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Visitation Hours

The County Jail provides on-site and online visitation options to help inmates maintain contact with family and friends.

On-Site Visitation Hours

  • Monday: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Thursday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Friday: 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Saturday: 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Sunday: 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Holidays - call for available times and reserve yours as these days are the busiest times of the year

Visitors must follow the dress code and behavior guidelines whether they are visiting here or from their computer/smartphone. Violations may result in the termination of the visit.

Online Video Visitation
Online visits can be scheduled in advance, allowing remote connection from home or work. Visitors must set up an account and adhere to dress and behavior guidelines. Visits cost a minimum of $0.25 per minute and are monitored for security.

General Information
Visitation hours and policies are subject to change. Call the facility at 334-864-4336 for updates. For more information and to set up an online visitation account.

General 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

Visiting Inmates at James C. Morgan - Chambers County Detention Facility

All Visitors are subject to search once inside the facility.

The public may visit no more than one time per week, Monday through Saturday at this Lafayette AL location. Visitors must sign inat least 15 minutes before their scheduled visits. If you schedule a visit and don't show up or show up late, you will not be allowed to visit the rest of that week, including Saturday. If a visit on Saturday is scheduled, and the visitor does not show up or shows up late, they will not be allowed to visit until the following Saturday. Repeated late arrival or no-show violations may result in longer suspension of visiting privileges. Inmates are allowed no more than one (1) visit per day. Visitors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian, unless they are visiting a parent. Unaccompanied minors (under age 18) visiting a parent must present a copy of their birth certificate. Children must remain with the parent at all times during the visit. All visitors must have acceptable identification. This includes a drivers license with picture identification, military ID, or other verifiable picture ID. Three (3) pieces of non-picture ID may substitute for picture ID.

No mail or messages for inmates will be accepted. Mail must go through the U.S. Mail. Visitors may only visit the inmate they have signed up to visit. Any visitor who appears to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs will not be permitted to visit. Inappropriate behavior, including the use of profanity, will not be permitted. No weapons will be permitted. All other items listed in the jail lobby are prohibited. There is a maximum of four (4) visitors per booth, including children, and the door must remain closed.

All visitors must wear appropriate clothing, including shoes and shirts. Restrictions on attire or appearance include: No miniskirts or similar attire; no low-cut or revealing necklines; no attire with obscene or offensive language; and no persons with a bare midriff will be permitted to visit. Visitors cannot bring items into the visiting area including weapons of any kind, purses, handbags, backpacks, diaper bags, food, drink, gum, baby bottles, pictures, books, toys, writing utensils, strollers or carriers, cell phones, cameras, or any other electronic devices.

Violation of the above restrictions may cause the visit to be cancelled or terminated, and visiting privileges may be suspended by the Chambers Sheriffs Department. The on-duty supervisor may cancel visits without notice due to circumstances within the jail.

Visitation Rules

County - Rules by type

The James C. Morgan - Chambers County Detention Facility, located in Lafayette, AL, plays a crucial role in facilitating successful offender reintegration into the community, a cornerstone of effective crime control strategies. With a focus on rehabilitation and community engagement, the center aims to support individuals as they transition from incarceration back into society. However, this process is governed by a multitude of rules and regulations that visitors must adhere to, ensuring the safety and security of all involved parties.

Visitors to the prison must navigate a complex set of guidelines regarding identification, conduct, and the items they can bring during visits. These rules are in place to maintain order within the facility and to protect both visitors and inmates. For example, visitors are required to present proper forms of identification upon arrival, such as a driver's license or government-issued ID card. This helps to verify their identity and ensure that they are authorized to visit the inmate.

Furthermore, visitors must adhere to strict rules regarding their conduct while inside the facility. Disruptive behavior, the use of loud or obscene language, or engaging in any form of sexual behavior can result in the termination of the visit and may lead to further consequences. Additionally, visitors are prohibited from bringing certain items into the visiting room, including cell phones, cameras, and weapons. These restrictions help to maintain the safety and security of the facility and prevent any unauthorized items from entering the prison.

In addition to these general rules, there are specific guidelines that visitors must follow depending on their circumstances. For example, visitors with children must ensure that they are supervised at all times and that they do not engage in any inappropriate behavior while inside the facility. Likewise, visitors who require medication during their visit must inform the visiting room officer upon arrival and follow the appropriate procedures to ensure that their medication is properly stored and administered.

Another important aspect of visiting a prison is understanding the limitations and restrictions that may apply to certain individuals. For example, individuals who have previously been incarcerated, are currently under probation or parole supervision, or are victims of the inmate are typically not permitted to visit. Likewise, individuals who have had their visiting privileges suspended or who have an active protection from abuse (PFA) order against them are also prohibited from visiting the inmate.

Despite these restrictions, there are procedures in place for individuals who wish to visit an inmate but are not permitted under normal circumstances. Inmates can initiate a request to have a prohibited visitor added to their visiting list, and a recommendation from the inmate's unit team may allow the visitor to be approved by the facility manager or designee. However, reinstatement of visiting privileges is not guaranteed, and individuals whose visiting privileges have been suspended must write to the appropriate facility manager seeking reinstatement.

Upon arrival at the prison, visitors are subject to a thorough screening process to ensure that they do not bring any contraband into the facility. This includes a search of their person, their belongings, and their vehicle. Visitors must also pass through a metal detector and may be subject to additional screening measures, such as drug screenings conducted by dogs or special devices. Failure to pass these screenings can result in the denial of the visit and may lead to further consequences.

Once inside the visiting room, visitors must continue to adhere to the rules and regulations set forth by the prison. This includes refraining from conversing with other inmates or their guests, as well as following any specific instructions given by the visiting room officers. Visitors are also responsible for keeping control of their children and ensuring that they do not engage in any disruptive behavior.

In addition to these general guidelines, there are specific rules that visitors must follow depending on their circumstances. For example, visitors with infants must adhere to guidelines regarding the types and amounts of baby items they can bring into the visiting room. Likewise, visitors who require medication during their visit must inform the visiting room officer upon arrival and follow the appropriate procedures to ensure that their medication is properly stored and administered.

Overall, visiting a prison requires careful adherence to a complex set of rules and regulations designed to maintain order and security within the facility. By understanding and following these guidelines, visitors can help to ensure a safe and positive experience for themselves, the inmates, and the staff.