Etowah County Detention Center

Etowah County Detention Center Information

The Etowah County Detention Center is a 950 bed jail in the city of Gadsden, Etowah County, Alabama.

This page provides information on how to search for an inmate in the official jail roster, or by calling the facility at 256-549-5408, directions to the facility, and inmate services such as the visitation schedule and policies, funding an inmate's account, mailing them a letter, receiving phone calls from an inmate, voicemail, emailing and texting, tablet rentals, bail bond instructions, and commissary purchases.

Phone: 256-549-5408

Physical Address:
827 Forrest Avenue
Gadsden, AL 35901

Mailing Address (personal mail):
Inmate's Full Name & Booking #
Etowah County Detention Center
827 Forrest Avenue
Gadsden, AL 35901

Mailing Address (legal mail or subscriptions):
Inmate's Full Name & Booking #
Etowah County Detention Center
827 Forrest Avenue
Gadsden, AL 35901

Other Jails and Prisons

How Do You Find Someone in the Etowah County Detention Center?

To search for an inmate in the Etowah County Detention Center, review their criminal charges, the amount of their bond, when they can get visits, or even view their mugshot, go to the Official Jail Inmate Roster, or call the jail at 256-549-5408 for the information you are looking for.

Etowah County Detention Center Inmate Search

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about finding an inmate in the Etowah County Detention Center, how the jail rosters work and what happens after an offender is arrested and booked. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 256-549-5408 for further assistance.

The Etowah County Detention Center maintains an average of 950 offenders in custody on any given day. The Etowah County Detention Center has a monthly turnover of 40% of their inmate population, another 30% turnover every 90 days, another 20% every six months, and approximately 10% stay incarcerated between six and twelve months. Every year Etowah County law enforcement agencies arrest and detain approximately 19,000 offenders.

The following charts of Etowah County inmate population demographics are updated daily. The information shown is for today. For research purposes we have broken down the inmates by sex, age, ethnicity, and criminal charges.

The information is compiled from the Etowah County Corrections Department, the state of Alabama Department of Corrections, as well as the United States Department of Justice and Census Bureau records. It represents every person in custody in Etowah County.

For complete information on how to get directions, bond, visit, mail, send and receive email and texts, receive phone calls, and send money or commissary to an inmate, find arrest information for Etowah County and other counties surrounding this one, scroll down this page. We have a section for each.

We also provide photos of the jail that we have collected over the years.

For a collection of over 20 additional graphs and charts of the demographic and criminal arrest information of the inmates in Etowah County and Alabama state prisons, click the button below.
Etowah County INMATE DEMOGRAPHICS

Etowah County Inmate Race & Ethnicity - 4/21/2024

Race Inmates % Total
White 516 71.37%
Black 164 22.68%
Hispanic or Latino 43 5.95%
American Indian/Native Alaskan 0 0.00%
Asian 0 0.00%
Pacific Islander/Native Hawaiian 0 0.00%
Other 0 0.00%
Total 723 100.0%
Demographic, Crime and Inmate data is compiled from public reports provided by the Etowah County Sheriff’s Department, Alabama Corrections, United States Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation and the United States Census Bureau.

Etowah County Inmate Criminal Charges - 4/21/2024

(many inmates have multiple charges)

Charge Inmates % Total
Felony (3rd Degree) 138 19.09%
Felony (2rd Degree) 222 30.71%
Felony (1st Degree) 67 9.27%
State Jail Felony 39 5.39%
Felony (Uncategorized) 90 12.45%
Misdemeanor (Class A) 167 23.10%
Misdemeanor (Class C) 0 0.00%
Holds 0 0.00%
Uncategorized 0 0.00%
Demographic, Crime and Inmate data is compiled from public reports provided by the Etowah County Sheriff’s Department, Alabama Corrections, United States Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation and the United States Census Bureau.

Etowah County Inmate Sex - 4/21/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 653 90.32%
Female 70 9.68%
Total 723 100.0%
Demographic, Crime and Inmate data is compiled from public reports provided by the Etowah County Sheriff’s Department, Alabama Corrections, United States Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation and the United States Census Bureau.

