Tunica County Detention Center – Tunica, MS

Tunica County Detention Center is located in Tunica County and is the main correctional facility for that county. Know someone in Tunica County Detention Center? This site will tell you all about everything a person needs to know about Tunica County Detention Center: Learn how to locate an inmate. How to view Tunica County Detention Center mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Tunica County court information. And much more…

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and stressfull prospect, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The purpose of this guide is to give you information that you need to make getting locked up easier. If you have a specific question, feel free to ask it, and also any feedback or comments that would help other people in the same situation will be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Tunica County Detention Center
5126 Old Mhoon, Landing Rd.
Tunica, MS 38676

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 662-363-1411
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is in jail and need to locate them?

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

In order to find out who is in jail at Tunica County Detention Center you should visit their web site and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Tunica County Detention Center Inmate Search is an online list of people who were arrested and are now in jail, including status, how much their bail is, and schedule for visitation. Also, you are able to get info on anybody who has been arrested or released within the past 24 hours. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to get their arrest information fast if you enter their full name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or loved one is at a different jail you can look here: Mississippi County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a booking photo, is the photo that the jail takes when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is make of one face photo and one profile photo. Your name and jail ID number will be in the photos, and they will be stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots are on the website, or you can go in person to the Tunica County Detention Center. When you search for mugshots online you need to enter their legal name, and the booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to have your mugshot taken off of the Tunica County Detention Center website? This will be difficult, since the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you will need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that your arrest record will be sealed, and will not be accessible. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot taken down, the different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal websites: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, once you’re incarcerated, your only thought is about getting out. After booking, a bail amount is determined either by bail schedule or magistrate. If there is no bail set this may mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you do bail out you must agree to be there for your court date, and in the meantime you are required not to go out of town.

Typically, a prisoner will earn early release in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break 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 may be granted work release. You will either have to return to the jail each day when you’re finished at your job, or you may get to move into a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you will be required to pay to be released from jail until your trial. The amount of bail that is set is dictated by how serious your crime is. You will need to post ten percent of the total that was determined in order for you to get discharged from jail. If you don’t show up for your scheduled court date, 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 have to call the Tunica County Detention Center or the County Courthouse. If know the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they will let you know what their bail is set at. You can also find out how much their bail is on the Tunica County Detention Center site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is never a fun thing, but most of the time, it is easy if you have the money. First of all, figure out if they have a “Cash Bond Only”. If so, you can’t use the services of a bondsman. Cash only – the jail won’t take a personal check. Once you have paid the bond, the person will be released into your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, 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. They will generally have a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and sometimes have a minimum of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bondsman will in these cases require that they use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To talk to a bail bondsman click here: Find a Bail Bondsman in Tunica County

Have you ever hired a Bail Bondsman for someone you know or yourself? If you have, post a comment below and tell about it, and let us know how it worked out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure takes you through each of these steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • Firstly, you will have to answer some simple questions, such as what is your full name, address, birthdate and an emergency contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • Any property you have will be taken from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • You will be allowed to use the phone in order to talk to 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 street clothes, otherwise you you will have to wear a jail jumpsuit.

Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If so, please tell us what happened. How long did it take to get processed? Were you treated fairly? Can you share any things that might help others to get through the procedure?

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. The discharge process takes anywhere from 10 minutes to all day long. In simple terms, the faster bail is posted, the sooner you will be released. How quickly you get discharged might depend on if you’ve got a cash bond or if the magistrate must decide on how much to set your bail at. For lesser charges, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a date of your release, you should expect to be discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you must start a jail sentence, you should follow the law and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, go down to the jail intake center, and tell someone that think that there is a warrant out for your arrest. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if they find one, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go down to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order states. Be sure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Be sure to only bring allowed items with you, for example your drivers license or even ID, prescription medication, as well as a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates have to list each visitor’s name to the jail. This information will go into a log of visitors for the requesting inmate. All visitors is required to provide identification. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Tunica County Detention Center are always changing, so review the jail site before you visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Jail phone calls are usually pricier than phone calls made at home. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, phone calls might get cut back or totally denied.

