Lowndes County Jail – Hayneville, AL

Lowndes County Jail is in Lowndes County and is the primary correctional facility for that county. Know somebody locked up at Lowndes County Jail? This guide gives you information about anything one might want to know about Lowndes County Jail,such as: How to do a jail inmate search. How to view Lowndes County Jail mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Lowndes County court information. And everything else.

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary prospect, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also their family and friends. The goal of this guide is to offer information you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a lot easier. If you have a specific question, just ask it, and any comments or feedback that could be a benefit to others is appreciated.

General Information

Address

Lowndes County Jail
653 State Hwy 21 South
Hayneville, AL 36040

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (334) 548-2222
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend in jail and need to locate them?

Has somebody who’s been arrested and you don’t know how to locate them?

In order to look up who is in jail at Lowndes County Jail you will need to navigate to their web site and use the inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Lowndes County Jail Inmate Locator is an online list of people who were arrested and are now in jail, which includes current status, how much their bail is, and visiting hours. You can also get information for anybody booked or discharged within the last 24 hours. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by their last name. You’ll be able to get their inmate information fast if you have their first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If the inmate you are looking for might be in another jail you can check the other Alabama county jails in our Alabama County Jail Guide: Other Jails in Alabama


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail intake picture, is the picture that the jail takes when you get processed at jail intake. They take one frontal photo and a profile photo. Your full name and jail booking number will be in the pictures, and they are kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be searched online, or you can see them at the Lowndes County Jail. When viewing online you will have to enter the inmate’s name, and the arrest date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to get your mugshot removed from the Lowndes County Jail website? This will be difficult, as your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you will need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that the record of your arrest will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot removed, the various websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal services: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, if you’re arrested and put in jail, your primary thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through booking, a bail amount is set either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this may mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out of jail you must agree to go to your court date, and until that date you won’t be permitted to travel out of the county.

In most cases, an inmate in the Lowndes County Jail can earn time off for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and area a good inmate while in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to do work release. You will either have to go back to jail at the end of the day when you’re finished at your job, or you could be allowed to live in a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you are required to pay to get out of jail pending trial. The amount of bail that is set is dictated by the crime you are charged with. You or someone you know will have to put up 10 percent of the total amount that was determined before you can get discharged from jail. If you fail to show up for court, that person won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail will need to call the jail. If know the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know what their bail is set at. You can also see the bail amount online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is never fun, but thankfully, its very simple to do. First of all, you need to find out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond situation. If so, you can’t use the services of a bail bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail won’t accept a personal check. When you’ve paid bail, the person will be released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, of if you can’t pay it, you you should hire a bail bondsman. They generally have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and sometimes charge a minimum of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bail bondsman might ask to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

To contact a local bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman

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Bail Schedule

In the state of Alabama your bail is predetermined by by the Alabama Rules of Criminal Procedure – Bail Schedule, but the magistrate or judge has the last word on how high your bail is set. The Alabama Rules of Criminal Procedure – Bail Schedule contains each and every crime included in state law and the exact amount of bail for each of the crimes.

Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Get Out on Work Release
  • Released For Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • Get Out on House Arrest
  • Be Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process is made up of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • Firstly, you will answer some basic questions, like your legal name, your address, birthdate and a contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • Any property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • You will get to make a telephone call to contact a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be able to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to change into a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be discharged from jail. The discharge process can take anywhere from 30 minutes to all day. So, the faster you post bail, the quicker you will get out of jail. It also might depend on if you’ve been given a cash bond or if a judge has to decide on the bail amount. For minor offenses, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you get to the end of your sentence and are given a release date, expect to be released in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If you have a, or if you must start your sentence, it is recommended that you follow the rules and turn yourself in willingly. For a warrant, go to the jail processing area, and tell the intake officer that you think they might have an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if they verify that you have one, you will be taken into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order states. Ensure that you are not late. Be sure to only bring things that are allowed when you go to jail, for example a driver’s license or even photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates need to give the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s information will go into a log of approved visitors as an Authorized visit. Each and every visitor is required to provide identification. Any visitors arriving late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be able to attend visitation.
The Lowndes County Jail visitation procedures are always changing, so it would be wise to double-check the official jail site before you try to go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . These phone calls are usually more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the rules, phone privileges could be reduced or forbidden.

Phone Number: (334) 548-2222

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate has to be sent via the actual US Postal Service. You cannot use any other form of delivery. You must print the name, inmate ID number, and the jail address on the letter that you send. Don’t send a box or package, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail that you send to inmates will be opened and read by the staff, and will get returned if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Lowndes County Jail, use this address:

Lowndes County Jail
653 State Hwy 21 South
Hayneville, AL 36040

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Lowndes County Jail
653 State Hwy 21 South
Hayneville, AL 36040


The inmate mail policy at Lowndes County Jail changes frequently, so you should visit the the Lowndes County Jail website before you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you have particular rights, and an important one is the right to request an attorney. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is important to have a friend or family member find a lawyer when you call them. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal defense lawyer will advise you about your rights, help protect your best interests and help you navigate through the legal system in Lowndes County. The quicker you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your case, the better your chances.