Etowah County Inmate Age - 4/21/2024

Age Inmates % Total
Under 18 3 0.41%
18-20 39 5.39%
21-24 69 9.54%
25-30 109 15.08%
31-35 135 18.67%
36-40 134 18.53%
41-45 85 11.76%
46-50 54 7.47%
51-55 44 6.09%
56-60 33 4.56%
61-65 12 1.66%
66-75 6 0.83%
76-85 0 0.00%
Total 723 100.0%
Demographic, Crime and Inmate data is compiled from public reports provided by the Etowah County Sheriff’s Department, Alabama Corrections, United States Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation and the United States Census Bureau.
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About the Etowah County Detention Center

Etowah County Detention Center in Gadsden, Alabama is managed by the Etowah County Sheriff’s Office, which also provides services such as patrol operations, criminal investigations, corrections, school resource officers, inmate and detainee custody and care, with a number of specialized support units.

Etowah County Detention Center  is a medium-security facility holding both female and male inmates. It has a 950-bed capacity and was built in 1994. It mainly houses pre-trial detainees and those waiting for their sentences. The Sheriff's website keeps an inmate roster that is updated every 48 hours.

Through a rider on an indefinite intergovernmental service agreement, the facility has had the capacity to hold 357 people in ICE custody. 

The jail can be reached at 256-549-5408. It's located at 827 Forrest Avenue, Gadsden, AL 35901.

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Recent Bookings & Arrests

How do I find out if someone has been arrested and booked into the Etowah County Detention Center?

To find out if someone you know has been recently arrested and booked into the Etowah County Detention Center, call the jail’s booking line at 256-549-5408.

There may be an automated method of looking them up by their name over the phone, or you may be directed to speak to someone at the jail. Sometimes the jail staff may ask you the offender’s date of birth to ensure privacy of the offender’s status.

Keep in mind that after an arrest, the information on an offender may not be publicly available for several hours.

If you don’t want to check up on an offender by calling the jail, you can also try looking up people recently booked online.

Etowah County Detention Center Booking Roster

What happens during booking in Etowah County?

After being arrested and taken into custody, and after being read their Miranda Rights, an offender will next be transported to the local police or department or the Sheriff’s Department in Etowah County for booking.

Booking is very involved and requires multiple steps in the process, however, keep in mind that most attorneys will advise that an offender remain silent and not offer any additional information about the crime they have been arrested for because anything they do say may be recorded and may very well be used against them in court.

What is the booking process like at the Etowah County Detention Center?

Booking includes having their photo (mugshot) and fingerprints taken, as well as being asked a lot of questions about their personal history and state of mind. If it’s a serious felony, their DNA may also be taken. They will also be checked for warrants in Etowah County and other Alabama and USA jurisdictions.

If the offender was arrested for a DUI offense, and has refused a breathalyzer test, they may also be forced to have blood drawn by a doctor or nurse.

It is also very likely that the offender will undergo a humiliating full body search while in the nude. This includes bending over, spreading their cheeks in the direction of an officer, and coughing. They will also be walked through a metal detector or x-ray machine, like those used at an airport.

What kind of questions are asked during booking?

The arresting jurisdiction will ask about gang affiliations, tattoos, medical conditions, prescribed medication they are taking, recreational drugs they are on or addicted to, allergies, if they are suicidal, and other relevant information that will help with determining their cell assignment and special needs.

What happens to an offender’s personal property during booking?

During the arrest and booking process an offender will also have all their personal property confiscated and held for either their release from jail, or with the offender’s approval, released to a friend or family member.

Personal property includes the clothing they are wearing, money, wallets, purses, cell phones, jewelry, body rings, earrings, watches, and even glasses if they are deemed a security risk. If they are allowed to keep their shoes or sneakers, the laces are removed.

What happens after booking?

At this point the offender will be allowed to make a free phone call to a person of their choice to notify them of their arrest, and/or arrange a bond or bail for their release.

If the offender is being detained and housed while awaiting arraignment, the Etowah County Detention Center will provide a jail garment and slip-on shoes, a blanket, sheets, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, and a towel.

Often, before they are dressed in the jail outfit and brought to their housing location, they will be forced to take a shower and undergo a disinfectant treatment for body and hair lice, scabies or other pests that may be residing on their person.

How long does the Etowah County Detention Center Booking process take?

Booking can take anywhere from an hour to 24 hours or more. It all depends on the number of people that are awaiting processing, the number of staff on duty at the time, and the behavior of the offender.

If the offender is heavily intoxicated and/or violent, the Booking Officer may decide to stick the offender in a holding cell for several hours until they become more manageable.

