Bolivar County Regional Correctional Facility – Cleveland, MS

Bolivar County Regional Correctional Facility is in Bolivar County, Mississippi and is the main correctional facility for the region. Know somebody locked up in Bolivar County Regional Correctional Facility? This guide tells you info about anything related to Bolivar County Regional Correctional Facility,like: Find out who’s in jail at Bolivar County Regional Correctional Facility? Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures. Court records. And everything else.

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The chance of going to jail is a daunting and scary situation, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is designed to offer advice and information you need to make getting locked up a lot easier. If you have a specific question, please feel free to ask them, and please leave any feedback or comments that would help other people in the same situation will be welcome.

General Information

Address

Bolivar County Regional Correctional Facility
2792 Hwy 8 West
Cleveland, MS 38732

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 662-843-7478
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is in jail and need to contact them?

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

To look up who’s in jail at Bolivar County Regional Correctional Facility you will have to visit their web site and do an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Bolivar County Regional Correctional Facility Inmate Locator has information on people who are in jail, including current status, bail amount, and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you are able to get the same information on anybody processed or released within the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You’ll be able to get their inmate information fast if you’ve got the arrestee’s name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If the person you’re searching for is in another county jail you should look here, too: Other County Jails in Mississippi


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail intake picture, is a picture that the police take during jail intake processing. They will take one and a side-view photo. Your name and booking number will appear on the mugshot, and they’re stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be searched on the website, or you can view them at the Bolivar County Regional Correctional Facility. When you search for mugshots online you will have to enter the inmate’s legal name, and the arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to get your mugshot erased from the Bolivar County Regional Correctional Facility site? This is difficult, as your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you have to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means that your arrest record 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 removed, the various websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, once you are in jail, your main thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through booking, a bail amount will be decided by the magistrate. If there is no bail set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you are released from jail you are required to promise to show up for court, and until that day you are not allowed to leave the county.

Typically, inmates will be given time off in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and act right while they are in jail.

If you follow the rules, you might be given work release detail. You will be required to go back to jail every day when you’re finished working, or you may get to live in a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Bail is money that you have to pay to the court system to be released from jail pending trial. The amount of bail that is set all depends on the crime you are charged with. You will have to put up 10 percent of the total that was set so you can get out of jail. If you don’t show up for your court appearance, that person will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You need to call the Bolivar County Regional Correctional Facility. If you have all the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know what their bail is set at. You can also find out how much their bail is online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is never fun, but in some cases, it’s easy. To start with, you need to find out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond situation. If this is the case, you will not be able to use a bail bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they can’t take a personal check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the person will be released into your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you can’t afford it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen usually have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and sometimes with a minimum charge of $100. This money is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman will in most cases request to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

To contact a bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a Bail Bondsman in Bolivar County

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process includes these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you must answer some basic questions, such as what is your legal name, address, birthdate and a contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • They will allow you to use the telephone in order to talk to a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you will be allowed to wear your street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to change into a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail takes anywhere from 10 minutes to hours or even all day long. In other words the faster you can post bail, the faster you will get released. How quickly you get discharged will depend on whether you have a bond amount or if a judge must decide on the bail amount. For a minor offense, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served your sentence and have a release date, you should expect to be discharged between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the sheriff has a, or if you have to start a jail sentence, it is recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself in. For a warrant, go to the jail intake area, and tell them that believe that there could be a warrant out for your arrest. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if there is one, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report at the exact time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be sure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Make sure that you only bring required items when you go, for example a driver’s license or ID, any prescription medication you might take, and a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must list the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitors will be entered in the visitors log for the requesting inmate. Each and every visitor must provide a photo ID when visiting. Anyone arriving late or without a visiting order will be turned away.
Jail visitation policies change often, so you should double-check the official site before you visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . These phone calls are usually pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. Phone calls are restricted on when and how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you are disciplined for an infraction, your ability to use the phone might get cut back or eliminated altogether.

