Blount County Corrections Department is the largest correctional facility in Blount County, Alabama, located on 7 acres in Oneonta. Established in 1926, the facility houses pre-trial inmates and provides reintegration programs for male convicted criminals. The facility has a security level classified as medium and is staffed by 75 members to supervise an average of 112 total monthly bookings.
The facility also utilizes more than 50 inmates for in-house work lines that support the kitchen, laundry, and other activities. Additionally, the staff manages and operates the Blount County Work Leave Center (WFC) located nearby.
In terms of visitation, inmates at Blount County Corrections Department are permitted two 45-minute on-site video visits each week. These visits can be scheduled in advance and are available from Tuesday to Sunday, between 8:15 am to 4 pm. However, these visits may be restricted if either the inmate or guest disregards the rules and regulations.
To communicate with an inmate at Blount County Corrections Department, individuals can send letters or mail. The sender should address the envelope to the inmate with their full name and IDN, followed by the facility’s address at:
225 Industrial Park Road,
All incoming and outgoing mail is subject to inspection for contraband. For sending money to the inmate’s account, individuals can use the jail ATMs located in the Blount County Corrections Department lobby.
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
Blount County, Alabama, is home to nearly 60,000 residents and boasts a leading school system, advanced career tech school, and a campus of Wallace State Community College. The county is situated in North Central Alabama and is easily commutable to both Birmingham and Huntsville, making it an ideal location for a variety of industries. The upcoming construction of the Northern Beltline will further enhance the county’s economic growth. Visitors and residents can enjoy the Locust Fork River for kayaking and boating, Palisades Park for rock climbing, hiking, and family attractions, and three historic covered bridges with breathtaking views. Rickwood Caverns State Park offers primitive and RV camping, family attractions, and an immense cave filled with formations.
The Blount County Sheriff’s Office is dedicated to preventing crime and disorder, reducing fear of crime, and enforcing laws according to the U.S. Constitution and State of Alabama to provide a safe and secure environment for all residents. Their philosophy of problem-solving oriented policing involves partnering with the community to provide compassionate service with integrity.
Blount County, situated in the mineral region of Alabama, was established on February 6, 1818, by the Alabama Territorial Legislature. The land used to create the county was ceded to the federal government by the Creek Nation on August 9, 1814. Governor Willie Blount of Tennessee, who aided Alabama settlers during the Creek War, lent his name to the county. The county is surrounded by Cullman, Marshall, Etowah, Jefferson, Walker, and St. Clair Counties and is drained by the Locust and Mulberry Forks of the Black Warrior River. The county seat was initially established as Bear Meat Cabin in 1816 and was later incorporated as Blountsville on December 13, 1827. Oneonta, Alabama, became the county seat after an election in 1889. The county spans over 650 square miles (1,700 km2) and is home to the Warrior coal field.