For more information about how to find a lawyer, click here: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you cannot afford a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. Also, the Public Defender is staffed by independent investigators, forensics experts and social workers. All Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers who are admitted to the State Bar and are fully licensed to handle your case.

Have you or someone you know had to use the services of a Public Defender? How did they do?

Court Records

Lowndes County court records are are public records and are available upon request. They contain a court case file containing a docket and every documents filed during your court case. You can access court records using the website, or by going to the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that manages the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence from your court case are kept and available to you at Lowndes County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are all costs from your court case, for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you are low income and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The Lowndes County court magistrate acts as the judge who presides on your court case. Magistrates are judges that do a number of different things, which include setting bail, issuing warrants, and overseeing first court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is completed to include the defendant’s background information and details of the defendant’s life history, which the magistrate judge will take into consideration when decide your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be solicited from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and in some cases the victim. Remember that you should ask to have a copy of this report prior to sentencing, and review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be sentenced. There are a number of different options, ranging from community service to probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you may be locked up immediately, or you could receive a date to turn yourself into jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if someone is currently in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

To do this, you will have to visit the jail’s website, and search using:

  • Name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you can also call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you are able to check the court records on the Lowndes County court website or you can call the jail. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask the officer in charge. You should know that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the jail, on the phone, go there in person, or you can check online. An arrest is in the public record and the information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, like warrants. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders must be listed and registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to view these offenders on the internet, but keep in mind that you can’t find the precise address, but rather the address block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. Court Records include a case file that contains a docket sheet and any of the documents and filings filed in the case. You can access court records via the internet, or at the Lowndes County Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains a record of someone’s criminal past. These state databases are all connected so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from other states. Go to county courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if the crime was in a totally different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you will be able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any of the following crimes:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

When you do a criminal history search, you generally will not find out if they had:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving histories, you will have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it an easy process? Dis you do your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the Lowndes County courthouse? Was the information correct? There are plenty of reasons that people search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your story may help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Lowndes County,the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link

    Lowndes County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of being incarcerated in the Lowndes County jail is very scary, you will soon settle into the routine that is set for you. You will get an alarm for wake-up at 6am, and then roll call. Next, you will get breakfast. After breakfast, you will have to work in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Lowndes County Jail, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.

    Dress Code

    When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Lowndes County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.

    The rules for sending money to inmates can change, so it would be best to review the official Lowndes County Jail site before send money to someone in jail there.

    Commissary

    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.

    Meals

    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.

    Gangs

    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.


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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Lowndes County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Lowndes County Jail, overseeing the day to day operations and administration of the jail. An inmate is unlikely to have much interaction with the Deputy Sheriff, unless they have committed an infraction. Detention Officers are responsible for the custody and care of the inmates. They maintain order in the jail, and handle security. A Detention Officer is assigned to a certain pod, and therefore is responsible for the same inmates each day. They get to know the inmates on a certain level, and are well equipped to handle any problems that may occur.

    Apply for a Job at Lowndes County Jail

    Requirements:

    • You have to be over the age of 21.
    • You have to possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You have to be a US Citizen.
    • You have to pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You have to pass a drug test.
    • You have to have a good level of fitness.
    • You have to be in good health.
    • You have to have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • The right to protection from the accused.
    • The right to notification.
    • The right to attend proceedings.
    • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • The right to restitution.
    • The right to a speedy trial.
    • The right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been an inmate in Lowndes County Jail? Do you know anybody that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited someone at this jail?

    If you have, then you should write your review about it. Write down what you experienced so others can find out what to expect.

    What to write in your review:

    • Conditions in Lowndes County Jail.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has a story to tell. Why were you locked up? Were you mistreated? What happened to you while you were locked up? Tell us about the other inmates. How did it affect you to go to jail?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Want to say wassup to a person you met in jail? Throw a shout out to them here.

    Say wassup to people locked up at Lowndes County Jail

    Links and Resources

    Main Lowndes County Jail Link
    Lowndes County Jail Inmate Search Link
    Lowndes County Jail Mugshots
    Lowndes County Jail Bail Amount Link

    Alabama Rules of Criminal Procedure – Bail Schedule

    Lowndes County Jail Visitation
    Lowndes County Jail Jail Mail Policy Link
    Lowndes County Jail Inmate Inquiry Link
    Lowndes County Jail Warrant Inquiry
    Lowndes County Jail Arrests
    Lowndes County Jail Send Money Procedure
    Lowndes County Jail Jobs


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