George County Regional Correctional Facility – Lucedale, MS

George County Regional Correctional Facility is located in George County, MS and is the main correctional facility for that county. Know someone at George County Regional Correctional Facility? This guide gives you info about anything related to George County Regional Correctional Facility: Find an inmate at George County Regional Correctional Facility. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information. And much, much more.

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and stressfull idea, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. The purpose of this guide is to offer information and advice that you’ll need to make the process a lot easier. If you have specific questions, just ask them, and also any tips or comments that might be a benefit to others would be appreciated.

General Information

Address

George County Regional Correctional Facility
154 Industrial Park Road
Lucedale, MS 39452

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 601-947-9399
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend in jail and need to locate them?

Has a friend or family member who has been arrested and you don’t know how to find out where they are?

In order to search who is in jail at George County Regional Correctional Facility you will have to click on their website and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The George County Regional Correctional Facility Inmate Locator is a list of persons who were arrested and are now in jail, which includes custody status, bail amount, and times you can visit. You can find the same information about anyone arrested and processed or released in the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You’ll be able to get the information faster if you enter their first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If the inmate you are looking for may be incarcerated at a different jail you should check our Mississippi county jail guide: Other Jails in Mississippi


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail intake picture, is the picture that the jail takes when you are booked into jail. They take one and a profile picture. Your full name and jail booking number will appear on the mugshot, and they are stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of George County Regional Correctional Facility prisoners can be found on the website, or you can see them at the George County Regional Correctional Facility. When viewing mugshots online you will have to put in the inmate’s legal name, and a booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to get your mugshot taken down from the George County Regional Correctional Facility website? This is difficult, because your mugshot is a public record. You must file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means that all of your arrest records will be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For more information about removing your mugshot, the different 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

Naturally, once you’re arrested and put in jail, your only thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, bail will be set by a special judge called a magistrate. If there is no bail set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out of jail you must agree to be in court on your court date, and until that date you are not allowed to leave the county.

Typically, a prisoner in the George County Regional Correctional Facility will be given early release in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and area a good inmate while in jail.

If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to do work release. You will have to go back to jail every day after work, or you may be allowed to sleep in a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you will be required to pay to get out of jail pending trial. The amount you will have to pay all depends on the seriousness of your charges. You will have to put up 10% of the amount that was determined in order for you to get out of jail. If you don’t show up for your scheduled court date, whoever put up your bail money 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 have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If know the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they will tell you how much their bail is. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the George County Regional Correctional Facility website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is never fun, but fortunately, it’s easy. To start with, find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only”. If so, you will not be able to use a bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail will not take a check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the person will be released to your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you can’t afford it, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. They usually charge a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set, and in most cases have a minimum fee of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and has to be paid in cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bail bondsman will in most cases request to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To contact a bail bondsman go to: Bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure is made up of each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • The first step is that you will answer a number of questions, like what is your full legal name, street address, date of birth and an emergency contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • All of your personal property will be taken from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • They will allow you to use the phone to contact a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, they will let you keep wearing street clothes, if not you will be issued a jail uniform.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged takes between 30 minutes to many hours. In simple terms, the quicker bail is posted, the quicker you can get released from jail. It also might depend on whether you’ve been given a cash bond or if a judge still needs to figure out your bail amount. For minor offenses, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and have a discharge date, plan to get discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the police have a, or if you have to start your sentence, it is recommended that you follow the law and turn yourself into the authorities. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail reception area, and tell the intake officer that you think they might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if there is one, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If it is for a jail sentence, report to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order requires you to. Make sure that you are not late. Just bring things that are allowed when you go to jail, for example a driver’s license or even photo ID, prescription medication, as well as the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must give each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s names will be put into a log of visitors as an Authorized visit. Every visitor will be required to provide acceptable photo identification. Any visitors arriving late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
The George County Regional Correctional Facility visitation procedures change often, so we suggest that you double-check the official site before you visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . These phone calls are usually more costly than phone calls made at home. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates 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, phone calls might get cut back or eliminated altogether.

Phone Number: 601-947-9399

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail must be sent via the US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other type of delivery. Clearly write the inmate’s name, inmate ID, and the address of the jail on the letter. Do not mail anything in a package or box, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail will be opened and read and inspected by the staff, and will get returned if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at George County Regional Correctional Facility, use this address:

George County Regional Correctional Facility
154 Industrial Park Road
Lucedale, MS 39452

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
George County Regional Correctional Facility
154 Industrial Park Road
Lucedale, MS 39452


The mail policy changes frequently, so visit the site when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you still have certain rights, the most important of which is that you have the right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is a good idea to have a friend or relative locate an attorney for you. You may be asking yourself ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal defense attorney can advise you of your rights, look after your best interests and help you understand the complicated legal system that you are now faced with. The quicker you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your charges, the better.

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

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford a lawyer, you will get a public defender. Also, the Public Defender Office has access to private investigators, forensics experts as well as social workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers, admitted to the State Bar and are fully licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

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

Court Records

All court records are a matter of public record. They have a file with a docket sheet and each of the motions, documents, and evidence in your case. You can access your court case records with the George County website, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is a member of the court that manages access to court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath when court is in session, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All court records related to your court case are held at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees are all costs from your court case, such as for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you are low income and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the type of judge who presides over your case in court. Magistrate judges do many different things, like setting bail, issuing warrants, and overseeing preliminary court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared with background information and details of the defendant’s life, which the magistrate will consider when deciding on the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be requested from the person on trial, his or her family, and if necessary the victim. Bear in mind that you should request to see your own copy of this report prior to sentencing, so you have the opportunity to correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, ranging from community service, house arrest, and probation, to even 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 might get locked up immediately, or you could get a date that you are required to to surrender and report to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if a family member of friend is incarcerated in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

To do this, just go to the George County jail website, and do a search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you should call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have a warrant out for your arrest, you are able to check the arrest warrants on the George County court website or 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 ask them. 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, and their arrest date, contact the George County jail, either by phone, go there in person, or find out online. Records of arrests are public record and this information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, like , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can access civil process orders by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders must be listed and registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access these offenders on the website, but bear in mind that you won’t see the actual address, but rather the neighborhood block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. They include a case file that contains a docket sheet and all of the filings and documents filed in the court case. You can access your court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at the George County Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains a record of someone’s criminal past. These databases are all linked so you are able to track criminal histories from another state. You can go to the George County Courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if it was in a totally different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you will find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

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

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving records, you will have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? How easy was it? Dis you do your search online or did you call the local courthouse? Was the information correct? There are lots of reasons that people look up criminal 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 has a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In George County,the George County Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of serving a jail sentence in George County Regional Correctional Facility is very scary, in time you will settle into the daily routine there. Prisoners get an alarm for wake-up each morning at 6am, and next they’ll do roll call. After roll call you will eat breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will have to work in the program that has been assigned to you. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in George 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 George 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 rules for sending funds to people in jail is likely to change, so review the site when you send funds 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 George County Regional Correctional Facility

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the George 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 George 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 been a prisoner at this jail? Do you know anybody that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at George County Regional Correctional Facility?

    If you have, then you should write your review about it. Write down your jail experience so others will know what to expect.

    Things you could include in your review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why’d you get arrested? How did the guards treat you? How was life in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How has this experience impacted your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Trying to talk to somebody you met when you were locked up? Leave a message for them here.

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