Autauga County Metro Jail – Prattville, AL

Autauga County Metro Jail is located in Autauga County, Alabama and is the main jail for this area. Looking for somebody locked up in Autauga County Metro Jail? This guide gives you info about everything a person needs to know about Autauga County Metro Jail,such as: How to do a jail inmate search. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and how to get out of jail. Autauga County Metro Jail intake procedures. Court information and records. And lots more.

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The thought of going to jail is a daunting and scary prospect, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also that person’s friends and family. This guide is meant to offer info that you’ll need to make helping someone get out of jail less stressfull. If you have questions, just ask it in the comment section below, and also any comments or tips that could be beneficial to other people in the same situation would be welcome.

General Information

Address

Autauga County Metro Jail
135 North Court Street,Suite B
Prattville, AL 36067

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (334) 358-6700
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone in jail and want to find them?

Do you know a friend or family member that’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to find out who’s in jail at Autauga County Metro Jail you will have to navigate to their web site and use the inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Autauga County Metro Jail Inmate Lookup is an online list of people who have been arrested and are in custody, which includes current status, how much their bail is, and visiting schedule. You can also get the same information about anybody booked or discharged in the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to find the information quicker if you have the arrestee’s name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or family member could possibly be at a different jail you should check our guide to other Alabama jails: List of all county jails in Alabama


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a intake picture, is the photograph that the jail takes when you get processed at jail intake. They will take one and a side picture. Your name and booking number will be on the photos, and they will be kept on file.

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Mugshots of Autauga County Metro Jail inmates can be viewed on the Autauga County Metro Jail website, or you can see them at the Autauga County Metro Jail. When viewing mugshots online you have to enter their full name, and an arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to get your mugshot erased from the Autauga County Metro Jail site? This may not be possible, as the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you will need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that the record of your arrest will be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

To learn more about getting your mugshot removed, the various websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, if you’re incarcerated, your main thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, a bail amount will be decided either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this can mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you do bail out of jail you are required to promise to be there for your court date, and you can’t go out of town.

Usually, prisoners will earn an early release in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and don’t cause any problems while incarcerated.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to do work release. You will either have to go back to jail at the end of the day when you’re finished at your job, or you may get to move to a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you have to pay to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you have to pay all depends on how serious your charges are. Someone you know will need to post 10 percent of the total that was set in order to bail out of jail. If you miss your court appearance, the person that paid your bail won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You must call the Autauga County Metro Jail or the County Courthouse. If know the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know the bail amount. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the Autauga County Metro Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is never fun, but fortunately, it’s really easy if you have the money. First of all, find out if they have a Cash Only Bond. If it is, you can’t use the services of a bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail can’t accept checks. Once the cash bond has been paid, the person will be released to your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you can’t afford it, you should try a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will usually have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and usually charge a minimum charge of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman will use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond.

To talk to a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Bail bondsman

Have you ever used a bondsman either for yourself, a family member or friend? If you have, please share your experience in a comment below, and let us know how things turned out.

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Bail Schedule

In Alabama your bail is already set by by the Alabama Rules of Criminal Procedure – Bail Schedule, but keep in mind that the magistrate or judge has the final word on you bail amount. The Alabama Rules of Criminal Procedure – Bail Schedule includes all crimes included in Alabama and the exact bail you will have to pay for each of the crimes.

Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Get Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Get Out on Work Release
  • Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • Get Out on House Arrest
  • Be Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process takes you through each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you may not be processed immediately.
  • First, will have to answer some simple questions, like your full legal name, address, birth date and an emergency contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will be taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • You will then be allowed to use the phone in order to call a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, they will let you keep wearing street clothes, if not you will be issued a jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If you have, please tell us what happened. How long did it take to get processed? How did the guards treat you? Can you tell us tips that could help others get through jail intake?

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will get released from jail. The discharge process will take between 30 minutes to hours or even all day long. In simple terms, the quicker bail is posted, the quicker you will be freed. How quickly you get discharged depends on whether or not you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if a magistrate has to determine the bail amount. For minor offenses, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and know the discharge date, you should plan to get released anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

In the event there is a, or if you must begin your sentence in jail, it is highly recommended that you follow the law and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go down to the jail, in the reception area, and tell an officer that you think they might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if they verify that you have one, you will be taken into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go down to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order states. Make sure that you are not late to report. Be sure to only bring things that are allowed when you turn yourself in, like your drivers license or even your ID, prescription medication, and a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must provide each visitor’s full name to the jail. This information will be put into the visitation log for the inmate. All visitors will be required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Any visitors showing up late or that does not have a visting order will be turned away.
Visitation procedures at Autauga County Metro Jail change often, so you should double-check the official Autauga County Metro Jail jail site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Jail phone calls are typically more costly than regular phone calls. There are certain restrictions about when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates should keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the rules and are disciplined, phone privileges might get reduced or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

The Autauga County Metro Jail phone number is: (334) 358-6700

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail must be mailed using the US Postal Service. You must not use any other form of mail or package delivery. You should write or type the person’s name, prisoner number, and the jail address on the letter. Do not send anything in a package, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail received by the jail gets opened and reviewed by the jail staff, and will get returned if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Autauga County Metro Jail, use this address:

Autauga County Metro Jail
135 North Court Street,Suite B
Prattville, AL 36067

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Autauga County Metro Jail
135 North Court Street,Suite B
Prattville, AL 36067


The mail policy is always changing, so check the the Autauga County Metro Jail website before you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, the first of which is your right to request an attorney. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is a good idea to get a friend or family member to find an attorney when you call. You may be thinking ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal defense attorney will make sure you know your rights, protect your interests and help you find your way through the legal system. The sooner you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better.

