Lafayette County Jail – Oxford, MS

Lafayette County Jail is in Lafayette County and is the correctional facility for this county. Looking for someone at Lafayette County Jail? This guide gives you all about everything a person needs to know about Lafayette County Jail,like the following: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures. Court information and records. And much more…

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The chance of going to jail is a daunting and scary idea, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also their family and friends. The purpose of this guide is to give you all the information and tips you need to make going to jail less stressfull. If you have questions, just ask it in the comment section below, and any tips or comments that might be a benefit to others would be welcome.

General Information

Address

Lafayette County Jail
711 Jackson Avenue
Oxford, MS 38655

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 662-234-6421
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is incarcerated and don’t know how to contact them?

Do you know someone that’s been arrested and you want to find them?

In order to see who’s in jail at Lafayette County Jail you will have to go to their link and use the inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Lafayette County Jail Inmate Search is an online list of persons who have been arrested and are in jail, including custody status, bail amount, and visiting hours. You can find info for anybody processed or discharged in the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to find their inmate information more quickly if you’ve got your friend or family member’s full name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If the person you are looking for could possibly be in another jail you can look here, too: Mississippi County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a intake photo, is a photo that the police take during jail intake processing. They take one full face and a profile photo. Your name and intake number will be in the mugshot, and they’re stored at the jail.

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Mugshots can be found on the website, or you can go in person to the Lafayette County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you will need to put in the person’s first and last name, and an arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot taken down from the Lafayette County Jail website? This may not be possible, since your mugshot is public record. You will need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that the record of your arrest will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For more information about removing your mugshot, the different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, once you’re incarcerated, your primary thought is about when and how you will get out. After booking, your bail amount is set using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If there is no bail set this may mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you do bail out you must agree to be there for your court date, and in the meantime you must not leave the county.

Usually, a prisoner can earn an early release in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and act right while in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to do work release. Either you will have to return to the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished with work, or you may get to live in a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you have to pay to be released from jail until your trial. Your bail amount all depends on the crime you are charged with. You will have to pay to the courts ten percent of the total set so you are able to bail out of jail. If you don’t go to your scheduled court date, whoever put up your bail money won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You need to call the Lafayette County Jail or the County Courthouse. If know the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you the bail amount. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the Lafayette County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but most of the time, it is very simple to do. First, you need to know if it is a Cash Only Bond situation. If this is the case, you won’t be able to use a Bail Bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail will not take a personal check. When you’ve paid bail, the prisoner will get released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, of if you can’t pay it, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. They generally have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the bail amount, and in most cases 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 is extremely high, the bail bondsman will in these cases require that they use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

To talk to a local bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman

Have you ever used the services of Bail 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 things turned out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure includes these steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • First, have to answer some simple questions, such as what is your legal name, home address, birthdate and an emergency contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • They will let you use the phone in order to call a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be allowed to keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will be given a jail issued jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged may take anywhere between 15 minutes to hours or even all day long. Or, simply, the faster you post bail, the faster you will get released. Also, how fast you get released will depend on whether you’ve been given a bond amount or if the magistrate needs to figure out the amount of bail to be set. For minor offenses, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served your sentence and have a discharge date, expect to be released in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

warrant out for your arrest, or if you need to report to start a sentence, you really should follow the rules and turn yourself into the authorities. If you have a warrant, go to the jail, and tell them that you think they might have a warrant out for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if they verify that you have one, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report at the time and date that the sentence order lists. Be sure that you don’t show up late. Be sure to only bring approved items when you go, such as a driver’s license or even ID, prescription medication, as well as the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you have to give each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance. Your visitors will go into the visitation log for the inmate. Each and every visitor will be required to provide acceptable photo identification. Visitors showing up late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be able to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies can change, so review the official jail site before you go.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . These phone calls are usually more costly than phone calls made outside of jail. Phone calls are restricted on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but bear in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the rules and are disciplined, phone privileges might get reduced or eliminated altogether.

