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The Cherokee County Jail in Centre, Cherokee 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 Cherokee County Jail 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 Cherokee County Jail are either awaiting trial or have been sentenced in the Cherokee 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 Cherokee County Jail 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.

On this page you will find direct links to specific information that friends and family members of inmates will find useful: Cherokee County Inmate Search, Inmate Phone use, Visitation Rules and Schedules, Commissary Deposits and Information about the Cherokee County Jail Inmate Mail Guidelines. In addition, you will find information on how to contact the facility, directions to the jail, Cherokee County recent arrests, Most Wanted, outstanding Arrest Warrants and much more.



Cherokee County Jail Inmate Search

Cherokee County Detention Center

STATE COUNTY BEDS
Alabama Cherokee 114
PHYSICAL ADDRESS
110 Cedar Bluff Road
Centre, AL 35960
INMATE MAIL
Inmate's first and last name
110 Cedar Bluff Road
Centre, AL 35960
FAX
256-927-5226
256-927-3669
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Visiting an Inmate in the Cherokee County Jail in Alabama

The town of Centre, Alabama is the home of Cherokee County Jail. This small town is known as being a great place to fish along the Mississippi and has been named the Crappie Capital of the World. It is home to Little River Canyon the deepest gorge east of the Mississippi.

The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office prides itself in serving their community to their fullest and maintaining their low crime rate. If you would like to visit a loved one incarcerated at Cherokee County Jail the guidelines are as follows.

Visiting Rules

Inmates are required to provide the name and date of birth of every visitor prior to the date of visitation. Each visitor's information will then be added to the inmate's visitation log. Each visitor must arrive within the specified visitation hours and must follow the below guidelines:

  • Your name must be present on the inmate's visitation log.
  • All visitors must provide valid photo ID to be allowed visitation.
  • All visits are limited to 20 minutes per inmate.
  • You may only visit on the day determined by the inmates Unit.
  • You may not bring any personal property to an inmate during visitation.
  • Inmates may release their personal property to friends and family during visitation hours.
  • All inmate mail must come through the postmaster of the jail to be inspected for contraband.
  • Money can be added to the inmate's funds in the lobby of the Sheriff's Office or at www.GovPayNOW.com or by phone at 888-277-253.

Visiting Hours

Unit 1 Non-Trustee - Sunday from 1PM to 3PM
Unit 1 Trustee - Sunday from 3PM to 5PM
Unit 2 - Saturday from 1PM to 3PM
Unit 3 - Sunday from 8AM to 10AM
Unit 4 - Saturday from 7:30 to 9:30 AM
Unit 5 - Saturday from 3PM to 5PM
Unit 6 - Saturday from 9:30 AM to 11 AM
Holding/Medical Infirmary inmates - Saturday from 3PM to 5PM

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How to use the Inmate Search for Cherokee County Jail in Alabama

If you want to check to see if a friend or family member is in the Cherokee County Jail in Centre, Alabama their online tools are simple to access. You would go to their main website and search under the inmate roster:

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http://www.cherokeecountyalsheriff.com/roster_choose.php

This site will give you a few pieces of information:

  • A list of current inmates in alphabetical order.
  • A mug shot.
  • Their booking charges, date and time.
  • A profile that includes their booking number, age, race and gender.
  • Their bond amount if they are eligible.
  • A discharge date and time of inmates that will be discharged within the next 48hrs.

Cherokee County Jail does a good job of keeping this information up to date. If for any reason you cannot find the inmate you are looking for online you need to gather the following information and call the jail directly at (256) 927-6435.

  • Name and DOB
  • Sex
  • Race and ethnicity
  • Vital statistics
  • Booking date

If you would like to post bail for an inmate you can contact the Detention Center staff at 256.927.3365.

If you would like to visit an inmate at Cherokee County Jail you will need to make sure that the inmate adds you to their visitation list. Each inmate is assigned to a Unit within the jail. Once you are on the inmate's visitation list you can visit during their Units visitation hours. Be sure to bring a valid photo ID when visiting an inmate or you will not be allowed visitation at Cherokee County Jail.

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Communicating with an Inmate Housed at the Cherokee County Jail in Alabama

Cherokee County Detention Center's Mission Statement is "The mission of the Cherokee County Detention Center is to provide a safe, secure and humane environment for both officers, inmates, and the general public."

Regular contact with family and friend greatly ads to the quality of an inmate's life and is encouraged. In order to uphold their Mission Statement the jail has strict communication guidelines to ensure that safety standards are met.

Mail

Inmates have few possession in jail so sending them a card, letter, or pictures gives them something that is all their own. It also lets them know that someone is thinking of them and responding to their letters gives them a way to pass time. It is important to follow the below guidelines when sending mail to an inmate at Cherokee County Detention Center:

  • Must be sent via the United States Postal Service.
  • Clearly print the inmates name, inmate number, and jail address.
  • You may only mail items in plain envelopes - no boxes or padding.
  • There may not be any stickers or graffiti on the outside of the envelope.
  • All mail will be opened, read, and inspected by the jail postmaster.
  • Legal related mail will be opened in the inmate's presence.
  • Mail is delivered daily Mon-Sat.

Mail may not include any of the following:

  • Inflammatory content.
  • Blatantly sexual messages.
  • Scented materials or signs of other substances inserted.
  • Hate mail.
  • Photos of a lewd or lascivious nature.

The address for Cherokee County Detention Center is:

Cherokee County Detention Center
110 Cedar Bluff Road
Centre, AL 35960

You should address the letter as follows:

[INMATE"S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Cherokee County Detention Center
110 Cedar Bluff Road
Centre, AL 35960

Telephone

Inmates may make outgoing phone calls through a pre-paid phone account or card. To add money to an inmate's telephone account you can go to the lobby of the Sheriff's Office and pay with cash, credit, or debit cards.  You can also add more funds online by calling 1-866-516-0115 or online at www.taltoncommunications.com.

All inmate phone calls are subject to restrictions as to how long you can talk, how often calls can be made, and when they can call. If the inmate breaks any rules while serving their time their phone privileges can be reduced or eliminated.

Visitation

If you want to visit an inmate you must first have the inmate add you to their visitation list. This must be done prior to the day you are visiting. You may visit with an inmate for 20 minutes per visit.

You must visit inmates on their designated visitation day and time. Each inmate's visitation day and time is determined by the Unit they are assigned in the jail. Visiting times are as follows:

Unit 1 - Non-Trustee - Sunday from 1PM to 3PM
Unit 1 - Trustee - Sunday from 3PM to 5PM
Unit 2 - Saturday from 1PM to 3PM
Unit 3 - Sunday from 8AM to 10AM
Unit 4 - Saturday from 7:30 to 9:30 AM
Unit 5 - Saturday from 3PM to 5PM
Unit 6 - Saturday from 9:30 AM to 11 AM
Holding/Medical Infirmary inmates - Saturday from 3PM to 5PM

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