Warren County Jail – Vicksburg, MS

Warren County Jail is in Warren County and is the correctional facility for that area. Do you know someone in jail at Warren County Jail? This guide tells you all about everything you might need to know about Warren County Jail,like: Find out who’s in jail at Warren County Jail? Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s address and phone number. How to post bail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information and records. And lots more.

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and stressfull thought, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. The goal of this guide is to give you all the information and tips that you’ll need to make going to jail a little less stressful. If you have questions, feel free to ask them, and any feedback or comments that could be a benefit to others is much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Warren County Jail
1000 Grove Street
Vicksburg, MS 39183

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 601-636-1761
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone in jail and need to find out where they are?

Has somebody that has been arrested and you want to locate them?

To see who’s in jail at Warren County Jail you will have to navigate to their web site and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Warren County Jail Inmate Search is an online list of persons who were arrested and are now in jail, including current status, how much their bail is, and times you can visit. Also, you are able to get information about anybody processed or discharged in the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You can locate their arrest information more quickly if you have your friend or family member’s full name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If the inmate you are looking for might be at a different jail you can look here: Mississippi Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail intake photo, is the photo that the jail takes when you are booked into jail. They take one face photo and a side photo. Your full name and intake number will be on the pictures, and they’re on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be searched on the website, or you can see them in person at the Warren County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you will have to input their first and last name, and the arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to have your mugshot erased from the Warren County Jail site? This will be difficult, because the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you must file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest would be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

To learn more about getting your mugshot taken down, the various mugshot websites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, once you’re locked up, your main thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, your bail will be set either by bail schedule or magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this may mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out of jail you must promise to go to your court date, and until then you are required not to leave the county.

Typically, prisoners at Warren County Jail can earn time off in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and area a good inmate while in jail.

If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to do work release. Either you will have to go back to the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished working, or you may be allowed to move into a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Your bail is money that you have to pay to the courts to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount you will be required to pay is determined by the seriousness of your crime. You or someone you know will have to put up 10 percent of the total that was determined in order to get discharged from jail. If you don’t show up for your court date, whoever put up your bail money will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail must call the jail. If you’ve got the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know what their bail is set at. You can also see the bail amount online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is no fun, but fortunately, its really easy if you have the money. First of all, you need to find out if they have a Cash Only Bond. If this is the case, you will not be able to use the services of a bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they won’t accept a personal check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the person will be discharged. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you can’t afford it, you might need to use a bail bondsman. They generally have a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and usually have a minimum charge of $100. This money is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman may request to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond.

To contact a local bail bondsman go to: How to find a bail bondsman

Have you ever hired a bail bondsman for yourself, a family member or friend? If so, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, and let us know how it worked out for you.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • Get Out For Time Served
  • Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • 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 get put in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • The first step is that you must answer a bunch of questions, such as what is your full legal name, home address, birthdate and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • They will allow you to make a telephone call in order to talk to family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might get to keep wearing street clothes, otherwise you you will have to wear a jail issued jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged will take from 30 minutes to all day long. In other words the quicker bail is posted, the quicker you will get discharged from jail. Also, how fast you get released can depend on whether you’ve got a bond amount or if a judge needs to figure out how much to set your bail at. For lesser charges, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and are given a discharge date, you should expect to get discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the police have a, or if you have to begin your sentence in jail, you should follow the law and turn yourself in willingly. If you have a warrant, report to the jail, and tell someone that you think there is a warrant for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if they find one, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, report on the date and time that the sentence order requires you to. Make sure that you aren’t late. Just bring required items when you go to jail, such as your drivers license or photo ID, prescription medication, and a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate have to list each visitor’s name to the jail. Your visitor’s names will be entered into the log for the inmate that requested the visitor. All visitors will be required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Visitors that arrives for visitation late or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures change often, so visit the official site before you try to go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . These phone calls are generally more expensive than phone calls made at home. There is no limit to when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates must keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the rules and are disciplined, phone privileges could be reduced or forbidden completely.

The Warren County Jail phone number is: 601-636-1761

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail is required to be sent via the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You must not use any other form of mail delivery. You must write or type the name, prisoner number, and the jail address on the letter. Don’t send a box, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail sent to inmates gets opened and inspected by the jail staff, and will get returned if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Warren County Jail:

Warren County Jail
1000 Grove Street
Vicksburg, MS 39183

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Warren County Jail
1000 Grove Street
Vicksburg, MS 39183


The Warren County Jail mail policy is always changing, so you should check the official Warren County Jail site when you send a letter to an inmate 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 a lawyer. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so make sure to ask a friend or family member to locate an attorney when you call them. You might be thinking ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal lawyer will make sure you know your rights, look after your best interests and help you navigate the complicated court system that you are now faced with. The quicker you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your case, the better your chances.

To read more about this subject, click here: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. The Public Defender Office is staffed by independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as case workers. All Public Defenders are real attorneys who are admitted to the State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney? How did they do?

Court Records

Warren County 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 file containing a docket and all motions, documents, and evidence filed in the course of your case. You can access your court case records with the internet service, or by going to the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who manages the records. They also administer the oath in a court case, and read the jury’s verdict. All records, documents, and evidence relating to your case are maintained at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the charges and fees associated with your court case, such as for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Warren County magistrate is the type of judge that presides over your court case. Magistrate judges do different tasks, which include setting bail amounts, writing arrest warrants, and overseeing initial court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is completed with information about the arrestee’s background and details of the defendant’s life and history, which the magistrate will review and take into account when determining the sentence. Information and personal details will be gathered from the person on trial, his or her family members, and, if applicable, the victim of the crime. Don’t forget you can request to receive a copy of the pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, so you have the opportunity to correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, ranging from community service, house arrest, and probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you will either be immediately taken into custody, or given a date to turn yourself into jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if some you know is incarcerated in jail, or has ever been in jail?

This is pretty easy to do, simply you should visit the Warren County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search using:

  • Their name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you should call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant, you can access arrest warrants on the Warren County jail website or you are able to call the court directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask them. Bear in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, either by phone, go there in person, or find out online. Arrest records are public record and the information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, such as a court order. You can access civil process orders by going to the Warren County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders must 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 or kidnapping crime. You can access these listings on the internet, but remember that you will not be able to see the precise address, just the block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. They include a court case file containing a docket and all of the documents filed in the case. You are able to access court records via the internet, or at the Warren County Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of people’s criminal background. These state databases are all linked and you can track criminal convictions from another state. Go to the Warren County Courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that it was in a totally different state, you might have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

A criminal records search you will find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft.

But, when you do a criminal records check, in most cases will not be able to find out if someone has had:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving records, you have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Dis you do your search online or did you call the jail? Was the information correct? There are many reasons that folks look up criminal records, and your story could help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Warren County,the Warren County Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that spending time in the Warren County jail is quite unpleasant, in time you will settle into the routine that is set for you. Inmates get an alarm to wake up at about 6am, and next they’ll do roll call. You will then 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 Warren 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 Warren 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 funds to someone in jail is likely to change, so it would be best to review the official Warren County Jail site before you send any money.

    Commissary

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

    Inmate Medications

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

    Meals

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

    Pods / The Yard

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

    Gangs

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


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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Warren County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Warren 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 Warren 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 have a family member or friend that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited someone there?

    If yes, then you should write a review about it. Write down your jail experience so that others will know what to expect.

    Things you might want to include in your comment:

    • Conditions in Warren County Jail.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. How’d you end up in jail? Did you experience fair treatment? How was day to day life at Warren County Jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How has this experience impacted your life?

    Click here to share your story about when you did time in Warren County Jail

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