The Corrections Division of the Chilton County Sheriff’s Office is commanded by Captain Trae Barfield and Assistant Warden Ann Davis who is responsible for the Care, Custody and Control of the inmates housed in the Chilton County Jail. The Facility is a 180 bed facility which houses local, county and state inmates of both pre-trial and convicted status. The jail is staffed by 25 highly trained correctional officers.
Line Officers and First-line Supervisors work 12-hour shifts for 24 hour coverage. Jail staff utilizes state-of-the-art video surveillance systems, telephones, intercoms, radios, computerized jail management and fingerprint systems.
Inmates are received and released 24 hours a day 365 days per year from the facility, located at 301 City Street Clanton, AL. Inmate care provided includes on-site medical, dental, and mental health services. General Population inmates are allotted one 30-minute visit per week. Disciplinary action or classification may affect visitation and/or telephone privileges. The inmate Commissary and telephone systems are provided by outside vendors.
Attorneys are authorized to enter the Chilton County Jail to visit their clients. Attorney visits may be face to face or conducted via telephone visitation. Any other accommodations may be made with authorization of Jail administration. Attorneys may only visit current clients and with business pertaining to the current incarceration.
Attorneys must show a valid government issued identification card and a valid Bar Card showing their ASB number prior to entering the Jail. Attorneys will not be granted access if their Bar Card is not up-to-date.
Attorneys visitation hours are 8:00am to 11:00am and 5:00pm to 7:00pm.
There are three methods in which bond can be posted for the release of an inmate from the Chilton County Jail:
Chilton County: Misdemeanor and felony bonds can be posted with the Circuit Clerk's Office Monday – Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm, excluding holidays, on the 3rd floor of the Courthouse or by calling (205) 755-4275.
PROPERTY BOND: A property bond is based on the tax assessment of real property owned by the person(s) attempting to secure an inmate's release.
Property bonds can be posted with at the Chilton County Jail 24hrs a day, 7 days a week. Property has to be 3(three) times the amount of the bond, and if the charge is a felony 2(two) property owners will have to sign the bond.
PROFESSIONAL BONDING COMPANY: Release may be made through a private bonding company approved by the Sheriff's Department. Any bond over $1,000,000 will have to be approved by Circuit Court during regular business hours.
Jail Ministry / Church Services:
Religious services are offered by the Jail Ministry Program. Jail ministry visits are conducted:
Tuesday and Thursday 6:30pm-8:00pm
Sundays 7:00am-9:00am and 6:30pm-8:00pm
A jail minister may not minister to any specific inmate. If an inmate wishes for their minister, religious leader, clergy, pastor, etc. to conduct ministry and they are not on the jail ministry’s list, that inmate must add that individual to their visitation list as a visitor and the visitation falls under standard Inmate Visitation. Baptisms are offered via jail ministry.
Inmate Mail and Mail Regulations
ALL incoming and outgoing inmate mail is subject to search. All incoming and outgoing mail must be properly addressed. Inmate's name, and address are all REQUIRED on all mail or it will be returned to sender. A valid return address is required on all incoming mail, if no return address is provided the incoming mail will be disposed of properly.
Inmates are allowed to keep the following reading materials in their possession at one time. They will not be allowed to have excess reading materials in their cell.
2 - Books
1 - Bible or Koran
Reading materials must be received directly from a publisher or bookstore. If an inmate has more reading material than what is allowed, it will be considered contraband and be disposed of properly.
The Following Items are not allowed to be received via the Mail:
Stickers and/labels are strictly prohibited from all incoming and outgoing mail.
Excluding the addresses on the front of the envelope, no other writings, doodling, or drawings are allowed on incoming and outgoing mail envelopes.
Holiday/Greeting/Birthday cards are accepted if the card does not contain any music/vocalizations or contain any device that utilizes any type of power source. Cards can not contain metal (including glitter), plastic, rope, or other hard material. Cards are not to be folded in any way that could hide contraband, or be larger than 9 X 12 inches.
Any items available on the store, (pens, paper, stamps, etc.) will not be accepted through the mail.
Reproductions of information protected by copyright law are forbidden.
Incoming correspondence incorrectly labeled or sent without benefit of a return address.
Any type of currency, checks, drafts, money orders, phone cards, or any forms of barter are not authorized.
