LAMAR COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

BRAD WHITE, SHERIFF

121 ROBERTA DRIVE

BARNESVILLE, GA 30204

770-358-5159

EMERGENCY DIAL 911

JAIL OPERATIONS DIVISION

Captain Ron Buchanan, Jail Administrator
rbuchanan@lamarcountysheriff.com
Lt. Stephanie Melton, Assistant Jail Administrator
smelton@lamarcountysheriff.com
770-358-5151
The function of the jail is to receive, and process people that are taken into custody by various law enforcement agencies within Lamar County. Once a person has been turned over to the jail, they are either given an opportunity to post a bond and be released pending a court hearing or held until the courts dispose of their case. 
Once a person is convicted and sentenced to either county time or state time, they are held until their sentence is served in accordance to law or transferred into a state facility. The jail has a staff of 21 sworn jailers. The jail was built in 1992 and has a total bed capacity of 152 beds. Male inmates that are serving a county or city sentence are used in various departments within the county and city to do community service saving the taxpayers hundreds of dollars.