The Corrections Division of the Chilton County Sheriff’s Office is commanded by Warden Ann Davis who is responsible for the Care, Custody and Control of the inmates housed in the Chilton County Jail. The Facility is a 232 bed facility which houses local, county and state inmates of both pre-trial and convicted status. The jail is staffed by 30 highly trained correctional officers.
Line Officers and First-line Supervisors work 12-hour shifts for 24 hour coverage. Jail staff utilizes state-of-the-art video surveillance systems, telephones, intercoms, radios, computerized jail management and fingerprint systems.
Inmates are received and released 24 hours a day 365 days per year from the facility, located at 301 City Street Clanton, AL. Inmate care provided includes on-site medical, dental, and mental health services. Disciplinary action or classification may affect visitation and/or telephone privileges. The inmate Commissary and telephone systems are provided by outside vendors.
Attorneys are authorized to enter the Chilton County Jail to visit their clients. Attorney visits may be face to face or conducted via telephone visitation. Any other accommodations may be made with authorization of Jail administration. Attorneys may only visit current clients and with business pertaining to the current incarceration.
Attorneys must show a valid government issued identification card and a valid Bar Card showing their ASB number prior to entering the Jail. Attorneys will not be granted access if their Bar Card is not up-to-date.
Attorney visitation hours are Monday through Friday during the following times:
8:00am to 11:00am
1:00pm to 4:00pm
5:00pm to 7:00pm.
*All visits must be completed by 8:00pm. Any visits outside of these times must be approved by the administration.
There are three methods in which bond can be posted for the release of an inmate from the Chilton County Jail:
Chilton County: Misdemeanor and felony bonds can be posted with the Circuit Clerk's Office Monday – Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm, excluding holidays, on the 3rd floor of the Courthouse or by calling 205-755-4275.
PROPERTY BOND: A property bond is based on the tax assessment of real property owned by the person(s) attempting to secure an inmate's release.
Property bonds can be posted with at the Chilton County Jail 24hrs a day, 7 days a week. Property has to be 3(three) times the amount of the bond, and if the charge is a felony 2(two) property owners will have to sign the bond.
PROFESSIONAL BONDING COMPANY: Release may be made through a private bonding company approved by the Sheriff's Department. Any bond over $1,000,000 will have to be approved by Circuit Court during regular business hours.
Jail Ministry / Church Services:
Religious services are offered by the Jail Ministry Program. Jail ministry visits are conducted. Contact Warden Ann Davis for information concerning jail ministry/church services. A jail minister may not minister to any specific inmate. If an inmate wishes for their minister, religious leader, clergy, pastor, etc. to conduct ministry and they are not on the jail ministry's list, that inmate must add that individual to their visitation list as a visitor and the visitation falls under standard inmate visitation. Baptisms are offered via jail ministry.
Inmate Mail and Mail Regulations
Effective 03/29/2022 personal mail will no longer be accepted by the Chilton County Jail.
All Personal Mail must be addressed in the following manner:
Senders Full Name, Address ( to include City, State, and Zip code)
Inmate name and ID#
C/O Securus Digital Mail Center-Chilton County Jail
P.O. Box 1279
Lebanon, MO 65536
Once the mail is received at the Securus Digital Mail Center it will be digitally scanned and available to be viewed on kiosks. Failure to properly address the envelope may result in your mail being returned or delayed. Pictures, drawing etc. will be accepted for scanning, printed, and delivered in the same manner. Anything that cannot be scanned will be returned to sender. This includes, but is not limited to paper that exceeds 8.5 x 14 inches and all non-paper items. All packages and certified mail will be returned to sender. Any person sending any personal mail that wishes to have it returned to them must include a self-addressed, stamped envelope included with the original mail. All physical mail will be destroyed 60 days after it is uploaded.
The following items must be mailed directly to the facility:
- Legal Mail
- Money orders
Inmates are allowed to keep the following reading materials in their possession at one time. They will not be allowed to have excess reading materials in their cell. Each inmate can keep one faith based book in their documented choice of religion.
If an inmate has more reading material than what is allowed, it will be considered contraband and be disposed of properly.
The Chilton County Jail will exercise every opportunity to allow inmates to attend a funeral viewing of family members. While the need for closure is understood, certain interests of the Chilton County Jail may preclude inmates from attending the viewing of deceased relatives.
The following provides an outline of who is eligible and who is restricted from attending viewing services:
- Viewing attendance by inmate will only be for immediate family members—defined as mother, father, siblings, grandparents, and children of the inmate (natural or adopted).
- The viewing must be local, within Chilton County, AL.
- The viewing will be without any family members or friends present. Should anyone be present, other than funeral home staff, the visitation will be terminated and the inmate will be returned to the facility.
- Viewing will last no longer than twenty (20) minutes.
- The inmate cannot be charged with a violent crime.
- The bond amount will be taken into consideration by Jail Administration.
- The inmate must not be charged with trafficking or manufacturing of narcotics.
- The inmate’s criminal history and classification will be considered by Jail Administration.
- Jail Administration will review documented disciplinary history making that inmate a potential risk of escape, becoming disruptive, or uncooperative with orders.
- If an inmate does not have history of escape or failure to return a family member must contact the Jail Supervisor at 205-755-1053 to provide information about an inmate attending funeral viewing services. Jail Administration reserves the right to deny any of the above conditions and/or what is in the best interest of the safety and security of the inmate, staff or facility.
Jail Property / Personal Property
Inmates booked into the Chilton County Jail, will have all their personal effects inventoried and stored.
We will not accept property of inmates other than pocket contents and the seasonal clothing the inmate is wearing. No extra clothes, baggage, suitcases, sea bags, tents or big storage bags will be accepted. Females may have a standard size purse.
