Search for Inmates on the Jail Roster in Jefferson County AL. Results: Arrest Records, Mugshot, Charges, Bookings, Offense Dates, Offense Description, Related Incidents, Bail Amount, Warrants.

Jefferson County Jail

809 N. 21st Street

Birmingham, AL  35203


County History:   

Jefferson county declared bankruptcy in 2011 after falling $4.2 billion in debt.  The expenses were related to a massive sewer project and investigators identified corruption among several officials.  So, Birmingham, Jefferson county’s seat is known for two things, the largest Chapter 9 municipal bankruptcy in the US (until 2013 when another state took over) and it is the largest populated county in the state.  Named for President Thomas Jefferson, the county was established in 1819.  The area has a history of racial tensions.   

County Population:  659,479

Area Code(s):  205

Jail Website:  

County Sheriff:  Mike Hale, 205-325-5700

2200 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Blvd

Birmingham, AL  35203

Deputy Sheriff:  Unknown

Chief of Police:  Refer to Sheriff Hale

Police Department:  Refer to Sheriff Hale

County Clerk:  Unknown

Inmate Search Instructions:  

Visiting Hours:  

The visitation period for the Birmingham Jail is from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm on the following schedule (based on the first initial of the inmate’s last name)

  •            Mondays A, B, C
  •           Tuesdays D, E, F, G
  •           Wednesdays H, I, J, K, L
  •          Thursday M, N, O, P, Q
  •          Friday R, S, T
  •          Saturday U, V, W, X, Y, Z

 The visitation period for the Bessemer Jail is as follows:

A-G Saturday 8:00 am to 11:00 pm

H-Q Saturday 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

R-Z Sunday 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Sending mail to Inmates:  

Letters to inmates enclosed in an envelope will not be accepted.  All written incoming inmate mail, with the exception of legal mail, must be on a metered postcard and addressed to the inmate using their full name, date of birth, and jail number.


James Doe   DOB 01/01/1980   Inmate # 123456

Jefferson County Jail

809 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd North

Birmingham, AL 35203

Incoming mail must have a return address which includes the sender’s full name, street address, city, state, and zip code.

Sending funds to inmates:  

  • Money Orders should be payable to the inmate, placed in an envelope and dropped in the box at the facility.  On the envelope, be sure to record:  
  • Inmate name
  • Name of the sender
  • Amount of the money order
  • Inmate’s JCID number (if known)
  • Money will be posted to the inmate’s account the next business day
  • By Computer –, please note that fees will be assessed and are based on the deposit amount up to $300
  • By Phone – (866) 345-1884, Bilingual agents available 24/7, please note that fees will be assessed and are based on the deposit amount up to $300
  • Lobby Kiosk:  Located in the lobby at the Birmingham & Bessemer facilities
  • Kiosk accepts cash only ($5.00 bills or larger)
  • It will not accept credit or debit cards
  • There is a convenience fee for cash deposits of $3 and the fee will be deducted from the deposit amount
  • The person making the deposit must know the Inmate’s Jacket Number and their Full and Correct Name
  • A receipt will be issued from the kiosk to the person depositing the funds.  Deposits can be made at either kiosk location for any inmate located in the Birmingham & Bessemer facilities
  • Deposits made by the use of the kiosk are immediately credited to the inmate’s account

Working at Jefferson County:  

Sex Offender Search:  

Bail and Bail Bondsmen

There are four approved methods of making someone’s bond.  In most cases you can either make a:

Cash bond

Property bond

Have an approved bonding company post the bond

Jefferson County Jail Address: 809 21st St N, Birmingham, AL 35234

Please Share Your Experiences Visiting Or Staying In This Facility