Jefferson County Jail – Birmingham

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Jefferson County Jail – Birmingham Information

The Jefferson County Jail – Birmingham is a 1165 bed jail in the city of Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama. Offenders arrested for misdemeanors and felonies in this county are brought here for booking and processing, and if their crime requires it, are incarcerated until they either get bail or are released from custody on their own recognizance.

Those who are found guilty and sentenced to a term of less than one year, will do their time in this county. Those sentenced to longer terms will be sent to either the Alabama State Prison System or the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

This page provides information on how to search for an inmate in the official jail roster, or by calling the facility at 205-325-5670, 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.

It's always a good idea to find out and save the inmate's jail ID number or booking number as you may need this for sending mail or other communication needs. If you can't locate it online, you can call the Jefferson County Jail – Birmingham at 205-325-5670 to get it.

Phone: 205-325-5670

Physical Address:
809 Richard Arrington Jr., Blvd North
Birmingham, AL 35203-0122

Mailing Address (personal mail):
Inmate's Full Name & Subject Number
Jefferson County Jail
809 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. N
Birmingham, AL 35203-0122

Mailing Address (legal mail or subscriptions):
Inmate's Full Name & Subject Number
Jefferson County Jail
809 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. N
Birmingham, AL 35203-0122

Other Jails and Prisons

How Do You Find Someone in the Jefferson County Jail – Birmingham?

To search for an inmate in the Jefferson County Jail – Birmingham, 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 205-325-5670 for the information you are looking for.

Jefferson County Jail – Birmingham 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 Jefferson County Jail – Birmingham, 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 205-325-5670 for further assistance.

The Jefferson County Jail – Birmingham maintains an average of 1165 offenders in custody on any given day. The Jefferson County Jail – Birmingham 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 Jefferson County law enforcement agencies arrest and detain approximately 40,300 offenders.

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About the Jefferson County Jail – Birmingham

Jefferson County Jail – Birmingham is an adult male and female detention center located at 809 Richard Arrington Jr. Boulevard North, Birmingham, AL, 35203-0122. The facility can be reached 24 hours a day by phone at 205-325-5670 and has a capacity of 1165 inmates.

It is operated by the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department and holds those who have been arrested by local county or municipal law enforcement in two facilities based in Birmingham and Bessemer. Individuals may call the facility to check if a particular person is in custody, but information on this matter is also available online. Visitation is allowed for inmates according to the following schedule: Monday through Friday 9:00am - 11:00am; Saturday 1:30pm - 3:30pm; Sunday 1:30pm - 3:30pm.

The primary detention center for the county is located in downtown Birmingham at 809 Richard Arrington Jr. Boulevard North while the Bessemer facility can be found at 1822 2nd Ave. N., making it convenient for visitation. Jefferson County Jail – Birmingham provides adequate detention services for members of the community who have come into contact with law enforcement personnel and are awaiting court hearings or sentencing decisions from the criminal justice system as part of their due process rights.

Jefferson County Jail – Birmingham is one of two jail facilities within Jefferson County, Alabama, and they are operated by the Corrections Division of the Sheriff’s Office.

For any questions about the location of an inmate, visitation, or other questions, the facility can be reached by phone at 205-325-5670. Both federal and state offenders are housed here, most are awaiting trial rather than serving a sentence.

Medical care is provided onsite in the medical areas, as well as ongoing prescription management that provides the correct dose to inmates each day according to the provided instruction, and mental health care is provided for all inmates from arrival until release.

Jefferson County Jail – Birmingham provides all meals and access to recreational activities and spaces, along with exercise opportunities and chances for building social skills and interacting with other inmates and staff.

Phones are provided in the common areas of each of the housing units and allow inmates to call their friends and their family, through the use of an account.

Mail is permitted and unlimited, but it must be through the postal service, regular letter size, contain no contraband including large images, adult content, or stickers and other decorations.

