Elmore County Jail – Wetumpka, AL

Elmore County Jail is located in Elmore County, AL and is the primary jail for the county. Do you know somebody in jail at Elmore County Jail? This site will tell you information about anything one might want to know about Elmore County Jailsuch as the following: How to locate an inmate at Elmore County Jail. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Booking and intake procedures. Court information. And lots more.

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The chance of going to jail is a scary situation, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also that person’s family and friends. The purpose of this guide is to offer information and tips that you need to make getting locked up less stressfull. If you have a question, just ask them, and any feedback or comments that might be a benefit to other people in the same situation will be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Elmore County Jail
8955 Us Highway 231, Wetumpka, Al 36092
Wetumpka, AL 36092

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 334-567-5546
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that has gone to jail and want to find them?

Has a friend or family member who’s been arrested and you want to find them?

In order to find out who is in jail at Elmore County Jail you need to go to their website and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Elmore County Jail Inmate Roster is an online list of people who have been arrested, including current status, how much their bail is, and visiting hours. Also, you are able to find information for anybody processed or released in the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You can locate their inmate information fast if you have your friend or family member’s name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If your friend or family member may be locked up at a different jail you will want to check the other Alabama county jails in our Alabama County Jail Guide: Alabama Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a booking picture, is a photo that the jail takes during jail intake processing. They will take one full face and a side-view photo. Your name and jail booking number will be on the mugshot, and they are on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be seen online, or you can see them in person at the Elmore County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you need to enter the person’s name, and an arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to get your mugshot taken off of the Elmore County Jail website? This is difficult, as the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you have to file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that your arrest record would be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot taken down, the different mugshot websites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Once you are arrested and put in jail, your only thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, your bail amount will be set either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If 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 are released from jail you must agree to be there for your court date, and until then you won’t be allowed to leave town.

Usually, an inmate will earn an early release in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and area a good inmate while incarcerated.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to do work release. Either you will have to go back to jail every day after work, or you may be allowed 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 court system to be released from jail until your court date. The amount you will have to pay is dictated by the crime you’ve been charged with. You or someone you know will have to put up 10% of the amount set so you are able to get out of jail. If you don’t go to your court date, that person will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If know the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you the bail amount. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but usually, it’s really easy. To start with, you have to find out if it is a Cash Only Bond situation. If this is the case, you will not be able to use the services of a Bail Bondsman. Cash only – the jail will not take a personal check. Once you have paid the bond, the prisoner will be released into your care. 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 their bail has been set too high, of if you can’t pay it, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen usually have a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and usually have a minimum charge of $100. This money is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If bail is very large, the bondsman might ask to use your assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To find a bail bondsman go to: Find a Bail Bondsman in Elmore County

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Bail Schedule

In the state of Alabama the amount of bail you pay is predetermined by by the Alabama Rules of Criminal Procedure – Bail Schedule, but keep in mind that the judge or magistrate has the final word on where your bail is set. The bail schedule lists all crimes included in state law and the exact bail amount for each one.

Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Get Out on Work Release
  • Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • House Arrest
  • Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure takes you through each of these steps:

  • You will get put 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 must answer a bunch of questions, such as what is your legal name, your address, birthdate and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your medical and psychological history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • They will let you use the telephone in order to get in touch with a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might get to keep wearing street clothes, otherwise you you will have to wear a jail uniform.

Have you ever been booked into jail? If you have, you should tell us how it happened. How long did you have to wait? How did the guards treat you? Can you tell us things that might help other people that get arrested to get through the procedure?

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will get discharged from jail. This process may take from 15 minutes to hours or even all day long. Or, simply, the faster you can post bail, the sooner you will get discharged from jail. How quickly you get discharged depends on if you’ve been given a bond amount or if the judge still needs to decide on the amount of bail to be set. For a minor offense, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and have a date of your release, expect to be discharged that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If you have a, or if you must start your sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the law and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go down to the jail intake center, and tell them that think that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into jail custody. If it is for a jail sentence, go to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Be very careful that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Be sure to only bring approved items with you, for example your drivers license or photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, and a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you have to give each visitor’s name to the jail in advance. Your visitors will go into the visitation log as an Authorized visit. All visitors is required to provide identification. Anyone that gets to visitation or without a visiting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies frequently change, so make sure 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 . Calls made in jail are generally pricier than regular phone calls. There are certain restrictions about when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates should 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, phone calls might get cut back or eliminated completely.

