Tuscaloosa County Jail

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Tuscaloosa County Jail Information

The Tuscaloosa County Jail is a 547 bed jail in the city of Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. Offenders arrested for misdemeanors and felonies in this county are brought here for booking and processing, and if their crime requires it, are incarcerated until they either get bail or are released from custody on their own recognizance.

Those who are found guilty and sentenced to a term of less than one year, will do their time in this county. Those sentenced to longer terms will be sent to either the Alabama State Prison System or the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

This page provides information on how to search for an inmate in the official jail roster, or by calling the facility at 205-349-4511, directions to the facility, and inmate services such as the visitation schedule and policies, funding an inmate's account, mailing them a letter, receiving phone calls from an inmate, voicemail, emailing and texting, tablet rentals, bail bond instructions, and commissary purchases.

It's always a good idea to find out and save the inmate's jail ID number or booking number as you may need this for sending mail or other communication needs. If you can't locate it online, you can call the Tuscaloosa County Jail at 205-349-4511 to get it.

Phone: 205-349-4511

Physical Address:
1600 26th Avenue
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

Mailing Address (personal mail):
Inmate's Full Name & Cell # (call 205-349-4511 to get the Cell #)
Tuscaloosa County Jail
1600 26th Avenue
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

Mailing Address (legal mail or subscriptions):
Inmate's Full Name & Cell # (call 205-349-4511 to get the Cell #)
Tuscaloosa County Jail
1600 26th Avenue
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

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How Do You Find Someone in the Tuscaloosa County Jail?

To search for an inmate in the Tuscaloosa County Jail, review their criminal charges, the amount of their bond, when they can get visits, or even view their mugshot, go to the Official Jail Inmate Roster, or call the jail at 205-349-4511 for the information you are looking for.

Tuscaloosa County Jail Inmate Search

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about finding an inmate in the Tuscaloosa County Jail, how the jail rosters work and what happens after an offender is arrested and booked. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 205-349-4511 for further assistance.

The Tuscaloosa County Jail maintains an average of 547 offenders in custody on any given day. The Tuscaloosa County Jail has a monthly turnover of 40% of their inmate population, another 30% turnover every 90 days, another 20% every six months, and approximately 10% stay incarcerated between six and twelve months. Every year Tuscaloosa County law enforcement agencies arrest and detain approximately 10,940 offenders.

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About the Tuscaloosa County Jail

Tuscaloosa County Jail is located at 1600 26th Avenue, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401. It is one of the oldest jails in the state, dating back to 1818.

The phone number for the jail is 205-349-4511 and the fax number is 205-752-0616.

It has a capacity of 547 beds and is currently experiencing overcrowding with an average population of more than 700 inmates.

Visitation hours are Monday from 8am to 4pm and Thursday from 9am to 5pm, with inmates allowed up to a one hour visit and two 45-minute onsite video visits each week. The jail also prohibits discrimination based on an inmate's race, religion, national origin, sex, disability, or political views.

Because of overcrowding, the county is undertaking a major revamp of the jail which will cost $16 million and include tearing down part of it and rebuilding with 24 additional one-man cells for psychiatric care and six additional two-man cells.

Inmates are allowed to send and receive mail and care packages from approved third-party vendors. Recently, an inmate died after being taken to DCH Regional Medical Center and the death is under investigation. The facility is supervised by 63 staff members and offers a free mobile app that allows the public to receive information regarding current inmates in the facility.

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Recent Bookings & Arrests

How do I find out if someone has been arrested and booked into the Tuscaloosa County Jail?

To find out if someone you know has been recently arrested and booked into the Tuscaloosa County Jail, call the jail’s booking line at 205-349-4511.

There may be an automated method of looking them up by their name over the phone, or you may be directed to speak to someone at the jail. Sometimes the jail staff may ask you the offender’s date of birth to ensure privacy of the offender’s status.

Keep in mind that after an arrest, the information on an offender may not be publicly available for several hours.

If you don’t want to check up on an offender by calling the jail, you can also try looking up people recently booked online.

Tuscaloosa County Jail Booking Roster

What happens during booking in Tuscaloosa County?