Mail is sent to

Inmate's Full Name & Subject Number
Jefferson County Jail
809 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. N
Birmingham, AL 35203-0122

Visits are known to improve the mental health of inmates and their families, creating safer incarceration for both residents and staff, so visits are provided each week, organized by the last name of the inmate, between 6pm and 7:50pm on their assigned day. A-C is Monday, D-G on Tuesday, H-L on Wednesday, M-Q Thursday, R-T Friday and U-Z on Saturday. Additional details and to confirm that the days and times remain unchanged, check out our Visitation Page.

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Recent Bookings & Arrests

How do I find out if someone has been arrested and booked into the Jefferson County Jail – Birmingham?

To find out if someone you know has been recently arrested and booked into the Jefferson County Jail – Birmingham, call the jail’s booking line at 205-325-5670.

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.

Jefferson County Jail – Birmingham Booking Roster

What happens during booking in Jefferson 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 Jefferson 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 Jefferson County Jail – Birmingham?

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 Jefferson 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 Jefferson County Jail – Birmingham 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 Jefferson County Jail – Birmingham 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 Jefferson County Jail – Birmingham
Inmate Bail and Bonding

The Jefferson County jails, both Bessemer and Birmingham, recommend that you call the jail at 205-325-5670 or go to the inmate search, to look up the inmate's bond amount. 

If you can't afford it, they recommend you look up a local bail bond agent and contact them.

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Inmate Visitation

How Do You Visit an Inmate in the Jefferson County Jail – Birmingham? What is the Schedule?

Jefferson County Jail – Birmingham ON-SITE (at the jail) VIDEO VISITATION SCHEDULE
809 Richard Arrington Jr., Blvd North
Birmingham, AL 35203-0122
205-325-5670

Schedule Video Visits online with gettingout

  • On-site Visits are free.
  • Visits are 30 minutes.
  • Visitation schedule subject to change.
  • Inmates are allowed two visits per week
  • A maximum of 2 guests are allowed per an On-site video session.
DAY TIME
SUNDAY 9:00 AM - 7:00PM
MONDAY No Visitation
TUESDAY 9:00 AM - 12:00PM
WEDNESDAY 9:00 AM - 12:00PM
THURSDAY 9:00 AM - 12:00PM
FRIDAY No Visitation
SATURDAY 9:00 AM - 7:00PM

Jefferson County Jail – Birmingham REMOTE (at home) VIDEO VISITATION SCHEDULE

  • All visits must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance.
  • Visitation Schedule subject to change.
DAY TIME
SUNDAY 9:00 AM - 8:30PM
MONDAY 9:00 AM - 8:30PM
TUESDAY 9:00 AM - 8:30PM
WEDNESDAY 9:00 AM - 8:30PM
THURSDAY 9:00 AM - 8:30PM
FRIDAY 9:00 AM - 8:30PM
SATURDAY 9:00 AM - 8:30PM

Jefferson County Jail – Birmingham uses GettingOut for their Remote Video Visitation and/or Visit Scheduling. 

There are three ways to remotely visit your inmate:

1.  Using the GettingOut/GTL Kiosk at the jail.
2. Using your computer from home.
3. Using your phone on the GettingOut or GTL apps.

How it Works with GettingOut
1.  Register an account.
2. Select Jefferson County Jail – Birmingham
3. Choose either an INMATE ACCOUNT or FRIENDS & FAMILY ACCOUNT.   

  • **NOTE** Friends and Family must have funds in their "Friends & Family Account" to respond to inmate messages. 
  • If you deposit money online in the INMATE ACCOUNT, than they have the freedom to spend the money on visits or phone calls to anyone, or any other communications services available at Jefferson County Jail – Birmingham.
  • With the FRIENDS & FAMILY ACCOUNT, you control all communication services such as phone calls, video visits and messaging. Your inmate can only call the phone number you want.

4. You will then receive prompts to validate both your identity and phone number .
5. Again, choose your inmate's facility, then type their name and select your inmate.

GettingOut will then guide you through the steps needed to arrange your remote visit.

Customer Service for GettingOut
If you have any questions, you can call them at 866-516-0115.
GettingOut online contact form
Frequently Asked Questions
The GettingOut App is available on Google Play and Apple Store.

