The Sheriff's Office must protect the community and securely hold persons that the Court has determined pose a threat or have a debt to pay to society. Our mission is not to punish, but to provide an environment to carry out the orders of the Court in a cost-effective manner.
The Lawrence County Jail, is a 51 bed facility, provides a safe, humane and secure place for the detention of all persons committed to the custody of Lawrence County.
Goal of Incarceration
It is the goal of the Lawrence County Sheriff's Office staff to return inmates to the community in better condition physically and emotionally, understanding that rehabilitation is a personal decision that can only be made by the individual inmate.
The Sheriff provides service to the community through inmate labor by promoting effective work-release programs and maintaining employment of sentenced inmates within the guidelines set forth by this office.