Sharkey County Jail – Rolling Fork, MS

Sharkey County Jail is in Sharkey County, Mississippi and is the primary jail for that county. Know someone locked up in Sharkey County Jail? This guide will tell you info about anything you might need to know about Sharkey County Jail,like: How to locate an inmate. How to view Sharkey County Jail mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures. Court information. And everything else.

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The chance of going to jail is a scary and daunting prospect, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is meant to give you all the information and tips that you’ll need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail less stressfull. If you have questions, feel free to ask them, and please leave any comments or feedback that might help others will be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Sharkey County Jail
120 Locust Street
Rolling Fork, MS 39159

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 662-873-6135
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is locked up and don’t know how to find out where they are?

Has a family member or friend who has been arrested and you need to find them?

To search who is in jail at Sharkey County Jail you will have to visit their website and do an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Sharkey County Jail Inmate Roster has information on persons who have been arrested and are in custody, including current status, bail amount, and visiting hours. Also, you can get information about anybody arrested and processed or released within the past 24 hours. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to get the information quicker if you have their name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or family member may be locked up at a different jail you should look here, too: List of all jails in Mississippi


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail processing photograph, is the photo taken by the police when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is actually two photos one face photo and a side-view photo. Your full name and booking number will be on the pictures, and they are on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Sharkey County Jail prisoners are on the website, or you can view them at the Sharkey County Jail. When viewing online you need to enter the inmate’s first and last name, and an arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to get your mugshot taken off of the Sharkey County Jail website? This will be difficult, because the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you have to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that the record of your arrest would 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 removing your mugshot, the different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you are incarcerated, your only thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, bail will be set either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If no bail is set this can mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you do bail out you are required to promise to be there for your court date, and in the meantime you can’t leave the county.

In most cases, inmates at Sharkey County Jail will earn early release in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and act right while locked up.

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

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you have to pay to the courts in order to be released from jail until you go to court. Your bail amount all depends on the seriousness of your crime. Someone you know will need to post 10 percent of the total amount set in order for you to get out of jail. If you fail to show up for your court appearance, that person will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail need to call the Sharkey County Jail or the County Courthouse. If know the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they will tell you the bail amount. Also, you can find out how much their bail is online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but most of the time, its very simple to do. To start with, you need to know if they have a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If this is the case, you can’t use a bondsman. Cash only – they will not accept checks. Once you have paid the bond, the inmate 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, or you just can’t afford it, you should use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will generally charge a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and usually with a minimum of $100. This money is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman might ask to use your assets as collateral.

If you need a local bail bondsman visit our page about: How to find a bail bondsman

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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
  • Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Get Released on House Arrest
  • Be 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 the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • You have to answer some simple questions, like what is your full legal name, address, date of birth and an emergency contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • You will be allowed to use the phone in order to contact a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might get to keep wearing street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to change into a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail will take anywhere between 15 minutes to all day. So, the faster bail is posted, the sooner you will get discharged from jail. How quickly you get discharged will depend on if you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if a magistrate still needs to determine how much your bail will be. For a minor offense, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and have a discharge date, expect to get discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If there is a, or if you must start a jail sentence, you should follow the rules and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go down to the jail, and let them know that you think they might have an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if you do, you will be taken into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order lists. Be very careful that you don’t show up late. Just bring things that are allowed when you turn yourself in, like a driver’s license or 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 list each visitor’s name to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s information will go into the visitors log for the requesting inmate. Each visitor will have to provide identification. Anyone showing up late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will be turned away.
Visitation procedures are always changing, so double-check the official site before you visit an inmate.

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 . Jail phone calls are generally pricier than regular phone calls. There is no limit to when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates must 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, phone calls might get reduced or eliminated completely.

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Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate has to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You must not use any other form of mail or package delivery. Clearly write or type the person’s name, inmate number, and jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t mail a package or box, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail sent to inmates will be opened and reviewed by the officers at the jail, and the mail will be sent back to the person who mailed it if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Sharkey County Jail
120 Locust Street
Rolling Fork, MS 39159

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Sharkey County Jail
120 Locust Street
Rolling Fork, MS 39159


The mail policy changes often, so it would be best to visit the official Sharkey County Jail site before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you have rights, the first of which is the right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so it is a good idea to ask a friend or family member to locate a lawyer for you. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘but do I really need an attorney’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal lawyer will advise you about your rights, look after your best interests and show you the way through the court system that you are now faced with. The quicker you get an attorney working on your situation, the better your chances.

For more information on the benefits of hiring a lawyer, click: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you can’t afford an attorney, you will get a public defender. The Public Defender has a number of staff such as independent investigators, forensics experts as well as social workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are full-fledged lawyers, members of the State Bar and are legally licensed to handle your case.

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

Court Records

All court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. They are comprised of a court case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and each of the motions, documents, and evidence filed in the course of your case. You are able to access your court case records with the internet service, or at the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is a member of the court who maintains court records and controls access to them. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All court records associated with your case are available at Clerk of Court.

Fees

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

Magistrate

The magistrate is the judge that rules on your court case. Magistrates are judges that do different functions, which include setting your bail amount, issuing warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over first court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed with background information and as much detail about the defendant’s life and history, which the judge will review when determining your sentence. Information will be requested from the defendant, his or her family members, and in some cases the victim. Remember that you should ask to see a copy of the report before your sentencing, so you get the chance to review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are a number of different options, including community service and probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you might get immediately taken into custody, or you could be given a date to go to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

To find this out you should query the jail’s website, and search using:

  • Name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their jail inmate 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 think you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants online or call the court. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask them. You should know that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the Sharkey County jail, by phone, go there in person, or find out online. An arrest is in the public record and the information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, such as warrants. You can find these by contacting the Sharkey County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are registered on a sex offender database. The people on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to see this information on the internet, but you should know that you will not find the street address, but only the address block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. Court Records include a case file that contains a docket sheet and all documents filed in the case. You can access court records on the internet, or at the Sharkey County Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains records of a person’s criminal background. These online databases are linked together so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from another state. You are able to go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. It helps to know the county, and if it was in a totally different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

A criminal history search you will be 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:

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

During a criminal records search, you will not see if that person has had any:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this kind of information, you must do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? How hard was it? Did you search online or did you have to call the jail? was the information you recieved correct? There are plenty of reasons that people look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your feedback could help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Sharkey County,the Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that serving a jail sentence in Sharkey County Jail is quite unpleasant, soon you will settle into the daily routine. Prisoners get a wake-up alarm at about 6am, and then roll call. After roll call you will get breakfast. Following breakfast you will have 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 Sharkey 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 Sharkey 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 someone in jail changes, so you should double check the official Sharkey County Jail site when you send funds to an inmate there.

    Commissary

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

    Inmate Medications

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

    Meals

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

    Pods / The Yard

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

    Gangs

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


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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Sharkey County Jail

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

    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 an inmate in this jail? Do you know someone that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit someone there?

    If so, then you should leave a comment below about it. Tell us about your jail experience because others can find out what to expect.

    Things you might want to write in what you write:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why were you locked up? Were you mistreated? What happened to you while you were locked up? What about the other inmates? How did going to jail 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 talk to a person you met in jail? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

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