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Directions / Map to the Etowah County Detention Center
Inmate Visitation

How Do You Visit an Inmate in the Etowah County Detention Center? What is the Schedule?

Etowah County Detention Center ON-SITE (at the jail) VIDEO VISITATION SCHEDULE

827 Forrest Avenue
Gadsden, AL 35901
256-549-5408

  • On-site Visits are free
  • A maximum of 2 guests are allowed per an On-site video session. A 3rd guest is allowed if it is a child and no more than 6 years old.
  • All visits must be made at least 24 hours in advance.
DAY TIME
SUNDAY 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
MONDAY 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
TUESDAY 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
WEDNESDAY 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
THURSDAY No Video Sessions
FRIDAY No Video Sessions
SATURDAY No Video Sessions

Etowah County Detention Center REMOTE (at home) VIDEO VISITATION SCHEDULE

  • Remote Visits cost $7.95 for a 30 minute visit
  • All visits must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance.
DAY TIME
SUNDAY 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MONDAY 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
TUESDAY 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
WEDNESDAY 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
THURSDAY 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
FRIDAY 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
SATURDAY 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Etowah County Detention Center uses Securus Video Connect for Remote Inmate Video Visitation. 



Video Visitation allows 'approved' friends, family members, attorneys and clergy of an inmate to connect with them using their computer, Securus Video Visitation app, or ‘on-site’ kiosk. 

Steps:
Register and/or log in.
Select the facility of your inmate.
Review the days, available hours and the cost of remote and on-site visits.
Schedule your visit.

What is the Cost of a Remote Video Visit?
Costs vary and are subject to change, but generally visits range from $5.00 to $15.00 for a 15 to 30 minute online or on-site video visit.

How do you know if your Inmate will be available during the time you schedule?
The Securus system knows the times that Etowah County Detention Center inmates are available for remote video visits.
It will not allow you to schedule a visit with your inmate if they are not available or the video visitation kiosk(s) in the jail are booked already.
Once you schedule a visit with your inmate they will be notified of the date and time of the visit.

Important Tips:
Your entire visit is being monitored and recorded. Do not say or do anything that you would not want being replayed in court.
You should schedule your visit, in advance, at a time that works best for you.
For best sound quality, use earbuds or headsets.

Quick & Easy Access to Important Information & Help:
Phone: 972-734-1111 or 877-578-3658
Video Tutorial on Registering for Securus Video Visits.
Frequently Asked Questions.
Etowah County Detention Center Pricing.
Securus Contact Information.
iphone app
Android app

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Etowah County Detention Center’s Inmate Visitation Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 256-549-5408 for further assistance.

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Remote Video Visitation

Can I Use My Computer or Phone to Have a Remote Video Visit with an Inmate in the Etowah County Detention Center?

Etowah County Detention Center ON-SITE (at the jail) VIDEO VISITATION SCHEDULE

827 Forrest Avenue
Gadsden, AL 35901
256-549-5408

  • On-site Visits are free
  • A maximum of 2 guests are allowed per an On-site video session. A 3rd guest is allowed if it is a child and no more than 6 years old.
  • All visits must be made at least 24 hours in advance.
DAY TIME
SUNDAY 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
MONDAY 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
TUESDAY 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
WEDNESDAY 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
THURSDAY No Video Sessions
FRIDAY No Video Sessions
SATURDAY No Video Sessions

Etowah County Detention Center REMOTE (at home) VIDEO VISITATION SCHEDULE

  • Remote Visits cost $7.95 for a 30 minute visit
  • All visits must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance.
DAY TIME
SUNDAY 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MONDAY 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
TUESDAY 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
WEDNESDAY 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
THURSDAY 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
FRIDAY 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
SATURDAY 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Etowah County Detention Center’s Video Remote Visitation Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 256-549-5408 for further assistance.

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Inmate Money Accounts

How Do You Deposit Money for an Inmate in the Etowah County Detention Center?

Etowah County Detention Center uses the services of JPAY for you to send money to an inmate's trust fund / commissary account. 

You can send money to an inmate/offender's commissary/spendable account through the Send Money page.
There are several ways to send money to an inmate/offender.

  1. Online payments
  2. Over the phone by calling 800-574-5729
  3. MoneyGram
  4. If you wish to send cash you can use MoneyGram. MoneyGram has many convenient locations nationwide.
    The following establishments will always have MoneyGram services:
    Walmart
    7-11
    CVS Pharmacy

You will need:
Inmate's Correctional ID number and last name
The facility name or receive code.
You can visit the MoneyGram website to find locations near you.

