Hale County Jail is in Hale County, AL and is the correctional facility for the county. Do you know somebody in Hale County Jail? This page will tell you about anything a person needs to know about Hale County Jail: How to locate an inmate at Hale County Jail. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures. Hale County court information. And lots more.
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The thought of going to jail is a scary and stressfull prospect, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is designed to give you information and tips you need to make going to jail less stressfull. If you have a question, feel free to ask it, and please leave any feedback or comments that might help other people in the same situation is much appreciated.
Hale County Jail
1001 Main Street, Suite 18
Greensboro, AL 36744
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 in jail and don’t know how to contact them?
Has someone who has been arrested and you don’t know how to locate them?
To look up who’s in jail at Hale County Jail you will have to navigate to their link and do an inmate lookup.
The Hale County Jail Inmate Roster is a list of people who have been arrested and are in jail, which includes custody status, bail amount, and schedule for visitation. You can also get the same information for anybody who has been arrested or discharged within the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to locate their inmate information faster if you enter their full name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.
If the person you’re searching for may be at another jail you should look here, too: Other County Jails in Alabama
A mugshot, also known as a jail processing photograph, is a photograph that the police take when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is actually two photos one full face and a profile photo. Your name and jail ID number will be in the photos, and they’re on file.
Mugshotes of Hale County Jail prisoners can be searched on the Hale County Jail website, or you can see them at the Hale County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you need to input the prisoner’s name, and an arrest date, if you know it.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to get your mugshot taken off of the Hale County Jail site? This may not be possible, because the mugshot is a matter of public record. You need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.
For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot taken down, the various mugshot websites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: 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 and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, your bail will be determined by a special judge called a magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this might mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.
If you are released from jail you must agree to be in court on your court date, and until that day you won’t be permitted to leave the area.
In most cases, a prisoner are given time off in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and don’t cause any problems while they are in jail.
If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will be required to return to jail every day after work, or you might get to move to a halfway house instead of living at the jail.
Your bail is money that you will be required to pay in order to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount you have to pay depends on the crime you’ve been charged with. Someone you know will need to post 10 percent of the total amount that was determined before you can bail out of jail. If you fail to show up for your court date, the person that bailed you out of jail will lose that bail money.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you have to call the Hale County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you’ve got the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can see the bail amount on the jail website.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Bailing out of jail is never fun, but in some cases, it’s really easy. First of all, find out if they have a Cash Only Bond situation. If it is, you won’t be able to use a bail bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail won’t accept a personal check. Once you have paid the bond, the inmate will get released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get the bail money back.
If the bail amount is too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you should use a bail bondsman. They usually have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and usually have a minimum of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman might require that they use your assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.
To find a bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman at Hale County Jail
Have you ever had to find a bail bondsman because you or someone you know got arrested? If so, please share your experience in a comment below, and let us know how it worked out.
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In Alabama your bail is set by the Alabama Rules of Criminal Procedure – Bail Schedule, but keep in mind that the magistrate or judge has the final say on how high your bail is set. The Alabama Rules of Criminal Procedure – Bail Schedule lists all of the crimes included in state law and the exact bail amount for each crime.
Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Get Time Off For Good Behavior
- Get Out on Work Release
- 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 procedure includes each of the following steps:
- You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
- The first thing you will have to to is you will have to answer a bunch of questions, like your full legal name, street address, birthdate and an emergency contact person.
- You will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
- You will be given an inmate number.
- You will be fingerprinted.
- They will take your mugshot.
- Any personal property you have will be taken from you and stored until you get released from jail.
- They will allow you to make a phone call 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, if not you will be issued a jumpsuit.
Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If you have, please tell us how it happened. How long did you have to wait in the holding cell? How were you treated? Can you tell us things that might help others get through jail intake?
Speak Your Mind
Once you are able to post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged from jail may take between 10 minutes to hours or even all day long. So, the faster you post bail, the sooner you will get out of jail. Also, how fast you get released depends on whether or not you’ve got a cash bond or if the magistrate still needs to decide on how much your bail will be. For minor offenses, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served your sentence and are given a release date, plan to be released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.
How To Turn Yourself In
out against you, or if you must start your sentence, you should follow the law and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. For a warrant, go down to the jail, in the reception area, and let them know that think that there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if they find 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 lists. Make sure that you are not late. Only bring allowed items with you, such as your drivers license or even state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as the copy of the sentencing order.
In order to have visitors, inmates need to provide each visitor’s full name to the jail. Your visitor’s names will go into a Visiting log as an authorized visitor. Every visitor will be required to provide identification. Visitors that gets to visitation or that does not have a visting order will be turned away.
Visitation procedures at Hale County Jail are always changing, so it would be wise to double-check the official Hale County Jail jail site before you go to the jail to visit.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
All phone calls from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Jail phone calls are much pricier than regular phone calls. There is no limit to when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates should keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you break the jail rules, phone privileges might get cut back or cut altogether.
