Chilton County Jail – Clanton, AL

Chilton County Jail is in Chilton County, Alabama and is the jail for that county. Are you looking for someone locked up in Chilton County Jail? This page gives you information about anything a person needs to know about Chilton County Jail,like the following: How to locate an inmate at Chilton County Jail. How to view Chilton County Jail mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. How to post bail. Intake procedures. Chilton County court information. And much much more…

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and stressfull prospect, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also that person’s friends and family. The purpose of this guide is to give you all the information and tips that you’ll need to make helping someone get out of jail easier. If you have a question, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any feedback or comments that could help other people in the same situation is much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Chilton County Jail
301 City Street
Clanton, AL 35045

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (205) 755-1053
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

Do you know a friend or family member who’s been arrested and you need to locate them?

In order to look up who’s in jail at Chilton County Jail you have to navigate to their website and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Chilton County Jail Inmate Roster is an online list of people who have been arrested and are in jail, which includes custody status, how much their bail is, and times the inmate can have visitors. You can also get info on anyone booked or discharged in the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to locate their arrest information quicker if you enter your friend or family member’s name, birth date, or arrest number.

If the inmate you are looking for is in another jail you should check our guide to other Alabama jails: Alabama Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, or booking photo, is the picture that the police take when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is actually two photos one and a profile photo. Your name and intake number will be on the photos, and they’re kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be found on the Chilton County Jail website, or you can see them in person at the Chilton County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you will have to put in the prisoner’s legal name, and the booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to get your mugshot removed from the Chilton County Jail site? This can be tricky, as your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you must file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For more information about getting your mugshot removed, the many different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Once you’re locked up, your primary thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, your bail amount is determined by a special judge called a magistrate. If no bail is set this might mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you are released from jail you will have to agree to go to your court date, and you must not leave town.

Usually, an inmate at Chilton County Jail will earn time off for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and conduct themselves properly while in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be granted work release. You will either have to go back to the jail each day when you’re finished with work, or you might get to move into a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the courts to get out of jail pending trial. Your bail amount depends on the crime you are charged with. You will have to pay to the courts 10% of the amount set so you are able to get discharged from jail. If you fail to show up for your court date, the person that bailed you out of jail 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 need to call the Chilton County Jail. If you have all the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they will tell you the bail amount. You can also find out how much their bail is on the Chilton County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but thankfully, it is really easy if you have the money. First, find out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond. If it is, you can’t use a Bail Bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they won’t accept a check. When you’ve paid bail, the person will be released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, of if you can’t pay it, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. They usually have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and in most cases with a minimum of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bondsman will usually use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

If you need a bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman

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Bail Schedule

In Alabama bail amounts are set by the Alabama Rules of Criminal Procedure – Bail Schedule, but keep in mind, though, the magistrate or judge has the final say on how much your bail will be. 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 of the crimes.

Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure includes the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • Firstly, you must answer some simple questions, such as your full legal name, street address, birth date and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • Any property you have will be taken from you and stored until you are released.
  • You will get to make a phone call so you can call a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be able to keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will have to wear a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will get released from jail. This process may take between 10 minutes to many hours. So, the faster you post bail, the sooner you will get out of jail. Also, how fast you get released can depend on whether you have a cash bond or if the magistrate must figure out how much your bail will be. For minor offenses, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. If you have served a sentence in jail and are given a date of your release, plan to get discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If you have a, or if you need to report to start a sentence, you should do the right thing and turn yourself into the authorities. If it is for a warrant, go to the jail intake center, and tell them that you think there is a warrant for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if so, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If it is for a jail sentence, go to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order lists. Ensure that you aren’t late. Only bring allowed items when you go to jail, for example a driver’s license or even your ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as the official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must list information about each visitor to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s information will be put into the visitation log as an authorized visitor. Each visitor must provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Visitors that gets to visitation or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Chilton County Jail can change, so visit the official jail site before you go.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Phone calls made in jail are usually more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the rules, phone privileges might get reduced or forbidden.

