Neshoba County Jail – Philadelphia, MS

Neshoba County Jail is located in Neshoba County and is the correctional facility for the area. Know somebody in Neshoba County Jail? This guide gives you all about anything one might want to know about Neshoba County Jail: How to locate an inmate at Neshoba County Jail. How to view Neshoba County Jail mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. How to post bail. Intake procedures. Court information and records. And much, much more.

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and stressfull prospect, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. The purpose of this guide is to give you information that you need to make going to jail easier. If you have a question, just ask it in the comment section below, and also any tips or comments that could be beneficial to others would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Neshoba County Jail
401 Beacon Street, Suite 108
Philadelphia, MS 39350

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 601-656-7659
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that is incarcerated and need to contact them?

Do you know a family member or friend who’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find them?

To look up who’s in jail at Neshoba County Jail you will need to go to their link and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Neshoba County Jail Inmate Roster is an online list of persons who have been arrested and are in jail, including current status, bail amount, and visiting hours. You can also get information for anybody booked or released within the past 24 hour period. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You can find the information fast if you enter their full name, birth date, or arrest number.

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


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a intake photo, is the picture that the police take when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is actually one face photo and one profile photo. Your name and jail ID number will be in the mugshot, and they will be stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshots are on the Neshoba County Jail website, or you can view them at the Neshoba County Jail. When viewing online you need to input the prisoner’s name, and the arrest date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to get your mugshot taken off of the Neshoba County Jail site? This is difficult, because your mugshot is a public record. You must file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, and will not be accessible. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

To learn more 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

Of course, if you’re arrested and put in jail, your only thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through booking, your bail will be set by the magistrate. If no bail is set this might mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you are are released you will have to agree to be in court on your court date, and until then you are not permitted to leave town.

Usually, inmates will earn early release in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and don’t cause any problems while in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will either have to stay jail every day when you’re finished with work, or you may be allowed to live in a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the courts to get out of jail until your trial. The amount you will be required to pay depends on what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. Someone you know will need to pay to the courts 10% of the amount that was set in order to get out of jail. If you don’t go to court, that person will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You will need to call the Neshoba County Jail. If you’ve got the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know the bail amount. Also, you can see the bail amount on the Neshoba County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but in some cases, it’s simple to do if you have the money. First, find out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond. If this is the case, you can’t use the services of a Bail Bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they can’t take a check. Once you have paid the bond, the person will be released to your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you just can’t afford it, you should use a bail bondsman. They usually charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and in most cases charge a minimum of $100. This will not be returned to you and the bondsman only accepts cash. If bail is very large, the bondsman may request to use your assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

To talk to a local bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman at Neshoba County Jail

Have you ever used a Bail Bondsman for yourself, a family member or friend? If so, 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
  • 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 includes each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • First, will answer some questions, like what is your full legal name, street address, birth date and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • All personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • They will let you make a telephone call to contact a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might get to wear your own clothes, if not you will be issued a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will get discharged from jail. The discharge process may take anywhere between 30 minutes to all day long. Or, simply, the faster bail is posted, the faster you will get discharged from jail. Also, it can depend on whether or not you have a cash bond or if the judge must decide on how much to set your bail at. For a minor charge, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served your sentence and are given a release date, you should plan to get released anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the police have a, or if you need to report to start a sentence, you should do the right thing and turn yourself in willingly. For a warrant, report to the jail, in the reception area, and tell the intake officer that think that there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if so, you will be taken into jail custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go down to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order requires you to. Be very careful that you are not late to report. Only bring approved items when you go to jail, like a driver’s license or state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and the official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to give each visitor’s name to the jail. Your visitors will be entered into a Visiting log for the requesting inmate. All visitors will be required to provide identification. Anyone showing up late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures frequently change, so check the official jail site before you go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Phone calls made in jail are usually more expensive than regular phone calls. There is no limit to how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you are disciplined for an infraction, your ability to use the phone might get reduced or eliminated completely.

The Neshoba County Jail phone number is: 601-656-7659

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates must be sent via the US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other method of mail or package delivery. You have to clearly print the inmate’s name, prisoner number, and jail address on the letter that you send. Don’t mail a package, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail received by the jail gets opened and read by staff, and will be returned to the sender if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Neshoba County Jail
401 Beacon Street, Suite 108
Philadelphia, MS 39350

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Neshoba County Jail
401 Beacon Street, Suite 108
Philadelphia, MS 39350


The Neshoba County Jail inmate mail policy changes, so be sure to double check the site before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you have rights, the most important of which is that you have the right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure to have a friend or relative find a lawyer when you call. You might be thinking ‘but do I really need an attorney’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal attorney will make sure you know your rights, help protect your interests and help you navigate through the criminal justice system in your county. The sooner you get an attorney working on your charges, the better off you’ll be.

To read more about this, read our guide: How to Find an Attorney in Neshoba County

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford an attorney, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. The Public Defender’s Office has access to private investigators, experts in forensics and social workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are licensed attorneys that are admitted to the Mississippi State Bar Association and are fully licensed to handle your case.

Have you ever had to use a Public Defender? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

Court records are a matter of public record. They are comprised of a case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and all of the motions, documents, and evidence in the case. You have the ability to access court records using the internet service, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who manages access to court records. They also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records related to your court case are held at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges from your case, such as for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The Neshoba County magistrate is the type of judge that presides over your case. They do a number of things, like deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and overseeing initial court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed with your background information and as much detail about the arrestee’s life and public history, which the magistrate judge will take into consideration when decide your sentence. Information and personal details will be requested from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and in some cases the victim in the crime. Bear in mind that you can request to see your own copy of the pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, and make sure that you go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, ranging from community service to probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you will either be immediately taken into custody, or you could receive a date that you are supposed to go to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

This is pretty easy to do, simply you should query the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you can call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check court records on the website or call the jail directly. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask the officer in charge. You should know that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the Neshoba County jail, on the phone, in person, or look online. Records of arrests are public record and the information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, which can be , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these by contacting the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders have to be listed and registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people 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 you should know that you will not be able to find the precise address, just the neighborhood block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. They include a case file that includes a court docket and all of the filings and documents filed in the court case. You can access the court records on the internet, or at Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of people’s criminal background. These online databases are connected so you are able to track criminal histories from any other state. You can go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if the crime was in a totally different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

A criminal history search you are able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for crimes, which include:

  • DUI.
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, in most cases won’t learn if that person had:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving records, you will have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? How hard was it? Was your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the Neshoba County courthouse? Was it correct? There are many reasons that folks look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your account may help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Neshoba County,the Neshoba County Sheriff 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

    Everyone knows that being incarcerated in the Neshoba County jail is something you wish you could avoid, in time you will get used to the routine that is set for you in jail. All inmates get a wake-up alarm every morning at 6:00am, and next they’ll do roll call. You will then get breakfast. When you finish 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 Neshoba 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 Neshoba County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.

    The process for sending funds to someone in jail at Neshoba County Jail changes, so be sure to visit the site before 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

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Neshoba County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Neshoba 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 Neshoba 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:

    • 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 locked up in this jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited someone at this jail?

    If your answer is yes, then please write your review about it. Tell us about your jail experience so that others can find out what to expect.

    Things you might want to write in your review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gang activity
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has a story about it. How’d you end up in jail? Did you get fair treatment? What was it like in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How did getting locked up affect your life?

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