Alcorn County Jail is located in Alcorn County and is the correctional facility for that area. Looking for someone locked up at Alcorn County Jail? This guide gives you info about anything a person needs to know about Alcorn County Jail,such as: Find out who’s in jail at Alcorn County Jail? Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Booking and intake procedures. Court information and records. And lots more.
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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and stressful thought, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also that person’s friends and family. This guide is designed to give you info that you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a lot easier. If you have specific questions, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any tips or comments that might be beneficial to others will be much appreciated.
Alcorn County Jail
2839 South Harper Road
Corinth, MS 38834
Phone Number and Fax Number
Phone: (662) 286-5521
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is locked up and need to locate them?
Has a family member or friend who has been arrested and you need to find them?
To see who’s in jail at Alcorn County Jail you will need to visit their website and do an inmate lookup.
The Alcorn County Jail Inmate List is a list of people who have been arrested, which includes custody status, bail amount, and visiting schedule. You can find info on anyone processed or discharged in the last 24 hours. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You can get their arrest information quicker if you enter the arrestee’s first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID.
If your friend or loved one could possibly be locked up at a different jail you can check the other Mississippi county jails in our Mississippi County Jail Guide: Mississippi County Jails Listing
A mugshot, also called a jail booking picture, is the picture that the police take when you are booked into jail. They will take one full face and a profile photo. Your name and booking number will be in the pictures, and they’re on file.
Mugshots of Alcorn County Jail prisoners can be found on the website, or you can view them at the Alcorn County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you need to enter their full name, and the arrest date.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot taken off of the Alcorn County Jail site? This is difficult, as your mugshot is a matter of public record. You have to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.
To learn more about getting your mugshot taken down, the many different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal websites: Mugshot Removal
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Obviously, if you are in jail, your primary thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through booking, bail is decided using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If you don’t get a bail set this might mean that you will either be released, or you are kept in jail until your court date.
If you are released from jail you are required to promise to go to your court date, and in the meantime you won’t be permitted to leave the area.
In most cases, an inmate at Alcorn County Jail can earn an early release in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and area a good inmate while incarcerated.
If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will be required to return to the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished working, or you could be permitted to move into a halfway house instead of jail.
Bail is how much money that you have to pay to get out of jail until your trial. The amount you will be required to pay all depends on the seriousness of your crime. You will need to pay 10% of the amount that was set in order for you to be released. If you don’t go to your court appearance, the person that paid your bail will lose that money.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
You have to call the Alcorn County Jail. If you’ve got the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know the bail amount. You can also check their bail amount and status on the jail website.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Having to bail someone out of jail is never fun, but usually, its easy if you have the money. First of all, you have to find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If this is the case, you will not be able to use a bail bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they won’t accept checks. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the prisoner will be released to your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.
If their bail has been set too high, or you just don’t have the money, you might need to use a bail bondsman. They usually have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and usually with a minimum of $100. This will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman will use your assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Get Time Off For Good Behavior
- Get Out on Work Release
- Get Out For Time Served
- Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
- Get Out on House Arrest
- Be Released on Your Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The intake process is made up of each of the following steps:
- You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
- The first thing you will have to is you must answer a number of questions, such as what your legal name is, home address, date of birth and contact person.
- You will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
- You’ll be given an inmate number.
- Your fingerprints will be taken.
- You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
- All of your personal property will be taken from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
- You will then be allowed to make a telephone call to get in touch with a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
- If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be allowed to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will have to change into a jail uniform.
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When you finally post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged from jail may take between 30 minutes to quite a few hours. So, the quicker you post bail, the sooner you can get released from jail. Also, how fast you get released can depend on whether you’ve got a bond amount or if the magistrate has to determine how much your bail will be. For minor charges, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have completed your jail sentence and have a date of your release, you should plan to get discharged that morning.
How To Turn Yourself In
If the sheriff has a, or if you need to start a jail sentence, it is recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, go down to the jail reception area, and tell an officer that think that there is a warrant for your arrest. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if you do, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. When reporting to serve a sentence, go to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order lists. Be sure that you don’t show up late. Make sure that you only bring things that are allowed when you turn yourself in, such as a driver’s license or state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as the sentencing order.