The Chilton County Jail phone number is: (205) 755-1053

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail has to be mailed using US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other type of delivery. You must print the name, inmate ID number, and jail address on the letter that you send. Don’t send anything in a box or package, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. Any mail sent to inmates is opened and read and examined by the jail staff, and the mail will get returned if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

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

Chilton County Jail
301 City Street
Clanton, AL 35045

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Chilton County Jail
301 City Street
Clanton, AL 35045


The mail policy at Chilton County Jail is always changing, so be sure to review the official Chilton County Jail site when you send a letter to an inmate.


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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, the first of which is your right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so make sure to have a friend or relative find an attorney when you call. You may be asking yourself ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal lawyer will make sure you know your rights, look after your best interests and show you the way through the court system that you are now faced with. The sooner you get an attorney working on your charges, the better.

For more info on how to find a lawyer, go to: How to Find an Attorney in Chilton County

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford an attorney, you will get a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office has access to investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social workers. All Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys, members of the Alabama State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law in Alabama.

Have you ever had to use a Public Defender? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

Court records are public records. Court records are comprised of a court case file with a docket and each of the documents and motions filed in the course of your case. You are able to access your court records using the internet service, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office.

Clerk of Court

The Chilton County Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that manages the records. They also administer the oath in a court case, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records from your case are kept at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are all costs associated with your court case, for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the judge that presides over your case. Magistrates are judges that do a number of things, like deciding a bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary court hearings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together to include information about your background and as much detail about the arrestee’s life, which the judge will consider when deciding on the sentence. Information and personal details will be requested from the person on trial, his or her family members, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Bear in mind you are allowed to request to see your own copy of your pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, so you get the chance to correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are a number of different options, including community service and probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you could be locked up immediately, or given a date that you are required to turn yourself into jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if somebody you know is in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

To find this out you will have to access the Chilton County jail website, and search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you can 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 find out by checking the arrest warrants online or you can call the jail. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask them. Keep in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the Chilton County jail, either by phone, go there in person, or you can check online. An arrest is a matter of public record and the information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, such as warrants. You can access civil process orders by going to the Chilton County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

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 in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to view this information online, but keep in mind that you can’t find the street address, just the block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. These records include a case file that includes a court docket and any of the documents and filings filed in the case. You can access 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 records of someone’s criminal history. These databases are connected and you can track criminal convictions from other states. Go to county courthouse and inquire, or check the website. You must know which county the crime occured in, and in the event that the crime was in a different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you will be able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any crimes, which can include:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, usually won’t find out if they has had any:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving records, you must do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it an easy process? Did you search online or did you make a phone call to the jail? was the information you recieved correct? There are many reasons that people look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your story might make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Chilton County,the Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List

    Chilton County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of serving a jail sentence in Chilton County Jail is something you wish you could avoid, eventually you will get used to the routine that is set for you in jail. Prisoners get an alarm to wake up at about 6:00AM, and next they’ll do roll call. After roll call you will eat breakfast. When you finish eating 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 Chilton 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 Chilton 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 funds to Chilton County Jail inmates 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 Chilton County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Chilton 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 Chilton 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:

    • 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 at Chilton County Jail? Do you know someone that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit someone at Chilton County Jail?

    If yes, then please leave a comment below about it. Write about what you experienced so that other people can learn what to expect.

    Things you might want to write in the review:

    • Conditions in Chilton County Jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Inmate safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Activities and programs


    Click here to write your review of Chilton County Jail

    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has a story about it. How’d you get locked up? Were you fairly treated? How was life in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How has this experience impacted your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Need to talk to an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

    Throw a shoutout to people locked up at Chilton County Jail

    Links and Resources

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

    Alabama Rules of Criminal Procedure – Bail Schedule

    Chilton County Jail Visitation Procedures
    Chilton County Jail Jail Mail Policy Link
    Find an inmate at Chilton County Jail
    Chilton County Warrant Inquiry
    Chilton County Jail Arrest Inquiry
    Send Funds to an Inmate at Chilton County Jail
    Jobs at Chilton County Jail


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  1. Ashley Roberson says:

    Hello. My name is Ashley. My boyfriend got arrested September 21st 2011. Along with my bestfriend Michael, and Courtney. I would not tell you Jail is a good thing for relationships. I miss him VERY dearly. he is my life and my world and i hope whenever he gets out he does right!

    i love you A.J

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