For more information about how to find an attorney, click here: How to Find a Lawyer in Autauga County

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. Also, the Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as independent investigators, experts in forensics and case workers. All Public Defenders are licensed lawyers who are admitted to the State Bar and are licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you ever had to use a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? How did they do?

Court Records

All court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. They have a case file containing a docket and each of the documents that have been filed in your case. You are able to access your court case records using the internet service, or at the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Autauga County Clerk of Court is a member of the court that maintains court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for all court participants, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records, documents, and evidence related to your court case are kept and available to you at Autauga County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the fees and charges associated with your case, which include filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The Autauga County court magistrate acts as the judge that will preside on your court case. They do different functions, such as deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and presiding over preliminary court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is put together with information about your background and details of the arrestee’s life and history, which the judge will review and take into account when determining your sentence. Information will be requested from the person on trial, his or her family, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Remember you are allowed to ask to have a copy of the report before you are sentenced, and make sure that you correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are several different options for sentencing, which include community service and probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the severity of the crime, you may be locked up immediately, or given a date that you must report to jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if a family member of friend is locked up, or has been an inmate in the past?

This is pretty simple to do, just you should query the Autauga County jail website, and do a search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birth date.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you can call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant, you can check the arrest warrants inquiry online or you are able to call the jail. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask the officer in charge. Keep in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Autauga County jail, either by phone, go there in person, or you can check online. Records of arrests are public record and this information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, which can be warrants. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Autauga County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access these listings on the website, but bear in mind that you won’t find the exact address, but only the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. They include a case file that includes a docket and any of the documents filed in the court case. You can access court records online, or at Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of a person’s criminal past. These databases are connected and you can track criminal convictions from another state. You are able to go to the Autauga County Courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and in the event that it was in a different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

A criminal history search you will be able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft.

When you do a criminal history search, you will not be able to find out if they has had:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving records, you have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Dis you do your search online or did you make a phone call to the courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are many reasons that folks look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your comments might make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Autauga County,The Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List

    Autauga County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that being incarcerated in Autauga County Metro Jail is something you wish you could avoid, in time you will get used to the daily routine. You will get a wake-up alarm every morning at 6:00AM, and then you’ll have roll call. Then you will get breakfast. Following breakfast participate in the program that has been assigned to you. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Autauga County Metro Jail, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.

    Dress Code

    When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Autauga County Metro Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.

    The rules for sending money to inmates at Autauga County Metro Jail could change, so it would be best to double check the official website when you send money to an inmate.

    Commissary

    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.

    Meals

    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.

    Gangs

    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.


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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Autauga County Metro Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Autauga County Metro Jail, overseeing the day to day operations and administration of the jail. An inmate is unlikely to have much interaction with the Deputy Sheriff, unless they have committed an infraction. Detention Officers are responsible for the custody and care of the inmates. They maintain order in the jail, and handle security. A Detention Officer is assigned to a certain pod, and therefore is responsible for the same inmates each day. They get to know the inmates on a certain level, and are well equipped to handle any problems that may occur.

    Apply for a Job at Autauga County Metro Jail

    Requirements:

    • You must be over the age of 21.
    • You must possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You must be a US Citizen.
    • You must pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You must pass a drug test.
    • You must have a good level of fitness.
    • You must be in good health.
    • You must have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • You have the right to protection from the accused.
    • You have the right to notification.
    • You have the right to attend proceedings.
    • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • You have the right to restitution.
    • You have the right to a speedy trial.
    • You have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been locked up in Autauga County Metro Jail? Do you have a family member or friend that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited a prisoner there?

    If so, then you should write your review about it. Write about your experience because other people will know what to expect.

    Things you might want to include in your review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gangs
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has a story about it. How’d you end up in jail? Were you fairly treated? What was your daily routine in jail? What were the other inmates like? How did getting locked up affect your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Need to talk to an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Autauga County Metro Jail Link
    Autauga County Metro Jail Inmate Search
    Autauga County Metro Jail Mugshots
    Autauga County Metro Jail Bail Amount Link

    AL Bail Schedule

    Autauga County Metro Jail Visitation Policy Link
    Autauga County Metro Jail Jail Mail Link
    Autauga County Metro Jail Inmate Search
    Autauga County Warrant Inquiry
    Autauga County Metro Jail Arrests
    Autauga County Metro Jail Send Money Procedure
    Jobs at Autauga County Metro Jail


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