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Houston County Sheriff Overview

Houston County is located in the southeast of Alabama, USA where the county seat is Dothan. With 103,668 citizens, this county is one of the densely populated counties in the USA. Houston County was created on February 9, 1903, out of Dale, Geneva, and Henry Counties. This county was named after George Smith Houston who was the 24th Governor of Alabama. Houston County has a total area of 582 square miles and the zip codes of this county are 36320, 36319, 36321, 36343, 36352, 36301, 36303, 36302, 36370, 36305, 36304, 36376, 36375, and 36312.
Sheriff Jeff Carlisle is the man responsible for keeping the county safe. You can contact him if you use the following details:
Houston County Sheriff’s Office
144 North Oates Street
Dothan, Alabama 36303
Sheriff’s Administration Assistant: (334) 677-4888

Inmate Search in Houston County Jail

Houston County Jail maintains an online inmate roster list where you can see the list of the detainees. The jail administration updates this list regularly to make sure the inmates are listed accordingly.
Online Inmate Roster list:

Important Jail Policies and Procedures

Houston County Jail has different types of visitation systems including face-to-face and video visitation system. You can schedule your face-to-face visitation sessions if you call at (334) 712-0762. The jail authority doesn’t approve of any walk-in visitation sessions. You must schedule your visit by 3:00 P.M. on Friday before the weekend starts.
Inmates must fill out the visitation list within 30 days of their booking date. All visitors must be on the Approved Visitor’s list for being eligible for visitation session. A visitor must be of 16 years of age and all children must be accompanied by their parents. In addition, visitors must submit a valid photo ID as a proof of identification. Each visitation session will be for 30 minutes. Each inmate is allowed a maximum of two visitors. The following are the visiting hours at Houston County Jail:

1 & 3rd Saturday1 & 3rd Sunday
O Pod,
Females in Medical(L)
8:00-8:30; 8:45-9:15;
9:30-10:00;
10:15-10:45
C Pod, D Pod,
Males in Medical(L)
8:00-8:30;
:45-9:15;
9:30-10:00;
10:15-10:45
N Pod,
Females in Docket(K)
1:00-1:30; 1:45-2:15;
2:30-3:00; 3:15-3:45
E Pod, F Pod,
Males in Docket(K)
1:00-1:30; 1:45-2:15;
2:30-3:00; 3:15-3:45
Female – Admin. Seg.4:00-4:30Male – Admin. Seg.4:00-4:30
Female – Prot. Cust.4:45-5:15Male – Prot. Cust.4:45-5:15


2nd & 4th Saturday2nd & 4th Sunday
A Pod
B Pod
8:00-8:30; 8:45-9:15;
9:30-10:00;
10:15-10:45
G Pod
H Pod
8:00-8:30; 8:45-9:15;
9:30-10:00;
10:15-10:45
I Pod
J Pod
1:00-1:30; 1:45-2:15;
2:30-3:00; 3:15-3:45
TR Pod
WK Pod
1:00-1:30; 1:45-2:15;
2:30-3:00;
3:15-3:45
Adjudicated Adult4:00-4:30
Life w/o Parole4:45-5:15

For video and telephone visitation, please navigate through the following link:

You can communicate with an inmate if you send mail or letter via the U.S. Mail. Note that all incoming or outgoing mail must be opened and inspected for contraband. When writing an inmate mail, you should include the sender’s first and last name with a complete address and inmate ID number and pod location on the envelope. You must use the following mailing address in your inmate mail:

John Doe
123 Main St.
Dothan, AL 36303
^ Tape
< Tape tabJane Doe
#00000, Pod A, B, etc
Dothan, AL 36301
Tape tab >

You can deposit money into an inmate’s commissary account if you go online to www.jailatm.com. You will need the following information for depositing money using the website:

  • Inmate’s Name
  • Inmate’s Number
  • Location (Houston County Jail)
  • A Credit or Debit Card

    Another way to deposit money is to use the kiosk machine, which is located in the lobby of the Houston County Jail during the usual business hours. You must present a valid Driver’s License or Identification for using the kiosk machine. You will be charged a specific fee for each transaction.

    Sex Offender Search and Lookup

    You will get relevant information regarding all registered sex offenders if you access either national or state-based sex offenders. All these people have been charged with a sexual offense against a minor or a victim. A sex offender is someone who has been charged with a sex crime including rape, statutory rape, molestation, child pornography, sexual abuse of a minor, and sex trafficking. A sex crime refers to violent or forced sexual conduct against a person. You can locate any sex offender at Houston County Jail if you navigate through the following link:

    The search result will show you the primary or last known addresses of the sex offenders you are looking for. You have to accept a disclosure to access information from the database.

    Bail and Bondsman

    According to Rule-7.2 (Right to release on one’s personal recognizance or on bond), any defendant who has been charged with a bailable offense can get a release from police custody during his or her trail on his or her personal recognizance or an appearance bond. If the magistrate or the court assumes that such release will not ensure the future appearance of the defendant or if he or she is a real danger to the public, then the court or the magistrate can rule out the release order and impose Rule-7.3. This will bring onerous condition on the defendant. If you cannot afford to pay the bail money by yourself, you should obtain the services of a bail and bondsman. A verified bail and bondsman would post the bail money for you and charge at least $100 as their premium.

    Houston County Probation Department
    Probation officer’s are appointed to investigate, report on, and supervise the conduct of convicted offenders on probation. Items to bring to the Probation Office include: employment verification (a pay stub), residence (a lease, copy of a utility bill, etc.), community service record log, counseling or meeting attendance, all personal drug prescriptions, medical condition documents, and immigration registration among other things.
    Office:Houston County Probation Department
    Location:PO Box 285, Dothan, Alabama, 36302
    Phone:334-793-6473
    Fax:334-678-9380
  • Houston County Jail Statistics
    Number of Persons Confined449
    Avg Daily Population420
    Name of new facilitynot applicable
    Full time payroll70
    Full time total employees70
    Total salaries and wages2594174
    Other operating expenditures1189420
    Total construction costs37800
    Equipment, furnishings, etc28645
    Year of original construction2001
    Year of major renovationnot applicable
    Name of new facilitynot applicable

    Address: 164 NORTH OATES STREET DOTHAN AL 36303

    Houston County Unemployment and Median Household Income
    Civilian Labor Force Annual Average, 201644,718
    Number Employed Annual Average, 201642,089
    Number Unemployed Annual Average, 20162,629
    Unemployment Rate, 20165.9
    Median Household Income Annual Average, 201543,568
    Sources: Unemployment – Bureau of Labor Statistics LAUS data, Median Household Income – Census Bureau SAIPE data, Rural Classifications – USDA Economic Research Service
    Houston County Poverty Data
    Estimate of People of All Ages In Poverty 201418,829
    Estimate Percentage of People of All Ages In Poverty 201518.3
    Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Model-based Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates (SAIPE)

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