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Adams County Jail

Adams County IN Jail, situated in the city of Decatur, Indiana, operates as a medium security county jail. It is designed to accommodate both male and female offenders who have been convicted of offenses falling under the jurisdiction of Indiana state and federal laws. With a maximum capacity of 150 beds, the facility serves as the primary correctional institution within the Decatur, IN judicial district, which encompasses a total of zero other facilities.


Process for Visiting an Inmate

To locate or obtain information about an inmate currently held at Adams County IN Jail, individuals are advised to contact the County Jail directly or visit their official website. It is important to ensure that the inmate has added the visitor’s name to their approved visiting list before attempting a visit.

For comprehensive details regarding the visiting regulations and procedures at Adams County IN Jail, interested parties should reach out to the facility via phone at 260-724-5345.

Visiting hours at Adams County IN Jail take place on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. For specific visiting hours and directions, it is recommended to contact the County Jail directly.

On holidays or special occasions, the inmate will receive notifications regarding any alterations to the regular visitation schedule.

The general visiting hours at Adams County IN Jail are as follows:

Monday: 7:30 am to 11:00 am, 12:00 pm to 4:30 pm, 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm

Tuesday: 7:30 am to 11:00 am, 12:00 pm to 4:30 pm, 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Wednesday: 7:30 am to 11:00 am, 12:00 pm to 4:30 pm, 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Thursday: 7:30 am to 11:00 am, 12:00 pm to 4:30 pm, 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Friday: 7:30 am to 11:00 am, 12:00 pm to 4:30 pm, 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Saturday: 7:30 am to 11:00 am, 12:00 pm to 4:30 pm, 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Sunday: 7:30 am to 11:00 am, 12:00 pm to 4:30 pm, 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Holidays: No specified visiting hours


Guidelines for Sending Mail/Care Packages to an Inmate

At Adams County IN Jail, inmates are permitted to receive letters from their loved ones and friends, as well as packages from home. However, it is essential to obtain prior written approval from the inmate’s unit team or authorized staff member before sending any mail or packages.


To ensure that the items being sent align with the approved item list and for further clarification, individuals are advised to contact the administration of Adams County IN Jail. They can be reached at the phone number 260-724-5345 or through email at sheriff@co.adams.in.us. These communication channels provide a means to obtain specific instructions and guidelines regarding mail and package regulations for the facility.


Adams County Sheriff Department

In the state of Indiana, the Sheriff and their deputies hold the position of sworn police officers. They are entrusted with the authority to carry out various law enforcement duties, including making arrests, conducting criminal investigations, patrolling roadways for traffic enforcement, investigating accidents, as well as the responsibility of detaining prisoners within the Adams County Jail and facilitating the transportation of prisoners.


Overview of Adams County

Adams County, located in northeastern Indiana, USA, shares its eastern border with Ohio. The county was officially established in 1836, with Decatur serving as its county seat. As per the 2020 census, the population of Adams County was recorded as 35,809, indicating a 4.1% increase from 2010 when it was 34,387. The county encompasses four incorporated cities and towns, boasting a collective population exceeding 15,000, in addition to several smaller unincorporated communities.

To facilitate local services, the county is divided into 12 townships. Transportation within the county is supported by four Indiana state roads, three U.S. routes, and a railroad line. Notably, in 2017, an estimated 8,600 people, roughly a quarter of the county’s population, were Swiss Amish settlers who established their presence in the southern region around Berne. Adams County was named in honor of John Quincy Adams, the sixth President of the United States. The county’s formation was mandated by a statute passed on February 7, 1835, and officially authorized on March 1, 1836. The selection of the county seat was finalized on May 18 of the same year.

The first non-Native settlers arrived in Adams County in 1835, drawn by the prospects presented by the newly constructed Erie Canal and the conclusion of the Black Hawk War. These settlers originated primarily from New England and were commonly referred to as “Yankees.” Their lineage can be traced back to the English Puritans who colonized New England during the colonial era. Most of them were members of the Congregational Church, although some had converted to Methodism or Baptism due to the influence of the Second Great Awakening before migrating to Adams County. Over time, the Congregational Church underwent various divisions, with certain factions now recognized as the Church of Christ and the United Church of Christ. Upon their arrival, the settlers encountered dense forests and untamed prairies in the area.


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