Houston County Jail, AL Inmate Search, Visitation Hours

Updated on: June 17, 2022
Houston County Jail


901 East Main Street, Dothan, AL, 36301


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Dothan City, Alabama is home to the Houston County Jail. The Houston County Jail is an all adult inmate facility that houses medium-security inmates.

Most of the inmates that will be in the Houston County Jail will be waiting for their trial to begin. However, there are inmates in the Houston County Jail that also will be serving out their short sentences (less than 2 years) as well.

Houston County Jail will take in inmates from surrounding facilities, towns, the United States Marshal’s Services alongside the Dothan City Police Department.

When an individual enters the Houston County Jail, all personal belongings will be stored and inventoried. When an inmate leaves the Houston County Jail, all personal belongings will be released to them.

Inmates in the Houston County Jail will have the chance to have a work assignment while they are finishing out their sentences. In return from having a work assignment, that can shave a little bit of time off his or her sentence.

Houston County Jail — General Information

Facility Name Houston County Jail
Facility Type County Jail
Capacity 188
Address 901 East Main Street, Dothan, AL, 36301
Phone 334-712-0762
City Dothan
Postal Code 36301
State Alabama
County Houston County
Official Website http://www.houstoncountyso.org/

Houston County Sheriffs Department

Address 144 North Oates Street, Dothan, Alabama, 36303
Phone 334-677-4882
Fax 334-671-8775

Inmate Search

The Houston County Jail does not quite have their roster online just yet. But the state of Iowa used the VINELink. VINELink is just as good as the inmate roster from the Houston County Jail.

When using VINELink, you can have real time alerts that come to your email or your smartphone.

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Sending a Mail/Care Package

Houston County Jail allows incoming and outgoing mail.

All mail should be addressed to the inmate along with having the sender's return address.

The Houston County Jail will NOT accept packages.

All mail that is coming from the inmate’s legal counsel will be opened in front of the inmate it is addressed to. All general mail will be opened, but not in the presence of the inmate.

Inmates will be permitted to get the newspapers, but they must come from the publisher.

Sending Money

If you have money on you when you are arrested, you can put that money into the commissary account.

However, if an inmate requested you to put money into his or her commissary account, you can do so in two various methods.

When visiting the Houston County Jail, you may have noticed a kiosk in the lobby. That kiosk is where you can deposit funds using your credit or debit cards, or cash.

If you are not going to be in the Houston County Jail for the foreseeable future, you can log on and make an account at JailATM.com. Here you can deposit funds using either a credit and/or debit card.

Phone calls

You and the inmate will need to make some choices when it comes to the phone calls. Inmates can use collect calls. Collect calls will not cost an inmate a dime, but it will cost you money.

The Houston County Jail also uses Prodigy Inmate Phones as well. This service is not free. This service will need to be paid for. Inmates can move money from their commissary account and put it in their phone account to use this service, if they decide to not make collect calls.


Visits at the Houston County Jail will be limited to 15 minutes. Visitation schedule goes by housing units. You will need to know what housing unit the inmate you are looking to visit is in.

When an inmate is booked and processed into the Houston County Jail, they will have to fill out a visitation list. On the visitation list, they can only mark down four people. Inmates will be allowed to make changes to this visitation list once every 30 calendar days.

Visiting Hours

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


Refer the map below to find the driving directions.

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