Marshall County Jail Visiting Hours and Visitation Schedule
The information below provides complete instructions regarding the Visiting Hours and Visitation Schedule, the Visiting Rules, Inmate Video Visits and the Jail Visitation process for the Marshall County Jail in Guntersville, Alabama.
It is highly recommended that prior to an inmate visit at the jail, you first call the jail at 256-582-2034 to confirm that visits have not been cancelled.
Marshall County Jail, in addition to vists with the inmate at the jail, works with TelMate Getting Out, a pay service that provides Video Visitation, both from home using your computer or at the jail.
Following the instructions both below and online will enhance your chances of getting official approval to visit an inmate. If you have any questions about visitation at the jail, call 256-582-2034 or call Telmate Customer Service at 866-516-0115 regarding video visitation.
Visiting Hours in Marshall County Jail
Visiting hours at the Marshall County Jail for AT THE JAIL VISITS are on Tuesdays and Thursday from 8:00 to 4:00 PM.
Video visitation hours are seven days a week. When you sign up for an online video visitation, you can decide when to arrange the visit. As long as the jail is not on lockdown, your inmate has not had any restrictions put on them or the visit is during a time in which the jail allows, you can have your visit.
Marshall County Jail Visitation Application Process
Marshall County Jail requires all visitors to fill out an application prior to your visiting an inmate. The Video Visitation Registration with the jail's video visit service TelMate, has an application as well, as the jail is most likely going to run a background check on you from the information you provide them.
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 256-582-2034 to ask specific questions about the application.
'At Home' Video Visitation
Marshall County Jail contracts with Telmate GettingOut for video visitation, both at the jail if you don't have a computer or from your computer at home or work. These visits are conducted via the Internet on computers, IPADS and Smart phones.
Video visits allow the visit to take place in the privacy of your own home. Some family members 'take their inmate with them' to church, the park, the doctor or anywhere else simply by signing in and bringing the device along.
Video visits save you from having to get your children ready, drive to the jail, wait in long lines and go through security checkpoints just to see the inmate.
Both Telmate and the jail require you to register online and fill out an application that asks a lot of personal information, including your social security number, so that they can run a background check on you.
All the information you need to know is online and their Customer Service can answer any questions you may have by calling 866-516-0115 or using their online contact form.
Who Can Visit an Inmate in Marshall 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 Marshall County 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 256-582-2034 to ask specific questions about this policy or click here for any updates to this policy.
It is likely that the Marshall County Jail will deny visitation to anyone with a past felony conviction regardless of probation/parole status. Call 256-582-2034 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 Marshall County Jail reserves the right to deny any person the right to enter the jail it chooses and for any reason.
Marshall County Jail Visitation Dress Code
The Marshall County Jail staff will 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.
Marshall County Jail Visitation Tips, Rules and Guidelines
'At the Jail visits' are conducted in person behind plexi-glass or on a televised screen from another location in the jail.
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 and a key in your vehicle.
Children must be monitored at all times or jail staff will end the visit early.