Jackson County Adult Detention Center – Pascagoula, MS

Jackson County Adult Detention Center is in Jackson County, Mississippi and is the primary jail for that area. Do you know somebody in jail at Jackson County Adult Detention Center? This page tells you about everything you might need to know about Jackson County Adult Detention Center,such as: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information and records. And everything else.

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The prospect of going to jail is a daunting and scary prospect, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also their friends and family. This guide is designed to give you information and tips you need to make helping someone get out of jail less stressfull. If you have questions, please feel free to ask them, and also any tips or comments that might be beneficial to others would be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Jackson County Adult Detention Center
1719 Kenneth Avenue
Pascagoula, MS 39568

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (228) 769-3211
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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 out where they are?

Has somebody that has been arrested and you need to find out where they are?

In order to look up who is in jail at Jackson County Adult Detention Center you will have to go to their web site and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Jackson County Adult Detention Center Inmate Locator is a list of persons who have been arrested and are in custody, including status, bail amount, and visiting schedule. Also, you can get info about anybody arrested and booked or discharged within the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to find the information quicker if you have your friend or family member’s name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

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


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a booking photograph, is a photo that the jail takes when you are booked into jail. They take one full face and a side photo. Your name and intake number will appear on the pictures, and they will be stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be seen on the website, or you can go in person to the Jackson County Adult Detention Center. When viewing mugshots online you have to input the inmate’s full name, and the arrest date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to get your mugshot removed from the Jackson County Adult Detention Center site? This will be difficult, as your mugshot is public record. You will need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that your arrest record would be sealed, and will not be available to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot removed, the many different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal services: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you are incarcerated, your main thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve been booked, your bail amount will be set either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If no bail is set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you are are released you are required to agree to go to your court date, and until then you won’t be allowed to leave the county.

In most cases, an inmate at Jackson County Adult Detention Center will earn time off in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and conduct themselves properly while locked up.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be given work release detail. You will be required to stay the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished at your job, or you might be permitted to live in a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you are required to pay to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you have to pay is determined by the crime you’ve been charged with. You will have to post 10 percent of the total amount that was determined in order for you to be released. If you don’t show up for your court appearance, whoever paid your bail won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You will have to call the Jackson County Adult Detention Center or the County Courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they will tell you how much their bail is. Also, you can see the bail amount on the Jackson County Adult Detention Center site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is no fun, but usually, its easy if you have the money. First of all, find out if it is a “Cash Bond Only”. If this is the case, you will not be able to get a bondsman. Cash only – they won’t accept a personal check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the person will be discharged. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will usually charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the bail amount, and in most cases with a minimum charge of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bail bondsman will usually ask to use assets as collateral.

You can find a local bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman

Have you ever had to find a bondsman either for yourself, a family member or friend? If so, post a comment below and tell about it, and let us know how it worked out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process takes you through each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. When the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • The first step is that you will have to answer some questions, such as what is your full name, street address, date of birth and an emergency contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • They will let you use the telephone to get in touch with a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might get to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to change into a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged may take anywhere between 10 minutes to all day. Or, simply, the faster you post bail, the quicker you will get released. How quickly you get discharged will depend on if you’ve got a cash bond amount or if a judge has to determine how much your bail will be. For minor charges, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a discharge date, you should plan to get discharged that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If you have a, or if you must begin your sentence in jail, you should follow the law and turn yourself in willingly. In the case of an outstanding warrant, report to the jail, in the reception area, and let them know that believe that there could be a warrant out for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if they find one, you will be taken into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Ensure that you aren’t late. Only bring necessary items with you, like a driver’s license or ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to give each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitors will be put into the visitation log as an Authorized visit. Every visitor will have to provide acceptable photo identification. Anyone showing up late or without a visiting order will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Jackson County Adult Detention Center are always changing, so it would be wise to review the jail site before you try to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Phone calls made in jail are generally more costly than phone calls made at home. There is no limit to how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the jail rules, phone privileges could be reduced or cut altogether.

