Lawrence County Jail

The Lawrence County Jail is located in Moulton, Alabama, and is operated by the Lawrence County Sheriff's Department. This facility holds adult male and female inmates who have been arrested by local county or municipal law enforcement. This facility is the primary detention center for all law enforcement agencies in Lawrence County. 

Inmates are incarcerated for crimes ranging from a violation to misdemeanors to felonies. The Lawrence County Jail houses:

  • Persons who have been charged with a crime and are awaiting trial
  • Those who have been arrested on warrants
  • Those who have been sentenced to the county jail for one year or less for a misdemeanor crime
  • Those who've been placed on hold by Alabama Probation and Parole
  • Inmates sentenced by municipal courts in the county
  • People who have been placed in the jail "on hold" by other agencies, and
  • Inmates who are waiting to be transferred to their assigned Alabama Department of Corrections facility

To check a current inmate roster, click here. The Corrections Division of the Lawrence County Sheriff's department maintains an average population of 130 inmates.

Bonding someone out of the Lawrence County Jail

Please call the jail to find out which bond options are available for your inmate. The bond amounts and types are based on the crime your inmate is being charged with.

  • Cash Bond

Pay the total amount of the bond at the clerk’s office, inside the courthouse and then bring a copy of the receipt to the jail.    

  • Property Bond

Obtain a property assessment printout from the Revenue Commissioners office, inside the courthouse. Bring the property assessment printout to the jail for review. Property must be valued at the total amount of the bond or greater than the total amount of the bond.  All people listed on the property assessment must be present to sign the bond. If necessary, more than one property assessment can be used to make a bond and the property values will be added together.

  • Bail Bondsman

The bonding company must be licensed in Lawrence County. Bonding agencies licensed in Lawrence County are: #1 Bail Bonding, 4-A Bail Bonds Inc., Three (3) Sisters, American Bail Bonding, Northwest Alabama Bail Bonding

ALL bonds -- cash, property, and bail bondsman -- require a $35.00 bond-filing fee in the form of a money order. The money order should be made out to the Lawrence County Circuit Clerk / or if Arrested by a Municipality (example) Moulton Municipal Court. This should be given to an officer in the jail during the bonding out process. For questions concerning bonds, call the jail at 256-974-2550.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

The Lawrence County Jail offers video visitation to detainees or visitors. Follow these quick and easy steps before your visit.

  • Register Online – Before you can schedule your visit online, you must first register to create an account. You can register online or at the kiosk located in the lobby of the detention facility.
  • Access the internet -To register online, visit or call customer service at 866-340-7879
  • Complete the online form– Fill out the required information including a valid email address. 
  • Save your visitor ID and password – Keep your visitor ID and password secure and accessible when you need it. Online scheduling won’t work without your visitor ID and password.

Physical Address

Lawrence County Jail
242 Parker Road
Moulton, Al 35650

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General Phone Number

256-974-2550 or (256) 974-2418

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Lawrence County Detention Center
Inmate Full Name
242 Parker Road
Moulton, Al 35650

Inmates at the Lawrence County Jail are only allowed to receive postcards from family/friends. Letters are NOT accepted. Postcards may be any size the post office delivers, with maximum dimensions of 5×7 inches. 

Postcards must include your name and return address.

UNACCEPTABLE postcards will be returned to sender; types of unacceptable postcards include, but are not limited to:

  • Defaced or altered postcards
  • Plastic or wrapping on postcards
  • Postcards marked with paint, magic markers, or crayons
  • Postcards marked with stickers or labels (including address labels)
  • Postcards with watermarks or stained in any manner
  • Postcards with any biohazards, including lipsticks and perfumes
  • Postcards depicting nudity, weapons, or gang references
  • Oversized postcards

Inmates may receive books, magazines, or periodicals directly from the publisher or online distributor, like Amazon or Barnes and Noble. Hard bound books are not accepted.

How to Call an Inmate

You can't call an inmate who is housed at the Lawrence County Jail, but they do have access to phones in their cell blocks. Go to to set up a phone account.

How to Send Money

During the booking process at Lawrence County Jail, a commissary account is set up for each inmate. If the inmate has money in their possession during the booking process, the money will be taken and placed into their inmate commissary account. 

Visit or call the facility directly for information about adding money to an inmate's books.

Programs For Inmates

The Lawrence County Jail has on-site medical services for inmates. Law libraries and adult educational services are available.  

The Sheriff’s Office Roadside Trash Cleanup detail operates out of the facility. Non-violent, convicted persons are allowed to work on this detail, which cleans up Lawrence County roadways.

Work Release

Both male and female inmates who have been vetted and classified as suitable candidates are allowed to participate in the work release program. The work release inmates are housed in dorms with bunk beds.

The sentenced inmates who are part of this program are allowed to go into the community in the Lawrence County area and have gainful employment with various companies and businesses who are instrumental in support of the work-release program.  Work release allows inmates to earn an income while incarcerated. They can use this money to pay court costs, fines, restitution, and child support.

Work release allows the individual inmate to develop skills and sometimes a trade.  In many instances upon their release from incarceration, inmates go on to obtain full-time employment with these participating businesses, lowering the rate of criminal recidivism.

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Careers at Lawrence County Jail

If you are interested in a career with the Sheriff's Department and would like more information about the job openings at the Lawrence County Jail, click here.