Chambers County Detention Facility

The Chambers County Detention Facility (formerly known as the Chambers County Jail) is located in Lafayette, Alabama, and is operated by the Chambers County Sheriff.  The primary function of this medium-to-maximum security facility is the housing and maintenance of inmates who must be held in custody pending disposition of their respective cases by the Courts.

Inmates range from low level misdemeanor offenders to those being held and awaiting trial for violent crimes like robbery, rape and murder, therefore, the security level must be high.

The majority of inmates housed in the facility have been arrested by the sheriff's department or a municipal police department located inside Chambers County, and are being held as pre-trial detainees who are awaiting actions by the Court.  

A smaller number of inmates are serving a sentence in the facility, are federal inmates, or are inmates who have been sentenced to state prison who are awaiting transportation to their assigned Alabama Department of Corrections location.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

To schedule a visit with an inmate at Chambers County Detention Facility, call (334) 864-4336.

Physical Address

Chambers County Detention Facility
105 Alabama Ave W
LaFayette, AL 36862

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General Phone Number

(334) 864-4336

Chambers County Sheriff Phone: (334) 864-4357

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Chambers County Detention Facility
℅ Inmate name
105 Alabama Ave W
LaFayette, AL 36862

No hand-delivered mail or packages are accepted. Only mail or packages sent through the US Postal Service will be accepted. All incoming mail must have the sender's first and last name, complete address, and inmate's full name on the envelope. 

Mail sent to inmates must be in envelopes with the postage printed on it. Peel and stick stamps will not be accepted.

  • All mail is inspected for contraband. 
  • Do not send any form of money (cash, check, or money order) in the mail.

Only letters hand written in ink or typed will be accepted. No photocopies of any sort will be accepted. No photographs of any kind will be accepted. Incoming mail will only be delivered to the inmate it is addressed to. Personal mail received for an inmate will be opened, inspected and scanned before delivery to the inmate.

How to Call an Inmate

You can't call an inmate who is housed at the Chambers County Detention Facility, but they do have access to phones and are allowed to make outgoing calls. Money can be added to the inmate’s phone account at the jail lobby phone kiosk or by visiting

How to Send Money

All inmates booked into the Chambers County Detention Facility have their own personal money account opened. They can use this account to purchase commissary items, inmate phone use, pay medical visits, pay court ordered fees, etc.

Any money an inmate has when they arrive at the jail is deposited into this account at time of booking. If you would like to add money to a family member or loved ones account, there are a couple of ways to do this. 

You can visit the jail and use the kiosk set up in the visitors lobby and use cash or credit\debit card. Another option is to send money via

All funds deposited are immediately posted to the inmates account. When an inmate is released from the jail, any funds he\she may have in their account is released with the inmate in the form of a check or debit card.

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