Attala County Jail – Kosciusko, MS

Attala County Jail is in Attala County and is the primary jail for that county. Know somebody in Attala County Jail? This page gives you information about everything a person needs to know about Attala County Jailsuch as the following: How to locate an inmate at Attala County Jail. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. How to post bail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information. And lots more.

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The thought of going to jail is a scary and daunting situation, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also their family and friends. The goal of this guide is to give you information and tips you need to make the process easier. If you have a question, feel free to ask it, and also any feedback or comments that could be a benefit to other people in the same situation will be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Attala County Jail
112 W. Adams Street
Kosciusko, MS 39090

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 662-289-5556
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is locked up and don’t know how to contact them?

Has a family member or friend that’s been arrested and you want to locate them?

In order to look up who’s in jail at Attala County Jail you should navigate to their web site and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Attala County Jail Inmate Roster is a list of persons who are in jail, which includes custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting hours. You can find information about anybody processed or discharged in the past 24 hour period. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to get the information more quickly if you’ve got their full name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If your friend or family member may be incarcerated at a different jail you can check our guide to other Mississippi jails: Mississippi Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a booking picture, is a picture taken by the police when you are booked into jail. They take one full face and a profile photo. Your full name and booking number will appear on the pictures, and they are on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Attala County Jail prisoners can be seen on the website, or you can see them in person at the Attala County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you will have to enter the inmate’s legal name, and the booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to get your mugshot erased from the Attala County Jail site? This can be tricky, because the mugshot is public record. You have to file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that the record of your arrest would be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For more information about removing your mugshot, the many different websites with mugshots, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, if you’re locked up, your only thought is about when you get out. After you’ve been booked, your bail amount is determined by a special judge called a magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this can 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 are released you must promise to go to your court date, and you are required not to leave town.

Typically, prisoners will be given time off in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and area a good inmate while they’re in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be granted work release. You will either have to return to the jail every day after work, or you might have the chance to sleep in a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Bail is money that you have to pay to be released from jail until your court date. The amount you will be required to pay depends on how serious your charges are. Someone you know will need to pay 10% of the amount set in order for you to get out of jail. If you don’t show up for court, whoever posted 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 jail or the county courthouse. If know the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they will let you know how much their bail is. You can also see the bail amount online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is never a fun thing, but in some cases, its easy if you have the money. First, figure out if it is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If this is the case, you will not be able to get a Bail Bondsman. Cash only – the jail won’t take a personal check. Once you have paid the bond, the person will get released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you just can’t afford it, you you should hire a bail bondsman. They generally have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and in most cases with a minimum charge of $100. This money will not be returned to you and has to be paid in cash. If bail is very large, the bondsman will use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To contact a bail bondsman visit our page about: Bail bondsman

Have you ever had to find a bail bondsman for someone you know or yourself? If so, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, and let us know how it worked out for you.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process includes each of the following steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • Firstly, you must answer some questions, like your legal name, street address, date of birth and an emergency contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • You will get to use the telephone so you can contact a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might be able to wear your street clothes, if not you you will be given a jail jumpsuit.

Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If you have, you should tell us how it happened. How long did you have to wait? How did the guards treat you? Do you have any things that could help other people that get arrested to get through the process?

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will get discharged from jail. This process may take anywhere between 15 minutes to many hours. In simple terms, the faster you can post bail, the quicker you will get discharged from jail. Also, it might depend on whether you’ve got a cash bond or if a judge needs to figure out the amount of bail to be set. For a minor offense, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served your sentence and are given a discharge date, expect to get discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the police have a, or if you need to start a jail sentence, you should follow the rules and turn yourself into the authorities. In the case of an outstanding warrant, report to the jail, in the reception area, and let them know that believe that there could be a warrant out for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Ensure that you are not late. Just bring required items when you go, such as a driver’s license or state issued ID, prescription medication, as well as a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate have to give each visitor’s name to the jail before anyone can visit them. This information will be entered in the log as an approved visitor. Every visitor must provide identification. Any visitors showing up late or that is not on the visitation list will not be able to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies change often, so make sure that you check the official site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Phone calls made in jail are much more costly than phone calls made outside of jail. There is no limit to when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, your ability to use the phone may be limited or eliminated altogether.

