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County Jail

On February 15, 1995 The Tuscaloosa County Jail moved into its new location at 1600 26thAvenue, 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 Deputy Loyd Baker, Captain Jeremy McCracken, and Lt. Eric Bowles.

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 environment 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.


Inmates are not allowed to receive mail via the Post Office unless it is a post card, 4"x6" or smaller, metered at the Post Office. You may send free emails through the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office website. (Search "Who's in Jail" and follow the instructions. 

The Tuscaloosa Co Jail no longer accepts shoes or whites (socks/undergarments) from the outside. All these items can be obtained by the inmate from the Jail Commissary. Funds can be deposited on the inmate’s commissary account in the following ways:

Inmate fund Deposits

a. Funds may be deposited on an inmate's account via a kiosk in the jail lobby. The Kiosk accepts cash only. 

b. Money orders can be brought in for the inmate’s account and put in the envelopes provided in the Jail Lobby.

C. Funds can be deposited via an online portal for Web Deposits at http://team3.inmatecanteen.com/

Click HERE to view the Inmate Handbook.

Click HERE to view Visitation Rules.