No social security cards, driver's licenses, birth certificates, or any other forms of identification are authorized and are subject to destruction if mailed to an inmate.
No personal package of any type will be accepted.
The ONLY certified, priority, or express mail that will be accepted will be from an attorney or courts.
Anything that depicts or describes procedures for the construction of weapons, ammunition, bombs, chemical agents, or incendiary devices.
Any mail that contains materials that threaten physical harm, blackmail, or extortion.
Any mail "stained" or "perfumed" will be returned to the sender or destroyed.
Lipstick, lip gloss, crayon, marker, stickers, tape, corrective tape (white out), glitter pens, glue or paint are prohibited.
Maps and laminated materials are prohibited.
No bubble wrapped envelopes will be accepted.
Any materials or publications from or about persons or groups who advocate the restricting of rights of others.
Any materials considered to be of insightful or inflammatory natures that pose a risk to the safety and/or security of the facility.
The Chilton County Jail will exercise every opportunity to allow inmates to attend a funeral viewing of family members. While the need for closure is understood, certain interest of the Chilton County Jail may preclude inmates from attending the viewing of deceased relatives.
The following provides an outline of who is eligible and who is restricted from attending viewing services:
- Viewing attendance by inmate will only be for immediate family members—defined as mother, father, siblings, grandparents, and children of the inmate (natural or adopted).
- The viewing must be local, within Chilton County, AL.
- The viewing will be without any family members or friends present. Should anyone be present, other than funeral home staff, the visitation will be terminated and the inmate will be returned to the facility.
- Viewing will last no longer than twenty (20) minutes.
- The inmate cannot be charged with a violent crime.
- The bond amount will be taken into consideration by Jail Administration.
- The inmate must not be charged with trafficking or manufacturing of narcotics.
- The inmate’s criminal history and classification will be considered by Jail Administration.
- Jail Administration will review documented disciplinary history making that inmate a potential risk of escape, becoming disruptive, or uncooperative with orders.
- If an inmate does not have history of escape or failure to return a family member must contact the Jail Supervisor at (205) 755-1053 to provide information about an inmate attending funeral viewing services. Jail Administration reserves the right to deny any of the above conditions and/or what is in the best interest of the safety and security of the inmate, staff or facility.
Jail Property / Personal Property
Inmates booked into the Chilton County Jail, will have all their personal effects inventoried and stored.
We will not accept property of inmates other than pocket contents and the seasonal clothing the inmate is wearing. No extra clothes, baggage, suitcases, sea bags, tents or big storage bags will be accepted. Females may have a standard size purse.
Chilton County Jail stores inmate property for only 30 days. Any personal property held longer than 30 days will be disposed of and/or donated to a local charity. It is the inmate’s responsibility to contact a reliable individual to obtain his/her personal property. Family members may pick up property of housed inmates seven (7) days a week, 24 hours a day by coming to the Chilton County Jail at 301 City Street Clanton, Al. Any person attempting to pick up property must have a valid form of photo identification.
Exceptions to disposal are as follows:
Wallet and contents
Purse and contents
These items will be maintained in storage (inmate’s property bag) for housed inmates until release. Relatives of inmates being released from jail may bring clothing to the lobby of the facility for the inmate to change into once the inmate is released. The individual can change clothes in the restrooms located in the lobby area. Civilian clothing for inmates going to court (jury trial only) will be accepted at the Chilton County, Monday thru Friday, from 8:00am – 4:00pm. A contact person’s name and telephone number must accompany the property and once the inmate’s court case has ended, the clothing must be picked up within 10 business days. Failure to pick up clothes within 10 business days will result in clothes being donated to a local charity.
State sentenced inmates who have been ordered to the Department of Corrections may take ONLY the following to Kilby Correctional:
Any legal mail
Bible or Koran
One (1) inmate pen
All other materials and personal effects will be placed in storage. Inmates will wear jail shower shoes during transport. All personal effects left will be picked up by family members within 10 days from departure. Items left past the 10 day deadline will be donated to local charities. State inmates returning for court will be allowed to keep their under garments, socks and hygiene items ONLY. All other items will be placed in property.
If you have any questions, please call 205-755-1053.
Commissary orders are processed on Tuesday and Fridays at 8 am Tuesday 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 Tuesday & Friday in order for them to receive store.
