Chambers County Jail – Anahuac, AL

Chambers County Jail is located in Chambers County, Alabama and is the main correctional facility for that region. Know someone at Chambers County Jail? This page will tell you info about everything one might want to know about Chambers County Jailsuch as the following: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Court records. And everything else.

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a daunting and scary idea, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is designed to give you information that you’ll need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have a question, please feel free to ask it, and also any comments or feedback that might help others is welcome.

General Information

Address

Chambers County Jail
201 Court St.
Anahuac, AL 77514

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (409) 267-8335
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is locked up and don’t know how to find them?

Has a friend or family member who has been arrested and you want to locate them?

In order to look up who is in jail at Chambers County Jail you will have to navigate to their web site and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Chambers County Jail Inmate Roster is a list of people who have been arrested and are in jail, including status, bail amount, and times the inmate can have visitors. You can find information for anyone booked or discharged in the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You can find the information fast if you enter the arrestee’s first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If the person you are looking for may be in another jail you can check our Alabama county jail guide: List of all jails in Alabama


Mugshots

A mugshot, or intake photograph, is the picture taken by the police during jail intake processing. A mugshot is actually two photos one full face and a profile picture. Your full name and jail booking number will appear on the mugshot, and they’re on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates are on the website, or you can view them at the Chambers County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you will have to input the inmate’s name, and an arrest date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to get your mugshot taken off of the Chambers County Jail website? This may not be possible, because your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you will need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that all of your arrest records will be sealed, and will not be accessible. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot taken down, the various mugshot websites, 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

Obviously, if you’re in jail, your only thought is about getting out. After booking, your bail amount is set using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. In cases where no bail is set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you do bail out of jail you must agree to be in court on your court date, and in the meantime you can’t leave town.

Usually, an inmate will earn time off for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and conduct themselves properly while they’re in jail.

If you follow the rules, you might be given work release detail. You will either have to stay jail every day after work, or you may get to move into a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you have to pay to the courts in order to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount you have to pay is determined by the crime you’ve been charged with. Someone you know will need to pay to the courts ten percent of the total set so you can be released from jail. If you don’t show up for your court appearance, whoever posted your bail won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you will have to call the Chambers County Jail. If know the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you what their bail is set at. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the Chambers County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but in some cases, it is easy. First, you need to know if it is a “Cash Bond Only”. If so, you can’t get a bail bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail will not accept checks. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the person will be discharged. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you can’t afford it, you should use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will usually charge you a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and in most cases charge a minimum charge of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and has to be paid in cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bondsman will in these cases ask to use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

You can find a local bail bondsman click here: Find a Bail Bondsman in Chambers County

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Bail Schedule

In the state of Alabama your bail is predetermined by by the Alabama Rules of Criminal Procedure – Bail Schedule, but the magistrate or judge has the last word on where your bail is set. The Alabama Rules of Criminal Procedure – Bail Schedule lists each and every crime defined by Alabama and the exact bail you will have to pay for each one.

Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure takes you through these steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • The first step is that you will have to answer some simple questions, like your full legal name, home address, birthdate and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you get released.
  • They will let you make a telephone call in order to talk to a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might get to keep wearing street clothes, otherwise you you will have to wear a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. This process may take anywhere from 10 minutes to all day long. In simple terms, the faster you post bail, the sooner you can get released from jail. How quickly you get discharged will depend on whether or not you’ve been given a bond amount or if a magistrate needs to figure out how much your bail will be. For minor offenses, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and have a release date, you should plan to get discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

In the event there is a, or if you must start your sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the law and turn yourself in. For a warrant, go down to the jail, and tell an officer that you think there is a warrant out for your arrest. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if so, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order states. Ensure that you aren’t late. Just bring approved items when you go, like a driver’s license or ID, prescription medication, as well as a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to give information about each visitor to the jail. Your visitor’s information will be entered in a Visiting log as an Authorized visit. Every visitor will have to provide proof of identification. Anyone arriving late or that is not an approved visitor will not be able to attend visitation.
The Chambers County Jail visitation procedures change often, so it would be wise to visit the official jail site before you try to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Jail phone calls are generally more expensive than regular phone calls. Phone calls are restricted on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but you should keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you are disciplined for an infraction, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get cut back or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

