Cherokee County Detention Center Inmate Search

Cherokee County Detention Center is a medium security jail which comes under jurisdiction of Cherokee County, AL. The jail is maintained and operated by sheriffs at Cherokee 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 Cherokee County Detention Center 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 :

Cherokee County Detention Center

Jail Type :

County Jail


100 Cedar Bluff Road, Centre, Alabama, 35960



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State :

Alabama (AL)


Cherokee County





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Cherokee County Detention Center Inmate Search

Q. How to find if someone is currently detained at Cherokee County Detention Center?

  • Cherokee County Detention Center 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 Cherokee County Detention Center Sheriff Department website. Usually the best way is to call the Centre police department at 256-927-6435 and enquire about the inmate directly.

Q. What if you are not able to find the inmate in Cherokee County Detention Center?

  • 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 Cherokee County Detention Center?

  • 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 256-927-6435.

Cherokee County Detention Center 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.


The Cherokee County Detention Center is the prison facility that serves the city of Centre, Alabama located in Cherokee county in the Central Standard Time zone. The mission statement at the Cherokee County Detention Center is "to provide a safe, secure and humane environment for both officers, inmates, and the general public." It was opened in October 1996. In 2004, it was remodeled and houses local county inmates as well as federal prisoners from organizations like the U.S. Marshal Service.

Employed at this prison on every shift includes a Chief of Corrections, four Lieutenants, two cooks and 13 Corrections Officers. All employees at this prison must complete an 80-hour Jail Management school that is approved by APOST. The school includes courses on Taser and O.C. certification, CPR and First Aid, Draeger Breath Analyzer training, and PPCT/SSGT self defense training.

The Cherokee County Detention Center accepts property, cash bonds and bonding companies as bonds for bail. 2 signatures are required for the property bond and both representatives must have property that matches what the bail bond is worth. The property must also not be mortgaged. For the cash bond, you must visit the Cherokee County Circuit Clerk's office and pay in full for it to be accepted. If you plan to use a bonding company, it must be licensed in Cherokee County, and prepare to pay a fee of 10% or more.

For security purposes visitors are not allowed to bring anything from the outside into the prison for an inmate. Any necessary item can be purchased by an inmate from the prison commissary. Through SmartDeposit, all that is needed is the name of the inmate to receive commissary funds. An inmate can also receive money for the commissary through the Keefe's Cashier machine that is located in the Sheriff's office. Friends and family may come get personal property from an inmate. The prison will only hold left items for 7 days.

All mail to and from an inmate is inspected for contraband, so it is recommended that mail be size appropriate like a 3x5 postcard. Any pictures sent must be 5x7 or smaller and no more than five pictures, letters, or postcards at once will be accepted. Inmates from two different facilities are not allowed to send mail to eachother.

Southern Health Partners is the medical company that treats the inmates. Inmate can request to see the doctor or one of the two LPNs on staff at any time between 7a.m. And 5p.m. The medical staff is always on-call, so they will respond to any situation requiring attention from a medical professional.