Adams County Jail – Natchez, MS

Adams County Jail is located in Adams County and is the jail for this area. Know somebody in jail at Adams County Jail? This page tells you info about everything you might need to know about Adams County Jail: How to locate an inmate at Adams County Jail. How to view Adams County Jail mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures and booking. Court records. And everything else.

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and stressfull situation, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also that person’s family and friends. This guide is meant to give you information and tips that you’ll need to make getting locked up a little less stressful. If you have a question, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any feedback or comments that might be beneficial to others is welcome.

General Information

Address

Adams County Jail
306 State Street
Natchez, MS 39120

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 601-442-4199
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is locked up and need to find out where they are?

Has someone that has been arrested and you want to find out where they are?

In order to look up who’s in jail at Adams County Jail you will have to navigate to their website and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Adams County Jail Inmate Locator has information on people currently in custody, which includes current status, how much their bail is, and times you can visit. Also, you can get information about anyone arrested and booked or released in the last 24 hours. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to find their inmate information faster if you enter their first and last name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If your friend or family member could possibly be in a different jail you should look here, too: Mississippi County Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a booking photo, is the photograph that the police take when you get processed at jail intake. They will take one frontal photo and a side picture. Your full name and jail booking number will be on the photos, and they’re on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Adams County Jail prisoners can be viewed online, or you can see them in person at the Adams County Jail. When viewing online you need to enter the person’s first and last name, and the arrest date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to get your mugshot taken down from the Adams County Jail website? This may not be possible, because the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you have to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest would be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot taken down, the many different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal services: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Once you’re arrested and put in jail, your primary thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, a bail amount will be determined by a special judge called a magistrate. If there is no bail set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you are released from jail you will have to agree to be in court on your court date, and until that day you are required not to leave the county.

In most cases, prisoners are given early release in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and don’t cause any problems while they’re in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be allowed to do work release. You will either have to go back to the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished working, or you could be allowed to sleep in a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the courts to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you have to pay is dictated by the crime you’ve been charged with. You or someone you know will have to post 10% of the amount set before you can get out of jail. If you don’t go to your court date, the person that paid your bail will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail will need to call the Adams County Jail. If know the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know what their bail is set at. You can also see the bail amount on the Adams County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is no fun, but thankfully, it is easy. To start with, find out if they have a Cash Only Bond. If this is the case, you can’t get a bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they will not accept a check. Once you have paid the bond, the person will be discharged. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you should use a bail bondsman. They usually charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and usually charge a minimum charge of $100. This money will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman will in most cases require that they use your assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To find a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a Bail Bondsman in Adams County

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • Released For Time Served
  • Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Get Out on House Arrest
  • Be Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure takes you through each of the following steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • First, will answer a number of questions, like what is your legal name, address, date of birth and an emergency contact.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • All personal property will be taken from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • They will allow you to make a phone call in order to talk to a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be able to keep wearing street clothes, if not you will be issued a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged from jail takes from 30 minutes to all day long. In other words the faster you can pay your bail, the faster you will be freed. Also, it might depend on whether or not you have a cash bond amount or if the magistrate has to decide on the bail amount. For lesser charges, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and are given a date of your release, expect to be released in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

issued for your arrest, or if you have to begin your jail sentence, you really should follow the rules and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, go down to the jail, and tell the intake officer that think that there is a warrant for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Be very careful that you are not late to report. Make sure that you only bring required items when you go to jail, such as your drivers license or your ID, prescription medication, and a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates have to give the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance of the visit. This information will be entered into the visitation log as an Authorized visit. Each visitor will have to provide a photo ID when visiting. Anyone that gets to visitation or that is not an approved visitor will be turned away.
The Adams County Jail visitation procedures can change, so visit the jail site before you go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Calls made in jail are typically more costly than phone calls made at home. There is no limit to when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates should keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the rules and are disciplined, your ability to use the phone could be reduced or forbidden completely.