How Do You Visit an Inmate in Jefferson County Jail – Birmingham?

To visit an inmate in Jefferson County, whether by video or in person 'at the jail', follow these steps:

Other than 'at the jail' visits between you and your inmate, which is explained and outlined in detail on our Visit Inmate Page, Jefferson County remote video inmate visitation can be done using the services of GettingOut

There are three ways to remotely visit your inmate in Jefferson County Jail – Birmingham:
1.  Using the GettingOut Kiosk at the jail.
2. Using your computer from home.
3. Using your phone on the GettingOut apps.

To remotely visit an inmate in Jefferson County follow these steps:
1.  Start by confirming that Jefferson County Jail – Birmingham's Video Visitation is working correctly by looking up Jefferson County here.

2.  The next step is to create an account here for GettingOut.
3. Then add funds to your account.
4. Last, select Jefferson County Jail – Birmingham, and then the inmate you wish to communicate with.

Other Jefferson County Services provided by GettingOut:
 - Phone Calls & Voicemail 
 - Email, Photo & Video Sharing
-  Inmate Tablet Rental
-  Deposits

Customer Service
If you have any questions about the Jefferson County Jail – Birmingham Visitation Services you can call them at 866-516-0115.
Frequently Asked Questions

* 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 Jefferson County, can be found on our Visit Inmate Page.

Jefferson County Jail – Birmingham Phone: 205-325-5670

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Jefferson County Jail – Birmingham’s Inmate Visitation Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 205-325-5670 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 Jefferson County Jail – Birmingham?

Jefferson County Jail – Birmingham REMOTE (at home) VIDEO VISITATION SCHEDULE

  • All visits must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance.
  • Visitation Schedule subject to change.
DAY TIME
SUNDAY 9:00 AM - 8:30PM
MONDAY 9:00 AM - 8:30PM
TUESDAY 9:00 AM - 8:30PM
WEDNESDAY 9:00 AM - 8:30PM
THURSDAY 9:00 AM - 8:30PM
FRIDAY 9:00 AM - 8:30PM
SATURDAY 9:00 AM - 8:30PM

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Jefferson County Jail – Birmingham’s Video Remote Visitation Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 205-325-5670 for further assistance.

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Inmate Money Accounts

How Do You Deposit Money for an Inmate in the Jefferson County Jail – Birmingham?

How Do I put Money on an Inmate's Commissary Account in the Jefferson County Jail – Birmingham to Purchase Phone Cards?

There are FOUR options for putting money on an inmate's books:

Option 1 - Dropping Money at the Jefferson County Jail – Birmingham
Bring money to the jail in person. 
Either the jail personnel will process the Inmate Account payment or you will use the NCIC self-serve kiosk in the lobbies that accepts cash, debit or credit cards.

Option 2 - Deposit Inmate Money Online
Jefferson County Jail – Birmingham uses NCIC to process all online deposits to an inmate's account. NCIC charges you a small fee for doing so, but the fee probably isn't as much as gas and parking would cost to take it to the jail in person.



Option 3 - Mail the Inmate Deposit to the Jail
Mailing a deposit takes more time to process than the other methods but can be done if you live too far away to bring it in person and you don't have a debit/credit card for online deposits. Never send cash. Always send a Money Order from the US Post Office, a reputable bank or Western Union.
Make the Money Order out to the inmate's name and put their Inmate ID# in memo section of the Money Order.  Mail it to the Jefferson County Jail – Birmingham address on this page, or to the address below if it is different than the facility address.
Inmate's Full Name & Subject Number
Jefferson County Jail
809 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. N
Birmingham, AL 35203-0122

Option 4 - Make an Inmate Deposit over the Phone by calling 800-943-2189

For more information about sending an inmate money for phone cards or other commissary sundries, check out our Inmate Money Page.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Jefferson County Jail – Birmingham’s Inmate Money and Trust Fund Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 205-325-5670 for further assistance.

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Inmate Phone Contact

How Do I Receive Phone Calls from an Inmate in the Jefferson County Jail – Birmingham?

