Morgan County Jail Inmate Search

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

Morgan County Jail

Jail Type :

County Jail


119 Lee Street Northeast, Decatur, Alabama, 35601



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State :

Alabama (AL)


Morgan County





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Morgan County Jail Inmate Search

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

  • Morgan 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 Morgan County Jail Sheriff Department website. Usually the best way is to call the Decatur police department at 256-351-4800 and enquire about the inmate directly.

Q. What if you are not able to find the inmate in Morgan 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 Morgan 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 256-351-4800.

Morgan 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

The current Morgan County Jail was opened June 1, 2006. The jail was designed so that all inmates could be viewed at all times. It is called a direct supervision model or podular. It also now holds the Decatur County inmates along with their own.

On September 10, 1927, Deputy Sheriff Burns Almon was part of a raid being conducted by the Morgan County Sheriff's Department. The target was an illegal still during the Prohibition Era. The suspects fled when they saw law enforcement. One of the men dropped to the ground and opened fire. He struck Deputy Almon. Almon died on September 27 from the gunshot.

On May 21, 1985, Deputy Sheriff Charles Biles pulled up on a suspicious vehicle that was parked near Brewer High School. He got out and walked up to inspect the car. A person inside the vehicle shot Biles with a hunting rifle. The person was later apprehended. While in jail, the suspect hung himself in his cell. Biles died on May 23.

In 2009, the federal authorities arrested Morgan County Sheriff Greg Bartlett for not spending enough money on food to feed inmates. Because of a Depression Era law, he was able to keep the excess funds for himself. He made $212,000 in three years. He was found in contempt of a federal consent decree from a 2001 case from one of his predecessors. A new decree was also made that all money would be spent to feed the prisoners.

In 2018, a local judge found that Sheriff Ana Franklin and two investigators had broken the law when they were investigating a former jail warden for the county and a blogger. The judge also found that the three had misled the court. The misleading of the court was done while the Sheriff's Department was attempting to get a search warrant. The court also found that the department had encouraged a confidential informant to break the law by going into the blogger's business illegally. The informant was also provided with computer monitoring software that was illegally put on the home and business computer of the blogger. The case led the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Alabama Attorney General to start investigations in how the department operated.