Shelby County Jail, AL Prison Roster, Online Inmate Search

Updated on: September 4, 2021
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Shelby County Jail

205-669-4181, 205-669-3938

380 McDow Road PO Box 1240, Columbiana, AL, 35051

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Located in Alabama, this jail helps inmates connect with their loved ones with options available via electronic messaging and video visitations. Fairly new, Shelby County Jail was just built and modernized. It houses over 500 inmates and has over 500 beds in its facility. The new design includes doors and windows on the cells instead of bars, making it more comfortable for inmates, and easier for Shelby County Jail staff to maintain and manage.

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Shelby County Jail — General Information

Facility Name Shelby County Jail
Facility Type County Jail
Capacity 500
Address 380 McDow Road PO Box 1240, Columbiana, AL, 35051
Phone 205-669-4181, 205-669-3938
City Columbiana
Postal Code 35051
State Alabama
County Shelby County
Official Website

Shelby County Sheriffs Department East Substation

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

Inmate Search

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Call 205-669-4181, 205-669-3938 to use a phone to perform an automated search for an inmate. You can also search easily online for an inmate. The website is updated regularly, and you should be able to locate an inmate with ease.

Sending a Mail/Care Package

Inmates can receive mail electronically or via the mail. Letters, small photographs, and postcards can be sent to the following address:

Shelby County Jail
380 McDow Road PO Box 1240, Columbiana, AL, 35051

The Shelby County Jail is also set up for electronic messaging. Emessaging lets friends and families communicate with inmates electronically. You can send electronic photographs and text messages. You can set up an account here.

Sending Money

You can set up money on an inmate’s commissary account as long as the inmate does not have any restrictions. Get started here. You can also make deposits to the account over the phone at 205-669-4181, 205-669-3938.

If you prefer, you can also add money to a commissary account in person. There is a kiosk inside the Shelby County Jail that you can deposit money into. You can also create a money order addressed to the jail with the inmate’s name and number in the memo field. Delivering this money order to the jail will also add money to the inmate’s commissary account.

Phone calls

Securus offers a variety of options for you to add money to an inmate’s telephone account. Through Securus, and inmate can make outgoing phone calls that are prepaid by his account. While inmates at the Shelby County Jail cannot receive incoming calls, it is easy to set up a telephone account for them to make phone calls.


Securus also has a system set up for video visitations. Through their website, you can set up video visitations with an inmate from anywhere in the world as long as you have an internet connection.

Visitors over the age of 18 can also visit inmates in person. Call 205-669-4181, 205-669-3938 to arrange for a visit.

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


Refer the map below to find the driving directions.

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