Tate County Jail – Senatobia, MS

Tate County Jail is located in Tate County, MS and is the correctional facility for this county. Know someone at Tate County Jail? This page tells you all about everything you might need to know about Tate County Jail,like: Learn how to locate an inmate. How to view Tate County Jail mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Tate County Jail intake procedures. Court information. And everything else.

Main Menu

The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a daunting and scary idea, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also their family and friends. This guide is meant to give you information and tips that you need to make going to jail easier. If you have specific questions, just ask them, and any tips or comments that might be a benefit to others would be welcome.

General Information

Address

Tate County Jail
1 Justice Drive
Senatobia, MS 38668

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 662-562-4434
Fax Number:

Map and Directions


View Larger Map

Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

Has someone who’s been arrested and you need to find out where they are?

To find out who is in jail at Tate County Jail you will need to visit their link and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Tate County Jail Inmate Roster is an online list of persons who are in jail, which includes status, how much their bail is, and times you can visit. You can get info about anyone processed or released within the past 24 hours. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to find their arrest information fast if you’ve got their name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If the person you’re searching for may be in another county jail you will want to check our guide to other Mississippi jails: List of all county jails in Mississippi


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail intake picture, is a photo that the jail takes when you get processed at jail intake. They take one and a side-view photo. Your name and booking number will be in the mugshot, and they’re stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be searched online, or you can see them in person at the Tate County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you will have to enter the inmate’s full name, and the arrest date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to have your mugshot taken down from the Tate County Jail site? This may not be possible, since the mugshot is a matter of public record. You must file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that all of your arrest records will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot removed, the different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


Return To Main Menu

Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you’re locked up, your main thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail amount is set either by bail schedule or magistrate. If there is no bail set this may 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 must agree to go to your court date, and you will not be permitted to travel out of the county.

Usually, a prisoner in the Tate County Jail will be given an early release in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and don’t cause any problems while in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be granted work release. You will be required to stay the jail every day when you’re finished working, or you might get to sleep in a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the court system to be released from jail pending trial. The amount of bail that is set all depends on how serious your crime is. Someone will have to pay ten percent of the total that was determined in order for you to get out of jail. If you miss your court date, the person that paid your bail will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You will have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know the bail amount. Also, you can see the bail amount on the Tate County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is never fun, but thankfully, it’s really easy if you have the money. First of all, you need to know if it is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If it is, you won’t be able to use a Bail Bondsman. Cash only – the jail can’t take checks. Once the cash bond has been paid, the prisoner will get released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you just can’t afford it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will usually have a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and in most cases with a minimum fee of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bail bondsman will in most cases request to use your assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

You can find a bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman at Tate County Jail

Have you ever used a Bail Bondsman for someone you know or yourself? If you have, leave a comment below and tell your story, and let us know how things turned out.

Click here to post a comment

Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


Return To Main Menu

Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process takes you through these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you will answer some questions, such as what is your full legal name, your address, date of birth and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you get released.
  • You will then be allowed to use the phone so you can contact a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you will be allowed to wear your own clothes, if not you you will have to wear a jail jumpsuit.

Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If you have, you should tell our readers about your experience. How long did it take to get through intake? How did the guards treat you? Can you share any tips that could help others to get through the process?

Click here to comment

Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. This process may take anywhere between 30 minutes to all day long. So, the faster you post bail, the faster you will be freed. It also depends on whether you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if a judge must figure out the amount of bail to be set. For minor charges, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. If you have served a sentence in jail and are given a release date, expect to get discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

warrant out for your arrest, or if you must start a jail sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the law and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, go to the jail, in the reception area, and tell the intake officer that you think there is a warrant for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if they find one, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order states. Make sure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Be sure to only bring necessary items when you turn yourself in, like your drivers license or even ID, prescription medication, and the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to give each visitor’s name to the jail. Your visitor’s information will go into a log of visitors for the inmate that requested the visitor. Each visitor is required to provide proof of identification. Visitors that gets to visitation or that is not an approved visitor will be turned away.
Jail visitation policies frequently change, so we suggest that you double-check the jail site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Calls made in jail are typically pricier than regular phone calls. Phone calls are restricted on how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, phone calls could be reduced or totally denied.

