New Visitation Policies in Escambia County Jail Due to COVID-19 Coronavirus
Because of concerns for the safety and wellness of both staff and inmates at the Escambia County Jail in Brewton, Alabama, contact visits of any type may be suspended.
Approved Non-contact visits with family, friends and the inmate’s lawyers may still be allowed when at-home or onsite video visitation is not available, however given that new guidelines are changing daily please check the visitation page or call 251-809-2154 for updates.
Video Visitation at Escambia County Jail
At-home and onsite video visitation guidelines for Escambia County Jail, when this service is available, can be found by going to the visitation information page.
We highly recommend that you call 251-809-2154 first for any changes due to staff shortages or other unforeseen circumstances, including whether your inmate has become ill and is unable to be in the general population where video kiosks are available.
How Long Will These Changes Last?
Experts in the study of the COVID-19 are anticipating that spread of the virus will be a ongoing concern for Escambia County, the state of Alabama and the entire United States until well into 2022 and maybe even beyond. We are witnessing the virus becoming more contagious, but less deadly over time. Many people think that the 'more contagious, but less deadly' Omicron variant will infect so many people that a higher level of natural immunity for the majority of Americans will be the end result.
Will the Inmates in Escambia County Jail Be Safe from Getting Sick With COVID-19 Coronavirus?
Whether the inmates are safe from contracting the coronavirus depends entirely on two things:
At this stage most people who get the coronavirus show very few symptoms beyond what you might experience with a bad cold or a mild case of the common flu. In fact, the Omicron variant is turning out to be less deadly than the common flu we experience every year.
Studies that have been done are showing that the hardest hit are those 60 years of age and older, those with pre-existing medical issues like diabetes, leukemia or obese individuals. Young men and women rarely become very ill, and when they do, seem to recover quickly.
Escambia County Jail is encouraging inmates to practice ‘social distancing’, which means staying as far apart as possible. In addition, our staff is advising inmates to avoid shaking hands, washing their hands often, not touching their face, nose, mouth or eyes, and refraining from touching ‘common areas’ throughout the facility.
Given the close proximity of inmates and staff to each other in this lockup, it is going to be very difficult to prevent the spread of coronavirus once it is introduced into the facility as the virus can spread via the microscopic vapor that we release every time we speak, cough or sneeze.
We will continuously update this page as the spread of this virus accelerates and changes to policies occur.
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 Escambia 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.
For all information, tips and procedures for sending money to an inmate in Escambia County Jail, or depositing money at the jail, over the phone or by mail, check out our Send Money Page for Escambia County.
Escambia County Jail uses the services of correctpay.com (aka JailFunds) for you to schedule and visit your inmate via remote video visitation.
You can ‘video visit’ your inmate one of three ways:
Go here to begin the process to schedule a visit.
24/7 Customer Service - 855-836-3364
For all the information on remote video visits and 'at the jail' visitation for Escambia County Jail, including fees, schedules, how it works and more, check out our Visit Inmate Page.
1. Register with correctpay online, the money depositing service used by Escambia County Jail, or call Customer Service at 855-836-3364. They are open 24/7.
2. Once registered, select Alabama, then Escambia 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 Escambia 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.