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Marshall County Jail
423 Blount Avenue
Guntersville, AL 35976

256-582-2034

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

The Marshall County Jail, located at:
423 Blount Avenue
Guntersville, AL 35976 
can be reached 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at 256-582-2034.

The main reason that people call 256-582-2034 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 Marshall 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 Marshall 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 Marshall County Jail have inmate commissary?
Can an inmate receive and/or send email or text messages?
Do inmates in Marshall County have access to computers or tablets?
How do you pay an inmate’s bail or bond?

Every year the Marshall County Jail has approximately 6000 bookings, with a daily average of 300 inmates and maintains control of the facility with a staff of 75.

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 Marshall 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 Marshall 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 Marshall 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 Marshall 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 Bail out an Inmate in Marshall County

To Bail out or Post Bond for an Inmate in Marshall County Jail follow these steps:

For complete Instructions on How to Bail or Bond an Inmate in Marshall County Jail, check out our Inmate Bail page.


 

Depositing Money for Communicating with an Inmate

How to Make a Deposit for Phone, Email or Visitation using GettingOut.com

Marshall County Jail uses GettingOut for some or all of its communication services with an inmate.

If you want to deposit money using this company for your use or your inmate's account, there are four ways to do it:

  • Online - They accept all major credit cards including Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.
  • At the Marshall County Jail using the kiosk in the jail lobby - (cash, debit or credit card) NOTE - Marshall County Jail may require identity verification so bring your driver’s license or some other form of ID.
  • By phone by calling 866-516-0115 - They have bi-lingual operators are standing by 24 hours 7 days a week to assist you with your deposit. Major credit cards accepted are Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.
  • By using their app, either Android or iphone. - All credit cards mentioned above are accepted.

For all the information you need to know, including tips, guidelines and warnings about depositing money in a Marshall County Jail inmate's account for communication services, check out our Send Money page.


 

How Do You Visit an Inmate in Marshall County Jail?

To visit an inmate in Marshall 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, Marshall County remote video inmate visitation can be done using the services of GettingOut

There are three ways to remotely visit your inmate in Marshall County Jail:
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 Marshall County follow these steps:
1.  Start by confirming that Marshall County Jail's Video Visitation is working correctly by looking up Marshall County here.

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

Other Marshall 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 Marshall County Jail 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 Marshall County, can be found on our Visit Inmate Page.

Marshall County Jail Phone: 256-582-2034


 

How to Send a Secure Email Message to an Inmate in Marshall County
 

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

  • Register with Inmate Sales, the company that handles inmate messaging in Marshall County, by creating an account.
  • Select Alabama, then select Marshall 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 Marshall 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

iphone app
Google Play app

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


 

How Do Inmates in Marshall County Jail Make Phone Calls?

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

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


 

How Do You Visit an Inmate in Marshall County Jail?

Other than 'at the jail' visits between you and your inmate at Marshall County Jail, which is explained and outlined in detail on our Visit Inmate Page, Marshall County remote video inmate visitation can be done using the services of Inmate Sales utilizing the following instructions:

In order to have a successful video visit with an inmate in Marshall County, these are the steps to follow:

  • Make sure you have a device a speaker, a camera and a connection to the internet.
  • Register with Inmate Sales.
  • Find Marshall County Jail
  • Select 'New Purchase'
  • Choose Marshall County Jail and a product (either 'Remote' or 'Onsite' Visit)
  • Enter your personal information and purchase minutes.
  • Schedule a visit.
  • Call 877-998-5678 if you have any 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 Marshall County, can be found on our Visit Inmate Page.

Marshall County Jail Phone: 256-582-2034


 

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

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

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


 

How Do You Send Text or Email Messages to an Inmate in the Marshall County Jail?

To send messages to a Marshall County inmate follow these instructions:

Since Marshall County Jail contracts with JailATMProdigy Telephone Solutions. they either already or will soon provide you and your inmate the ability to use their Messaging Service to send and receive electronic messages. Try both Jail ATM & Prodigy. They are in the midst of a merger and one or the other will be handling the Marshall County Jail account.
 

Pay for the Prodigy Inmate Messaging Service at Marshall County Jail.
- Online,
- Over the Phone by calling 866-700-4545,
- Using a Kiosk at Marshall County Jail.
Pay for the JailATM Inmate Messaging Service at Marshall County Jail.
- Online,
- Using a Kiosk at Marshall County Jail.
- Over the phone 877-810-0914.

For all the information you need regarding messaging a Marshall County inmate at the jail, including how it's done, how much it costs, rules and regulations and more, check out our Text/Email an Inmate Page.
NOTE: All of your communication with an inmate is recorded. Use discretion in what you discuss.


 

How to Deposit Money Online for an Inmate in Marshall County

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


 

Third Party Jail Inmate Services for Marshall County Jail

Communication and Monetary Services for Family and Friends of Inmates

Gone are the days where Marshall 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 Marshall 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 Marshall 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 Marshall 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. 

Marshall County Jail

STATE COUNTY BEDS
Alabama Marshall 300


PHYSICAL ADDRESS

423 Blount Avenue
Guntersville, AL 35976


TELEPHONE NUMBER


FAX

Jail (Main): 256-571-7774

Sheriff: 256-571-7774

INMATE MAIL

Inmate's First and Last Name
Inmate's Full Name
Marshall County Jail
423 Blount Avenue
Guntersville, AL 35976


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Frequently Asked Questions

How many inmates are in the Marshall County Jail in Alabama?
There are 300 inmates in the Marshall 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, Marshall 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 Marshall County Jail.

How many people get arrested and booked into the Marshall County Jail in Alabama every year?
In 2021, a total of 6000 offenders were booked into the Marshall 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 Marshall County Jail.

How many people work at the Marshall County Jail in Alabama?
The Marshall County Jail maintains a staff of approximately 75. 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 Marshall County Jail in Alabama have an inmate search or jail roster to see who is in custody?
Yes, the Marshall County Jail in Alabama has an Inmate Search Roster feature. Learn more about how to search for an inmate in the Marshall County Jail. When you get to this page click on the big green button that reads 'OFFICIAL Marshall 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 256-582-2034 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 Marshall County Jail in Alabama?
The Marshall County Jail address and phone number is: 423 Blount Avenue
Guntersville, AL 35976. Their phone number is 256-582-2034. 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 Marshall County Jail.

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

How do I bail or bond an inmate out of the Marshall County Jail?
Call 256-582-2034 for the type of bond and any information that is required for a particular individual at Marshall 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 Marshall County Jail.

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