Cullman County Detention Center

The Cullman County Detention Center is located in Cullman, Alabama and can house a maximum of 326 inmates. This facility is operated by the Coosa County Sheriff's Department, and holds inmates who have been arrested by local county or municipal law enforcement. 

This facility houses pre-trial felony defendants and those convicted of misdemeanor offenses in the county district courts. The Cullman County Detention Facility also provides detention services for all municipalities in Cullman County and the U.S. Marshals Service in the Northern District of Alabama.  

There are three primary housing units for male inmates and two primary housing units for female inmates at Cullman County Detention Center. The facility is also designed with several temporary holding cells to hold and observe those in custody during booking procedures and to monitor them in the immediate hours after their arrest.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Please contact the Cullman County Detention Center directly for visiting information.

Physical Address

Cullman County Detention Center
1900 Beech Ave SE
Cullman, AL 35055

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Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Cullman County Detention Center
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1900 Beech Ave SE
Cullman, AL 35055

Packages for inmates are not accepted through the mail by the Cullman County Detention Center.

How to Call an Inmate

You can't call an inmate who is housed at the Cullman County Detention Center, but they do have access to phones and are allowed to make outgoing calls. 

Inmate telephone services at the Cullman County Detention Center are provided by NCIC Inmate Communications. Friends and family members can set up and fund prepaid collect accounts by visiting or by calling 1-800-943-2189.

How to Send Money

During the booking process at Cullman County Detention Center, a commissary account is set up for each inmate. If the inmate has money in their possession during the booking process, the money will be taken and placed into their inmate commissary account.

You can add money to an inmate's account at the Cullman County Detention Center by using the kiosk in the jail lobby, which accepts cash, debit, & credit cards. You can also add funds online at

Inmates have the option to order snacks, drinks, personal hygiene items, stationary items, and some clothing.

Programs For Inmates

Work Release

The Cullman County Detention Center has an active work-release program for both male and female inmates. Inmates who participate in work release have been vetted and classified as suitable candidates for the program.

Inmates who qualify for the work release programs are housed in dormitory-type facilities with bunk beds. The work-release program allows sentenced defendants to go into the community in the Cullman area and have gainful employment with various employers.

Work release allows inmates to earn an income, which pays for their housing, food, and clothing while incarcerated. Additionally, the money they earn is used to pay off court-ordered costs, fines, fees, etc...

Work release allows the inmate to develop skills and sometimes a trade. Often, inmates go on to obtain full-time employment with these participating businesses upon their release, which lowers the rate of recidivism.

Trash Detail

Inmates in the custody of the Cullman County Sheriff’s Office work year-round, weather permitting, to keep the highways of Cullman County clean of trash and litter. Four nonviolent inmates work under a Cullman County Sheriff’s Deputy to remove tons of trash and litter (paper, bottles, clothes, tires, tarps, etc.)

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Careers at Cullman County Detention Center

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