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Colbert County Jail
201 North Main Street
Tuscumbia, AL 35674

256-383-0741

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

The Colbert County Jail, located at:
201 North Main Street
Tuscumbia, AL 35674 
can be reached 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at 256-383-0741.

The main reason that people call 256-383-0741 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 Colbert County Jail 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 Colbert 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 Colbert County Jail have inmate commissary?
Can an inmate receive and/or send email or text messages?
Do inmates in Colbert County have access to computers or tablets?
How do you pay an inmate’s bail or bond?

Every year the Colbert County Jail has approximately 1240 bookings, with a daily average of 62 inmates and maintains control of the facility with a staff of 15.

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 Colbert County Jail 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 Colbert 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 Colbert 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 Colbert County Jail. 

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 Colbert County Jail

To set up a phone account so that your inmate can call you from Colbert 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 Colbert 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 Secure Email Message to an Inmate in Colbert County
 

To send a secure email message to an inmate in Colbert County Jail follow these steps:

  • Register with Inmate Sales, the company that handles inmate messaging in Colbert County, by creating an account.
  • Select Alabama, then select Colbert County Jail, and then the inmate you want to send your message to.
  • Choose the amount of money you want to spend, and input your payment method. The funds can also be used by the inmate to send a message back to you.
  • If you want to pay by phone, call 877-998-5678.
  • NOTE: All messages between you and your inmate will be permanently recorded and seen by the staff and could be used against your inmate in court.

-  Chirping is the product name for inmate texting.  
-  This product allows Colbert County inmates to send chirps (texts) to friends and family members.
-  Inmates will be charged a monthly service fee of $4.00.
-  Inbound and Outbound Chirps are $0.10 each.

Inmate Sales Apps

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Google Play app

For all information on how to Text/Email an Inmate in Colbert County Jail check out our Secure Messaging Guide for Colbert County.


 

How Do Inmates in Colbert County Jail Make Phone Calls?

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

  • Colbert County Jail 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 Colbert 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 Colbert County inmates; rules, policies, phone calling times, limits and more visit our Inmate Phone Page.


 

How to visit an inmate in Colbert County Alabama using Remote Video Visitation 

To visit an inmate in Colbert County follow these steps:

  • In addition to visiting inmates at the jail, Colbert County Jail uses a video visitation service called JailATM.
  • In order to visit with your inmate online or at the Colbert 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, Colbert County Jail 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
         Colbert County Jail may have an agreement with JailATM so that you can deposit money online or using the kiosk in the Colbert County Jail lobby.
    2.  You Can Send Gift Packs
         Colbert County Jail 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
         Colbert County Jail 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 Colbert 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 Colbert County

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

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


 

How Do You Send Text or Email Messages to an Inmate in the Colbert County Jail?

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

Since Colbert County Jail 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 Colbert County Jail account.
 

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

For all the information you need regarding messaging a Colbert 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 Deposit Money Online for an Inmate in Colbert County

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


 

Third Party Jail Inmate Services for Colbert County Jail

Communication and Monetary Services for Family and Friends of Inmates

Gone are the days where Colbert County Jail 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 Colbert 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 Colbert County Jail, 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 Colbert County Jail 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. 

Colbert County Jail

STATE COUNTY BEDS
Alabama Colbert 62


PHYSICAL ADDRESS

201 North Main Street
Tuscumbia, AL 35674


TELEPHONE NUMBER


FAX

256-386-8599

INMATE MAIL

Inmate's First and Last Name
c/o Colbert County Jail
107 W. 4th Street
Tuscumbia, AL 35674


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Frequently Asked Questions

How many inmates are in the Colbert County Jail in Alabama?
There are 62 inmates in the Colbert County Jail 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, Colbert County Jail 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 Colbert County Jail.

How many people get arrested and booked into the Colbert County Jail in Alabama every year?
In 2021, a total of 1240 offenders were booked into the Colbert County Jail 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 Colbert County Jail.

How many people work at the Colbert County Jail in Alabama?
The Colbert County Jail maintains a staff of approximately 15. 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 Colbert County Jail in Alabama have an inmate search or jail roster to see who is in custody?
Yes, the Colbert County Jail in Alabama has an Inmate Search Roster feature. Learn more about how to search for an inmate in the Colbert County Jail. When you get to this page click on the big green button that reads 'OFFICIAL Colbert County Jail 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 256-383-0741 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 Colbert County Jail in Alabama?
The Colbert County Jail address and phone number is: 201 North Main Street
Tuscumbia, AL 35674. Their phone number is 256-383-0741. 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 Colbert County Jail.

Where do I found out all the inmate services at Colbert County Jail, 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 Colbert County Jail inmate services: Learn more about how to visit an inmate in the Colbert County Jail. Learn more about how to get phone calls from an inmate in the Colbert County Jail. Learn more about how to text/email an inmate in the Colbert County Jail. Learn more about how to send money to an inmate in the Colbert County Jail. Learn more about how to mail an inmate and what's allowed in the Colbert County Jail. Learn more about inmate commissary in the Colbert County Jail.

How do I bail or bond an inmate out of the Colbert County Jail?
Call 256-383-0741 for the type of bond and any information that is required for a particular individual at Colbert County Jail. 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 Colbert County Jail.

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