Marion County Jail

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

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

  • Persons who have been charged with a crime 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

To check a current inmate roster, click here

Clothing for new inmates

Family members or friends can bring clothing items for new inmates into the Marion County Jail on Tuesdays and Saturdays between the hours of 8:00 AM and 3:00 PM. All clothing items must be new in the packaging and must be white or gray. 

New inmates must receive clothes within five days of their arrest. After someone has been incarcerated for more than five days, no clothes will be accepted. 

Please note that the only items that are allowed into the Marion County Jail are as follows: 

Male Inmates                                                             Female Inmates
3 pair underwear                                                        3 pair underwear
3 pair socks                                                                 3 pair socks
1 pair sweatpants or shorts                                     1 pair sweatpants or shorts
1 Plain Sweatshirt - No Hoodies or Zippers           1 Plain Sweatshirt - No Hoodies or Zippers
1 T-Shirt                                                                         1 T-Shirt
                                                                                         2 Bras - No wire

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Onsite and offsite video visits are available with inmates at Marion County Jail through NCIC Inmate Communications. Family and friends can set up a visitation account at

You MUST have a video visitation account to schedule a visit.

For questions about setting up a video visit, click here.

All visitors at the Marion County Jail must present a valid photo ID. Anyone wishing to sign in for Sunday Visitation MUST present a valid government issued ID. Acceptable forms are: state issued Driver License, state issued Non-Driver Identification, military ID, current work ID, or valid passports. You will not be allowed to visit without proper identification.

Physical Address

Marion County Jail
280 Winchester Dr.
Hamilton, AL 35570

Driving Directions:

General Phone Number

(205) 921-7433

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Marion County Jail
Inmate Name
P.O. Box 1387
Hamilton, AL 35570

Inmates must purchase stamps, envelopes, writing paper, etc.. from the commissary. Which means you can't send these items in inmate mail.

All incoming mail and outgoing mail must be on a plain white postcard (except legal mail, three photos, and money orders). Any other mail received in envelopes will be returned to the sender. 

Any mail that has been sprayed with scents (perfume or cologne) or chemicals, color cards, etc. will also be returned to the sender. 

The following are NOT allowed on postcards/mail: stickers, newspaper clippings, computer printouts, cards of any kind (Birthday, Anniversary, etc.). 

If the postcard contains profanity or sexually explicit content, it will be returned to the sender. If any of these are included, the postcard/mail will not be passed on to the inmate. 

All mail must have a complete return address. Any mail without a return address will be discarded. This is for the safety and security of the jail. 

Do not put any labels, mailing labels, or any other items that stick to the postcard. This is due to people sending drugs and contraband hidden under the labels.

How to Call an Inmate

You can't call an inmate who is housed at the Marion County Jail, but they do have access to phones in their cell blocks. With phone services provided by NCIC.

If you missed a call from NCIC, that means someone was trying to contact you from the Marion County Jail. To receive calls, you will need to add funds to your account. For more information, click here.

How to Send Money

Friends and family can put money on an inmate's books by using the kiosk in the Lobby which accepts cash, debit, & credit cards or online at  Money Orders are accepted, but you must mail those directly to the inmate at the Marion County Jail.

For more information about sending money to your inmate, please contact the jail directly.

Programs For Inmates

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Pictures of Marion County Jail

Careers at Marion County Jail

If you are interested in a career with the Sheriff's Department and would like more information about the job openings at the Marion County Jail, click here.