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Jefferson County Jail - Bessemer AL

County Jail

Last Updated: March 01, 2020
Address
1822 2nd Ave N, Bessemer, AL 35020
Beds
400
County
Jefferson
County - medium
Phone
205-481-4160
Fax
205-481-4179
Satellite View of Jefferson County Jail - Bessemer AL

Jefferson County Jail - Bessemer AL basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 205-481-4160

The Jefferson County Jail - Bessemer AL is a medium-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, municipalities, the US Marshal's Service and the Bessemer Police Department who do not have their own long-term lock-up.

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 their 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 for the purpose of accessing and utilizing any or all of the InmateAid services. If you need our assistance creating your own inmate profile to keep in touch, email us at aid@inmateaid.com 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.

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Covid Visitation Information

As of March 18, 2020, registration and visitation rules have changed to protect inmates at Jefferson County Jail - Bessemer AL and their loved ones during the COVID-19 outbreak. At this time, there are no in-person visits for family and friends due to the COVID-19 situation. Video visitation is available; details can be found below or call 205-481-4160.

Registration

  • All visits through the video visitation system require the visitor to establish a user account.

Visitation Information

Jefferson County Jail - Bessemer AL - Visitation at 1822 2nd Ave N, Bessemer, AL

  • Monday 9am - 6pm
  • Tuesday 9am - 6pm
  • Wednesday 9am - 6pm
  • Thursday 9am - 6pm
  • Friday 9am - 6pm

All visits are non-contact and conducted through a glass partition. This facility may also have a video visitation option, please call 205-481-4160 for more information and updates to the current rules and regulations.

Inmates are allowed 2 visitors per day

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