Coahoma County Jail – Clarksdale, MS

Coahoma County Jail is in Coahoma County, MS and is the correctional facility for the county. Looking for someone in Coahoma County Jail? This site will tell you information about everything you might need to know about Coahoma County Jailsuch as the following: How to locate an inmate at Coahoma County Jail. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures. Court information and records. And much, much more.

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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 is incarcerated, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. The purpose of this guide is to give advice and information that you need to make getting locked up less stressfull. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and any comments or tips that would be a benefit to others will be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Coahoma County Jail
63 Sunflower Avenue
Clarksdale, MS 38614

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 662-624-3081
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that has gone to jail and need to find them?

Do you know someone who’s been arrested and you need to locate them?

In order to look up who’s in jail at Coahoma County Jail you will have to go to their website and do an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Coahoma County Jail Inmate Search has information on people who have been arrested, which includes current status, bail amount (if applicable), and schedule for visitation. You can find the same information about anyone booked or released within the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to get their arrest information fast if you have the arrestee’s first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

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


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a intake photograph, is the photograph that the police take when you are processed at the jail intake. They will take one and a side picture. Your name and jail booking number will appear on the photos, and they’re stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be seen on the website, or you can see them at the Coahoma County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you will have to enter the prisoner’s legal name, and a booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to get your mugshot taken off of the Coahoma County Jail site? This will be difficult, as the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that your arrest record would be sealed, and will not be accessible. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For more information about getting your mugshot taken down, the various mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

If you are incarcerated, your main thought is about when you get out. After you’ve been booked, a bail amount will be set either by bail schedule or magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this can mean that you will either be released, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you are released from jail you are required to promise to show up for court, and you will not be permitted to travel out of the county.

Usually, a prisoner will be given time off in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and area a good inmate while they are in jail.

If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will either have to go back to jail at the end of the day after work, or you could have the chance to move into a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you will be required to pay to get out of jail until your court date. The amount you have to pay depends on how serious your crime is. You or someone you know will have to pay 10 percent of the total set so you are able to bail out of jail. If you fail to show up for court, whoever paid your bail will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you will need to call the jail. If you’ve got the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they will tell you how much their bail is. Also, you can see the bail amount on the Coahoma County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is never fun, but most of the time, it is very simple to do. To start with, figure out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond. If it is, you will not be able to use the services of a bail bondsman. Cash only – they can’t take a check. When you’ve paid bail, the person will be discharged. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you just don’t have the money, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. They generally charge a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set, and usually charge a minimum fee of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and has to be paid in cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bondsman might request to use your assets as collateral.

If you need a local bail bondsman click here: How to find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • Get Out For Time Served
  • Get Out 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 intake process takes you through each of these steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding 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, street address, date of birth and contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • Any property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you get released.
  • You will get to make a phone call in order to contact a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be allowed to keep wearing street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will be given a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged takes anywhere between 15 minutes to all day long. So, the faster you post bail, the sooner you can get out of jail. Also, it will depend on if you have a cash bond amount or if a magistrate needs to decide on your bail amount. For minor offenses, 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 release date, you should plan to get discharged between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the sheriff has a, or if you need to begin your sentence in jail, you should follow the rules and turn yourself in willingly. If it is for a warrant, go down to the jail, and let them know that think that there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will do a record check, and if there is one, you will be taken into jail custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order lists. Make sure that you aren’t late. Only bring approved items when you go, for example your drivers license or photo ID, prescription medication, as well as a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate need to provide the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitors will be put in a log of approved visitors for the inmate that requested the visitor. Each visitor will be required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Any visitors arriving late or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies change often, so review the official jail site before you visit an inmate.

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 a lot more expensive 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 completely.

The Coahoma County Jail phone number is: 662-624-3081

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail must be sent using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You shouldn’t use any other form of mail delivery. You must write the prisoner’s name, inmate number, and the jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not mail anything in a box or package, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail gets opened and inspected by the staff, and the mail will be returned if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Coahoma County Jail, use this address:

Coahoma County Jail
63 Sunflower Avenue
Clarksdale, MS 38614

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Coahoma County Jail
63 Sunflower Avenue
Clarksdale, MS 38614


The mail policy can change, so we suggest that you visit the official website before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you have particular rights, the first of which is your right to request an attorney. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so it is a good idea to get a friend or family member to locate an attorney for you. You’re probably asking yourself ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal defense lawyer will advise you about your rights, help protect your interests and help you navigate the criminal justice system in Coahoma County. The sooner you get a lawyer involved with your charges, the better your chances.

For more information about the benefits of hiring a lawyer, read our guide: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you cannot afford an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as investigators, experts in forensics and case workers. Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers, members of the Mississippi State Bar and are legally licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you or someone you know 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 include a file with a docket sheet and every motions, documents, and evidence filed during your court case. You have the ability to access the records and documents in your court case using the internet service, or by going to the Coahoma County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is a member of the court who maintains court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath during court cases, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records and documents associated with your case are kept at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the fees and charges associated with your case, for example 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

The Coahoma County magistrate acts as the judge that will preside on your court case. Magistrate judges do a number of things, which include determing how much your bail will be, writing arrest warrants, and presiding over first court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is put together with information about your background and as much detail about the defendant’s life and public history, which the magistrate will review and take into account when determining the sentence. Information and personal details will be requested from the defendant, his or her family, and in some cases the victim of the crime. Bear in mind you are able to request to get your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, so you get the chance to correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will then get sentenced. There are a number of different options, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the severity of the crime, you could be locked up immediately, or you could get a date that you are required to go to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if some you know is locked up, or has gone to jail in the past?

You can you will have to visit the jail’s website, and search by:

  • Their name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you are able to check the arrest warrants on the website or you are able to call the jail directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask them. You should know that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the jail, on the phone, in person, or check online. An arrest is a matter of public record and these records are available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, which can be court orders. You can access civil process orders by getting in touch with the Coahoma County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are registered and listed on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. Those listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to view these listings on the internet, but bear in mind that you won’t get the precise address, but only the neighborhood block that they live on.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Every state maintains a record of their state citizen’s criminal history. These online databases are linked together and you can track criminal histories from other states. Go to courthouse and inquire, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county, and in the event that the crime 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 are able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for the following crimes:

  • DUI.
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft.

During a criminal records search, you generally won’t learn if someone has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Any accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this information, you have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? How easy was it? Did you search online or did you have to call the jail? Was the information correct? There are many reasons that people search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your feedback might make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has their list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Coahoma County,the Coahoma County Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    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 the Coahoma County jail is very scary, eventually you will settle into the routine that is set for you in jail. You should expect an alarm for wake-up at about six in the morning, and next you’ll have roll call. Next, you will eat breakfast. After breakfast, participate 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 Coahoma 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 Coahoma 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 inmates at Coahoma County Jail changes, so we suggest that you review the official Coahoma County Jail site when you send money to an inmate.

    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 Coahoma County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Coahoma 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 Coahoma 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 locked up in Coahoma County Jail? Do you have a friend or family member there? Have you ever visited a prisoner at Coahoma County Jail?

    If your answer is yes, then you should write a review about it. Write about what you experienced because other people can find out what to expect.

    What to include in what you write:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Safety
    • Gang activity
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has a story about it. How’d you get locked up? Were you mistreated? What happened to you while you were locked up? What were the other inmates like? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

    Click here to tell about all about it

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Want to find out how to get in touch with somebody you met in jail? Leave a message for them here.

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