Fort Payne Jail, AL Inmate Roster

Updated on: July 4, 2021
Fort Payne Jail

Visitation Hours

  • Sunday 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Monday 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Thursday 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Friday 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Saturday 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Holiday Closed

Fort Payne Jail Basic Information

Facility Name
Fort Payne Jail
Facility Type
City Jail
200 Gault Avenue South, Fort Payne, AL, 35967-1993
256-845-1414, 256-844-6035
Fort Payne
Postal Code
DeKalb County
Official Website
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The Fort Payne Jail in Alabama is overseen by the DeKalb County Sheriff’s office. It is also known as the DeKalb County Detention Center. It is located in DeKalb County, Alabama, at 2801 Jordan Rd SW, Fort Payne, AL 35968. Loved ones wanting information on an inmate of choice can find that inmate through the jail’s inmate roster. The jail currently has a male and female population of around 164 members, as per the roster. It is overseen by the Sheriff, and serves the surrounding area. Those interested can view its home page here.

Inmate Roster

The inmate roster is offered by the jail to assist loved ones in finding inmate information. The link can be found above.

As stated, the roster currently features 164 members on 17 pages. The pages run from the top to the bottom of the page, vertically, and feature mugshots. There is also an offender search, so interested parties can easily find an inmate/loved one.

The inmates are not organized alphabetically by name or by identification number. Instead, they are organized by date incarcerated. An inmate’s offense and bond are shown on the jail’s roster, along with information about the date and time interned and the prisoner’s ID number.

Charges for inmates on the roster range from domestic violence to possession of a controlled substance. Bail is commonly in the thousands of dollars.

Press Releases

The jail currently has a press releases page, which can be viewed here. The jail stocks the press release page unusually well, giving information about crimes, arrests, and manhunts. The releases are organized by date-of-release, from the top of the page to the bottom.

DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office

The jail is overseen by the DeKalb County Sheriff’s office, which has a station down the road from the jail. The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office services the surrounding area of DeKalb County. It is currently headed by Sheriff Nick Welden.

Crime Map

The Sheriff’s Department offers a crime map, so citizens can view areas of high crime. The crime map can be found here.

Most Wanted

The Sheriff’s Office also currently hosts a most wanted page. The page does not currently have anyone on it. In the event that the Sheriff was to list a warrant for someone, they would appear on the page.

Jail Page

The Sheriff’s Department features a jail page, which can be accessed here. The site provides information about the jail to interested parties. This includes information about funds received for housing inmates, work crews, and a host of other jail-related activities. The information on the page can be found throughout the section below.

General Information

The jail houses inmates who have been awaiting a trial at the State of Alabama’s Department of Corrections, or have been sentenced to serve an allotted time of one year or less.

The jail services a large area, offering housing for inmates arrested in Fort Payne, Fyffe, Sylvania, Rainsville, Geraldine, Henagar, Collinsville, Crossville, Powell, Valley Head, and Hammondville.

The jail receives $47 per day fr housing inmates, all of which is funneled back in into the county’s law enforcement budget.

The corrections division sees around 2800 inmates pass through its doors annually. The jail maintains an average population of 285. The jail hosts 46 staff members, who are headed by Chief Jail Administrator David Smith.

The jail states its dedication to providing a safe and secure environment for both inmates and visitors. It wants to provide inmates with a stable foundation for post-jail life.


The jail is fully modernized, boasting healthcare services geared toward prisoner well-being. The jail wants to foster health in prisoners, so they offer an on-site medical unit staffed by a registered nurse and a part-time contracted medical doctor.

The doctor’s name is Doctor Robert Theakston. He is also a certified law enforcement officer.


The jail has video terminals set up for visitation. This is to avoid the introduction and spread of the COVID-19 virus within the facility. The jail has a number of regulations for visitors, some of which are listed below:

Each inmate is limited to three visitors per visit, and each visit is limited to 30 minutes. For loved ones wanting to arrange a visit, visits can be set up by going to the Sheriff’s Office and setting it up on a kiosk. Loved ones can also set up visitation on The kiosks for setting up an appointment are located in the Sheriff’s office, and all visitors must set up an appointment before having a visit.


The detention center plays host to two inmate work crews and keeps an additional crew for extra work. One of the work crew’s jobs is to clean up DeKalb County roadways. The crew travels many miles to clean up the garbage on the roadways, clearing more than 1,000 pounds of garbage every day.

The work crews also maintain county property by mowing lawns and doing an assortment of miscellaneous tasks. Inmates perform these tasks at a variety of locations, including the County Commission Office, the DeKalb County Courthouse, and the DeKalb County Library.

Inmate workers also maintain the Sheriff’s Office and jail property, inside and out. The jail only uses non-violent offenders for work details.


The sheriff’s department associated with the jail also has a number of frequently asked questions available for review on its FAQ. The Office provides this service to the public to inform them about law enforcement matters.

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