After being arrested and taken into custody, and after being read their Miranda Rights, an offender will next be transported to the local police or department or the Sheriff’s Department in Tuscaloosa County for booking.

Booking is very involved and requires multiple steps in the process, however, keep in mind that most attorneys will advise that an offender remain silent and not offer any additional information about the crime they have been arrested for because anything they do say may be recorded and may very well be used against them in court.

What is the booking process like at the Tuscaloosa County Jail?

Booking includes having their photo (mugshot) and fingerprints taken, as well as being asked a lot of questions about their personal history and state of mind. If it’s a serious felony, their DNA may also be taken. They will also be checked for warrants in Tuscaloosa County and other Alabama and USA jurisdictions.

If the offender was arrested for a DUI offense, and has refused a breathalyzer test, they may also be forced to have blood drawn by a doctor or nurse.

It is also very likely that the offender will undergo a humiliating full body search while in the nude. This includes bending over, spreading their cheeks in the direction of an officer, and coughing. They will also be walked through a metal detector or x-ray machine, like those used at an airport.

What kind of questions are asked during booking?

The arresting jurisdiction will ask about gang affiliations, tattoos, medical conditions, prescribed medication they are taking, recreational drugs they are on or addicted to, allergies, if they are suicidal, and other relevant information that will help with determining their cell assignment and special needs.

What happens to an offender’s personal property during booking?

During the arrest and booking process an offender will also have all their personal property confiscated and held for either their release from jail, or with the offender’s approval, released to a friend or family member.

Personal property includes the clothing they are wearing, money, wallets, purses, cell phones, jewelry, body rings, earrings, watches, and even glasses if they are deemed a security risk. If they are allowed to keep their shoes or sneakers, the laces are removed.

What happens after booking?

At this point the offender will be allowed to make a free phone call to a person of their choice to notify them of their arrest, and/or arrange a bond or bail for their release.

If the offender is being detained and housed while awaiting arraignment, the Tuscaloosa County Jail will provide a jail garment and slip-on shoes, a blanket, sheets, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, and a towel.

Often, before they are dressed in the jail outfit and brought to their housing location, they will be forced to take a shower and undergo a disinfectant treatment for body and hair lice, scabies or other pests that may be residing on their person.

How long does the Tuscaloosa County Jail Booking process take?

Booking can take anywhere from an hour to 24 hours or more. It all depends on the number of people that are awaiting processing, the number of staff on duty at the time, and the behavior of the offender.

If the offender is heavily intoxicated and/or violent, the Booking Officer may decide to stick the offender in a holding cell for several hours until they become more manageable.

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Directions / Map to the Tuscaloosa County Jail
Inmate Bail and Bonding

There are 4 types of Bail/Bonds that can be posted to get a family member, friend or loved one out of the Tuscaloosa County Jail.

The Tuscaloosa County Sheriff, Jail Administrator and Tuscaloosa County Court strive to ensure that if someone has the constitutional right to a Bail/Bond that they are able post such Bail/Bond in accordance with the law. 

The Bail/Bond types with instructions are listed below: 

Cash Bond – If you wish to post a Cash Bond, you must go to the Circuit Court Clerks Office and place a deposit in the entire amount of the Bond. The Circuit Clerk will issue a receipt and when the defendant gets a disposition on his/her case the money will either be returned or placed against any accrued fines. 

Professional Bonding Company – You may hire a Professional Bonding Service to post the Bail/Bond.

The bonding company must have current and valid business licenses required to bond in Tuscaloosa County. The Bonding Company may charge a fee and ask for collateral. The fees associated with the Bonding Company are not associated or regulated by the Tuscaloosa County Jail and cannot be negotiated by any staff member of the Sheriff’s Office.

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Property Bond – You may place your property as collateral in the form of a property bond. Property bonds are accepted at the Coosa County Sheriff’s Office or at the County Circuit Clerk's Office during normal business hours . There are various rules that apply for a property bond to be accepted:
1.   The property listed must have an assessed value that is equal to or greater that the amount of the bond, and must not have a lien greater than the property value.
2.   All persons listed on the tax assessment must be present to sign the bond, if a person is deceased a death certificate must be provided.
3.   If property is in another county, the bond must be approved by that County Sheriff’s Office and may be subject to their rules of Bonding. All property must be from one county, split bonds are not permitted.
4.   Mobile homes in general cannot be used as value towards a bond.
5.   You may not use your property if you are currently on a bond or have bonded more than 4 different persons other than immediate family in any one year.
6.   You may not charge a fee to use your property on a bail bond. 

