Dallas County Jail
The Dallas County Jail is the main jail in Dallas County Alabama. While the police in the cities and towns in Dallas County can arrest and detain offenders, the Dallas County Jail is the facility that is accredited by Alabama to hold inmates for more than 72 hours.
The Dallas County Jail, located at:
988 Selfield Road
Selma, AL 36703
can be reached 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at 334-874-2585.
The main reason that people call 334-874-2585 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 Dallas 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 Dallas 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 Dallas County Jail have inmate commissary?
Can an inmate receive and/or send email or text messages?
Do inmates in Dallas County have access to computers or tablets?
How do you pay an inmate’s bail or bond?
Every year the Dallas County Jail has approximately 3600 bookings, with a daily average of 180 inmates and maintains control of the facility with a staff of 45.
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 Dallas 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 Dallas 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 Dallas 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.
Inmates that are convicted of a misdemeanor and/or sentenced to less than one year of a state crime serve their time in the Dallas 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.
For complete Instructions on How to Bail or Bond an Inmate in Dallas County Jail, check out our Inmate Bail page.
Dallas County Jail uses GettingOut for some or all of its communication services with an inmate.
If you want to deposit money using this company for your use or your inmate's account, there are four ways to do it:
For all the information you need to know, including tips, guidelines and warnings about depositing money in a Dallas County Jail inmate's account for communication services, check out our Send Money page.
- Chirping is the product name for inmate texting.
- This product allows Dallas 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
Google Play app
In order to have a successful video visit with an inmate in Dallas County, these are the steps to follow:
* 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 Dallas County, can be found on our Visit Inmate Page.
Dallas County Jail Phone: 334-874-2585
For all information, tips and procedures for sending money to an inmate in Dallas County Jail, or depositing money at the jail, over the phone or by mail, check out our Send Money Page for Dallas County.
Third Party Jail Inmate Services for Dallas County Jail
Gone are the days where Dallas 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 Dallas 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 Dallas 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 Dallas 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.
Dallas County Jail
988 Selfield Road
Selma, AL 36703
Jail (Main): 334-875-2508
Inmate's First and Last Name
c/o Dallas County Jail
988 Selfield Road
Selma, AL 36703
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Frequently Asked Questions
How many inmates are in the Dallas County Jail in Alabama?
There are 180 inmates in the Dallas 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, Dallas 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 Dallas County Jail.
How many people get arrested and booked into the Dallas County Jail in Alabama every year?
In 2021, a total of 3600 offenders were booked into the Dallas 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 Dallas County Jail.
How many people work at the Dallas County Jail in Alabama?
The Dallas County Jail maintains a staff of approximately 45. 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 Dallas County Jail in Alabama have an inmate search or jail roster to see who is in custody?
Yes, the Dallas County Jail in Alabama has an Inmate Search Roster feature. Learn more about how to search for an inmate in the Dallas County Jail. When you get to this page click on the big green button that reads 'OFFICIAL Dallas 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 334-874-2585 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 Dallas County Jail in Alabama?
The Dallas County Jail address and phone number is: 988 Selfield Road
Selma, AL 36703. Their phone number is 334-874-2585. 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 Dallas County Jail.
Where do I found out all the inmate services at Dallas 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 Dallas County Jail inmate services: Learn more about how to visit an inmate in the Dallas County Jail. Learn more about how to get phone calls from an inmate in the Dallas County Jail. Learn more about how to text/email an inmate in the Dallas County Jail. Learn more about how to send money to an inmate in the Dallas County Jail. Learn more about how to mail an inmate and what's allowed in the Dallas County Jail. Learn more about inmate commissary in the Dallas County Jail.
How do I bail or bond an inmate out of the Dallas County Jail?
Call 334-874-2585 for the type of bond and any information that is required for a particular individual at Dallas 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 Dallas County Jail.
This facility, known as "Dallas County Jail" is also known as Dallas County Sheriff, Dallas County Criminal Court, Dallas County Inmate Search, Dallas County Arrests.