Barbour County Jail – Clayton, AL

Barbour County Jail is located in Barbour County, AL and is the main jail for that county. Looking for somebody in jail at Barbour County Jail? This page will tell you information about everything you might want to know about Barbour County Jail,like the following: How to locate an inmate at Barbour County Jail. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Posting bail. Booking and intake procedures. Court information. And lots more.

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and stressful idea, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also their family and friends. The purpose of this guide is to give you all the info that you need to make getting locked up a lot easier. If you have a question, please feel free to ask it, and also any comments or feedback that might be beneficial to other people in the same situation would be much appreciated.

General Information


Barbour County Jail
24 Robertson Airport Drive
Clayton, AL 36016

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 334-775-1128

Map and Directions

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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 contact them?

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

To find out who’s in jail at Barbour County Jail you will have to navigate to their link and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Barbour County Jail Inmate Roster is a list of people who have been arrested, including custody status, how much their bail is, and visiting hours. You can get information on anybody booked or released in the last 24 hours. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You can locate their arrest information faster if you’ve got your friend or family member’s full name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If the person you’re searching for might be in another jail you should check our guide to other Alabama jails: Alabama Jails


A mugshot, also called a intake picture, is a photo taken by the police during jail intake processing. They take one and a side photo. Your full name and intake number will be on the photos, and they will be on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be viewed on the Barbour County Jail website, or you can see them in person at the Barbour County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you will have to put in the person’s full name, and the booking date, if you have it.

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How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to get your mugshot taken off of the Barbour County Jail website? This is difficult, since the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that all of your arrest records will be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

Read our in-depth tutorial about getting your mugshot taken down, the various mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

If you’re incarcerated, your main thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve been booked, bail is decided by the magistrate. If no bail is set this may mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you do bail out you will have to promise to be there for your court date, and until that day you will not be permitted to leave the county.

Typically, a prisoner can earn time off in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and area a good inmate while 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 either have to stay the jail every day when you’re finished working, or you could be permitted to live in a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.


Bail is how much money that you have to pay to get out of jail until your trial. Your bail amount all depends on the seriousness of your crime. You will have to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total that was determined in order for you to bail out of jail. If you miss your court date, whoever posted your bail will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you need to call the Barbour County Jail. If know the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know how much their bail is. You can also find out how much their bail is on the Barbour County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is no fun, but thankfully, it is easy. First, you need to know if they have a Cash Only Bond. If this is the case, you won’t be able to use the services of a bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail won’t take checks. Once you have paid the bond, the prisoner will be discharged. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you just can’t afford it, you should try a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will generally charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and usually with a minimum of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman will in most cases request to use your personal assets as collateral.

To find a bail bondsman visit our page about: How to find a bail bondsman

Have you ever used the services of bondsman either for yourself, a family member or friend? If you have, leave a comment below and tell your story, and let us know how things turned out.

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Bail Schedule

In the state of Alabama bail amounts are already set by the Alabama Rules of Criminal Procedure – Bail Schedule, but keep in mind that the judge or magistrate has the last word on where your bail is set. The Alabama Rules of Criminal Procedure – Bail Schedule lists every crime defined by state law and the specific amount of bail for each of the crimes.

Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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

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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

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

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • First, will answer a number of questions, like what is your full legal name, street address, date of birth and a contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • Any property you have will be taken from you and stored until you are released.
  • You will be allowed to make a telephone call in order to talk to a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be allowed to keep wearing street clothes, otherwise you will have to change into a jail jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If so, please tell us what happened. How long did you have to wait in the holding cell? How did the guards treat you? Can you tell us tips that could help others to get through jail processing?

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. The discharge process takes anywhere from 30 minutes to all day. Or, simply, the faster bail is posted, the sooner you will get released. How quickly you get discharged depends on whether or not you’ve been given a bond amount or if a judge has to figure out how much to set your bail at. For minor offenses, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and are given a date of your release, you should plan to be released that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

In the event there is a, or if you have to start your sentence, it is recommended that you follow the law and turn yourself in willingly. If you have a warrant, go to the jail, and tell someone that believe that there could be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if there is one, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If it is for a jail sentence, go down to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Be sure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Just bring necessary items when you go to jail, like a driver’s license or even ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate must give each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail. Your visitor’s information will be put in the log for the inmate. Each visitor will have to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Visitors that gets to visitation or that is not an approved visitor will not be able to attend visitation.
The Barbour County Jail visitation procedures change often, so check the official 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 made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Jail phone calls are much more expensive than phone calls made at home. There is no limit to 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 rules and are disciplined, an inmate’s ability to use the phone could be reduced or cut altogether.

