Monroe County Jail

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

Inmates are incarcerated for crimes ranging from a violation of misdemeanors to felonies. The Monroe 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

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Visiting Hours and Rules

The Monroe County Jail offers both onsite and virtual visits online. Inmates are allowed two 25-minutes visits each week. The visiting hours are:

  • Monday to Friday: 7.30 am to 9 pm
  • Weekends: 7.30 am to 2.30 pm

Please call the Monroe County Jail to schedule your visit, or to get more visiting information.

Physical Address

Monroe County Jail
160 Wilcox St.
Monroeville, AL 36460

Driving Directions:

General Phone Number

(251) 575-2635

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Monroe County Jail
Inmate Name
160 Wilcox St.
Monroeville, AL 36460

Friends and family can send reading materials to their inmate, but they must be received directly from a publisher or bookstore. Books, magazines, or newspapers received from any other source will not be delivered to the inmate. 

Reading Materials

Inmates are allowed to keep the following reading materials in their possession:

3 – books
2 – magazines
2 – newspapers (subscription)
1 – Bible or Koran

How to Call an Inmate

You can't call an inmate who is housed at the Monroe County Jail, but they do have access to phones during daytime hours to make outgoing collect calls. When you receive that first call from your inmate, you will get the option of setting up a phone account.

How to Send Money

Friends and family can put money on an inmate's books at the Monroe County Jail by visiting and using a debit or credit card. It can also be done by phone by calling the toll free number at 1-866-394-0490, or by using the website

Programs For Inmates

This information is not publicly available.

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Careers at Monroe 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 Monroe County Jail, click here.