Mac Sim Butler Detention Facility – Montgomery, AL

Mac Sim Butler Detention Facility is in Montgomery County and is the jail for the county. Are you looking for someone locked up at Mac Sim Butler Detention Facility? This site gives you information about anything related to Mac Sim Butler Detention Facility,like: Find out who’s in jail at Mac Sim Butler Detention Facility? Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures. Court records. And much much more…

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The thought of going to jail is a scary idea, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also that person’s family and friends. This guide is meant to give you all the information and advice that you’ll need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a lot easier. If you have questions, please feel free to ask them, and also any comments or feedback that would be beneficial to others is appreciated.

General Information

Address

Mac Sim Butler Detention Facility
225 South Mcdonough Street
Montgomery, AL 36104

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 334-832-1334
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that has gone to jail and need to contact them?

Has a friend or family member that’s been arrested and you need to locate them?

In order to look up who is in jail at Mac Sim Butler Detention Facility you should click on their link and use the inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Mac Sim Butler Detention Facility Inmate Roster is an online list of persons currently in custody, including custody status, how much their bail is, and visiting schedule. Also, you can get information on anyone arrested and booked or discharged within the last 24 hours. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to locate their arrest information quicker if you have their first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or loved one may be in another county jail you can check our guide to other Alabama jails: Alabama County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail processing photo, is a photograph that the jail takes when you get processed at jail intake. They will take one and one profile photo. Your name and jail ID number will be on the photos, and they will be on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots are on the Mac Sim Butler Detention Facility website, or you can view them at the Mac Sim Butler Detention Facility. When you search for mugshots on the website you will have to enter the prisoner’s legal name, and a booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to have your mugshot erased from the Mac Sim Butler Detention Facility website? This is difficult, since your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that your arrest record will be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot removed, the many different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal services: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, if you are arrested and put in jail, your main thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail will be determined using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If there is no bail set this might mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out of jail you will have to promise to be in court on your court date, and until that day you are required not to travel out of the county.

In most cases, an inmate will earn an early release in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and act right while they’re in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. Either you will have to go back to jail every day when you’re finished working, or you may be allowed to live in a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you have to pay in order to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you will have to pay is dictated by the crime you are charged with. You will have to pay 10 percent of the total that was set so you can bail out of jail. If you fail to show up for your court date, whoever paid your bail will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You have to call the Mac Sim Butler Detention Facility. If know the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can see the bail amount online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is no fun, but in some cases, it is very simple to do. To start with, you need to know if it is a Cash Only Bond situation. If it is, you won’t be able to use a Bail Bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail will not accept a check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the inmate 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 the bail amount is too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen usually have a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set, and sometimes with a minimum fee of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and the bondsman only accepts cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman will usually request to use your personal assets as collateral for the bond.

To talk to a bail bondsman click here: How to find a bail bondsman

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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 magistrate or judge has the ultimate say on you bail amount. The Alabama Rules of Criminal Procedure – Bail Schedule contains all crimes defined by Alabama and the exact bail amount for each one.

Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process is made up of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you will answer a number of questions, like what is your legal name, home address, birth date and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • They will let you make a telephone call to contact a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be allowed to keep wearing street clothes, if not you will be issued a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. This process will take anywhere between 30 minutes to hours or even all day long. In simple terms, the faster bail is posted, the sooner you will get let go. It also might depend on whether or not you’ve been given a bond amount or if a magistrate still needs to figure out how much your bail will be. For a minor charge, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served your sentence and are given a date of your release, plan to be discharged that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

out against you, or if you must report to start a sentence, it is recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself in willingly. If it is for a warrant, report to the jail reception area, and tell them that think that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if there is one, you will be taken into jail custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, report to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order states. Be sure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Only bring necessary items with you, such as your drivers license or even photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate need to list each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance of any visit. This information will be entered into a log of approved visitors for the inmate. Each visitor is required to provide proof of identification. Anyone showing up late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures at Mac Sim Butler Detention Facility are always changing, so review the official Mac Sim Butler Detention Facility jail site before you try to go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Phone calls made in jail are typically more costly than regular phone calls. Phone calls are restricted on how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the rules, your ability to use the phone might get cut back or forbidden completely.

