St. Clair County Jail

The St. Clair County Sheriff's Office in Alabama operates two county jails, one in Pell City and another in Ashville. These facilities are the primary detention centers for all law enforcement agencies in St. Clair County. 

Currently, the new Pell City Jail is under construction and there are no inmates being housed in Pell City. 

Inmates are incarcerated for crimes ranging from a violation of misdemeanors to felonies. The St. Clair County Jails house:

  • 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
  • ICE detainees
  • The Ashville location also houses juveniles in the Juvenile Detention Facility

To see a current inmate roster for the St. Clair County Jails, click here

How to bond someone out of the St. Clair County Jail

The court determines what kind of bond is set for each inmate, as well as the amount. The three types of bonds are property, surety, and cash.

Property Bonds:

Property Bonds must be made at the St. Clair County Sheriff's Office in either Ashville or Pell City. Property bonds are approved by the Sheriff. A defendant can't use their own property on a property bond.

Misdemeanor Charges- One signer if there is ONLY one property owner listed on the deed/tax records. (whoever is listed as the property owner on the deed/tax record will be required to sign the bond.) 

Felony Charges- Two property owners are required on ALL felony bonds. They may both be listed on the deed/tax record as the owner of one piece of property. 

All property owners/signers must be present with proper id when signing a bond. All property that the sheriff will approve must be located in St. Clair County. Property value must meet the bond amount.

Surety Bond:

You can use a bondsman that is licensed in St. Clair County. There is a bail bond transmittal fee that must be paid to the Circuit Clerk's Office. The fee is $35.00 and must be paid in cash. No checks.

The bonding company will charge the arrested person certain fees for this service in order to be released from custody. Those fees are non- refundable and are not applied to any fines, costs, or restitution that may later be ordered by the court.

Cash Bonds:

An arrested person (or someone acting on his/her behalf) may post the entire bond amount in cash, which is held by the court pending disposition of the criminal case.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visitation is by appointment only.  All visitation appointments can be made by calling the Ashville Jail at 205-594-2149, Monday- Friday between 8am and 8pm. 

Visitation occurs on Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. and resumes at 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M., after lunch is served to all inmates.

Physical Address

St. Clair County Jail - Pell City
1805 1st Avenue North
Pell City, Alabama 35125

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St. Clair County Jail - Ashville
162 6th Avenue
Ashville, Alabama 35953

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Inmate Mailing Address(es)

St. Clair County Jail
Inmate Name and Resident Number
219 7th Ave.
Ashville, AL 35953 

Inmate mail can only be on 3x5" metered postcards. Photos can be sent in a plain envelope marked photos. No letters allowed. All mail except legal mail will be searched.   

How to Call an Inmate

You can't call an inmate who is housed at the St. Clair County Jail, but they do have access to phones in their housing units (upon completion of the booking process) and can make outgoing collect calls.

How to Send Money

When inmates are booked into the St. Clair 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. 

Inmate Commissary deposits can be made at either jail through the lobby kiosk, by phone 866-516-0115 or online at Choose option "Inmate Trust". 

Inmate phone deposits may be made using the same methods. Choose option "prepaid". No cash can be left at the jail. Questions about this policy call Karen Thompson at 205-594-2509.

Another option for sending money is to visit

Programs For Inmates

This information is not publicly available.

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Careers at St. Clair 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 St. Clair County Jail, click here.