        5. Money Order - Inmate's Name must be on the Money Order
            Inmate Name and Inmate ID#

        6. Lobby Kiosk
            You can use a debit or credit card in the lobby kiosk to send funds to an inmate/offender.

How to Send Money to an Inmate in Etowah County

To send commissary money to an inmate in Etowah County Detention Center follow these steps:

Etowah County Detention Center uses the services of JPAY for you to send money to an inmate's trust fund / commissary account. 

You can send money to an inmate/offender's commissary/spendable account through the Send Money page.
There are several ways to send money to an inmate/offender in Etowah County.

  1. Online payments
  2. Over the phone by calling 800-574-5729
  3. MoneyGram
  4. If you wish to send cash you can use MoneyGram. MoneyGram has many convenient locations nationwide.
    The following establishments will always have MoneyGram services:
    Walmart
    7-11
    CVS Pharmacy

You will need:
The Etowah County Inmate's Correctional ID number and their last name
Etowah County Detention Center or  the receive code.
You can visit the MoneyGram website to find locations near you.

        5. Money Order - Inmate's Name must be on the Money Order
            Inmate Name and Inmate ID#
           Etowah County Detention Center address.

        6. Lobby Kiosk
            You can use a debit or credit card in the jail lobby kiosk to send funds to an inmate/offender.

For all information on how to Send Money to an inmate's account check out our full money and commissary guide for Etowah County Detention Center.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Etowah County Detention Center’s Inmate Money and Trust Fund Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 256-549-5408 for further assistance.

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Inmate Phone Contact

How Do I Receive Phone Calls from an Inmate in the Etowah County Detention Center?

How an Inmate Makes a Phone Call to You or Others from Etowah County Detention Center

To set up a phone account so that your inmate can call you from Etowah 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 Etowah 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.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Etowah County Detention Center’s Inmate Phone Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 256-549-5408 for further assistance.

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Mailing an Inmate

How do I Mail an Inmate in the Etowah County Detention Center, and what can I send them?

Etowah County Detention Center Inmate Mail Guidelines

Postcards
The Etowah County Detention Center allows inmates to receive pre-metered postcards like the type purchased from the post office. They may also allow certain photo postcards as long as they have not been tampered with or contain images that may be considered to be obscene or violent in nature. It is best to only use blue or black ink. Always include your name and return address.

Envelopes
The Etowah County Detention Center also allows envelopes to be mailed to inmates. It is best to only use blue or black ink.

Postcards and envelopes MUST HAVE the sender's full name and return address on the envelope. 

Postcards and envelopes MUST be mailed to the following address:
Inmate's Full Name & Booking #
Etowah County Detention Center
827 Forrest Avenue
Gadsden, AL 35901



Legal Mail

Send all Legal Mail to this Address:
Inmate's Full Name & Booking #
Etowah County Detention Center
827 Forrest Avenue
Gadsden, AL 35901



Newspapers
Newspapers may also be mailed to an inmate as long as they are shipped directly from the publisher.

Magazines
News, special interest or sports magazines may also be mailed to an inmate as long as they are shipped directly from the publisher. Any magazines that contain profanity, weapons, pornography or other content that is adult in nature will be confiscated by the jail staff and will NOT be delivered to the inmate.

Books
The Etowah County Detention Center allows books to be mailed directly to the jail from a reputable source such as AmazonBarnes & Noble or Books-A-Million. You can order them directly from your computer and have them shipped to the inmate at the address noted.
Books must NOT contain images or content that are considered excessively violent, pornographic or obscene. Any book that does not meet the Etowah County Detention Center standards will be disposed of. 
Hard cover books will not be accepted by the jail due to their potential to be used as a weapon.


All newspapers, magazines and books are to be shipped to:
Inmate's Full Name & Booking #
Etowah County Detention Center
827 Forrest Avenue
Gadsden, AL 35901

Etowah County Detention Center Inmate Mail Policies and Address - What Can You Send, and Where?

For inmates receiving mail in the Etowah County Detention Center there are different addresses and policies depending on the inmate's status, as well as what type of mail they are receiving; personal mail, legal mail, subscriptions or books sent from a third-party such as Amazon.

