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Shelby County Jail, AL Inmate Search, Mugshots, Prison Roster

Updated on: December 29, 2023
205-669-4181, 205-669-3938
380 McDow Road PO Box 1240, Columbiana, AL, 35051

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Shelby County Jail is located in Columbiana, Alabama. It consists of a booking/release center, a direct supervision facility, a main facility jail, and a work release center. In addition to providing work release opportunities, the Shelby County Jail system seeks to develop and provide educational programs to help deter future criminal behavior from released inmates.


Shelby County Jail Prison Information

Jail Name Shelby County Jail
Jail Type County Jail
Location 380 McDow Road PO Box 1240, Columbiana, AL, 35051
Contact Numbers 205-669-4181, 205-669-3938
City Columbiana
Postal Code 35051
State Alabama
County Shelby County
Jail Webpage website

Shelby County Sheriffs Department East Substation

Address 11611 Chelsea Road, Chelsea, Alabama, 35043
Phone 205-678-7464

Inmate Resources for Family and Friends

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Inmate Search

The Shelby County Jail website hosts a search engine where one can locate an inmate by entering their full last name and first name (or partial parts of the first name.) There is also a daily booking report that lists persons booked within the past 24 hours.

Call 205-669-4181, 205-669-3938 with any questions about information retrieved from the website, as it is not guaranteed to be totally accurate.

Sending a Mail

Family and friends are encouraged to carry on correspondence with their inmate. Letters can be sent along with five photos per envelope (no larger than 5x7.) Photos and pictures must not contain inappropriate content. Do not send any other items in the envelope, and do not spray perfume or use white out, glue, lipstick, etc. Do not use a padded envelope.

You cannot send care packages, but you can order softcover books, magazines and newspapers directly from a publishing company like Amazon. Have them delivered USPS to the inmate’s address.

Send all mail to:

Inmate Name
Inmate Booking Number
Shelby County Jail
380 McDow Road
PO Box 1240, Columbiana, AL, 35051

Sending Money

Family and friends of an inmate are allowed to send money to and receive funds from an inmate.

There are a variety of ways that one can send money to an inmate. Funds in the form of a money order can be mailed to

Inmate Name
Jail Number and housing area
Shelby County Jail
380 McDow Road
PO Box 1240, Columbiana, AL, 35051

Include your name and address on all items except for government issued checks.

Funds can also be deposited online via Western Union or by visiting a Western Union location in person. Include the following information:

Pay to: Shelby County Corr Inmate Comm
Code City/State
Acct#: Include inmate's booking number, last name and first name
Attention line: Include six-digit date of birth (i.e. MMDDYY)

Phone Calls

Inmates at Shelby County Jail are allowed to make outgoing calls to family and friends who create accounts with the Shelby County Jail’s telephone system. These accounts allow you to load money into your account so that you can receive calls, even to your cell phone. Family and friends cannot make calls to the inmate.

Ensure that your inmate has enough funds in their commissary account to place a call.

Visiting Rules

Visitation at Shelby County Jail is allowed for family and friends through video. Each inmate can have three video visits per week. Attorneys and law enforcement officials are allowed to meet in person with an inmate. Much like all visits or phone calls, video visits may be monitored and/or recorded.

Each visit is allowed three family/friends. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. All visitors must wear modest clothing with no profane images or language. Visitors must not be under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Talk quietly and do not be disruptive. For a full list of visitation rules, check the Shelby County Jail website.

The video visitation center is open from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. everyday. Call 205-669-4181, 205-669-3938 to make an appointment ahead of time, and arrive 15 minutes before your visit time. If you are late you will not be permitted to visit your inmate. Bring only a valid form of photo identification, a set of car keys, and your wallet.

Visitation Hours

Sunday 7:30 Am to 2:30 PM
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


Refer the map below to find the driving directions.

Shelby County Prison Statistics

Shelby County Jail Held Inmates

Jail Population Held for State Prison 99
Jail Population Held for Out-of-State Prison -
Jail Population Held for State Jail 31
Jail Population Held for Federal Agencies 1
Jail Population Held for Out-of-State Jail -
Jail Population Held for ICE -

Shelby County Jail Admissions By Race

Black Jail Population 155
Asian Jail Population -
White Jail Population 260
Native Jail Population -
Latino Jail Population 5

Shelby County Prison Population By Race

Native Prison Population -
Other Prison Population 4
Latino Prison Population -
Asian Prison Population -
White Prison Population 363
Black Prison Population 192

Shelby County Jail Admissions

Total Jail Admissions 5,447
Male Jail Population 344
Total Jail Population 435
Female Jail Population 76

Shelby County Pretrial Jail Population

Pretrial Jail Population 401
Female Pretrial Jail Population 1
Male Pretrial Jail Population 8

Shelby County Prison Admissions

Total Prison Admissions 482
Black Prison Admissions 153
Other Prison Admissions 4
Native Prison Admissions -
Latino Prison Admissions -
White Prison Admissions 325
Male Prison Admissions 368
Asian Prison Admissions -
Female Prison Admissions 114

Shelby County Prison Population

Female Prison Population 83
Total Prison Population 559
Male Prison Population 476