Jefferson County Jail - Bessemer AL

County Jail

Last Updated: January 02, 2024
1822 2nd Ave N, Bessemer, AL 35020

Jefferson Co Jail-Bessemer 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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Jefferson Co Jail-Bessemer'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 205-481-4160

The Jefferson Co Jail-Bessemer is a low-security detention center located at 1822 2nd Ave N Bessemer, AL which is operated locally by the Jefferson 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. Jefferson County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, Bessemer Police Department, and the US Marshal's Service.

The Corrections Division of the Sheriff’s Office is responsible for housing incarcerated persons, who are awaiting trial or transfer to the State of Alabama’s Department of Corrections. The Corrections Division processes in and out of jail approximately 43,000 inmates annually and maintains an average population of 1,000 inmates between two facilities located in downtown Birmingham and Bessemer. The staff assigned to the Corrections Division are committed to providing a safe and secure environment in a professional manner.

Both facilities have on-site medical services. Law libraries and adult educational services are available at the Birmingham facility. The Sheriff’s Pre-Trial Release Office operates out of both facilities to help facilitate the release of qualified individuals and assist the public in making bonds for individuals not qualified for the pre-trial release program. Additionally, the Sheriff’s Office Roadside Trash Cleanup detail operates out of both facilities. Non-violent, convicted persons work on this detail, cleaning up Jefferson County roadways.

Inmate Locator

Jefferson County Jail - Bessemer AL 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

Jefferson Co Jail-Bessemer - Visitation

Times and days are subject to change without notice

  • Monday 9 am - 4 pm
  • Wednesday 9am - 6 pm
  • Thursday 9 am - 4 pm
  • Friday 9 am - 5:30 pm
  • Saturday 10 am - 4:30 pm

This facility may also have a video visitation option, please call 205-481-4160, and ask for the "visiting room CO on duty" for more information, alerts, or rule changes.

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