All mail is to be shipped to the Etowah County Detention Center:
Inmate's Full Name & Booking #
Etowah County Detention Center
827 Forrest Avenue
Gadsden, AL 35901


For complete information on mail policies, what you can send an inmate and what address to send them, check out our Inmate Mail page.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Etowah County Detention Center’s Inmate Mail Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 256-549-5408 for further assistance.

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Inmate Commissary

Can I purchase Commissary Online for an Inmate in the Etowah County Detention Center, and what can I purchase?

Etowah County Detention Center contracts with Access Securepak (aka MyCarePak) for families to send pre-determined packages of commissary items to your inmate.

Access Securepak carries over 1,000 different items in the following categories:
- Food and Snacks
- Personal Hygiene Products
- Electronics
- Apparel

Registration Process:
1. Register here.
2. Select Alabama.
3. Select Etowah County Detention Center.
4. Find your Inmate.
5. Deposit Funds.
6. Order Commissary Items.
Once you are logged in, you will receive instructions on how much (and what products) you can send your inmate.
Contact Information:
* If you have any questions, you can call Access Securepak at 800-546-6283.
* You can email My Care Pack at [email protected].
* You can write them at:
    Access Securepak
    10880 Linpage Place
    St. Louis, MO 63132

* You can Live Chat with a Representative online: (bottom left corner of page)
   Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.–11 p.m. CST, 
   and Saturdays, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. CST.

*Note* Access Securepak will issue a refund for or replace broken, damaged, or missing products reported by Etowah County Detention Center staff. They will not honor reports of discrepancies from inmate's families or friends.
My CarePack is the Etowah County Detention Center's outside vendor for Commissary Items. They have a very good mix of Chips, Snacks, Candy, Meat, Seafood, Hygiene products, Letter writing materials, Electronics and Apparel items for sale on their website.


*NOTE* -- Once you are fully registered and have selected the inmate you wish to send commissary to, you will receive instructions on how much you can deposit, how much (and what) you can purchase for your inmate, and how often you can send commissary.

How to Send a Carepack Commissary Package Directly to an Inmate in Etowah County

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

  • Select Alabama, then select Etowah County Detention Center, and then select the 'Send a Package Order' option.
  • Register and create an account with Access Securepak, for Etowah County.
  • Choose the inmate and the products you want shipped to them, and input your payment method. 
  • NOTE: There may be a limit on how much product you can send your inmate in Etowah County at any one time.

For all information, tips and available items for shipping Commissary packages to an inmate in Etowah County Detention Center check out our Commissary Instructions Page for Etowah County.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Etowah County Detention Center’s Commissary Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 256-549-5408 for further assistance.

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Texting and Emailing an Inmate

How Can I Communicate with an Inmate in the Etowah County Detention Center using an Online Messaging Service?

Etowah County Detention Center uses Securus eMessaging for Inmate Email.




Register here. (You are already registered if you signed up with Securus for 'Phone' or 'Remote Visitation').

Steps: 
1.  Sign up for eMessaging
2. Find your inmate.
3. Purchase a book of Securus ‘stamps’.
4. Type & Send message.

Things you CAN do:
1.  You CAN ONLY send messages from the Securus website, or with the Securus app. (links below).
2. You CAN transfer ‘stamps’ to your inmate.
3. You CAN deposit money to your inmate, and they can purchase ‘stamps’ on their end.
4. Each time you send a message, you CAN pay for them to reply.
5. You CAN send photos. (Jail staff will review for appropriateness) 

Things you CANNOT do:
1.  You CANNOT use your own personal email to send messages.
2. You CANNOT send any message or photo that would normally be rejected by regular mail.

Other Things:
1.  Photos must be .jpg, .jpeg or .png.
2. eMessages and photos must meet the jail’s standards for regular mail.
3. If your eMessage or Photo is rejected you will be notified of the reason, but you will NOT get a refund.

What is the cost of sending inmate messages?

  • Send a text Message - 1 stamp
  • Purchase a reply for your inmate - 1 stamp
  • Attach up to 5 photos - 1 stamp each photo
  • Share up to 5 eCards - 1 stamp each eCard
  • Send just a photo with no text - 1 stamp
  • Send a 30 second VideoGram - 3 stamps

What can your inmate do with digital 'stamps'?

