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The Lafayette County Jail is considered a minimum-security prison that is run by the sheriff’s office. It houses adult pre-preliminary prisoners in the 134-bed facility. Most of the inmates in the Lafayette County Jail are there for a maximum of 3 years. If there is availability within the Lafayette County Jail, they also offer reintegration programming for male inmates.

Lafayette County Jail Address

Lafayette County Jail
231 NW Monroe Ave.
Mayo, FL 32066

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Lafayette County Jail Visitation Hours

Those who want to visit an inmate at Lafayette County Jail must get on the list of approved visitors. This can be done by calling the jail and confirming your status. The visiting hours are 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday-Friday, and 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on the weekends. When you visit you must have a valid Florida ID and not be a formerly convicted felon.

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Lafayette County Sheriff’s Office

The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Office serves all of Lafayette County and provides the many services of law enforcement. This includes uniformed patrol, court services, 911 dispatch, corrections, administration, and criminal investigations. They are committed to serving all of the citizens in Lafayette county including Mayo and the surrounding communities.

Lafayette County Sheriff’s Office Address

Lafayette County Sheriff’s Office
231 NW Monroe Ave.
Mayo, FL 32066

Sheriff

Sheriff Brian Lamb is the current sheriff for Lafayette County and oversees the jail. Before going to the academy he achieved his Bachelor degree in criminology from Florida State University. He is a graduate of both the Lively Criminal Justice Training Academy, and the Florida Highway Patrol Academy.

He has been in the sheriff’s life his whole career. He started as a deputy in the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Office before being promoted to sergeant. Taking a brief sabbatical to be a trooper for the Florida Highway Patrol, Sheriff Lamb came back to Lafayette in 2008 when he was elected as sheriff and continues to be re-elected each cycle.

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About Lafayette County, FL

In 1856, Lafayette County was officially established as a separate entity from Madison County. It’s namesake is Maruis de Lafayette, a general in the Revolutionary War who helped get the necessary aid from his home country, France, to turn the tide in the losing battles.

The county seat was moved to Mayo in 1893 after the courthouse in New Troy, the original seat location, was burned down on December 31, 1892. The county now has plenty of parks and access to the Suwannee River which forms its Eastern border. They also have a public library that serves some of the surrounding counties.

Demographics

In 2020 the population of Lafayette County was reported as 8,226 people. This population was divided into 2,315 households and 1,655 families. Continuing to break down the population, the racial divides were 73.84% white, 12.45% black, 11.4% hispanic, 1.76% mixed, and 0.54% other.

The rest of the demographic information for this county came from the 2000 census. During this time the population density was 13 people per square mile and the median household income was $30,651. 12.9% of the county families were living under the poverty line and 17.5% of the total population was doing the same.

In terms of age, the population was fairly spread out with 21.7% being under 18, 10.7% between 18 and 24, 34% between 25-44, 21.3% between 45-65, and 12.4% above the age of 65.

Communities

Towns in Lafayette County:

  • Mayo

Census-designated places in Lafayette County:

  • Day

Unincorporated Communities in Lafayette County:

  • Airline
  • Alton
  • Buckville
  • Cooks Hammock
  • Hatchbend
  • Midway
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