Phone Number: 601-442-4199

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail has to be sent via the US Postal Service. You cannot use any other method of delivery. You should write the person’s name, inmate ID, and the jail address on the envelope. Do not send a package or box, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope with metal in it. Any mail sent to inmates is opened and reviewed by the officers at the jail, and will be sent back if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Adams County Jail:

Adams County Jail
306 State Street
Natchez, MS 39120

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Adams County Jail
306 State Street
Natchez, MS 39120


The mail policy at Adams County Jail is always changing, so it would be best to review the the Adams County Jail website before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, the most important of which is that you have the right to request a lawyer. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure to get a friend or family member to find a lawyer when you talk to them. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal attorney will make sure you know your rights, help protect your interests and help you understand the complicated court system in your county. The sooner you get an attorney working on your criminal case, the better your chances.

For more info on the benefits of hiring a lawyer, visit: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford a lawyer, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. Also, the Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as independent investigators, experts in forensics as well as case workers. All Public Defenders are real lawyers, members of the State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law in Mississippi.

Have you or someone you know used the services of a Public Defender? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

All court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. Court records have a file with a docket sheet and every documents that have been filed. You can access your court case records using the website, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office.

Clerk of Court

The Adams County Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who manages the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for all court participants, and read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All court records from your court case are kept and available to you at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges and fees from your court case, which include filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the type of judge that will preside over your case in court. Magistrate judges do many different things, such as determing how much your bail will be, writing arrest warrants, and overseeing first court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared with information about your background and details of the arrestee’s life history, which the magistrate will review and take into consideration when determining your sentence. Information and personal details will be requested from the person on trial, his or her family, and if necessary the victim of the crime. Be sure to remember that you should ask to have your own copy of the report before your sentencing, so you have the opportunity to go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, ranging from community service to probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you will either be immediately taken into custody, or you could receive a date that you are supposed to report to jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if a family member of friend is locked up, or has been an inmate in the past?

To do this, just visit the Adams County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search by:

  • Their name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you can call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can access arrest warrants on the website or call the court directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and inquire at the information desk. You should be clear that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the Adams County jail, on the phone, go there in person, or look online. Arrest records are public record and this is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, such as , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these by going to the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are listed and registered on either a national or state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to see sex offenders on the website, but remember that you won’t find the street address, but rather the neighborhood block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. These records include a case file containing a court docket and all of the filings and documents filed in your case. You are able to access court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains a record of someone’s criminal background. These databases are all connected so you are able to track criminal convictions from another state. You are able to go to county courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that the crime was in a different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

A criminal history search you can get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for the following crimes:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, in most cases won’t learn if someone had:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this information, you will have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? How easy was it? Dis you do your search online or did you have to call the jail? Did you get information that was correct? There are plenty of reasons that people look up criminal records, and your feedback could help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Adams County,The Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of being incarcerated in Adams County Jail is something you wish you could avoid, you will soon get used to the routine that is set for you. You should expect a wake-up alarm at about 6:00AM, and next you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will have breakfast. After breakfast, you will work in the program that has been assigned to you. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Adams County Jail, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.

    Dress Code

    When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Adams County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.

    The rules for sending money to inmates at Adams County Jail changes, so visit the site when send funds to someone in jail there.

    Commissary

    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.

    Meals

    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.

    Gangs

    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.


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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Adams County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Adams County Jail, overseeing the day to day operations and administration of the jail. An inmate is unlikely to have much interaction with the Deputy Sheriff, unless they have committed an infraction. Detention Officers are responsible for the custody and care of the inmates. They maintain order in the jail, and handle security. A Detention Officer is assigned to a certain pod, and therefore is responsible for the same inmates each day. They get to know the inmates on a certain level, and are well equipped to handle any problems that may occur.

    Apply for a Job at Adams County Jail

    Requirements:

    • You have to be over the age of 21.
    • You have to possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You have to be a US Citizen.
    • You have to pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You have to pass a drug test.
    • You have to have a good level of fitness.
    • You have to be in good health.
    • You have to have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • You have the right to protection from the accused.
    • You have the right to notification.
    • You have the right to attend proceedings.
    • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • You have the right to restitution.
    • You have the right to a speedy trial.
    • You have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been incarcerated in this jail? Do you have a family member or friend there? Have you ever visited someone at Adams County Jail?

    If yes, then we would like you to tell us about it. Write about your jail experience so others can learn what to expect.

    Things you could put in your comment:

    • Conditions in Adams County Jail.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has at least one story to tell about it. How’d you get locked up? How did the guards treat you? How was day to day life at Adams County Jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How did getting locked up affect your life?

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