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Updated on: July 14, 2022
Etowah County Detention Center

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Opened since 1984, Etowah County Detention Center is a medium-security detention center located in Gadsden, Alabama. This facility was originally designed to house a total of 950 inmates, but by 2004, the Etowah County Detention Center experienced over a 240% increase in the average daily population for the facility and needed to expand.

Currently, 40 Corrections Deputies, 5 Corrections Sergeants, and 1 Lieutenant are responsible for providing safe and secure housing for inmates being held in the custody of the Etowah County Detention Center.

Etowah County Detention Center offers a Jail Alternatives Program which offers alternative programs to qualifying inmates. Such alternatives include Work Release, Community Service, and Electronic Home Monitoring.

Etowah County Detention Center - General Information

  • Facility Name

    Etowah County Detention Center

  • Facility Type

    County Jail

  • Address

    827 Forrest Avenue, Gadsden, AL, 35901

  • Phone

    256-549-5410, 256-549-1444

  • Capacity

    950

  • City

    Gadsden

  • Postal Code

    35901

  • State

    Alabama

  • Country

    Etowah County

  • Official Website

    Website

  • Facility Name

    Etowah County Detention Center

  • Facility Type

    County Jail

  • Address

    827 Forrest Avenue, Gadsden, AL, 35901

  • Phone

    256-549-5410, 256-549-1444

  • Capacity

    950

  • Country

    Etowah County

  • City

    Gadsden

  • Postal Code

    35901

  • State

    Alabama

  • Official Website

    Website

Etowah County Sheriffs Department And Detention Center

  • Address

    827 Forrest Avenue, Gadsden, Alabama, 35901

  • Phone

    256-546-2825

  • Fax

    256-549-2171

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To search for an inmate housed at Etowah County Detention Center, click here This report lists the names and basic information of each inmate and is updated every 15 minutes.

Send a Mail/Package

Inmates at Etowah County Detention Center may receive only metered, unstamped, plain white postcards no larger than 4" x 6" as mail. Writing must be in pencil or blue or black ink. Any other mail will be returned to the sender.

If no return address is available, unauthorized mail will be stored in the inmate's locker until the inmate's release.

When addressing the envelope to an inmate, use the following format:

Name of the Inmate
C/O Etowah County Detention Center
827 Forrest Avenue, Gadsden, AL, 35901

Magazines and books may be sent to an inmate if they are directly from the publisher. Inmates are not allowed to be mailed packages, although family and friends can order them items and goods through iCare.

Sending Money

The Etowah County Detention Center accepts money for inmates 24 hours a day via the kiosk in the jail lobby. The kiosk accepts cash and credit/debit cards. Money orders will be accepted through the mail. All money orders must be made out to "Etowah County Detention Center". Money can also be sent to the inmate’s account online using JPay services.

The Etowah County Detention Center does not accept personal checks for inmates.

Phone Calls

Inmates are allowed to make outgoing calls using the phone system, SECURUS Technologies. All of the calls are prepaid, and you can add funds to your inmate’s account anytime. If you have questions about setting up an account, you can call Etowah County Detention Center at 256-549-5410, 256-549-1444.

Visitation Rules

Visitation occurs via video from the visitor’s home/device or in the lobby of the Etowah County Community Justice Center which is located at 827 Forrest Avenue, Gadsden, AL, 35901. Inmates are usually allowed one 40-minute visits per week. Each inmate may have two visitors at a time.

ONSITE video visitation:

  • Once per week per inmate

  • You can schedule an appointment online or at the Etowah County Detention Center lobby

  • Minors (under 18 years of age) must be supervised by an approved adult during the entire duration of the visit.

  • Anyone appearing to be under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol will not be allowed to visit

  • All visitors must wear appropriate clothing including shoes and shirts.

  • Jail staff may refuse a visit due to inappropriate dress or conduct while visiting

To be eligible for an OFFSITE video visitation you must:

Offsite visitors must provide their own equipment and the necessary internet connections to participate in video visiting.

Visitation must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance, but no more than 14 days in advance.

VISITATION 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

Directions

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