Funds can be applied by:
The kiosk in the Lobby which accepts cash, debit, & credit cards
www.courtmoney.com or call 800-352-9870, you will need the following
1. Credit, Debit Card or Check
2. Inmate’s Name, Number
3. Form Number 5500
Money Orders are not accepted!
Once an inmate is released they can report to the Chilton County Sheriff’s Office, at the Chilton County Court House to collect any remaining funds in their commissary account. Checks are issued Monday thru Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm. No checks are issued on holidays or weekends. Identification is required.
Any order placed before an inmate’s release will be held for five (10) Business days. It is the responsibility to come during business hours and pick up that store. If the order is not picked up, it becomes property of the Chilton County Jail. NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN.
The Chilton County Jail, its staff and contractors Southern Health Partners will not discuss an inmate’s healthcare with any family or friends due to HIPPA laws. Southern Health Partners were approved through the Chilton County Commission.
Medications, eyeglasses, contacts, contact solution and other approved medical items can be dropped off or picked up from the Facility Monday – Friday 8:00am – 6:00pm. All items must be approved by Medical personnel and/or Jail Administration; all objects are subject to search.
Plea by Information:
Inmates who wish to plead guilty or "plea by information" must contact their attorney of record. If an inmate has not yet been appointed an attorney, the inmate must wait until an attorney is appointed.
Change of Plea:
All change of pleas must be handwritten and addressed to the specific court for your case.
72 Hour Hearing:
When booked into the Chilton County Jail the arresting agency may be required to obtain felony warrants through the Chilton County Magistrate Office. This process may take up to 48 hours. Once the warrant has been obtained, the inmate will be afforded a 72hr hearing in which they will be notified of their charges and bond. Only cases in district court will be afforded this type of hearing.
City Inmates: Clanton, Jemison, Thorsby and Maplesville
If arrested and charged through the City of Clanton, you must contact the City Magistrate located at the Clanton Police Dept. or call (205) 755-1194.
City of Jemison inmates must contact the City of Jemison Municipal court at (205)-688-4491 Monday Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm.
City of Thorsby inmates must contact the City of Thorsby Municipal court at (205) 646-3575
City of Maplesville inmates must contact the City of Maplesville Municipal court at (334) 366-4211
The Chilton County Jail does not determine release dates or provide this information to the public.
All phone calls from the Chilton County Jail, regardless of location, will be collect, pre-paid or credit card calls. Phone calls from the booking area are free. All calls are subject to monitoring and/or recording. Inmates will be provided PIN numbers in order to make phone calls.
The Chilton County Jail reserves the right to block phone numbers upon the owner's request due to harassing phone calls, misuse of the phone system (i.e. three-way calling), discussion of criminal activity, or based upon the security and safety of the facility. Any attempt to provide three way connections will result in permanent deactivation of the called number attempting to facilitate the three way connection and disciplinary action on the inmate involved. Phone services are provided through Securus and if there is a phone issue, you must contact the contracted telephone company at 800-844-6591.
Chilton County Jail Visitation begins on Monday and ends on Friday. Visitation appointments can be made by calling (205)755-1053 Monday - Friday from 3:00pm – 7:00pm the day prior to the actual visit. Visitation appointments are on a first come, first serve basis. Inmates are allowed up to four different visitors per visitation day. Once a visitor is on the list and given a visitation time, no changes will be made. Substitutions on visitation day will not be permitted for any reason. Visitors must arrive 10-15 minutes prior to scheduled visitation time.
Visitation begins at 1:00pm and is over at 3:00pm. Each visit will last for 30 minutes.
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 6 months. Failure to fill out the visitation card correctly will result in the inmate not receiving visitors. A maximum of four (4) 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. Inmates are responsible for informing their visitors of visitation regulations. The Chilton County Jail 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 15 years old may visit without being accompanied by a legal guardian. The Chilton County Jail reserves the right to terminate, suspend, or cancel visitation for the safety and security of the facility at any time without notice.
Visitors should always dress appropriate
No halter Tops
No Short Shorts
No transparent or revealing clothes
No Vulgar Clothing
No Cell Phones (on or off) are allowed in visitation.
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The Chilton County jail does not determine release dates or provide this information to the public.
Chilton County Jail address
301 City Street Clanton, Al 35045
Chilton County phone numbers
Main Line (205) 755-1053
Bonding Fax (205) 280-1580
Booking Fax 205-755-1011
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