The information below provides complete instructions regarding Madison County Detention Main Facility - Huntsville Visiting Hours and Visitation Schedule, Visiting Rules, Inmate Video Visits and Jail Visitation process in Huntsville, Alabama.
Following these instructions exactly will enhance your chances of getting official approval to visit an inmate.
It is highly recommended that prior to an inmate visit you call the jail at 256-519-4839 to confirm that visits have not been cancelled.
Click here to locate your inmate by name. You must be an immediate family member to the inmate in order to visit.
Click the visitation schedule link to the right side of the screen of your inmate’s information.
Arrive at the jail 10 minutes before visitation starts.
Show a government-issued, valid photo ID.
Children 12 and older must show an ID. Children 11 and under are not allowed to visit.
Anyone who is an inmate’s immediate family member, aged 12 and older, who can produce a valid government-issued photo ID can be approved to visit an inmate in this jail.
If you are on probation or parole it is important to get permission from your supervising officer to visit an inmate before your first visit. Not doing so could violate your terms of supervision and you could end up arrested. Probation/parole officers often scan through past visitation sign in sheets at the jail to see if anyone they supervise came to visit an inmate without permission.
The Madison County Detention Main Facility - Huntsville reserves the right to deny any person the right to enter the jail it chooses and for any reason.
Madison County Detention Main Facility - Huntsville requires all visitors to show a valid, government-issued photo ID prior to visiting the inmate.
The facility will run your ID through a national database to check for warrants and probation status. If an active warrant is found, you will be arrested.
Main Jail Facility: 1st and 2nd floor housing.
Female inmates can have visitors on Saturday, 11 AM to 12:30 PM and on Sunday from 11 AM to 12:30 PM.
Male Inmates can have visitors on Saturday, 12:30 PM to 3 PM and on Sunday from 12:30 PM to 3 PM. Courthouse Facility: Visiting hours are from 12 noon to 2 PM on Sunday only.
Inmates can be visited by immediate family only after providing photo identification. Children must be at least 12 years old and be in possession of identification.
The Madison County Detention Main Facility - Huntsville staff will turn anyone away who is not dressed appropriately for a visit.
The best way to be sure the visit takes place is to dress as if you are meeting someone's grandmother for the first time.
Wear clothes that are not revealing.
Don't wear see-through material.
Have all undergarments covered (males and females) and avoid a lot of cleavage.
Shorts and skirts should reach mid-thigh.
Sleeves should be at least half-way to your elbow.
The following types of clothing are also prohibited:
Clothing promoting gang affiliation.
Anything displaying drugs, weapons or profanity.
Clothing depicting anything obscene.
Call 256-519-4839 to ask specific questions about the Madison County Detention Main Facility - Huntsville Visitation Dress Code guidelines or click here for complete instructions.
Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and guardians must provide proof of their guardianship.
Leave all personal belongings, except for your state ID in your vehicle or in a locker (if one is provided).
Children must be monitored at all times or jail staff will end the visit early.
Call 256-519-4839 or click here to go to the jail's official website for additional Rules regarding Madison County Detention Main Facility - Huntsville visitation.
Many jails are implementing video visits. These visits are conducted via the Internet on computers, IPADS and Smart phones.
Video visits allow the visit to take place in the privacy of your own home. Some family members 'take their inmate with them' to church, the park, the doctor or anywhere else simply by signing in and bringing the device along.
Video visits save you from having to get your children ready, drive to the jail, wait in long lines and go through security checkpoints just to see the inmate.
Video visitation is slowly gaining favor with all jails in America as jail management realizes the financial savings and reduced security risks involved with remote visitation.
Click here to see if video visitation is now available at Madison County Detention Main Facility - Huntsville – as well as to view the complete set of rules, the cost to you and how to get set up online.