Pike County Jail – Troy, AL

Pike County Jail is located in Pike County, AL and is the main jail for that county. Are you looking for somebody in jail at Pike County Jail? This guide tells you about everything you might want to know about Pike County Jailsuch as the following: Find an inmate at Pike County Jail. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Pike County court information. And much more…

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and daunting situation, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also that person’s family and friends. This guide is meant to give you all the advice and information that you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a lot easier. If you have a question, just ask it in the comment section below, and also any comments or feedback that could be a benefit to other people in the same situation is much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Pike County Jail
120 Church Street
Troy, AL 36081

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 334-566-4347
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 don’t know how to find out where they are?

Has somebody who has been arrested and you don’t know how to find out where they are?

To search who is in jail at Pike County Jail you will have to navigate to their web site and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Pike County Jail Inmate Search has information on people currently in custody, including current status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting schedule. You can also get info for anyone arrested and booked or released within the past 24 hour period. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to locate their inmate information quicker if you have the arrestee’s first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or family member is in another county jail you should look here, too: Alabama Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail intake picture, is a picture taken by the police during jail intake processing. A mugshot is actually two photos one full face and a side picture. Your full name and intake number will appear on the pictures, and they’re stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Pike County Jail prisoners can be searched online, or you can go in person to the Pike County Jail. When viewing online you need to input the inmate’s full name, and the arrest date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to have your mugshot taken down from the Pike County Jail site? This is difficult, as the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you will need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that your arrest record will be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For more information about getting your mugshot removed, the different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal services: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, if you’re incarcerated, your only thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail amount is set either by bail schedule or magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you are released from jail you will have to promise to be there for your court date, and in the meantime you will not be permitted to leave the county.

Usually, inmates will earn early release in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and area a good inmate while they’re in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be granted work release. You will either have to return to jail every day when you’re finished with work, or you may have the chance to move into a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you will be required to pay in order to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount you have to pay is dictated by how serious your crime is. You or someone you know will have to put up ten percent of the total that was set so you are able to be released from jail. If you miss your scheduled court date, whoever posted your bail won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you will need to call the Pike County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you’ve got the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they will let you know how much their bail is. You can also see the bail amount online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but most of the time, it’s really easy if you have the money. First, find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only”. If it is, you will not be able to use a bail bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail won’t take checks. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the inmate will be released into your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you should try a bail bondsman. They usually charge a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and sometimes charge a minimum fee of $100. This money is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman will ask to use your assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

To find a bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman

Have you ever used a Bail Bondsman either for yourself, a family member or friend? If so, post a comment below and tell about it, and let us know how things turned out.

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Bail Schedule

In Alabama the amount of bail you pay is already set by by the Alabama Rules of Criminal Procedure – Bail Schedule, but the magistrate or judge has the final say on how much your bail will be. The bail schedule includes all of the crimes included in Alabama and the exact bail you will have to pay for each crime.

Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process is made up of each of these steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • Firstly, you have to answer some questions, like what is your full legal name, street address, birthdate and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you get released.
  • You will then be allowed to use the telephone to get in touch with a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might get to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will have to change into a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

Have you ever been booked into jail? If you have, please share your experience so others can benefit from your story. How long did it take to get through intake? Were you treated fairly? Do you know any tips that might help other people that get arrested to get through the process?

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. This process will take from 10 minutes to all day. So, the quicker bail is posted, the sooner you will get discharged from jail. It also depends on if you have a cash bond amount or if the magistrate needs to figure out the bail amount. For a minor charge, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and know the release date, you should plan to get released in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the sheriff has a, or if you need to start a jail sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the law and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, report to the jail intake center, and tell someone that you think they might have a warrant for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if they verify that you have one, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order lists. Be very careful that you are not late. Be sure to only bring allowed items with you, like your drivers license or your ID, prescription medication, as well as a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate must list each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance. This information will go into a log of approved visitors for the inmate. All visitors will be required to provide acceptable photo identification. Any visitors that gets to visitation or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies can change, so we suggest that you review the jail site before you try to go to visitation.

