with them online or call them at 877-998-5678
  • Agents are available M-F from 8:00 AM - 12:00 midnight EST, Saturdays from 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM, and speak both English & Spanish.
  • Services for Cherokee County inmates and their families and friends include: Collect Calling, PIN Debit, Purchasing Calling Cards, Deposits, Messaging & Video Visitation.

iphone app
Google Play app

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


 

How Do You Visit an Inmate in Cherokee County Detention Center?

Other than 'at the jail' visits between you and your inmate at Cherokee County Detention Center, which is explained and outlined in detail on our Visit Inmate Page, Cherokee County remote video inmate visitation can be done using the services of Inmate Sales utilizing the following instructions:

In order to have a successful video visit with an inmate in Cherokee County, these are the steps to follow:

  • Make sure you have a device a speaker, a camera and a connection to the internet.
  • Register with Inmate Sales.
  • Find Cherokee County Detention Center
  • Select 'New Purchase'
  • Choose Cherokee County Detention Center and a product (either 'Remote' or 'Onsite' Visit)
  • Enter your personal information and purchase minutes.
  • Schedule a visit.
  • Call 877-998-5678 if you have any questions.

* All the information you need to have complete knowledge about inmate visitation; policies, rules, fees, schedules, tips, dress codes, and children, lawyers and clergy visitation in Cherokee County, can be found on our Visit Inmate Page.

Cherokee County Detention Center Phone: 256-927-6435


 

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

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

  • Go to JailATM, choose Alabama, then choose Cherokee 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 Cherokee 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 Cherokee 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 Cherokee County Detention Center check out our Commissary Instructions Page for Cherokee County.


 

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

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

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

For all the information you need regarding messaging a Cherokee 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 to Send a Carepack Commissary Package Directly to an Inmate in Cherokee County

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

  • Select Alabama, then select Cherokee County Detention Center, and then select the 'Send a Package Order' option.
  • Register and create an account with Access Securepak, for Cherokee County.
  • Choose the inmate and the products you want shipped to them, and input your payment method. 
  • NOTE: There may be a limit on how much product you can send your inmate in Cherokee County at any one time.

For all information, tips and available items for shipping Commissary packages to an inmate in Cherokee County Detention Center check out our Commissary Instructions Page for Cherokee County.


 

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