Wayne County Jail – Waynesboro, MS

Wayne County Jail is in Wayne County and is the jail for that region. Know someone locked up at Wayne County Jail? This page gives you info about everything you might want to know about Wayne County Jailsuch as the following: Find an inmate at Wayne County Jail. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information. And much more…

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The chance of going to jail is a scary thought, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also their friends and family. This guide is designed to give information you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail easier. If you have a specific question, just ask it in the comment section below, and also any tips or comments that might help others would be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Wayne County Jail
613 Court Street
Waynesboro, MS 39367

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (601) 735-2323
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that is locked up and don’t know how to contact them?

Do you know somebody that has been arrested and you don’t know how to find out what jail they’re in?

To look up who is in jail at Wayne County Jail you need to go to their website and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Wayne County Jail Inmate Search has information on people currently in custody, including current status, how much their bail is, and visiting schedule. Also, you can get the same information about anybody booked or released within the last 24 hours. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to get their inmate information more quickly if you enter your friend or family member’s name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If the inmate you are looking for may be locked up at a different jail you should look here: Mississippi County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail intake photograph, is a photo that the jail takes when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is make of one and a profile picture. Your full name and jail ID number will be on the mugshot, and they will be on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be seen online, or you can see them at the Wayne County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you need to put in the name, and the arrest date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to get your mugshot erased from the Wayne County Jail website? This may not be possible, as your mugshot is a public record. You need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that your arrest record will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

To learn more about getting your mugshot removed, the various mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, once you’re in jail, your primary thought is about when and how you will get out. After booking, a bail amount is set using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. In cases where no bail is set this may mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you are are released you must promise to be there for your court date, and in the meantime you are required not to leave the county.

Typically, inmates will be given early release in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and area a good inmate while they’re in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be granted work release. Either you will have to go back to the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished with work, or you may be allowed to sleep in a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Bail is money that you have to pay to the courts to be released from jail pending trial. Your bail amount is determined by how serious your charges are. Someone will have to put up ten percent of the total that was determined before you can be released. If you fail to show up for your court date, whoever paid your bail will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You will have to call the jail. If you have all the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they will tell you what their bail is set at. You can also check their bail amount and status on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is never fun, but in some cases, it is 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 can’t use the services of a Bail Bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they won’t take a personal check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the inmate will be released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, of if you can’t pay it, you might need to use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen generally have a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and sometimes have a minimum fee of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman might ask to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

You can find a local bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman at Wayne County Jail

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Get Out on Work Release
  • Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • Get Out on House Arrest
  • Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure takes you through these steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • Firstly, you will have to answer some questions, such as your full name, street address, date of birth and an emergency contact.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will be taken from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • You will be allowed to use the telephone to get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be allowed to keep wearing street clothes, if not you will be issued a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will be discharged from jail. The discharge process can take anywhere between 15 minutes to many hours. Or, simply, the quicker bail is posted, the quicker you will get let go. Also, how fast you get released depends on whether or not you have a cash bond amount or if the magistrate has to figure out your bail amount. For a minor offense, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have completed your jail sentence and have a release date, expect to get released that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you have to begin your sentence in jail, it is highly recommended that you follow the law and turn yourself in willingly. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go down to the jail processing area, and tell the intake officer that believe that there could be a warrant out for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if there is one, they will take you into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order requires you to. Be very careful that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Be sure to only bring necessary items when you go to jail, such as your drivers license or even ID, prescription medication, as well as a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to list each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s names will be entered into a log of visitors for the inmate. Each visitor has to provide proof of identification. Anyone that gets to visitation or without a visiting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Jail visitation policies are always changing, so make sure that you review the official site before you try to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Phone calls made in jail 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 inmates must keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the jail rules, phone privileges may be limited or totally denied.

The Wayne County Jail phone number is: (601) 735-2323

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail must be mailed using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You can’t use any other form of mail or package delivery. You have to clearly write or type the prisoner’s name, inmate ID number, and jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t mail a package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail received by the jail will be opened and reviewed by the officers at the jail, and will get sent back to the person who mailed it if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Wayne County Jail
613 Court Street
Waynesboro, MS 39367

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Wayne County Jail
613 Court Street
Waynesboro, MS 39367


The Wayne County Jail mail policy changes, so be sure to double check the the Wayne County Jail website before you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you have particular rights, one of these is the right to request an attorney. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so make sure to ask a friend or family member to find a lawyer when you call. You might be thinking ‘but do I really need an attorney’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a lawyer can advise you of your rights, help protect your interests and help you navigate through the complicated legal system. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your charges, the better off you’ll be.

For more detailed information on how to find a lawyer, click here: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you can’t afford a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. The Public Defender Office is staffed by private investigators, forensics experts as well as social case workers. Public Defenders are real lawyers who are admitted to the State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law.

Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

Court records are are public records and are available upon request. Court records include a file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and every motions, documents, and evidence in your case. You have the ability to access your court case records with the online service, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that manages court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for all court participants, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records, documents, and evidence related to your court case are held at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the costs associated with your court case, such as for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you are low income and have a court appointed attorney, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The Wayne County court magistrate is the judge who presides on your court case. Magistrates do several different things, which include setting your bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is prepared with your background information and as much detail about the arrestee’s life, which the judge will consider when determining the sentence. Information will be gathered from the person on trial, his or her family members, and if necessary the victim. Don’t forget that you can request to receive a copy of the pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, so you can review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, which include community service to probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you could be taken into custody immediately, or you could receive a date to turn yourself into jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if some you know is locked up, or has gone to jail in the past?

You can you need to go to the jail’s website, and search by:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant, you can access arrest warrants inquiry online or call the court directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the 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 have a first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, by phone, go there in person, or find out online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and this is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, like , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Wayne County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders must be listed and registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. Those 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 offenders online, but bear in mind that you can’t see the precise address, rather the neighborhood block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. They include a court case file containing a docket sheet and any documents filed in your case. You are able to access the court records on their website, or at Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains a record of someone’s criminal history. These online databases are linked together so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from other states. You are able to go to the Wayne County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. You must know which county the crime occured in, and in the event that the crime was in a different state, you might have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you will be able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any of the following crimes:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

During a criminal records search, you won’t be able to find out if someone has had any:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving histories, you have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it an easy process? Dis you do your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the courthouse? Was it correct? There are plenty of reasons that people look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your account could make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has a listing of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Wayne County,the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of being incarcerated in the Wayne County jail is no fun, eventually you will become accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. You will get a wake-up alarm each morning at 6:00am, and next they’ll do roll call. You will then have breakfast. After breakfast, you will have 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 Wayne 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 Wayne 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 rules for sending funds to Wayne County Jail inmates can change, so be sure to check the official website when you send any funds.

    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 Wayne County Jail

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


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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:

    • Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
    • Victims have the right to notification.
    • Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • Victims have the right to restitution.
    • Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
    • Victims 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 locked up in this jail? Do you have a family member or friend that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited an inmate in this jail?

    If yes, then you should write a review about it. Write down your experience so that other people can find out what to expect.

    What to include in your comment:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

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

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    Did you make friends in jail? Want to throw a shout out to a person you met in jail? Post a message to them below.

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