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The Jefferson County Jail – Bessemer in Bessemer, Jefferson 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 Jefferson County Jail – Bessemer 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 Jefferson County Jail – Bessemer are either awaiting trial or have been sentenced in the Jefferson 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 Jefferson County Jail – Bessemer 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.

The other jail facilities in Jefferson County, Alabama are: Birmingham City Jail, Homewood City Jail, Jefferson County Jail – Birmingham. In addition, Jefferson County houses the following juvenile facility: G. Ross Bell Youth Detention Center.

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

Jefferson County Jail – Bessemer Inmate Search

Jefferson County Corrections Division

Alabama Jefferson 400
1822 2nd Avenue North
Bessemer, AL 35020
c/o Jefferson County Jail – Bessemer
1822 2nd Avenue North
Bessemer, AL 35020
Jail (Main): 205-481-4160

How to use the Inmate Search for Jefferson County Jail – Bessemer in Alabama

Jefferson County Jail in Bessemer Alabama is one of two facilities in Jefferson County.  If you are searching for a loved one that may be incarcerated in either facility you would use the same online inmate search tool:


You will need to know the first and last name of the inmate you are searching for.  Once you access the site you can search the inmates by a couple of different categories:

  • Alphabetically by the full inmate listing.
  • By first and last name.
  • By who is serving a 24hr sentence.
  • By who was release in the past 24hrs.

This online tool will let you know the name, address, race, gender, and booking date of each inmate.   If you click on their name you will find their mugshot, jail location, charges, and bond if applicable.  You will not find any residents in the youth facilities in Jefferson County on this website.

If you can't find the inmate you are searching for or have any additional questions or concerns you can call the Sherriff's Office at 205-481-4160.  The jail is located at:

1822 2nd Avenue North
Bessemer, AL, 35020

Visitation for each inmate is arranged by last name under the inmate's last name.  You must bring a valid photo ID to visit with an inmate.

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