Alabama Federal Inmate Locator Departament of Corrections

Updated on: October 10, 2021
Department Name
Alabama Department of Corrections
Official Website
Currently Incarcerated Inmates
301 S. Ripley Street, P.O. Box 301501, Montgomery, AL
Phone Number

Types of Correctional Facilities in Alabama

Searching for inmate information in the state of Alabama?

The inmates in Alabama State Prisons are under the authority of the Alabama Department of Corrections.

The Alabama Department of corrections is headquartered in Montgomery at the Alabama Criminal Justice Center. It has the fifth highest incarceration rate under both state prisons and also the local jurisdictions.

A database with information is available on the state website to be searched.

However, if you’re looking for an inmate in a county, city, or police jail, you will have to search the website on an individual basis. Keep reading to figure out how you can find and get in touch with the inmate you’re searching for.

Inmate Search

If you’re doing an Alabama DOC inmate search, this section is for you. The database is only able to provide you with information of the inmates that are currently in the state prisons.

Each inmate is given a number, also known as an AIS or an Alabama Institutional Serial. Before carrying out an Alabama federal prison offender lookup, you will need to know the person's first and last name, unless you know their AIS number.

To lookup, an inmate on the inmate locator, go here.

You may wonder why someone would want to look for an inmate. There are many reasons someone would look for an inmate. They may not know what prison they’re in. They may not have known when the person went to prison and just found out.

Doing an inmate search is the best way to find a person, and from there, you can send money, talk to them on the phone, or even learn other ways to communicate with them.

How to Send Money to an Inmate

Are you looking to send money to an Inmate in the Alabama Department of Corrections? Thanks to Access Secured Deposits, loved ones can send money to friends and family in the Alabama DOC.

The best part of doing this online is that you don’t have to mail anything, it’s all electronic. In order to do send money to an inmate, you will have to do one of the following:

Sending Packages

Inmates at the Alabama DOC have the right to receive packages, as long as they comply with the facility's requirements. To understand all the facility's requirements, the best option will be to first call them before sending any packages over.

There is a list of accepted items; including books and magazines, and clothes the inmate will wear after being released from prison.

Inmates can get a package from friends and loved ones quarterly or during the holidays. There is a strict adherence to which company you send the package through, in this case including However, for inmates to receive a package at the Alabama DOC there is a requirement for good behavior, meaning no write-ups or citations.

If an inmate is in solitary, all mail and package privileges are waivered.

Communication in Many Ways

The Alabama Department of Corrections makes it possible for loved ones to communicate with each other. Whether it’s through telephone calls or emails, there is a way. Just make sure you follow all rules and expectations because anyone’s rights can be revoked at any time.

Call an Inmate

Looking for different ways to communicate with a loved one in prison? ADOC has connected with CenturyLink to provide you with a way to communicate with your friends or family in prison. Whether your a friend, family member, or a legal person trying to connect with a person in prison, you can do so through this platform.

Keep in mind that the ADOC has the authority to put certain limitations on phone calls. You may find that the length of a phone call can only be so long. You may also find that the inmate can only accept calls at certain times.

There can also be limits put on how many phone calls an inmate receives. A ban or temporary hold can be placed on anyone's account by the DOC.

Sending Mail

Inmates at the Alabama DOC have the right to send and receive mail from friends and loved ones. There are certain rules about which kind of mail an inmate can receive at the facility, plus certain security measures to ensure that no contraband or prohibited materials end up in an inmate's hands.

All mail coming into the facility will be opened and inspected, with official mail requiring the inmate's presence before the security check is done. In case any contraband is found inside the mail, it will be confiscated, and the inmate won't get the mail together with the contraband.

Some of the prohibited materials within mailing include multicolored photos and letters. In case you want to send in photos, they are required to be notlarger than 4" by 6" size. In addition, Polaroid photos and any sexually suggestive photos are prohibited.

Inmates are allowed up to 5 photos in an envelope with a single stamp.

