Jefferson/Franklin County Regional Correctional Facility – Fayette, MS

Jefferson/Franklin County Regional Correctional Facility is in Jefferson County, MS and is the correctional facility for that county. Looking for somebody in jail at Jefferson/Franklin County Regional Correctional Facility? This site tells you information about anything you might need to know about Jefferson/Franklin County Regional Correctional Facility,like the following: How to locate an inmate. How to view Jefferson/Franklin County Regional Correctional Facility mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Jefferson County court information. And much more…

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and stressfull thought, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also their friends and family. This guide is designed to give advice and information that you’ll need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail easier. If you have a specific question, feel free to ask them, and also any feedback or comments that might help others is much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Jefferson/Franklin County Regional Correctional Facility
P.O. Box 218
Fayette, MS 39069

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 601-786-8475
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

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

In order to search who’s in jail at Jefferson/Franklin County Regional Correctional Facility you need to click on their web site and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Jefferson/Franklin County Regional Correctional Facility Inmate Lookup has information on persons who have been arrested and are in jail, including custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting hours. You can find the same information for anybody who has been arrested or discharged in the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by their last name. You’ll be able to get their arrest information faster if you’ve got their first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you’re searching for might be in another county jail you should check our guide to other Mississippi jails: Mississippi County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a intake picture, is the picture that the police take when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is make of one frontal photo and a side photo. Your name and intake number will appear on the photos, and they’re kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be viewed on the Jefferson/Franklin County Regional Correctional Facility website, or you can view them at the Jefferson/Franklin County Regional Correctional Facility. When viewing online you will need to input the full name, and the arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to have your mugshot taken down from the Jefferson/Franklin County Regional Correctional Facility website? This may not be possible, since your mugshot is a public record. You will need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

To learn more about getting your mugshot taken down, the many different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, if you’re locked up, your main thought is about when and how you will get out. After booking, your bail is set using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If no bail is set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you do bail out of jail you will have to agree to be in court on your court date, and you are not allowed to go out of town.

Typically, inmates will be given time off in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and don’t cause any problems while in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will either have to stay jail each day when you’re finished with work, or you may be allowed to live in a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Bail is money that you are required to pay to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount you will be required to pay is dictated by how serious your crime is. You will need to post ten percent of the total that was determined so you can get out of jail. If you don’t go to your court appearance, whoever paid your bail will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail must call the jail or the county courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know the bail amount. You can also find out how much their bail is on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is never fun, but in some cases, it is easy if you have the money. To start with, you need to know if they have a “Cash Bond Only”. If this is the case, you can’t use a bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail won’t accept a check. Once you have paid the bond, the prisoner will be released into your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you can’t afford it, you you should hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will usually charge a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and sometimes charge a minimum charge of $100. This will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman might request to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

To contact a bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman at Jefferson/Franklin County Regional Correctional Facility

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • Time Served
  • Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Get Released on House Arrest
  • Be 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 there are a lot of arrests, it will take a while to get processed.
  • The first step is that you will answer a number of questions, like what is your legal name, your address, birth date and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your psychological and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • You will then be allowed to make a phone call so you can get in touch with family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, they will let you wear your street clothes, otherwise you you will have to wear a jail uniform.

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. The discharge process can take anywhere from 10 minutes to quite a few hours. In other words the faster you post bail, the faster you will get let go. How quickly you get discharged depends on whether you’ve got a cash bond amount or if a judge must figure out the amount of bail to be set. For a minor offense, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served your sentence and have a discharge date, plan to get discharged that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you have to start a jail sentence, you really should do the right thing and turn yourself in willingly. If it is for a warrant, go down to the jail, and tell the intake officer that you think they might have a warrant out for your arrest. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into jail custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be very careful that you aren’t late. Make sure that you only bring necessary items when you turn yourself in, such as your drivers license or even state issued ID, prescription medication, as well as a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to list each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s information will be put in a log of visitors as an approved visitor. Each and every visitor must provide a photo ID when visiting. Any visitors that arrives for visitation late or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
The Jefferson/Franklin County Regional Correctional Facility visitation procedures are always changing, so it would be wise to double-check the jail site before you go to the jail to visit.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Jail phone calls are a lot more expensive 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 inmates should keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you are disciplined for an infraction, phone calls may be limited or forbidden.

