Alabama Inmate Search

Shelby County, AL Jail and Prison System

SHELBY County has 435 jails with an average daily population of 475 inmates with a total of 435 jail population. When breaking down the SHELBY County jail population by gender, females are a minority compared to male prisoners and make 17% with 76 female and 344 male inmates.
  • 435 Jails
  • 435 Prisoners
  • 312% Jail Rate

How Does Shelby County Inmate Search Work?

Shelby County inmate records are public files that anyone can acquire easily. The Freedom of Information Act governs the rules regarding Shelby county inmate records which provide a lot of useful insights about a person.

Shelby County Parole and Probation

Shelby County Parole

Parole is when an incarcerated person is allowed to leave their sentence early because they have followed the rules while serving their time. A parole board rules on who gets to receive parole and who does not. You can review Shelby county parole records and find out a lot about a parolee . Some things contained in the Shelby county parole files may be information about their punishment and their crimes. You might also get to review details about where they were held and the terms of their parole.

Shelby County Probation

Along with those parolees that have been released, you might also be able to review Shelby county probation records detailing men and women who were not incarcerated but instead was put on probation. Probation does not come without some rules . Probationers must see a probation officer once a week plus follow other rules. Typically,Shelby county criminal records will show the criminal’s crimes, their probationary sentence, and the ruling justice department details who sentenced them. Along with that facts , you may see images , fingerprints, physical details about the probationer , and other details.

Shelby County Booking

Shelby county bookings are also helpful when looking for stats on whether or not a stranger has been arrested. When a perpetrator is arrested, the officer fills out paperwork and then holds them in a incarceration cell , which essentially becomes their Shelby county booking record. It may also include things like fingerprints, photos , physical details, their name, and address, officer in charge , the details of the crime, the location, and any trucks that were involved. The general public has the ability to get a copy of someone’s Shelby county booking records without any type of approval .

Shelby County Incarceration Statistics

Over the past 45 years, the incarceration rate in SHELBY County has increased by 961% going from 41 inmates yearly to 435 inmates.

Even though women are the fastest growing group of inmates in SHELBY County, men still make up the vast majority of inmates admitted to prison each year - nearly rate of 511 per 100,000 U.S residents yearly across the county.

Inmate Population and Incarceration Rates in Shelby County, AL

SHELBY County has th highest jail incarceration rate across Alabama, yet from the total of 435 inmates only 435 are currently confined, the rest 840 are pretrial inmates and are awaiting trial, being tried, or awaiting a verdict.

Shelby County Jail Inmate Population, Jail Pretrial Population and Confined Population, for 2010-2015 years

Total Inmate Population371373374376406435
Pretrial Population534595655713778840
Confined Population410399388377406435

Shelby County Incarceration Statistics by Gender

In SHELBY County, males are incarcerated in jail at a rate of 545 per 100,000 male U.S. residents, which is nearly 5 times more than female incarceration rate, of 107 per 100,000 female U.S. residents. From 2010 to 2015, the male incarceration rate increased by 6%, while the female incarceration rate lowered by 16%.

Shelby County Female Population, Rate & Count for 2010-2015 years


Shelby County Male Population, Rate & Count for 2010-2015 years


Breaking Down Shelby County Inmates By Race

In SHELBY County, white people are incarcerated in jail on average at a rate of 237 per 100,000 white U.S. residents, which is higher by 72% from incarceration rate of black people. From 2010 to 2015, the incarceration rate of black people increased by 57%, going from 534 to 840 per 100,000 black U.S. residents. The Hispanic incarceration rate in SHELBY County is on average at a rate of 291 per 100,000 Hispanic U.S. residents.

Shelby County Incarceration Rates by Race, for 2010-2015 years


Shelby County Prisons and Jails

Federal Jails

Shelby County Sheriff Offices and Police Departments