The Bessemer Jail in Jefferson County serves the city of Bessemer and other smaller towns in Jefferson. Prisoners sentenced to a minimum prison are often sent to Bessemer Jail. To visit an inmate at Bessemer Jail, you'll need to travel to Bessemer, AL, 35020-5625 in Jefferson. The address is 23 15th St N. It's important to verify the location of your inmate before traveling.
Inmates need contact with their friends and family on the outside. But Jails and Prisons don't make this easy. Some charge inmates up to $14 a minute just to make a long-distance phone call. Fortunately, you can get a local number your inmate can call that will ring your phone and/or those of other family and friends no matter where they live. An inmate can then make their calls using the local number rate while talking to friends and family long distance. This service is provided by Securtel at [Link to Secrutel]. To send mail to an inmate, go to send postcards. Talk with your inmate to learn about the permitted hours for phone calls, rules for sending mail and days and times for visitation, Facilities in AL all have different rules that you'll be required to follow.
Bessemer Jail is a City Jail. It's important to know the type of prison facility because this will largely determine what is permitted. Prison is expensive. Phone calls are the most costly, especially without a local number, But also items an inmate needs like soap, envelopes and stamps will all cost money. So the first thing to do is ensure phone calls are economical so you can discuss a budget.
Bessemer Jail is in the CST time zone. So make adjustments in your call times if you aren't in that same timezone. The warden at Bessemer Jail is Chief Nathaniel Rutledge, Jr.. The warden may or may not be available to talk to. This will depend on the size of the facility. It's important for prison families to help each other to help their loved ones inside and out. By sharing information about Bessemer Jail with other families, it will help them avoid mistakes and confusion that no one needs or wants.
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