Etowah County Jail, Alabama Inmate Search

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The Etowah County Jail, located at 827 Forrest Avenue, Gadsden, AL, 35901 is a County Jail and serves Etowah County. It has a capacity of 950. If the inmate you are looking for is not on the search above, you can go directly to the Etowah County Jail’s website or you can call the jail directly on: 256-549-5410, 256-549-1444.

The Etowah County Jail, located at 827 Forrest Avenue, Gadsden, AL, 35901 is a County Jail and serves . It has a capacity of 950.

Those close to inmates may:

  • Send inmates mail
  • Deposit money into their inmate trust account
  • Receive calls from them
  • Visit them

Etowah County Jail, Alabama
General Information

Etowah County Jail Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff’s Name Etowah County Sheriffs Department And Detention Center
Address 827 Forrest Avenue, Gadsden, Alabama, 35901
Phone Number 256-546-2825

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

Visitation Rules

While inmates can receive visitors at Etowah County Jail, there are strict rules in place. If you don’t adhere to these rules, your visit will be denied (often without warning), and you could risk future visits.


Visitors must schedule a visit, in line with the visitation hours of the jail, and its requirements.


Visitors must also have their government ID on them to be permitted into the visiting area. They must adhere to jail’s dress code. They will not be able to bring anything into the visitation area.


Call 256-549-5410, 256-549-1444 for scheduling a visit. http://www.etowahcountysheriff.org/detention.php website for more information about the application process.

Sending A Mail Or Package

All mail coming into the prison is inspected by the jail staff.

It is important that for any mail to be processed at Etowah County Jail that the sender’s name and mailing address is included on the envelope.

In addition, the inmate’s full name (that they are in the jail under), the inmate’s SPN & cell block area must be listed.

The following restrictions apply for any mail sent to Etowah County Jail:

  • No perfume, body fluids (including lipstick) or makeup can be included
  • No sexually suggestive photographs
  • No medicines
  • No cash or money orders
  • No food or food items
  • Contraband

For full details on the most uptodate policies, visit the Etowah County Jail’s http://www.etowahcountysheriff.org/detention.php.

To clarify any questions you have on sending mail here, call the Etowah County Jail directly on 256-549-5410, 256-549-1444.

Sending Money

To add money to an inmate’s trust account at Etowah County Jail, you have a few options.

Don’t send cash by mail. You can deposit a money order. You may also be able to use: Touch Pay Direct to deposit money.

You can call the jail at 256-549-5410, 256-549-1444 to find out any other updated ways of depositing money for an inmate.

Phone Calls

Inmates held at Etowah County Jail are not allowed to receive phone calls. They are however allowed to put through collect calls. Some jails have also upgraded their phone systems to allow detainees to make calls directly to landlines and cell phones, which means calls are usually cheaper than if they were on a collect basis.

All calls made out can be recorded and monitored, so care should be taken about what is discussed.

The jail may limit calls to some numbers for security reasons, without providing any warning.

To find the most uptodate information on the phone policies at Etowah County Jail, call 256-549-5410, 256-549-1444.

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Etowah County Jail OVERVIEW

COUNTY DEPARTMEN'T NAME: Etowah County Jail
CITY: Gadsden
STATE: Alabama
ZIP: 35901
POPULATION:
NO. OF CONVICTED:420
CONFINED POPULATION:924
NO. OF NON US CITIZEN:281
GENDER DEMOGRAPHICS:
NO. OF ADULT MALE:788
NO. OF ADULT FEMALE:132
NO. OF JUVENILE MALE:4
RACIAL DEMOGRAPHICS:
WHITE:452
BLACK:267
HISPANIC/LATINO:110
ASIAN:20
TWO OR MORE RACES:40
OTHER RACE:20
RACE NOT KNOWN:15