Inmate Rights

Detention Facility Philosophy Statement

The operating philosophy of the Chambers County Detention Facility provides for community safety, facility security, and the welfare of staff and inmates.

The primary function of the Chambers County Detention Facility is to safely and securely detain both pretrial detainees and county sentenced inmates; however, the staff understands that, although inmates are subject to deprivation resulting merely from confinement, these rules are not to inflict punishment, but to make the inmates period of confinement as productive as possible.

Protection Of Inmates Rights

Chambers County Detention Facility employees shall be aware of and seek to protect inmate rights, both civil and legal. These rights include:

  1. Freedom from discrimination based on race, religion, national origin, sex, handicap, or political belief.
  2. Equal access to programs and work assignments.
  3. Protection from personal abuse, corporal punishment, property damage, and harassment.
  4. Freedom from reprisal or penalties as a result of seeking administrative or judicial redress.

Telephone Calls

Calls to an inmate's attorney are a right and are not restricted by disciplinary action. Calls to an attorney are made on the inmate phone system.

Inmates may use the inmate telephone in the day room during day hours.  The personal use of the telephone is a privilege and not a right.  Calls must be limited to 15 minutes.  A correctional officer may limit access to the phone or interrupt a telephone call if he/she deems it necessary.

The phone service provider for the Chambers County Detention Facility is Securus Technologies.  The Chambers County Detention Facility Inmates are allowed to use the phones in their assigned housing units anytime.  Calls made from the jail by inmates are collect calls only unless the inmate has purchased a calling card through Securus Technology.

Friends and family may set up a pre-paid account to accept calls from inmates by contacting Correctional Billing Services at 1-800-844-6591 or www.CorrectionalBillingServices.com.  There is a 15 minute maximum time limit on every call made by an inmate from the Chambers County Detention Facility.  Calls made by the inmates are subject to Monitoring and Recording. Harassing calls from inmates should be reported to the Detention Facility Administrator immediately at 334-864-4336 or 706-586-8403 so that the calls can be stopped.

Complete information regarding inmate rights is available in the Inmate Handbook. Please download a PDF copy HERE.