Cleburne County Jail is in Cleburne County and is the jail for this region. Do you know somebody in Cleburne County Jail? This site gives you information about anything related to Cleburne County Jail: Learn how to locate an inmate. How to view Cleburne County Jail mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information. And much, much more.
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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary prospect, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also that person’s friends and family. This guide is meant to offer information and advice that you’ll need to make going to jail a lot easier. If you have questions, feel free to ask them, and please leave any comments or feedback that might be a benefit to other people in the same situation will be much appreciated.
Cleburne County Jail
140 Lambert Drive
Heflin, AL 36264
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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 don’t know how to find out where they are?
Has somebody that’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find them?
In order to look up who’s in jail at Cleburne County Jail you should go to their website and use the inmate search.
The Cleburne County Jail Inmate Search has information on persons who have been arrested and are in jail, including custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and times the inmate can have visitors. You can find the same information on anyone booked or discharged in the past 24 hours. Inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You can find their inmate information faster if you have your friend or family member’s name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.
If your friend or family member could possibly be in another county jail you will want to look here: Alabama County Jails
A mugshot, or intake photograph, is a photo taken by the police when you get processed at jail intake. They take one frontal photo and a side picture. Your full name and intake number will appear on the photos, and they will be stored.
Mugshots of inmates can be found online, or you can go in person to the Cleburne County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you need to input the inmate’s name, and an arrest date, if you know it.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot taken off of the Cleburne County Jail site? This can be tricky, since your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you have to file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that your arrest record will be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.
Read our in-depth tutorial about getting your mugshot removed, the many different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Naturally, once you’re incarcerated, your only thought is about when you get out. After you’ve been booked, your bail amount will be decided either by bail schedule or magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you are kept in jail until your court date.
If you are released from jail you will have to promise to be there for your court date, and until that day you must not go out of town.
In most cases, an inmate are given time off in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and area a good inmate while locked up.
If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will be required to stay the jail each day when you’re finished at your job, or you could be allowed to move into a halfway house instead of the jail.
Your bail is how much money that you have to pay to the court system in order to be released from jail pending trial. The amount of bail that is set is determined by how serious your crime is. Someone you know will need to put up 10 percent of the total that was set before you can be released from jail. If you miss your scheduled court date, the person that bailed you out of jail 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 have to call the Cleburne County Jail. If you’ve got the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they will tell you what their bail is set at. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the Cleburne County Jail website.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Needing to bail someone out of jail is no fun, but usually, it is simple to do if you have the money. First of all, you need to find out if they have a Cash Only Bond. If this is the case, you will not be able to use a bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail will not accept checks. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the person will be released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.
If the bail amount is too high, or you just don’t have the money, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will usually charge a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and usually have a minimum fee of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bail bondsman will in most cases use your personal assets as collateral for the bond.
If you need a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a Bail Bondsman in Cleburne County
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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 magistrate or judge has the ultimate say on how much your bail will be. The Alabama Rules of Criminal Procedure – Bail Schedule includes every crime defined by state law and the exact bail you will have to pay for each crime.
Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Early Release For Good Behavior
- Work Release Programs
- Released For Time Served
- Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
- House Arrest
- Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The jail intake process includes the following steps:
- You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
- The first step is that you will answer a number of questions, like what is your legal name, your address, birthdate and a contact person.
- They’ll also ask you about your medical and mental history.
- You will be given an inmate ID number.
- You will get fingerprinted.
- They will take your mugshot.
- All personal property will be taken from you and stored until you get released from jail.
- You will then be allowed to use the telephone in order to call a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
- If you are expected to be released quickly, they will let you keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you will be issued a jail jumpsuit.
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Once bail has been posted, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged takes between 10 minutes to all day. In simple terms, the faster you can pay your bail, the faster you will be released. How quickly you get discharged will depend on whether or not you’ve been given a bond amount or if the judge has to figure out how much your bail will be. For lesser charges, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served your sentence and know the release date, plan to be released that morning.
How To Turn Yourself In
If the sheriff has a, or if you have to begin your sentence in jail, it is highly advisable that you follow the rules and turn yourself in willingly. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail reception area, and tell an officer that you think they might have a warrant out for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if there is one, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go down to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order states. Be very careful that you are not late. Just bring approved items when you turn yourself in, for example your driver’s license or even state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and the official sentencing order.
The inmate must provide each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance of any visit. This information will go into a Visiting log for the inmate that requested the visitor. Every visitor must provide proof of identification. Anyone that gets to visitation or that does not have a visitation order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
The Cleburne County Jail visitation procedures can change, so make sure that you review the official jail site before you try to visit an inmate.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account. Jail phone calls are a lot pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. There are certain restrictions about when and how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the rules and are disciplined, your ability to use the phone might get reduced or cut altogether.
