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Coosa County Jail
296 School Street
Rockford, AL 35136

256-377-2211

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

The Coosa County Jail, located at:
296 School Street
Rockford, AL 35136 
can be reached 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at 256-377-2211.

The main reason that people call 256-377-2211 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 Coosa 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 Coosa 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 Coosa County Jail have inmate commissary?
Can an inmate receive and/or send email or text messages?
Do inmates in Coosa County have access to computers or tablets?
How do you pay an inmate’s bail or bond?

Every year the Coosa County Jail has approximately 1440 bookings, with a daily average of 72 inmates and maintains control of the facility with a staff of 18.

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 Coosa 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 Coosa 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 Coosa 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 Coosa 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 Does an Inmate Make Phone Calls in Coosa County Jail?

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

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


 

How Do Visit an Inmate in Coosa County Jail?

To visit an inmate in Coosa County you need to do the following:

Coosa County Jail uses the services of NCIC for remote video visitation. In other words, you can visit your inmate in jail by using your home computer, as long as it is equipped with a microphone and camera that supports video.

When available, the jail also provides use of ‘video visit kiosks’ in the Coosa County Jail lobby if you do not have a computer at home. These ’on-site’ video visits are FREE.

Costs
NCIC Video Visitation fees are subject to change, but the cost to you is roughly $7.50 ($0.25 per minute) for a 30-minute visit + an additional fee of $2.00 for the connection.
On-site (at the jail) video visits are FREE.

How to set up your Video Visit

  • Register here.  
  • Select Coosa County Jail
  • Select your inmate.
  • Choose your date and time.

Your inmate will be notified by the Coosa County Jail staff of the date and time for the visit. Be sure to be in front of your computer and connected to NCIC at least 15 minutes before the start of the visit.

NCIC Customer Service
Phone - 800-943-2189 or 903-247-0069
Email – [email protected]

For all the information you need to know, whether it be 'in person' at-the-jail visitation or remote video visitation with your Coosa County inmate, go to our Visit Inmate Page.


 

How to Send a Secure Email Message to an Inmate in Coosa County

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

Coosa County Jail uses the services of NCIC for you to deposit funds into your {Coosa County inmate’s account so that you and they can purchase secure email messaging services from this jail’s e-messaging service.

You can deposit money three different ways:

•    Deposit online at NCIC.com
•    Deposit at the kiosk in the Coosa County Jail lobby, if available.
•    Deposit over the phone 24/7 at 800-943-2189 or 903-247-0069 (Note: if you deposit money using a live agent the fee is $5.95).
Email – [email protected]

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


 

How Do Inmates in Coosa County Jail Get Money to Make Phone Calls?
 

To send money to an inmate in order to make phone calls in Coosa County Jail, follow these steps:

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

2. Once registered, select Alabama, then Coosa County Jail, 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 Coosa 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 Coosa County Jail

Communication and Monetary Services for Family and Friends of Inmates

Gone are the days where Coosa 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 Coosa 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 Coosa 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 Coosa 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. 

Coosa County Jail

STATE COUNTY BEDS
Alabama Coosa 72


PHYSICAL ADDRESS

296 School Street
Rockford, AL 35136


TELEPHONE NUMBER


FAX

(256 )377-2690

INMATE MAIL

Inmate's First and Last Name
Inmate's Full Name
Coosa County Jail
PO Box 279
Rockford, AL 35136


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Frequently Asked Questions

How many inmates are in the Coosa County Jail in Alabama?
There are 72 inmates in the Coosa 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, Coosa 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 Coosa County Jail.

How many people get arrested and booked into the Coosa County Jail in Alabama every year?
In 2021, a total of 1440 offenders were booked into the Coosa 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 Coosa County Jail.

How many people work at the Coosa County Jail in Alabama?
The Coosa County Jail maintains a staff of approximately 18. 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 Coosa County Jail in Alabama have an inmate search or jail roster to see who is in custody?
Yes, the Coosa County Jail in Alabama has an Inmate Search Roster feature. Learn more about how to search for an inmate in the Coosa County Jail. When you get to this page click on the big green button that reads 'OFFICIAL Coosa 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 256-377-2211 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 Coosa County Jail in Alabama?
The Coosa County Jail address and phone number is: 296 School Street
Rockford, AL 35136. Their phone number is 256-377-2211. 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 Coosa County Jail.

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

How do I bail or bond an inmate out of the Coosa County Jail?
Call 256-377-2211 for the type of bond and any information that is required for a particular individual at Coosa 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 Coosa County Jail.

This facility, known as "Coosa County Jail" is also known as Coosa County Sheriff, Coosa County Court, Coosa County Inmate Search, Coosa County Arrests, Coosa County Jail & Sheriff .