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Are mugshots in Alabama available for the public to view?

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Mugshots in Alabama are available for the public to view. The Alabama Free Public Records Directory, which contains inmates' information, can be accessed by the public. Jail and inmate records can be found in the online directory.

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The directory does not, however contain historical data; only currently incarcerated inmates' details can be accessed by the public. Details of inmates sentenced under the Youthful Offender Act cannot be accessed by the public. The three search criteria on the search page are AIS number, first name and last name. From the results displayed, the public can access details regarding inmates such as their physical description, year of birth, aliases, total term, and term served. In addition, each inmate's offense is listed, and a mugshot is displayed.

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