Chilton County Jail stores inmate property for only 10 days. Any personal property held longer than 10 days will be disposed of and/or donated to a local charity. It is the inmate’s responsibility to contact a reliable individual to obtain his/her personal property. Family members may pick up property of housed inmates during business hours seven (7) days a week, by coming to the Chilton County Jail at 301 City Street Clanton, AL. Any person attempting to pick up property must have a valid form of photo identification.
Exceptions to disposal are as follows:
- Wallet and contents
- Cellular phone
- Legal Documents
- Purse and contents
These items will be maintained in storage (inmate’s property bag) for housed inmates until release. Relatives of inmates being released from jail may bring clothing to the lobby of the facility for the inmate to change into once the inmate is released. The individual can change clothes in the restrooms located in the lobby area. Civilian clothing for inmates going to court (jury trial only) will be accepted at the Chilton County, from 7:00am – 7:00pm. A contact person’s name and telephone number must accompany the property and once the inmate’s court case has ended, the clothing must be picked up within 10 business days. Failure to pick up clothes within 10 business days will result in clothes being donated to a local charity.
State sentenced inmates who have been ordered to the Department of Corrections may take ONLY the following to DOC:
- Any legal mail
- 25 stamps
- 25 envelopes
- Bible or Koran
- One (1) inmate pen
All other materials and personal effects will be placed in storage. Inmates will wear jail shower shoes during transport. All personal effects left will be picked up by family members within 10 days from departure. Items left past the 10 day deadline will be donated to local charities. State inmates returning for court will be allowed to keep their under garments, socks and hygiene items ONLY. All other items will be placed in property.
If you have any questions, please call 205-755-1053.
Commissary orders are processed on Monday at 10:30pm and will be delivered on Wednesday. Funds must be placed on the inmate’s account by 5:00 am on Monday in order for them to receive store.
Funds can be applied by:
- The kiosk in the Lobby which accepts cash, debit, & credit cards.
Personal checks are not accepted!
Once an inmate is released they can report to the Chilton County Sheriff’s Office, at the Chilton County Court House to collect any remaining funds in their commissary account. Any medical debts that is owed will be taken from the balance. Checks are issued Monday thru Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm. No checks are issued on holidays or weekends. Identification is required.
Any order placed before an inmate’s release will be held for ten (10) Business days. It is the responsibility to come during business hours and pick up that store. If the order is not picked up, it becomes property of the Chilton County Jail. NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN.
The Chilton County Jail, its staff and contractors Southern Health Partners will not discuss an inmate’s healthcare with any family or friends due to HIPPA laws. Southern Health Partners were approved through the Chilton County Commission.
Medications, eyeglasses, contacts and other approved medical items can be dropped off or picked up from the Facility 24/7. All items must be approved by Medical personnel and/or Jail Administration; all objects are subject to search.
Plea by Information:
Inmates who wish to plead guilty or "plea by information" must contact their attorney of record. If an inmate has not yet been appointed an attorney, the inmate must wait until an attorney is appointed.
Change of Plea:
All change of pleas must be handwritten and addressed to the specific court for your case.
72 Hour Hearing:
When booked into the Chilton County Jail the arresting agency may be required to obtain felony warrants through the Chilton County Magistrate Office. This process may take up to 48 hours. Once the warrant has been obtained, the inmate will be afforded a 72hr hearing in which they will be notified of their charges and bond. Only cases in district court will be afforded this type of hearing.
Chilton County Clerk's Office mailing address is:
P.O. Box 1946
Clanton, Al 35046
City Inmates: Clanton, Jemison, Thorsby, and Maplesville
If arrested and charged through the City of Clanton, you must contact the City Magistrate located at the Clanton Police Dept. or call 205-755-1194.
City of Jemison inmates must contact the City of Jemison Municipal court at 205-688-4491 Monday Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm.
City of Thorsby inmates must contact the City of Thorsby Municipal court at 205-646-3575
City of Maplesville inmates must contact the City of Maplesville Municipal court at 334-366-4211
The Chilton County Jail does not determine release dates or provide this information to the public.
All phone calls from the Chilton County Jail, regardless of location, will be collect, pre-paid or credit card calls. Inmates have access to phone calls and e-messaging, through Securus. All calls are subject to monitoring and/or recording. Inmates will be provided PIN numbers in order to make phone calls.
The Chilton County Jail reserves the right to block phone numbers upon the owner's request due to harassing phone calls, misuse of the phone system (i.e. three-way calling), discussion of criminal activity, or based upon the security and safety of the facility. Any attempt to provide three way connections will result in permanent deactivation of the called number attempting to facilitate the three way connection and disciplinary action on the inmate involved. Phone services are provided through Securus and if there is a phone issue, you must contact the contracted telephone company at 800-844-6591.
- For video visitation information please click here.
- Anywhere/Home visits available daily 8:00 AM - 10:30 PM
- There is no visitation between 11 AM - 12 PM
- Call 1-877-578-3658 if you have trouble with home visits.
Visitors who act in an inappropriate manner may be permanently suspended from all visitations. The Chilton County Jail reserves the right to terminate, suspend, or cancel visitation for the safety and security of the facility at any time without notice. Visits must be set up by an adult, any minors (under 18) that wish to visit must have their parent or guardian set the visitation up.
Visitors should always dress appropriately
No halter Tops
No Short Shorts
No transparent or revealing clothes
No Vulgar Clothing
The Chilton County jail does not determine release dates or provide this information to the public.
Chilton County Jail address
Chilton County phone numbers
Main Line: 205-755-1053
Bonding Fax: 205-280-1580
Booking Fax: 205-755-1011
Comments, complaints, and questions can be sent to Captain Ann Davis or Assistant Warden Kathy Garris.