Houston County Jail Inmate Visitation

Houston County Jail

Address:
901 East Main Street
Dothan, AL 36301

Phone:

334-712-0762

Houston County Jail - At-Home Video Visitation

Houston 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 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 Houston County Jail
  • Select your inmate.
  • Choose your date and time.

Your inmate will be notified by the 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]

Visiting Hours in Houston County Jail

The actual visiting hours vary depending on the following factors:

The day of the week.

Where the inmate is housed.

The inmate's sex.

Whether or not it is a Holiday.

Each inmate is allowed one or two visits, ranging from 15 minutes to one hour in length each week. Inmates with special privileges are allowed additional visits.

If you are visiting from another state or traveling a great distance, Houston County Jail may allow you an extended visitation. Call 334-712-0762 to ask for special consideration.

Call 334-712-0762 or click here to view normal visiting hours and procedures for scheduling a visit.

Houston County Jail Visitation Application Process

Houston County Jail may require visitors to fill out an application prior to your visiting an inmate.
Carefully fill out the application. Incomplete paperwork is cause for denial.
Honesty, especially regarding past criminal convictions, probation etc., is important. These things will most likely show up on the background check – which if lied about on the application, will cause visits to be denied.
Call 334-712-0762 to ask specific questions about the application.
Click here to go to the jail's website for more information about the application process. 

Visiting Your Inmate from Home

Houston 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.



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.
Note that all 'on-site' (at the jail) video visits are FREE.

How to set up your Video Visit

  • Register here.  
  • Select Houston County Jail
  • Select your inmate.
  • Choose your date and time.

Your inmate will be notified by the 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]

Who Can Visit an Inmate in Houston County Jail

Anyone over the age of 18, who isn't on felony probation and can produce a valid government-issued photo ID can be approved to visit an inmate in this jail.
Visitation applicants in Houston County must sometimes submit to a background check. Those with warrants are denied visitation or if allowed to visit, will be arrested at the jail.
Jails limit the number of people that can visit an inmate to two adults each visit.
Children under age 18 must be accompanied by the parent or legal guardian.

Call 334-712-0762 to ask specific questions about this policy or click here for any updates to this policy.
It is likely that the Houston County Jail will deny visitation to anyone with a past felony conviction regardless of probation/parole status.
Call 334-712-0762 prior to arriving for the specific jail guideline regarding your legal status.
If you are a co-defendant with the inmate in a pending case, your visit will be denied.
If you and the inmate are under a court order to have no contact with each other, your visit will be denied.
The Houston County Jail reserves the right to deny any person the right to enter the jail it chooses and for any reason.

Houston County Jail Visitation Dress Code

The Houston County Jail staff reserves the right to turn anyone away who is not dressed appropriately for a visit.
The best way to be sure the visit takes place is to dress as if you are meeting someone's grandmother for the first time. 
Wear clothes that are not revealing.
Don't wear see-through material.
Have all undergarments covered (males and females) and avoid a lot of cleavage.
Shorts and skirts should reach mid-thigh.
Sleeves should be at least half-way to your elbow.

The following types of clothing are also prohibited:
Clothing promoting gang affiliation.
Anything displaying drugs, weapons or profanity.
Clothing depicting anything obscene.

Call 334-712-0762 to ask specific questions about the Houston County Jail Visitation Dress Code guidelines or click here for complete instructions.

Houston County Jail Visitation Tips, Rules and Guidelines

Jail visits are conducted in person behind plexi-glass or on a televised screen from another location.
Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and guardians must provide proof of their guardianship.
Leave all personal belongings, except for your state ID in your vehicle or in a locker (if one is provided).
Children must be monitored at all times or jail staff will end the visit early.
Call 334-712-0762 or click here to go to the jail's official website for additional Rules regarding Houston County Jail visitation.

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

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

  • Go to JailATM, choose Alabama, then choose Houston 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 Houston County Jail, and then input your payment method. 
  • NOTE: There may be a limit on how much product you can send your inmate in Houston 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 Houston County Jail check out our Commissary Instructions Page for Houston County.


 

How Do Visit an Inmate in Houston County Jail?

To visit an inmate in Houston County you need to do the following:

Houston 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 Houston 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 Houston County Jail
  • Select your inmate.
  • Choose your date and time.

Your inmate will be notified by the Houston 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 Houston County inmate, go to our Visit Inmate Page.


 

How Does an Inmate Make Phone Calls in Houston County Jail?

To receive phone calls from an inmate in Houston County follow these instructions:

Houston 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 Houston 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 Houston 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 Houston County inmates; rules, policies, phone calling times, fees, limits and more visit our Inmate Phone Page.


 

How to Deposit Money Online for an Inmate in Houston County

To deposit money online for an inmate in Houston 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 Houston County.
  • After registering and signing in, select 'Send Money Now'.
  • Choose Alabama, then choose Houston 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 Houston County Jail, and then input your payment method. 
  • NOTE: There may be a limit on how much money you can send your inmate in Houston 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 Houston County Jail, or depositing money at the jail, over the phone or by mail, check out our Send Money Page for Houston County.


 

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

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

  • Select Alabama, then select Houston County Jail, and then select the 'Send a Package Order' option.
  • Register and create an account with Access Securepak, for Houston 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 Houston County at any one time.

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


 

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