Tallapoosa County Jail is in Tallapoosa County and is the primary correctional facility for that area. Do you know someone in jail at Tallapoosa County Jail? This site tells you all about anything you might want to know about Tallapoosa County Jailsuch as the following: Find out who’s in jail at Tallapoosa County Jail? How to view Tallapoosa County Jail mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and bail bondsmen. Tallapoosa County Jail intake procedures. Court information. And lots more.
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The prospect of going to jail is a daunting and scary idea, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also that person’s family and friends. This guide is designed to give you all the information you need to make helping someone get out of jail easier. If you have a specific question, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any tips or comments that would be a benefit to others will be appreciated.
Tallapoosa County Jail
316 Industrial Park Drive
Dadeville, AL 36853
Phone Number and Fax Number
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you have a friend or family member in jail and need to contact them?
Do you know someone that’s been arrested and you want to find out where they are?
To see who’s in jail at Tallapoosa County Jail you should go to their website and perform an inmate lookup.
The Tallapoosa County Jail Inmate Search is an online list of people who have been arrested, which includes current status, how much their bail is, and schedule for visitation. Also, you can get info about anyone arrested and booked or released within the past 24 hours. Inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You will be able to find their arrest information more quickly if you have their full name, birth date, or inmate ID.
If the person you’re searching for could possibly be at another county jail you will want to check the other Alabama county jails in our Alabama County Jail Guide: List of all jails in Alabama
A mugshot, also called a jail intake picture, is the photo that the police take when you get processed at jail intake. They will take one and one profile photo. Your name and jail ID number will be on the mugshot, and they will be kept on file at the jail.
Mugshots can be viewed on the Tallapoosa County Jail website, or you can view them at the Tallapoosa County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you have to input the prisoner’s full name, and the arrest date, if you have it.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot erased from the Tallapoosa County Jail website? This may not be possible, as your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you have to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.
To learn more about getting your mugshot taken down, the many different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal services: Mugshot Removal
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Obviously, if you are arrested and put in jail, your primary thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through booking, your bail amount will be decided either by bail schedule or magistrate. If there is no bail set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you are kept in jail until your court date.
If you are released from jail you must agree to show up for court, and until then you are required not to travel out of the county.
Typically, prisoners can earn early release in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and conduct themselves properly while locked up.
If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to do work release. You will be required to return to the jail every day when you’re finished with work, or you may be allowed to live in a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.
Bail is the amount of money that you are required to pay to get out of jail pending trial. The amount you have to pay depends on what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. You will need to put up 10 percent of the total that was set before you can get discharged from jail. If you don’t go to court, the person that paid your bail will not get their money back.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
You will need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If know the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know how much their bail is. You can also check their bail amount and status on the jail website.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Bailing out of jail is never fun, but usually, it’s really easy if you have the money. To start with, you need to find out if it is a “Cash Bond Only”. If so, you can’t use the services of a Bail Bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they won’t take checks. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the person will be released to your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get the bail money back.
If bail is set too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen generally have a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and sometimes with a minimum of $100. This money will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If the bail is extremely high, the bail bondsman might require that they use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral.
To talk to a bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman at Tallapoosa County Jail
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In Alabama bail amounts are pre-determined using by the Alabama Rules of Criminal Procedure – Bail Schedule, but keep in mind that the magistrate or judge has the ultimate say on how high your bail is set. The Alabama Rules of Criminal Procedure – Bail Schedule includes all of the crimes defined by state law and the specific bail amount for each one.
Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Early Release For Good Behavior
- Work Release
- Get Out For Time Served
- Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
- Released On House Arrest
- Get Released on Your Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The intake procedure includes each of these steps:
- You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
- The first thing you will have to is you must answer some simple questions, like your legal name, home address, birthdate and an emergency contact person.
- They’ll also ask about your psychological and medical history.
- You will be issued an inmate ID number.
- You will be fingerprinted.
- You will get your mugshot taken.
- All of your personal property will be taken from you and stored until you are discharged.
- You will be allowed to use the telephone so you can contact a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
- If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be allowed to wear your own clothes, otherwise you will have to wear a jail issued jumpsuit.
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When you pay your bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. This process will take between 15 minutes to quite a few hours. In simple terms, the faster bail is posted, the faster you can get out of jail. Also, how fast you get released might depend on whether you have a cash bond amount or if a judge still needs to determine your bail amount. For minor offenses, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and are given a date of your release, you should expect to get released in the morning.
How To Turn Yourself In
warrant out for your arrest, or if you must start a jail sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the law and turn yourself in willingly. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail processing area, and let them know that you think there may be an outstanding warrant for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if you do, they will take you into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go down to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order states. Be sure that you are not late to report. Make sure that you only bring required items when you go, like your driver’s license or even state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as the sentencing order from court.
To have visitors, you must provide each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail. This information will be put into the visitation log for the requesting inmate. Every visitor is required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Any visitors that arrives for visitation late or that is not on the visitation list will not be able to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies change often, so we suggest that you check the jail site before you go to the jail to visit.
