You may communicate with an inmate at any time via the U.S. Mail. We receive deliveries Monday through Saturday from the U.S. Postal Service. All incoming mail is opened and searched for contraband. Legal mail received shall be opened in the presence of the inmate to confirm that it is legal mail. Cash and personal checks will not be allowed by mail. Money orders made out to the inmate can be sent by U.S. Mail. All mail should be addressed as follows or it will be returned to the post office:
Full name of inmate
Blount County Jail
225 Industrial Drive
Oneonta, AL 35121
The Blount County Jail will accept cash brought to the jail at anytime to be given to an inmate. Money Orders may be mailed or brought to the jail at anytime to be given to an inmate. The jail does NOT accept personal checks for inmates.
Inmate Phone Usage:
Inmates cannot receive phone calls, however they are allowed to make collect calls. You will need to check with your phone provider to ensure that you can accept collect calls. All calls are recorded.
Inmate Personal Items:
Inmates are allowed to have certain items. We have included the list of items inmates are allowed to have while incarcerated at the Blount County Jail. The items listed below MUST be delivered within four (4) days from the date of booking. Any items brought after the four (4) day period, will be rejected or placed in the property of the inmate but the inmate will NOT have access to the items. Inmates are allowed the following to be delivered:
7 pair of socks (white only)
7 pair of underwear (white only) boxers or briefs
7 T-shirts with no pockets or logo (white only)
1 pair of shoes, soft soled containing no metal
1 pair of thermal underwear (white or cream only)
1 pair of shower shoes
2 pair of sweats (white or grey only) no pockets, hoods or logos
FEMALES: 3 bras without underwire
Personal items such as deoderant, toothpaste and toothbrushes must be purchased by the inmate at the commissary. You are not allowed to leave personal items other than what is listed above for any inmate.
The items on this list will be strictly enforced and any variations will not be allowed.