Crenshaw County Jail – Luverne, AL

Crenshaw County Jail is in Crenshaw County and is the primary correctional facility for this region. Know someone at Crenshaw County Jail? This guide tells you information about everything a person needs to know about Crenshaw County Jail,like: How to locate an inmate at Crenshaw County Jail. How to view Crenshaw County Jail mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Posting bail. Crenshaw County Jail intake procedures. Court records. And much more…

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The thought of going to jail is a scary prospect, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also their friends and family. The goal of this guide is to give advice and information that you need to make going to jail a lot easier. If you have a specific question, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and any comments or feedback that would be a benefit to other people in the same situation is much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Crenshaw County Jail
Post Office Box 22
Luverne, AL 36049

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 334-335-6568
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that is in jail and want to locate them?

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

To search who’s in jail at Crenshaw County Jail you should go to their link and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Crenshaw County Jail Inmate List has information on persons who have been arrested, which includes status, bail amount (if applicable), and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you are able to find information for anyone arrested and processed or released in the past 24 hours. Inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You will be able to get their arrest information faster if you’ve got the arrestee’s full name, birth date, or arrest number.

If the person you’re searching for may be at another jail you should check our Alabama county jail guide: List of all jails in Alabama


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail processing picture, is the photograph that the police take when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is actually two photos one and a side-view photo. Your name and jail booking number will be in the mugshot, and they will be kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Crenshaw County Jail inmates are on the website, or you can see them at the Crenshaw County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you have to input the inmate’s legal name, and an arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to have your mugshot taken off of the Crenshaw County Jail site? This will be difficult, since the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you have to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that the record of your arrest will be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. 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 removed, the many different mugshot sites, 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

Of course, if you’re arrested and put in jail, your primary thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, a bail amount will be decided by a special judge called a magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this might mean that you will either be released, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out you will have to promise to show up for court, and until then you must not leave the area.

Typically, a prisoner in the Crenshaw County Jail will be given time off for good behavior when they respect the rules and conduct themselves properly while incarcerated.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. Either you will have to return to jail every day when you’re finished at your job, or you could have the chance to move to a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Your bail is money that you are required to pay to be released from jail pending trial. The amount you have to pay is determined by the seriousness of your crime. Someone you know will need to post ten percent of the total that was set so you can be released. If you don’t go to your court date, whoever posted your bail will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You will have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they will let you know what their bail is set at. You can also see the bail amount on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is never fun, but fortunately, it is really easy if you have the money. First of all, you need to know if it is a “Cash Bond Only”. If it is, you will not be able to get a bail bondsman. Cash only – the jail won’t take a personal check. When you’ve paid bail, the prisoner will be released. 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 bail is set too high, or you just don’t have the money, you might need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen usually have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the bail amount, and in most cases have a minimum charge of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman will usually request to use your personal assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

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

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Bail Schedule

In the state of Alabama bail amounts are already set by by the Alabama Rules of Criminal Procedure – Bail Schedule, but keep in mind, though, the judge or magistrate has the final say on where your bail is set. The Alabama Rules of Criminal Procedure – Bail Schedule contains every crime defined by Alabama and the specific bail amount 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
  • Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • House Arrest
  • Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure includes each of these steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you have to answer some basic questions, such as what is your legal name, street address, birthdate and a contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • Any property you have will be taken from you and stored until you are released.
  • They will let you use the phone in order to get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might get to wear your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be issued a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be discharged from jail. This process takes anywhere from 10 minutes to many hours. Or, simply, the faster you post bail, the faster you will get out of jail. How quickly you get discharged can depend on if you have a cash bond or if a judge must figure out the bail amount. For minor offenses, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and are given a release date, you should plan to be discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you need to begin your jail sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the rules and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. For a warrant, go to the jail reception area, and tell the intake officer that believe that there could be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. A record check will be run, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report on the date and time that the sentence order lists. Ensure that you are not late. Only bring allowed items with you, like your drivers license or state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must give information about each visitor to the jail. This information will be entered into the visitation log for the inmate. All visitors will be required to provide identification. Any visitors showing up late or without a visiting order will be turned away.
The Crenshaw County Jail visitation procedures can change, so we suggest that you visit the official jail site before you go to the jail to visit.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Phone calls made in jail are usually more costly than phone calls made outside of jail. 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 must keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, an inmate’s phone privileges might get cut back or cut altogether.