  • Reply to your eMessage if you attach a return stamp
  • Receive transferred stamps you share with them (no cost to transfer)
  • When available, they can purchase their own stamps from their Inmate Debit Account


Contact Information and Help:
eMessaging FAQ  
eMessaging Signup & Helpful Information  
Online Customer Service Support 
Phone Support: 972-734-1111 or 800-844-6591
iphone app
Android app

Mailing Check payments
Securus Correctional Billing Services
PO Box 650757
Dallas, Texas 75265-075

How to Send a Text or Email Message to an Inmate in Etowah County Detention Center

To send a text or email message to a Etowah County inmate, do the following:

Etowah County Detention Center uses Securus eMessaging for Inmate Email.

Register here. (You are already registered if you signed up with Securus for 'Phone' or 'Remote Visitation' in Etowah County or any jail or prison in the country).
Steps: 
1.  Sign up for eMessaging
2. Find your Etowah County inmate.
3. Purchase a book of Securus ‘stamps’.
4. Type & Send message.

For all Etowah County information for sending secure messages to an inmate in Etowah County Detention Center, including instructions, video examples, fees, limits, tablet rentals and more, check out out Text/Email an Inmate Page.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Etowah County Detention Center’s Text and Email Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 256-549-5408 for further assistance.

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Inmate Tablets

Do Inmates in the Etowah County Detention Center have Access to Tablets or Computers?

Etowah County Detention Center now offers Securus 'SecureView' Tablet Rentals to their inmates.


  
Securus is the same company that handles the inmate phone system, video visitations, email and texting and digital letters.

The tablets can be rented on a monthly basis and while not directly connected to the internet, the inmates can use them for the following activities:

  • Phone Calls - Inmates may make calls directly from their tablet allowing for more privacy. The rates are the same as the phones in the unit, and the calls are still recorded and monitored.
  • eMessaging - Communicate via a text based message or picture. Fee based system.
  • Job Search - Using JobView, a secure job search application, inmates have the ability to see what jobs are available when they are released.
  • Education - Free educational platform and course catalog that provides thousands of educational resources.
  • Self Help -Inmates have daily access to mental health and addiction recovery programming.
  • Music - Top-40, Hip-Hop, Country, Rock, Gospel, and more.
  • Law Library -  Legal research with up-to-date case information.
  • eBooks - Thousands of available titles.
  • Religion - Religious resources for spiritual guidance.
  • Games - Inmates can play their favorite games. Available through monthly subscriptions
  • Facility Services - Digital access to submitted forms, requests, facility documents, and notifications from staff.

Here's how it works:

  • Register here.  It is recommended you use Chrome or Firefox.
  • Pay for the subscription using Paypal.
  • You get charged the 1st of each month. 
  • You get charged a full month even if it's only used for a partial month.
  • No activation or early termination fees.
  • Your inmate will receive their tablet in 3-5 business days, after you pay.

Questions:

How to Rent a Tablet for an Inmate in Etowah County Detention Center

To rent a tablet for an inmate in Etowah County follow these instructions:

  • Register here.  It is recommended you use Chrome or Firefox.
  • Pay for the subscription using Paypal.
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  • Your Etowah County inmate will recieve their tablet in 3-5 business days, after you pay.


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For all Etowah County information on Tablet Rentals for your inmate, check out our Tablet Rental Page.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Etowah County Detention Center’s Tablet Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 256-549-5408 for further assistance.

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US State Prison Population Demographics

Total Inmates in US State Prisons by Sex on 4/21/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 973,343 93.26%
Female 70,362 6.74%
Total 1,043,705 100.0%

Total Inmates in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 4/21/2024

race Inmates % Total
White 327,300 35.27%
Black 345,500 37.23%
Hispanic 226,800 24.44%
American Indian / Alaska Native 15,900 1.71%
Asian 12,500 1.35%
Total 928,000 100.0%

Total of Violent Inmates in US State Prisons by Sex on 4/21/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 622,200 95.46%
Female 31,700 4.86%
Total 653,900 100.0%

Total of Violent Inmates in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 4/21/2024

race Inmates % Total
White 178,600 29.23%
Black 234,500 38.38%
Hispanic 179,500 29.38%
American Indian / Alaska Native 9,600 1.57%
Asian 8,800 1.44%
Total 611,000 100.0%

Murderers Held in US State Prisons by Sex on 4/21/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 147,500 93.95%
Female 10,000 6.37%
Total 157,500 100.0%

