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Mobile County Metro Jail

County Jail

Last Updated: August 23, 2021
510 S Royal St, Mobile, AL 36601
Mailing Address
PO Box 113, Mobile, AL 36601

Mobile Co Metro 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.

The phone carrier is Global Tel Link (GTL) - ConnectNetwork, to see their rates and best-calling plans for your inmate to call you.

If you are seeking to send your inmate money for commissary, one recommended for this facility is JailATM. There is a fee for sending money, see their rates and limitations.

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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Mobile County Metro Jail basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 251-574-4702

The Mobile County Metro Jail is a medium-security detention center located at 510 S Royal St Mobile, AL which is operated locally by the Mobile 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. Mobile County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, municipalities, the US Marshal's Service and the Mobile Police Department who do not have their own long-term lock-up.

Mobile County Metro Jail - The Mobile County Sheriff’s Office is responsible for the Mobile County Metro Jail. This facility houses an average of 1,500 inmates per day and is the detention facility not only for the county but for the city of Mobile as well.
Metro Jail includes a main jail facility plus a minimum security barracks, which provides inmate labor to parks, facilities and events across the county. This labor source saves taxpayers more than $1.5 million each year.
The jail provides a comprehensive range of necessary services to inmates, from food and medical services to education and rehabilitative programming.


1. All written incoming non-privileged inmate mail must be on a metered postcard
2. A metered postcard is defined as rectangular and no larger than “4 x 6” in
3. Mail received after the inmate is released from the Mobile County Metro
Jail will be stamped “Return to Sender, No longer here” and will be
4. Mail which has been opened and inspected prior to the release of the inmate
will be held for three (3) working days after the inmate(s) release from the Mobile
County Metro Jail. If the mail is not picked up within the three (3) working days
from the Money Clerk’s Office, it will be discarded on the next working day.
5. The Mobile County Metro Jail is not obligated nor required to pay
“Postage Due” on any incoming mail. Mail asking of this request will be
rejected or declined.
6. Incoming mail must have a return address which includes a full name,
street address, city, state, and zip code.
7. Incoming mail must be addressed to the inmate using full name and
date of birth; if known. Inmates Incoming Mail must be addressed as
John M. Doe
145777 Bayou Blvd.
Mobile, Al 36609

Inmate Name (no nicknames); DOB: 01/01/90
Mobile County Metro Jail
P.O. Box 104
Mobile, Alabama 36601

8. Mail not addressed as described above will be returned to sender.
9. Incoming mail must clearly be marked with the senders name and return
10. address or it will not be delivered to the addressee.
10. Contraband received through the mail, if not a criminal offense, will be
held for ten (10) calendar days.
11. The inmate will be notified via written notification of any contraband, not a
criminal offense, violating the Mobile County Metro Jail’s Mail
Correspondence Policy. The written notification from the Metro Jail’s
Room will instruct the inmate(s) to provide a metered stamped envelope
Within ten (10) days and the materials will be returned to the sender.
After ten (10) days, it will be discarded or donated to the jail chaplaincy
12. All mail will be searched at an undisclosed location before being passed
out to the inmates.
13. All mail that is not clearly identified as “legal mail” will be opened and
inspected before delivered to the inmate. Padded envelopes will not be


All Medical is contracted through NaphCare, www.naphcare.com. IF YOU NEED TO SPEAK WITH SOMEONE CONCERNING MEDICAL INFORMATION ABOUT AN INMATE CALL 574-3368. Leave a message stating inmate name and your contact information and your message will be returned as soon as possible.

Click here for the Inmate Handbook.


Inmate Locator

Mobile County Metro Jail 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 Mobile County Metro Jail 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 251-574-4702.


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

Visitation Information

Mobile County AL Main Jail Facility - VISITATION


ALL VISITATION IS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY AND SHOULD BE MADE ONE WEEK IN ADVANCE. Visitation times are 8:00 to 11:00 and 2:00 to 5:00. Call Visitation line, 251-574-4734, to find the correct days to visit.

NO CELL PHONES, PURSES OR BAGS ARE ALLOWED DURING VISITATION, please secure these items prior to arriving for your visit. WE ARE NOT responsible for any items left in lobby while visiting your loved one.


  1. Halter/Tank/Low cut tops
  2. Short Shorts
  3. See through clothing
  4. mini or high split skirts
  5. Tight clothing
  6. Any Other item deemed inappropriate by Visitation Officer


  1. Emergency Situation
  2. Under the Influence of Drugs and/or Alcohol
  3. Disorderly Conduct
  4. Refusing to submit to a pat search
  6. Person awaiting trial in ANY JURISDICTION.
  7. Furlough or Pass from ANY CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION.
  8. Released from JAIL or PRISON within the PAST SIX MONTHS

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