Property owners need to remember that by placing your property on a Bail/Bond you are guaranteeing the Court that the defendant will appear at the prescribed time. Failure to appear may result in a lien being placed against your property for the amount of the bond. 

Appeal Bond – After being sentenced and the defendant does not agree with the Judges final ruling, the defendant has 14 days in which to file for an appeal bond. To file for an appeal bond the defendant must request an appeal bond to the Tuscaloosa County Circuit Clerk. The Judge with jurisdiction over the criminal case will then set a bond and the family members may post that bond at the Circuit Clerks Office during normal business hours.

Alabama law requires a Bond Fee to be made for each individual bond. The fee is $35.00 and must be a money order or cashier’s check made payable to the Tuscaloosa County Circuit Clerk. Note that the $35.00 fee is required for each charge that has arisen from different incidents. If a person is arrested and given multiple charges at the same time, only one fee applies. If a person is arrested and later found to have an old warrant or arrested for multiple warrants then a separate $35.00 fee must be paid for each charge.  

Family members and property owner must understand that by signing a Consolidated Appearance Bond and a Lien and Affidavit of Sureties you are swearing that all information is accurate and if its later found to have been false you may be held accountable.

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Inmate Visitation

How Do You Visit an Inmate in the Tuscaloosa County Jail? What is the Schedule?

Tuscaloosa County Jail ON-SITE (at the jail) VIDEO VISITATION SCHEDULE

1600 26th Avenue
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
205-349-4511

  • First, you must register with Securus Technologies online.
  • Inmate gets one on-site Visit free each week.
  • Visits are 20 minutes
  • A maximum of 2 guests are allowed per an On-site video session.
  • All visits must be made at least 24 hours in advance.
  • All visitors are required to make appointments by calling (205) 349-4511 Monday thru Friday between the hours of 8am to 4pm, 24 hours prior to the visiting day.  
  • All visitors are required to arrive at least 15 minutes before the scheduled visit and provide a current state identification card with their photo.
  • Persons under the age of sixteen are not allowed an on-site visit and all persons under the age of eighteen must be accompanied by an adult while in the jail visitation center.  
  • Any persons on furlough or pass from any correctional institution are not allowed to visit.  
  • Visitors cannot have a misdemeanor arrest within 6 months of the visit or a felony arrest within one year of the visit.
  • All visitors must also be properly dressed (no short skirts, short pants, sleeveless shirts or low cut tops.)

ON-SITE VISITATION

DAY TIME
SUNDAY 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MONDAY 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
TUESDAY 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
WEDNESDAY 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
THURSDAY 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
FRIDAY 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
SATURDAY 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Tuscaloosa County Jail REMOTE (at home) VIDEO VISITATION SCHEDULE

  • Remote Visits cost $5.95 for a 20 minute visit
  • All visits must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance.

REMOTE VISITATION

DAY TIME
SUNDAY 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MONDAY 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
TUESDAY 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
WEDNESDAY 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
THURSDAY 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
FRIDAY 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
SATURDAY 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Tuscaloosa County Jail uses Securus Video Connect for Remote Inmate Video Visitation. 



Video Visitation allows 'approved' friends, family members, attorneys and clergy of an inmate to connect with them using their computer, Securus Video Visitation app, or ‘on-site’ kiosk. 

Steps:
Register and/or log in.
Select the facility of your inmate.
Review the days, available hours and the cost of remote and on-site visits.
Schedule your visit.

What is the Cost of a Remote Video Visit?
Costs vary and are subject to change, but generally visits range from $5.00 to $15.00 for a 15 to 30 minute online or on-site video visit.

How do you know if your Inmate will be available during the time you schedule?
The Securus system knows the times that Tuscaloosa County Jail inmates are available for remote video visits.
It will not allow you to schedule a visit with your inmate if they are not available or the video visitation kiosk(s) in the jail are booked already.
Once you schedule a visit with your inmate they will be notified of the date and time of the visit.