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 much more costly than regular phone calls. There are certain restrictions about how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you are disciplined for an infraction, phone calls could be reduced or forbidden completely.

The Pike County Jail phone number is: 334-566-4347

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate has to be sent via the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You cannot use any other form of delivery. You have to clearly write the prisoner’s name, inmate ID, and the jail address on the envelope. Do not send a box, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail sent to inmates gets opened and examined and read by the staff, and the mail will be returned if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Pike County Jail, use this address:

Pike County Jail
120 Church Street
Troy, AL 36081

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Pike County Jail
120 Church Street
Troy, AL 36081


The Pike County Jail inmate mail policy is always changing, so you should visit the the Pike County Jail website when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you should know you still have rights, the most important of which is the right to request an attorney. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure to ask a friend or family member to find a lawyer when you talk to them. You may be asking yourself ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal defense attorney will make sure you know your rights, protect your interests and guide you through the complicated court system that you are now faced with. The quicker you get a lawyer involved with your situation, the better your chances.

For more information on how to find an attorney, go to: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. The Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as investigators, experts in forensics and social workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are real attorneys, admitted to the State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law in Alabama.

Have you or someone you know had to use the services of a Public Defender? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

Pike 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. Court records contain a file with a docket and each of the motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed in the case. You have the ability to access court records via the online service, or at the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is a member of the court that manages the records. They also administer the oath during court cases, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records and documents relating to your case are kept and available to you at the Pike County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges associated with your case, such as for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the type of judge that rules over your case. Magistrates do several different things, such as setting bail amounts, issuing warrants for arrest, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed to include the defendant’s background information and details of the arrestee’s life, which the magistrate judge will review and take into account when determining a sentence. Information will be collected from the person on trial, their family, and in some cases the victim in the crime. Remember that you can request to receive a copy of the pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, so you have the opportunity to 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 a number of different options, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on the severity of the crime, you may be taken into custody immediately, or you could receive a date that you are required to turn yourself into jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if someone is locked up, or has ever been in jail?

To find this out you should query the Pike County jail website, and search by:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you can also call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can access arrest warrants on the Pike County jail website or you can call the jail. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask one of the officers. You should know that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the Pike County jail, by phone, in person, or look online. An arrest is in the public record and this information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, which can be , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders must be registered and listed on either a national or state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to see this information on the internet, but you should know that you won’t see the precise address, just the block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. They include a case file that includes a court docket and any of the filings and documents filed in the case. You can access court records online, or at the Pike County Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of a person’s criminal history. These state databases are connected so you can track criminal histories from other states. You are able to go to the Pike County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county, and in the event that the crime was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

A criminal history search you can find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for crimes, which include:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft.

During a criminal records search, you generally won’t see if that person has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this kind of information, you will have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it an easy process? Dis you do your search online or did you make a phone call to the Pike County courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your account may make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Pike County,the Pike County Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List

    Pike 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 getting locked up in Pike County Jail is no fun, you will soon get accustomed to the daily routine. Expect an alarm to wake up every morning at 6:00 AM, and next they’ll do roll call. You will then get breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will work in the program that has been assigned to you. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Pike 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 Pike 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 at Pike County Jail is likely to change, so we suggest that you review the official Pike County Jail site when send funds to someone in jail 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 Pike County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Pike 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 Pike 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 at this jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit someone there?

    If so, then we would like you to tell us about it. Write down your experience so that others can find out what to expect.

    Things you can put in what you write:

    • Conditions in Pike County Jail.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has a story to tell. Why’d you get arrested? Did you get fair treatment? What was your daily routine in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How did it affect you to go to jail?

    Tell Your Story About Pike County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Do you want to say wassup to someone from jail? Write your message below.

    Say Hello to people still locked up at Pike County Jail

    Links and Resources

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

    Alabama Bail Schedule

    Pike County Jail Visitation Policy Link
    Pike County Jail Jail Mail Policy Link
    Pike County Jail Inmate Search
    Pike County Warrants
    Pike County Jail Arrests
    Pike County Jail Send Money Procedure
    Jobs at Pike County Jail


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