Chickasaw County Jail – Houston, MS

Chickasaw County Jail is located in Chickasaw County, Mississippi and is the main correctional facility for the area. Know somebody incarcerated at Chickasaw County Jail? This page will tell you about anything you might want to know about Chickasaw County Jail,such as: Find an inmate at Chickasaw County Jail. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Court records. And everything else.

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a daunting and scary idea, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is designed to offer info that you’ll need to make helping someone get out of jail less stressfull. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask it, and please leave any feedback or comments that could help other people in the same situation will be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Chickasaw County Jail
1 Pinson Square
Houston, MS 38851

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 662-456-2339
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is locked up and need to find them?

Do you know a family member or friend that has been arrested and you need to find them?

In order to find out who’s in jail at Chickasaw County Jail you should navigate to their website and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Chickasaw County Jail Inmate Search has information on people currently in custody, including status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting hours. Also, you can get information on anyone who has been arrested or released in the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You can get their arrest information faster if you enter your friend or family member’s first and last name, birth date, or arrest number.

If the person you’re searching for might be in a different jail you will want to look here: Other Jails in Mississippi


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail intake picture, is the photo that the police take when you get processed at jail intake. They take one and one profile photo. Your name and jail booking number will be in the pictures, and they will be kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be seen online, or you can see them at the Chickasaw County Jail. When viewing online you will need to enter the inmate’s first and last name, and the arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to have your mugshot taken down from the Chickasaw County Jail website? This can be tricky, since the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that all of your arrest records will 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 getting your mugshot removed, the different mugshot websites, 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 arrested and put in jail, your primary thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail is determined either by bail schedule or magistrate. If you don’t get a bail 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 will have to agree to be there for your court date, and until then you are not allowed to leave the county.

In most cases, inmates at Chickasaw County Jail can earn an early release in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and conduct themselves properly while in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be given work release detail. Either you will have to stay jail at the end of the day after work, or you could be allowed to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you have to pay to the courts to be released from jail until your trial. The amount of bail that is set all depends on what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. You will need to pay 10 percent of the total amount that was set before you can bail out of jail. If you fail to show up for court, the person that bailed you out of jail won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you must call the Chickasaw County Jail. If know the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they will tell you what their bail is set at. You can also find out how much their bail is on the Chickasaw County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is never a fun thing, but fortunately, it is very simple to do. To start with, figure out if they have a “Cash Bond Only”. If this is the case, you won’t be able to use a Bail Bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail won’t accept a check. Once you have paid the bond, the prisoner will be released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you can’t afford it, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. They will usually charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and sometimes have 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 ask to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

You can find a bail bondsman go to: Find a Bail Bondsman in Chickasaw County

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • Released For Time Served
  • Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • 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 these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • The first step is that you have to answer some questions, such as what is your full name, street address, date of birth and contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will get taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • You will be allowed to use the telephone so you can call a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be able to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, if not you you will have to wear a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail can take anywhere from 30 minutes to all day. In simple terms, the quicker you post bail, the faster you can get out of jail. Also, it depends on whether you’ve got a cash bond or if the magistrate still needs to decide on how much to set your bail at. For a minor charge, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and know the discharge date, you should plan to get discharged between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

In the event there is a, or if you need to begin your jail sentence, you should do the right thing and turn yourself in willingly. For a warrant, report to the jail intake center, and tell an officer that believe that there could be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if there is one, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Make sure that you are not late to report. Make sure that you only bring necessary items when you go, such as your drivers license or even photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you need to provide each visitor’s full name to the jail. Your visitors will go in the visitors log as an authorized visitor. Each and every visitor must provide identification. Anyone that gets to visitation or without a visiting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies change often, so check the official site before you go to the jail to visit.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Calls made in jail are typically more costly than regular phone calls. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on 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 break the rules, your ability to use the phone might get cut back or forbidden completely.

Phone Number: 662-456-2339

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail must be mailed using the actual US Postal Service. You must not use any other form of delivery. You must print the inmate’s name, inmate number, and the jail address on the letter that you send. Don’t send a box, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal inside. Any mail gets opened and inspected by staff, and the mail will be sent back to the person who mailed it if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Chickasaw County Jail is:

Chickasaw County Jail
1 Pinson Square
Houston, MS 38851

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Chickasaw County Jail
1 Pinson Square
Houston, MS 38851


The Chickasaw County Jail mail policy can change, so it would be best to double check the the Chickasaw County Jail website before you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, the most important of which is your right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so you would be wise to get a friend or family member to find an attorney when you talk to them. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a lawyer will make sure you know your rights, look after your best interests and help you navigate the court system in your county. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your situation, the better.

For more info on how to find an attorney, read our guide: How to Find a Lawyer in Chickasaw County

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. Also, the Public Defender Office has access to independent investigators, experts in forensics as well as social workers. Public Defenders are licensed attorneys, members of the State Bar and are completely licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? What was your experience?

Court Records

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 are comprised of a case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and every documents and motions in your case. You can access court records using the internet service, or at the Chickasaw County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that manages court records. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All court records from your court case are kept and available to you at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges and fees associated with 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 a court appointed attorney, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the type of judge that rules on your case in court. Magistrate judges do a number of different things, like determing how much your bail will be, issuing warrants for arrest, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is completed with information about your background and information about the defendant’s life, which the magistrate judge will take into consideration when determining your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be solicited from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and if necessary the victim in the crime. Be sure to remember that you can ask to get your own copy of the pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, so you get the chance to correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, ranging from community service, house arrest, and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the severity of the crime, you may be immediately taken into custody, or you could receive a date that you must to surrender and report to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if someone is locked up, or has gone to jail in the past?

To find this out you will have to go to the jail’s website, and search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you can call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant, you can access court records on the Chickasaw County court website or you are able to call the jail directly. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask one of the officers. You should be clear that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the Chickasaw County jail, by phone, go there in person, or find out online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and the information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, such as court orders. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Chickasaw County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders must 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 these offenders online, but you should know that you can’t see the exact address, but only the address block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. They include a case file that includes a docket sheet and any of the filings and documents filed in your case. You are able to access court records on their website, or at the Chickasaw County Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains records of people’s criminal background. These online databases are connected so you are able to track criminal convictions from any other state. You can go to the Chickasaw County Courthouse and check in person, or check the website. You must know which county the crime occured in, and if the crime was in a totally different state, you may have to pay for a more complete search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you will be able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

But, when you do a criminal records check, in most cases won’t be able to find out if someone has had any:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving records, you must do a driving records search.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Dis you do your search online or did you have to call the local courthouse? Was the information correct? There are lots of reasons that people search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your comments could help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Chickasaw County,the Chickasaw County Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that spending time in Chickasaw County Jail is no fun, soon you will get used to the routine that is set for you. You will get an alarm for wake-up each morning at 6:00AM, and next they’ll do roll call. After roll call you will get breakfast. Following breakfast you will have to work in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. 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 Chickasaw 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 Chickasaw 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 procedure to send funds to someone in jail is always changing, so be sure to visit the official Chickasaw County Jail site when send money 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 Chickasaw County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Chickasaw 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 Chickasaw 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:

    • Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
    • Victims have the right to notification.
    • Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • Victims have the right to restitution.
    • Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
    • Victims 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 at this jail? Do you know someone that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at this jail?

    If so, then you should write a review about it. Tell us about your experience so that others can find out what to expect.

    Things you might want to put in what you write:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates.
    • Safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. How’d you end up in jail? Did you get fair treatment? What was it like in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did going to jail affect your life?

    Click here to share your story about when you did time in Chickasaw County Jail

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    Did you make friends in jail? Need to talk to someone you met in jail? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

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