Escambia County Jail is in Escambia County, AL and is the primary jail for the county. Are you looking for someone in Escambia County Jail? This site tells you all about anything you might want to know about Escambia County Jail,like: How to locate an inmate at Escambia County Jail. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and how to get out of jail. Escambia County Jail intake procedures. Court records. And lots more.
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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a daunting and scary idea, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also their family and friends. This guide is meant to offer advice and information that you need to make the process a lot easier. If you have a question, please feel free to ask it, and please leave any tips or comments that would be beneficial to other people in the same situation would be welcome.
Escambia County Jail
316 Court Street
Brewton, AL 36426
Phone Number and Fax Number
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is locked up and don’t know how to contact them?
Has a family member or friend who has been arrested and you don’t know how to find out where they are?
To search who is in jail at Escambia County Jail you will need to navigate to their link and use the inmate search.
The Escambia County Jail Inmate Lookup has information on persons who are in jail, which includes custody status, how much their bail is, and visiting schedule. Also, you can find information about anybody processed or discharged in the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You’ll be able to find the information more quickly if you’ve got their name, birth date, or inmate ID.
If your friend or family member might be locked up at a different jail you can check the other Alabama county jails in our Alabama County Jail Guide: Alabama County Jails Listing
A mugshot, or booking photo, is the photograph that the jail takes when you get processed at jail intake. They will take one and a side photo. Your full name and jail booking number will be in the pictures, and they are on file.
Mugshots of inmates can be seen on the website, or you can view them at the Escambia County Jail. When viewing online you have to put in the prisoner’s full name, and an arrest date.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Need to know how to have your mugshot erased from the Escambia County Jail website? This can be tricky, as your mugshot is a matter of public record. You have to file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that all of your arrest records will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.
To learn more about getting your mugshot removed, the various mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal services: Mugshot Removal
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Of course, once you’re arrested and put in jail, your main thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, bail is determined either by bail schedule or magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this can mean that you will either be released, or you must remain in jail until your trial.
If you do bail out of jail you will have to promise to be in court on your court date, and in the meantime you can’t go out of town.
Usually, a prisoner in the Escambia County Jail will be given time off in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and conduct themselves properly while incarcerated.
If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to do work release. Either you will have to stay jail every day when you’re finished at your job, or you could be permitted to sleep in a halfway house instead of living at the jail.
Your bail is money that you have to pay to get out of jail until your trial. The amount you will have to pay is dictated by the seriousness of your charges. Someone will have to pay 10 percent of the total amount that was determined in order to be released from jail. If you don’t go to your court date, whoever paid your bail won’t get their money back.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
To find out someone’s bail amount you have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If know the person’s info, such as 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 jail website.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Having to get someone out of jail is never fun, but fortunately, it’s easy. To start with, you need to find out if it is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If so, you can’t use the services of a bail bondsman. Cash only – the jail will not accept a personal check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the prisoner will be released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.
If the amount of bail set is large, of if you can’t pay it, you you should hire a bail bondsman. They usually have a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set, and sometimes with a minimum fee of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and has to be paid in cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman will request to use your assets as collateral.
To talk to a local bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman at Escambia County Jail
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 it worked out.
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In Alabama the amount of bail you pay is set by the Alabama Rules of Criminal Procedure – Bail Schedule, but the judge or magistrate has the last word on how high your bail is set. The Alabama Rules of Criminal Procedure – Bail Schedule includes all of the crimes included in Alabama and the specific amount of bail for each of the crimes.
Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Get Time Off For Good Behavior
- Work Release
- Released For Time Served
- Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
- Get Out on House Arrest
- Get Released on Your Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The jail intake process includes these steps:
- They’ll put you in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you may not be processed immediately.
- Firstly, you have to answer some simple questions, such as what is your legal name, street address, date of birth and an emergency contact.
- They’ll also ask you about your psychological and medical history.
- You will be given an inmate ID number.
- Your fingerprints will be taken.
- They will take your mugshot.
- All of your personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
- You will then be allowed to use the phone in order to contact a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
- If you think you will get released quickly, you might get to keep wearing street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to wear a jumpsuit.
Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If you have, you should tell us what happened. How long did you have to wait? How were you treated? Can you tell us tips that might help other people to get through jail processing?
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When you post bail, you will get discharged from jail. This process will take anywhere from 10 minutes to quite a few hours. In other words the faster you can pay your bail, the sooner you will get discharged from jail. Also, it might depend on whether or not you’ve been given a cash bond or if the judge still needs to figure out the bail amount. For a minor offense, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served your sentence and are given a release date, expect to get released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.
How To Turn Yourself In
warrant out for your arrest, or if you must start a jail sentence, it is recommended that you follow the law and turn yourself in willingly. For a warrant, report to the jail intake area, and tell the intake officer that believe that there could be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order states. Be sure that you are not late to report. Only bring necessary items when you go to jail, like your drivers license or photo ID, prescription medication, as well as a sentencing order from court.
