Lee County Detention Center
The Lee County Detention Center is the main jail in Lee County Alabama. While the police in the cities and towns in Lee County can arrest and detain offenders, the Lee County Detention Center is the facility that is accredited by Alabama to hold inmates for more than 72 hours.
The Lee County Detention Center, located at:
1900 Frederick Road
Opelika, AL 36803-0688
can be reached 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at 334-737-7050.
The main reason that people call 334-737-7050 is to find out if a particular person is in custody, although you can look up an inmate online by going here. You can also get answers to whatever questions about an inmate, and the services for Lee County Detention Center that you may have by clicking on any of the questions below:
How to search for an inmate?
Can you look up an inmate’s mugshot?
How do you look up an offender’s criminal charges, bond or inmate number?
How do you visit an inmate?
What are the visitation hours?
Can you visit inmates in Lee County by video from home?
How do you get phone calls from an inmate?
Can you send mail, books, or newspapers to an inmate?
How do you send an inmate money?
Does Lee County Detention Center have inmate commissary?
Can an inmate receive and/or send email or text messages?
Do inmates in Lee County have access to computers or tablets?
How do you pay an inmate’s bail or bond?
Every year the Lee County Detention Center has approximately 8680 bookings, with a daily average of 434 inmates and maintains control of the facility with a staff of 108.
Inmates in this jail range from low level misdemeanor offenders to those being held and awaiting trial for violent crimes like robbery, rape, and murder. Therefore, given the mix of potentially dangerous inmates, the security level is very high.
The Lee County Detention Center is equipped with a state-of-the-art locking system, closed circuit cameras covering every area where inmates are located, and jail staff that utilize a communication system that keeps each of the guards and civilian staff in constant contact.
Guards that circulate in the same general area of the inmates are armed with eye-blinding mace that will turn an inmate having a violent outburst into a weeping child. They also carry stun weapons, short clubs, flashlights that have dual use as both a light source and as a weapon, and handcuffs. Guards at entrances and in areas not frequented by inmates are armed with various firearms. The goal of such tight security is to keep both the staff and the inmates safe.
For other jails in Lee County, jails in neighboring counties, and local police jails and juvenile detention centers for young offenders under age 18 in this county, click here.
Unlike the Alabama Department of Corrections, where inmates are sent once convicted of a crime and sentenced to a period of more than a year, the Lee County Jail System is populated by short-term offenders; those who have just been arrested and awaiting to be bonded out by friends or family, those who cannot afford or get bailed and are awaiting trial, or those who have already been convicted of a crime and sentenced to a term of less than one year. Many of the latter inmates become ‘workers’, who can reduce their sentence by performing jail maintenance or working in the kitchen. An upside to being a worker is they also get paid a small stipend so when they get released, they have a few dollars in their pocket.
Inmates that are convicted of a misdemeanor and/or sentenced to less than one year of a state crime serve their time in the Lee County Detention Center.
Illegal immigrants convicted of a state or federal crime will first do their time, then may be transferred into ICE custody for deportation.
Here's how it works:
1. Once you find out that your inmate has been arrested, go here and select Alabama.
2. Next select Lee County Detention Center, or if it is not listed like that, try Lee County.
3. Next, input your inmate's name or ID Number and then click 'Find'.
4. If your inmate is elegible for a cash bond, the amount will be noted next to their criminal charges.
For full information on Cash bail and Bond Online, including how to contact them by phone and email, check out our Inmate Bail page.
Lee County Detention Center uses the services of NCIC for inmate phone calling. It is called a ‘friends & family account”.
In order to receive phone calls from your inmate, you need to do the following:
1. You cannot receive any calls to your phone number from your inmate until both you and your phone number are registered.
2. When you do receive a call, the number you will view on your phone from the incoming call is: 800-943-2189.
3. When allowed by Lee County Detention Center, families can also leave secure voicemails for inmates to listen to.
For all information, tips and procedures for sending money to an inmate in Lee County Detention Center, or depositing money at the jail, over the phone or by mail, check out our Send Money Page for Lee County.
Lee County Detention Center uses the services of correctpay.com (aka JailFunds) for you to schedule and visit your inmate via remote video visitation.
You can ‘video visit’ your inmate one of three ways:
Go here to begin the process to schedule a visit.
24/7 Customer Service - 855-836-3364
For all the information on remote video visits and 'at the jail' visitation for Lee County Detention Center, including fees, schedules, how it works and more, check out our Visit Inmate Page.
1. Register with correctpay online, the money depositing service used by Lee County Detention Center, or call Customer Service at 855-836-3364. They are open 24/7.
2. Once registered, select Alabama, then Lee County Detention Center, then the inmate you want to send money to.
3. Choose an amount, then a payment method (any major credit or debit card in your name), and then send.
NOTE: There is a cost to use this service... usually no more than 5%. The link below has all the information you need to know.
