Monroe County Detention Facility – Aberdeen, MS

Monroe County Detention Facility is in Monroe County, MS and is the correctional facility for that area. Are you looking for someone locked up at Monroe County Detention Facility? This guide will tell you all about everything related to Monroe County Detention Facility,like: How to locate an inmate at Monroe County Detention Facility. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Monroe County Detention Facility intake procedures. Court information and records. And much, much more.

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and daunting thought, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is meant to give you advice and information you need to make getting locked up a little less stressful. If you have a specific question, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any tips or comments that would be a benefit to others is appreciated.

General Information

Address

Monroe County Detention Facility
700 N. Meridian St.
Aberdeen, MS 39730

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 662-369-2468
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is incarcerated and want to find them?

Do you know somebody that has been arrested and you want to find them?

To search who is in jail at Monroe County Detention Facility you need to visit their web site and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Monroe County Detention Facility Inmate Roster has information on people who have been arrested, including current status, how much their bail is, and times you can visit. Also, you can get info about anybody processed or discharged in the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to get their arrest information fast if you enter their name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

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Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail booking photo, is the photo that the jail takes during jail intake processing. A mugshot is actually two photos one face photo and a side-view photo. Your full name and booking number will be in the mugshot, and they are stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Monroe County Detention Facility prisoners can be seen on the website, or you can view them at the Monroe County Detention Facility. When you search for mugshots online you need to put in the prisoner’s legal name, and the arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot taken off of the Monroe County Detention Facility website? This may not be possible, since your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you must file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that the record of your arrest would be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For more information about getting your mugshot removed, the different websites with mugshots, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, once you’re arrested and put in jail, your main thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through booking, your bail is determined by a special judge called a magistrate. If there is no bail set this might mean that you will either be released, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out of jail you are required to promise to be there for your court date, and until that date you are not permitted to leave town.

In most cases, inmates will earn time off for good behavior when they respect the rules and don’t cause any problems while they are in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be allowed to do work release. Either you will have to go back to the jail every day when you’re finished working, or you may be allowed to move to a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you have to pay to be released from jail pending trial. The amount you will have to pay is determined by the seriousness of your crime. You will have to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total amount set in order to be released. If you don’t go to your court appearance, the person that paid your bail won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you will have to call the Monroe County Detention Facility or the County Courthouse. If know the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will let you know how much their bail is. You can also find out how much their bail is on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is never fun, but usually, it is simple to do if you have the money. First of all, find out if they have a Cash Only Bond situation. If it is, you won’t be able to use the services of a bail bondsman. Cash only – they won’t accept a personal check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the prisoner will get released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you just can’t afford it, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will usually charge you a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set, and in most cases have a minimum charge of $100. This is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bail bondsman will usually request to use your assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To talk to a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure includes each of 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.
  • The first step is that you will have to answer some questions, like your full legal name, address, birthdate and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask you about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • You will be allowed to make a telephone call so you can get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be able to keep wearing street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to wear a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail will take from 15 minutes to all day long. In other words the quicker bail is posted, the faster you will get discharged from jail. It also depends on whether or not you have a cash bond or if a judge still needs to decide on the amount of bail to be set. For lesser charges, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and know the discharge date, plan to be released anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

warrant out for your arrest, or if you have to start your sentence, it is highly recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself in willingly. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail processing area, and tell someone that think that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be very careful that you are not late. Be sure to only bring necessary items when you go to jail, such as a driver’s license or photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you must provide each visitor’s name to the jail. Your visitor’s information will be entered in the visitors log as an approved visitor. Each visitor must provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Anyone arriving late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be allowed to attend visitation.
The Monroe County Detention Facility visitation procedures can change, so double-check the official site before you try to visit an inmate.

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 . Phone calls made in jail are much pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions 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, your ability to use the phone might get reduced or eliminated altogether.

The Monroe County Detention Facility phone number is: 662-369-2468

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail has to be sent using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You can’t use any other type of mail delivery. You must write or type the name, inmate ID, and jail address on the letter that you send. Do not send a box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. Any mail gets opened and read and inspected by the staff, and the mail will get returned to the sender if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Monroe County Detention Facility:

Monroe County Detention Facility
700 N. Meridian St.
Aberdeen, MS 39730

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Monroe County Detention Facility
700 N. Meridian St.
Aberdeen, MS 39730


The mail policy changes, so we suggest that you check the the Monroe County Detention Facility website before you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you should know you still have rights, one of these being the right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure to ask a friend or family member to find an attorney when you talk to them. You may be asking yourself ‘but do I really need an attorney’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal defense attorney will make sure you know your rights, look after your best interests and guide you through the complicated court system in Monroe County. The faster you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your charges, the better off you’ll be.

For more information on the benefits of hiring a lawyer, read our guide: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. The Public Defender has access to independent investigators, forensics experts as well as case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are real attorneys, members of the Mississippi State Bar and are licensed to practice law.

Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? How did they do?

Court Records

Monroe County court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. Court records include a court case file containing a docket and each of the documents that have been filed in your case. You are able to access your court case records with the website, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court.

Clerk of Court

The Monroe County Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that manages the records. They also administer the oath during court cases, and also read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records associated with your court case are kept at the Monroe County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the costs from your court case, such as filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the judge who presides on your court case. Magistrates are judges that do many different things, such as deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and overseeing initial court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together with information about your background and as much detail about the arrestee’s life and public history, which the judge will review when decide your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be solicited from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and, if applicable, the victim of the crime. Bear in mind that you can ask to get a copy of this report before your sentencing, and make sure that you correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, including community service to probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you might get taken into custody immediately, or given a date that you must turn yourself into jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if some you know is incarcerated, or has ever been in jail?

This is pretty simple to do, just just query the jail’s website, and do a search using:

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

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant, you can find out by checking the court records on the Monroe County jail website or you can call the court. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person 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 have a first and last name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the Monroe County jail, by phone, in person, or look online. Records of arrests are public record and these records are accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, which can be court orders. You can find these by going to the Monroe County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders must be listed and registered on a sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to see these offenders online, but keep in mind that you won’t find the exact address, but rather the neighborhood block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. They include a court case file that contains a court docket and any of the documents and filings 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

Each and every state maintains a record of a person’s criminal background. These databases are all connected so you can track criminal histories from another state. You are able to go to county courthouse and check in person, or check online. It helps to know the county, and in the event that it was in a completely different state, you might have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you are able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

During a criminal records search, you generally will not discover if someone has had any:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving histories, you must do a driving records search.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it easy? Was your search online or did you call the local courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are lots of reasons that folks look up criminal records, and your feedback might help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI maintains a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Monroe County,the Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that being incarcerated in Monroe County Detention Facility is quite unpleasant, you will soon get accustomed to the routine that is set for you. You will get an alarm to wake up at six in the morning, and then you’ll have roll call. You will then eat breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will work in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. 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 Monroe County Detention Facility, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.

    Dress Code

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

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

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

    The process for sending funds to someone in jail at Monroe County Detention Facility is always changing, so we suggest that you double check the site when you send money 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 Monroe County Detention Facility

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

    Apply for a Job at Monroe County Detention Facility

    Requirements:

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


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    Family Resources

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

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

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    Victim Resources

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

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • 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 this jail? Do you know anybody that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit someone in this jail?

    If yes, then please tell us about it. Write about what you experienced because other people will know what to expect.

    What to write in what you write:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has a story to tell. Why’d you end up in jail? How did the guards treat you? How was life in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. Did going to jail affect your life? How?

    Tell Your Story About Monroe County Detention Facility

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