Lincoln County Jail – Brookhaven, MS

Lincoln County Jail is located in Lincoln County, Mississippi and is the jail for this area. Looking for someone in jail at Lincoln County Jail? This guide tells you all about everything you might need to know about Lincoln County Jail,like the following: How to locate an inmate. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures. Court information. And much more…

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and stressfull situation, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also that person’s family and friends. This guide is designed to give info that you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask it, and please leave any feedback or comments that would be a benefit to others will be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Lincoln County Jail
215 Justice Street
Brookhaven, MS 39601

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 601-833-5231
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

Do you know a friend or family member that’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find out what jail they’re in?

To search who is in jail at Lincoln County Jail you will have to navigate to their web site and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Lincoln County Jail Inmate Lookup is an online list of persons currently in custody, which includes custody status, bail amount, and times the inmate can have visitors. You can also find info about anybody booked or released in the past 24 hours. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You can get the information quicker if you have your friend or family member’s first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or loved one might be in another county jail you can check the other Mississippi county jails in our Mississippi County Jail Guide: List of all county jails in Mississippi


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail intake photograph, is a picture that the police take when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is actually one face photo and a side picture. Your full name and intake number will be on the pictures, and they’re stored.

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Mugshots of Lincoln County Jail inmates can be searched on the Lincoln County Jail website, or you can go in person to the Lincoln County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you have to enter the person’s name, and the arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to have your mugshot removed from the Lincoln County Jail site? This can be tricky, because your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you will need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that your arrest record will 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.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot removed, the various websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal websites: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, if you are arrested and put in jail, your main thought is about how to get out. After you’ve been booked, your bail is set by a special judge called a magistrate. If there is no bail set this can mean that you will either be released, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you are released from jail you are required to promise to show up for court, and until that day you are not allowed to leave the county.

Typically, a prisoner in the Lincoln County Jail can earn early release in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and conduct themselves properly while they are in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be given work release detail. You will have to stay the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished at your job, or you may be allowed to move into a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Bail is money that you have to pay to get out of jail until your trial. The amount you will have to pay is determined by how serious your charges are. You will have to put up 10 percent of the total amount set in order for you to get discharged from jail. If you don’t go to your court date, the person that paid your bail will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you will need to call the jail. If know the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you what their bail is set at. Also, you can check their bail amount and status online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but usually, it is easy if you have the money. First of all, you have to find out if it is a Cash Only Bond situation. If this is the case, you won’t be able to use a bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail won’t accept checks. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the inmate will be released to your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you just can’t afford it, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. They generally charge a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and sometimes have a minimum charge of $100. This money will not be returned to you and has to be paid in cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman might ask to use assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

To contact a local bail bondsman click here: 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

  • Get Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Get Out on Work Release
  • Released For Time Served
  • Get Out 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 includes the following steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • First, will have to answer some simple questions, like your full legal name, your address, birthdate and an emergency contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • You will get to make a phone call to contact a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you will be allowed to wear your own clothes, if not you you will have to wear a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged from jail can take from 30 minutes to all day long. So, the quicker you post bail, the faster you will get discharged from jail. Also, how fast you get released depends on if you’ve got a bond amount or if a judge needs to figure out the bail amount. For lesser charges, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and know the date of your release, plan to get released anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

If there is a, or if you have to start a jail sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the law and turn yourself in willingly. If you have a warrant, report to the jail intake center, and tell an officer that you think there may be an outstanding warrant for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if you do, you will be taken into jail custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order states. Be very careful that you aren’t late. Be sure to only bring things that are allowed when you turn yourself in, for example a driver’s license or your ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to list information about each visitor to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitors will be entered in the visitors log as an Authorized visit. Each visitor will be required to provide a photo ID when visiting. Visitors showing up late or without a visiting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures are always changing, so you should review the official site before you go.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Jail phone calls are much pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. There is no limit to when and how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the jail rules, an inmate’s phone privileges might get reduced or forbidden completely.

