Talladega County Jail – Sylacauga, AL

Talladega County Jail is in Talladega County and is the primary jail for that county. Looking for someone in Talladega County Jail? This site gives you information about anything one might want to know about Talladega County Jailsuch as the following: How to do a jail inmate search. How to view Talladega County Jail mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information and records. And lots more.

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a daunting and scary situation, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also that person’s friends and family. This guide is meant to offer info that you need to make the process less stressfull. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask it, and any tips or comments that could be a benefit to other people in the same situation would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Talladega County Jail
400 N. Norton Ave.
Sylacauga, AL 35150

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 256-245-5121
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member in jail and don’t know how to locate them?

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

In order to find out who’s in jail at Talladega County Jail you have to go to their link and use the inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Talladega County Jail Inmate Locator is an online list of persons who were arrested and are now in jail, including custody status, bail amount, and visiting hours. Also, you can get the same information about anybody processed or released in the past 24 hours. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You can find their arrest information more quickly if you’ve got your friend or family member’s name, birth date, or arrest number.

If your friend or loved one could possibly be in another jail you should check the other Alabama county jails in our Alabama County Jail Guide: Alabama County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, or booking picture, is the photograph that the jail takes during jail intake processing. A mugshot is make of one full face and a side-view photo. Your name and booking number will be on the photos, and they are stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be viewed on the Talladega County Jail website, or you can go in person to the Talladega County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you will need to input their first and last name, and the booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to have your mugshot removed from the Talladega County Jail site? This may not be possible, as the mugshot is a public record. You must file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that all of your arrest records will be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

To learn more about removing your mugshot, the various mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, if you are incarcerated, your primary thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, bail is determined by the magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you are are released you will have to agree to go to your court date, and until that day you are not allowed to travel out of the county.

Typically, an inmate in the Talladega County Jail will earn time off for good behavior when they follow the rules and don’t cause any problems while locked up.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to do work release. You will have to return to jail each day after work, or you might be allowed to move to a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you will be required to pay in order to be released from jail until your court date. Your bail amount is dictated by the crime you are charged with. You will have to pay 10% of the amount that was determined in order to be released from jail. If you don’t show up for your court date, whoever paid your bail won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail will need to call the jail. If you’ve got the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they will let you know the bail amount. You can also see the bail amount on the Talladega County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but in some cases, it’s really easy. First, you need to find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only”. If this is the case, you can’t use a bail bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they can’t take a check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the person will be discharged. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, of if you can’t pay it, you might need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen usually charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and usually have a minimum of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman will in most cases request to use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

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

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Bail Schedule

In Alabama bail amounts are predetermined by by the Alabama Rules of Criminal Procedure – Bail Schedule, but the judge or magistrate has the ultimate say on how high your bail is set. The bail schedule lists all of the crimes defined by Alabama and the exact bail you will have to pay for each of the crimes.

Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure includes the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • First, have to answer some simple questions, such as your legal name, street address, birth date and contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • You will get to use the telephone in order to call a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might get to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to change into a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be discharged from jail. This process takes between 10 minutes to quite a few hours. In other words the quicker you post bail, the quicker you will get let go. Also, how fast you get released can depend on whether you’ve been given a bond amount or if a magistrate has to figure out the bail amount. For a minor charge, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and are given a discharge date, you should expect to get discharged between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the sheriff has a, or if you need to start a jail sentence, you should do the right thing and turn yourself into the authorities. In the case of an outstanding warrant, report to the jail, and tell the intake officer that believe that there could be an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if they find one, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order lists. Be sure that you are not late. Make sure that you only bring approved items when you go, like your drivers license or state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you have to provide each visitor’s name to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitors will be put into a log of approved visitors for the inmate. Each visitor will have to provide identification. Any visitors showing up late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Jail visitation policies can change, so make sure that you double-check the official site before you go to the jail to visit.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Calls made in jail are typically more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. There are certain restrictions about when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but bear in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the jail rules, phone privileges might get cut back or eliminated altogether.

