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Madison County AL Courthouse Detention Facility

County Jail

Last Updated: June 21, 2019
100 Northside Sq, Huntsville, AL 35801

Madison County AL Courthouse Detention Facility is for County Jail offenders sentenced up to twenty four months.

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Madison County AL Courthouse Detention Facility basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 256-519-4800

The Madison County AL Courthouse Detention Facility is a medium-security detention center located at 100 Northside Sq Huntsville, AL which is operated locally by the Madison 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. Madison County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, municipalities, the US Marshal's Service and the Huntsville Police Department who do not have their own long-term lock-up.

The existing Detention Facility complex, including all annexes, has a housing capacity of 921 prisoners. The Madison County Detention Facility averages approximately 900 prisoners at any given time. As of the 27th of July, 2006, for example, the inmate population was 895 prisoners, below the authorized capacity.

The City of Huntsville, as stated, has the responsibility of constructing an addition to the Madison County Detention Facility, a project that the city is currently working on, that will give the Madison County Detention Facility an authorized housing capacity of over 1,200 prisoners.

Commissary orders are processed on Wednesdays and Fridays at 8 am Wednesday orders are delivered on Friday; Friday orders are delivered the following Tuesday. Funds must be placed on the inmate’s account by 7 am on Wednesday & Friday in order for them to receive store.

Funds can be applied by:
The kiosk in the Lobby which accepts cash, debit, & credit cards
Online at: accesscorrections.com
By phone: 866-345-1884

Money Orders are not accepted!

Inmate Locator

Madison County AL Courthouse Detention Facility 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 Madison County AL Courthouse Detention Facility 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 256-519-4800.


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

Visitation Information

Madison County AL Courthouse Detention - Visitation

Main Facility Visitation: Housing 1 and 2: Units A – K

These units receive visitation on Wednesday 0800 to 1430 hrs.

Tower Facility: L-Floor Tuesdays 8:00am – 4:00pm M-Floor Mondays 8:00am – 4:00pm N-Floor Thursdays 8:00am – 4:00pm P-Floor Fridays 8:00am – 4:00pm

Visitation schedule adjustment may be made to accommodate holiday scheduling or for the safety and security of the facility. In the event of inclement weather, inmate visitation will be cancelled with little or no notice. It will be the responsibility of the inmate to notify his/her visitor of any changes.

Each inmate must have an approved "INMATE VISITATION" card listing the expected visitors. Names not appearing on the inmate visitation card will not be allowed to schedule a visit. Inmates must list the full name, complete address, phone number, and relationship of each visitor. Prospective visitors should not be on probation, parole, or have been in our facility within the past year, unless incarceration was due to traffic violations or if the charges were dismissed (documentation will be required). Failure to fill out the visitation card correctly will result in the inmate not receiving visitors. A maximum of eight (8) names are allowed on an inmate's visitation card. NO substitutions will be allowed. Once an individual has been removed from a visitation card, they are not eligible to be placed back on the card for a period of one (1) year.

Valid state or government issued identification is required to enter the visitation area in order to have a visit. Persons under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol will not be permitted. Visitors who miss three (3) scheduled inmate visitation appointments may be suspended from visitation privileges for up to thirty (30) days. Inmates are responsible for informing their visitors of visitation regulations.

The Madison County Detention Facility reserves the right to restrict any person from entering the jail. Visitors who act in an inappropriate manner may be permanently suspended from all visitations. No person under the age of 18 years old may visit without being accompanied by a legal guardian. No visitor under the age of 12 years will be permitted to visit at any time.

The Madison County Detention Facility reserves the right to terminate, suspend, or cancel visitation for the safety and security of the facility at any time without notice.

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