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U.S. Marshals Service

Middle District of Alabama

Prisoner Detention   

GENERAL:   United States Marshal Service is responsible for obtaining adequate detention space to house USMS prisoners in their districts. Detention facilities the USMS uses must meet DOJ detention standards and minimum conditions of confinement.  These conditions are as follows: 

1.  Staff is on duty 24 hours a day to supervise prisoners.

2.  Three adequate meals a day are provided to prisoners. 

3.  Adequate emergency medical coverage is available 24 hours a day.

4.  Adequate fire and other emergency plans and procedures are followed. 

5.  There is adequate security.

6.  Adequate sanitation and hygiene services are available. 

7.  An adequate suicide prevention policy is in place.

8.  There is adequate access to prescription drugs. 

NOTE: The United States Marshals Service cannot and will not disclose any personal information, court scheduling, arrest information of an inmate other than to verify the inmate is in federal custody. Family visits are not permitted at the U.S. Marshals office. For information on visiting an inmate or bringing anything to an inmate please call the local facility where the inmate is being held or the attorney representing the inmate. is an official site of the U.S. Federal Government, U.S. Department of Justice