Jasper County Jail – Bay Springs, MS

Jasper County Jail is in Jasper County and is the primary jail for the region. Do you know someone in jail at Jasper County Jail? This site tells you all about everything you might want to know about Jasper County Jail: How to do a jail inmate search. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Intake procedures. Court records. And much much more…

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and stressfull idea, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also that person’s friends and family. The purpose of this guide is to give information and tips that you’ll need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have a specific question, just ask it in the comment section below, and any tips or comments that could be beneficial to others would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Jasper County Jail
29 East 8Th Avenue
Bay Springs, MS 39422

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (601) 764-2588
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that has gone to jail and want to contact them?

Has a friend or family member that has been arrested and you want to find them?

To find out who is in jail at Jasper County Jail you will have to visit their website and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Jasper County Jail Inmate Roster is an online list of persons who were arrested and are now in jail, including custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and schedule for visitation. You can also find information about anyone who has been arrested or released within the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to find their arrest information faster if you enter the arrestee’s first and last name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If the inmate you are looking for could possibly be locked up at a different jail you should look here, too: List of all county jails in Mississippi


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a booking photo, is a photo taken by the police when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is make of one frontal photo and a side picture. Your full name and jail booking number will be in the photos, and they are on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be viewed on the Jasper County Jail website, or you can go in person to the Jasper County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you need to put in their name, and a booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot taken down from the Jasper County Jail website? This will be difficult, because the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you must file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that your arrest record would be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For more information about getting your mugshot removed, the different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal websites: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, once you are incarcerated, your only thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, your bail amount is determined either by bail schedule or magistrate. If there is no bail set this may mean that you will either be released, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you are released from jail you will have to agree to be there for your court date, and until that day you are not permitted to travel out of the county.

Usually, prisoners can earn an early release in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and don’t cause any problems while incarcerated.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be granted work release. You will be required to go back to jail each day when you’re finished with work, or you might have the chance to move to a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Your bail is money that you are required to pay to get out of jail pending trial. Your bail amount all depends on the seriousness of your charges. You will have to put up ten percent of the total set so you can get out of jail. If you don’t show up for court, whoever put up your bail money won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you need to call the Jasper County Jail. If know the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know how much their bail is. You can also find out how much their bail is on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but in some cases, it’s easy. First of all, you need to know if they have a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If so, you will not be able to use a bondsman. Cash only – they won’t take a personal check. Once you have paid the bond, the prisoner will be discharged. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you can’t afford it, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will generally have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and usually charge a minimum fee of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bondsman will ask to use your assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

If you need a local bail bondsman visit our page about: How to find a bail bondsman

Have you ever hired a bondsman because you or someone you know got arrested? If you have, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, and let us know how it worked out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure includes each of the following steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, it will take a while to get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you have to answer some simple questions, like your full legal name, your address, birthdate and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • You will be allowed to use the phone to call a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be able to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will have to wear a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will get discharged from jail. This process can take anywhere between 10 minutes to hours or even all day long. Or, simply, the faster you post bail, the sooner you will get discharged from jail. It also depends on if you have a cash bond or if the magistrate needs to figure out how much to set your bail at. For minor charges, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and are given a release date, expect to get discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

issued for your arrest, or if you need to start your sentence, you should follow the rules and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go down to the jail, and tell someone that you think there may be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if you do, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go down to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Ensure that you are not late. Just bring approved items with you, such as your drivers license or even state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate have to list the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s information will be entered into a Visiting log as an Authorized visit. Every visitor must provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Any visitors that arrives for visitation late or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to attend visitation.
The Jasper County Jail visitation procedures frequently change, so check 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 usually pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when and how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you are disciplined for an infraction, phone privileges might get reduced or forbidden completely.

Phone Number: (601) 764-2588

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail is required to be sent via the actual US Postal Service. You can’t use any other form of mail delivery. You have to clearly print the inmate’s name, inmate ID number, and jail address on the envelope. Don’t send anything in a package or box, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail will be opened and inspected by the jail officers, and the mail will be returned if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Jasper County Jail:

Jasper County Jail
29 East 8Th Avenue
Bay Springs, MS 39422

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Jasper County Jail
29 East 8Th Avenue
Bay Springs, MS 39422


The mail policy at Jasper County Jail changes, so it would be best to double check the official website before send a letter to someone in jail 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 that you have the right to request an attorney. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so make sure to have a friend or relative locate a lawyer when you talk to them. You may be thinking ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ While you are not required to have one, an attorney will advise you about your rights, help protect your interests and help you find your way through the complicated court system in your county. The sooner you get an attorney working on your case, the better off you’ll be.

For more information on this subject, read our guide: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire a lawyer, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. Also, the Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as independent investigators, experts in forensics and social workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are licensed lawyers that are members of the State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you or someone you know used a court appointed attorney? What was your experience?

Court Records

All court records are are public records and are available upon request. Court records contain a case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and all of the documents filed in the case. You are able to access the records and documents in your court case via the online service, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that manages access to court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for all court participants, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records, documents, and evidence associated with your case are kept and available to you at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the costs from 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 court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

The Jasper County magistrate is the person that will preside over your case in court. Magistrate judges do different tasks, such as setting bail amounts, issuing warrants for arrest, and overseeing preliminary court hearings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed with background information and details of the arrestee’s life, which the judge will take into consideration when decide your sentence. Information will be collected from the defendant, his or her family, and, if applicable, the victim. Keep in mind you are allowed to request to have your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, so you get the chance to review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, ranging from community service, house arrest, and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you may be taken into custody immediately, or you could be given a date to go to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if a family member of friend is locked up, or has ever been in jail?

This is pretty simple to do, just just visit the Jasper County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search using:

  • Their name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • or jail ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you can also call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can access arrest warrants on the website or call the court directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and inquire at the information desk. You should know that if there is a 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 Jasper County jail, by phone, go there in person, or check online. Records of arrests are public record and this is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, which can be warrants. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Jasper County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are required to be registered on either a national or state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You can access these listings online, but you should know that you will not find the precise address, but rather the block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. These records include a case file that contains a docket and all of the documents filed in the case. You can access court records online, or at the Jasper County Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains a record of people’s criminal background. These state databases are all linked and you can track criminal histories from other states. You can go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that the crime was in a totally different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

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

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

But, when you do a criminal records check, you generally won’t find out if that person has had any:

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

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? How hard was it? Was your search online or did you call the local courthouse? Was the information correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your story may make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Jasper County,the Jasper County Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of spending time in the Jasper County jail is no fun, eventually you will get accustomed to the daily routine there. You will get an alarm to wake up each morning at 6:00am, and next you’ll have roll call. Next, you will eat breakfast. Following breakfast you will have to work 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 Jasper 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 Jasper 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 money to jail inmates changes, so we suggest that you check the the Jasper County Jail website when send funds 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 Jasper County Jail

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

    • The right to protection from the accused.
    • The right to notification.
    • The right to attend proceedings.
    • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • The right to restitution.
    • The right to a speedy trial.
    • The right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever spent any time at this jail? Do you know someone that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited a prisoner in this jail?

    If yes, then we would like you to write your review about it. Write down what you experienced so that other people can learn what to expect.

    Things you can include in what you write:

    • Conditions in Jasper County Jail.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gangs
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has at least one story to tell about it. How’d you end up in jail? Did you get fair treatment? How was life in jail? What were the other inmates like? How did getting locked up affect your life?

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    Make some good friends in jail? Do you want to talk to a friend from jail? Leave a message for them here.

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