Murderers Held in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 4/21/2024

race Inmates % Total
White 37,600 26.04%
Black 63,000 43.63%
Hispanic 39,100 27.08%
American Indian / Alaska Native 2,300 1.59%
Asian 2,400 1.66%
Total 144,400 100.0%

Violent Negligent Manslaughter Inmates in US State Prisons by Sex on 4/21/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 16,000 86.02%
Female 2,600 13.98%
Total 18,600 100.0%

Violent Negligent Manslaughter Inmates in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 4/21/2024

race Inmates % Total
White 5,400 43.90%
Black 3,600 29.27%
Hispanic 2,900 23.58%
American Indian / Alaska Native 200 1.63%
Asian 200 1.63%
Total 12,300 100.0%

Violent Rape & Sexual Assault Inmates in US State Prisons by Sex on 4/21/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 159,800 98.95%
Female 2,200 1.36%
Total 162,000 100.0%

Violent Robbery Inmates in US State Prisons by Sex on 4/21/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 125,800 96.18%
Female 5,400 4.13%
Total 131,200 100.0%

Violent Robbery Inmates in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 4/21/2024

race Inmates % Total
White 21,900 18.64%
Black 66,800 56.85%
Hispanic 26,500 22.55%
American Indian / Alaska Native 1,200 1.02%
Asian 1,100 0.94%
Total 117,500 100.0%

Violent Aggravated/Simple Assault Inmates in US State Prisons by Sex on 4/21/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 137,000 94.74%
Female 8,100 5.60%
Total 145,100 100.0%

Violent Aggravated/Simple Assault Inmates in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 4/21/2024

race Inmates % Total
White 37,500 23.28%
Black 53,300 33.09%
Hispanic 65,300 40.53%
American Indian / Alaska Native 2,800 1.74%
Asian 2,200 1.37%
Total 161,100 100.0%

Other Violent Inmates in US State Prisons by Sex on 4/21/2024 - non-categorized

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 36,100 91.86%
Female 3,300 8.40%
Total 39,400 100.0%

Other Violent Inmates in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 4/21/2024 - non-categorized

race Inmates % Total
White 12,200 32.45%
Black 14,200 37.77%
Hispanic 9,700 25.80%
American Indian / Alaska Native 800 2.13%
Asian 700 1.86%
Total 37,600 100.0%

Total of Property Crime Inmates in US State Prisons by Sex on 4/21/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 127,900 90.64%
Female 13,600 9.64%
Total 141,500 100.0%

Total of Property Crime Inmates in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 4/21/2024

race Inmates % Total
White 60,500 50.46%
Black 37,800 31.53%
Hispanic 18,100 15.10%
American Indian / Alaska Native 2,100 1.75%
Asian 1,400 1.17%
Total 119,900 100.0%

Burglary Inmates in US State Prisons by Sex on 4/21/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 75,900 95.11%
Female 4,200 5.26%
Total 80,100 100.0%

Burglary Inmates in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 4/21/2024

race Inmates % Total
White 30,500 44.40%
Black 24,200 35.23%
Hispanic 12,300 17.90%
American Indian / Alaska Native 1,100 1.60%
Asian 600 0.87%
Total 68,700 100.0%

Larceny & Theft Inmates in US State Prisons by Sex on 4/21/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 22,300 84.47%
Female 4,200 15.91%
Total 26,500 100.0%

Larceny & Theft Inmates in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 4/21/2024

race Inmates % Total
White 13,800 58.97%
Black 6,800 29.06%
Hispanic 2,200 9.40%
American Indian / Alaska Native 300 1.28%
Asian 300 1.28%
Total 23,400 100.0%

Motor Vehicle Theft Inmates in US State Prisons by Sex on 4/21/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 6,400 91.43%
Female 600 8.57%
Total 7,000 100.0%

Motor Vehicle Theft Inmates in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 4/21/2024

race Inmates % Total
White 2,500 48.08%
Black 1,500 28.85%
Hispanic 1,000 19.23%
American Indian / Alaska Native 100 1.92%
Asian 100 1.92%
Total 5,200 100.0%

Fraud Inmates in US State Prisons by Sex on 4/21/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 9,800 75.97%
Female 3,200 24.81%
Total 13,000 100.0%

Fraud Inmates in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 4/21/2024

race Inmates % Total
White 6,900 63.30%
Black 2,600 23.85%
Hispanic 900 8.26%
American Indian / Alaska Native 300 2.75%
Asian 200 1.83%
Total 10,900 100.0%