The Attala County Jail phone number is: 662-289-5556

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate must be sent via the actual US Postal Service. You cannot use any other method of mail delivery. Clearly print the name, inmate number, and jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not send anything in a package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail will be opened and read and inspected by the jail officers, and the mail will be returned if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Attala County Jail is:

Attala County Jail
112 W. Adams Street
Kosciusko, MS 39090

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Attala County Jail
112 W. Adams Street
Kosciusko, MS 39090


The mail policy changes, so visit the official Attala County Jail site when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you still have certain rights, the first of which is your right to request a lawyer. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so it is important to ask a friend or family member to locate an attorney when you call. You might be thinking ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal lawyer can advise you of your rights, look after your best interests and help you navigate the court system. The quicker you get a lawyer involved with your charges, the better off you’ll be.

For more info on this subject, click here: How to Find an Attorney in Attala County

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. Also, the Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as independent investigators, forensics experts and social workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys, members of the Mississippi State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

Court records are public records. Court records have a court case file containing a docket sheet and every documents in the case. You, and anyone else, can access the records and documents in your court case using the Attala County website, or by going to the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Attala County Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who maintains court records and controls access to them. They also administer the oath during court cases, and read the verdict when decided by the jury. All court records related to your case are kept and available to you at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees are the fees and charges associated with your case, such as filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The Attala County court magistrate is the person that rules over your court case. Magistrates are judges that do different functions, which include determing how much your bail will be, writing arrest warrants, and overseeing initial court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared to include information about the arrestee’s background and details of the arrestee’s life and public history, which the magistrate judge will consider when decide your sentence. Information will be collected from the person on trial, his or her family, and if necessary the victim of the crime. Remember you can request to receive your own copy of this report before you are sentenced, so you get the chance to correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, which include community service to probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the severity of the crime, you might get taken into custody, right there in court, or you could be given a date that you are supposed to to surrender and report to jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if a family member of friend is incarcerated in jail, or has ever been locked up?

To do this, you need to access the Attala County jail website, and search by:

  • Name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • or jail ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you should call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check court records online or you are able to call the jail directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and inquire at the information desk. Keep in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the Attala County jail, either by phone, in person, or look online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and the information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, such as a court order. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are required to be registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex offense. You are able to view sex offenders on the internet, but you should know that you won’t get the actual address, rather the block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. They include a case file containing a court docket and all documents and filings filed in your court case. You are able to access court records on the website, or at the Attala County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains a record of people’s criminal background. These online databases are connected so you can track criminal backgrounds from other states. You can go to county courthouse and inquire, or check the website. You must know which county the crime occured in, and in the event that it was in a completely different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you will find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft.

When you do a criminal history search, you generally won’t learn if that person has had any:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this information, you will have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? How easy was it? Was your search online or did you have to call the jail? Was the information correct? There are plenty of reasons that people search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your comments may help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Attala County,the Attala County Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of serving a jail sentence in Attala County Jail is something you wish you could avoid, eventually you will get used to the routine that is set for you in jail. Inmates get a wake-up alarm at about 6am, and then roll call. Next, you will eat breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will be required to work in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. 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 Attala 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 Attala 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 process for sending funds to jail inmates is likely to change, so be sure to check the the Attala County Jail website before you send any funds.

    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

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Attala County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Attala 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 Attala 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 spent any time at Attala County Jail? Do you know someone that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit someone in this jail?

    If so, then we would like you to tell us about it. Tell us about your jail experience so other people can find out what to expect.

    Things you could include in your review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate 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. Why’d you end up in jail? Did you get fair treatment? How was day to day life at Attala County Jail? What were the other inmates like? How did it affect you to go to jail?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Are you trying to get in touch with an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

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