The Houston County Jail is a correction facility that houses more than 200 inmates. It offers housing, security, medical care and transportation services for the inmates. The facility provides services to the residents of Houston County in Alabama. It supplies a variety of items, such as uniforms, mattresses, mattress covers, laundry bags, towels, toilet papers, blankets and soaps. The jail operates a library that offers a variety of educational and learning materials for its inmates. It additionally offers 24-hour on-call chaplin services. The Houston County Jail is a division of the Houston County Sheriff's Department, which is a law enforcement agency that provides road patrol, investigation and emergency response services. The Houston County Sheriff's Department has a staff of over 50 certified officers and serves nearly 100,000 citizens throughout Houston County.