Lamar County Jail Inmate Search

Lamar County Jail is a medium security jail which comes under jurisdiction of Lamar County, AL. The jail is maintained and operated by sheriffs at Lamar County. Offenders from the Police and City jails are transferred to the jail after the paper work is done. They usually stay in the jail, till they are sentenced, acquitted or released on bail. It houses inmate for short period of time serving less than a year jail term. Most of the inmates in Lamar County Jail are convicted for misdemeanour offenses like drunk-and-drive, fight/assault, theft etc. It provides basic amenities to the inmates like bathroom facility, 3 times meals, education program and TV facility. It also provides work release program and other specialized services to the inmates.

Jail Name :

Lamar County Jail

Jail Type :

County Jail

Location:

1118 County Road PO Box 770, Vernon, Alabama, 35592

City:

Vernon

Postal Code:

35592

State :

Alabama (AL)

County:

Lamar County

Phone:

205-695-7470

Email:

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Fax:

205-695-6431

Prison beds:

50

Phone Carrier:

Securus Tech

Website:

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Lamar County Jail Inmate Search

Q. How to find if someone is currently detained at Lamar County Jail?

  • Unfortunately Lamar County Jail does not provide online inmate search facility. However one can call the Vernon police department at 205-695-7470 and enquire about the inmate directly.

Q. What if you are not able to find the inmate in Lamar County Jail?

  • It means the inmate is transferred to nearby county jail or state prison facility or is released from jail. Check Alabama inmate search page for more details on how to search for inmate in Alabama.

Q. What are the visitation rules of Lamar County Jail?

  • Any individual with valid government ID and who isn’t on felony probation is allowed to visit an inmate. Children below 18 years, must be accompanied by a legal guardian. For more information one can call on 205-695-7470.


Lamar County Jail Visitation Hours:

Sunday

7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Monday

7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday

7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday

7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Thursday

7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Friday

7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Saturday

9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

History

The first Lamar County Jail was built in 1870. Daniel Molloy and Jesse Taylor built a brickyard to complete the jail and courthouse. The current jail was built in 2001 for $5.7 million.

In the late 1800s, Lamar County was the scene of a manhunt. Infamous train robber Reuben “Rube” Burrows. After robberies across several states, Burrows hid where he was born in Lamar. While trying to get a package with a fake beard, he shot Postmaster Mose Graves. That killing turned the county against him. The search included the Sheriff and the Pinkertons. Burrows died in a firefight in another county after running. His body was brought back to Lamar.

The Sheriff of Lamar County from 1888 to 1892 was Lee Metcalfe. He was born and educated in Lamar County. He is connected to the Bankhead family. The Sheriff from 1900 to 1907 was Acklin Upright Hollis. He was the son of Confederate veteran and former Alabama legislator Daniel Hollis. Acklin was mayor of Sulligent after his stint as Sheriff. Like his father, he was then elected to the Alabama legislature. He came back from that to be mayor again.

The Lamar County Sheriff's Department took part in the 1998 capture of murderer Charles Dewayne Hollis. Hollis was going through Sulligent when he was pulled over for a traffic violation. He was taken to the jail. While there, he was questioned on the disappearance of his wife Mitzi. He ended up leading the Deputies to her grave. He was turned over to Red Bay, which had jurisdiction.

In 2016, the Lamar County Jail saw the escape of pedophile Jerry Duncan. Duncan was in jail for two counts of sodomy, one count of rape, and one count of sexual abuse of a child under 12.

In 1867. the county saw a murder by ax handle. Samuel Briggs attacked and killed Mary and Thomas Noe. They were killed as one of their children hid under a bed. Briggs was arrested and ended up in an insane asylum. After Briggs was released, he was out in the county when Dr. Metcalfe “Mack” DeGraffenried stopped to help him. Briggs attacked DeGraffenried with an iron poker and killed him.

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