Randolph County Jail – Wedowee, AL

Randolph County Jail is in Randolph County, AL and is the primary jail for the county. Know someone locked up at Randolph County Jail? This page will tell you about anything one might want to know about Randolph County Jail: How to locate an inmate at Randolph County Jail. How to view Randolph County Jail mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Intake procedures. Court records. And more…

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary situation, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also that person’s friends and family. The goal of this guide is to offer information and tips that you’ll need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a lot easier. If you have a specific question, just ask it in the comment section below, and also any tips or comments that could be a benefit to other people in the same situation would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Randolph County Jail
1 Main Street South
Wedowee, AL 36278

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 256-357-4545
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that is locked up and want to find out where they are?

Do you know a family member or friend that’s been arrested and you want to find them?

To see who is in jail at Randolph County Jail you will have to click on their website and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Randolph County Jail Inmate Lookup is an online list of people currently in custody, which includes current status, how much their bail is, and times you can visit. You can also get the same information about anybody processed or discharged within the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You’ll be able to find the information quicker if you enter their first and last name, birth date, or arrest number.

If the inmate you are looking for is in another jail you will want to check our guide to other Alabama jails: List of all county jails in Alabama


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail intake photo, is the picture that the police take when you are booked into jail. They will take one face photo and a side-view photo. Your name and jail booking number will be in the photos, and they are stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be viewed on the Randolph County Jail website, or you can view them at the Randolph County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you will have to enter their full name, and the booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to get your mugshot taken down from the Randolph County Jail site? This may not be possible, as your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you have to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that all of your arrest records will be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

To learn more about getting your mugshot removed, the many different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you’re arrested and put in jail, your primary thought is about how to get out. After booking, your bail amount will be set either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this may mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you are are released you are required to agree to be there for your court date, and until that date you must not go out of town.

In most cases, a prisoner will earn early release in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and act right while they are in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to do work release. You will be required to stay the jail each day when you’re finished with work, or you might be permitted to live in a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you have to pay to the courts in order to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount you will be required to pay is determined by the crime you’ve been charged with. You or someone you know will have to post 10 percent of the total amount set in order to get discharged from jail. If you don’t show up for your court appearance, whoever paid your bail will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You will have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know what their bail is set at. You can also check their bail amount and status on the Randolph County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is never fun, but most of the time, it’s simple to do if you have the money. First, you need to find out if it is a Cash Only Bond situation. If it is, you can’t use the services of a bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail can’t accept a check. When you’ve paid bail, the inmate will be released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you should try a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will generally charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the bail amount, and sometimes with a minimum fee of $100. This money is non-refundable and is typically cash only. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman may use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

If you need a local bail bondsman click here: Find a Bail Bondsman in Randolph County

Have you ever used a bondsman to bail someone out of jail? If so, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, and let us know how things turned out.

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Bail Schedule

In the state of Alabama your bail is set by the Alabama Rules of Criminal Procedure – Bail Schedule, but keep in mind, though, the judge or magistrate has the final say on how much your bail will be. The Alabama Rules of Criminal Procedure – Bail Schedule lists all of the crimes included in state law and the exact amount of bail for each of the crimes.

Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Get Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • Released For Time Served
  • Be Released 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 jail intake process is made up of each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. When the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • You have to answer some basic questions, like what is your full legal name, address, birth date and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your medical and mental history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will be taken from you and stored until you get released.
  • You will be allowed to make a phone call so you can talk to a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, they will let you wear your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will be given a jail jumpsuit.

Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If you have, you should tell us what happened. How long did it take to get processed? What was you treatment like? Do you have any things that will help other people get through jail intake?

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged may take between 10 minutes to all day. In simple terms, the faster you can pay your bail, the quicker you will get out of jail. Also, it might depend on whether or not you have a cash bond or if a magistrate must decide on the bail amount. For minor offenses, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have completed your jail sentence and have a discharge date, you should expect to be released between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you must begin your jail sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the law and turn yourself into the authorities. If you have a warrant, go down to the jail, in the reception area, and tell the intake officer that think that there is a warrant for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if so, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. When reporting to serve a sentence, go down to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order lists. Be very careful that you aren’t late. Only bring required items with you, for example a driver’s license or ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate need to provide the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail. This information will go into a log of visitors for the inmate. Each visitor will be required to provide a photo ID when visiting. Visitors that gets to visitation or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
The Randolph County Jail visitation procedures frequently change, so make sure that you review the jail site before you visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Jail phone calls are much pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on 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, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get reduced or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

The Randolph County Jail phone number is: 256-357-4545

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail must be mailed using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You cannot use any other method of mail or package delivery. You must write the inmate’s name, inmate number, and jail address on the letter that you send. Do not send a package, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail gets opened and read and inspected by the jail officers, and will get returned if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Randolph County Jail:

Randolph County Jail
1 Main Street South
Wedowee, AL 36278

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Randolph County Jail
1 Main Street South
Wedowee, AL 36278


The inmate mail policy at Randolph County Jail is always changing, so double check the site when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you should know you still have rights, one of these is your right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so you would be wise to have a friend or relative find a lawyer when you call them. You may be asking yourself ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal attorney will make sure you know your rights, protect your interests and help you navigate through the complicated court system. The sooner you get an attorney working on your criminal case, the better your chances.

