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Fayette County Jail
113 1st Avenue Northwest
Fayette, AL 35555

205-932-3205

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

The Fayette County Jail, located at:
113 1st Avenue Northwest
Fayette, AL 35555 
can be reached 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at 205-932-3205.

The main reason that people call 205-932-3205 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 Fayette 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 Fayette 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 Fayette County Jail have inmate commissary?
Can an inmate receive and/or send email or text messages?
Do inmates in Fayette County have access to computers or tablets?
How do you pay an inmate’s bail or bond?

Every year the Fayette County Jail has approximately 900 bookings, with a daily average of 45 inmates and maintains control of the facility with a staff of 11.

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 Fayette 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 Fayette 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 Fayette 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 Fayette 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 to Send a Secure Email Message to an Inmate in Fayette County
 

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

  • Register with Inmate Sales, the company that handles inmate messaging in Fayette County, by creating an account.
  • Select Alabama, then select Fayette County Jail, and then the inmate you want to send your message to.
  • Choose the amount of money you want to spend, and input your payment method. The funds can also be used by the inmate to send a message back to you.
  • If you want to pay by phone, call 877-998-5678.
  • NOTE: All messages between you and your inmate will be permanently recorded and seen by the staff and could be used against your inmate in court.

-  Chirping is the product name for inmate texting.  
-  This product allows Fayette 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

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Google Play app

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


 

How Do Inmates in Fayette County Jail Make Phone Calls?

To receive phone calls from inmates in Fayette County, or to assist them in making phone calls to other people, follow these steps:

  • Fayette County Jail uses the services of a company named Inmate Sales.
  • Register with them online or call them at 877-998-5678
  • Agents are available M-F from 8:00 AM - 12:00 midnight EST, Saturdays from 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM, and speak both English & Spanish.
  • Services for Fayette County inmates and their families and friends include: Collect Calling, PIN Debit, Purchasing Calling Cards, Deposits, Messaging & Video Visitation.

iphone app
Google Play app

For all the information regarding phone calls with Fayette County inmates; rules, policies, phone calling times, limits and more visit our Inmate Phone Page.


 

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

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

  • Go to JailATM, choose Alabama, then choose Fayette County Jail
  • Type in your inmate's last name or their Inmate ID.
  • Select your inmate, and then you will be prompted to Register with them to open an account.
  • Select the products you want shipped to them at Fayette County Jail, and then input your payment method. 
  • NOTE: There may be a limit on how much product you can send your inmate in Fayette County at any one time.
  • If you need to phone customer support, call 877-810-0914

For all information, tips and available items for shipping Commissary packages or sending money to an inmate in Fayette County Jail check out our Commissary Instructions Page for Fayette County.


 

How to Deposit Money Online for an Inmate in Fayette County

To deposit money online for an inmate in Fayette County Jail follow these steps:

  • Register to open an account, or Sign In to JailATM, a service that acts as a bank for inmates in Fayette County.
  • After registering and signing in, select 'Send Money Now'.
  • Choose Alabama, then choose Fayette County Jail
  • Type in your inmate's last name or their Inmate ID.
  • Select your inmate.
  • Input an amount to deposit to your inmate in Fayette County Jail, and then input your payment method. 
  • NOTE: There may be a limit on how much money you can send your inmate in Fayette County at any one time.
  • If you need to phone customer support, call 877-810-0914.

For all information, tips and procedures for sending money to an inmate in Fayette County Jail, or depositing money at the jail, over the phone or by mail, check out our Send Money Page for Fayette County.


 

How to visit an inmate in Fayette County Alabama using Video Visitation or visiting an inmate at the jail

To visit an inmate in Fayette County follow these steps:

  • In addition to visiting inmates at the jail, Fayette County Jail uses a video visitation service called iWebVisit.com.
  • In order to visit with your inmate online or at the Fayette County Jail Video Kiosk, you must first register with iWebVisit.
  • Registering is free.
  • Next, select “Choose A Facility” and then select Fayette County Jail. This will become your “Default” facility each time you log in.
  • Next, Click “Schedule a Visit” and enter your inmate's name and inmate number.
  • Select either “Visit Now” or “Schedule Visit Later” and choose an available date and time.
  • After your visit payment is processed, you may begin visiting your inmate in Fayette County at your scheduled time. 

Who do you contact if you are having any problems arranging the remote video visit of an inmate in Fayette County?
Call iWebVisit support at 775-434-8748. They are available 7 Days a week (5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. PST / 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. EST)

For full instructions on all the benefits of using IC Solutions to visit a Fayette County inmate, visiting an inmate at the jail itself, rates, policies, rules, dress codes, bringing children, attorney and clergy visits and more, go to our official Visit Inmate Page. 


 

Third Party Jail Inmate Services for Fayette County Jail

Communication and Monetary Services for Family and Friends of Inmates

Gone are the days where Fayette 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 Fayette 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 Fayette 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 Fayette 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. 

Fayette County Jail

STATE COUNTY BEDS
Alabama Fayette 45


PHYSICAL ADDRESS

113 1st Avenue Northwest
Fayette, AL 35555


TELEPHONE NUMBER


FAX

Jail (Main): 205-932-6699

Sheriff: 205-932-6699

INMATE MAIL

Inmate's First and Last Name
Fayette County Jail
113 1st Avenue NW
Fayette, AL 35555-2627


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Frequently Asked Questions

How many inmates are in the Fayette County Jail in Alabama?
There are 45 inmates in the Fayette 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, Fayette 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 Fayette County Jail.

How many people get arrested and booked into the Fayette County Jail in Alabama every year?
In 2021, a total of 900 offenders were booked into the Fayette 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 Fayette County Jail.

How many people work at the Fayette County Jail in Alabama?
The Fayette County Jail maintains a staff of approximately 11. 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 Fayette County Jail in Alabama have an inmate search or jail roster to see who is in custody?
Yes, the Fayette County Jail in Alabama has an Inmate Search Roster feature. Learn more about how to search for an inmate in the Fayette County Jail. When you get to this page click on the big green button that reads 'OFFICIAL Fayette 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 205-932-3205 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 Fayette County Jail in Alabama?
The Fayette County Jail address and phone number is: 113 1st Avenue Northwest
Fayette, AL 35555. Their phone number is 205-932-3205. 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 Fayette County Jail.

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

How do I bail or bond an inmate out of the Fayette County Jail?
Call 205-932-3205 for the type of bond and any information that is required for a particular individual at Fayette 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 Fayette County Jail.

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