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Chambers County Detention Facility Inmate Search

James C. Morgan Detention Facility

Chambers County Jail

STATE COUNTY BEDS
Alabama Chambers 136
PHYSICAL ADDRESS
105 Alabama Avenue West
Lafayette, AL 36862
FAX
(334) 864-8402
 

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Visiting an Inmate in the Chambers County Detention Facility in Alabama

Inmates at Alabama's Chambers Country Jail are allowed visits. If your family member or loved one is currently an inmate, there is important information you must know before you arrive at the Jail. It's always possible that visitation could be canceled due to some holidays, safety issues and security concerns at the jail.

Visitation Schedule

  • You cannot arrive to the Jail without a scheduled visit. All visits are made by appointment-only, and the appointment time is arranged only by the inmate.
  • Visits are only held on Saturdays and Sundays. There visitation anytime between Monday through Friday.
  • If the inmate's last name starts with the letters A-K, than they are only allowed visits on Saturdays.
  • If the inmate's last name starts with the letters L-Z, than they are only allowed visits on Sundays.
  • Once an inmate has scheduled the visitation appointment, you may call the number, 334-864-4336, to check the details of the visit.
  • You should arrive early or on time. If you arrive 10 minutes late to the scheduled visit you will be denied visitation.

Visitation Rules

  • When visitation appointments are scheduled, you are put on a visiting list. Only people on that list are allowed to visit. An inmate can choose up to four people for their visitor list.
  • After 30 days, changes can be made to an inmate's visitor list.
  • The staff can check the records of all visitors.
  • When you arrive to the jail, you must sign into a visitors log prior to visitation.
  • Only one person at a time can visit with the inmate.
  • Even if an inmate has up to four people on the list, an inmate is only allowed 30 minutes of visitation. Please, plan your visiting time accordingly.
  • Inmate's children who are under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Do not bring personal property to the visitation area. Any personal property will be subject to search and seizure.
  • During the visitation, you may not give anything directly to the inmate.
  • To ensure contraband is not passed, correction officers are allowed to search visitors. If you're found with contraband, criminal charges may be filed.
  • If you are 15 years or older, you must show photo identification to visit.
  • If children aged 14 and under are left unattended or show unruly behavior, the child and adult will be asked to leave.
  • If you are awaiting trial yourself or have a pass from another correctional facility, you will not be allowed to visit under any circumstances.
  • If these visitation rules and regulations are violated, you can be suspended from visitation, and the inmate may lose their visiting privileges.
  • Inmates may refuse to see visitors which would result in a canceled visit

Safety and Security Regarding Visits

You must always show proper conduct at the Jail. The following behaviors will result in canceled visits.

  • Displaying disruptive or dangerous behavior at the time of a visitation.
  • You have a recent history of disruptive behavior at the jail.
  • Arriving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
  • Refusing to show proper photo identification.

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How to use the Inmate Search for Chambers County Detention Facility in Alabama

If your family member, friend or loved one is currently serving time in the Chambers County Jail, you may want to learn the jail's online search tool.  As well, it's helpful if you're unsure of whether an inmate resides there or not.  There are inmate search tools for jails across the country, so it's a good way to keep track of an inmate who's been moved, released or recently incarcerated.

To begin your inmate search, type the URL, chambercountysheriff.org. Once you've reached the homepage, click on "Detention Facility" on the very top. The detention facility page will have a message from the current sheriff and various links to information.  To search for an inmate, click the "Current Inmates" link and you'll be brought to an updated list of inmates plus some information. All inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name.  Next to each inmate, is their booking date, height, weight, sex and race.  The list is constantly updated with a list of current inmates residing at the jail. If you knew a particular inmate was there, but is no longer listed, that inmate was either released or moved from the Chamber County Jail.

Once you've located the inmate, you may want to learn about the intake and release process at Chambers County Detention Facility.  After a person is placed under arrest and taken to the detention facility, they must surrender personal belongings, proceed to booking, fingerprinted, photographed, go through warrant checks, a medical screening and a classification process.  Some people who are arrested may be eligible for immediate release. Other inmates may be released only on bond.  To learn about the jail's bond process, click on the "Bond Information" link.  There, you'll learn about how to pay for a bond and the rules pertaining to each kind of bond. You have the option of paying a cash bond, a property bond or use a professional bonding company to assist you.  The jail has provided information about the bonding companies available in your area.

The Chamber County has information about inmates rights and an inmate handbook you can read online.  Under "Inmates Rights", you can learn about the telephone call process and an inmate's legal rights while they're held at the jail. If you're interested in communicating with an inmate you searched for, the jail's website has rules pertaining to ingoing and outgoing mail. As well, there are strict rules for visitation. Under the "inmate visitation link", you'll find a long list of rules and regulations everyone must follow when visiting.  Should you have any more questions, you can e-mail the detention facility's general information department and administrator. If you'd rather talk to a live person, you may call the jail at 334-864-4336 for more information.

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Communicating with an Inmate Housed at the Chambers County Detention Facility in Alabama

Inmates at Alabama's Chambers County Detention Facility are allowed to communicate with friends and family members. However, both inmates and their families, are subject to rules and regulations pertaining to communication. Before attempting to mail an inmate, carefully read the Jail's instructions to ensure your mailing goes smoothly.

Understand that all incoming mail is opened by correctional facility staff.  Mail must be inspected for contraband and written content that could threaten the security of the inmates, their families and the jail. When jails talk about "contraband", they're referring to  any imported and exported items that are strictly prohibited by law.  If you send an inmate personal items that aren't allowed in their cell, the items will be returned to you with a written reason or placed in the inmates personal property holdings at the jail.

You cannot send cash to an inmate, but you are free to mail money orders to an inmate in the amount of $5 or more. Once an inmate receives that money order, they sign for it but must immediately hand it over to staff. All money orders received by inmates are held inside a secured safe and deposited into the inmates account. When an inmate is released from Chambers County Detention Facility, they're issued a check for the money held in their account.

Please address your mail as followed

  • Inmate's full name
  • Chamber's County Detention Facility
  • 105 Alabama Avenue West
  • Lafayette, Alabama 36862

The following property items are permitted in an Inmate's cell. Refrain from sending personal items that aren't on this list.

  • Paperback Books
  • Softback Puzzle Books
  • Eye Glasses or Reading Glasses
  • Watches of $10 value or less

You are allowed to communicate with an inmate via telephone. However, in order to do so, you must register for a pre-paid account to accept a call from the inmate. If you're interested in setting up an account, please contact Correctional Billing Services at 1-800-844-6591, or you can visit http://www.correctionalbillingservices.com. Remember, that all inmate calls can be monitored by detention facility staff.  If you receive a harassing telephone call from an inmate, immediately contact detention staff. 

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