Important Tips:
Your entire visit is being monitored and recorded. Do not say or do anything that you would not want being replayed in court.
You should schedule your visit, in advance, at a time that works best for you.
For best sound quality, use earbuds or headsets.

Quick & Easy Access to Important Information & Help:
Phone: 972-734-1111 or 877-578-3658
Video Tutorial on Registering for Securus Video Visits.
Frequently Asked Questions.
Tuscaloosa County Jail Pricing.
Securus Contact Information.
iphone app
Android app

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Tuscaloosa County Jail’s Inmate Visitation Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 205-349-4511 for further assistance.

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Remote Video Visitation

Can I Use My Computer or Phone to Have a Remote Video Visit with an Inmate in the Tuscaloosa County Jail?

Tuscaloosa County Jail ON-SITE (at the jail) VIDEO VISITATION SCHEDULE

1600 26th Avenue
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
205-349-4511

  • First, you must register with Securus Technologies online.
  • Inmate gets one on-site Visit free each week.
  • Visits are 20 minutes
  • A maximum of 2 guests are allowed per an On-site video session.
  • All visits must be made at least 24 hours in advance.
  • All visitors are required to make appointments by calling (205) 349-4511 Monday thru Friday between the hours of 8am to 4pm, 24 hours prior to the visiting day.  
  • All visitors are required to arrive at least 15 minutes before the scheduled visit and provide a current state identification card with their photo.
  • Persons under the age of sixteen are not allowed an on-site visit and all persons under the age of eighteen must be accompanied by an adult while in the jail visitation center.  
  • Any persons on furlough or pass from any correctional institution are not allowed to visit.  
  • Visitors cannot have a misdemeanor arrest within 6 months of the visit or a felony arrest within one year of the visit.
  • All visitors must also be properly dressed (no short skirts, short pants, sleeveless shirts or low cut tops.)

ON-SITE VISITATION

DAY TIME
SUNDAY 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MONDAY 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
TUESDAY 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
WEDNESDAY 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
THURSDAY 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
FRIDAY 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
SATURDAY 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Tuscaloosa County Jail REMOTE (at home) VIDEO VISITATION SCHEDULE

  • Remote Visits cost $5.95 for a 20 minute visit
  • All visits must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance.

REMOTE VISITATION

DAY TIME
SUNDAY 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MONDAY 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
TUESDAY 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
WEDNESDAY 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
THURSDAY 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
FRIDAY 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
SATURDAY 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Tuscaloosa County Jail’s Video Remote Visitation Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 205-349-4511 for further assistance.

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Inmate Money Accounts

How Do You Deposit Money for an Inmate in the Tuscaloosa County Jail?

Instructions on purchasing commissary items for an inmate:
NOTE: Tuscaloosa County Jail may only allow online deposits for local commissary purchasing.

1. Register or Log in to your account at Inmate Canteen.
2. Select the facility where the inmate is located and the inmate you wish to purchase commissary items for.
3. Select the "Purchase Items" option.
4. Follow the prompts on screen to purchase items for an inmate.

How to Deposit Money in an Inmate's Commissary Account at Tuscaloosa County Jail

Inmates are allowed to have an account at the facility in order to purchase commissary items such as snacks, hygeine products, phone cards and stationary. These are the instructions on how to deposit money with them, pick up money they had with them when they were arrested, and how much money they need.


For complete information on inmate money and commissary issues, check out our Inmate Money page.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Tuscaloosa County Jail’s Inmate Money and Trust Fund Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 205-349-4511 for further assistance.

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Inmate Phone Contact

How Do I Receive Phone Calls from an Inmate in the Tuscaloosa County Jail?

How an Inmate Makes a Phone Call to You or Others from Tuscaloosa County Jail

To set up a phone account so that your inmate can call you from Tuscaloosa 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 Tuscaloosa 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.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Tuscaloosa County Jail’s Inmate Phone Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 205-349-4511 for further assistance.

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Mailing an Inmate

How do I Mail an Inmate in the Tuscaloosa County Jail, and what can I send them?