The Jackson County Adult Detention Center phone number is: (228) 769-3211

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate has to be sent via the US Postal Service. You must not use any other form of mail or package delivery. You have to print the name, prisoner number, and jail address on the envelope. Do not mail anything in a box or package, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail is opened and inspected by the jail administration, and the mail will get sent back if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Jackson County Adult Detention Center:

Jackson County Adult Detention Center
1719 Kenneth Avenue
Pascagoula, MS 39568

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Jackson County Adult Detention Center
1719 Kenneth Avenue
Pascagoula, MS 39568


The mail policy at Jackson County Adult Detention Center changes often, so it would be best to review the the Jackson County Adult Detention Center website when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you have rights, the most important of which is the right to request a lawyer. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so make sure to have a friend or family member find a lawyer when you talk to them. You may be thinking ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, an attorney can advise you of your rights, look after your best interests and help you find your way through the complicated court system. The sooner you get a lawyer involved with your criminal case, the better.

For more information about the benefits of hiring a lawyer, click: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford an attorney, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender is staffed by independent investigators, forensics experts as well as social case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers that are members of the Mississippi State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

Court records are public records. Court records are comprised of a file containing a docket and all documents in the case. You have the ability to access your court records with the internet service, or at the Clerk of Court’s office.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who manages court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath when court is in session, and read the jury’s verdict. All court records from your case are held at Jackson County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the costs associated with your case, such as for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The Jackson County court magistrate is the judge that presides over your case. Magistrate judges do different functions, like setting bail, issuing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary court hearings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is put together to include background information and information about the defendant’s life and history, which the magistrate judge will take into account when determining the sentence. Information and personal details will be collected from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and, if applicable, the victim of the crime. Don’t forget you are allowed to ask to get your own copy of the report before your sentencing, and make sure that you go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are several different options for sentencing, ranging from community service, house arrest, and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on how serious your crime was, you will either be immediately taken into custody, or given a date that you must go to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if someone is locked up, or has been an inmate in the past?

You can just access the Jackson County jail website, and search using:

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

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can find out by checking the court records on the Jackson County jail website or you are able to call the jail directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask one of the officers. You should be clear that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you will be taken 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 Jackson County jail, on the phone, go there in person, or you can check online. Records of arrests are in the public record and this information is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, such as , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these by contacting the Jackson County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are registered on a sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex offense. You are able to view sex offenders on the website, but remember that you won’t get the actual address, but only the address block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. Court Records include a case file that contains a court docket and any of the filings and documents filed in the case. You can access your court records online, or at the Jackson County Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of a person’s criminal background. These databases are all linked so you can track criminal backgrounds from any other state. Go to the Jackson County Courthouse and check in person, or check the website. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if it was in a totally different state, you may have to pay for a more intensive search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you are able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for these crimes:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

When you do a criminal history search, you generally will not see if someone has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this information, you must do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? How hard was it? Dis you do your search online or did you make a phone call to the jail? Was the information correct? There are many reasons that people look up criminal records, and your feedback might help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Jackson County,the Jackson County Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of spending time in Jackson County Adult Detention Center is quite unpleasant, soon you will become accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. Expect an alarm to wake up every morning at 6:00 AM, and next you’ll have roll call. Next, you will have breakfast. After breakfast, you will be required 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 Jackson County Adult Detention Center, 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 Jackson County Adult Detention Center 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 Jackson County Adult Detention Center might change, so we suggest that you review the site before 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

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Jackson County Adult Detention Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Jackson County Adult Detention Center, 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 Jackson County Adult Detention Center

    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:

    • 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 spent any time in this jail? Do you have a family member or friend that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at Jackson County Adult Detention Center?

    If your answer is yes, then we would like you to write a review about it. Tell us about your jail experience because others can find out what to expect.

    Things you could write in your review:

    • Conditions in Jackson County Adult Detention Center.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation
    • Other Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has a story about it. Why were you locked up? 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?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Do you want to find a friend from jail? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

    Say Hello to people locked up at Jackson County Adult Detention Center


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