Shelby County Juvenile Detention Family & Friends Information

Shelby County Juvenile Detention

The Shelby County Juvenile Detention in Columbiana, Shelby County, Alabama, like all jails is a maximum security facility. Because the inmates in this jail range from low level offenders to those being held for violent crimes like robbery, rape and murder, the security level is as high as is it is in any maximum security state prison. Some of the security features in this facility include security cameras, electronic detection and reinforced fencing topped with razor wire. Correctional officers in Shelby County Juvenile Detention are armed with mace and trained to use physical force to protect themselves and other inmates from violence.

The men, women and juveniles being held in the Shelby County Juvenile Detention are either awaiting trial or have been sentenced in the Shelby County Court System already and been sentenced to a period of time of one year or less. When an inmate is sentenced to a year or more, they are admitted into the Alabama Prison or Federal Prison System. Inmates in the Shelby County Juvenile Detention are fed three meals a day totaling 2,500 calories, are allowed access to phones to contact friends and family members, are allowed at least one hour a day for exercise, have access to books, bathroom and shower facilities. The inmates are allowed mail to be delivered to them as well as newspapers and magazine from trusted outside publishers.

How to visit an inmate in Shelby County Alabama using Remote Video Visitation 

To visit an inmate in Shelby County follow these steps:

  • In addition to visiting inmates at the jail, Shelby County Juvenile Detention uses a video visitation service called JailATM.
  • In order to visit with your inmate online or at the Shelby County Jail Video Kiosk, you must first register with JailATM.
  • Once you register, choose the option for 'Video Calls' or Video Visits and you will be prompted for the information required, which will include copies of your state issued ID and more. 
  • Note: While JailATM also offers the following inmate services, Shelby County Juvenile Detention may or may not allow all of them. Check on the JailATM website to confirm.
  • Services available through JailATM are subject to change with no notice.
    1.  You Can Send Money
         Shelby County Juvenile Detention may have an agreement with JailATM so that you can deposit money online or using the kiosk in the Shelby County Juvenile Detention lobby.
    2.  You Can Send Gift Packs
         Shelby County Juvenile Detention may have an agreement with JailATM, which ships predetermined Gift Packs of candy, snacks and hygiene products to your inmate. Check the JailATM website to see if they allow these to be sent to your inmate.
    3.  You Can Email Inmate
         Shelby County Juvenile Detention may have an agreement with JailATM which handles secure messaging between you and your inmate. Check the JailATM website to see if they allow emailing your inmate.
  • Customer Support: 877-810-0914.

For full instructions on all the benefits of using JailATM to visit a Shelby County inmate, visiting an inmate at the jail itself, rates, policies, rules, dress codes, bringing children, attorney and clergy visits and more, go to our official Visit Inmate Page. 


 

How to Deposit Money Online for an Inmate in Shelby County

To deposit money online for an inmate in Shelby County Juvenile Detention follow these steps:

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


 

How to Have Remote Video Visits and 'At the Jail' Visits with an Inmate in Shelby County

To register and sign up for a remote visitation account with correctpay.com to communicate with your Shelby County Juvenile Detention inmate, follow the instructions below:

Shelby County Juvenile Detention uses the services of correctpay.com (aka JailFunds) for you to schedule and visit your inmate via remote video visitation.

You can ‘video visit’ your inmate one of three ways:

  • Visit from your home computer.
  • Visit from the correctpay VendEngine Kiosk in the Shelby County Juvenile Detention lobby.
  • Visit by using the JailFunds iphone or Android app

Go here to begin the process to schedule a visit.

  • Register by creating an account here.
  • Add a payment method.
  • Select Alabama
  • Select Shelby County Juvenile Detention
  • Select your inmate
  • Schedule a visit.

24/7 Customer Service - 855-836-3364

For all the information on remote video visits and 'at the jail' visitation for Shelby County Juvenile Detention, including fees, schedules, how it works and more, check out our Visit Inmate Page.


 

How Do Inmates in Shelby County Juvenile Detention Get Money to Make Phone Calls?
 

To send money to an inmate in order to make phone calls in Shelby County Juvenile Detention, follow these steps:

1. Register with correctpay online, the money depositing service used by Shelby County Juvenile Detention, or call Customer Service at 855-836-3364. They are open 24/7.

2. Once registered, select Alabama, then Shelby County Juvenile Detention, then the inmate you want to send money to.
3. Choose an amount, then a payment method (any major credit or debit card in your name), and then send.

NOTE: There is a cost to use this service... usually no more than 5%. The link below has all the information you need to know.

For all the information regarding phone calls with Shelby County inmates; what phone service they use, calling cards information, the rules, policies, fees, phone calling times, limits and more visit our Inmate Phone Page.


 

Shelby County Juvenile Detention

STATE COUNTY BEDS
Alabama Shelby 34


PHYSICAL ADDRESS

222 McDow Road
P.O. Box 736
Columbiana, AL 35051


TELEPHONE NUMBER


FAX

205-669-8580

INMATE MAIL

Inmate's First and Last Name
Juvenile's first and last name
c/o Shelby County Regional Juvenile Detention Facility
P.O. Box 736
Columbiana, AL 35051


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