Tishomingo County Jail – Iuka, MS

Tishomingo County Jail is located in Tishomingo County, MS and is the main correctional facility for this county. Are you looking for somebody locked up in Tishomingo County Jail? This page will tell you information about everything a person needs to know about Tishomingo County Jail,such as: How to locate an inmate. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Tishomingo County Jail intake procedures. Court information and records. And lots more.

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and stressfull situation, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also their family and friends. This guide is meant to give you information and advice that you need to make going to jail less stressfull. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask them, and any comments or tips that could be beneficial to other people in the same situation is appreciated.

General Information

Address

Tishomingo County Jail
1208 Bettydale Drive
Iuka, MS 38852

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (662) 423-7000
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is incarcerated and want to find out where they are?

Has someone that’s been arrested and you want to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to search who is in jail at Tishomingo County Jail you need to visit their link and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Tishomingo County Jail Inmate Search is a list of people who have been arrested and are in jail, which includes custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and schedule for visitation. Also, you are able to get the same information on anybody booked or discharged in the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to locate their arrest information quicker if you enter the arrestee’s full name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If the person you are looking for might be in a different jail you should look here, too: Other County Jails in Mississippi


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a intake picture, is the photo taken by the police during jail intake processing. A mugshot is make of one face photo and a side photo. Your full name and jail booking number will be in the mugshot, and they are on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be viewed on the Tishomingo County Jail website, or you can go in person to the Tishomingo County Jail. When viewing online you need to input the name, and the booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to get your mugshot taken down from the Tishomingo County Jail website? This can be tricky, since the mugshot is a public record. You must file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that your arrest record would be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

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


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, if you’re arrested and put in jail, your only thought is about how to get out. After booking, bail is decided either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this might mean that you will either be released, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you do bail out of jail you will have to agree to show up for court, and in the meantime you won’t be permitted to leave the county.

Typically, a prisoner at Tishomingo County Jail can earn an early release in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and don’t cause any problems 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 jail every day when you’re finished working, or you might have the chance to move to a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Bail is money that you have to pay to the courts in order to be released from jail until you go to court. Your bail amount is determined by the crime you are charged with. Someone you know will need to post 10% of the amount that was determined in order to be released from jail. If you fail to show up for your court date, the person that paid your bail will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you must call the Tishomingo County Jail. If you have all the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they will let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the Tishomingo County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is never a fun thing, but fortunately, its really easy. First, find out if it is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If it is, you will not be able to get a bail bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they can’t accept a check. Once you have paid the bond, the inmate will be discharged. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen usually charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and sometimes have a minimum charge of $100. This money is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman will in these cases ask to use your assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To talk to a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a Bail Bondsman in Tishomingo County

Have you ever hired a Bail Bondsman because you or someone you know got arrested? If you have, 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

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • Time Served
  • Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Get Out 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 get put in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, it will take a while to get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you will have to answer some simple questions, such as what is your full name, home address, date of birth and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your mental and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will be taken from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • You will get to make a telephone call in order to call family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might get to keep wearing your own clothes, if not you you will be given a jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If you have, please share your experience. How long did it take to get processed? What was you treatment like? Can you share any tips that will help other people get through the procedure?

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged will take anywhere from 10 minutes to all day. In simple terms, the faster you post bail, the faster you will be freed. It also can depend on whether or not you have a bond amount or if the magistrate must figure out the amount of bail to be set. For minor offenses, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. If you have served a sentence in jail and are given a release date, you should plan to be released anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the sheriff has a, or if you need to begin your sentence in jail, you really should do the right thing and turn yourself into the authorities. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go down to the jail processing area, and tell the intake officer that you think they might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if you do, you will be taken into jail custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Make sure that you are not late to report. Make sure that you only bring allowed items when you turn yourself in, for example your drivers license or ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate have to provide each visitor’s name to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitors will be entered into the log for the inmate. Every visitor must provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Visitors that arrives for visitation late or without a visiting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures frequently change, so review the jail site before you 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 . Phone calls made in jail are much more costly than phone calls made outside of jail. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on 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 privileges might get cut back or eliminated altogether.

