Perry County Jail

The Perry County Jail (aka the James Hood Detention Facility) is located in Marion, Alabama and is operated by the Perry 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 Perry County. 

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

The Perry County Jail currently books approximately 1,000 inmates into the facility annually. With an average daily population of 46.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visits at the Perry County Jail are conducted in person behind plexi-glass or on a televised screen from another location. Leave all personal belongings, except for your state ID in your vehicle. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and guardians must provide proof of their guardianship.

Call 334-683-6534 for additional rules regarding Perry County Jail visitation.

Dress Code

Your visit may be denied if you do not follow the dress code.

  • Revealing/see-through clothing is prohibited.
  • Shorts and skirts should reach mid-thigh.
  • Sleeves should be at least half-way to your elbow.
  • No clothing is allowed with a gang affiliation, a display of drugs, weapons, or profanity, or anything obscene.

Physical Address

Perry County Jail
202 Pickens Street
Marion, AL 36756

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General Phone Number

334-683-6534 or

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Perry County Jail
Inmate Name
PO Box 157
Marion, AL 36756

How to Call an Inmate

You can't call an inmate who is housed at the Perry County Jail, but they do have access to phones in their cell blocks. Inmates can make collect calls during daytime hours.

How to Send Money

When inmates are booked into the Perry 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 can visit the jail lobby to put money into an inmate's account, or they can visit and use a debit or credit card.

Programs For Inmates

This information is not publicly available.

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Careers at Perry County Jail

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