How Does an Inmate Make Phone Calls in Jefferson County Jail – Birmingham?

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

Jefferson County Jail – Birmingham 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 Jefferson County Jail – Birmingham
  • 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 Jefferson County Jail – Birmingham, 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 Jefferson County inmates; rules, policies, phone calling times, fees, limits and more visit our Inmate Phone Page.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Jefferson County Jail – Birmingham’s Inmate Phone Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 205-325-5670 for further assistance.

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Mailing an Inmate

How do I Mail an Inmate in the Jefferson County Jail – Birmingham, and what can I send them?

Jefferson County Jail – Birmingham Inmate Mail Guidelines

Postcards
The Jefferson County Jail – Birmingham 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 Jefferson County Jail – Birmingham 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 & Subject Number
Jefferson County Jail
809 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. N
Birmingham, AL 35203-0122



Legal Mail

Send all Legal Mail to this Address:
Inmate's Full Name & Subject Number
Jefferson County Jail
809 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. N
Birmingham, AL 35203-0122



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 Jefferson County Jail – Birmingham 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 Jefferson County Jail – Birmingham 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 & Subject Number
Jefferson County Jail
809 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. N
Birmingham, AL 35203-0122

Jefferson County Jail – Birmingham Inmate Mail Policies and Address - What Can You Send, and Where?

For inmates receiving mail in the Jefferson County Jail – Birmingham 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 Jefferson County Jail – Birmingham:
Inmate's Full Name & Subject Number
Jefferson County Jail
809 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. N
Birmingham, AL 35203-0122


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 Jefferson County Jail – Birmingham’s Inmate Mail Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 205-325-5670 for further assistance.

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Inmate Commissary

Can I purchase Commissary Online for an Inmate in the Jefferson County Jail – Birmingham, and what can I purchase?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Jefferson County Jail – Birmingham’s Commissary Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 205-325-5670 for further assistance.

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Texting and Emailing an Inmate

How Can I Communicate with an Inmate in the Jefferson County Jail – Birmingham using an Online Messaging Service?

Emailing and Texting Messages, Photos & Videograms

Jefferson County Jail – Birmingham contracts with GTL GettingOut, the same service that handles Inmate Phone Systems and Video Visitation, for sending secure messages and photos between you and your inmate.


If you are not already registered, do so here, or Log in.

Then use the Facility Finder to:
1.  Select Jefferson County Jail – Birmingham,
2. Add your inmate to your list of contacts,
3. Add a credit or debit card to cover your costs.

How Messaging Works
Watch this video on how to send a message.
1.
  Messages can be up to 500 characters long, including punctuation. At the bottom of your message there is a 'character countdown' feature.  
2. After you click the “CONTINUE” button, you can review the cost to send your message to your inmate. You can also attach credits for your inmate to reply to your message.  Be sure to accept the Terms and Conditions and click the “SEND” button for your message to be successfully delivered to your inmate.

How Uploading Photos Works
Watch this video on how to upload a photo.
1.
  Select the Photos Tab.
2. Select “Take New Photo” or “Upload New Photo”.
3. Take a new photo with your webcam, or select "Choose File" to upload a photo from your computer.
4. Give your photo a Title or add it to the "Gallery" of your choice.
5. Select the "Share" button.
6. Select your inmate(s) and then select "Share".
7. Once the photo is approved, it will be shared with your inmate(s).

Customer Service Questions
'Online' Contact Form, or
Call   866-516-0115

How to Communicate with an Jefferson County Jail – Birmingham Inmate by Mail and by Email

To mail or email an inmate in Jefferson County follow these steps:

When mailing a letter or postcard to an inmate, please follow these instructions:

  • All mail sent to an inmate at the Jefferson County Jail – Birmingham must include the sender's name and mailing address in the top left corner of the envelope or postcard.
  • All mail must include the facility's address, as well as the inmate's name and assigned number.
  • Failure to include your return address will most likely result in your mail NOT being delivered and your letter destroyed.
  • The Jefferson County Jail – Birmingham has a zero-tolerance policy regarding mail violations. 
  • All the information you need to understand mail and email policies can be found on our Inmate Mail Page and our Text/Email an Inmate Page.