To have visitors, you must give each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance of any visit. This information will be entered into a log of visitors as an Authorized visit. Each and every visitor has to provide identification. Visitors that arrives for visitation late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures at Escambia County Jail can change, so make sure that you visit 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 made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . These phone calls are a lot more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you break the rules and are disciplined, phone calls might get reduced or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.
Sending Mail to Inmates
All mall sent to inmates has to be sent using US Postal Service. You can’t use any other type of mail delivery. You have to write the prisoner’s name, inmate number, and the address of the jail on the letter that you send. Don’t mail anything in a box, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail will be opened and inspected by staff, and the mail will get sent back if the jail decides it is inappropriate.
Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Escambia County Jail:
Escambia County Jail
316 Court Street
Brewton, AL 36426
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
Escambia County Jail
316 Court Street
Brewton, AL 36426
The mail policy changes, so be sure to check the official Escambia County Jail site when you send a letter to an inmate there.
Get A Lawyer
When you’ve been arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, one of these being the right to request a lawyer. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure to get a friend or relative to find an attorney when you call. You’re probably asking yourself ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal defense attorney will advise you about your rights, look after your best interests and help you navigate through the complicated legal system in Escambia County. The quicker you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your charges, the better.
For more info on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, click: How to Find a Lawyer in Escambia County
If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender is staffed by independent investigators, forensics experts as well as social workers. Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys that are members of the State Bar and are licensed to handle your case.
Have you or someone you know used the services of a Public Defender? Are you happy with how they handled your case?
Court records are 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 containing a docket and all of the documents and motions that have been filed. You can access court records via the internet service, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court.
Clerk of Court
A Clerk of Court is a member of the court that manages the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and also read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence from your court case are maintained at the office of the Clerk of Court.
Court fees and costs are the charges from your case, such as filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have a Public Defender, you may not have to pay them.
The Escambia County magistrate is the judge that presides on your case. Magistrates are judges that do a number of things, which include setting your bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and presiding over first court appearances and detention hearings.
Your pre-sentencing report is prepared with background information and details of the arrestee’s life history, which the magistrate will take into consideration when decide your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be collected from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and if necessary the victim. Remember you can request to get your own copy of your pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, so you can review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.
If you get convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are a number of different options, which include community service, house arrest, and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you could be locked up immediately, or you could be given a date that you are supposed to go to jail to serve your sentence.
Want to find out if some you know is incarcerated in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?
To do this, you will have to access the jail’s website, and search using:
- Their name.
- Birth date.
- Their booking date if you know it.
- or inmate ID.
If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you can call the jail to find out.
If you have an outstanding warrant, you can access arrest warrants on the Escambia County court website or call the court directly. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask the officer in charge. Bear in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you will be taken into custody immediately.
If you know the person’s first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, on the phone, go there in person, or check online. An arrest is public record and these records are freely available.
Civil processes are when you get served with papers, such as warrants. You can access civil process orders by getting in touch with the Escambia County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All people registered as sex offenders have to be registered and listed on both a national and state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to see this information online, but you should know that you will not find the precise address, but only the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.
Court Records are public records and available to anyone. These records include a case file that contains a court docket and any of the filings and documents filed in your case. You can access your court records on their website, or at the Escambia County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.
Each and every state maintains records of someone’s criminal past. These online databases are connected so you can track criminal convictions from another state. You are able to go to the Escambia County Courthouse and check in person, or check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that it was in a completely different state, you might have to pay for a more intensive search.
A search of someone’s criminal history you can get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any crimes, which can include:
- Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
- Drug Possession.
- Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
- Violent crimes like assault or murder.
But, when you do a criminal records check, usually won’t find out if that person has had:
- Speeding tickets.
- Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
- Been in a traffic accident.
- Minor infractions or 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 Drivers 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 Escambia County Jail.
- Jail and pod facility and layout
- Guards and staff
- Food and commissary
- Visitation Days
- The other inmates.
- Inmate safety
- Gang activity
- Prisoner activities and programs
To search for this information, you have to do a search for their driving record.
Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it easy? Did you search online or did you have to make a phone call to the local courthouse? Was it correct? There are lots of reasons that folks look up criminal records, and your account could help other people.
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Everyone knows that the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Escambia County,the Escambia County Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.
Escambia County Top Ten Most Wanted List:
Life In Jail / What Its Like
Everyone knows that getting locked up in Escambia County Jail is something you wish you could avoid, soon you will get accustomed to the daily routine there. Prisoners get an alarm for wake-up every morning at six in the morning, and next they’ll do roll call. Then you will have breakfast. Following breakfast you will work 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 Escambia 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 Escambia 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 money to inmates at Escambia County Jail changes, so check the site before you send money to an inmate.
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
Photos / Pictures
Types of Jobs at Escambia County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Escambia 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.
Apply for a Job at Escambia County Jail
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 been a prisoner at Escambia County Jail? Do you know someone there? Have you ever visited someone there?
If your answer is yes, then you should tell us about it. Write down your jail experience because others will know what to expect.
Things you can write in the review:
Tell Your Story
Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why’d you get arrested? How did the guards treat you? How was life in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How did going to jail affect your life?
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Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate
Make some good friends in jail? Need to talk to an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Throw a shout out to them here.
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