Jacksonville, Alabama

Jail

Welcome to the “Jacksonville Cross Bar Hotel”. You may check in at any time, no reservation is required. Each room has a lovely window view. We have maid service to provide you with clean linen upon check in. Meals are served three time a day.  Generally we serve steak and potatoes, with a frosty cold beverage, (McDonald’s – small hamburger, small fries, small coke). Due to an effort to keep costs to a minimum, the cable TV, pool, and workout area have been closed. But we do have other entertainment if you choose to participate. Some of the workout / entertainment you may wish to participate in would include;

  • Painting
  • Cleaning
  • Building maintenance
  • Patrol vehicle washing
  • Roadside trash collection
  • Weed eating and general lawn care service
  • and any other type of court referral type training so ordered

Methods of check out – (How to make bond) First, how did you check in? Was your trip for business or pleasure? Your check-in will determine your check-out and payment method.

Misdemeanor offense – non-alcohol related

  • Assault 3rd
  • Harassment
  • Disorderly Conduct
  • Theft of property 3rd
  • Criminal mischief 3rd
  • Harassing Communication
  • etc…

These type of charges have no hold time, unless some other agency has a hold on them. There are three ways to make bond. You only have to use one of them;

Option 1 –

You may elect to pay the cash bond. The advantage to this type of bond, if you plead guilty or are found guilty, the bond can be converted to your fines and court costs. You pay nothing more, unless the judge orders more. If the judge orders less, you will receive a refund check from the court.

We now have a convenient way for you to make a cash bond by using your credit card. (Master Card, Visa, Discovery) Simply call 1-888-726-6301 or go on-line to www.cashbondonline.com, provide the information on the site and they will notified our office as soon as your credit card is approved.

Option 2 –

Signature bond. Two individual, not yourself, that own or are purchasing real property (land) in Calhoun County, and have their tax papers or deed, bring them in, we will make a copy for the court, and then you may sign your bond with them. The advantage to this type of bond, you do not need any money at this time. All three of you sign, and you walk out until your court date.

Option 3 –

Bonding agent / company licensed & bonded in Calhoun County. This option is an agreement between you and the bonding company. You pay them a fee for a service. The Jacksonville Police Department are not involved in your agreement with that company. That bonding agent / company will then post your bond with the Jacksonville Police Department. (Note – the Jacksonville Police Department do not recommend any bonding companies, so don’t ask!). The advantage is at the time you make bond, you can use a check, credit card, or whatever arrangement you and the bonding company can agree on. The disadvantage is that you pay that company for a service. Then when you come to court, if you plead guilty or are found guilty, you will then have to pay the city the fines and court cost.

Misdemeanor offense – alcohol related

  • Public Intoxication
  • DUI (1st, 2nd, or 3rd)
  • Any other offense, but you have been drink and/or are drunk

These type of charges have a hold time plus if some other agency has a hold on them. There are three ways to make bond. You only have to use one of them;

Option 1 –

You may elect to pay the cash bond. The advantage to this type of bond, if you plead guilty or are found guilty, the bond can be converted to your fines and court costs. You pay nothing more, unless the judge orders more. If the judge orders less, you will receive a refund check from the court.

We now have a convenient way for you to make a cash bond by using your credit card. (Master Card, Visa, Discovery) Simply call 1-888-726-6301 or go on-line to www.cashbondonline.com, provide the information on the site and they will notified our office as soon as your credit card is approved.

Option 2 –

Signature bond. Two individual, not yourself, that own or are purchasing real property (land) in Calhoun County, and have their tax papers or deed, bring them in, we will make a copy for the court, and then you may sign your bond with them. The advantage to this type of bond, you do not need any money at this time. All three of you sign, and you walk out until your court date.

Option 3 –

Bonding agent / company licensed & bonded in Calhoun County. This option is an agreement between you and the bonding company. You pay them a fee for a service. The Jacksonville Police Department are not involved in your agreement with that company. That bonding agent / company will then post your bond with the Jacksonville Police Department. (Note – the Jacksonville Police Department do not recommend any bonding companies, so don’t ask!). The advantage is at the time you make bond, you can use a check, credit card, or whatever arrangement you and the bonding company can agree on. The disadvantage is that you pay that company for a service. Then when you come to court, if you plead guilty or are found guilty, you will then have to pay the city the fines and court cost.

Felony –

  • Assault 1st
  • Robbery
  • Burglary
  • Theft of property 1st
  • DUI 4th or more
  • etc…

Hold time is once again based on alcohol related  plus if some other agency has a hold on them. There are three ways to make bond. You only have to use one of them; All these bonds must be approved by the Calhoun County Sheriffs Office.

Option 1 –

You may elect to pay the cash bond. The cash bond must be paid to the district court. The advantage to this type of bond, if you plead guilty or are found guilty, the bond can be converted to your fines and court costs. You pay nothing more, unless the judge orders more. If the judge orders less, you will receive a refund check from the court.

We now have a convenient way for you to make a cash bond by using your credit card. (Master Card, Visa, Discovery) Simply call 1-888-726-6301 or go on-line to www.cashbondonline.com, provide the information on the site and they will notified our office as soon as your credit card is approved.

Option 2 –

Signature bond. Two individual, not yourself, that own or are purchasing real property (land) in Calhoun County, and have their tax papers or deed, bring them in, we will make a copy for the court, and then you may sign your bond with them. The advantage to this type of bond, you do not need any money at this time. All three of you sign, and you walk out until your court date. Must be approved by the Calhoun County Sheriffs Office.