Emailing Messages & Photos

Facility_name_1} contracts with GTL GettingOut, the same service that handles iInmate Phone Systems and Video Visitation, for sending secure messages and photos between you and your inmate.
 
If you are not already registered, do so here, or Log in.

Then use the Facility Finder to:
1.  Select Jefferson County Jail – Birmingham,
2. Add your inmate to your list of contacts,
3. Add a credit or debit card to cover your costs.

  • Messages can be up to 500 characters long, including punctuation. At the bottom of your message there is a 'character countdown' feature.  
  • After you click the “CONTINUE” button, you can review the cost to send your message to your inmate. You can also attach credits for your inmate to reply to your message.  Be sure to accept the Terms and Conditions and click the “SEND” button for your message to be successfully delivered to your inmate.
  • You can also send your Jefferson County inmate photos and videos.

Customer Service Questions
'Online' Contact Form, or
Call   866-516-0115

Go here to this FAQ to get answers to how the transition to ViaPath from GTL and gettingout will affect your account.

All the information you need to understand mail and email policies for Jefferson County can be found on our Inmate Mail Page and our Text/Email an Inmate Page.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Jefferson County Jail – Birmingham’s Text and Email Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 205-325-5670 for further assistance.

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Inmate Tablets

Do Inmates in the Jefferson County Jail – Birmingham have Access to Tablets or Computers?

Jefferson County Jail – Birmingham allows inmates access to tablets to use for the services provided by 'gettingout'.


The devices are similar to common handheld tablets, but are made exclusively by GettingOut, a GTL / Viapath company.
Tablets offer specialized content and services for inmates to use during their stay at Jefferson County Jail – Birmingham, such as:

  • Music
  • Books
  • Games
  • Education
  • News
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Read mail and messages
  • Video visits

-  Free services are already available for use on the device at Jefferson County Jail – Birmingham.
-  Subscription services are funded separately by family and friends with deposits made into an inmate’s Debit Link account.
-  Jefferson County Jail – Birmingham Inmates will then be able to purchase subscription services and premium content to enjoy.

What Does a Tablet Cost?

  • Tablet devices include some services and the content is free.
  • The subscription services require additional funding.
  • There may be multiple options such as 7-day or 30-day subscriptions.
  • Costs are dependent upon the available services and what the Jefferson County Jail – Birmingham charges.

To estimate costs for phone calls, sign in to your account and click “Rate & Fees Calculator” in the footer (bottom of the page) or call 866-516-0115 for assistance.

How Inmates Can Use a Tablet to Access Services at Jefferson County Jail – Birmingham

To find out how to get access to a tablet for inmate read the following:

1.  First, Register or Sign In to GettingOut/GTL

2.  Purchase the services you want for your Jefferson County Jail – Birmingham inmate.
3. All inmates have free access to the tablets to read their letters from family & friends, but there are many other services available to keep your inmate busy while incarcerated... such as Games, Books, Music and Movies. These other services come with fees that you can pay for when you pay for phone service.

To learn more about Tablet Rentals for inmates, including the cost, all the services available and everything else you need to know, check out our Tablet Rental Page.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Jefferson County Jail – Birmingham’s Tablet Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 205-325-5670 for further assistance.

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Are there photos of the Jefferson County Jail – Birmingham? What does it look like?
Other Jails in Jefferson County

What are the other City and County Jails in Jefferson County?

Jefferson County County Jails
Jefferson County City Jails
Jefferson County Juvenile Facilities
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Other Jails Nearby

What are the other Jails in the Neighboring Counties surrounding Jefferson County?

Jefferson Shelby Bibb Tuscaloosa Walker Blount St. Clair
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Search for an Inmate in Jefferson County

This facility, known as "Jefferson County Jail – Birmingham" is also known as Jefferson County Corrections Division, Jefferson County Inmate Search, Jefferson County Arrests, Jefferson County Jail Birmingham, Jefferson County Sheriff.