Calhoun County Jail Inmate Search

Calhoun County Jail is a medium security jail which comes under jurisdiction of Calhoun County, AL. The jail is maintained and operated by sheriffs at Calhoun County. Offenders from the Police and City jails are transferred to the jail after the paper work is done. They usually stay in the jail, till they are sentenced, acquitted or released on bail. It houses inmate for short period of time serving less than a year jail term. Most of the inmates in Calhoun County Jail are convicted for misdemeanour offenses like drunk-and-drive, fight/assault, theft etc. It provides basic amenities to the inmates like bathroom facility, 3 times meals, education program and TV facility. It also provides work release program and other specialized services to the inmates.

Jail Name :

Calhoun County Jail

Jail Type :

County Jail


400 West 8th Street, Anniston, Alabama, 36201



Postal Code:


State :

Alabama (AL)


Calhoun County





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Calhoun County Jail Inmate Search

Q. How to find if someone is currently detained at Calhoun County Jail?

  • Calhoun County Jail maintains an online inmate roster where one can find the list of detainees. The list is updated usually once a month. To check the inmate roster please visit Calhoun County Jail Sheriff Department website. Usually the best way is to call the Anniston police department at 256-241-8030 and enquire about the inmate directly.

Q. What if you are not able to find the inmate in Calhoun County Jail?

  • It means the inmate is transferred to nearby county jail or state prison facility or is released from jail. Check Alabama inmate search page for more details on how to search for inmate in Alabama.

Q. What are the visitation rules of Calhoun County Jail?

  • Any individual with valid government ID and who isn’t on felony probation is allowed to visit an inmate. Children below 18 years, must be accompanied by a legal guardian. For more information one can call on 256-241-8030.

Calhoun County Jail Visitation Hours:


7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.


7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.


7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.


7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.


7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.


7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.


9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

More Information

Calhoun County Jail was built in 1924 as a part of an annex of the Calhoun County Courthouse, a historic county courthouse in Anniston, Alabama. The courthouse was designed by J.W. Golucke and built in 1900, becoming one of the earliest neoclassical courthouses in the state. The jail was consequently built in the northside of the building. Calhoun County Jail, as well as the county, was named in honor of John C. Calhoun, American statesman from South Carolina and Vice President (1825-32). Because of a fire, the building was rebuilt in 1935. Fifty years later, the building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.

Since its inception, the mission of the Calhoun County Jail has been to provide a safe and secure confinement of individuals committed to the custody of the jail, and to ensure that all inmates are treated in accordance with the established laws of the U.S. and the State of Alabama.

The jail is operated by the Sheriff of Calhoun County, and the Calhoun County Commission is responsible for funding its operations. Under the Calhoun Country Commission, the number staff and the annual operating budget are determined. The Calhoun County Jail correction officers facilitate an inmate’s stay and are responsible for intake, security, transport services, visitation coordination, mail delivery, food delivery and overall general care.

This institution has the capacity to house approximately 370 male and female inmates; the average daily population ranges from 180 to 500. Custody in this jail is not intended to be punitive; its main function is to ensure the upkeep of those individuals held in custody pending disposition of their respective cases by the court. Federal inmates are also housed at this facility; offenses vary. Approximately 38% of inmates are charged with probation violation or failure to appear, and almost 25% are charged with a drug or alcohol offense.

The Calhoun County Jail also has a robust set of amenities, including a full kitchen facility, preparing over 400,000 meals per year, a drug rehabilitation program, providing over 4,000 hours of community service annually, a medical facility for all inmates, and a separate women's facility.