Phone Number: 334-832-1334

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail has to be sent via the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You must not use any other method of delivery. Clearly write or type the prisoner’s name, inmate number, and the jail address on the letter that you send. Don’t send a package or box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail will be opened and read and inspected by the jail officers, and will get sent back to the person who mailed it if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Mac Sim Butler Detention Facility, use this address:

Mac Sim Butler Detention Facility
225 South Mcdonough Street
Montgomery, AL 36104

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Mac Sim Butler Detention Facility
225 South Mcdonough Street
Montgomery, AL 36104


The Mac Sim Butler Detention Facility mail policy changes often, so review the official website before you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you have certain rights, the first of which is that you have the right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so you would be wise to have a friend or family member find a lawyer for you. You might be thinking ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal defense attorney can advise you of your rights, help protect your interests and help you understand the complicated legal system. The quicker you get an attorney working on your case, the better off you’ll be.

For more information about this subject, go to: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you can’t afford an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. The Public Defender is staffed by private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as case workers. Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers that are members of the Alabama State Bar and are fully licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

Court records are are public records and are available upon request. They are comprised of a court case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and all motions, documents, and evidence in the case. You can access your court records with the online service, or at the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is a member of the court who manages the records. They also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records and documents related to your court case are kept at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the charges and fees associated with your court case, such as filing fees, motion fees and various 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

A Magistrate is the judge who presides over your case. Magistrate judges do several different things, such as determing how much your bail will be, issuing warrants for arrest, and acting as the presiding judge over initial court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is prepared with information about the arrestee’s background and information about the defendant’s life, which the magistrate judge will review when determining your sentence. Information and personal details will be gathered from the person on trial, his or her family members, and in some circumstances the victim in the crime. Remember you are able to ask to have your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, so you get the chance to correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, which include community service to probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you will either be locked up immediately, or you might be given a date that you are supposed to to surrender and report to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if someone is incarcerated, or has ever been locked up?

This is pretty easy to do, simply you need to access the Montgomery County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and do a search using:

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

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you should call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can access court records online or you are able to call the jail. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask the officer in charge. You should know that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the jail, either by phone, in person, or look online. An arrest is in the public record and these records are accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, such as warrants. You can find these by contacting the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are listed and registered on either a national or state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to see sex offenders on the website, but keep in mind that you will not find the precise address, but only the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. Court Records include a court case file that includes a docket sheet and any filings and documents filed in your case. You can access court records on the internet, or at Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of someone’s criminal background. These state databases are connected and you can track criminal backgrounds from any other state. Go to the Montgomery County Courthouse and check in person, or check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and if the crime was in a totally different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you will get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for crimes, which include:

  • DUI.
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

During a criminal records search, usually will not discover if they has had any:

  • Speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this information, you have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it easy? Was your search online or did you call the Montgomery County courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are many reasons that folks search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your feedback may help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has their list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Montgomery County,the Montgomery County Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link

    Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of serving a jail sentence in the Montgomery County jail is very scary, in time you will become accustomed to the daily routine there. All inmates get a wake-up alarm at six in the morning, and then roll call. Then you will get breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will have to 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 Mac Sim Butler Detention Facility, 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 Mac Sim Butler Detention Facility 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 Mac Sim Butler Detention Facility is likely to change, so be sure to review the site 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

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Mac Sim Butler Detention Facility

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Mac Sim Butler Detention Facility, 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 Mac Sim Butler Detention Facility

    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 incarcerated in Mac Sim Butler Detention Facility? Do you know anybody there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at Mac Sim Butler Detention Facility?

    If yes, then please write a review about it. Write down what you experienced because other people can learn what to expect.

    Things you might want to put in your comment:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gang activity
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has a story to tell. How’d you end up in jail? Did you get fair treatment? How was day to day life at Mac Sim Butler Detention Facility? Tell us about the other inmates. How did going to jail affect your life?

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    Did you make friends in jail? Are you trying to get in touch with somebody you met when you were locked up? Leave a message for them here.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Mac Sim Butler Detention Facility Link
    Mac Sim Butler Detention Facility Inmate Search
    Mac Sim Butler Detention Facility Mugshots
    Mac Sim Butler Detention Facility Bail Link

    Alabama Rules of Criminal Procedure – Bail Schedule

    Mac Sim Butler Detention Facility Visitation Policy Link
    Mac Sim Butler Detention Facility Mail Policy
    Mac Sim Butler Detention Facility Inmate Search
    Montgomery County Warrants
    Mac Sim Butler Detention Facility Arrests
    Send Funds to an Inmate at Mac Sim Butler Detention Facility
    Jobs at Mac Sim Butler Detention Facility


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