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James C. Morgan - Chambers County Detention Facility

County Jail

Last Updated: April 17, 2020
Address
105 Alabama Ave West, Lafayette, AL 36862
Beds
136
County
Chambers
County - medium
Phone
334-864-4336
Phone Carrier
Fax
334-864-8402
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James C. Morgan - Chambers County Detention Facility basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 334-864-4336

The James C. Morgan - Chambers County Detention Facility is a medium-security detention center located at 105 Alabama Ave West Lafayette, AL which is operated locally by the Chambers County Sheriff's Office and holds inmates awaiting trial or sentencing or both. Most of the sentenced inmates are here for less than two years. Chambers County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, municipalities, the US Marshal's Service and the Lafayette Police Department who do not have their own long-term lock-up.

James C. Morgan - Chambers County Detention Facility - Inmate Handbook

Incoming Mail:

Mail to an individual incarcerated at the Detention Facility should be addressed to:

Inmate full name
Chambers County Detention Facility
105 Alabama Avenue West
Lafayette, Alabama 36862

Incoming mail is opened and inspected for contraband and any written content that might threaten security. Legal mail will not be opened, except in the individuals presence.

Legal mail is to or from:

  • Government official
  • Judges and clerks of federal, state, and local courts
  • Attorneys
  • County Sheriffs
  • Anything received that an individual may not have in their cell is returned to sender or put in the individual's personal property. The individual will be told in writing of anything received but not delivered and the reasons for which it wasn't delivered.

Incoming mail will be given out within 24 hours after it is received and inspected, - excluding weekends and holidays.

No cash money may be received in the mail. Money orders of five dollars or more are permitted, but will be signed upon receipt and given to a member of the facility staff. All cash belonging to an inmate will be placed in a secure lockbox and deposited into the inmate’s account. Upon being released inmates will be issued a check for any monies remaining on their account. Checks will only be issued Monday through Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm, excluding holidays.

No inmate-to-inmate mail is allowed

Outgoing Mail:

Only first class mail service is available. Inmate return address is:

Inmate full name
Chambers County Detention Facility
105 Alabama Avenue West
Lafayette, Alabama 36862

The detention facility will provide to indigent inmates a reasonable amount of paper, envelopes, and postage for legal correspondence with the inmate’s attorney, legal services, assistance organization, or any court. The detention facility will furnish all inmates with supplies and postage for one personal letter per week.

All mail may be inspected before it is mailed. The Detention Facility staff may inspect all outgoing mail, except legal mail, when necessary for security reasons.

No letter with graffiti or pictures drawn on them will be allowed to be mailed.

NO property will be accepted for inmates except:

  • Softback (paperback) books
  • Softback puzzle books
  • Eye/reading glasses
  • Watches $10 or under in value
  • Money may be deposited in an inmate's account via either a debit or credit card. Cash will be accepted once the cash kiosk is installed.

Inmate Commissary

Inmates have the option to purchase commissary, as long as they have funds in their inmate trust accounts, from Kimble's Commissary.

Inmates can select items for purchase from a menu provided to them in the form of an order sheet. The inmates are allowed to order once a week.

The commissary orders arrive in a clear plastic bag and are delivered to the inmate by Corrections Staff. The inmate receiving the commissary order is required to inspect the order to assure the order is correct and sign for the order. Once the order is signed for the inmate is responsible for the order and cannot refuse the contents or dispute the order.

Disputes with commissary orders are directed to Kimble's Commissary prior to opening the bag.

Friends and family can also order commissary packages from Kimble's Commissary by accessing the website JailATM™. This web site features packages of commissary that can be purchased on line and then delivered to the inmate at the Chambers County Detention Facility

Inmate Locator

James C. Morgan - Chambers County Detention Facility publishes the names of their inmates currently in their facility in Alabama. Your search should start with this locator first to see if your loved one is there.

The second box is the InmateAid Inmate Search. This database of inmates is user-generated content for the purpose of accessing and utilizing any or all of the InmateAid services. If you need our assistance creating your own inmate profile to keep in touch, email us at aid@inmateaid.com and we will assist you in locating your inmate.

