Marion County Jail – Columbia, MS

Marion County Jail is in Marion County, Mississippi and is the main jail for that county. Looking for someone at Marion County Jail? This site tells you all about anything related to Marion County Jail,like: How to locate an inmate. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s address and phone number. Posting bail. Booking and intake procedures. Court records. And much more…

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and stressfull prospect, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also that person’s family and friends. This guide is designed to offer information that you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a lot easier. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and any feedback or comments that would be beneficial to other people in the same situation will be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Marion County Jail
219 Broad Street
Columbia, MS 39429

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (601) 736-5051
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is incarcerated and want to contact them?

Do you know a friend or family member who’s been arrested and you want to locate them?

In order to find out who is in jail at Marion County Jail you should go to their link and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Marion County Jail Inmate Roster has information on persons who have been arrested and are in jail, which includes custody status, how much their bail is, and schedule for visitation. You can also get info on anyone arrested and processed or discharged in the last 24 hours. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to locate their inmate information faster if you’ve got your friend or family member’s name, birth date, or arrest number.

If the person you’re searching for is incarcerated at a different jail you can look here: Mississippi County Jails


Mugshots

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

View Mugshots

Mugshots are on the Marion County Jail website, or you can see them at the Marion County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you have to input the person’s full name, and the booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to have your mugshot removed from the Marion County Jail site? This is difficult, as your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that the record of your arrest will 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.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot taken down, the many different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Once you’re in jail, your main thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, a bail amount is determined either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If there is no bail set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you are are released you will have to agree to show up for court, and you won’t be allowed to go out of town.

Typically, an inmate will be given time off for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and conduct themselves properly while they’re in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to do work release. You will have to stay the jail each day when you’re finished at your job, or you might get to move to a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to get out of jail pending trial. The amount of bail that is set is dictated by how serious your crime is. You will need to post ten percent of the total that was determined so you are able to bail out of jail. If you miss your court appearance, whoever posted your bail will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You have to call the jail. If you have all the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the Marion County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but usually, it’s easy if you have the money. First of all, you have to find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only”. If this is the case, you can’t get a Bail Bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail will not take checks. Once you have paid the bond, the person will be released into your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, of if you can’t pay it, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. They generally charge a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and sometimes have a minimum fee of $100. This will not be returned to you and has to be paid in cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bail bondsman will usually use your personal assets as collateral.

To talk to a local bail bondsman go to: Bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure is made up of each of these steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • The first step is that you will have to answer some questions, such as your full name, home address, birth date and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask about your psychological and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • They will allow you to use the phone so you can get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might be allowed to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you will be issued a jail uniform.

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged will take anywhere from 10 minutes to all day. Or, simply, the faster you can pay your bail, the faster you will be released. How quickly you get discharged might depend on if you’ve been given a cash bond or if a magistrate must decide on how much to set your bail at. For a minor offense, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and are given a discharge date, expect to be released anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

out against you, or if you need to report to start a sentence, it is recommended that you do the right thing and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go down to the jail reception area, and tell the intake officer that think that there is a warrant 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 there is one, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, report to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order states. Be very careful that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Make sure that you only bring approved items when you turn yourself in, for example a driver’s license or your ID, prescription medication, as well as a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to list the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s information will be put in the visitation log for the inmate that requested the visitor. Each visitor will be required to provide a photo ID when visiting. Anyone showing up late or that is not on the visitation list will be turned away.
Visitation procedures can change, so you should double-check the official site before you go to visitation.

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 much more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. Phone calls are restricted on how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you break the rules and are disciplined, an inmate’s phone privileges might get cut back or eliminated completely.

Phone Number: (601) 736-5051

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate is required to be sent using US Postal Service. You must not use any other form of mail or package delivery. You have to print the prisoner’s name, inmate number, and the address of the jail on the envelope. Do not mail anything in a box or package, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal inside. Any mail gets opened and read by staff, and will get returned to the sender if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Marion County Jail
219 Broad Street
Columbia, MS 39429

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Marion County Jail
219 Broad Street
Columbia, MS 39429


The mail policy at Marion County Jail changes, so be sure to check the site before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you have certain rights, and an important one is that you have the right to request a lawyer. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is important to get a friend or relative to find a lawyer when you talk to them. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal lawyer will advise you about your rights, help protect your best interests and help you navigate through the complicated legal system in your county. The sooner you get an attorney working on your situation, the better your chances.

