Tuscaloosa Sheriff's Office

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** Click here to view the Tuscaloosa County Jail's inmate visitation policy and procedure. **


On the left Inmates being supervised by a detention Office in a road cleanup project and below is a photo of the Medical Facility within the Jail.


Detention Officer's PatchOn February 15, 1995 The Tuscaloosa County Jail moved into its new location at 1600 26th Avenue, in Tuscaloosa. This facility houses all inmates both minimum and maximum security for the misdemeanor as well as felony arrest issued by the courts. Overseeing this operation is Chief of Operations, Eric Bailey and Lt. Al Jackson.

The technology, kitchen, medical and dental as the living quarters are among the most modern in the state. This facility was constructed at a cost of $8.2 million including renovations to the old Metro facility which is now a part of the Tuscaloosa County Jail. The Tuscaloosa County Jail now has Video Visitation which allows the inmate to visit via video from within their cell. This cuts down on movements in the jail thus providing a safer enviroment for the staff. Funds for commissary can be added to an inmates account via a kiosk located in the lobby of the Tuscaloosa Co. Jail.

The jail handles prisoners for all jurisdictions in Tuscaloosa County. Included in the jail is a Drug Court and an Identification and Extradition unit.


On August 5, 2002 the Tuscaloosa County Jail received Accreditation from the American Correctional Association. This makes the Tuscaloosa County Jail the first and ONLY county jail in the State of Alabama to receive Accreditation. The process for Accreditation is extensive and required numerous changes and modifications to Jail Operations. For more information on the American Correctional Association click HERE.

Jail Photos

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 Detention Officer demonstrating the digital fingerprint machine.

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