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. These phone calls are much pricier than phone calls made at home. There are certain restrictions about when and how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you are disciplined for an infraction, your ability to use the phone might get cut back or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.
The Tallapoosa County Jail phone number is: 256-825-4264
Sending Mail to Inmates
All mall sent to inmates has to be sent via US Postal Service. You must not use any other form of delivery. You have to clearly print the name, inmate ID, and jail address on the letter that you send. Do not send anything in a package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. Any mail will be opened and examined by the jail officers, and the mail will get returned to the sender if the jail decides it is inappropriate.
If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Tallapoosa County Jail, use this address:
Tallapoosa County Jail
316 Industrial Park Drive
Dadeville, AL 36853
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Tallapoosa County Jail
316 Industrial Park Drive
Dadeville, AL 36853
The mail policy changes frequently, so it would be best to review the site before you send a letter to an inmate.
Get A Lawyer
If you get arrested, you still have rights, the first of which is your right to request a lawyer. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so make sure to have a friend or relative locate an attorney when you call. You’re probably asking yourself ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal defense lawyer can advise you of your rights, look after your best interests and help you understand the criminal justice system in Tallapoosa County. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your case, the better your chances.
For more detailed information on how to find a lawyer, read our guide: How to Find a Lawyer in Tallapoosa County
If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. The Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as private investigators, forensics experts and social case workers. All Public Defenders are licensed attorneys that are members of the Alabama State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law.
Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?
Court records are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. Court records contain a case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and all documents and motions that have been filed. You can access your court records via the Tallapoosa County website, or by going to the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.
Clerk of Court
The Tallapoosa County Clerk of Court is a member of the court who maintains court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All court records related to your case are kept and available to you at the office of the Clerk of Court.
Court costs and court fees are the charges and fees from your court case, such as for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you are low income and have a court appointed attorney, you may get out of having to pay them.
The magistrate is the judge who presides over your case. Magistrates are judges that do several different things, such as setting bail, issuing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention proceedings.
A pre-sentencing report is prepared with information about the arrestee’s background and information about the defendant’s life, which the judge will review and take into consideration when deciding on the sentence. Information and personal details will be requested from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and in some cases the victim in the crime. Bear in mind you can request to have a copy of the pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, and review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.
If you get convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you may be taken into custody immediately, or you might be given a date that you are required to turn yourself into jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.
Do you need to find out if some you know is locked up, or has ever been in jail?
This is pretty easy to do, simply you need to query the Tallapoosa County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search by:
- Their name.
- Date of birth.
- Approximate booking date.
- and their inmate ID.
If you think this person is in jail, you should call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.
If you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants inquiry on the Tallapoosa County court website or you are able to call the court directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask them. Keep in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.
If you know the person’s first and last name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or you can check online. Records of arrests are public record and the information is freely available.
A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, like warrants. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All registered sex offenders have to be listed and registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to view these listings online, but you should know that you will not find the actual address, but rather the block they live on.
Court Records are public records. These records include a case file that contains a docket and any of the filings and documents filed in the court case. You are able to access your court records on the website, or at Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.
Every state keeps a record of a person’s criminal history. These online databases are all linked and you can track criminal convictions from any other state. Go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. You must know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that the crime was in a different state, you may have to pay for a more comprehensive search.
When you look up a person’s criminal records you are able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for these crimes:
- Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
- Drug crimes.
- Rape or other sexual assault.
- Violent crimes like assault or murder.
- Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.
If you do a criminal records check, usually won’t find if they have had any:
- Tickets for speeding.
- Drivers license revoked or suspended.
- Traffic accidents.
- Moving violations.
- Parking Tickets.
- 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.
- 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.
- Jail conditions.
- Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
- Staff and guards
- Jail food and commissary
- Visitation Days
- The other inmates.
- Jail gangs
- Programs and activities
To search for driving histories, you must do a driving history search.
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For Federal crimes, the FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Tallapoosa County, the Tallapoosa County Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.
FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link
Tallapoosa County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List: Link
Life In Jail / What Its Like
While the prospect of getting locked up in the Tallapoosa County jail is quite unpleasant, eventually you will settle into the daily routine there. Inmates get a wake-up alarm at six in the morning, and then roll call. Next, you will get breakfast. When you finish eating 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 Tallapoosa 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 Tallapoosa 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 someone in jail at Tallapoosa County Jail is always changing, so double 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 Tallapoosa County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Tallapoosa 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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Tell Your Story
Anyone who’s been in jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. How’d you get locked up? Did you get fair treatment? How was day to day life at Tallapoosa County Jail? What about the other inmates? Did going to jail affect your life? How?
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Send a Message to Your Cell Mate
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Links and Resources
Tallapoosa County Jail Visitation Policy Link
Tallapoosa County Jail Jail Mail Link
Find an inmate at Tallapoosa County Jail
Tallapoosa County Jail Warrant Inquiry Link
Tallapoosa County Jail Arrests
Send Money to an Inmate at Tallapoosa County Jail
Tallapoosa County Jail Employment