Cherokee County AL Jail

County Jail

Last Updated: July 10, 2023
100 Cedar Bluff Rd, Centre, AL 35960

Cherokee 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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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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Cherokee 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 256-927-6435

The Cherokee Co Jail is a low-security detention center located at 100 Cedar Bluff Rd Centre, AL which is operated locally by the Cherokee 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. Cherokee County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, Centre Police Department, and the US Marshal's Service.

The Cherokee County Detention Center was opened in October of 1996 and renovated in 2004. The facility has a capacity of 114, housing both male and female adult inmates for the county, local police in the county, and for the US Marshal Service.

Inmate Property

The Cherokee County Detention Center does not accept any property for inmates from the outside due to security risks. Inmates may purchase all nthe ecessary items from the inmate commissary. Inmates may release their personal property to friends and family. Any property left by the inmate will only be held for 7 days.

Inmate Money

The Cherokee County Detention Center accepts funds for inmate commissary two different ways. One, by adding funds to the Keefe Cashier machine in the lobby of the Sheriff's Office which accepts CASH ONLY. The other is WWW.SMARTDEPOSIT.COM or by phone, at 1-866-394-0490 You will only need the inmates full name and location to set up an account to add funds.

Money may also be added to an inmates telephone account two different ways. One, by adding funds to the CPC kiosk machine in the lobby of the Sheriff's Office, which accepts cash, credit or debit cards or go to or 1-877-998-5678.

Inmate Mail

It is recommended Inmates receive their mail via 3x5 post card. All incoming and outgoing mail is inspected for contraband. Letters, cards, post cards with up to 5 pictures maximum. Pictures can be no larger than 5x7. Incoming and outgoing mail is to have no profanity, stickers, or graffti on the outside of the envelope. Any correspondence between inmates in this facility or another Correctional Facility is


Inmate health care is provided at the facility by Southern Health Partners, consisting of 2 LPN's, and 1 Doctor. Inmates requiring medical attention may request to see a nurse 7 days a week, 7AM to 5PM. Medical Staff members are on call for all after hours incidents requiring medical attention.

Work Release

The Cherokee County Detention Center currently operates an inmate work release program. Only inmates with non-violent histories are considered for participation. All inmates must be approved by the presiding judge and jail staff. Funds collected by the program are used to help pay the inmates court costs, fines and court ordered monies.


The Cherokee Co. Detention Center currently participates in the AlaVine System. AlaVine is a free, anonymous, computer-based service that provides victims of crime with two important services: information and notification.

AlaVine will tell you if an offender is in jail and will give you other important custody information. AlaVine will also let you leave a phone number where you want to be called automatically if that offender is released, transferred, or escapes. To contact AlaVine, call 1-877-846-3425 from a touch tone phone and follow the instructions. You can also register for notification online at

Cherokee County Special Operations Group

When things go bad inside the walls of the Cherokee County Detention Center, The S.O.G are the ones called to respond. Originally activated as the C.E.R.T. in 1998, the S.O.G is trained and equipped to deal with numerous situations in the Jail. Some of those situations include cell extractions of violent and disorderly inmates, cell searches, and hostage and riot situations within the Jail.

The S.O.G is equipped with full Riot Gear, Riot/Cell Extraction Shield, and other Non-Lethal equipment, now including the Taser, by Taser International, to perform their numerous duties. These team members endure constant training to be eligible to be on the S.O.G

These S.O.G members are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and never know when they may be called for duty. The number of assaults on inmates and staff, damage to property of the Jail, and contraband have dramatically declined since the establishment of the S.O.G Team.

The facility currently has a total of 20 employees, consisting of a Chief of Corrections, 4 Shift Lieutenant's, 2 Cooks, and 13 shift Corrections Officers. All officers are required to attend and 80 hr. APOST approved Jail Management School, Taser and O.C. certification, CPR and First Aid, Draeger Breath Analyzer training, and PPCT/SSGT self-defense training.

Inmate Locator

Cherokee 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

Cherokee County AL Detention Center - Visitation

To see an inmate you must go to to set up account and appointment. You can not just show up at the Detention Center and just visit. On-site visits must be scheduled 24 hours in advance. Remote visits must be scheduled 24 hours in advance. Officers can not schedule for you. You can also call 1-775-434-8748 for assistance.

Every inmate gets a 15-minute on-site visit free a week. Remote visits are 20 minutes.

Inmate Visitation
Unit 1 Non-Trustee - Sunday from 1pm to 3pm
Unit 1 Trustee - Sunday from 3pm to 5pm
Unit 2 - Saturday from 1pm to 3pm
Unit 3 - Sunday from 8am to 10am
Unit 4 - Saturday from 7:30am to 9:30am
Unit 5 - Saturday from 3pm to 5pm
Unit 6 - Saturday from 9:30am to 11am
Holding/Medical Infirmary inmates - Saturday from 3pm to 5pm

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