Phone Number: 334-567-5546

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate is required to be sent via the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You must not use any other type of delivery. You should write the name, inmate number, and the jail address on the envelope. Do not send a box, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail that you send to inmates is opened and inspected by the jail officers, and the mail will be sent back to the person who mailed it if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

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

Elmore County Jail
8955 Us Highway 231, Wetumpka, Al 36092
Wetumpka, AL 36092

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Elmore County Jail
8955 Us Highway 231, Wetumpka, Al 36092
Wetumpka, AL 36092


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


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, one of these is the right to request an attorney. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so make sure to have a friend or relative find a lawyer when you call them. You may be thinking ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal lawyer will advise you about your rights, protect your interests and guide you through the complicated legal system. The faster you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your case, the better.

For more information on the benefits of hiring a lawyer, click here: How to Find an Attorney in Elmore County

Public Defender

If you cannot afford an attorney, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. Also, the Public Defender’s Office has access to private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social workers. Public Defenders are full-fledged lawyers that are members of the State Bar and are licensed to handle your case.

Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

Elmore County court records are public records. Court records are comprised of a case file containing a docket and each of the documents in the case. You are able to access the records and documents in your court case using the website, or at the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Elmore County Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who manages the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath in a court case, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records from your court case are kept and available to you at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the fees and charges from 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 can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the type of judge that rules on your case in court. Magistrates are judges that do different functions, which include deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants, and presiding over preliminary court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is put together with background information and information about the arrestee’s life and history, which the magistrate will take into consideration when deciding on the sentence. Information will be collected from the defendant, their family, and if necessary the victim. Bear in mind you can ask to get your own copy of this report before sentencing, so you can correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are a number of different options, which include community service to probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the severity of the crime, you will either be taken into custody, right there in court, or you might be given a date that you are required to to surrender and report to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if somebody you know is currently in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

To do so, you should access the jail’s website, and do a search using:

  • Name.
  • Birth date.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you can call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant, you are able to check the court records on the website or call the court. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask them. You should know that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, on the phone, in person, or check online. An arrest is in the public record and this information is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you are served with legal papers, like , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can access civil process orders by going to the Elmore County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders must be listed and registered on a sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to view these offenders on the internet, but keep in mind that you can’t find the exact address, but rather the address block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. These records include a case file that includes a court docket and any documents and filings filed in your case. You are able to access the court records online, or at Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state keeps a record of their state citizen’s criminal history. These databases are connected so you are able to track criminal convictions from another state. You are able to go to courthouse and make an inquiry, 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 might have to pay a fee for a more complete 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 crimes, which can include:

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

If you do a criminal records check, you won’t find if someone has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving histories, you will have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it easy? Did you search online or did you make a phone call to the jail? was the information you recieved correct? There are lots of reasons that people look up criminal records, and your feedback may help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI keeps a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Elmore County,the Elmore County Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link

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


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that spending time in Elmore County Jail is something you wish you could avoid, soon you will become accustomed to the daily routine there. Inmates get a wake-up alarm each morning at 6:00 AM, and next they’ll do roll call. Next, you will eat breakfast. After breakfast, you will be required to work in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. 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 Elmore 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 Elmore 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 at Elmore County Jail could change, so you should 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 Elmore County Jail

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

    • Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
    • Victims have the right to notification.
    • Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • Victims have the right to restitution.
    • Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
    • Victims 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 a prisoner in Elmore County Jail? Do you know someone there? Have you ever visited an inmate there?

    If your answer is yes, then please write your review about it. Tell us about what you experienced so that other people can learn what to expect.

    Things you can include in your review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has a story about it. How’d you get locked up? Were you fairly treated? What happened to you while you were locked up? How did you get along with the other inmates? 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? Do you need to find a friend from jail? Leave a message for them here.

    Say wassup to people still locked up at Elmore County Jail

    Links and Resources

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

    Alabama Bail Schedule

    Elmore County Jail Visitation Procedures
    Elmore County Jail Jail Mail Link
    Elmore County Jail Inmate Inquiry Link
    Elmore County Jail Warrant Inquiry
    Elmore County Jail Arrests
    Send Funds to an Inmate at Elmore County Jail
    Elmore County Jail Jobs


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