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Marengo County Detention Center
101 Dunn Street
Linden, AL 36748-0698

334-295-2257

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

The Marengo County Detention Center, located at:
101 Dunn Street
Linden, AL 36748-0698 
can be reached 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at 334-295-2257.

The main reason that people call 334-295-2257 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 Marengo County Detention Center 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 Marengo 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 Marengo County Detention Center have inmate commissary?
Can an inmate receive and/or send email or text messages?
Do inmates in Marengo County have access to computers or tablets?
How do you pay an inmate’s bail or bond?

Every year the Marengo County Detention Center has approximately 2360 bookings, with a daily average of 118 inmates and maintains control of the facility with a staff of 29.

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 Marengo County Detention Center 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 Marengo 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 Marengo 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 Marengo County Detention Center. 

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 Carepack Commissary Package Directly to an Inmate in Marengo County

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

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


 

How to Deposit Money Online for an Inmate in Marengo County

To deposit money online for an inmate in Marengo County Detention Center follow these steps:

  • Register to open an account, or Sign In to JailATM, a service that acts as a bank for inmates in Marengo County.
  • After registering and signing in, select 'Send Money Now'.
  • Choose Alabama, then choose Marengo County Detention Center
  • Type in your inmate's last name or their Inmate ID.
  • Select your inmate.
  • Input an amount to deposit to your inmate in Marengo County Detention Center, and then input your payment method. 
  • NOTE: There may be a limit on how much money you can send your inmate in Marengo 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 Marengo County Detention Center, or depositing money at the jail, over the phone or by mail, check out our Send Money Page for Marengo County.


 

Third Party Jail Inmate Services for Marengo County Detention Center

Communication and Monetary Services for Family and Friends of Inmates

Gone are the days where Marengo County Detention Center 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 Marengo 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 Marengo County Detention Center, 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 Marengo County Detention Center 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. 

Marengo County Detention Center

STATE COUNTY BEDS
Alabama Marengo 118


PHYSICAL ADDRESS

101 Dunn Street
Linden, AL 36748-0698


TELEPHONE NUMBER


FAX

Jail (Main): 334-295-1557

Sheriff: 334-295-2226

INMATE MAIL

Inmate's First and Last Name
Marengo County Jail
101 Dunn Street
Linden, AL 36748


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Frequently Asked Questions

How many inmates are in the Marengo County Detention Center in Alabama?
There are 118 inmates in the Marengo County Detention Center 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, Marengo County Detention Center 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 Marengo County Detention Center.

How many people get arrested and booked into the Marengo County Detention Center in Alabama every year?
In 2021, a total of 2360 offenders were booked into the Marengo County Detention Center 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 Marengo County Detention Center.

How many people work at the Marengo County Detention Center in Alabama?
The Marengo County Detention Center maintains a staff of approximately 29. 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 Marengo County Detention Center in Alabama have an inmate search or jail roster to see who is in custody?
Yes, the Marengo County Detention Center in Alabama has an Inmate Search Roster feature. Learn more about how to search for an inmate in the Marengo County Detention Center. When you get to this page click on the big green button that reads 'OFFICIAL Marengo County Detention Center 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 334-295-2257 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 Marengo County Detention Center in Alabama?
The Marengo County Detention Center address and phone number is: 101 Dunn Street
Linden, AL 36748-0698. Their phone number is 334-295-2257. 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 Marengo County Detention Center.

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

How do I bail or bond an inmate out of the Marengo County Detention Center?
Call 334-295-2257 for the type of bond and any information that is required for a particular individual at Marengo County Detention Center. 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 Marengo County Detention Center.

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