Wilkinson County Correctional Facility – Woodville, MS

Wilkinson County Correctional Facility is located in Wilkinson County, Mississippi and is the primary correctional facility for the region. Are you looking for someone in jail at Wilkinson County Correctional Facility? This site gives you all about anything you might need to know about Wilkinson County Correctional Facility,like the following: Find an inmate at Wilkinson County Correctional Facility. How to view Wilkinson County Correctional Facility mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures. Wilkinson County court information. And more…

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary thought, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also that person’s friends and family. This guide is designed to give information and tips you need to make getting locked up a little less stressful. If you have specific questions, please feel free to ask it, and please leave any comments or tips that might be a benefit to others would be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Wilkinson County Correctional Facility
2999 U.S. Highway 61 North
Woodville, MS 39669

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 601-888-3199
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

Do you know a friend or family member who has been arrested and you need to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to look up who is in jail at Wilkinson County Correctional Facility you need to go to their link and do an inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Wilkinson County Correctional Facility Inmate Roster is a list of people who were arrested and are now in jail, including current status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting hours. Also, you can find the same information about anybody who has been arrested or released within the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You can find their inmate information fast if you’ve got the arrestee’s full name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If the person you are looking for might be incarcerated at a different jail you will want to check our guide to other Mississippi jails: Mississippi Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail booking photograph, is a picture that the police take when you are booked into jail. They take one frontal photo and a profile picture. Your full name and jail ID number will appear on the photos, and they will be on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates are on the website, or you can see them in person at the Wilkinson County Correctional Facility. When viewing mugshots online you will have to enter the person’s name, and an arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to have your mugshot taken down from the Wilkinson County Correctional Facility site? This will be difficult, as your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you will need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that your arrest record will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

Read our indepth tutorial about removing your mugshot, the various websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, if you’re arrested and put in jail, your primary thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve been booked, your bail amount is set either through a preset bail schedule or a 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 don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you are released from jail you must promise to go to your court date, and until then you will not be permitted to leave the county.

Usually, inmates at Wilkinson County Correctional Facility will earn time off for good behavior if they follow the rules and act right while in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to do work release. You will be required to go back to the jail every day when you’re finished working, or you might get to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Your bail is money that you have to pay to get out of jail until your court date. The amount you will be required to pay is determined by the seriousness of your charges. You will need to post 10% of the amount that was set in order for you to be released from jail. If you don’t show up for your scheduled court date, that person won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you must call the Wilkinson County Correctional Facility or the County Courthouse. If you have all the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will tell you what their bail is set at. You can also find out how much their bail is online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is never fun, but thankfully, its simple to do if you have the money. To start with, you need to know if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only”. If so, you can’t use a Bail Bondsman. Cash only – they can’t accept a check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the inmate will get released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you can’t afford it, you you should hire a bail bondsman. They will usually charge a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and in most cases charge a minimum fee of $100. This will not be returned to you and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bail bondsman will in most cases ask to use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To talk to a bail bondsman visit our page about: How to find a bail bondsman

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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
  • Get Released on House Arrest
  • Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process includes these steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you will answer some basic questions, such as your full legal name, your address, birth date and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • You will then be allowed to use the telephone so you can get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you will be allowed to wear your own clothes, otherwise you will be issued a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. The discharge process takes anywhere from 30 minutes to all day long. In other words the quicker bail is posted, the quicker you will get discharged. It also might depend on whether you’ve been given a cash bond or if a judge still needs to decide on how much your bail will be. For a minor charge, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and have a release date, expect to get released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the sheriff has a, or if you have to start a jail sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the rules and turn yourself into the authorities. For a warrant, go to the jail, in the reception area, and tell the intake officer that you think there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if you do, they will take you into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report at the exact time and date that the sentence order lists. Make sure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Only bring things that are allowed when you go, like your drivers license or even state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must provide each visitor’s name to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitors will go in a Visiting log as an approved visitor. All visitors must provide proof of identification. Visitors that gets to visitation or any visitors that are not approved to visit will be turned away.
Visitation procedures frequently change, so you should visit the official Wilkinson County Correctional Facility jail site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Calls made in jail are generally more costly than regular phone calls. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, your ability to use the phone might get cut back or cut altogether.

