Coffee County Jail is in Coffee County, AL and is the correctional facility for that county. Do you know somebody in Coffee County Jail? This site tells you information about everything a person needs to know about Coffee County Jail,like: Find an inmate at Coffee County Jail. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Coffee County court information. And much, much more.
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The thought of going to jail is a daunting and scary idea, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is meant to give info that you need to make the process less stressfull. If you have a specific question, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and also any comments or feedback that would be beneficial to other people in the same situation is welcome.
Coffee County Jail
4 County Complex
New Brockton, AL 36351
Phone Number and Fax Number
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you know someone in jail and don’t know how to contact them?
Do you know somebody that’s been arrested and you want to find out where they are?
To search who is in jail at Coffee County Jail you should click on their link and do an inmate search.
The Coffee County Jail Inmate Search is an online list of persons currently in custody, including status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting hours. Also, you can find the same information on anyone booked or discharged within the past 24 hours. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by their last name. You will be able to get the information quicker if you have the arrestee’s name, birth date, or arrest number.
If the person you’re searching for might be incarcerated at a different jail you can check our guide to other Alabama jails: Other Jails in Alabama
A mugshot, also called a booking picture, is the photo that the police take when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is actually one face photo and one profile photo. Your name and jail ID number will appear on the pictures, and they are on file at the jail.
Mugshots can be viewed on the website, or you can view them at the Coffee County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you will need to put in the inmate’s name, and a booking date, if you have one.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Need to know how to have your mugshot taken off of the Coffee County Jail site? This will be difficult, because the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you will need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, and will not be accessible. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.
Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot taken down, the many different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Of course, if you are in jail, your primary thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through booking, your bail is set by the magistrate. If no bail is set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you must remain in jail until your trial.
If you do bail out of jail you are required to agree to go to your court date, and until that date you must not leave the county.
Typically, inmates at Coffee County Jail can earn time off for good behavior when they follow the rules and act right while locked up.
If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will be required to stay jail every day after work, or you may be allowed to move into a halfway house instead of the jail.
Bail is money that you have to pay to the court system to be released from jail pending trial. The amount you will have to pay depends on the crime you are charged with. You will need to post ten percent of the total that was determined before you can get discharged from jail. If you don’t go to your court appearance, that person won’t get the bail money back.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
To find out someone’s bail amount you must call the Coffee County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you have all the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they will let you know what their bail is set at. You can also find out how much their bail is online.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Posting bail to get out of jail is no fun, but in some cases, it’s really easy if you have the money. To start with, figure out if they have a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If it is, you will not be able to get a bail bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail won’t take checks. Once the cash bond has been paid, the inmate will be discharged. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.
If their bail has been set too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you will need to use a bail bondsman. They generally have a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and usually have a minimum charge of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bondsman might require that they use assets as collateral.
If you need a local bail bondsman click here: Find a Bail Bondsman in Coffee County
Have you ever had to find a bondsman for yourself, a family member or friend? If you have, post a comment below and tell about it, and let us know how things turned out.
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In Alabama your bail is predetermined by by the Alabama Rules of Criminal Procedure – Bail Schedule, but keep in mind that the judge or magistrate has the ultimate say on how high your bail is set. The bail schedule includes each and every crime included in state law and the specific bail amount for each of the crimes.
Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Early Release For Good Behavior
- Get Out on Work Release
- Get Out For Time Served
- Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
- Released On House Arrest
- Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The intake process takes you through each of the following steps:
- You will get put in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
- You have to answer some basic questions, such as what is your full legal name, address, birthdate and an emergency contact person.
- They’ll also ask about your psychological and medical history.
- You will be given an inmate ID.
- You will get fingerprinted.
- You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
- All personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
- They will allow you to make a telephone call so you can call a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
- If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be able to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will have to wear a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.
Have you ever been arrested and gone through processing at jail? If so, please tell your story. How long did it take to get processed? How did the guards treat you? Do you know any secrets that could help other people make it through the process?
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When you finally post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. The discharge process may take anywhere from 10 minutes to hours or even all day long. In other words the faster you post bail, the quicker you will get out of jail. How quickly you get discharged can depend on whether or not you’ve got a cash bond amount or if a judge still needs to figure out your bail amount. For lesser charges, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and know the discharge date, plan to get discharged in the morning.
How To Turn Yourself In
If there is a, or if you need to begin your sentence in jail, it is highly advisable that you do the right thing and turn yourself in willingly. If it is for a warrant, go to the jail processing area, and tell someone that think that there is a warrant out for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if they verify that you have one, they will take you into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Be very careful that you aren’t late. Only bring allowed items when you go, like your drivers license or state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and the copy of the sentencing order.
To have visitors, you must give each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s names will go into the visitors log as an authorized visitor. Each and every visitor must provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Visitors arriving late or that is not on the visitation list will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Coffee County Jail frequently change, so double-check the official Coffee County Jail jail site before you go.
