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County History:  

Cherokee county was born in January 1836 and was named for the American Indians who resided there.  Cherokee Chief Pathkiller, lived in what is now the county seat in Centre.  It wasn’t until 2011 that Centre, which is centrally located, began to allow the sale of alcoholic beverages.  Until that time, it was a dry city.  

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Visiting Hours

Visitation for inmates are at the following times:

Unit 1 – Sunday   from 1:00PM – 3:00PM

Unit 2 – Saturday from 1:00PM – 3:00PM

Unit 3 – Sunday   from 8:00AM – 10:00AM

Unit 4 – Saturday from 7:30 – 9:30 AM

Unit 5 – Saturday from 9:30AM – 11:00AM

Unit 6 – (Female Inmates) Saturday from 3:00PM – 5:00PM

Trustee Visitation – Sunday from 3:00PM – 5:00PM

Holding/Medical Infirmary inmates – Saturday from 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Each inmate will receive one, twenty minute visit a week unless there is a security issue.  All visitors must provide a valid ID upon request.

Sending mail to Inmates

Inmates receive their mail daily. All incoming and outgoing mail is inspected for contraband. Letters, cards, post cards with up to 5 pictures maximum.  Pictures can be no larger than 5×7. Incoming and outgoing mail is to have no profanity, stickers, or graffti on the outside of the envelope.  Any correspondence between inmates in this facility or another Correctional Facility is PROHIBITED.

Sending funds to inmates

The Cherokee County Detention Center accepts funds for inmate commissary two different ways.  One, by adding funds to the Trinity Cashier machine in the lobby of the Sheriff’s Office which accepts CASH ONLY.  The other is WWW.SMARTDEPOSIT.COM  or by phone at 1-866-394-0490 You will only need the inmates full name and location to set up an account to add funds.

Money may also be added to an inmate’s telephone account two different ways.  One, by adding funds to the Telmate Cashier machine in the lobby of the Sheriff’s Office, which accepts cash, credit or debit cards or go to WWW.GETTINGOUT.COM or call 1-866-516-0115.

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Bail and Bail Bondsmen

The Cherokee County Detention Center accepts the following types of bail bonds:

  • Property – All property bonds require 2 signatures. Each signature must have property equal to the amount of the bond each, and cannot have mortgaged property.
  • Cash Bond – Must be paid in full at the Cherokee County Circuit Clerk’s Office.
  • Bonding Company – Bonding Companies must be licensed in Cherokee County to make bonds.  Most companies charge 10% of the bond amount to make the bail for inmates.

Licensed Bonding Companies in Cherokee County are:

  • Big Boy’s Bail Bonds – (256) 543-8376           
  • AAA/Eagle Bonding – (256) 927-2245
  • Goodfellas Bonding – (256) 266-1044

Bail Bonds may be made at any time, 7 days a week, except for the following times:

5AM – 7AM

11AM – 1PM

5PM – 7PM

Note* All Inmates on the Jail Roster who have a bond amount of zero, can only be released from Jail the following ways:

Cherokee County Jail Address: 110 Cedar Bluff Rd, Centre, AL 35960

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