Other Property Crime Inmates in US State Prisons by Sex on 4/21/2024 - non-categorized

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 13,600 90.67%
Female 1,400 9.33%
Total 15,000 100.0%

Other Property Crime Inmates in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 4/21/2024 - non-categorized

race Inmates % Total
White 6,700 58.26%
Black 2,700 23.48%
Hispanic 1,700 14.78%
American Indian / Alaska Native 200 1.74%
Asian 200 1.74%
Total 11,500 100.0%

Total of Drug Related Inmates in US State Prisons by Sex on 4/21/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 114,600 87.08%
Female 17,400 13.22%
Total 132,000 100.0%

Total of Drug Related Inmates in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 4/21/2024

race Inmates % Total
White 49,500 47.50%
Black 37,300 35.80%
Hispanic 14,600 14.01%
American Indian / Alaska Native 1,700 1.63%
Asian 1,100 1.06%
Total 104,200 100.0%

Inmates Convicted of Drug Possession in US State Prisons by Sex on 4/21/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 28,500 84.57%
Female 5,300 15.73%
Total 33,800 100.0%

Inmates Convicted of Drug Possession in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 4/21/2024

race Inmates % Total
White 14,800 56.27%
Black 7,900 30.04%
Hispanic 3,000 11.41%
American Indian / Alaska Native 400 1.52%
Asian 200 0.76%
Total 26,300 100.0%

Inmates Convicted of Drug Dealing/Manufacturing in US State Prisons by Sex on 4/21/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 86,100 88.04%
Female 12,000 12.27%
Total 98,100 100.0%

Inmates Convicted of Drug Dealing/Manufacturing in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 4/21/2024

race Inmates % Total
White 34,700 44.54%
Black 29,400 37.74%
Hispanic 11,600 14.89%
American Indian / Alaska Native 1,300 1.67%
Asian 900 1.16%
Total 77,900 100.0%

Total of 'Public Order' Related Inmates in US State Prisons by Sex on 4/21/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 102,500 93.95%
Female 6,900 6.32%
Total 109,400 100.0%

Total of 'Public Order' Related Inmates in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 4/21/2024

race Inmates % Total
White 35,900 40.84%
Black 34,500 39.25%
Hispanic 13,800 15.70%
American Indian / Alaska Native 2,500 2.84%
Asian 1,200 1.37%
Total 87,900 100.0%

Inmates Convicted on Illegal Weapon Possession in US State Prisons by Sex on 4/21/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 37,800 97.93%
Female 900 2.33%
Total 38,700 100.0%

Inmates Convicted on Illegal Weapon Possession in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 4/21/2024

race Inmates % Total
White 7,200 22.86%
Black 16,900 53.65%
Hispanic 6,500 20.63%
American Indian / Alaska Native 500 1.59%
Asian 400 1.27%
Total 31,500 100.0%

Inmates Convicted of Multiple DUI/DWI in US State Prisons by Sex on 4/21/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 13,400 89.33%
Female 1,600 10.67%
Total 15,000 100.0%

Inmates Convicted of Multiple DUI/DWI in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 4/21/2024

race Inmates % Total
White 6,800 59.65%
Black 2,000 17.54%
Hispanic 1,800 15.79%
American Indian / Alaska Native 700 6.14%
Asian 100 0.88%
Total 11,400 100.0%

Inmates Convicted of Other 'Public Order' Felonies in US State Prisons by Sex on 4/21/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 51,200 92.25%
Female 4,400 7.93%
Total 55,600 100.0%

Inmates Convicted of Other 'Public Order' Felonies in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 4/21/2024

race Inmates % Total
White 21,900 48.45%
Black 15,700 34.73%
Hispanic 5,600 12.39%
American Indian / Alaska Native 1,300 2.88%
Asian 700 1.55%
Total 45,200 100.0%

Total Number of Inmates Convicted of Unspecified Felonies in US State Prisons by Sex on 4/21/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 6,100 89.71%
Female 800 11.76%
Total 6,900 100.0%

Total Number of Inmates Convicted of Unspecified Felonies in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 4/21/2024

race Inmates % Total
White 2,700 52.94%
Black 1,500 29.41%
Hispanic 700 13.73%
American Indian / Alaska Native 100 1.96%
Asian 100 1.96%
Total 5,100 100.0%
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This facility, known as "Etowah County Detention Center" is also known as Etowah County Jail.