Wilcox County Detention Center – Camden, AL

Wilcox County Detention Center is in Wilcox County, AL and is the main jail for this region. Are you looking for someone in jail at Wilcox County Detention Center? This page will tell you all about everything you might want to know about Wilcox County Detention Center,like: Find out who’s in jail at Wilcox County Detention Center? How to view Wilcox County Detention Center mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Wilcox County court information. And everything else.

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The chance of going to jail is a scary and stressfull thought, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also their friends and family. This guide is designed to give you all the info you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask it, and any tips or comments that might help other people in the same situation will be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Wilcox County Detention Center
240 Highway 265 S
Camden, AL 36726

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (334) 682-4715
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend in jail and need to contact them?

Has somebody that has been arrested and you want to locate them?

In order to see who’s in jail at Wilcox County Detention Center you will need to visit their link and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Wilcox County Detention Center Inmate List is a list of people who have been arrested, which includes current status, bail amount (if applicable), and schedule for visitation. You can get information on anybody processed or discharged within the past 24 hour period. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You can locate the information faster if you enter your friend or family member’s first and last name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If the person you are looking for might be at another county jail you will want to look here, too: Alabama County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a booking picture, is a picture that the police take when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is actually one full face and one profile photo. Your name and jail ID number will be in the pictures, and they’re on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be seen on the website, or you can go in person to the Wilcox County Detention Center. When you search for mugshots on the website you need to input the prisoner’s legal name, and the arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to get your mugshot erased from the Wilcox County Detention Center site? This can be tricky, as the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that the record of your arrest will be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot taken down, the many different mugshot websites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

If you are arrested and put in jail, your main thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through booking, a bail amount is decided by the magistrate. 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 are kept in jail until your court date.

If you do bail out you must agree to be in court on your court date, and in the meantime you are required not to leave the county.

Usually, inmates can earn early release in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and don’t cause any problems while in jail.

If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will be required to go back to the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished working, or you may be allowed to move into a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you will be required to pay to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount of bail that is set depends on the crime you’ve been charged with. You will need to pay 10% of the amount that was set in order to be released. If you don’t go to 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 someone’s bail amount you will need to call the Wilcox County Detention Center or the County Courthouse. If know the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know how much their bail is. You can also check their bail amount and status online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is never a fun thing, but fortunately, its very simple to do. First of all, find out if it is a “Cash Bond Only”. If so, you can’t get a Bail Bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail won’t take checks. Once the cash bond has been paid, the prisoner will get released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you can’t afford it, you should try a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen usually charge a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and sometimes charge a minimum charge of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman will usually use your assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To talk to a local bail bondsman click here: Find a Bail Bondsman in Wilcox 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 final word on how high your bail is set. The bail schedule contains each and every crime defined by state law and the exact bail amount for each of the crimes.

Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure takes you through these steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • Firstly, you will have to answer some questions, like your full legal name, home address, birthdate and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and mental history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • You will be allowed to use the telephone to call a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you will be allowed to wear your street clothes, otherwise you you will have to wear a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will get discharged from jail. This process can take anywhere between 15 minutes to all day. In simple terms, the faster you can post bail, the sooner you will be freed. It also can depend on if you’ve been given a cash bond or if a magistrate still needs to decide on your bail amount. For minor charges, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and know the discharge date, expect to be discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If you have a, or if you need to start a jail sentence, it is highly advisable that you do the right thing and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. For a warrant, go down to the jail, and tell them that believe that there could be an outstanding 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 ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, go to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Be very careful that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Only bring necessary items when you go to jail, for example your drivers license or even photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate need to provide the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s names will go in a log of approved visitors for the requesting inmate. Each and every visitor will have to provide identification. Any visitors that gets to visitation or that is not an approved visitor will be turned away.
Jail visitation policies are always changing, so double-check the official jail site before you try to go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Phone calls made in jail are much pricier than regular phone calls. Phone calls are restricted 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 break the rules and are disciplined, your ability to use the phone might get cut back or totally denied.

