Jail Administrator, Chad Downs, is responsible for the daily operation of the jail. The Adams County Sheriff Brian Vonderhaar, has ultimate authority and responsibility for the jail.

Most of the cells are located on the fourth floor of the courthouse, but there are some cells on the second and third floors. Although the numbers fluctuate, there are often times more than 100 prisoners housed in the jail.

Inmate List

The Adams County jail is now posting an inmate report online. This document is updated each morning around 5:00am and is not considered to be accurate throughout the day.  This report is known as the Daily Population Sheet.


To better serve the public and make it more convenient to add money to an inmate's commissary account, a kiosk machine is available at the north entrance (see diagram below). Simply enter the inmates name and follow the prompts on the machine. The machine is accessible 24 hours a day.  Credit cards, debit cards, and cash may be used.  Money orders are no longer accepted.

For your added convenience you can also add funds to your inmate's commissary account from home by visiting JAILATM.COM.

For Bond Purposes

There are two ways to post bond for an inmate: visit or by calling 1-800-352-9870 code 1008.

Information needed to post bond money through

  1. Inmate name
  2. Inmate date of birth
  3. Inmate booking number (case number they are lodged on)
  4. Inmate a.c. number