Captain Stephanie Melton, Jail Administrator

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.