Tuscaloosa County Jail Inmate Mail Guidelines

Postcards
The Tuscaloosa County Jail allows inmates to receive pre-metered postcards like the type purchased from the post office. They may also allow certain photo postcards as long as they have not been tampered with or contain images that may be considered to be obscene or violent in nature. It is best to only use blue or black ink. Always include your name and return address.

Envelopes
The Tuscaloosa County Jail also allows envelopes to be mailed to inmates. It is best to only use blue or black ink.

Postcards and envelopes MUST HAVE the sender's full name and return address on the envelope. 

Postcards and envelopes MUST be mailed to the following address:
Inmate's Full Name & Cell # (call 205-349-4511 to get the Cell #)
Tuscaloosa County Jail
1600 26th Avenue
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401



Legal Mail

Send all Legal Mail to this Address:
Inmate's Full Name & Cell # (call 205-349-4511 to get the Cell #)
Tuscaloosa County Jail
1600 26th Avenue
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401



Newspapers
Newspapers may also be mailed to an inmate as long as they are shipped directly from the publisher.

Magazines
News, special interest or sports magazines may also be mailed to an inmate as long as they are shipped directly from the publisher. Any magazines that contain profanity, weapons, pornography or other content that is adult in nature will be confiscated by the jail staff and will NOT be delivered to the inmate.

Books
The Tuscaloosa County Jail allows books to be mailed directly to the jail from a reputable source such as AmazonBarnes & Noble or Books-A-Million. You can order them directly from your computer and have them shipped to the inmate at the address noted.
Books must NOT contain images or content that are considered excessively violent, pornographic or obscene. Any book that does not meet the Tuscaloosa County Jail standards will be disposed of. 
Hard cover books will not be accepted by the jail due to their potential to be used as a weapon.


All newspapers, magazines and books are to be shipped to:
Inmate's Full Name & Cell # (call 205-349-4511 to get the Cell #)
Tuscaloosa County Jail
1600 26th Avenue
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

Tuscaloosa County Jail Inmate Mail Policies and Address - What Can You Send, and Where?

For inmates receiving mail in the Tuscaloosa County Jail there are different addresses and policies depending on the inmate's status, as well as what type of mail they are receiving; personal mail, legal mail, subscriptions or books sent from a third-party such as Amazon.

All mail is to be shipped to the Tuscaloosa County Jail:
Inmate's Full Name & Cell # (call 205-349-4511 to get the Cell #)
Tuscaloosa County Jail
1600 26th Avenue
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401


For complete information on mail policies, what you can send an inmate and what address to send them, check out our Inmate Mail page.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Tuscaloosa County Jail’s Inmate Mail Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 205-349-4511 for further assistance.

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Inmate Commissary

Can I purchase Commissary Online for an Inmate in the Tuscaloosa County Jail, and what can I purchase?

Tuscaloosa County Jail provides an in-house commissary service for inmates to use money in their account to purchase snacks, hygeine products, phone cards and stationary supplies.

  • Commissary purchases are allowed at least once per week.
  • There is a limit of $300 per month that any inmate can spend on these products.
  • Instructions on how to deposit money is listed below. 



How to Deposit Money in an Inmate's Commissary Account at Tuscaloosa County Jail

Inmates are allowed to have an account at the facility in order to purchase commissary items such as snacks, hygeine products, phone cards and stationary. These are the instructions on how to deposit money with them, pick up money they had with them when they were arrested, and how much money they need.


For complete information on inmate money and commissary issues, check out our Inmate Money page.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Tuscaloosa County Jail’s Commissary Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 205-349-4511 for further assistance.

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Texting and Emailing an Inmate

How Can I Communicate with an Inmate in the Tuscaloosa County Jail using an Online Messaging Service?

Tuscaloosa County Jail uses Securus eMessaging for Inmate Email.




Register here. (You are already registered if you signed up with Securus for 'Phone' or 'Remote Visitation').

Steps: 
1.  Sign up for eMessaging
2. Find your inmate.
3. Purchase a book of Securus ‘stamps’.
4. Type & Send message.

