Macon County Jail – Tuskegee, AL

Macon County Jail is in Macon County and is the primary jail for that area. Do you know somebody locked up in Macon County Jail? This page tells you all about everything a person needs to know about Macon County Jail,like: How to do a jail inmate search. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures. Court information and records. And more…

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary idea, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also their friends and family. The purpose of this guide is to offer information and tips that you’ll need to make getting locked up a little less stressful. If you have a question, please feel free to ask it, and also any tips or comments that might help others would be welcome.

General Information

Address

Macon County Jail
246 County Road 10
Tuskegee, AL 36083

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (334) 724-0669
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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 locate them?

Has a family member or friend who has been arrested and you want to find out where they are?

To look up who is in jail at Macon County Jail you will need to click on their web site and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Macon County Jail Inmate List is a list of persons who have been arrested, which includes status, bail amount, and visiting hours. You can also find info for anybody processed or released in the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to locate their inmate information more quickly if you enter the arrestee’s first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If the inmate you are looking for could possibly be at another jail you should check our guide to other Alabama jails: List of all jails in Alabama


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail booking picture, is the photograph taken by the police when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is make of one full face and one profile photo. Your name and intake number will be on the photos, and they are on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Macon County Jail inmates can be seen online, or you can go in person to the Macon County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you will have to put in the first and last name, and the arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to have your mugshot removed from the Macon County Jail website? This may not be possible, since the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you have to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means that your arrest record would be sealed, and unavailable to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For a more indepth article about removing your mugshot, 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

Naturally, once you’re arrested and put in jail, your main thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, a bail amount will be determined using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. In cases where no bail is set this may mean that you will either be released, or you don’t get released while you wait for 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 will not be permitted to go out of town.

Usually, inmates in the Macon County Jail will be given time off in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and act right while locked up.

If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will be required to go back to jail every day when you’re finished with work, or you might be permitted to move into a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay in order to be released from jail until your court date. Your bail amount is dictated by how serious your charges are. You will have to put up 10 percent of the total amount that was set so you are able to get discharged from jail. If you miss your court appearance, the person that paid your bail won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you have to call the Macon County Jail. If you’ve got the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you the bail amount. You can also find out how much their bail is on the Macon County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is never fun, but most of the time, it’s easy if you have the money. To start with, you have to find out if it is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If so, you will not be able to use the services of a bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail will not accept checks. When you’ve paid bail, the prisoner will get 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, or you just can’t afford it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. They will usually have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and sometimes with a minimum of $100. This will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bondsman will usually request to use your personal assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

If you need a bail bondsman go to: 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 word on how much your bail will be. The Alabama Rules of Criminal Procedure – Bail Schedule contains every crime included in Alabama and the exact amount of bail for each one.

Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process includes the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is really busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • Firstly, you must answer some basic questions, such as your full legal name, address, birthdate and contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • You will then be allowed to use the phone in order to get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might get to keep wearing street clothes, if not you will be issued a jail issued jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be discharged from jail. This process takes between 30 minutes to many hours. Or, simply, the faster you post bail, the sooner you will get released. It also will depend on whether or not you’ve got a bond amount or if a judge still needs to determine the bail amount. For minor offenses, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and know the date of your release, you should plan to get discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you have to start a jail sentence, you should follow the rules and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail, in the reception area, and tell them that you think there may be a warrant for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into jail custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, report on the date and time that the sentence order states. Be very careful that you are not late. Only bring approved items with you, for example a driver’s license or even your ID, any prescription medication you might take, and a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates have to provide information about each visitor to the jail in advance of the visit. This information will be entered into a log of visitors for the requesting inmate. Each and every visitor will be required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Visitors that arrives for visitation late or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies change often, so we suggest that you review the official jail site before you go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Jail phone calls are a lot more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but bear in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you break the rules and are disciplined, phone privileges may be limited or forbidden completely.

