Pre-Release

Metro Jail Chaplaincy

  • Includes office complex with chapel and classroom space
  • Full time staff and volunteer chaplain available for pastoral services
  • 39 congregations, representing various faiths, provide weekly religious services 
  • 150 volunteers assist with religious and educational services
  • Educational services provided include Celebrate Recovery, Fatherhood Initiative and GED classes/testing
  • GED services are provided by Goodwill Easterseals of the Gulf Coast
  • Inmate Library and personal care supplements are available to inmates

2018 Facts

  • Jail was built in 1980 to accommodate 1,200 individuals
  • 1,650 average daily jail census
  • 390 attend religious services each week
  • 1,559 (monthly average) attend
  • religious services
  • 38 (monthly average) GED students
  • 206 received GED diplomas from 2011 to August 2018