Phone Number: 334-335-6568

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates has to be sent via the actual US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other form of mail or package delivery. You must print the name, prisoner number, and the address of the jail on the letter that you send. Don’t send a box, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail received by the jail will be opened and examined and read by staff, and the mail will be returned to the sender if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Crenshaw County Jail is:

Crenshaw County Jail
Post Office Box 22
Luverne, AL 36049

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Crenshaw County Jail
Post Office Box 22
Luverne, AL 36049


The mail policy at Crenshaw County Jail is always changing, so be sure to double check the official website when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you still have certain rights, one of these being your right to request an attorney. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so it is a good idea to ask a friend or family member to find an attorney for you. You may be asking yourself ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, an attorney will make sure you know your rights, look after your best interests and help you through the criminal justice system that you are now faced with. The sooner you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your situation, the better your chances.

To read more about the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, click: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford an attorney, you will get a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender Office is staffed by investigators, experts in forensics as well as case workers. All Public Defenders are licensed attorneys that are admitted to the Alabama State Bar Association and are licensed to practice law.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

Court records are a matter of public record. They are comprised of a court case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and all of the documents and motions filed during your court case. You, and anyone else, can access court records using the website, or at the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Crenshaw County Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that maintains court records and controls access to them. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and also read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records, documents, and evidence from your court case are available at Crenshaw County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the costs from your case, such as filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The Crenshaw County magistrate is the type of judge that rules on your case. Magistrates are judges that do a number of things, which include setting bail amounts, issuing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary court hearings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together with information about your background and details of the arrestee’s life history, which the magistrate judge will review when determining a sentence. Information and personal details will be solicited from the person on trial, their family, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Remember that you can request to get your own copy of this report before your sentencing, and make sure that you review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are several different options for sentencing, ranging from community service to probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the severity of the crime, 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

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

This is pretty simple to do, just you need to visit the Crenshaw County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search by:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • or jail ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you should call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can access arrest warrants online or you are able to call the court. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask them. You should be clear 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 the date of their arrest, contact the jail, either by phone, go there in person, or you can check online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and the information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, like warrants. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are required to be listed and registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to see these listings on the internet, but keep in mind that you will not find the precise address, but rather the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. Court Records include a case file that includes a docket sheet and all of the documents and filings filed in your court case. You are able to access your court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at the Crenshaw County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains a record of their state citizen’s criminal history. These online databases are all linked so you can track criminal convictions from other states. You are able to go to the Crenshaw County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. It helps to know the county, and in the event that it was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you will be able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any of the following crimes:

  • 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, you generally will not discover if that person had:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this information, you have to do a search for their driving history.

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

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has their list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Crenshaw County,the Crenshaw County Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List

    Crenshaw County Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that serving a jail sentence in the Crenshaw County jail is something you wish you could avoid, you will soon settle into the routine that is set for you in jail. You will get an alarm for wake-up every morning at six in the morning, and then you’ll have roll call. Next, you will have breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will work in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. 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 Crenshaw 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 Crenshaw 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 inmates changes, so check the the Crenshaw County Jail website before you send money to an inmate there.

    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 Crenshaw County Jail

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

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

    If your answer is yes, then please tell us about it. Write about your experience so that others can find out what to expect.

    Things you could put in the review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has at least one story to tell about it. How’d you end up in jail? 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 make friends in jail? Do you need to say wassup to somebody you met when you were locked up? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Crenshaw County Jail Website
    Crenshaw County Jail Inmate Search
    Crenshaw County Jail Mugshots
    Crenshaw County Jail Bail Link

    Alabama Rules of Criminal Procedure – Bail Schedule

    Crenshaw County Jail Visitation Policy Link
    Crenshaw County Jail Mail Policy
    Find an inmate at Crenshaw County Jail
    Crenshaw County Warrant Lookup
    Crenshaw County Jail Arrest Lookup
    Send Money to an Inmate at Crenshaw County Jail
    Crenshaw County Jail Employment


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