Ensure the envelope for the mail being sent is kept as formal as possible. Any envelopes coming into the facility marked in many ways with markers, stickers, glitter, or lipstick will be confiscated.

If you want to send mail to the facility, the address is:

Inmate name
Institution Name
Housing / Bed assignments
Facilities address


To help with the rehabilitation of inmates at the Alabama DOC, inmates can have visitors subject to some rules and regulations.

If you plan to visit a facility in Alabama, there are some things you should be aware of, including being on the inmates' visitor list, and if you are not, ensure you download, fill, and send the form to the facility.

The approval time for the application will take up to 6 weeks before they carry out a background search about the intended visitor, after which, dependent on results, the facility will accept or reject the application.

Before receiving any visitation privileges, inmates must wait at least sixty days after being processed into the facility. Inmates have the opportunity of updating their visitor list every six months.

Inmates are allowed up to eight visitors at a time; the visitors must produce a valid ID before being allowed into the facility.

For minors, before getting approved for a visit to the facility, there is a form that will need to be filled, a request for minors to visit form. Only four minors are allowed per inmate per visitation session. They will also have to provide certain documents, such as birth certificates, before seeing the inmate. A legal guardian must accompany them.

Every two years, visitors must retake their photos to ensure updated records of visitors are kept at the facility.

Present and past employees of the department of corrections are not allowed to visit.

Head and face-covering will require prior permission from the warden before being allowed in.

Expect to be checked for any security breach before being allowed into the facility.

Cell phones, tobacco, lighters, and matches are not allowed.

Visitors Dress Code at the Facility

Most security facilities across the U.S have certain dress codes that are allowed within the premises. Violation of these rules will see you prohibited from visiting the inmate. Each facility within the Alabama DOC has its own rules regarding visitation. Most facilities advise visitors to come with a change of clothes to be left in the car, such that if the clothes worn are not allowed, they can go back to the car and change.

Some of the dress codes allowed at Alabamafacilities include:

  • No white or light colors clothing that resembles white allowed at the facility.
  • No hats, scarves, or headbands
  • Sunglasses are also not allowed
  • No slippers or open toe kind of shoes

Scrubs or any uniform, including military-type uniforms, tight clothes including spandex, miniskirts, see-through clothes, and tank tops are also not allowed.

Correctional Facilities in Alabama

There are 285 jails and prisons in state Alabama

Geneva County Jail

101 Commerce Street, Geneva, AL, 36340


Fort Payne Jail

200 Gault Avenue South, Fort Payne, AL, 35967-1993

256-845-1414, 256-844-6035

Cullman County Detention Center

1900 Beech Avenue SE, Cullman, AL, 35055


Talladega County Jail

150 East Renfroe Road, Talladega, AL, 35160


Elmore County Jail

8955 US Highway 231, Wetumpka, AL, 36092


Autauga County Metro Jail

136 North Court Street, Prattville, AL, 36067-3049


Saint Clair County Jail

6th AveAshville, AL 35953

(205) 594-2140

Tuscaloosa City Jail

1110 Jackson Avenue, Tuscaloosa, AL, 35487


Troy City Jail

125 Williams Street, Troy, AL, 36081


Thorsby City Jail

PO Box 608, Thorsby, AL, 35171


Talladega City Jail

PO Box 761, Talladega, AL, 35160


Sumiton City Jail

Box 800 101 State Street, Sumiton, AL, 35148


Scottsboro City Jail

21638 Alabama Highway 79, Scottsboro, AL, 35768


Napier Field City Jail

400 Headquarters Street, Napier Field, AL, 36303


Double Springs City Jail

Municipal Building 23415 Highway 195 PO Box 279, Double Springs, AL, 35553


Boaz City Jail

101 Line Avenue, Boaz, AL, 35957


Birmingham City Jail

1117 14th Street South, Birmingham, AL, 35294


Ashford City Jail

519 North Broadway Street PO Box 428, Ashford, AL, 36312


Ardmore City Jail

26704 Main Street, Ardmore, AL, 35739


Arab City Jail

740 North Main Street, Arab, AL, 35976