Phone Number: 334-775-1128

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate has to be sent via the actual US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other form of mail delivery. Clearly print the prisoner’s name, prisoner number, and the address of the jail on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t send anything in a package or box, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. Any mail is opened and read and inspected by the jail staff, and will be returned to the sender if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

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

Barbour County Jail
24 Robertson Airport Drive
Clayton, AL 36016

Here is how you should address the letter:

Barbour County Jail
24 Robertson Airport Drive
Clayton, AL 36016

The Barbour County Jail inmate mail policy is always changing, so it would be best to double check the official website before 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 the right to request a lawyer. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so you would be wise to have a friend or relative locate a lawyer when you call them. You might be asking yourself ‘but do I really need an attorney’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a lawyer will advise you about your rights, help protect your interests and help you find your way through the court system that you are now faced with. The quicker you get an attorney working on your charges, the better.

To read more about this subject, go to: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford an attorney, you will get a public defender. The Public Defender’s Office has access to investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social case workers. All Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys who are admitted to the Alabama State Bar Association and are fully licensed to handle your case.

Have you ever had to use a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? What was your experience?

Court Records

Court records are a matter of public record. Court records include a file with a docket sheet and every documents in the case. You, and anyone else, can access your court case records using the website, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court.

Clerk of Court

The Barbour County Clerk of Court is a member of the court that manages court records. They also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All court records related to your case are held at the Barbour County Clerk of Court.


Court fees and costs are the costs associated with your court case, for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you are low income and have been assigned a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.


The magistrate is the judge who presides on your case. They do many different things, like setting your bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary court hearings and detention hearings.


Your pre-sentencing report is prepared with information about the defendant’s background and details of the arrestee’s life, which the magistrate will review and take into account when determining the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be collected from the defendant, his or her family members, and if necessary the victim of the crime. Keep in mind you can request to see a copy of the report before your sentencing, so you get the chance to correct any mistakes that it contains.


If you get convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, including community service and probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on how serious your crime was, you might get taken into custody, right there in court, or given a date that you must report to jail to serve your sentence.

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Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if somebody you know is incarcerated in jail, or has ever been in jail?

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

  • Name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you can also call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

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

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the Barbour County jail, either by phone, in person, or look online. An arrest is a matter of public record and the information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you are served with legal papers, such as , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Barbour County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders have to be listed and registered on both a national and state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You can access this information online, but remember that you will not be able to find the precise address, but rather the block that they live on.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Every state maintains a record of a person’s criminal past. These online databases are all connected so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from another state. Go to courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that it was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay for a more complete search.

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

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

But, when you do a criminal records check, usually won’t be able to see if that person has had any infractions like moving violations:

    • Tickets for speeding.
    • Lost their driver’s license or license revoked or suspended.
    • Been in a traffic accident.
    • Minor infractions or moving violations.
    • Parking Tickets.

To search for driving records, you will have to do a search for their driving history.

Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? How hard was it? Was your search online or did you make a phone call to the local courthouse? Was it correct? There are lots of reasons that folks search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your account may help other people that are in the same situation.

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Most Wanted

Everyone knows that the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Barbour County, the Barbour County Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List

Barbour County Sheriff’s Department’s Ten Most Wanted List

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Life In Jail / What Its Like

Daily Life

Just the thought of getting locked up in the Barbour County jail is quite unpleasant, soon you will get used to the daily routine there. You will get an alarm to wake up each morning at six in the morning, and next you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will eat breakfast. After breakfast, participate 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 Barbour 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 Barbour 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 funds to inmates at Barbour County Jail can change, so you should review the site before you send funds to an inmate there.


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.


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.


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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Types of Jobs at Barbour County Jail

The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Barbour 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.

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      • 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 Driver’s 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 of this Jail

Have you ever been incarcerated in Barbour County Jail? Do you know anybody that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited a prisoner there?

If yes, then please leave a comment below about it. Write about what you experienced so other people can find out what to expect.

Things you might want to include in what you write:

      • Jail conditions.
      • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
      • Staff and guards
      • Commissary and food
      • Visitation Days
      • Inmates.
      • Inmate safety
      • Gang activity
      • Programs and activities

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Tell Your Story

Everbody that’s been incarcerated has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why were you locked up? Did you get fair treatment? How was life in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. Did going to jail affect your life? How?

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Send a Message to Your Cell Mate

Make some good friends in jail? Trying to send a message to a friend from jail? Send a message to them here.

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Links and Resources

Main Barbour County Jail Link
Barbour County Jail Inmate Search
View Barbour County Jail Mugshots
Barbour County Jail Bail Link

AL Bail Schedule

Barbour County Jail Visitation Policy Link
Barbour County Jail Jail Mail Policy Link
Barbour County Jail Inmate Search
Barbour County Jail Warrant Inquiry Link
Barbour County Jail Arrest Lookup
Barbour County Jail Send Money Procedure
Barbour County Jail Employment

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