Sending Mail to Inmates
All mall sent to inmates must be mailed using US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other form of mail or package delivery. You should write or type the person’s name, prisoner number, and the address of the jail on the letter that you send. Don’t mail anything in a box or package, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail received by the jail gets opened and read and examined by staff, and the mail will get returned to the sender if deemed inappropriate.
Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Hale County Jail:
Hale County Jail
1001 Main Street, Suite 18
Greensboro, AL 36744
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
Hale County Jail
1001 Main Street, Suite 18
Greensboro, AL 36744
The Hale County Jail mail policy changes, so you should check the official website when you send a letter.
Get A Lawyer
When you’ve been arrested, you have rights, the first of which is that you have the right to request a lawyer. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure to ask a friend or family member to find a lawyer when you call them. You might be asking yourself ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal attorney will make sure you know your rights, help protect your interests and help you navigate through the court system in your county. The quicker you get a lawyer involved with your criminal case, the better.
For more info on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, click: How to Find a Lawyer
If you are in trouble, but can’t afford a lawyer, you will get a public defender. The Public Defender Office is staffed by investigators, forensics experts and social workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are real attorneys that are members of the State Bar and are fully licensed to represent you in court and practice law.
Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? What was your experience?
Court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. Court records include a case file containing a docket sheet and all documents and motions that have been filed in your case. You, and anyone else, can access your court records via the internet service, or at the Hale County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.
Clerk of Court
The Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that manages the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath when court is in session, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records and documents related to your case are kept and available to you at Clerk of Court.
Court costs and court fees are the costs from your court case, such as filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you are low income and have been assigned a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.
A Magistrate is the type of judge who presides over your court case. Magistrates are judges that do different tasks, like setting bail, issuing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary court appearances and detention proceedings.
Your pre-sentencing report is put together to include information about the defendant’s background and as much detail about the arrestee’s life and public history, which the magistrate judge will take into consideration when decide your sentence. Information will be gathered from the defendant, his or her family, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Keep in mind that you should ask to see a copy of the report before your sentencing, and correct any inaccurate information.
When you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are a number of different options, including community service and probation, to even 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 could be immediately taken into custody, or you could get a date that you are supposed to report to jail to serve out your sentence.
Do you want to find out if a family member of friend is incarcerated in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?
To find this out you will have to visit the Hale County jail website, and do a search using:
- Date of birth.
- Their booking date if you know it.
- and their jail ID.
If you think this person is in jail, you should call the jail to find out.
If you have a warrant out for your arrest, you are able to check the arrest warrants inquiry on the Hale County jail website or you are able to call the court. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask one of the officers. Bear in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.
If you know a person’s name, and their arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or you can check online. An arrest is in the public record and these records are available to anyone.
A Civil Process is when when you are served with legal papers, such as, subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All convicted sex offenders have to be registered on both a national and state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access these listings online, but keep in mind that you will not see the precise address, just the neighborhood block that they live on.
Court Records are public records and available to anyone. They include a case file that includes a docket and all of the documents filed in your case. You can access court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.
Each and every state maintains a record of people’s criminal past. These state databases are connected so you are able to track criminal histories from any other state. Go to the Hale County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. You must know which county the crime occured in, and in the event that the crime was in a different state, you might have to pay for a more complete search.
A criminal records search you can get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:
- DUI or DWI.
- Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
- Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
- Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
- Property crimes like theft or larceny.
When you do a criminal history search, usually will not be able to find out if they has had any infractions like moving violations:
- Tickets for speeding.
- Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
- Any accidents.
- 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.
- 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 facility and layout
- Guards and staff
- Jail food and commissary
- Prisoner safety
- Jail gangs
- Activities and programs
To search for driving histories, you must do a search for their driving history.
Have you ever needed to find criminal records? How easy was it? Did you search online or did you call the local courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are lots of reasons that folks look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your feedback might help other people that are in the same situation.
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Everyone knows that the FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Hale County,the Hale County Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.
Life In Jail / What Its Like
While the prospect of spending time in the Hale County jail is something you wish you could avoid, eventually you will become accustomed to the daily routine. Prisoners get a wake-up alarm every morning at 6:00AM, and then roll call. After roll call you will eat breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will be required to 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 Hale 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 Hale 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 someone in jail at Hale County Jail is likely to change, so double check the site when you send any money.
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 Hale County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Hale 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.
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 Hale County Jail? Do you have a friend or family member there? Have you ever visited someone at this jail?
If so, then please tell us about it. Tell us about what you experienced so that others can find out what to expect.
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Tell Your Story
Everyone’s who has been put in jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. How’d you get locked up? How did the guards treat you? How was day to day life at Hale County Jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How did it affect you to go to jail?
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