Phone Number: 662-363-1411

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates is required to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service. You must not use any other method of mail or package delivery. You should print the inmate’s name, inmate ID, and jail address on the letter that you send. Do not send a package or box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. Any mail gets opened and read and examined by the jail administration, and the mail will be returned if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Tunica County Detention Center, use this address:

Tunica County Detention Center
5126 Old Mhoon, Landing Rd.
Tunica, MS 38676

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Tunica County Detention Center
5126 Old Mhoon, Landing Rd.
Tunica, MS 38676


The mail policy at Tunica County Detention Center is always changing, so it would be best to check the the Tunica County Detention Center website before you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you still have certain rights, and an important one is that you have the right to request a lawyer. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is important to have a friend or relative locate an attorney for you. You might be thinking ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a lawyer can advise you of your rights, help protect your best interests and help you navigate through the complicated court system in Tunica County. The faster you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your charges, the better off you’ll be.

For more information about this, click here: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford a lawyer, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender Office is staffed by investigators, forensics experts as well as social workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are real attorneys that are members of the State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law.

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

Court Records

Court records are public records. They have a case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and all documents and motions that have been filed in your case. You, and anyone else, can access the records and documents in your court case via the Tunica County website, or at the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is a member of the court that manages access to court records. They also administer the oath during court cases, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records, documents, and evidence related to your case are kept at Tunica County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees are all costs from your court case, such as filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The Tunica County magistrate acts as the judge that presides over your case in court. Magistrates are judges that do a number of things, which include determing how much your bail will be, writing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary court hearings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared with your background information and as much detail about the defendant’s life and history, which the judge will take into consideration when deciding on the sentence. Information and personal details will be collected from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and in some circumstances the victim. Don’t forget that you should ask to get your own copy of your pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, so you get the chance to review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, which include 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 will either be immediately taken into custody, or you could get a date that you must go to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if some you know is currently in jail, or has ever been in jail?

This is pretty easy to do, simply just go to the Tunica County jail website, and search by:

  • Name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you should call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can access arrest warrants inquiry on the Tunica County court website or call the court. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask them. You should be clear that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

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

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, such as a court order. You can find these by contacting the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders have to be registered on a sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to view these listings on the internet, but bear in mind that you will not get the actual address, but rather the address block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. These records include a case file containing a docket sheet and all of the documents filed in your court case. You are able to access the court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at the Tunica County Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of people’s criminal background. These databases are linked together and you can track criminal backgrounds from any other state. Go to the Tunica County Courthouse and check in person, or check the website. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that it was in a totally different state, you may have to pay for a more intensive search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you can find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for crimes, which include:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft.

When you do a criminal history search, you generally won’t discover if they has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving histories, you must do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? How hard was it? Dis you do your search online or did you have to call the courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are many reasons that folks search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your account may help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

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

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of spending time in the Tunica County jail is quite unpleasant, soon you will get used to the daily routine there. Prisoners get an alarm to wake up at 6am, and then you’ll have roll call. Then you will have breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will be required to work in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Tunica County Detention Center, 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 Tunica County Detention Center 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 money to someone in jail could change, so be sure to check the official Tunica County Detention Center site before you send money 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 Tunica County Detention Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Tunica County Detention Center, 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 Tunica County Detention Center

    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:

    • You have the right to protection from the accused.
    • You have the right to notification.
    • You have the right to attend proceedings.
    • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • You have the right to restitution.
    • You have the right to a speedy trial.
    • You have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been incarcerated in Tunica County Detention Center? Do you know anybody there? Have you ever been to visit someone in this jail?

    If so, then we would like you to write your review about it. Write about your experience so others can find out what to expect.

    Things you might want to put in your comment:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • Other Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has at least one story to tell about it. Why were you locked up? Did you experience fair treatment? What was your daily routine in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. Did going to jail affect your life? How?

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    Did you make friends in jail? Trying to talk to somebody you met when you were locked up? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

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