Calhoun County AL Jail

County Jail

Last Updated: January 29, 2024
400 W 8th St, Anniston, AL 36201

Calhoun Co Jail is for County 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 County - medium facility.

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Calhoun Co 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 256-241-8030

The Calhoun Co Jail is a low-security detention center located at 400 W 8th St Anniston, AL which is operated locally by the Calhoun County Sheriff's Office and holds inmates awaiting trial or sentencing or both. Most of the sentenced inmates are here for less than two years. Calhoun County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, Anniston Police Department, and the US Marshal's Service.

The Calhoun County Jail is operated by the Sheriff of Calhoun County. The primary function of this institution is the maintenance of those individuals who must be held in custody pending disposition of their respective cases by the Courts. Generally, custody in this institution is not intended to be punitive. Most men and women incarcerated here have not been tried by the Courts and must be presumed innocent until such time as guilt has been determined by the law. Some of the inmates here have been tried and are sentenced to County and/or State inmates. Federal inmates are also housed in this institution. The jail has a normal capacity of about 370 inmates. The average daily population has increased from 180 to 430. Offenses vary from inmate to inmate, however, about 38% are charged with a probation violation or failure to appear, and approximately 25% are charged with some form of drug or alcohol offense.
The county jail is a multi-faceted environment. There is a full kitchen facility which prepares in excess of 400,000 meals per year. There is also a work-release center which acts as a temporary employment agency, a drug rehabilitation program, which provides over 4,000 hours of community service annually, a medical facility, and a separate women's wing. The corrections officers facilitate an inmate's stay and are tasked with, not only security, but providing transport services, mail delivery, visitation coordination, intake, food delivery, and general care.

Inmate Locator

Calhoun County AL 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

Calhoun County AL Jail - Visitation

The Calhoun County Jail’s visitation procedure is implemented so that you, the visitor will not have to wait to visit. Appointments for visitation will have to be made in advance by calling 256-241-8032. If you have not made an appointment there is no visit. Every inmate has a visitation list that includes 5 immediate family members; only 4 immediate family members are allowed to visit per session. In order for you to be able to make an appointment to visit you have to be immediate family and on the visitation list. If the inmate you are trying to visit has refused to make their list, you will have to wait until he\she adds your name to their list. YOU CAN NOT ADD YOURSELF to their list.

Only the following immediate family members can visit!
Mother, father, sisters, brothers, grand parents, children, and legal spouse.
(Girlfriends, fiancés, cousins, friends, and Live in significant others) cannot visit.

When to Call for Appointments

Monday 8:00 am-10:00 am (for Monday night visits)
Wednesday 8:00 am-10:00 am (for Wednesday night visits)
Thursday 8:00 am-12:00 pm (for Saturday visits)
Friday 8:00 am-12:00 pm (for Sunday visits)

If you are trying to visit a family member that is housed in CBN (women) or D12, you will make an appointment by visiting from home or you may visit the kiosk in the jail lobby. The onsite kiosk will be available for your use at any time. Video visits are only scheduled for Monday-Friday.

* All inmates are only allowed two visits per week. Families that will be visiting via video will continue to visit at the jail during the scheduled time and day.

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