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 . Phone calls made in jail are generally more expensive than phone calls made at home. There is no limit to when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, an inmate’s phone privileges might get cut back or eliminated altogether.
The Coffee County Jail phone number is:
Sending Mail to Inmates
Any mail that you send to an inmate must be sent using the actual US Postal Service. You can’t use any other method of delivery. You should print the inmate’s name, inmate ID, and jail address on the letter. Don’t mail a package, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail is opened and inspected and read by staff, and the mail will be returned if they decide it is inappropriate.
Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Coffee County Jail:
Coffee County Jail
4 County Complex
New Brockton, AL 36351
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
Coffee County Jail
4 County Complex
New Brockton, AL 36351
The mail policy changes frequently, so it would be best to double check the official website when you send a letter to an inmate.
Get A Lawyer
If you get arrested, you still have certain rights, one of these being your right to request an attorney. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is important to have a friend or relative locate a lawyer for you. You might be thinking ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal attorney can advise you of your rights, help protect your interests and help you through the court system in Coffee County. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your criminal case, the better.
For more information on the benefits of hiring a lawyer, read our guide: How to Find a Lawyer in Coffee County
If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. The Public Defender is staffed by independent investigators, experts in forensics as well as case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are licensed lawyers that are admitted to the Alabama State Bar Association and are completely licensed to practice law.
Have you or someone you know used a court appointed attorney? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?
Court records are are public records and are available upon request. They contain a court case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and every documents and motions that have been filed in your case. You can access your court case records using the internet service, or at the Clerk of Court’s office.
Clerk of Court
The Clerk of Court is a member of the court who maintains court records and controls access to them. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath during court cases, and also read the jury’s verdict. All court records associated with your case are kept and available to you at the Coffee County Clerk of Court.
Court costs and court fees are the fees and charges from your case, for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.
A Magistrate is the judge who presides on your court case. Magistrates are judges that do a number of things, which include deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and presiding over first court appearances and detention proceedings.
A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed to include information about the arrestee’s background and details of the arrestee’s life history, which the magistrate judge will review and take into account when determining a sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be requested from the defendant, his or her family, and if necessary the victim. Remember you are able to ask to have your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, so you can go over it and correct any mistakes in it.
When you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you may be immediately taken into custody, or you could be given a date that you are required to turn yourself into jail to serve your term.
Do you want to find out if someone is locked up, or has gone to jail in the past?
You can you will have to go to the Coffee County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search by:
- Date of birth.
- Their approximate booking date.
- and their inmate ID.
If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you should call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.
If you think you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can access court records on the Coffee County jail website or you can call the jail. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask one of the officers. Keep in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, 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, on the phone, go there in person, or find out online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and these records are freely available.
Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, which can be warrants. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All registered sex offenders must be registered on a sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to see this information online, but you should know that you can’t find the exact address, rather the block they live on.
Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. Court Records include a court case file containing a docket and all of the documents filed in your court case. You are able to access your court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at the Coffee County Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.
Each state maintains records of people’s criminal background. These databases are all linked so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from any other state. Go to the Coffee County Courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and if the crime was in a completely different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more complete search.
When you look up a person’s crminal records you will be able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:
- Drug Possession.
- Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
- Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
- Property crimes like theft or larceny.
During a criminal records search, usually won’t see if someone has had any:
- Speeding or wreckless driving.
- Drivers license revoked or suspended.
- Traffic 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 Drivers License
- An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.
- 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.
- 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 layout and facility
- Guards and staff
- Food and commissary
- Having Visitors
- The other inmates – what are they like?
- Inmate safety
- Prisoner activities and programs
To get this information, you must do a driving records search.
Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Dis you do your search online or did you call the courthouse? Was the information correct? There are lots of reasons that people search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your comments may help other people that are in the same situation.
Speak Your Mind
Everyone knows that the FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Coffee County,the Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.
FBI Ten Most Wanted List:
Coffee County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List:
Life In Jail / What Its Like
Just the thought of serving a jail sentence in Coffee County Jail is quite unpleasant, eventually you will get accustomed to the daily routine there. Expect an alarm to wake up each morning at 6:00am, and next they’ll do roll call. Next, you will have 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 Coffee 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 Coffee 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 rules for sending funds to jail inmates changes, so be sure to review the official Coffee County Jail site when you send money 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.
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.
News and Media
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Types of Jobs at Coffee County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Coffee 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.
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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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.
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.
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.
Reviews of this Jail
Have you ever spent any time in Coffee County Jail? Do you know anybody that spent time there? Have you ever visited an inmate in this jail?
If so, then we would like you to write a review about it. Tell us about your jail experience so others can find out what to expect.
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Tell Your Story
Anyone who’s been in jail has a story about it. How’d you get locked up? Did you experience fair treatment? What was it like in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did it affect you to go to jail?
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Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate
Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Are you trying to reconnect with a person you met in jail? Post a message to them below.
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