Lavaca County Sheriff's Jail Inmate Search

Lavaca County Sheriff's Jail is a medium security jail which comes under jurisdiction of Lavaca County, TX. The jail is maintained and operated by sheriffs at Lavaca 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 Lavaca County Sheriff's 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 :

Lavaca County Sheriff's Jail

Jail Type :

County Jail


38 FM 318 PO Box 373, Hallettsville, Texas, 77964



Postal Code:


State :

Texas (TX)


Lavaca County







Prison beds:


Phone Carrier:

City TeleCoin (GTL)


Lavaca County Sheriff's Jail Inmate Search

Q. How to find if someone is currently detained at Lavaca County Sheriff's Jail?

  • Lavaca County Sheriff's Jail maintains an online inmate roster where one can find the list of detainees. The list is updated usually once a month. To check the inmate roster please visit Lavaca County Sheriff's Jail Sheriff Department website. Usually the best way is to call the Hallettsville police department at 361-798-2420 and enquire about the inmate directly.

Q. What if you are not able to find the inmate in Lavaca County Sheriff's Jail?

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

Q. What are the visitation rules of Lavaca County Sheriff's 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 361-798-2420.

Lavaca County Sheriff's Jail Visitation Hours:


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.


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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.


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.



Lavaca County was created in 1846, its name came from the Lavaca River which meanders southeast through Moulton and Hallettsville ending up at the coast of Matagorda Bay.

Lavaca county jail, built in 1885 was the second longest operating jail in Hallettsville, Texas. within that same year, the development of jail engineering was put into action, where flat bar cells were constructed on the second floor. Sleeping quarters were located on the lower level of the property that housed the families of the sheriffs and deputies families.

On July 2, 1940, a horrific flood struck the city of Lavaca county, which made it the most tragic historical flood, the county has ever seen, consisting of 10 feet of water and eight feet of that water filled the jail cells. Latter-day in 1970's, cells were added to the first floor. Regardless of overcrowding, prisoners were continually being held in the old cells upstairs. In the yard, approximate to the jail was a scaffold, where quick justice held, in the form of public hangings.

Innumerable suicides, executions inside these cells is why it's believed to be haunted.

A new sector was added in 1976, where female inmates were held and by 1981, another tragic flood filled the cells of Lavaca county jail. Eventually, the completion of the new jail took place in 2005, the old county jail had closed its doors. In which the building became vacant until nine years later in 2014. When Mr. Roger Chambers purchased the historical property, with intentions of restoring the building, making it a location for tourists.

A group of paranormal investigators discovered, their first visit, produced audio and video evidence in which convinced the team that Lavaca county jail was haunted Banging of cell doors, laughing, seeing shadows, hearing whispering, conversations at a distance could be heard and even physical random contact took place. The team of paranormal investigations urged the owner to allow other investigators to partake of the research of the property. which would benefit him financially. It is currently a historical tourist attraction.