Shelby County Jail

Shelby County Jail, AL Inmate Search, Visitation Hours

Updated on: August 6, 2022
Postal Code
Shelby County
Phone Number
205-669-4181, 205-669-3938
380 McDow Road PO Box 1240, Columbiana, AL, 35051

About Shelby County Jail

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Opened since 1996, the Shelby County Jail is a medium-security jail that is operated locally by the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office in Columbiana, Alabama.

Shelby County Jail can hold up to 500 inmates at a time and employs 63 full-time employees. There is a total of six housing units at this facility.

The Shelby County Jail features an Automated Inmate Information System. This information may be accessed 24 hours a day by calling 205-669-4181, 205-669-3938. Information available using the Inmate Information System includes arrests, charges, visitation guidelines, and more.

The Shelby County Jail is accredited by the State of Alabama by the Bureau of Adult Division. They are one of six facilities to hold this honor.

Shelby County Sheriffs Department East Substation

11611 Chelsea Road, Chelsea, Alabama, 35043

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Sending a Mail/Care Package

All inmates of the Shelby County Jail may send and receive letters through the U.S. Postal Service.

Mail sent to an inmate should be addressed as follows:

Inmate's First and Last Name
380 McDow Road PO Box 1240, Columbiana, AL, 35051

All mail sent to an inmate at the Shelby County Jail must include the sender's name and mailing address in the top left corner of the envelope or postcard.

Failure to include your return address will most likely result in your mail NOT being delivered and your letter destroyed.

As far as sending photos, they should not exceed 4 inches high x 6 inches wide. Polaroid Photos and photos of weapons are prohibited.

Sending Money

You can send money to an inmate through the Shelby County Jail in Alabama. To begin the process, visit to create an account. From there, you will be prompted on how to send money to an inmate.

You can also call 1-866-394-0490 to deposit money into an inmate’s account. If you pay over the phone, you will have to pay a small fee.

Finally, you can also go into the Shelby County Jail and deposit money in person.

Phone calls

Shelby County Jail allows inmates to contact pre-approved friends and family members' phones by calling collect. The recipient is fully responsible for all fees for a collect call.

Shelby County Jail also uses the third-party company Securus Tech to make phone calls. Go to the website, and set up an account.

To find out about Shelby County Jail phone services, call 205-669-4181, 205-669-3938.


The following are some rules regarding inmate visitation at Shelby County Jail:

Each inmate is allowed one or two visits each week. Inmates with special privileges are allowed additional visits.

Only visitors on the approved visiting list are permitted to visit. Proper photo identification must be shown prior to visitation.

Loud, disruptive or inappropriate behavior by visitors, including children, is grounds for termination of the visit.

Staff have the authority to seat visitors or inmates at their discretion.

Visitors are expected to wear appropriate attire. The officer has the right to deny visiting for inappropriate attire.

Parents are responsible for the conduct and safety of their children. Disruptive behavior by children is grounds for termination of the visit.

No food, drinks, or candy is permitted in the visitation room. In addition, no cell phones or electronic devices are allowed.

All visitation is through a glass window and the inmate and visitor will be speaking to each other with a phone. One phone is to be used per inmate and visitors.

Visiting Hours

Monday — 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday — 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Wednesday — 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Thursday — 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Friday — 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Saturday — 7:30 Am to 2:30 PM
Sunday — 7:30 Am to 2:30 PM


Refer the map below to find the driving directions.

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