Escambia County Jail

The Escambia County Jail is located in Brewton, Alabama and is operated by the Escambia County Sheriff's Department. This facility holds adult male and female inmates who have been arrested by local county or municipal law enforcement, and is the primary detention facility for all law enforcement agencies in Escambia County.

Inmates are incarcerated for crimes ranging from a violation to misdemeanors to felonies. The Escambia County Jail houses:

  • Inmates who have been charged and are awaiting trial
  • Those who have been arrested on warrants
  • Those who have been sentenced to the county jail for one year or less for a misdemeanor crime
  • Those who've been placed on hold by Alabama Probation and Parole
  • Inmates sentenced by municipal courts in the county
  • People who have been placed in the jail "on hold" by other agencies, and
  • Inmates who are waiting to be transferred to their assigned Alabama Department of Corrections facility.

The primary duty of the Escambia County Jail is to serve the community by providing a safe, secure facility where people are treated with dignity and respect and held accountable for their actions. 

Pre-trial confinement at the Escambia County Jail is not for punishment purposes. It is merely to assure that the arrestee appears in court at their scheduled time.

However, sentenced inmates are in the Escambia County Jail as punishment for their offenses.  The deputies and civilian staff are responsible for making productive use of the inmates' time while not inflicting further punishment upon them.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

The Escambia County Jail does not make the visiting hours and rules available to the public. For information about when you can visit your inmate at the Escambia County Jail, please contact the facility directly.

Physical Address

Escambia County Jail
316 Court St.
Brewton, AL 36426

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General Phone Number

(251) 809-0741

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Escambia County Jail
℅ Inmate name
316 Court St.
Brewton, AL 36426

All incoming and outgoing mail is processed through the United States Postal Service.

How to Call an Inmate

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

How to Send Money

During the booking process at Escambia County Jail, 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.

Friends and family can visit the Sheriff's Office lobby or go to to add money to an inmate's account.

Programs For Inmates

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Careers at Escambia County Jail

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