Oktibbeha County Jail – Starkville, MS

Oktibbeha County Jail is located in Oktibbeha County, Mississippi and is the main correctional facility for this region. Do you know someone in Oktibbeha County Jail? This guide will tell you about anything you might need to know about Oktibbeha County Jail,such as: Find an inmate at Oktibbeha County Jail. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Posting bail. Intake procedures. Court information. And much much more…

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The chance of going to jail is a daunting and scary idea, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also their friends and family. The purpose of this guide is to offer info that you need to make going to jail less stressfull. If you have questions, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and any tips or comments that might be beneficial to others would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Oktibbeha County Jail
111 Dr. Douglas L. Connor Drive
Starkville, MS 39759

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 662-338-1088
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone in jail and want to find them?

Has somebody that’s been arrested and you need to find out where they are?

In order to find out who is in jail at Oktibbeha County Jail you need to navigate to their link and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Oktibbeha County Jail Inmate Roster has information on persons who are in jail, which includes current status, how much their bail is, and times you can visit. Also, you can get the same information about anyone arrested and processed or released within the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You can get their arrest information faster if you’ve got their name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If the person you’re searching for could possibly be at another jail you will want to check our Mississippi county jail guide: Mississippi County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, or intake picture, is a photograph that the police take when you get booked into jail. They will take one frontal photo and a side photo. Your full name and booking number will be in the mugshot, and they are stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Oktibbeha County Jail prisoners can be searched on the website, or you can go in person to the Oktibbeha County Jail. When viewing online you have to put in the prisoner’s first and last name, and a booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to get your mugshot taken off of the Oktibbeha County Jail website? This can be tricky, since your mugshot is public record. You must file a Petition to Expunge with the court. 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 removing your mugshot, the 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

Naturally, if you’re in jail, your primary thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through booking, a bail amount will be decided by a special judge called a magistrate. If there is no bail set this can mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you are released from jail you are required to promise to be there for your court date, and until then you won’t be permitted to travel out of the county.

Typically, an inmate are given an early release in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and don’t cause any problems while they are in jail.

If you follow the rules, you might be given work release detail. Either you will have to stay the jail each day when you’re finished with work, or you might be permitted to live in a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you are required to pay to get out of jail until you go to court. Your bail amount all depends on the seriousness of your crime. You will need to post 10% of the amount that was set so you are able to get discharged from jail. If you miss your court date, whoever posted your bail will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail must call the jail. If you’ve got the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know the bail amount. You can also check their bail amount and status online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is no fun, but thankfully, its really easy. To start with, you need to know if they have a “Cash Bond Only”. If so, you can’t use a Bail Bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they can’t accept a check. When you’ve paid bail, the prisoner will be released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, of if you can’t pay it, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. Bondsmen generally have a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and in most cases have a minimum charge of $100. This money will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman will in most cases require that they use your personal assets as collateral.

To contact a local bail bondsman go to: How to find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure takes you through these steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you may not be processed immediately.
  • You have to answer some basic questions, such as your full legal name, street address, birth date and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and psychological history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • You will be allowed to make a phone call in order to talk to a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might get to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own 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

Once you are able to post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. This process may take anywhere from 15 minutes to all day long. In other words the faster you can pay your bail, the quicker you will get let go. Also, it depends on whether or not you have a cash bond or if a magistrate still needs to decide on your bail amount. For minor offenses, 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 release date, you should expect to get released between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

If you have a, or if you must report to start a sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the law and turn yourself in willingly. If it is for a warrant, report to the jail processing area, and tell an officer that you think 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 they verify that you have one, they will take you into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order states. Ensure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Make sure that you only bring things that are allowed when you go to jail, for example a driver’s license or ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as a 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. Your visitor’s information will be put in the visitation log for the inmate. Every visitor will be required to provide identification. Any visitors that arrives for visitation late or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies change often, so you should double-check the official jail site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

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 . These phone calls are much pricier than phone calls made at home. There is no limit to when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, 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 jail rules, phone privileges may be limited or totally denied.

The Oktibbeha County Jail phone number is: 662-338-1088

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate is required to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service. You can’t use any other form of mail delivery. You must print the person’s name, inmate ID, and the jail address on the letter. Don’t send a package or box, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail is opened and inspected and read by the jail officers, and the mail will get sent back if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Oktibbeha County Jail, use this address:

Oktibbeha County Jail
111 Dr. Douglas L. Connor Drive
Starkville, MS 39759

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Oktibbeha County Jail
111 Dr. Douglas L. Connor Drive
Starkville, MS 39759


The mail policy at Oktibbeha County Jail changes frequently, so it would be best to double check the official website when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, one of these being your right to request a lawyer. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure to have a friend or relative locate a lawyer when you call. You might be thinking ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal defense attorney will advise you about your rights, help protect your interests and show you the way through the complicated legal system that you are now faced with. The sooner you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your charges, the better.

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

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. Also, the Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as investigators, forensics experts and case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys, members of the State Bar and are licensed to handle your case.

Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

Oktibbeha County court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. Court records have a court case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and all documents and motions that have been filed in your case. You can access the records and documents in your court case with the online service, or at the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is a member of the court who manages the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for all court participants, and read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records related to your court case are kept and available to you at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are all costs from your court case, for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the judge who presides over your case in court. Magistrate judges do different tasks, such as setting bail, issuing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court hearings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is put together with information about the defendant’s background and information about the defendant’s life, which the magistrate judge will take into account when determining the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be requested from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and in some circumstances the victim. Be sure to remember that you can ask to receive a copy of this report before sentencing, so you get the chance to correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are a number of different options, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you may be taken into custody, right there in court, or you might be given a date that you are supposed to turn yourself into jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if a family member of friend is locked up, or has gone to jail in the past?

This is pretty easy to do, simply you will have to access the jail’s website, and search by:

  • Their name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • or jail ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants inquiry on the Oktibbeha County jail website or call the jail. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and inquire at the information desk. Bear in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Oktibbeha County jail, by phone, go there in person, or find out online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and this information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, like , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these by getting in touch with the Oktibbeha County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders must be registered and listed on either a national or state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to view these listings online, but bear in mind that you can’t see the exact address, just the neighborhood block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. They include a case file that includes a docket sheet and any of the filings and documents filed in the court case. You can access your court records on the internet, or at the Oktibbeha County Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains records of their state citizen’s criminal history. These databases are all linked and you can track criminal backgrounds from any other state. You are able to go to the Oktibbeha County Courthouse and check in person, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county, and if it was in a totally different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

A criminal records search you can find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

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

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving records, you will have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it easy? Was your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the Oktibbeha County courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are plenty of 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 Oktibbeha 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

    Just the thought of spending time in the Oktibbeha County jail is something you wish you could avoid, in time you will settle into the daily routine there. Expect an alarm to wake up each morning at 6:00AM, and then you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will eat breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will be required to 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 Oktibbeha 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 Oktibbeha 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 jail inmates could change, so be sure to visit the official website 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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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Oktibbeha County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Oktibbeha 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 Oktibbeha 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 been locked up at this jail? Do you know anybody that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at Oktibbeha County Jail?

    If you have, then we would like you to tell us about it. Tell us about your jail experience so that other people can learn what to expect.

    Things you might want to write in the review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Inmate safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has a story about it. Why’d you end up in jail? Were you mistreated? How was life in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How did it affect you to go to jail?

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    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you want to reconnect with a person you met in jail? Throw a shout out to them here.

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