Phone Number: 601-833-5231

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate is required to be sent using the US Postal Service. You must not use any other form of delivery. Clearly write the person’s name, inmate ID number, and the address of the jail on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not mail a package or box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail received by the jail gets opened and reviewed by the staff, and will be returned if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Lincoln County Jail
215 Justice Street
Brookhaven, MS 39601

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Lincoln County Jail
215 Justice Street
Brookhaven, MS 39601


The Lincoln County Jail inmate mail policy changes frequently, so it would be best to double check the site when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you have rights, the most important of which is your right to request an attorney. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so make sure to ask a friend or family member to find a lawyer when you talk to them. You might be thinking ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal attorney can advise you of your rights, look after your best interests and guide you through the complicated legal system that you are now faced with. The quicker you get a lawyer involved with your charges, the better.

For more detailed information on how to find a lawyer, go to: How to Find a Lawyer in Lincoln County

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford a lawyer, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. Also, the Public Defender is staffed by private investigators, experts in forensics and social case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are licensed lawyers that are members of the Mississippi State Bar and are licensed to practice law.

Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

Court records are public records. Court records have a file with a docket sheet and each of the documents filed during your court case. You have the ability to access your court case records using the website, or at the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Lincoln County Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that maintains the records. They also administer the oath during court cases, and also read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records, documents, and evidence related to your court case are kept and available to you at the Lincoln County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the charges and fees from your case, such as for example 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 can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The Lincoln County court magistrate is the person that will preside over your case in court. Magistrate judges do many different things, such as setting your bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and presiding over first court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared to include your background information and details of the defendant’s life history, which the magistrate will review and take into account when deciding on the sentence. Information and personal details will be requested from the person on trial, his or her family, and if necessary the victim in the crime. Don’t forget you are able to request to see a copy of this report prior to sentencing, so you can correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, which include community service to probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on how serious your crime was, you may be taken into custody immediately, or you might be given a date that you must to surrender and report to jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if somebody you know is currently in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

To do so, just go to the Lincoln County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search by:

  • Name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their jail ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you can call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant, you can check court records on the Lincoln County jail website or you can call the court. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask the officer in charge. Keep in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the Lincoln County jail, by phone, go there in person, or you can check online. Arrest records are public record and this information is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, which can be court orders. You can access civil process orders by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders have to be registered and listed on both a national and state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You can access these offenders on the internet, but you should know that you won’t see the exact address, rather the address block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. Court Records include a court case file containing a court docket and any of the documents filed in the case. You are able to access your court records on the website, or at Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of their state citizen’s criminal history. These online databases are linked together and you can track criminal histories from another state. You can go to the Lincoln County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if it was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

A criminal records search you are able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any crimes, which can include:

  • DUI.
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft.

When you do a criminal history search, usually won’t discover if someone has had any moving violations, like:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving histories, you will have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it easy? Was your search online or did you make a phone call to the Lincoln County courthouse? Was it correct? There are many reasons that folks search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your account might help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Lincoln County,the Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that being incarcerated in Lincoln County Jail is no fun, eventually you will settle into the routine that is set for you in jail. Prisoners get an alarm for wake-up each morning at six in the morning, and then roll call. You will then have breakfast. When you finish 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 Lincoln 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 Lincoln 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 funds to someone in jail at Lincoln County Jail is likely to change, so you should visit the the Lincoln 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 Lincoln County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Lincoln 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.

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    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 been a prisoner in Lincoln County Jail? Do you have a friend or family member that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at Lincoln County Jail?

    If so, then you should write a review about it. Write about what you experienced so others can find out what to expect.

    What to write in your comment:

    • Conditions in Lincoln County Jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • Other Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has at least one story to tell about it. Why were you locked up? Did you get fair treatment? How was day to day life at Lincoln County Jail? What were the other inmates like? How has this experience impacted your life?

    Click here to tell about all about it

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    Make some good friends in jail? Are you trying to get in touch with a person you met in jail? Leave a message for them here.

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