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The mission of the Lowndes County Adult Detention Center (LCADC) is to maintain social order and provide professional jail services within prescribed ethical and constitutional limits.  LCADC will enforce the law in a fair and impartial manner, recognizing both statutory and judicial limitations relating to the confinement and constitutional rights of all persons.  LCADC recognizes that no facility can operate at its maximum potential without supportive input from the citizens it serves.  LCADC actively solicits and encourages the cooperation of all citizens to reduce and limit the opportunities for crime and to facilitate the maximum use of its resources.


·       Design:          Podular / Direct Supervision

·       Opened:          April, 1997

·       Rated Design Capacity:  288

·       Prisoner Status:  Pre-Trial Detention & Sentenced, City & County

·       Average Daily Population:  220

·       Prisoners Lodged Annually:  5000

·       Prisoner Programs:  General Education Studies, Substance Abuse Counseling, Religious

·       Prisoner Sentence Reduction Programs:  Trusty, Work Detail Monitored



·       Staff:  40 Detention staff, 12 Support Personnel

·       Staff Training:  80 hours Basic Course Training, Continuing Education Training

·       Operating Budget:  2 Million Dollars


The Facility opened in April 1997 under the administration of Sheriff Dennis E. Prescott and Chief Deputy Butch Howard.

Current Sheriff Butch Howard has worked closely with local Circuit, County, and Justice Court Judges in managing the Facility’s inmate population.

Currently a staff of 24 inmate workers provides a yearly total of 70,080 hours of skilled and unskilled labor to the City, County, and State resulting in a savings of $700,800.00 to the County Government.

Should the need arise in the future for expanded housing; the current facility is designed to double capacity with no interruption in current services. 

Detention Administrator Patrick Bell and longtime serving Chief of Detention Jessie Brooks currently supervise the Detention Center.


For more information about the Lowndes County Adult Detention Center contact us @ (662) 329-5816  or e-mail @ lcadcms@yahoo.com