Option 3 –

Bonding agent / company licensed & bonded in Calhoun County. This option is an agreement between you and the bonding company. You pay them a fee for a service. The Jacksonville Police Department are not involved in your agreement with that company. That bonding agent / company will then post your bond with the Jacksonville Police Department. (Note – the Jacksonville Police Department do not recommend any bonding companies, so don’t ask!). Must be approved by the Calhoun County Sheriffs Office. The advantage is at the time you make bond, you can use a check, credit card, or whatever arrangement you and the bonding company can agree on. The disadvantage is that you pay that company for a service. Then when you come to court, if you plead guilty or are found guilty, you will then have to pay the city the fines and court cost.

 

– Frequently Asked Questions –

Q – If I can not make bond, how long will I have to stay in jail?

A – If at all possible you will be taken before the judge on the next available court date. The court/judge will determine your next course of action.

Q – How much can I sit out per day?

A – Fines are assessed on the following schedule;

  • If you work the fines off, it is $40 per day and on the fifth day it doubles to $80, then $40 per day starts again.
  • If you just sit in jail, it is $25 per day and on the fifth day it doubles to $50, then $25 per day starts again.

Q – If I plead guilty or I’m found guilty, can I work off the fines?

A – Yes, you work the fines off at $40 per day and on the fifth day it doubles to $80, then $40 per day starts again.

Q – If I am arrested, do I only get one phone call?

A – Generally No! At the time of booking, as long as you are not combative, you will be allow to make a number of calls to let someone know where you are. Also there is a phone in the jail cell area so you can call at any time. The phone in the jail area is collect only, so the people you are calling have to except your call. Also during the weekdays, when the jailer is in, he generally will let you use the regular phone.

Q – If I am in jail, when is visitation?

A – Visiting day for jail inmates is Sunday from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. only. Visitation is restricted to family member only and for a maximum of three at a time and for a thirty (30) minute period only if personnel are available. Doctors, lawyers, mental health, etc…, may visit inmates at any reasonable and/or necessary times. Other visitation may be granted upon approval by Jailer, Shift Supervisor or the Chief of Police. Do not bring a weapons or anything that may be perceived as a weapon of any kind, we will check! And you are subject to a search of your property and/or a pat down of your person.

Q – What items can a jail inmate have?

A – The prisoner may have brought to him/her the following items;

  • 1 – Clear bottle of shampoo
  • 1 – Clear stick of deodorant
  • 1 – Unopened bar of soap
  • 1 – Tooth brush
  • 1 – Unopened tube of tooth paste
  • 1 – Small flexible comb
  • 2 – Paperback books, Bibles, and legal materials may be accepted for inmates; however, pornographic material, comic books, or large magazines are not allowed due to the nature of the material contained and the fire hazard they pose.
  • Clean clothes and underwear. Prisoner contaminated clothing will be exchanged for clean clothes brought by visitors. If the inmate already has clothes here, we will exchange those clothes for clean ones.

Q – What items are not allow in the jail or given to the inmates?

A – You should not bring these items to the inmate;

  • No food or drinks will be brought into the jail from outside unless approved by the Officer in Charge or the jailer.
  • No glass or metal articles will be allowed in jail with the exception of eyeglasses, or items required for medical reasons.
  • Only prescription medication will be administered to inmates. Such medication must indicate the inmates name, doctor’s name, and type of medication by name, prescribed dosage, and date of prescription. These medications will be stored in the inmate’s personal property envelope and administered by the officer that feeds the inmate. A log will be kept showing time and dosage given to such inmate.
  • Tobacco products of any kind are prohibited by city ordnance in public building.
  • Newspapers will not be allowed in the jail since they create a fire hazard.
  • No weapons or anything that may be perceived as a weapon of any kind.

Q – Can someone be charged for bring items that are prohibited by the Jacksonville Police Department?

A – Yes – Passing unauthorized items (including tobacco products, drugs, alcohol, etc…) to inmates is a punishable arrest, fines and jail time. (13A-10-36 – Promoting prison contraband in the first degree, or 13A-10-37 – Promoting prison contraband in the second degree, or 13A-10-38 – Promoting prison contraband in the third degree)

Q – What does the Jacksonville City Look like inside?

A – Take a picture tour of the jail.

Notice – Personnel / inmate property left by person(s) who have made bond and/or are no longer a guest of our facilities, will be destroyed (in the case of medication, food, etc…), deposited of (in the case of clothes, book, magazines, letters, etc…), or become the property of the City of Jacksonville (in the case of money, cell phones, watches, jewelry,  etc…) if not claimed after 30 days of separation from the jail.

Bail Bonding Companies

These are the bonding companies approved for our department.

4 Him Bonding – 256-770-2663
A-1 Freedom Bail Bonds, Inc. – 256-236-7888
AAA Bail Bonds LLC – 256-235-2437
Abe’s Ace Bail Bonding LLC – 256-831-0074
Big Easy Bail Bonding – 256-231-0032 OR 256-231-0092(FAX)
Chris & John’s Bail Bonding-256-454-7442
Kenny Bunn Bail Bonding LLC – 256-237-9996
Speedy Bail Bonds – 256-235-9090
Steve Williams Bail Bonding – 256-240-2663
Tom Shelton Bail Bonds – 256-343-1231
Varner Bail Bonding Company, Inc. – 256-831-6744

 

NOTICE: We DO NOT or WILL NOT recommend any bonding company!