The Lowndes County Adult Detention Center is located in Columbus and is the primary detention facility for all law enforcement agencies in Lowndes County. The 288 bed facility was remodeled in 1997.

The Detention Center houses individuals charged and awaiting trial, those arrested on warrants, those serving sentences for misdemeanor crimes, those placed on holds by Mississippi Department of Corrections, and Probation, those sentenced to and awaiting beds in Mississippi Department of Corrections or Restitution Centers, those sentenced by municipal courts in our county as well as others placed here on holds for other agencies.

The jail is divided into separate cell blocks to insure safety and security for the inmates and staff. The county jail has a specialized cell block that houses “high-risk” inmates based on the nature of their crimes, behavior while in jail or a health condition that requires specialized care.

The Lowndes County Adult Detention Center Business hours are 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m, Monday through Friday.