Madison County Detention Center – Canton, MS

Madison County Detention Center is located in Madison County and is the main correctional facility for that county. Know somebody incarcerated at Madison County Detention Center? This page tells you information about anything one might want to know about Madison County Detention Center: How to locate an inmate. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Madison County court information. And much much more…

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and daunting prospect, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is designed to offer info that you’ll need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail less stressfull. If you have questions, just ask it, and also any tips or comments that might be beneficial to other people in the same situation would be welcome.

General Information

Address

Madison County Detention Center
2941 U.S. Highway 51
Canton, MS 39046

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 601-855-0739
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is in jail and don’t know how to find them?

Has someone that has been arrested and you want to find them?

In order to see who’s in jail at Madison County Detention Center you need to navigate to their link and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Madison County Detention Center Inmate Locator has information on persons who are in jail, including status, bail amount, and times you can visit. Also, you can find information on anyone processed or discharged within the last 24 hours. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to get the information more quickly if you have your friend or family member’s full name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you are looking for may be at a different jail you will want to check our Mississippi county jail guide: Other County Jails in Mississippi


Mugshots

A mugshot, or booking photo, is the picture that the jail takes when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is actually one frontal photo and one profile photo. Your name and intake number will appear on the mugshot, and they are kept on file.

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Mugshots can be searched online, or you can go in person to the Madison County Detention Center. When you search for mugshots online you will need to input the prisoner’s full name, and a booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to have your mugshot erased from the Madison County Detention Center site? This is difficult, since your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you must file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest would be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For more information about getting your mugshot taken down, 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’re locked up, your only thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, your bail will be determined either by bail schedule or magistrate. If there is no bail set this might mean that you will either be released, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you are released from jail you must promise to show up for court, and you are required not to leave town.

Typically, prisoners can earn an early release in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and act right while they’re in jail.

If you follow the rules, you might be given work release detail. You will be required to stay jail each day after work, or you could have the chance to move into a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you have to pay to the courts in order to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount you will be required to pay depends on the seriousness of your charges. You or someone you know will have to pay 10 percent of the total that was determined so you can get discharged from jail. If you fail to show up for your scheduled court date, whoever posted your bail will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you must call the jail or the county courthouse. If know the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you what their bail is set at. You can also find out how much their bail is on the Madison County Detention Center site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but fortunately, its really easy if you have the money. First, you need to know if their bail is a Cash Only Bond. If so, you can’t use the services of a Bail Bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they can’t take a personal check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the inmate will be released to your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you you should hire a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will usually have a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and usually charge a minimum fee of $100. This is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bail bondsman might use your assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To contact a bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman at Madison County Detention Center

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

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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
  • Be Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process is made up of the following steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • Firstly, you will have to answer some simple questions, like your full legal name, your address, birth date and contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you get released.
  • They will allow you to make a phone call in order to contact family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be allowed to keep wearing street clothes, if not you you will have to wear a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through processing at jail? If you have, you should tell your story so other people can learn from your experience. How long did it take to get through intake? How were you treated? Do you know any secrets that could help other people to get through jail intake?

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will get released from jail. This process can take anywhere between 10 minutes to hours or even all day long. In simple terms, the faster you post bail, the quicker you will get let go. How quickly you get discharged can depend on if you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if a magistrate needs to decide on the amount of bail to be set. For a minor offense, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and know the discharge date, you should expect to be discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

In the event there is a, or if you have to report to start a sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the law and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, report to the jail reception area, and tell someone that think that there is a warrant out for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if they verify that you have one, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, report to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Be sure that you are not late to report. Just bring necessary items when you turn yourself in, for example a driver’s license or ID, prescription medication, and a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to provide each visitor’s name to the jail in advance. This information will be entered into a Visiting log as an authorized visitor. Each and every visitor must provide acceptable photo identification. Visitors arriving late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Jail visitation policies are always changing, so it would be wise to review the official jail 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 . Calls made in jail are typically more expensive than regular phone calls. There are certain restrictions about when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the rules, your ability to use the phone might get cut back or eliminated completely.

