The mission of the St. Clair County Jails is to provide for the safe and secure confinement of those persons committed to the custody of the jails and to ensure that all inmates are treated in accordance with the established laws of the United States of America and the State of Alabama.
The St. Clair County Sheriff's Office operates two county jails, one located at 1805 1st Avenue North in Pell City Alabama and one located at 162 6th Avenue in Ashville Alabama. Both facilities house pre-sentenced and sentenced individuals. The Ashville location also includes a Juvenile Detention Facility.
Currently the new Pell City Jail is under construction and there are no inmates being housed in Pell City. All visitation appointments can be made by calling the Ashville Jail.
Visitation occurs on Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. and resumes at 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. after lunch is served to all inmates. Visitation is by appointment only. Visitation appointments can be made by calling the Ashville Jail at 205-594-2149
Ashville Jail Fax - 205-594-4739
Jail Administrator Paul Monk
Sergeant Phillip Barnard
St. Clair County Jail Staff
Visitation can be scheduled by calling the jail Monday- Friday 8am to
8pm. Visitation is on Saturday and Sunday.
Ashville Jail 162 6th Ave. Ashville, AL 35953 205-594-2149
Any special arrangements must be presented to and approved by Sheriff Murray and Jail Administrator Paul Monk.
Inmate Money- Inmate Commissary deposits can be made at either jail through the lobby kiosk, by phone 866-516-0115 or online at gettingout.com. Choose option "Inmate Trust". Inmate phone deposits may be made using the same methods. Choose option "prepaid". No cash can be left at the jail. Questions about this policy call Karen Thompson at 205-594-2509.
Mail can be sent to 219 7th Ave. Ashville, AL 35953 3 by 5 premetered postcards only. Photos can be sent in a plain envelope marked photos. No letters allowed. All mail except legal mail will be searched.
Bond Policy Property Bond Policy 2019
Policy on Property Bonds: All bonds must be made at the Sheriff's Office at either 48 6th St. in Ashville or 1610 Cogswell Ave. in Pell City. Property bonds are approved by the Sheriff. If you are currently a signer on a property bond with a current case with a defendant, you cannot use property until the current case is disposed of.
Misdemeanor Charges- One signer if there is ONLY one property owner listed on the deed/tax records. ( whoever is listed as the property owner on the deed/tax record will be required to sign the bond.)
Felony Charges- Two property owners are required on ALL felony bonds. They may both be listed on the deed/tax record as the owner of one piece of property.
The defendant may not use his own property on a property bond.
All property owners/signers must be present with proper id when signing a bond.
All property approved by the St. Clair County Sheriff must be in St. Clair County. You cannot have one piece of property in one county and another piece of property in another county.
You may use property in another county, however that property bond must be approved by the Sheriff of that county.
Property value must meet the bond amount.
Bondsman process-If you find yourself wanting to come off of a bond you must obtain a bondsman process from the circuit clerks office. It is then your responsibility to turn the subject into the custody of the St. Clair County Jail and return your paperwork to the circuit clerks office in the Courthouse.
Bond Transmittal Fee- There is a bail bond transmittal fee that must be paid to the Circuit Clerks Office (pursuant to Act 2012-535). The 35.00 fee is to be paid in cash. No checks.
Surety Bonds- An arrested person may secure his release through the utilization of a professional licensed bail bonding company. This is known as a "surety bond". The bonding company will charge the arrested person certain "fees" for the service of posting a surety bond to secure the release from custody. Those fees are non- refundable and are not applied to any fines, costs, or restitution that may later be ordered by the court. NOTE: A law enforcement officer is prohibited from recommending the services of any particular bonding company or bondsman.
Cash Bonds-An arrested person, or someone acting on his/her behalf may post the entire bond amount in cash, which will be held by the court pending disposition of the criminal case.