The Jefferson/Franklin County Regional Correctional Facility phone number is: 601-786-8475

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail is required to be sent via US Postal Service. You can’t use any other form of delivery. You should print the name, inmate ID, and jail address on the envelope. Do not send a box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail that you send to inmates gets opened and read and examined by staff, and the mail will get returned to the sender if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Jefferson/Franklin County Regional Correctional Facility:

Jefferson/Franklin County Regional Correctional Facility
P.O. Box 218
Fayette, MS 39069

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Jefferson/Franklin County Regional Correctional Facility
P.O. Box 218
Fayette, MS 39069


The mail policy changes frequently, so we suggest that you visit the the Jefferson/Franklin County Regional Correctional Facility website when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you should know you still have rights, the first of which is that you have the right to request an attorney. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so it is important to get a friend or family member to find an attorney when you call them. You may be thinking ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a lawyer will advise you about your rights, help protect your interests and help you understand the complicated legal system. The quicker you get an attorney working on your situation, the better.

For more information on this subject, click: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you can’t afford a lawyer, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. The Public Defender’s Office has access to private investigators, experts in forensics and case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are real attorneys who are admitted to the State Bar and are licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you or someone you know used the services of a Public Defender? How did they do?

Court Records

Jefferson County court records are are public records and are available upon request. They include a court case file containing a docket and all of the documents filed in the case. You are able to access court records via the internet service, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is a member of the court that manages court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath in a court case, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records associated with your case are kept at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are all costs associated with your case, such as filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a Public Defender, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Jefferson County magistrate acts as the judge that rules on your case. Magistrates are judges that do different tasks, such as deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and overseeing preliminary court hearings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is put together to include the defendant’s background information and information about the defendant’s life history, which the judge will review and take into account when decide your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be solicited from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and, if applicable, the victim. Bear in mind you are allowed to request to have your own copy of the report prior to sentencing, so you get the chance to review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are a number of different options, including community service and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on how serious your crime was, you will either be locked up immediately, or given a date that you are required to turn yourself into jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if somebody you know is incarcerated in jail, or has ever been in jail?

This is pretty easy to do, simply you need to query the jail’s website, and do a search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you should call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants inquiry on the website or you can call the jail. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and inquire at the information desk. Keep in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the jail, on the phone, in person, or find out online. An arrest is in the public record and this information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, like warrants. You can find these by getting in touch with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are required to be listed and registered on both a national and state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access sex offenders on the website, but bear in mind that you will not be able to get the exact address, but only the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. They include a court case file containing a docket sheet and any filings and documents filed in the case. You are able to access the court records online, or at Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains records of people’s criminal history. These state databases are connected and you can track criminal histories from other states. You can go to the Jefferson County Courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and if it was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you can get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for crimes, which include:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

If you do a criminal records check, in most cases will not find out if someone has had any:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving records, you have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it an easy process? Dis you do your search online or did you have to call the local courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your feedback might make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has their list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Jefferson County,the Jefferson County Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of being incarcerated in the Jefferson County jail is something you wish you could avoid, in time you will get used to the daily routine. Expect a wake-up alarm at about 6:00am, and then roll call. Next, you will have breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will 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 Jefferson/Franklin 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 Jefferson/Franklin 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 process for sending money to inmates at Jefferson/Franklin County Regional Correctional Facility might change, so double check the the Jefferson/Franklin County Regional Correctional Facility website 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

    News

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Jefferson/Franklin County Regional Correctional Facility

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Jefferson/Franklin 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 Jefferson/Franklin 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:

    • 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 a prisoner at this jail? Do you know someone that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited a prisoner at this jail?

    If so, then we would like you to tell us about it. Write about what you experienced so that others can learn what to expect.

    Things you could write in what you write:

    • Conditions in Jefferson/Franklin County Regional Correctional Facility.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why’d you get arrested? Were you fairly treated? What was your daily routine in jail? What about the other inmates? How has this experience impacted your life?

    Tell Your Story About Jefferson/Franklin County Regional Correctional Facility

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