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Pickens County Detention Facility

Pickens County Detention Facility
188 Cemetery Street
Carrollton, AL 35447

205-367-2000

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

The Pickens County Detention Facility, located at:
188 Cemetery Street
Carrollton, AL 35447 
can be reached 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at 205-367-2000.

The main reason that people call 205-367-2000 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 Pickens County Detention Facility 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 Pickens 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 Pickens County Detention Facility have inmate commissary?
Can an inmate receive and/or send email or text messages?
Do inmates in Pickens County have access to computers or tablets?
How do you pay an inmate’s bail or bond?

Every year the Pickens County Detention Facility has approximately 3700 bookings, with a daily average of 185 inmates and maintains control of the facility with a staff of 46.

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 Pickens County Detention Facility 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 Pickens 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 Pickens 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 Pickens County Detention Facility. 

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 Pickens County

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

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


 

How to Deposit Money Online for an Inmate in Pickens County

To deposit money online for an inmate in Pickens County Detention Facility follow these steps:

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


 

How an Inmate Makes a Phone Call to You or Others from Pickens County Detention Facility

To set up a phone account so that your inmate can call you from Pickens County do the following:

1. Enroll in an account with Securus Technologies.

2. Choose one of three account types, Securus Debit, Advance Connect or Direct Bill.
3. Choose [facility_name_1}, then connect with your inmate.
4. If you have any questions, call Securus: 972-734-1111 or 800-844-6591.

To find out fees, how to's, calling times, limits on phone calls and other systems Securus has do that you can communicate with your Pickens County inmate, check out our Inmate Phone Page.
NOTE: All of your inmate's phone calls are recorded and stored. It is advised not to discuss their pending case.


 

How to Send a Text or Email Message to an Inmate in Pickens County Detention Facility

To send a text or email message to a Pickens County inmate, do the following:

Pickens County Detention Facility uses Securus eMessaging for Inmate Email.

Register here. (You are already registered if you signed up with Securus for 'Phone' or 'Remote Visitation' in Pickens County or any jail or prison in the country).
Steps: 
1.  Sign up for eMessaging
2. Find your Pickens County inmate.
3. Purchase a book of Securus ‘stamps’.
4. Type & Send message.

For all Pickens County information for sending secure messages to an inmate in Pickens County Detention Facility, including instructions, video examples, fees, limits, tablet rentals and more, check out out Text/Email an Inmate Page.


 

Third Party Jail Inmate Services for Pickens County Detention Facility

Communication and Monetary Services for Family and Friends of Inmates

Gone are the days where Pickens County Detention Facility 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 Pickens 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 Pickens County Detention Facility, 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 Pickens County Detention Facility 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. 

Pickens County Detention Facility

STATE COUNTY BEDS
Alabama Pickens 185


PHYSICAL ADDRESS

188 Cemetery Street
Carrollton, AL 35447


TELEPHONE NUMBER


FAX

Jail (Main): 205-367-8333

Sheriff: 205-367-8333

INMATE MAIL

Inmate's First and Last Name
Inmate's Full Name
Pickens County Jail
PO Box 226
Carrollton, AL 35447


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Frequently Asked Questions

How many inmates are in the Pickens County Detention Facility in Alabama?
There are 185 inmates in the Pickens County Detention Facility 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, Pickens County Detention Facility 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 Pickens County Detention Facility.

How many people get arrested and booked into the Pickens County Detention Facility in Alabama every year?
In 2021, a total of 3700 offenders were booked into the Pickens County Detention Facility 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 Pickens County Detention Facility.

How many people work at the Pickens County Detention Facility in Alabama?
The Pickens County Detention Facility maintains a staff of approximately 46. 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 Pickens County Detention Facility in Alabama have an inmate search or jail roster to see who is in custody?
Yes, the Pickens County Detention Facility in Alabama has an Inmate Search Roster feature. Learn more about how to search for an inmate in the Pickens County Detention Facility. When you get to this page click on the big green button that reads 'OFFICIAL Pickens County Detention Facility 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 205-367-2000 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 Pickens County Detention Facility in Alabama?
The Pickens County Detention Facility address and phone number is: 188 Cemetery Street
Carrollton, AL 35447. Their phone number is 205-367-2000. 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 Pickens County Detention Facility.

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

How do I bail or bond an inmate out of the Pickens County Detention Facility?
Call 205-367-2000 for the type of bond and any information that is required for a particular individual at Pickens County Detention Facility. 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 Pickens County Detention Facility.

This facility, known as "Pickens County Detention Facility" is also known as Pickens County Sheriff, Pickens County Jail, Pickens Count Arrests, Pickens County Inmate Search, Pickens County Jail Alabama, Pickens County Jail/Detention.