The Macon County Jail phone number is: (334) 724-0669

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail is required to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other method of mail or package delivery. You have to clearly write the inmate’s name, inmate number, and the jail address on the envelope. Do not mail anything in a package or box, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail that you send to inmates is opened and read and inspected by the jail officers, and will be sent back if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Macon County Jail
246 County Road 10
Tuskegee, AL 36083

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Macon County Jail
246 County Road 10
Tuskegee, AL 36083


The mail policy changes frequently, so it would be best to check the the Macon County Jail website when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you still have certain rights, the first of which is the right to request a lawyer. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is a good idea to ask a friend or family member to find a lawyer when you call them. You might be thinking ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ While you are not required to have one, a lawyer will make sure you know your rights, protect your interests and help you understand the legal system in your county. The quicker you get a lawyer involved with your case, the better.

For more information about how to find an attorney, read our guide: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. The Public Defender Office is staffed by private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as case workers. Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys, admitted to the Alabama State Bar Association and are fully licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

Macon County court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. They have a court case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and all of the documents in the case. You, and anyone else, can access court records via the Macon County website, or by going to the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is a member 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 court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records and documents from your court case are maintained at Macon County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the charges and fees associated with your court case, which include filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you are low income and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the judge that rules over your court case. They do a number of things, which include setting bail amounts, issuing warrants for arrest, and presiding over preliminary court hearings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed with the defendant’s background information and details of the defendant’s life history, which the judge will take into consideration when decide your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be requested from the person on trial, his or her family members, and if necessary the victim in the crime. Be sure to remember you can ask to receive a copy of the pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, and correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, ranging from community service and probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you will either be immediately taken into custody, or you could receive 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 a family member of friend is currently in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

You can you will have to access the jail’s website, and search using:

  • Name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you should call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check arrest warrants on the Macon County jail website or you can call the jail directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and inquire at the information desk. 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 name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the Macon County jail, on the phone, in person, or find out online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and the information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you are served with legal papers, which can be a court order. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Macon County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders have to be registered and listed on a sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to view sex offenders online, but you should know that you will not be able to find the exact address, just the address block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. These records include a case file that contains a docket sheet and any filings and documents filed in your case. You can access court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at the Macon County Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains records of a person’s criminal history. These state databases are linked together and you can track criminal convictions from any other state. Go to the Macon County Courthouse and check in person, or check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and in the event that it was in a completely different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

A criminal records search you can find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any of the following crimes:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

During a criminal records search, you won’t find if that person has had any:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Any accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this kind of information, you have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? How easy was it? Did you search online or did you have to make a phone call to the courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are plenty of reasons that people look up criminal records, and your comments could help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has their list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Macon County,the Macon County Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List

    Macon County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of spending time in Macon County Jail is no fun, in time you will get used to the daily routine. You should expect an alarm to wake up every morning at 6:00AM, and then roll call. Then you will eat breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast participate 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 Macon 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 Macon 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 rules for sending money to jail inmates is likely to change, so we suggest that you review the the Macon County Jail website when you send any funds.

    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 Macon County Jail

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

    • 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 spent any time at Macon County Jail? Do you have a family member or friend there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner in this jail?

    If your answer is yes, then we would like you to write your review about it. Write down what you experienced because other people can learn what to expect.

    What to include in your review:

    • Conditions in Macon County Jail.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gang activity
    • Programs and activities


    Speak Your Mind

    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has a story to tell. How’d you end up in jail? Were you fairly treated? What was your daily routine in jail? What were the other inmates like? How did going to jail affect your life?

    Click here to tell your story about Macon County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Need to throw a shout out to someone from jail? Write your message below.

    Throw a shout out to someone at Macon County Jail

    Links and Resources

    Main Macon County Jail Link
    Macon County Jail Inmate Search
    View Macon County Jail Mugshots
    Macon County Jail Bail Link

    Alabama Bail Schedule

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


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