The Bolivar County Regional Correctional Facility phone number is: 662-843-7478

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail must be sent using the US Postal Service. You can’t use any other method of mail or package delivery. You must print the person’s name, inmate ID number, and the address of the jail on the letter. Do not mail a box, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail that you send to inmates is opened and read and examined by the jail administration, and will be returned to the sender if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Bolivar County Regional Correctional Facility is:

Bolivar County Regional Correctional Facility
2792 Hwy 8 West
Cleveland, MS 38732

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Bolivar County Regional Correctional Facility
2792 Hwy 8 West
Cleveland, MS 38732


The mail policy changes, so be sure to double check the official Bolivar County Regional Correctional Facility site when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you have particular rights, the most important of which is the right to request a lawyer. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so you would be wise to get a friend or family member to find a lawyer when you call them. You may be asking yourself ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ While you are not required to have one, a lawyer will advise you about your rights, look after your best interests and show you the way through the complicated legal system in Bolivar County. The faster you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better.

For more information on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, click: How to Find an Attorney in Bolivar County

Public Defender

If you cannot afford an attorney, you will get a public defender. The Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as investigators, experts in forensics and social case workers. All Public Defenders are licensed attorneys that are members of the State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law.

Have you or someone you know used a court appointed attorney? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

All court records are a matter of public record. They are comprised of a court case file containing a docket sheet and every documents and motions that have been filed. You have the ability to access your court case records using the website, or by going to the Bolivar County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that maintains court records and controls access to them. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for all court participants, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All court records related to your court case are available at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the costs from your case, such as for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the type of judge that presides on your case in court. Magistrates do several different things, which include setting your bail amount, issuing warrants, and presiding over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is put together to include information about the defendant’s background and as much detail about the arrestee’s life and history, which the magistrate judge will take into account when deciding on the sentence. Information will be gathered from the defendant, their family, and in some cases the victim. Remember you are able to ask to see a copy of the report before sentencing, and review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are a number of different options, which include community service and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you may be taken into custody immediately, or you could get a date that you must to surrender and report to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if someone is in jail, or has ever been in jail?

This is pretty simple to do, just you need to query the Bolivar County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search using:

  • Name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check arrest warrants inquiry online or you are able to call the court. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask them. Keep in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, and their arrest date, contact the Bolivar County jail, by phone, go there in person, or find out online. Arrest records are public record and this is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, which can be court orders. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Bolivar County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders have to be listed and registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to see sex offenders on the website, but keep in mind that you will not be able to see the precise address, rather the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. Court Records include a case file containing a court docket and any of the filings and documents filed in the case. You are able to access your court records on the website, or at the Bolivar County Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains a record of people’s criminal past. These online databases are linked together and you can track criminal convictions from another state. You can go to the Bolivar County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if the crime was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you can get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, in most cases will not find out if someone has had any moving violations, like:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving histories, you will have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it an easy process? Dis you do your search online or did you have to call the courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your account may help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI maintains a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Bolivar County,the Bolivar County Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that spending time in the Bolivar County jail is quite unpleasant, you will soon get used to the daily routine. Prisoners get a wake-up alarm at 6:00 AM, and then you’ll have roll call. You will then eat breakfast. After breakfast, participate 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 Bolivar County Regional Correctional Facility, 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 Bolivar County Regional Correctional Facility 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 Bolivar County Regional Correctional Facility inmates is likely to change, so be sure to review the the Bolivar County Regional Correctional Facility website before you send money to an inmate 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

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Bolivar County Regional Correctional Facility

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Bolivar County Regional Correctional Facility, 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 Bolivar County Regional Correctional Facility

    Requirements:

    • You must be over the age of 21.
    • You must possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You must be a US Citizen.
    • You must pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You must pass a drug test.
    • You must have a good level of fitness.
    • You must be in good health.
    • You must 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:

    • The right to protection from the accused.
    • The right to notification.
    • The right to attend proceedings.
    • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • The right to restitution.
    • The right to a speedy trial.
    • 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 this jail? Do you have a family member or friend there? Have you ever visited an inmate at this jail?

    If you have, then please write a review about it. Tell us about what you experienced so others can learn what to expect.

    Things you could put in the review:

    • Conditions in Bolivar County Regional Correctional Facility.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gangs
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has a story to tell. Why were you locked up? Were you fairly treated? How was day to day life at Bolivar County Regional Correctional Facility? What were the other inmates like? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Want to get in touch with a person you met in jail? Post a message to them below.

    Say wassup to people still locked up at Bolivar County Regional Correctional Facility


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