Birmingham Jail

City Jail

Last Updated: September 28, 2021
425 6th Ave South, Birmingham, AL 35217

Birmingham Jail is for City Jail offenders sentenced up to twenty four months.

All prisons and jails have Security or Custody levels depending on the inmate’s classification, sentence, and criminal history. Please review the rules and regulations for City Jail - Medium facility.

The phone carrier is Global Tel Link (GTL) - ConnectNetwork, to see their rates and best-calling plans for your inmate to call you.

If you are unsure of your inmate's location, you can search and locate your inmate by typing in their last name, first name or first initial, and/or the offender ID number to get their accurate information immediately Registered Offenders

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Birmingham Jail's basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmates while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number is 205-254-6369

The Birmingham City Jail offers educational training such as GED preparation and literacy service, social services (Alcoholic Anonymous, Narcotic Anonymous, AIM (Aids in Minority and Life Skills), Assist Veteran Affairs VJO homeless in offering mental health and substance abuse treatment as an alternative to incarceration, identify and assess individuals who meet the criteria for the Municipal Court Drug Program. Female detainees are offered Healthy Lifestyles therapeutic classes.

The jail provides Domestic Violence intervention classes for inmates incarcerated for long periods of time due to their domestic violence convictions and provide counseling to those affected by mental illness. The unit also offers religious programs to enhance the quality of life during and after incarceration; while providing a clean and healthy work environment for the staff and detainees.

Inmate Locator

Birmingham Jail publishes the names of the inmates currently in their facility in Alabama. Your search should start with this locator first to see if your loved one is there.

The second box is the InmateAid Inmate Search. This database of inmates is user-generated content to access and utilize any or all of the InmateAid services. If you need our assistance creating your inmate profile to keep in touch, email us at and we will assist you in locating your inmate.

As a last resort, you might have to pay for that information if we do not have it. The Arrest Record Search will cost you a small amount, but their data is the freshest available and for that reason, they charge to access it.

Visitation Information

Visiting hours for Birmingham Jail are subject to change, so it's crucial to confirm them by contacting the facility directly by phone. Please reach out to 205-254-6369, on visitation procedures, applications, or directions to the facility in Birmingham. Please note that visitors will undergo a thorough search before entering the premises, and personal belongings, including cell phones, are strictly prohibited. Individuals under probation, parole, or community corrections supervision must obtain approval from both their supervising officer and the superintendent before visiting, although such visits are not typically approved.

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