For all the information regarding phone calls with Lee County inmates; what phone service they use, calling cards information, the rules, policies, fees, phone calling times, limits and more visit our Inmate Phone Page.
Third Party Jail Inmate Services for Lee County Detention Center
Gone are the days where Lee County Detention Center supervised their own phone system, mail system, visitation, commissary and inmate money deposit systems. Jails throughout the United States are now partnering with high tech companies to provide and manage these servives for them and the jail in Lee County is no different.
Everything from video calls, to messages to visitation, and even digital mail and money deposits can be done from your home computer or personal device. Inmates in Lee County Detention Center, if they don't already, will soon have their own personal tablets for watching movies, TV shows, access to educational and and legal information, and more.
As Lee County Detention Center adds these services, JAILEXCHANGE will add them to our pages, helping you access the services and answering your questions about how to use them and what they cost.
You can check out this information now by going to the: Family Info page, Visit Inmate page, Inmate Mail page, Inmate Phone page, Send Money page, Inmate Bail page, Mugshots page, Text/Email an Inmate page, Commissary page, Remote Visits page, or the Tablet Rental page.
Lee County Detention Center
1900 Frederick Road
Opelika, AL 36803-0688
Inmate's First and Last Name
c/o Lee County Detention Facility
P.O. Box 2407
Opelika, AL 36803-0688
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Frequently Asked Questions
How many inmates are in the Lee County Detention Center in Alabama?
There are 434 inmates in the Lee County Detention Center in Alabama. While that is what they are approved to have incarcerated at any one time, they have on occasion had to add additional beds, even having inmates sleep on the floor when overcrowding becomes an issue. When possible, Lee County Detention Center will temporarily transfer some inmates to a neighboring facility, or if necessary, release some offenders from custody. Learn more about how to search for a specific inmate in the Lee County Detention Center.
How many people get arrested and booked into the Lee County Detention Center in Alabama every year?
In 2021, a total of 8680 offenders were booked into the Lee County Detention Center in Alabama. That is less than previous years, mostly due to restrictions related to the COVID pandemic. As of April 2022, the number of arrests and bookings are returning to normal, which means they are running higher than 2021. Learn more about how to search for an inmate in the Lee County Detention Center.
How many people work at the Lee County Detention Center in Alabama?
The Lee County Detention Center maintains a staff of approximately 108. Staff positions include correction officers, maintenance, clerical, kitchen workers and management. Alabama law allows for inmates to work alongside the paid staff during their incarceration, saving the facility money. Even though the inmates are paid, the cost is less than 15% of what a normal worker from the outside would be paid.
Does the Lee County Detention Center in Alabama have an inmate search or jail roster to see who is in custody?
Yes, the Lee County Detention Center in Alabama has an Inmate Search Roster feature. Learn more about how to search for an inmate in the Lee County Detention Center. When you get to this page click on the big green button that reads 'OFFICIAL Lee County Detention Center INMATE LIST'. After clicking on the link, type in the offender's name and then click 'search'. You can always call and speak to someone on the staff at 334-737-7050 if you are have further questions. In most cases the Inmate Roster provides information about the inmate's bond, criminal charges, mugshot, and even their release date, as long as they are not being sent to a Alabama prison or the US Bureau of Prisons to serve a sentence that is longer than one year.
What is the address and phone number of the Lee County Detention Center in Alabama?
The Lee County Detention Center address and phone number is: 1900 Frederick Road
Opelika, AL 36803-0688. Their phone number is 334-737-7050. To find out the address for sending an inmate mail, sending newspapers, magazines or care packages, learn more about how to mail an inmate in the Lee County Detention Center.
Where do I found out all the inmate services at Lee County Detention Center, such as visitation policy and schedule, how the inmate phone system works, emailing an inmate, and sending them money to buy things in commissary?
Here is where you get direct access to all the information you need for Lee County Detention Center inmate services: Learn more about how to visit an inmate in the Lee County Detention Center. Learn more about how to get phone calls from an inmate in the Lee County Detention Center. Learn more about how to text/email an inmate in the Lee County Detention Center. Learn more about how to send money to an inmate in the Lee County Detention Center. Learn more about how to mail an inmate and what's allowed in the Lee County Detention Center. Learn more about inmate commissary in the Lee County Detention Center.
How do I bail or bond an inmate out of the Lee County Detention Center?
Call 334-737-7050 for the type of bond and any information that is required for a particular individual at Lee County Detention Center. A bond is set according to a court-approved schedule. You will either have to pay a cash bail, or put up a private, surety or a property bond to guarantee to the court that the defendant will return on their assigned court date. Learn more about how to bail or bond out an inmate in the Lee County Detention Center.
This facility, known as "Lee County Detention Center" is also known as Lee County Jail, Lee County Sheriff, Lee County Inmate Search, Lee County Arrests, Lee County Jail & Detention Facility, Lee County Jail/Detention Center.