For more info on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, click here: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire an attorney, you will get a public defender. The Public Defender is staffed by private investigators, experts in forensics and social case workers. All Public Defenders are full-fledged lawyers who are members of the Mississippi State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law in Mississippi.

Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? What was your experience?

Court Records

All court records are a matter of public record. Court records include a file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and all motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed. You, and anyone else, can access the records and documents in your court case using the internet service, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court.

Clerk of Court

The Marion County Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who manages court records. They also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All court records relating to your case are available at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

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

Magistrate

The Marion County court magistrate is the type of judge who presides over your case in court. Magistrate judges do several different things, like deciding a bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed with your background information and as much detail about the defendant’s life and public history, which the magistrate will take into consideration when determining the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be gathered from the defendant, his or her family, and, if applicable, the victim. Bear in mind you are able to ask to get your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, and go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will then get sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, which include community service, house arrest, and 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 could be locked up immediately, or you could be given a date that you are required to report to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if someone is currently in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

To do this, you should access the Marion County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search by:

  • Name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • or inmate ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you can also call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant, you can check the arrest warrants inquiry on the Marion County court website or you are able to call the court directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask the officer in charge. You should know that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Marion County jail, either by phone, go there in person, or look online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and the information is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, such as warrants. You can access civil process orders by going to the Marion 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 either a national or state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You can access sex offenders on the website, but remember that you won’t get the street address, but only the neighborhood block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. These records include a case file containing a court docket and any of the documents filed in your court case. You are able to access the court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of someone’s criminal background. These databases are all linked so you can track criminal histories from other states. Go to the Marion County Courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county, and if the crime was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay for a more complete search.

A criminal records search you will be 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.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

When you do a criminal history search, usually won’t learn if that person has had:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving records, you 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 have to call the local courthouse? Was it correct? There are lots of reasons that folks search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your story may help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Marion County,the Marion County Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of being incarcerated in Marion County Jail is very scary, you will soon get used to the daily routine there. Prisoners get an alarm for wake-up at about 6:00am, and next you’ll have roll call. You will then have breakfast. After 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 Marion 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 Marion County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

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

    The procedure to send money to Marion County Jail inmates changes, so we suggest that you check the official Marion County Jail site 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

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Marion County Jail

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

    Requirements:

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


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    Family Resources

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

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

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    Victim Resources

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

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • 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 spent any time at this jail? Do you know anybody there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at this jail?

    If your answer is yes, then we would like you to write a review about it. Write about your experience because others can find out what to expect.

    What to put in the review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • Other Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gang activity
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has a story about it. Why were you locked up? How did the guards treat you? What happened to you while you were locked up? What were the other inmates like? How did getting locked up affect your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Are you trying to say wassup to someone from jail? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

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  1. Jeannie W says:

    Hi everyone!
    I left Marion Country on June 27, 2012. I was only there for 2 months before leaving to go home on house arrest. I just want to say “Thank You” from the bottom of my heart! Ms. Karen was a Godsend! She is a precious lady who is fair, and sees the “good” in everyone (unless you give her reason to think otherwise). The Gaurds were all VERY nice people, and it made my time there as easy as it could be under the circumstances! I made some of the best friends of my life while I was there! I don’t understand why I had to go through what I did during that period of my life, but I just want to thank GOD for allowing me the chance to experience what life behind bars was like, and that if I didn’t kick my addiction to pain pills that is where I would end up for good. My best friend Shanda B. is still there and I think that her parole date has moved up to January 2013. I am very happy that She will soon be going home also. I found out that not EVERYONE in jail are bad people. I was raised to where if you seen someone in “Jail Attire” that you automatically assumed the worst about them. Well, after walking up and down Main Street (that was my job assignment while I was there) in my beautiful green and white stripes, I quickly realized how shallow my way of thinking had always been.

    So to make this short and sweet, I want to say THANK YOU!! From the bottom of my heart, I thank each and everyone of you.. Ms Karen, The Gaurds, The Nurses.. and ALL of my precious friends that I met on my journey.. This experience has FOREVER changed my life.. for the BETTER!!

    Jeannie L. W.

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