The Colbert County Jail was built in 1962 to house 62 prisoners. Male prisoners are housed at the Colbert County Jail.
Female prisoners are housed at the Tuscumbia City Jail. For information on Tuscumbia City Jail Guidelines for female inmates, please click on this link. TUSCUMBIA CITY JAIL
Once an inmate is booked into the Colbert County Jail, they are placed
directly into the general population. The inmate is allowed to receive
the items listed below within the first 72 hours after being booked
into the jail. All items brought in must be new, unopened, and in original packaging. If it is not listed below, it will not be accepted.
5 T shirts
5 Pair of underwear or boxers
5 Pair of socks
5 Wash Cloths
All items brought for inmates MUST be solid white or gray. These items may be brought to the jail between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. No items will be brought in during visitation on Sundays from 12 p.m. noon to 4:30 p.m. All items will be searched prior to the individual who brings them is allowed to leave. If the individual bringing the items refuses to allow a search of the items while they are still present, all items will be returned to said individual and they will not be logged in for use by the inmate.
Once the 72 hours has passed the inmate will have to order all items from the commissary.
Swanson Services provides inmate commissary. An account is set up for each inmate after they are booked into the Colbert County Jail. The inmate is issued a commissary number. If an inmate has money in their possession during the booking process, the money will be taken and placed into their inmate commissary account. Money can be added to the inmate’s commissary account by Money Order or Cashiers’ Check only. After regular business hours, Money Orders and Cashiers' Checks may be placed in the Drop Box located on the walk through gate.
When ordering commissary, inmates have the option to order snacks, drinks, personal hygiene items, stationary items including stamped envelopes and some clothing items. Inmates place commissary orders once a week on Tuesdays. They receive their orders on Thursdays.
Visitation hours are Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Inmates are allowed fifteen (15) minute visits. If an inmate or entire inmate section is locked down, inmate visitation may be denied. The booking process can take a while, therefore, new inmates being booked into the jail will not be allowed visitation until the booking process is completed and the inmate is placed in his or her cell.
INMATE MAIL & RESTRICTIONS
Inmate mail must be addressed as follows:
Colbert County Jail
107 W. 4th Street
Also, make sure inmate mail includes the sender's name and return address. We do not forward inmate mail to other facilities should they receive something after being transferred. Any inmate mail received without the sender's information may be destroyed.
REJECTION OF INMATE MAIL
Mail will be rejected if it is determined to be detrimental to security, order, or health and well-being of the inmate. Below is a list of items that if received in inmate mail will result in rejection.
- DO NOT send third party letters: inmates may not forward letters to other inmates confined at this facility or other penal institutions
- DO NOT send personal checks or cash (only money orders made payable to the inmate are accepted through the mail)
- DO NOT send blank paper or envelopes
- DO NOT send padded or bubbled envelopes
- DO NOT put perfume, powder, or cologne on letters
- DO NOT send mail containing body fluids or hair
- DO NOT kiss inmate correspondence
- DO NOT send letters or cards with glue, tape, glitter, stickers or labels
- DO NOT send letters that are stained or extremely dirty
- DO NOT send food items, gum, or food labels/wrappers
- DO NOT send nude, partially nude, or other obscene photos or drawings
- DO NOT send anything depicting violence, sex or gang affiliation
INMATE PHONE SERVICE
The inmate phone system is provided by Telmate Communications (1-866-516-0115). An account is set up for each inmate once they are booked into the Colbert County Jail. The inmate will receive a six-digit pin code associated with their personal phone account. This pin code should be kept confidential; it is the responsibility of the inmate to protect his or her account. Money can be added to the inmate’s account.
If you experience any trouble with the phone system, please contact Telmate Communications at the number listed above.
A bond can be made one of three ways:
- Cash Bond- Pay the total amount of the bond at the clerk’s office, inside the courthouse. Bring a copy of the receipt to the jail. Bond money will be returned to you after sentencing in the case. (The judge has the right to deduct court cost and fines from bond money).
- Property Bond- Obtain a property assessment printout from the Revenue Commissioners office, inside the courthouse. Bring the property assessment printout to the jail for review. Property must be valued at the total amount of the bond or greater than the total amount of the bond. More than one property assessment can be used to make a bond, in which case the property values will be added together. All people listed on the property assessment must be present to sign the bond.
- Bail Bondsman- The bonding company must be licensed inColbertCounty. Ten percent of the bond should be given to the bondsman.
Bonding agencies licensed inColbertCountyare Northwest Alabama Bail Bonding (256-483-2354), Pinnacle Group LLC (256-320-5148), Stonecipher Bail Bonding Co. (256-381-1575), and Tri-Cities Bonding Inc. (256-386-0609)
ALL bonds require a $35.00 bond-filing fee in the form of a money order. The money order should be made out to the Colbert County Circuit Clerk and paid within three (3) working days. (NO cash or personal checks will be accepted).
For questions concerning bonds, contact the Jail at 256-386-8550.