Butler County Jail – Greenville, AL

Butler County Jail is located in Butler County, AL and is the primary jail for that region. Do you know somebody in Butler County Jail? This page tells you about anything a person needs to know about Butler County Jail,like the following: Find an inmate at Butler County Jail. How to view Butler County Jail mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and how to get out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Court information. And everything else.

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and daunting situation, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also their friends and family. This guide is designed to give information and advice that you’ll need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have questions, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and also any comments or feedback that might help other people in the same situation would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Butler County Jail
800 Walnut Street
Greenville, AL 36037

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 334-382-3321
Fax Number:

Map and Directions


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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that has gone to jail and need to find out where they are?

Has someone that’s been arrested and you want to find out where they are?

In order to see who’s in jail at Butler County Jail you have to navigate to their web site and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Butler County Jail Inmate List is a list of people currently in custody, including current status, bail amount, and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you can get info for anybody arrested and processed or discharged in the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You can locate the information quicker if you’ve got the arrestee’s first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or family member is locked up at a different jail you can check our guide to other Alabama jails: Alabama County Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, or booking photo, is the photo that the police take when you are processed at the jail intake. They will take one face photo and one profile photo. Your name and intake number will be on the pictures, and they will be kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be searched on the Butler County Jail website, or you can see them in person at the Butler County Jail. When viewing online you will need to input the inmate’s first and last name, and an arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to have your mugshot taken off of the Butler County Jail website? This will be difficult, since the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that the record of your arrest would be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot taken down, the many different mugshot websites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

If you’re arrested and put in jail, your primary thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail amount will be determined either by bail schedule or magistrate. If no bail is set this might mean that you will either be released, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out of jail you will have to agree to show up for court, and until that date you are not allowed to leave the county.

Typically, an inmate will earn time off in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and don’t cause any problems while locked up.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to do work release. You will have to go back to the jail each day when you’re finished at your job, or you may have the chance to move into a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you have to pay to the courts in order to be released from jail pending trial. The amount you will be required to pay is determined by the crime you are charged with. You will have to pay to the courts 10% of the amount that was determined in order for you to be released. If you miss your court date, whoever posted your bail will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you have to call the Butler County Jail. If you have all the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but usually, its simple to do if you have the money. First of all, find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If it is, you can’t use the services of a Bail Bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail can’t accept a personal check. When you’ve paid bail, the inmate will be discharged. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, of if you can’t pay it, you should use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will generally have a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and sometimes charge a minimum charge of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman may use your assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

To contact a bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman

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Bail Schedule

In the state of Alabama bail amounts are set by the Alabama Rules of Criminal Procedure – Bail Schedule, but the magistrate or judge has the final word on where your bail is set. The bail schedule includes all crimes defined by state law and the exact bail you will have to pay for each crime.

Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • Get Out For Time Served
  • Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • 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 the following steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, it will take a while to get processed.
  • Firstly, you must answer a bunch of questions, like what is your full legal name, home address, birth date and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken from you and stored until you are released.
  • You will then be allowed to make a telephone call to talk to a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you will be allowed to wear your street clothes, if not you you will have to change into a jail uniform.

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will get released from jail. This process takes from 10 minutes to many hours. In simple terms, the quicker bail is posted, the quicker you will be released. It also might depend on whether or not you’ve got a bond amount or if a judge needs to figure out the amount of bail to be set. For minor charges, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a release date, plan to be released anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the police have a, or if you have to begin your jail sentence, you should follow the rules and turn yourself in willingly. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go down to the jail intake area, and tell an officer that think that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if they find one, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go down to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Ensure that you aren’t late. Make sure that you only bring things that are allowed with you, such as a driver’s license or state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate have to list each visitor’s name to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitor’s information will be put into the log as an approved visitor. All visitors will have to provide identification. Any visitors that arrives for visitation late or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures frequently change, so it would be wise to check the official Butler County Jail jail site before you try to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Calls made in jail are generally more costly than phone calls made outside of jail. There are certain restrictions about how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you are disciplined for an infraction, phone privileges may be limited or eliminated altogether.

