Frequently Asked Questions
Only authorized immediate family members- parents, grandparents, legal spouses, siblings, and children. The following persons will not be allowed to visit:
- Any person awaiting trial in any jurisdiction for a felony offense.
- Any person on furlough or pass from any correctional institution or rehab
- Any person released from jail/prison during the past 12 months
- Any person who is a co-defendant or victim of the inmate
- Any person who has an active warrant for their arrest
Inmates establish their visitation list when they are booked into the facility. Only in special circumstances will a change be made to an inmate’s visitation list once they have been booked in. The inmate is the only that can request a change to the list.
Visits are scheduled through the www.gettingout.com website for general population inmates. Inmates not listed on that website can be visited by scheduling via the visitation desk at (256) 241-8032. Under certain circumstances a special visit may be authorized by jail administration. If you would like to request a special visit please call the visitation desk.
- Inmates may receive publications as follows: New paperback or soft back books (no hardcover books) sent directly from the publisher Barnes and Noble to the jail.
- Books must be no larger than 9.5 x 6.5 inches. Inmates are allowed one book per month send directly from Barnes and Noble to the jail. The number of paperback books that inmates are allowed to have in possession is limited to four. Magazines and newspapers are a fire hazard and they are not allowed in the jail in accordance with fire department regulations and fire code.
- Books that contain lewd, obscene, or inflammatory books or photographs will not be permitted. Publications that are directed at revolutionary activities, advocate treason or civil disobedience will not be permitted in the facility. The Jail Administrator or designee reserves the right to refuse any book. Books that do not meet the standards of this facility will be destroyed or donated to charity.
The Calhoun County Jail personnel will not accept personal paperwork that needs to be signed by the inmate. This must be done utilizing the United Postal Service.
Only messages containing emergency information can be delivered to an inmate. Please contact the supervisor or administration if you have an emergency message (they are the only ones that can approve it).
The date an inmate is taken to prison is decided by the Alabama Department of Corrections. The Calhoun County Jail cannot give out transport information.We cannot give out information regarding an inmate’s monetary accounts. You will need to discuss this information with the inmate.