The Wilkinson County Correctional Facility phone number is: 601-888-3199

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail has to be sent via US Postal Service. You cannot use any other form of delivery. You should write the prisoner’s name, inmate number, and the address of the jail on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t send anything in a box or package, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail that you send to inmates is opened and examined and read by the officers at the jail, and the mail will be 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 Wilkinson County Correctional Facility:

Wilkinson County Correctional Facility
2999 U.S. Highway 61 North
Woodville, MS 39669

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Wilkinson County Correctional Facility
2999 U.S. Highway 61 North
Woodville, MS 39669


The mail policy changes often, so check the the Wilkinson County Correctional Facility website when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you should know you still have rights, the most important of which is the right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so make sure you ask a friend or family member to locate a lawyer for you. You may be thinking ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal lawyer will make sure you know your rights, help protect your interests and help you navigate through the complicated court system in Wilkinson County. The sooner you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your charges, the better off you’ll be.

To read more about how to find an attorney, click: How to Find an Attorney in Wilkinson County

Public Defender

If you can’t afford an attorney, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. In addition, the Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as independent investigators, forensics experts and social workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys, members of the Mississippi State Bar and are licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

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

Court Records

Court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. They contain a court case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and every documents and motions that have been filed. You, and anyone else, can access the records and documents in your court case with the website, or by going to the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Wilkinson County Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who maintains the records. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and also read the jury’s verdict. All records relating to your case are held at Wilkinson County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the charges associated with your case, such as filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

A Magistrate acts as the judge that will preside on your case. Magistrate judges do a number of different things, which include deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over initial court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is prepared to include information about the defendant’s background and information about the defendant’s life history, which the magistrate judge will review and take into account when deciding on the sentence. Information and personal details will be solicited from the person on trial, their family, and if necessary the victim in the crime. Bear in mind that you can request to have your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, so you can correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

When you are 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 to probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on the severity of the crime, you might get locked up immediately, or you could be given a date that you are supposed to turn yourself into jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

To do so, you should go to the jail’s website, and search by:

  • Name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you can also call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check arrest warrants on the Wilkinson County court website or call the court. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask them. You should be clear that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and their arrest date, contact the Wilkinson County jail, on the phone, go there in person, or look online. An arrest is public record and these records are accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, which can be , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can access civil process orders by going to the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are registered and listed on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You can access sex offenders on the website, but you should know that you will not be able to get the actual address, just the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. Court Records include a case file that contains a docket and all of the documents filed in your case. You can access your court records on the internet, or at the Wilkinson County Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains records of someone’s criminal history. These databases are connected and you can track criminal convictions from another state. Go to the Wilkinson County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and in the event that it was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

A criminal records search you are able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for the following crimes:

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

If you do a criminal records check, you generally will not find if they had:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this information, you must do a driving history search.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? How easy was it? Dis you do your search online or did you make a phone call to the Wilkinson County courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your account could help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI keeps a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Wilkinson County,the Wilkinson County Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that getting locked up in Wilkinson County Correctional Facility is something you wish you could avoid, eventually you will become accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. Inmates get an alarm for wake-up at 6:00AM, and then you’ll have roll call. Next, you will eat breakfast. Following 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 Wilkinson County Correctional Facility, 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 Wilkinson County Correctional Facility 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 Wilkinson County Correctional Facility inmates could change, so we suggest that you visit the the Wilkinson County Correctional Facility website when you send funds 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

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Wilkinson County Correctional Facility

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Wilkinson County Correctional Facility, 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 Wilkinson County Correctional Facility

    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 spent any time at this jail? Do you know anybody there? Have you ever visited someone there?

    If your answer is yes, then please write your review about it. Write down what you experienced so other people can learn what to expect.

    Things you can write in your review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

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

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Want to say wassup to a person you met in jail? Leave a message for them here.

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