Morgan County Jail

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

Inmates are incarcerated for crimes ranging from a violation of misdemeanors to felonies. The Morgan 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 see a current inmate roster for the Morgan County Jail, click here

Inmate Property

Inmate property can be picked up Monday-Friday between 6:00pm and 4:00am or anytime on Saturday and Sunday.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

ALL visits at the Morgan County Jail are video visits, and they are available online at You can also use the JailFunds APP available in your APP store. Visits are not available in the lobby at the Morgan County Jail.

You can also visit to send money, schedule a visit, send a message, purchase an e-cig for your inmate, or add money to the inmate's phone account.

Physical Address

Morgan County Jail
119 Lee St. NE
Decatur, AL 35601

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Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Morgan County Jail
Inmate Name
119 Lee St. NE
Decatur, AL 35601

All written incoming inmate mail must be on a rectangular postcard that is no larger than 5” x 7”. All mail (excluding legal mail) is searched at an undisclosed location before it is passed out to the inmates.

The following postcards with any of the following items or features will be rejected:

  • Any postcard that is larger than 5"x7'
  • Materials that depicts, describes, or encourages activities that could lead to physical violence or group disruption 
  • Information regarding escape plots, plans to commit illegal activities or to violate Morgan County Detention Facility rules of facility guidelines
  • Information regarding the production of drugs or alcohol.
  • Sexually explicit materials
  • Threats, extortion, obscenity, or gratuitous profanity
  • Anything of monetary value
  • Any items attached to the postcards such as, but not limited to: extra stamps, stickers, pictures, additional postcards
  • Items that are sprayed with cologne, perfume, or any type of liquid substance.
  • Violates legal or postal regulations
  • Any messages written in code or containing coded messages
  • Correspondence containing contraband
  • Gang affiliated materials
  • Mail from other inmates in the jail or those housed in other Correctional Facilities

Photos and Publications

The Morgan County Jail allows a ONE TIME envelope -- with no other correspondence -- containing up to five photos that are no larger than 4” x 6” in size. Photos may be rejected if they violate any of the rules listed above.

Publications that are mailed to the jail will be placed into the jail library.

How to Call an Inmate

You can't call an inmate who is housed at the Morgan County Jail, but they do have access to phones in their cell blocks. Inmates can make collect calls during daytime hours. You can set up a phone account at or contact ICS Customer Care at 888.506.8407.

How to Send Money

When inmates are booked into the Morgan County Jail, the cash that they have on them is placed into an account at the Sheriff’s Office that allows them to purchase items from the jail commissary. Friends and Family members may place money in the kiosk in the MCSO Lobby.

Friends and family can put money on an inmate's books at the Morgan County Jail by visiting and using a debit or credit card. 

You can also visit to send money, schedule a visit, send a message, purchase an e-cig for your inmate, or add money to the inmate's phone account. The maximum amount you can deposit is $300.

Programs For Inmates

This information is not publicly available.

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Careers at Morgan 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 Morgan County Jail, click here.