Things you CAN do:
1.  You CAN ONLY send messages from the Securus website, or with the Securus app. (links below).
2. You CAN transfer ‘stamps’ to your inmate.
3. You CAN deposit money to your inmate, and they can purchase ‘stamps’ on their end.
4. Each time you send a message, you CAN pay for them to reply.
5. You CAN send photos. (Jail staff will review for appropriateness) 

Things you CANNOT do:
1.  You CANNOT use your own personal email to send messages.
2. You CANNOT send any message or photo that would normally be rejected by regular mail.

Other Things:
1.  Photos must be .jpg, .jpeg or .png.
2. eMessages and photos must meet the jail’s standards for regular mail.
3. If your eMessage or Photo is rejected you will be notified of the reason, but you will NOT get a refund.

What is the cost of sending inmate messages?

  • Send a text Message - 1 stamp
  • Purchase a reply for your inmate - 1 stamp
  • Attach up to 5 photos - 1 stamp each photo
  • Share up to 5 eCards - 1 stamp each eCard
  • Send just a photo with no text - 1 stamp
  • Send a 30 second VideoGram - 3 stamps

What can your inmate do with digital 'stamps'?

  • Reply to your eMessage if you attach a return stamp
  • Receive transferred stamps you share with them (no cost to transfer)
  • When available, they can purchase their own stamps from their Inmate Debit Account


Contact Information and Help:
eMessaging FAQ  
eMessaging Signup & Helpful Information  
Online Customer Service Support 
Phone Support: 972-734-1111 or 800-844-6591
iphone app
Android app

Mailing Check payments
Securus Correctional Billing Services
PO Box 650757
Dallas, Texas 75265-075

How to Send a Text or Email Message to an Inmate in Tuscaloosa County Jail

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

Tuscaloosa County Jail uses Securus eMessaging for Inmate Email.

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

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

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Tuscaloosa County Jail’s Text and Email Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 205-349-4511 for further assistance.

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Inmate Tablets

Do Inmates in the Tuscaloosa County Jail have Access to Tablets or Computers?

Tuscaloosa County Jail now offers Securus 'SecureView' Tablet Rentals to their inmates.


  
Securus is the same company that handles the inmate phone system, video visitations, email and texting and digital letters.

The tablets can be rented on a monthly basis and while not directly connected to the internet, the inmates can use them for the following activities:

  • Phone Calls - Inmates may make calls directly from their tablet allowing for more privacy. The rates are the same as the phones in the unit, and the calls are still recorded and monitored.
  • eMessaging - Communicate via a text based message or picture. Fee based system.
  • Job Search - Using JobView, a secure job search application, inmates have the ability to see what jobs are available when they are released.
  • Education - Free educational platform and course catalog that provides thousands of educational resources.
  • Self Help -Inmates have daily access to mental health and addiction recovery programming.
  • Music - Top-40, Hip-Hop, Country, Rock, Gospel, and more.
  • Law Library -  Legal research with up-to-date case information.
  • eBooks - Thousands of available titles.
  • Religion - Religious resources for spiritual guidance.
  • Games - Inmates can play their favorite games. Available through monthly subscriptions
  • Facility Services - Digital access to submitted forms, requests, facility documents, and notifications from staff.

Here's how it works:

  • Register here.  It is recommended you use Chrome or Firefox.
  • Pay for the subscription using Paypal.
  • You get charged the 1st of each month. 
  • You get charged a full month even if it's only used for a partial month.
  • No activation or early termination fees.
  • Your inmate will receive their tablet in 3-5 business days, after you pay.

Questions:

How to Rent a Tablet for an Inmate in Tuscaloosa County Jail

To rent a tablet for an inmate in Tuscaloosa County follow these instructions:

  • Register here.  It is recommended you use Chrome or Firefox.
  • Pay for the subscription using Paypal.
  • You get charged the 1st of each month. 
  • You get charged a full month even if it's only used for a partial month.
  • No activation or early termination fees.
  • Your Tuscaloosa County inmate will recieve their tablet in 3-5 business days, after you pay.


If you have any questions:

For all Tuscaloosa County information on Tablet Rentals for your inmate, check out our Tablet Rental Page.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Tuscaloosa County Jail’s Tablet Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 205-349-4511 for further assistance.

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