For more info on the benefits of hiring a lawyer, visit: How to Find a Lawyer in Randolph County

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford an attorney, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. Also, the Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as private investigators, forensics experts and case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are real lawyers who are members of the State Bar and are licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

Randolph County court records are a matter of public record. Court records contain a case file with a docket and each of the documents and motions filed in the case. You are able to access your court case records via the website, or at the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that maintains the records. They also administer the oath when court is in session, and read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records related to your court case are maintained at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the fees and charges from your case, such as filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you are low income and have a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The Randolph County court magistrate acts as the judge who presides over your case in court. Magistrate judges do a number of different things, such as setting bail, issuing warrants for arrest, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court hearings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together to include background information and details of the arrestee’s life history, which the magistrate will review and take into account when determining your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be solicited from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and if necessary the victim in the crime. Don’t forget you are able to ask to receive your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, so you get the chance to correct any inaccurate information.

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 and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the severity of the crime, you may be taken into custody immediately, or you could receive a date to to surrender and report to jail to serve your jail time 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 locked up, or has ever been in jail?

To do so, you will have to go to the Randolph County jail website, and search using:

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

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check arrest warrants online or 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. Bear in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, either by phone, in person, or check online. An arrest is a matter of public record and this information is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, which can be a court order. You can access civil process orders by going to the Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are registered and listed on either a national or state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to view these listings on the internet, but keep in mind that you won’t get the street address, but only the block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. They include a court case file that contains a court docket and any of the documents filed in the court case. You can access the court records via the internet, or at Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains records of people’s criminal past. These databases are all linked so you are able to track criminal convictions from another state. You are able to go to 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 different state entirely, you may have to pay for a more complete search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you will be able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

During a criminal records search, in most cases won’t find if they has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving histories, you will have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it easy? Did you search online or did you have to make a phone call to the Randolph County courthouse? Was it correct? There are plenty of reasons that people look up criminal records, and your account may make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Randolph County,The Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List

    Randolph County Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that serving a jail sentence in Randolph County Jail is very scary, eventually you will become accustomed to the daily routine there. Prisoners get an alarm for wake-up at 6:00AM, and then roll call. After roll call you will get breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will be required 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 Randolph 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 Randolph 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 Randolph County Jail might change, so you should check the official website when you send any money.

    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 Randolph County Jail

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

    • 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 spent any time in this jail? Do you know anybody there? Have you ever visited an inmate there?

    If so, then you should write a review about it. Tell us about your experience so that other people will know what to expect.

    Things you might want to put in your comment:

    • Conditions in Randolph County Jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate activities and programs


    Click here to write your review of Randolph County Jail

    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has at least one story to tell about it. Why were you locked up? How did the guards treat you? What was your daily routine in jail? What were the other inmates like? How has this experience impacted your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Are you trying to reconnect with someone from jail? Write your message below.

    Say Wassup

    Links and Resources

    Main Randolph County Jail Link
    Randolph County Jail Inmate Search
    Randolph County Jail Mugshots
    Randolph County Jail Bail Amount Link

    Alabama Rules of Criminal Procedure – Bail Schedule

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


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  1. jamie bragg says:

    The intake procedure at Randolph county is NOT DONE LEGALLY. I have recently had the experience and I was held for 6 hours, without being in the system, I got there at about 3 in the morning and they were experiencing “Technical Difficulties” so they could not complete the process, however, i was told my charges, put in a jumpsuit and gives a mat and led to a room where i was instructed to sleep on the concrete floor. I called a bondsman at 6 am and started the bonding out process. At around am, i was called to the office where they told me they had to process me in before they could release me. I got into an argument during the process with Officer Traumers. (during this whole incident i was handcuffed and sitting in a chair). The officer assaulted me, almost tazed me in the face. The female officer (MS GLORIA) had to elbow him in the ribs and tell him 3 times to calm down and let me go. I am not 100% sure , but I do not think this is legal, so I am definitely in pursuit of what the laws are in this county.

  2. lil wayne says:

    If you’re in jail reading this, you need to ask yourself how can I change my life around and get on the right side of the law. Far too many blame other for the wrong they have committed against society, criminal or civil offenses.
    Life is passing you while you’re locked up trying to figure out how you got caught. You got caught because you foolish enough to think crime pays. DUH grow up people.

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