The Butler County Jail phone number is: 334-382-3321

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail has to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service. You must not use any other type of mail delivery. Clearly write the prisoner’s name, inmate ID number, and the address of the jail on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not send a package, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. Any mail will be opened and examined by the jail officers, and the mail will get returned if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Butler County Jail:

Butler County Jail
800 Walnut Street
Greenville, AL 36037

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Butler County Jail
800 Walnut Street
Greenville, AL 36037


The Butler County Jail mail policy changes, so you should check the site when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you still have certain rights, the first of which is the right to request an attorney. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure to get a friend or relative to find a lawyer when you talk to them. You may be asking yourself ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal lawyer will make sure you know your rights, help protect your best interests and help you find your way through the criminal justice system in your county. The sooner you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your case, the better off you’ll be.

For more information about this, visit: How to Find a Lawyer in Butler County

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as independent investigators, experts in forensics and case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are actual lawyers, members of the State Bar and are completely licensed to handle your case.

Have you or someone you know used the services of a Public Defender? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

Court records are are public records and are available upon request. They have a file with a docket and each of the documents and motions that have been filed in the case. You can access your court case records using the online service, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office.

Clerk of Court

The Butler County Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that maintains court records and controls access to them. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records related to your case are available at the Butler County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the costs from your case, such as for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The Butler County magistrate is the judge that will preside on your case. They do many different things, such as setting bail amounts, issuing warrants for arrest, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is prepared with information about the arrestee’s background and information about the arrestee’s life history, which the magistrate judge will review when determining your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be gathered from the person on trial, his or her family members, and, if applicable, the victim in the crime. Bear in mind you are able to ask to have your own copy of this report before sentencing, and make sure that you go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are a number of different options, ranging from community service and probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on how serious your crime was, you will either be immediately taken into custody, or you could be given a date to report to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if some you know is incarcerated, or has been an inmate in the past?

This is pretty easy to do, simply you should query the Butler County jail website, and search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you should call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check arrest warrants on the Butler County jail website or call the jail. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask one of the officers. Bear in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and their arrest date, contact the Butler County jail, on the phone, go there in person, or look online. An arrest is public record and these records are available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, like warrants. You can access civil process orders by getting in touch with the Butler County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders have to be registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to view these offenders on the website, but keep in mind that you won’t find the exact address, but only the address block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. Court Records include a case file that contains a docket sheet and any of the filings and documents filed in the case. You can access the court records online, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains a record of people’s criminal history. These databases are all linked so you can track criminal histories from other states. You are able to go to the Butler County Courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county, and if it was in a totally different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you will find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for crimes, which include:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

During a criminal records search, you will not be able to find out if that person has had:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this kind of information, you have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it a difficult process? Did you search online or did you make a phone call to the local courthouse? Was the information correct? There are plenty of reasons that people search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your account may help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has their list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Butler County,the Butler County Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link

    Butler County Sheriff’s Department’s Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of serving a jail sentence in Butler County Jail is very scary, in time you will get used to the daily routine there. Expect a wake-up alarm each morning at 6:00AM, and next they’ll do roll call. After roll call you will have breakfast. After 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 Butler County 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 Butler County 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 procedure to send money to inmates is always changing, so it would be best to visit the site 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 Butler County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Butler County 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 Butler County Jail

    Requirements:

    • You have to be over the age of 21.
    • You have to possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You have to be a US Citizen.
    • You have to pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You have to pass a drug test.
    • You have to have a good level of fitness.
    • You have to be in good health.
    • You have to 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:

    • The right to protection from the accused.
    • The right to notification.
    • The right to attend proceedings.
    • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • The right to restitution.
    • The right to a speedy trial.
    • 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 incarcerated at Butler County Jail? Do you know anybody that spent time there? Have you ever visited an inmate in this jail?

    If your answer is yes, then please write a review about it. Write about what you experienced because other people can learn what to expect.

    Things you could include in your comment:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has a story to tell. How’d you end up in jail? How did the guards treat you? How was day to day life at Butler County Jail? Tell us about the other inmates. Did going to jail affect your life? How?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Trying to say wassup to somebody you met in jail? Leave a message for them here.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Butler County Jail Website
    Butler County Jail Inmate Search
    View Butler County Jail Mugshots
    Butler County Jail Bail Link

    Alabama Bail Schedule

    Butler County Jail Visitation Policy Link
    Butler County Jail Jail Mail Policy Link
    Find an inmate at Butler County Jail
    Butler County Warrant Lookup
    Butler County Jail Arrest Lookup
    Butler County Jail Send Money Procedure
    Butler County Jail Jobs


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