827 Forrest Avenue
Gadsden, AL, 35901
Facility Main Telephone Line: (256) 549-5410
Field Office Main Telephone Line: (504) 599-7800
Hours of Operation:
There are four different immigration detention housing units; hours of visitation are as follow:
- Unit 1: Sunday & Monday, 9AM-1PM; Tuesday & Wednesday, 2PM-5PM
- Unit 8: Sunday & Monday, 9AM-1PM; Tuesday & Wednesday, 2PM-5PM
- Unit 9: Sunday & Monday, 2PM-5PM; Tuesday & Wednesday, 9AM-1PM
- Unit 10: Sunday & Monday, 2PM-5PM; Tuesday & Wednesday, 9AM-1PM
- The facility recommends you arrive at least 45 minutes ahead of your scheduled time so you can be processed appropriate through security.
- All visitors must show a valid ID and visits are not to exceed 30 minutes.
- Attorney’s are allowed to visit their clients from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM daily (including holidays).
- Clergy may visit detainees at any time, but visits must be scheduled beforehand with the Chaplain’s office at 256.549.2194.
Delivery bonds (i.e., immigration bonds) cannot be posted in-person directly at this center. Instead, family members or associates can post an immigration bond at any of the 82 ICE-ERO facilities around the country that accept immigration bonds. The closest facility to the Etowah County Detention Center that accepts immigration bonds is located 180 Ted Turner Drive SW, 3rd Floor, Rm 337 Atlanta, GA 30303. Immigration bonds can be posted Monday-Friday (except holidays) at this facility from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Bonds cannot be posted directly at the Etowah County Detention Center.
To post an immigration bond for someone detained at this facility, you must have a money order, cashier’s check or certified check. If the bond amount exceeds $10,000 and over, you can only pay by single cashier’s check or a certified check. All payments should be made to the “US Department of Homeland Security” or “Immigration and Customs Enforcement.”
If you do not want to post the bond in-person yourself, you can also have a licensed immigration bond agent post the bond for you. For a small fee, ranging from 2% – 10%, an agent can post the bond for you electronically, so that you do not have to travel to the ICE-ERO facility. This process is typically faster and easier than posting a bond yourself.
Does the facility have public parking?
Yes. If you know someone who is detained at the Etowah County Detention Center in Gadsden, Alabama and you would like to visit them, there is free public parking available. The parking will be designated for visitors.
Can I post a bond for someone who is detained at the Etowah County Detention Center?
If an immigration judge has set a bond in the immigrant’s case, then yes, you may bond someone out who is being detained at this facility. See the next question below, regarding the various locations where bonds can be processed.
If I am bonding someone out of the Etowah County Detention Center, do I post the bond there or do I post the bond in another location?
While you can bail someone out of this facility, you cannot post the bond there. The immigration bond must be posted at one of 82 ICE-ERO facilities that accept immigration bonds. The closes ICE-ERO facility is located at 180 Ted Turner Drive SW, 3rd Floor, Rm 337 Atlanta, GA 30303. The phone number for that facility is (404) 893-1224.
If you want immediate help locating an ICE detainee, fill out our form and someone will get back to you ASAP.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE INFORMATION ON HOW TO BOND OUT SOMEONE WHO IS IN ICE CUSTODY AT THE ETOWAH COUNTY DETENTION CENTER, PLEASE CONTACT (844) 910-2342.
If you would like to get information on a detainee, please call the Field Office Main Telephone Number, (256) 549-5410.
Please have the following detainee information available:
- First name
- Last name (including hyphenated last names)
- Any aliases the detainee might use
- Date of birth
- Country of birth
Video transcript: There are currently 137 ICE detention centers across the United States. You can search for a facility locator directly on our website. There is a state by state map that links directly to each state’s facility. On the site you will find useful information regarding everything from the ICE facility’s physical address and parking information to visiting hours and immigration bond information.