Phone Number: (409) 267-8335

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail must be sent using the actual US Postal Service. You can’t use any other type of mail or package delivery. You have to clearly write the inmate’s name, prisoner number, and the address of the jail on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t mail anything in a package or box, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail is opened and reviewed by the officers at the jail, and will be returned to the sender if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Chambers County Jail:

Chambers County Jail
201 Court St.
Anahuac, AL 77514

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Chambers County Jail
201 Court St.
Anahuac, AL 77514


The mail policy at Chambers County Jail can change, so be sure to check the the Chambers County Jail website before you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, and an important one is that you have the right to request a lawyer. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so you would be wise to have a friend or family member locate a lawyer when you talk to them. You might be asking yourself ‘but do I really need an attorney’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal lawyer will advise you about your rights, help protect your best interests and help you through the complicated legal system in your county. The quicker you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your charges, the better off you’ll be.

For more detailed information on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, read our guide: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. Also, the Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as independent investigators, forensics experts and social case workers. Public Defenders are real attorneys that are admitted to the Alabama State Bar Association and are legally licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

Chambers County court records are a matter of public record. Court records contain a court case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and all of the documents and motions filed in the case. You, and anyone else, can access the records and documents in your court case with the website, or by going to the Chambers County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is a member of the court that manages access to court records. They also administer the oath in a court case, and also read the jury’s verdict. All records, documents, and evidence related to your case are held at the Chambers County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges and fees from your case, which include filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you are low income and have been assigned a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate acts as the judge that will preside over your case. Magistrate judges do different tasks, like setting bail amounts, writing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court hearings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is prepared with your background information and as much detail about the arrestee’s life and public history, which the magistrate will take into consideration when determining a sentence. Information will be requested from the person on trial, his or her family members, and, if applicable, the victim of the crime. Remember you can request to have your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before sentencing, so you get the chance to correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, which include community service and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you may be immediately taken into custody, or you could be given a date to turn yourself into jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if somebody you know is currently in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

To do so, you will have to query the Chambers County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and do a search using:

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

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you can also call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check court records on the Chambers County court website or you can call the jail. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and inquire at the information desk. Keep in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the Chambers County jail, either by phone, in person, or look online. An arrest is in the public record and the information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, which can be a court order. You can access civil process orders by going to the Chambers County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders must be registered and listed on a sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You are able to view these offenders online, but remember that you will not be able to find the actual address, rather the neighborhood block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. They include a court case file containing a docket sheet and all filings and documents filed in the court case. You are able to access the court records on the website, or at the Chambers County Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state keeps a record of someone’s criminal history. These databases are all connected so you can track criminal convictions from other states. You can go to county courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and in the event that it was in a totally different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you are able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft.

When you do a criminal history search, usually will not learn if they had:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this kind of information, you have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it an easy process? Did you search online or did you have to make a phone call to the local courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are lots of reasons that people look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your feedback could help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Chambers County,the Chambers County Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link

    Chambers County Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of being incarcerated in the Chambers County jail is something you wish you could avoid, you will soon get accustomed to the daily routine there. All inmates get an alarm for wake-up at about 6am, and next you’ll have roll call. Then you will have breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will have to work 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 Chambers 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 Chambers 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 process for sending money to jail inmates might change, so you should double check the the Chambers County Jail website when you send any money.

    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 Chambers County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Chambers 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 Chambers County 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:

    • 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 an inmate in Chambers County Jail? Do you know someone that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited a prisoner in this jail?

    If you have, then you should tell us about it. Tell us about your experience so that other people can learn what to expect.

    Things you could include in your comment:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Inmate safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has a story about it. How’d you end up in jail? How did the guards treat you? How was day to day life at Chambers County Jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How has this experience impacted your life?

    Tell Your Story About Chambers County Jail

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    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you need to get in touch with someone from jail? Leave a message for them here.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Chambers County Jail Link
    Chambers County Jail Inmate Search Link
    View Chambers County Jail Mugshots
    Chambers County Jail Bail Amount Link

    AL Bail Schedule

    Chambers County Jail Visitation
    Chambers County Jail Jail Mail Link
    Find an inmate at Chambers County Jail
    Chambers County Jail Warrant Inquiry Link
    Chambers County Jail Arrest Inquiry
    Chambers County Jail Send Money Procedure
    Chambers County Jail Employment


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