Phone Number: (334) 682-4715

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates is required to be sent using the actual US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other type of delivery. You must write or type the prisoner’s name, prisoner number, and the address of the jail on the letter that you send. Don’t mail anything in a box, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail received by the jail is opened and read and examined by the jail officers, and will get returned if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Wilcox County Detention Center, use this address:

Wilcox County Detention Center
240 Highway 265 S
Camden, AL 36726

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Wilcox County Detention Center
240 Highway 265 S
Camden, AL 36726


The mail policy changes, so it would be best to review the official Wilcox County Detention Center site before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you still have certain rights, one of these being the right to request a lawyer. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so you would be wise to have a friend or family member find an attorney when you call them. You might be asking yourself ‘why do I need an attorney?’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal lawyer will advise you about your rights, look after your best interests and help you navigate the legal system in your county. The sooner you get a lawyer involved with your criminal case, the better your chances.

For more information on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, read our guide: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford an attorney, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. The Public Defender’s Office is staffed by independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are actual attorneys, admitted to the Alabama State Bar Association and are legally licensed to 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 a matter of public record. Court records are comprised of a file with a docket and all documents in your case. You have the ability to access court records using the internet service, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court.

Clerk of Court

The Wilcox County Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who maintains the records. They also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All court records associated with your court case are kept and available to you at the Wilcox County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the charges and fees from your court case, such as filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The Wilcox County magistrate is the judge that will preside over your case. Magistrates do different tasks, such as setting your bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is put together with the defendant’s background information and details of the defendant’s life, which the judge will review and take into consideration when determining a sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be gathered from the defendant, his or her family members, and, if applicable, the victim. Bear in mind that you can ask to have your own copy of the pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, so you can go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, which include community service to probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the severity of the crime, you will either be locked up immediately, or given a date that you are supposed to turn yourself into 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 gone to jail in the past?

This is pretty simple to do, just you should access the jail’s website, and search by:

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

If you think this person is in jail, you can also call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants on the website or you are able to call the jail. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask one of the officers. Bear in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, either by phone, go there in person, or find out online. Records of arrests are in the public record and this information is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, which can be court orders. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Wilcox County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are required to be registered and listed on both a national and 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 crime. You are able to view these offenders online, but keep in mind that you will not be able to see the precise address, just the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. These records include a case file that contains a court docket and all of the documents and filings filed in the court case. You are able to access the court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains records of a person’s criminal past. These databases are all connected so you are able to track criminal histories from another state. You are able to go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. It helps to know the county, and in the event that it was in a completely different state, you may have to pay for a more complete search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you can get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for the following crimes:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, you will not be able to find out if that person has had any:

  • Speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving records, you have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it an easy process? Was your search online or did you have to call the courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are plenty of reasons that people search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your feedback could help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has a listing of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Wilcox County,the Wilcox County Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link

    Wilcox County Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of being incarcerated in the Wilcox County jail is no fun, soon you will become accustomed to the routine that is set for you. Expect an alarm for wake-up each morning at 6:00AM, and next you’ll have roll call. Then you will get breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast participate 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 Wilcox County Detention Center, 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 Wilcox County Detention Center uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

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

    The rules for sending funds to jail inmates can change, so we suggest that you visit the official website when you send funds to an inmate.

    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 Wilcox County Detention Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Wilcox County Detention Center, 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 Wilcox County Detention Center

    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 been an inmate in Wilcox County Detention Center? Do you know anybody that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner there?

    If your answer is yes, then you should write your review about it. Write down what you experienced so other people will know what to expect.

    Things you could put in what you write:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. How’d you get locked up? How did the guards treat you? What was it like 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 meet some cool folks in jail? Want to say wassup to a person you met in jail? Write your message below.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Wilcox County Detention Center Website
    Wilcox County Detention Center Inmate Search Link
    View Wilcox County Detention Center Mugshots
    Wilcox County Detention Center Bail Link

    Alabama Bail Schedule

    Wilcox County Detention Center Visitation Policy Link
    Wilcox County Detention Center Jail Mail Link
    Wilcox County Detention Center Inmate Search
    Wilcox County Warrant Inquiry
    Wilcox County Detention Center Arrest Inquiry
    Wilcox County Detention Center Send Money Procedure
    Wilcox County Detention Center Jobs


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