The Tate County Jail phone number is: 662-562-4434

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate must be mailed using the US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other type of mail delivery. You should write or type the name, inmate number, and jail address on the envelope. Do not send anything in a box or package, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope with metal inside. Any mail sent to inmates gets opened and examined and read by staff, and the mail will be sent back if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

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

Tate County Jail
1 Justice Drive
Senatobia, MS 38668

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Tate County Jail
1 Justice Drive
Senatobia, MS 38668


The inmate mail policy at Tate County Jail changes often, so we suggest that you double check the official Tate County Jail site when you send a letter.


Return To Main Menu

Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you should know you still have rights, the first of which is the right to request a lawyer. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is important to get a friend or family member to locate a lawyer for you. You may be thinking ‘why do I need an attorney?’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal defense attorney will advise you about your rights, protect your interests and show you the way through the criminal justice system in Tate County. The faster you get an attorney working on your criminal case, the better.

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

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. The Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as investigators, forensics experts as well as social case workers. All Public Defenders are full-fledged lawyers, admitted to the Mississippi State Bar Association and are legally licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you ever had to use the services of a Public Defender? What was your experience?

Court Records

Tate County court records are public records. They are comprised of a court case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and every documents filed during your court case. You, and anyone else, can access your court records using the internet service, or at the Clerk of Court’s office.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who manages the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records and documents from your court case are maintained at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges associated with your case, such as for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The Tate County magistrate is the judge that presides over your case. Magistrates do a number of different things, such as deciding a bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is prepared with your background information and as much detail about the arrestee’s life and public history, which the judge will review and take into consideration when decide your sentence. Information and personal details will be gathered from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and if necessary the victim in the crime. Remember that you should request to receive a copy of the pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, so you have the opportunity to go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, ranging from community service, house arrest, and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on how serious your crime was, you might get taken into custody immediately, or you could receive a date that you are supposed to turn yourself into jail to serve your sentence.


Return To Main Menu

Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if somebody you know is in jail, or has ever been in jail?

To do so, you will have to access the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:

  • Their name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you can also call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check arrest warrants inquiry online or you are able to call the jail. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask the officer in charge. Bear in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, go there in person, or check online. An arrest is a matter of public record and this information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, such as , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Tate County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are registered and listed on both a national and state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access these listings on the website, but you should know that you won’t find the exact address, but rather the block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. They include a court case file that contains a docket sheet and any of the filings and documents filed in your court case. You are able to access your court records online, or at the clerk’s office of the court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of their state citizen’s criminal background. These state databases are all connected so you can track criminal convictions from other states. You can go to courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county, and if it was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you will find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for crimes, which include:

  • DUI.
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft.

But, when you do a criminal records check, you will not see if they had:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this information, you must do a driving records search.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? How hard was it? Was your search online or did you have to call the jail? was the information you recieved correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks search for criminal records, and your feedback might make it easier for others.

    Click here to share your story

    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Tate County,the Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link


    Return To Main Menu

    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of spending time in Tate County Jail is no fun, soon you will get accustomed to the daily routine there. You should expect an alarm to wake up at about 6:00am, and then roll call. You will then eat breakfast. After breakfast, you will be required 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 Tate 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 Tate 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 process for sending money to Tate County Jail inmates could change, so it would be best to review the the Tate County Jail website before 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.


    Return To Main Menu

    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


    Return To Main Menu

    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Tate County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Tate 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 Tate 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.


    Return To Main Menu

    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.

    Speak Your Mind


    Return To Main Menu

    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.

    Speak Your Mind

    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.


    Return To Main Menu

    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been an inmate at this jail? Do you know someone there? Have you ever visited someone at Tate County Jail?

    If your answer is yes, then you should tell us about it. Tell us about what you experienced because others can learn what to expect.

    Things you can include in what you write:

    • Conditions in Tate County Jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Activities and programs


    Click here to write your review

    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has at least one story to tell about it. Why’d you get arrested? How did the guards treat you? What happened to you while you were locked up? What were the other inmates like? How has this experience impacted your life?

    Post A Comment

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you want to reconnect with a person you met in jail? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

    Post a message to people locked up at Tate County Jail


    Return To Main Menu
    1532

Comments

  1. Dana S says:

    What up y’all! Miss you in there!

Speak Your Mind

*


*