Autauga County Metro Jail

The Autauga County Metro Jail in Alabama houses individuals who have been arrested by the county’s municipal police departments -- including the City of Prattville and Town of Autaugaville -- as well as the Autauga County Sheriff's Department, which is the primary law enforcement agency for the unincorporated area of Autauga County. 

This includes the Towns of Autaugaville and Billingsley, along with other populated communities: Pine Level, Marbury, Booth, White City, Jones, Evergreen, Kingston, Pentecost, Mulberry, and Independence. 

The Corrections Division of the Autauga County Sheriff’s Office is also responsible for housing incarcerated people who are awaiting trial, or have been sentenced to serve time in the county facility.  

The Corrections Division processes approximately 3,400 inmates in and out of the jail annually, and maintains an average population of 160.  

Inmates at Autauga Metro are allowed three white t-shirts, three pairs of white socks, and three pairs of white underwear. Female inmates are also permitted three sports bras. If there is any wire in the bra, it will not be accepted.  

Within the first seven days of the inmate's incarceration, these items can be dropped off at the front desk by family members or friends. All items must have the inmate's name written in permanent ink on each piece.  

If the inmate has been in the jail longer than seven days, he/she must purchase these items from the commissary.

All personal hygiene products must be purchased from the commissary.  If deemed indigent inmates are accommodated with an indigent package.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visiting hours at the Autauga County Metro Jail are as follows:

Saturday Visitation Schedule
POD 5                          8:30 am - 9:30 am
POD 6                          9:30 am - 10:30 am
POD 7                          10:30 am - 11:30 am
POD 8                          11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Isolation/holding       12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Sunday Visitation Schedule
POD 11                        1:30 am - 12:30 pm
POD 2                          12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
POD 4                          1:40 pm - 2:30 pm
POD 3*                         2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
*Inmate Workers Scheduled Visitation

General Visiting Rules

Visitors should sign in 15 minutes prior to the visit. No one under the age of 16 is allowed to visit an inmate at the Autauga County Metro Jail. All visitors MUST be on the inmate’s visitation list -- which is changed on the 1st day of every month -- and they must have a valid photo ID in order to visit.  NO ID…NO VISITATION!  NO EXCEPTIONS!!!

Inmates in the general population are permitted one thirty-minute visit during the appropriate time each week. Each inmate is allowed up to four visitors at one time. Family and friends are urged to coordinate the time they plan to visit because once the inmate has been up for his/her visitation, they will not be allowed another visit and the visitation time will not be extended for family/friends that arrive late.  

When in the visiting area, inmate family and friends must stay in the station of the person they are visiting. If a visitor is caught going from one station to another, they will be asked to leave and not be able to visit their family or friend again while they are incarcerated in the Autauga Metro Jail.  

CELL PHONES AND CAMERAS ARE PROHIBITED INSIDE THE AUTAUGA METRO JAIL.  If you are found in possession of one you will be banned from the Jail and asked to leave.

Visitors who have been convicted of drug charges and were incarcerated at the Autauga Metro Jail for that conviction are not allowed to visit with any inmate. Persons who have been incarcerated in the Autauga Metro Jail or currently on probation will not be allowed to visit for 5 years from the date of the conviction or incarceration, (active probation NOT allowed to visit).

Physical Address

Autauga Metro Jail
136 N. Court Street
Prattville, AL 36067

Driving Directions:

General Phone Number

(334) 361-2600

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Autauga Metro Jail
Inmate name
136 N. Court Street
Prattville, AL 36067

If the envelope does not have a complete return address and the inmate cannot provide one within three days, the envelope and contents will be shredded. This also pertains to pictures.  

Mail that has been written in colors other than blue or black ink, or pencil will be rejected.  Cards and letters that have glitter, recordings, markers, crayons, lipstick, lip gloss, perfume, stickers, highlighters, white out, copies, cash, personal checks, extra stamps, extra envelopes, extra paper, paper/booklet clippings and magazine pages or clippings will be rejected.

Picture Policy

Inmates may have a maximum of five pictures total in his/her cell at any time.  Pictures received after the limit had been reached will be rejected and the mail will be returned to the sender.  

Letters/cards with a picture copied onto it, pictures on copy paper and pictures with inappropriate clothing or pose will be returned to the sender. 

Book Policy

Books for inmates can be ordered and shipped from Book-A-Million or Barnes & Noble. When ordering books they must be shipped only by the company.  Books CAN NOT contain Gang affiliation, or Sexual content. Only two books a month are allowed per inmate.

How to Call an Inmate

You can't call an inmate at the Autauga County Jail, but they do have access to phones and are allowed to make outgoing calls. 

If you are having trouble receiving calls from an inmate at Autauga Metro Jail, or wish to block calls, check with your telephone service provider, AMTEL 1-800-849-6081, or contact the Jail Administration (334) 361-2600.

How to Send Money

Commissary money in the form of a money order is accepted at the front desk from 8am – 12pm and 1pm – 5pm Monday through Friday (no exceptions). You can also mail the money order to the inmate via snail mail.

You may use cash or credit/debit cards at any time by using the ATM machine located in the front lobby of the Autauga Metro Jail. The fee for the use of the ATM is $1.50 per transaction for cash and 10% fee for credit/debit cards.  

Commissary money can also be added to an inmate's account at any time using  Select the "Start Deposit" option, then choose the United States, Alabama, then Autauga and look up your inmate by name.

Programs For Inmates

The Sheriff of Autauga County allows the Autauga Metro Jail to run an inmate work release program.  Inmates on work release and the approved employer must abide by a number of rules. Including,

  • Inmates are picked up no earlier than 6:00 am and must be brought back by the employer no later than 6:00 pm.  The employer representative who signed the inmate out must come and sign the inmate back in.
  • Inmates must be on the job site at all times and must be supervised by a company employee of good standings. 
  • The employer is responsible for the inmate while signed out on work release. 
  • The employer or work release inmate is responsible for furnishing work clothes, protective clothing, safety equipment or any other items that may be needed on the job.
  • Work release inmates are not allowed to visit with family or friends while on a job, and will not come in contact with any of their criminal victims in any way.
  • Inmates will be paid weekly the minimum Federal wage for every hour they are on the job. Autauga County keeps 20% of earnings and the inmate receives the remainder.  Work release inmates must use money earned to pay fines, costs and restitution (if applicable).

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