Alabama Jail & Prison Inmate Records Search
Cherokee County is one of the few counties in Alabama that provides an online database of all current prison inmates. If you are looking for someone and have reason to believe that they may have been arrested in Cherokee County, then you should visit the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office Jail Roster web page. That roster is located at http://www.cherokeecountyalsheriff.com/jail_roster_view_all.php?order=date. The Sheriff’s Office also keeps a record of those people whom have been released in the last 48 hours, and that roster can be found at http://www.cherokeecountyalsheriff.com/jail_roster_48.php?order=date.
You should note that prison records and inmate records are not available from before this time unless you have access to the criminal records or a particular individual. This is because inmate records, jail terms, and former prisoner statuses are considered to be private and confidential. However, if you are an employer, and the individual has granted you permission, you may request a copy of their criminal background. This can be requested from http://background.alabama.gov.
If your inmate search was not completed by the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, then you may want to try a statewide prisoner search. The Alabama Department of Corrections maintains a searchable database of all prisoners in Alabama, and that tool can be accessed at http://www.doc.state.al.us/inmsearch.asp.
The ADC also provides a series of statistics and other pages that may be of interest in your search for prisoner records and inmate records, such as full sets of statistics at http://www.doc.state.al.us/reports.asp, or the list of inmates that are currently on death row, which can be located at http://www.doc.state.al.us/escape.asp.
A final resource that may be of some interest is a complete overview of crime in Alabama. These statistical reports can be accessed at http://acjic.state.al.us/crime.cfm#cia.