Coosa County Jail Inmate Bail & Bonds

Coosa County Jail

Address:
296 School Street
Rockford, AL 35136

Phone:

256-377-2211

How do Bail Bonds work at Coosa County Jail

There are 4 types of Bail/Bonds that can be posted to get a family member, friend or loved one out of the Coosa County Jail.

The Coosa County Sheriff, Jail Administrator and Coosa County Court strive to ensure that if someone has the constitutional right to a Bail/Bond that they are able post such Bail/Bond in accordance with the law. 

The Bail/Bond types with instructions are listed below: 

Cash Bond – If you wish to post a Cash Bond, you must go to the Circuit Court Clerks Office and place a deposit in the entire amount of the Bond. The Circuit Clerk will issue a receipt and when the defendant gets a disposition on his/her case the money will either be returned or placed against any accrued fines. 

Professional Bonding Company – You may hire a Professional Bonding Service to post the Bail/Bond.

The bonding company must have current and valid business licenses required to bond in Coosa County. The Bonding Company may charge a fee and ask for collateral. The fees associated with the Bonding Company are not associated or regulated by the Coosa County Jail and cannot be negotiated by any staff member of the Sheriff’s Office.

Property Bond – You may place your property as collateral in the form of a property bond. Property bonds are accepted at the Coosa County Sheriff’s Office or at the County Circuit Clerk's Office during normal business hours . There are various rules that apply for a property bond to be accepted:
1.   The property listed must have an assessed value that is equal to or greater that the amount of the bond, and must not have a lien greater than the property value.
2.   All persons listed on the tax assessment must be present to sign the bond, if a person is deceased a death certificate must be provided.
3.   If property is in another county, the bond must be approved by that County Sheriff’s Office and may be subject to their rules of Bonding. All property must be from one county, split bonds are not permitted.
4.   Mobile homes in general cannot be used as value towards a bond.
5.   You may not use your property if you are currently on a bond or have bonded more than 4 different persons other than immediate family in any one year.
6.   You may not charge a fee to use your property on a bail bond. 

Property owners need to remember that by placing your property on a Bail/Bond you are guaranteeing the Court that the defendant will appear at the prescribed time. Failure to appear may result in a lien being placed against your property for the amount of the bond. 

Appeal Bond – After being sentenced and the defendant does not agree with the Judges final ruling, the defendant has 14 days in which to file for an appeal bond. To file for an appeal bond the defendant must request an appeal bond to the Coosa County Circuit Clerk. The Judge with jurisdiction over the criminal case will then set a bond and the family members may post that bond at the Circuit Clerks Office during normal business hours.

Alabama law requires a Bond Fee to be made for each individual bond. The fee is $35.00 and must be a money order or cashier’s check made payable to the Coosa County Circuit Clerk. Note that the $35.00 fee is required for each charge that has arisen from different incidents. If a person is arrested and given multiple charges at the same time, only one fee applies. If a person is arrested and later found to have an old warrant or arrested for multiple warrants then a separate $35.00 fee must be paid for each charge.  

Family members and property owner must understand that by signing a Consolidated Appearance Bond and a Lien and Affidavit of Sureties you are swearing that all information is accurate and if its later found to have been false you may be held accountable.

Who do I call to find out the Bond for an Inmate?

Please call the jail at 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.
The purpose of the bond is to assure the offender's appearance in court.

How are Bail or Bond Amounts decided in the city of Rockford, in Coosa County, state of Alabama

As a general rule, a judge will most likely set a higher bail or bond for more serious crimes and a lower amount for less serious crimes. Other factors may include, but are not limited to:

  • The nature and circumstances of the offense
  • The defendant's record of previous convictions
  • The defendant's past record of appearance in court after being admitted to bail
  • The defendant's family ties
  • The defendant's employment record
  • The defendant's financial resources
  • The defendant's character and mental condition
  • The defendant's community ties

When will the Cash Bail or Collateral be returned to me?

Money or collateral will not be returned until the defendant's court case is finished, so realistically it could take several months to years, depending on the severity of the charges. If a defendant posts his or her own bail, Coosa County Court may retain whatever amount of fines or fees have accumulated throughout the trial.

What happens to my Bail or Collateral if the Defendant misses Court?

The Judge may order a failure to appear warrant for the person's arrest or the Judge may order a Bail Commissioner's Letter be issued that will be sent to the person with a new court date.

If cash bail was paid, the entire amount may be forfeited.

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.


 

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