The Tishomingo County Jail phone number is: (662) 423-7000

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates must be sent using US Postal Service. You must not use any other type of mail delivery. You must write the inmate’s name, inmate ID number, and the jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not mail anything in a package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail received by the jail is opened and read and inspected by the jail officers, and will be returned to the sender if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Tishomingo County Jail is:

Tishomingo County Jail
1208 Bettydale Drive
Iuka, MS 38852

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Tishomingo County Jail
1208 Bettydale Drive
Iuka, MS 38852


The Tishomingo County Jail inmate mail policy changes, so you should visit the site when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you still have rights, the most important of which is that you have the right to request an attorney. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so you would be wise to get a friend or family member to locate a lawyer when you call. You may be asking yourself ‘but do I really need an attorney’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal lawyer can advise you of your rights, help protect your best interests and show you the way through the criminal justice system that you are now faced with. The sooner you get a lawyer involved with your criminal case, the better.

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

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford a lawyer, you will get a public defender. The Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are actual lawyers who are admitted to the State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you or someone you know used a court appointed attorney? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

Court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. Court records have a case file containing a docket sheet and all documents and motions in the case. You can access your court records with the Tishomingo County website, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that manages access to court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for all court participants, and also read the verdict when decided by the jury. All court records from your court case are available at the Tishomingo County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are all costs associated with your case, for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you are low income and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the person that rules over your case in court. They do several different things, like determing how much your bail will be, writing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is put together to include information about the defendant’s background and as much detail about the arrestee’s life and public history, which the magistrate judge will take into account when determining the sentence. Information and personal details will be gathered from the defendant, their family, and if necessary the victim of the crime. Bear in mind you are allowed to ask to get your own copy of the pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, and correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you may be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could get a date that you are required to to surrender and report 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 some you know is incarcerated in jail, or has ever been locked up?

You can just access the jail website and do an inmate search, and do a search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have a warrant out for your arrest, you can access arrest warrants on the website or you can call the court directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask the officer in charge. Keep in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Tishomingo County jail, on the phone, in person, or find out online. Arrest records are public record and this 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 Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are registered and listed on a sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to view this information online, but you should know that you will not find the street address, rather the block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. These records include a court case file that includes a docket and any documents filed in the court case. You can access court records on the internet, or at Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains a record of people’s criminal history. These databases are all linked so you are able to track criminal histories from any other state. You can go to the Tishomingo County Courthouse and check in person, or check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that it was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay for a more complete search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you will get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for these crimes:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

When you do a criminal history search, in most cases won’t find if that person has had any:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving histories, you will have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it easy? Was your search online or did you make a phone call to the courthouse? Was the information correct? There are lots of reasons that folks look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your account may make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

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

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of serving a jail sentence in the Tishomingo County jail is very scary, you will soon get accustomed to the daily routine. All inmates get an alarm for wake-up each morning at 6:00 AM, and then roll call. Then you will have breakfast. When you finish eating 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 Tishomingo 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 Tishomingo 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 funds to people in jail is always changing, so we suggest that you check the site when you send money to an inmate.

    Commissary

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

    Inmate Medications

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

    Meals

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

    Pods / The Yard

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

    Gangs

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


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    News and Media

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Tishomingo County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Tishomingo 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 Tishomingo 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 incarcerated at this jail? Do you know anybody that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited someone there?

    If so, then you should tell us about it. Write down your experience so others can find out what to expect.

    What to put in your review:

    • Conditions in Tishomingo County Jail.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Programs and activities


    Click here to write your review of Tishomingo County Jail

    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why’d you end up in jail? How did the guards treat you? How was life in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did getting locked up affect your life?

    Tell your story about when you did time at Tishomingo County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Trying to get in touch with an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Leave a message for them here.

    Post a message to people locked up at Tishomingo County Jail


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