Office of Alternative Sentencing

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Office of Alternative Sentencing & Release

715-C Wheeler Avenue

Huntsville, Alabama 35801

(256) 533-8940

(256) 533-8979 (fax)

Justyn A. Hayes, Director

The Office of Alternative Sentencing & Release provides the Courts of the 23rd Judicial Circuit with various alternative sanctions imposed in the disposition of cases in the Circuit and District Court of Madison County. These programs provide alternatives to incarceration based upon the varying nature and severity of offenses, and the varying degrees of supervision required for offenders.

Pre-Trial & Community Detention Services

Officer Will Green                  

Officer Donald McDonald   

Officer Leanne Condrey      

  • Pre-Trial Release Program

    Provides interviews & evaluations of pretrial detainees making application for release from jail on personal recognizance or unsecured appearance bonds and provides for the monitoring of defendants granted pretrial release.                                             

  • Mental Health Pre-Trial Release Program

    Provides interviews, evaluations, and supervision of detainees that exhibit or have been diagnosed as mentally ill and to provide financial resources and address appropriate care to ensure the safety of the community.  This involves services provided by judicially approved clinical staff.

  • Active Work Release Program

    Upon meeting minimum requirements, inmates are allowed to maintain employment at an approved jobsite, while returning to the jail when not working while serving a period of incarceration.

  • Supervised Electronic Detention Program

    Upon meeting minimum requirements, inmates are allowed to remain outside of a jail or prison facility, wearing and paying for electronic monitoring equipment, while serving a period of incarceration or as a condition of bond on a pending charge(s).  Some of these include a mandatory component of GPS monitoring.

  • Community Corrections Program

    Coordinated with the Alabama Department of Corrections, allows incarcerated individuals, as well as those facing incarceration upon conviction, to return/remain at an approved home plan within Madison County, while serving the remainder or the entirety of a period of incarceration.  These individuals remain inmates of the ADOC, are required to wear and pay for electronic monitoring equipment, maintain approved employment, and are required to participate in rehabilitative options.

    Probation & Court Services

    Tammy Smith Poole, Court Services Coordinator      

  • Madison County Probation

    Provides both general, and case specific supervision of defendants on Probation.  Serves the District Court in misdemeanor cases, as well as, probationary supervision in certain felony cases.  Determines placement for certain state prison inmates for Community Corrections participation, as well as, other offenders’ eligibility for Detention Services.

  • Adult Drug Court Program, Court Referral Program, DUI Diversion Program

    Provides treatment and other intervention services targeting the root causes of criminal behaviors that negatively affect individuals, families, and public safety.  Programs provide treatment and counseling as an alternative to incarceration for drug and alcohol offenders.

    Other Services

  • Defensive Driving School

    Provides qualified drivers/defendants with the appropriate level of defensive driving course to satisfy Court requirements. This office utilizes the National Safety Council curriculum. An online option is available to those who qualify.                                                            

  • Full Operational Onsite Drug Lab

Provides drug and alcohol testing services to offenders and the Courts, to include custody disputes and juveniles.