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Madison County Detention Facility

100 Northside Square

Huntsville, AL  35801

(256) 519-4800

 County History:   

No, this isn’t the Madison county in The Bridges of Madison County, that was in Iowa.  But, this Madison county, named in honor of President James Madison, who was the first president to visit the state of Alabama.  The county was established in 1808 and is considered the birthplace of Alabama.  The area was once known for its cotton production and textile mills until a group of rocket scientists arrived in the county in 1950.  They built the rocket that sent the first two Americans into space and the area boomed as thousands of jobs were open in the area.  Population jumps from about 73,000 to more than 350,000.  

County Population:  346,982

Area Code(s):  256, 938

Jail Website:  

County Sheriff:  Blake L. Dorning, (256) 532-3412,

Deputy Sheriff:  David K. Jernigan, Chief Deputy, (256) 532-3412

Chief of Police:  Refer to Sheriff Dorning

Police Department:  Refer to Sheriff Dorning

County Clerk:  Unknown

Inmate Search Instructions:  

Visiting Hours:  Main Facility Visitation:

 Housing 1 and 2: Units A – K:  These units receive visitation on Wednesday 0800 to 1430 hrs.

 Tower Facility: 

  • L-Floor Tuesdays   8:00am – 4:00pm
  • M-Floor Mondays   8:00am – 4:00pm
  • N-Floor Thursdays 8:00am – 4:00pm
  • P-Floor Fridays      8:00am – 4:00pm

Sending mail to Inmates:  To send mail to an inmate:

 Inmate Name and MNI#, (MCSO##MNI######)

P.O.Box 2047

Huntsville, Alabama 35804

Inmate’s name, Madison County Jail MNI number, and address are all REQUIRED on all mail or it will be returned to sender.  A valid return address is required on all incoming mail, if no return address is provided the incoming mail will be disposed of properly.

Sending funds to inmates:  Funds can be applied by:

  • The kiosk in the Lobby which accepts cash, debit, & credit cards
  • Online at:
  • By phone: 866-345-1884 

Money Orders are not accepted!

Working at Madison County:  

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Bail and Bail Bondsmen:  

There are four methods in which bond can be posted for the release of an inmate from the Madison County Detention Facility:


  • Cash Bond
  • Property Bond


  • Bonding Company:  please note that any bond in excess of $1,000,000 will have to be approved by Circuit Court during regular business hours.  Bonding companies may partner together to combine their bond limits to bond someone with a bond higher than their limit.

PRE-TRIAL RELEASE: This type of release is approved by the Office of Alternative Sentencing and Release by calling (256) 533-8940 or by submitting a request to:

Office of Alternative Sentencing and Release

Pre-Trial Release Division – Justyn Hayes

715 Wheeler Ave Unit C

Huntsville, AL 35801

Madison County Jail Address: 100 North Side Square, Huntsville, AL 35801

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