Phone Number: 256-245-5121

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail is required to be sent via 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 have to clearly write the prisoner’s name, inmate ID number, and the address of the jail on the envelope. Do not send a package or box, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. Any mail will be opened and examined by the jail officers, and will be returned to the sender if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Talladega County Jail is:

Talladega County Jail
400 N. Norton Ave.
Sylacauga, AL 35150

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Talladega County Jail
400 N. Norton Ave.
Sylacauga, AL 35150


The mail policy at Talladega County Jail is always changing, so we suggest that you double check the official Talladega County Jail site 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 still have certain rights, the most important of which is that you have the right to request a lawyer. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is important to get a friend or family member to locate an attorney when you call. You might be thinking ‘but do I really need an attorney’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, an attorney can advise you of your rights, look after your best interests and show you the way through the complicated legal system that you are now faced with. The quicker you get an attorney working on your situation, the better your chances.

For more info on this, visit: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. The Public Defender is staffed by investigators, forensics experts and social case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are actual attorneys that are admitted to the State Bar and are licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you ever had to use a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

Court records are public records. Court records include a case file with a docket and all documents and motions that have been filed in the case. You, and anyone else, can access your court records via the online service, or at the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Talladega County Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who manages the records. They also administer the oath during court cases, and read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records from your court case are kept and available to you at Talladega County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees are the charges associated with your court case, which include filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the person who presides on your case in court. Magistrates do a number of things, such as setting bail, issuing warrants for arrest, and presiding over preliminary court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared to include information about your background and details of the defendant’s life history, which the magistrate will review and take into consideration when determining the sentence. Information and personal details will be collected from the defendant, his or her family members, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Remember you can ask to get your own copy of this report prior to sentencing, so you have the opportunity to go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are a number of different options, ranging from community service and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you may be immediately taken into custody, or given a date that you are required to go to jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if a family member of friend is incarcerated, or has ever been locked up?

You can you will have to query the Talladega County jail website, and search by:

  • Name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their jail ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you can also call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant, you can find out by checking the court records online or call the jail directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask them. Bear in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, on the phone, in person, or find out online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and these records are accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, like warrants. You can access civil process orders by getting in touch with the Talladega County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders must be listed and registered on either a national or state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex offense. You are able to view this information online, but remember that you will not find the precise address, rather the neighborhood block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. Court Records include a court case file containing a court docket and all documents and filings filed in your court case. You can access your court records on their website, or at Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state keeps a record of their state citizen’s criminal history. These online databases are all connected so you can track criminal backgrounds from another state. You are able to go to courthouse and inquire, or check the website. You must know which county the crime occured in, and in the event that the crime was in a totally different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you will be able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any crimes, which can include:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft.

If you do a criminal records check, usually will not learn if someone has had any:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving histories, you must do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it an easy process? Dis you do your search online or did you call the jail? Was it correct? There are lots of reasons that people look up criminal records, and your comments could help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI maintains a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Talladega County,The Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List

    Talladega County Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

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

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Talladega 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 Talladega County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.

    The procedure to send money to inmates at Talladega County Jail could change, so double check the official website before send money 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 Talladega County Jail

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

    • The right to protection from the accused.
    • The right to notification.
    • The right to attend proceedings.
    • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • The right to restitution.
    • The right to a speedy trial.
    • 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 Talladega County Jail? Do you have a friend or family member that spent time there? Have you ever visited someone there?

    If yes, then you should leave a comment below about it. Write about your experience so others can find out what to expect.

    What to put in the review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • Other Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. How’d you end up in jail? Did you get fair treatment? What was your daily routine in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How did it affect you to go to jail?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Need to reconnect with somebody you met when you were locked up? Leave a message for them here.

    Throw a shoutout to people still locked up at Talladega County Jail

    Links and Resources

    Main Talladega County Jail Link
    Talladega County Jail Inmate Search
    View Talladega County Jail Mugshots
    Talladega County Jail Bail Amount Link

    Alabama Bail Schedule

    Talladega County Jail Visitation
    Talladega County Jail Mail Policy
    Talladega County Jail Inmate Search
    Talladega County Warrant Inquiry
    Talladega County Jail Arrest Inquiry
    Send Money to an Inmate at Talladega County Jail
    Talladega County Jail Jobs


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  1. Julia says:

    I spent 101 days in tcj two summers ago u don’t have I clue. Just so u know u don’t do shit but sleep eat and shower . not a job or kitchen duties this is so funny you must have never spent 5 mins in the tcj

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