Phone Number: 256-463-2277
Sending Mail to Inmates
All mall sent to inmates must be sent using the actual US Postal Service. You can’t use any other form of mail delivery. You must write the inmate’s name, inmate ID number, and the jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not send a package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail will be opened and reviewed by the officers at the jail, and will be returned if the jail decides it is inappropriate.
Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Cleburne County Jail:
Cleburne County Jail
140 Lambert Drive
Heflin, AL 36264
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Cleburne County Jail
140 Lambert Drive
Heflin, AL 36264
The mail policy at Cleburne County Jail is always changing, so visit the site when you send a letter to an inmate there.
Get A Lawyer
When you’ve been arrested, you have rights, the most important of which is that you have the right to request an attorney. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so it is important to ask a friend or family member to locate a lawyer when you call. You might be asking yourself ‘why do I need an attorney?’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal defense lawyer can advise you of your rights, help protect your best interests and help you through the court system. The sooner you get an attorney working on your criminal case, the better your chances.
For more information on this subject, go to: How to Find an Attorney in Cleburne County
If you need an attorney, but can’t afford a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender is staffed by private investigators, forensics experts as well as case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are real attorneys, admitted to the Alabama State Bar Association and are completely licensed to handle your case.
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All court records are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. They are comprised of a court case file with a docket and all documents in your case. You have the ability to access court records via the website, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court.
Clerk of Court
The Cleburne County Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who maintains court records and controls access to them. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath when court is in session, and also read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All court records related to your case are kept and available to you at Cleburne County Clerk of Court office.
Court fees are the fees and charges from your court case, for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.
A Magistrate is the person that rules on your case. Magistrate judges do a number of different things, like setting bail amounts, writing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention hearings.
A pre-sentencing report is put together with your background information and as much detail about the defendant’s life and public history, which the judge will review when deciding on the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be requested from the person on trial, their family, and in some cases the victim. Don’t forget you can ask to have your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before sentencing, so you get the chance to correct the mistakes.
If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will then get sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, ranging from community service to probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you will either be taken into custody immediately, or you could receive a date that you must to surrender and report to jail to do your time.
Do you want to find out if a family member or friend is incarcerated, or has ever been locked up?
This is pretty simple to do, just just query the Cleburne County jail website, and do a search using:
- The inmate’s name.
- Date of birth.
- Their booking date.
- or inmate ID.
If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you should call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.
If you think you have an outstanding warrant, you can access arrest warrants on the Cleburne County jail website or call the court. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask one of the officers. Bear in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.
If you have a first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or find out online. Arrest records are in the public record and these records are freely available.
Civil processes are when you get served with legal papers, such as court orders. You can find these by contacting the Cleburne County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All people registered as sex offenders are required to be registered and listed on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information on the website, but you should know that you will not be able to get the exact address, rather the address block they live on.
Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. Court Records include a court case file containing a docket sheet and any filings and documents filed in the case. You can access court records on the internet, or at the clerk’s office of the court where the case was filed.
Each state maintains records of people’s criminal history. These databases are linked together so you are able to track criminal convictions from any other state. Go to the Cleburne County Courthouse and check in person or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county, and if the crime was in a totally different state, you might have to pay for a more complete search.
When you look up a person’s criminal records you will get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:
- Drug offenses.
- Rape or other sexual assault.
- Violent crimes like assault or murder.
- Theft, breaking and entering.
When you do a criminal history search, in most cases will not find out if someone had:
- Speeding or reckless driving.
- Drivers license revoked or suspended.
- Any accidents.
- Other moving violations.
- Parking Tickets.
- You must be over the age of 21.
- You must possess a High School Diploma or GED
- You must be a US Citizen.
- You must pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
- You must pass a drug test.
- You must have a good level of fitness.
- You must be in good health.
- You must have a valid Driver’s License
- An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.
- 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.
- 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.
- Conditions in Cleburne County Jail.
- Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
- Guards and staff
- Jail food and commissary
- Having Visitors
- The other inmates.
- Inmate safety
- Inmate programs and activities
To get driving records, you have to do a search for their driving history.
Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Did you do your search online or did you call the jail? Did you get information that was correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your feedback may help other people.
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The FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Cleburne County, the Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.
FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link
Cleburne County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List: External Link
Life In Jail / What Its Like
Everyone knows that serving a jail sentence in the Cleburne County jail is no fun, eventually you will get accustomed to the daily routine there. Prisoners get an alarm to wake up each morning at 6:00 AM, and next they’ll do roll call. Then you will get breakfast. Following 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 Cleburne County Jail, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.
When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Cleburne 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 might change, so you should check the official website before send funds to someone in jail 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.
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 Cleburne County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Cleburne 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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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.
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Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.
The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:
The definition of victim includes:
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.
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.
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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.
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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