As a last resort, you might have to pay for that information if we do not have it. The Arrest Record Search will cost you a small amount, but their data is the freshest available and for that reason they charge to access it.

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Covid Visitation Information

As of March 18, 2020, registration and visitation rules have changed to protect inmates at James C. Morgan - Chambers County Detention Facility and their loved ones during the COVID-19 outbreak. At this time, there are no in-person visits for family and friends due to the COVID-19 situation. Video visitation is available; details can be found below or call 334-864-4336.

Registration

  • All visits through the video visitation system require the visitor to establish a user account.

Visitation Information

James C. Morgan - Chambers County Detention Facility - Inmate Visitation

Inmates are allowed to have visits. Visits may be canceled for holidays, and may be limited when necessary for safety and security.

Visitation Schedule:

  • Visitation will be conducted by appointment only. Appointments are arranged by the inmate.
  • Visitation is held on Saturday and Sundays only.
  • Inmates with last names starting with A-K are allowed visitation on Saturdays.
  • Inmates with last names starting with L-Z are allowed visitation on Sundays.
  • Once an inmate has scheduled a visition, vistors may call 334-864-4336 to determine the time of the visitation.
  • Visitors who are more than ten (10) minutes late for their appointment will forfeit their visit.

Visitation Rules:

  • Visitation will be by approved visitor list only. The inmate shall select no more than 4 persons to be placed on his/her list. These will be the only persons allowed to visit unless special permission is granted by the Administrator.
  • Visitation list changes may be made after 30 days.
  • The Detention Facility staff can make record checks on all visitors.
  • Visitors must sign a visitor’s log.
  • Only one visitor in visitation is allowed per inmate at any time. Inmates receive ONLY thirty minutes of visitation regardless of the number of visitors they have.
  • Inmate children under the age of 14 will not count against the inmate visitation rights but must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Visitors personal property, such as coats, purses, and briefcases, are not allowed in the visiting area and are subject to search and seizure. This also applies to professional visitors. Visitors may not give anything directly to any inmate.
  • Correction staff will do what is needed to make sure no contraband is passed between visitors and inmates. If necessary, all people involved in the visit will be searched. If we find a visitor has contraband, the visit will not be allowed, and criminal charges may be filed against the person or persons trying to pass the contraband.
  • All visitors age 15 or older must show photo identification.
  • If children 14 years of age and younger are left unattended or if they exhibit uncontrollable behavior, they, along with the adult visitor will be asked to leave the Facility.
  • The following persons will be denied permission to visit an inmate in the Facility.
  • (a) Any person awaiting trial in any jurisdiction
  • (b) Any person on a pass from a correctional institution or jail
  • Violation of visitation procedures or violation of any other Detention Facility rule or regulation may result in an inmate’s loss of visiting privileges.

Attorney and Clergy Visits:

  • All inmates may be permitted to visit with their attorneys at any reasonable time, privately and without supervision as long as staff and space is available.
  • All inmates may be permitted to visit with their clergymen, Monday through Friday between the hours 8:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M., 2:30 P.M. – 4:00 P.M. and 6:00 P.M. and 9.00 P.M., privately and without supervision.
  • Any attorney, clergyman, or other person requesting to see any inmate may be requested to produce appropriate identification and/or submit to a reasonable search of his or her person and property before being allowed entry. Refusal to submit may constitute grounds for denial of admission to this Facility. Umbrellas, handbags, briefcases, cell phones, weapons, alcohol, drugs, tobacco products, matches, lighters, money and other contraband are prohibited from being carried into the secure areas of the Facility.

Safety / Security:

  • For safety and/or security reasons, a Detention Facility Supervisor may deny a requested visit if any of the following circumstances is documented.
  • The visitor is disruptive or dangerous at the time he/she requests to visit an inmate
  • The visitor has a recent history of disruptive behavior at the Facility
  • The visitor is, or is believed to be, under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • The visitor refuses to show proper identification
  • The inmate refuses to the see the visitor
  • Visitation privileges are temporarily suspended by the Director of Detention for violation of visitation policy and procedures or for emergency reasons

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