The Tuscaloosa County Jail houses all inmates both minimum and maximum security for the misdemeanor as well as felony arrest issued by the courts. Overseeing this operation is Chief of Operations, Eric Bailey and Lt. Al Jackson. The technology, kitchen, medical and dental as the living quarters are among the most modern in the state. This facility was constructed at a cost of $8.2 million including renovations to the old Metro facility which is now a part of the Tuscaloosa County Jail. The Tuscaloosa County Jail has Video Visitation which allows the inmate to visit via video from within their cell. This cuts down on movements in the jail thus providing a safer enviroment for the staff. The jail handles prisoners for all jurisdictions in Tuscaloosa County. Included in the jail is a Drug Court and an Identification and Extradition unit. On August 5, 2002 the Tuscaloosa County Jail received Accreditation from the American Correctional Association. This makes the Tuscaloosa County Jail the first and ONLY county jail in the State of Alabama to receive Accreditation. The process for Accreditation is extensive and required numerous changes and modifications to Jail Operations.