Phone Number: 601-855-0739

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates is required to be mailed using the US Postal Service. You can’t use any other method of mail or package delivery. You should print the person’s name, inmate number, and jail address on the envelope. Do not mail a box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal inside. Any mail sent to inmates is opened and examined and read by the jail officers, and the mail will get sent back if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

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

Madison County Detention Center
2941 U.S. Highway 51
Canton, MS 39046

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Madison County Detention Center
2941 U.S. Highway 51
Canton, MS 39046


The mail policy at Madison County Detention Center 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

When you get arrested, you have certain rights, one of these being the right to request a lawyer. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so it is important to have a friend or family member find a lawyer for you. You may be asking yourself ‘why do I need an attorney?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal defense attorney will advise you about your rights, help protect your interests and help you navigate through the complicated court system in Madison County. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your situation, the better.

To read more about how to find a lawyer, click here: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. Also, the Public Defender’s Office is staffed by independent investigators, forensics experts as well as case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are real lawyers, members of the Mississippi 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? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

All court records are public records. Court records include a court case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and all of the motions, documents, and evidence in the case. You have the ability to access the records and documents in your court case using the Madison County website, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who maintains court records. They also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and read the jury’s verdict. All records, documents, and evidence from your court case are available at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees are the charges and fees from your case, which include filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you are low income and have a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the person that will preside on your court case. Magistrates do different functions, like setting bail, issuing warrants for arrest, and presiding over preliminary court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed with information about the defendant’s background and as much detail about the defendant’s life, which the magistrate judge will review when determining the sentence. Information will be solicited from the defendant, their family, and in some cases the victim in the crime. Keep in mind you can request to see a copy of your pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, and make sure that you correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, including community service to probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you might get taken into custody, right there in court, or you could be given a date that you are required to to surrender and report to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if someone is in jail, or has ever been in jail?

To find this out you should visit the Madison County jail website, and do a search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check arrest warrants on the Madison County jail website or call the court directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask one of the officers. You should know that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, and their arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or you can check online. An arrest is a matter of public record and this information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you are served with legal papers, such as a court order. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Madison County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders must be listed and registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to see these listings on the internet, but you should know that you will not be able to see the exact address, but only the address block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. Court Records include a court case file that contains a docket sheet and all documents filed in your case. You are able to access the court records via the internet, or at the clerk’s office of the court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains records of someone’s criminal history. These online databases are connected so you can track criminal convictions from any other state. Go to the Madison County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and if it was in a totally different state, you might have to pay for a more intensive search.

A criminal records search you are able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for these crimes:

  • DUI.
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft.

If you do a criminal records check, usually won’t see if someone has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving histories, you will have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it easy? Was your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the courthouse? Was it correct? There are plenty of reasons that people search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your comments could make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Madison County,the Madison County Sheriff’s Department 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

    While the prospect of getting locked up in the Madison County jail is no fun, in time you will get used to the daily routine. Inmates get an alarm to wake up each morning at 6:00am, and next they’ll do roll call. After roll call you will eat breakfast. Following breakfast participate 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 Madison County Detention Center, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.

    Dress Code

    When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Madison County Detention Center uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.

    The process for sending funds to someone in jail at Madison County Detention Center changes, so it would be best to review the official website before you send money to an inmate there.

    Commissary

    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.

    Meals

    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.

    Gangs

    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.


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    News and Media

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Madison County Detention Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Madison County Detention Center, overseeing the day to day operations and administration of the jail. An inmate is unlikely to have much interaction with the Deputy Sheriff, unless they have committed an infraction. Detention Officers are responsible for the custody and care of the inmates. They maintain order in the jail, and handle security. A Detention Officer is assigned to a certain pod, and therefore is responsible for the same inmates each day. They get to know the inmates on a certain level, and are well equipped to handle any problems that may occur.

    Apply for a Job at Madison County Detention Center

    Requirements:

    • You must be over the age of 21.
    • You must possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You must be a US Citizen.
    • You must pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You must pass a drug test.
    • You must have a good level of fitness.
    • You must be in good health.
    • You must have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

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

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • 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 at Madison County Detention Center? Do you know someone that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit someone at this jail?

    If your answer is yes, then you should write a review about it. Write about your jail experience because other people can find out what to expect.

    Things you might want to include in your review:

    • Conditions in Madison County Detention Center.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why’d you end up in jail? Did you experience fair treatment? What was your daily routine in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How has this experience impacted your life?

    Tell your story about when you did time at Madison County Detention Center

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Trying to find out how to get in touch with a friend from jail? Leave a message for them here.

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