Scott County Jail – Forest, MS

Scott County Jail is in Scott County, Mississippi and is the jail for that county. Are you looking for someone locked up in Scott County Jail? This page gives you information about everything related to Scott County Jail,like: Find out who’s in jail at Scott County Jail? Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s address and phone number. Posting bail. Booking and intake procedures. Court information. And much more…

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and stressfull thought, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also their friends and family. The purpose of this guide is to give you advice and information that you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail less stressfull. If you have a specific question, feel free to ask it, and please leave any comments or tips that would be a benefit to other people in the same situation will be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Scott County Jail
531 Airport Rd
Forest, MS 39074

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 601-469-1511
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

Do you know someone that’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to search who is in jail at Scott County Jail you will need to click on their web site and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Scott County Jail Inmate Roster is an online list of people who have been arrested, including current status, bail amount, and schedule for visitation. You can get information for anyone processed or discharged within the past 24 hours. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to locate the information faster if you have their first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you are looking for could possibly be incarcerated at a different jail you will want to look here, too: Mississippi County Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, or intake photograph, is the photograph taken by the police when you get booked into jail. They will take one frontal photo and a profile photo. Your full name and intake number will be on the pictures, and they will be kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Scott County Jail prisoners are on the website, or you can go in person to the Scott County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you will have to enter the prisoner’s full name, and an arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to have your mugshot erased from the Scott County Jail site? This can be tricky, since the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you will need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that the record of your arrest would be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For more information about getting your mugshot removed, the various mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal services: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, if you are locked up, your primary thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, a bail amount is set either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you are are released you will have to agree to be there for your court date, and until that day you can’t leave town.

In most cases, a prisoner at Scott County Jail will earn time off for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and conduct themselves properly while they’re in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to participate in work release. Either you will have to stay the jail every day when you’re finished working, or you might get to move to a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Bail is money that you will be required to pay to get out of jail until your trial. The amount you will have to pay is determined by the seriousness of your crime. Someone will have to pay ten percent of the total that was set in order for you to get out of jail. If you miss your court appearance, whoever paid your bail won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you’ve got the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will let you know what their bail is set at. You can also check their bail amount and status on the Scott County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is never a fun thing, but fortunately, its really easy. To start with, figure out if it is a Cash Only Bond situation. If this is the case, you will not be able to use the services of a Bail Bondsman. Cash only – the jail will not take a check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the prisoner will be released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, of if you can’t pay it, you might need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen generally have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and sometimes with a minimum charge of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and has to be paid in cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman will usually ask to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond.

To find a bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman

Have you ever used the services of bail bondsman for someone you know or yourself? If so, leave a comment below and tell your story, and let us know how things turned out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process is made up of the following steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you must answer a bunch of questions, like what is your legal name, address, date of birth and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • They will allow you to use the telephone so you can contact a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might get to wear your own clothes, otherwise you you will have to wear a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be discharged from jail. This process takes between 10 minutes to all day. Or, simply, the faster you can pay your bail, the quicker you will get discharged from jail. Also, how fast you get released depends on whether or not you’ve been given a bond amount or if the magistrate must figure out how much to set your bail at. For a minor charge, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and know the release date, you should plan to be discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If you have a, or if you need to report to start a sentence, you really should follow the rules and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, report to the jail processing area, and tell someone that believe that there could be an outstanding warrant for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if you do, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go down to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Make sure that you aren’t late. Just bring allowed items with you, such as a driver’s license or your ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to give information about each visitor to the jail in advance. Your visitors will be put in the log for the inmate that requested the visitor. Each and every visitor has to provide identification. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or without a visiting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
The Scott County Jail visitation procedures frequently change, so it would be wise to visit the official jail site before you try to go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Calls made in jail are generally more expensive 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 inmates should keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you are disciplined for an infraction, your ability to use the phone could be reduced or cut altogether.

The Scott County Jail phone number is: 601-469-1511

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail is required to be sent using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You shouldn’t use any other form of delivery. Clearly write the prisoner’s name, inmate ID number, and jail address on the letter that you send. Do not send a box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail will be opened and reviewed by the staff, and the mail will get returned to the sender if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Scott County Jail is:

Scott County Jail
531 Airport Rd
Forest, MS 39074

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Scott County Jail
531 Airport Rd
Forest, MS 39074


The Scott County Jail inmate mail policy changes, so it would be best to review the site when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you still have 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 a good idea to get a friend or family member to locate a lawyer when you call. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘why do I need an attorney?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal defense lawyer will make sure you know your rights, help protect your best interests and help you find your way through the court system in your county. The sooner you get a lawyer involved with your situation, the better.

For more information on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, go to: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford an attorney, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. In addition, the Public Defender Office has access to independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as case workers. Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers that are admitted to the Mississippi State Bar Association and are fully licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

Scott County court records are public records. They include a court case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and every motions, documents, and evidence in the case. You are able to access your court case records via the internet service, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is a member of the court that manages the records. They also administer the oath when court is in session, and also read the jury’s verdict. All records related to your court case are kept and available to you at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees are all costs associated with your court case, for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the person who presides on your case in court. They do a number of different things, like setting bail amounts, issuing arrest warrants, and overseeing initial court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared to include background information and details of the defendant’s life, which the magistrate judge will review when determining a sentence. Information and personal details will be gathered from the defendant, their family, and in some cases the victim in the crime. Be sure to remember that you can ask to receive a copy of the pre-sentencing report before sentencing, so you get the chance to correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are several different options for sentencing, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the severity of the crime, you may be immediately taken into custody, or you might be given a date that you are supposed to report to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if somebody you know is locked up, or has ever been in jail?

This is pretty simple to do, just you will have to visit the jail’s website, and do a search using:

  • Name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • or jail ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can access arrest warrants on the Scott County jail website or you are able to call the court. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask one of the officers. You should know that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

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

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, which can be court orders. You can find these by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are registered and listed on a sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to see sex offenders on the website, but you should know that you won’t get the precise address, rather the neighborhood block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. Court Records include a case file that includes a docket and all of the documents and filings filed in the case. You can access the court records on the internet, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains a record of someone’s criminal history. These databases are linked together so you can track criminal backgrounds from any other state. Go to the Scott County Courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county, and in the event that it was in a completely different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you are able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any of the following crimes:

  • DUI.
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft.

When you do a criminal history search, usually will not learn if they has had any:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this information, you have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? How hard was it? Did you search online or did you have to make a phone call to the Scott County courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are lots of reasons that folks search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your story might make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Scott County,the Scott County Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that being incarcerated in Scott County Jail is no fun, eventually you will become accustomed to the routine that is set for you. All inmates get a wake-up alarm at six in the morning, and next you’ll have roll call. Next, you will get breakfast. Following breakfast you will have to work in the program that has been assigned to you. 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 Scott 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 Scott 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 rules for sending funds to people in jail is likely to change, so be sure to visit the the Scott County Jail website before you send any money.

    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 Scott County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Scott 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 Scott 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:

    • 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 locked up in this jail? Do you know someone that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner there?

    If you have, then please write your review about it. Write about your jail experience so that other people will know what to expect.

    Things you could write in what you write:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has a story about it. How’d you end up in jail? Did you get fair treatment? How was life in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

    Tell the World All About It

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Want to find somebody you met when you were locked up? Leave a message for them here.

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