Pickens County Jail

The Pickens County Jail is located in Carrollton, Alabama and is operated by the Pickens 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 Pickens County. 

Inmates are incarcerated for crimes ranging from a violation of misdemeanors to felonies. The Pickens 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 Pickens County Jail, click here.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visiting hours at the Pickens County Jail are Monday through Friday (except holidays and court days) between 9:00 am and 11:00 am and 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm.

The Pickens County Detention Facility's visitation procedure is designed so that the visitor will not have to wait to visit. Appointments for visitation must be made at least 24 hours in advance by calling 205-367-2006. If you have not made an appointment there is no visit. 

Every inmate has a visitation list that includes three family members and one minister, but only two family members are allowed to visit per session. 

You must be on the inmate's visitation list in order to make a visit appointment. Each inmate is allowed two 30-minute visits per month.

Visiting Rules

The jail does a background check on all visitors. They will need to provide their Social Security Number to the Detention Center prior to visiting and must sign into the visitor's log.

All Visitors (18 years of age or older) must have a valid state or federal ID card or driver's license with photograph and a current address.

Anyone who has been incarcerated before in a prison, jail, or other detention facility will not be approved for visitation.

Visitors are not allowed to bring any items into the Pickens County Jail when visiting an inmate. Purses, bags, mobile phones, recording devices, keys, writing instruments, weapons, etc. are prohibited and must be secured in the visitor's vehicle. 

Keys may be left with the secretaries in the front office. Tobacco products are not allowed during visits. Visitors will not be allowed to bring food or drinks into the visitation area.

Visitor's personal property is subject to search and seizures. Visitors may not give anything to an inmate. No packages, mail, or photographs may be left for an inmate.

Visitors who appear to be under the influence who display unruly behavior are not permitted to visit and are subject to arrest.

Physical contact between the inmate and the visitor is NOT allowed.

Dress Code

  • No revealing and/or see-through clothing.
  • No sleeves shorter than halfway down the upper arm.
  • No halter-tops.
  • No swimwear.
  • No spandex or tights without shorts/skirt.
  • No dress/skirts/shorts above mid-thigh.
  • No clothing displaying obscene or offensive language, drawings, or gang affiliations.
  • No sleepwear.
  • Any other clothing that may be deemed unacceptable will not be permitted.
  • Undergarments must be worn.

Physical Address

Pickens County Jail
188 Cemetery Street
Carrollton, Alabama 35447

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/jWaNSoKLZ5APW8ms8

General Phone Number

(205) 367-2000 main line
(205) 367-2006 visitation appointments

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Pickens County Jail
Inmate Name
P O Box 226
Carrollton, Alabama 35447

Inmates in the Pickens County Detention Center are not allowed to receive regular letters and envelopes, they may receive pre-stamped postcards only.

How to Call an Inmate

You can't call an inmate who is housed at the Pickens County Jail, but they do have access to phones in their cell blocks. Inmates can make calls between 7:00 am and 10:00 pm.

Once a person has completed the booking process at the Pickens County Jail, he or she is allowed to make a collect telephone call in order to secure counsel, bond, or notify family and friends of their incarceration. Family and friends must be willing to accept the charges.

After booking into the jail, inmates have three days to provide telephone numbers for use in the phone system (which can be changed every three months). 

Calls are limited to 15 minutes.Inmates may place normal collect calls or they may use the Securus prepaid phone account service. All calls are recorded.

If you receive a call from an inmate, you will be given the option of accepting the call, hanging up, blocking all calls from the inmate, or blocking all calls from any inmates in the Pickens County Detention Facility. Simply follow the phone prompts.

Prepaid Phone Accounts

The Pickens County Detention Facility uses Securus Technologies. Friends and family members may set up a Prepaid account by calling Securus at 1-800-844-6591 or by visiting their web site at www.securustech.net.

Securus offers three different prepaid phone services at Pickens County Jail: AdvanceConnect, Direct Bill, and Inmate Debit.

An AdvanceConnect account is a friends and family-owned prepaid calling account. This allows you to receive collect calls from inmates and have the call charges deducted automatically from the prepaid balance of your AdvanceConnect calling account. 

A Direct Bill account allows you to receive collect calls from inmates and have the charges billed directly to you each month from Securus Correctional Billing Services.

Inmate Debit is an inmate-owned prepaid calling account used by inmates to pay for their own telephone calls.

How to Send Money

When inmates are booked into the Pickens 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 to add money on an inmate's books in person.

Or, they can visit www.jailatm.com and use a debit or credit card.

Programs For Inmates

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Careers at Pickens County Jail

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