Phone Number: 662-234-6421

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate has to be sent using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You shouldn’t use any other method of mail delivery. You have to clearly write the name, inmate number, and the jail address on the letter that you send. Don’t mail a package or box, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail gets opened and examined and read by the staff, and will be sent back if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Lafayette County Jail:

Lafayette County Jail
711 Jackson Avenue
Oxford, MS 38655

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Lafayette County Jail
711 Jackson Avenue
Oxford, MS 38655


The mail policy is always changing, so you should double check the site when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you have certain rights, and an important one is your right to request a lawyer. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so it is important to ask a friend or family member to find a lawyer for you. You’re probably asking yourself ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal lawyer will make sure you know your rights, help protect your interests and help you through the complicated legal system that you are now faced with. The sooner you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better off you’ll be.

For more information about this, read our guide: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire a lawyer, you will get a public defender. The Public Defender Office is staffed by independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as case workers. All Public Defenders are real lawyers, admitted to the State Bar and are fully licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

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

Court Records

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 motions, documents, and evidence in the case. You can access the records and documents in your court case using the website, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Lafayette County Clerk of Court is a member of the court who manages access to court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath during court cases, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records relating to your case are kept at Clerk of Court.

Fees

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

Magistrate

The Lafayette County court magistrate is the type of judge that will preside on your case. Magistrates do a number of things, which include setting bail amounts, issuing warrants, and presiding over preliminary court hearings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed to include information about the arrestee’s background and information about the defendant’s life history, which the magistrate judge will review and take into consideration when determining the sentence. Information will be solicited from the person on trial, their family, and, if applicable, the victim of the crime. Be sure to remember you are able to ask to have a copy of your pre-sentencing report before sentencing, so you get the chance to review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are several different options for sentencing, which include community service, house arrest, and probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you could be taken into custody, right there in court, or given a date that you are supposed to report to jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if some you know is currently in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

You can you need to query the jail website and do an inmate search, and search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date.
  • or jail ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you can also call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants online or you are able to call the court directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask them. You should know that if you do have an outstanding warrant, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the Lafayette County jail, either by phone, go there in person, or look online. Records of arrests are in the public record and these records are available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you are served with legal papers, such as court orders. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Lafayette County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders have to be listed and registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to see these listings on the website, but remember that you can’t get the exact address, but only the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. These records include a case file containing a docket and all of the filings and documents filed in the case. You are able to access your court records on the website, or at the Lafayette County Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains a record of their state citizen’s criminal history. These databases are all linked so you can track criminal convictions from another state. Go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if the crime was in a totally different state, you may have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you will be able to 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 Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

When you do a criminal history search, usually won’t find out if they had:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Any accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving records, you must do a driving history search.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it an easy process? Dis you do your search online or did you make a phone call to the local courthouse? Was it correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your story could help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI maintains a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Lafayette County,The Sheriff’s Department 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

    Everyone knows that spending time in Lafayette County Jail is quite unpleasant, in time you will get accustomed to the routine that is set for you. Inmates get an alarm to wake up at 6:00 AM, and next you’ll have roll call. You will then get breakfast. Following breakfast you will be required 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 Lafayette 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 Lafayette 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 process for sending funds to jail inmates can change, so it would be best to check the official Lafayette County Jail 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 Lafayette County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Lafayette 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 Lafayette County Jail

    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 been incarcerated at Lafayette County Jail? Do you know someone that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited a prisoner in this jail?

    If you have, then we would like you to tell us about it. Write about your experience so other people will know what to expect.

    Things you can write in what you write:

    • Conditions in Lafayette County Jail.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • Other Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has a story to tell. Why’d you get arrested? Did you experience fair treatment? What was your daily routine in jail? What were the other inmates like? How did going to jail affect your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Need to get in touch with an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Leave a message for them here.

    Throw a shoutout to people still locked up at Lafayette County Jail


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