To have visitors, you have to list each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitors will be entered into a Visiting log as an approved visitor. All visitors have to provide identification. Any visitors showing up late or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to attend visitation.
The Alcorn County Jail visitation procedures change often, so we suggest that you visit the official jail site before you try to visit an inmate.
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 . These phone calls are typically more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. There is no limit to how often you can use the phone, but bear 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 could be reduced or forbidden completely.
The Alcorn County Jail phone number is: (662) 286-5521
Sending Mail to Inmates
All mail must be mailed using the US Postal Service. You must not use any other form of mail or package delivery. You have to write the prisoner’s name, inmate number, and the address of the jail on the envelope. Do not mail a box, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail is opened and examined by the jail administration, and the mail will be sent back to the person who mailed it if the jail decides it is inappropriate.
If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Alcorn County Jail, use this address:
Alcorn County Jail
2839 South Harper Road
Corinth, MS 38834
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Alcorn County Jail
2839 South Harper Road
Corinth, MS 38834
The Alcorn County Jail mail policy can change, so double check the official Alcorn County Jail site before you send a letter to an inmate there.
Get A Lawyer
When you get arrested, you have certain rights, and an important one is your right to request a lawyer. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so make sure you have a friend or relative locate a lawyer when you call. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘why do I need an attorney?’ You can represent yourself if you really want to, but, a lawyer can advise you of your rights, protect your interests and show you the way through the complicated court system that you are now faced with. The quicker you get a lawyer involved with your charges, the better your chances.
For more information on how to find an attorney, visit: How to Find a Lawyer in Alcorn County
If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender is staffed by private investigators, experts in forensics as well as social case workers. Public Defenders are full-fledged lawyers who are admitted to the State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.
Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender? How did they do?
Court records are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. They contain a court case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and all motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed. You are able to access your court case records via the website, or at the Clerk of Court’s office.
Clerk of Court
A Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that maintains the records. They also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records, documents, and evidence related to your court case are held at Clerk of Court’s office.
Court fees are all costs associated with your court case, for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you are low income and have a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.
A Magistrate is the person that will preside on your case in court. Magistrates do different tasks, which include deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants, and presiding over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention proceedings.
Your pre-sentencing report is completed to include your background information and information about the arrestee’s life history, which the judge will take into consideration when determining the sentence. Information will be collected from the defendant, his or her family, and, if applicable, the victim. Keep in mind you are allowed to request to receive a copy of your pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, so you have the opportunity to review it and correct any mistakes.
If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will then get sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on how serious your crime was, you will either be taken into custody, right there in court, or given a date to turn yourself into jail to serve your term.
Are you trying to find out if some you know is locked up, or has ever been locked up?
To do this, you should visit the jail’s website, and search using:
- The inmate’s name.
- Date of birth.
- Their approximate booking date.
- and their inmate ID.
If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you can call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.
If you think you might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants on the Alcorn County jail website or you can call the court directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask one of the officers. You should know that if there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.
If you know the person’s name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, either by phone, go there in person, or look online. An arrest is in the public record and the information is freely available.
Civil processes are when you are served with legal papers, which can be court orders. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All registered sex offenders must be listed and registered on a sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to see these offenders on the internet, but keep in mind that you will not be able to get the street address, rather the address block that they live on.
Court Records are public records and available to anyone. These records include a case file that includes a docket and any filings and documents filed in your case. You are able to access the court records online, or at the Alcorn County Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.
Each state maintains records of someone’s criminal past. These databases are connected so you can track criminal convictions from other states. You are able to go to county courthouse and inquire in person, or you can check the website. It helps to know the county, and if the crime was in a totally different state, you may have to pay for a more comprehensive search.
A search of someone’s criminal history you are able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for crimes, which include:
- DUI or DWI.
- Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
- Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
- Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
- Theft, breaking and entering.
But, when you do a criminal records check, you will not discover if that person has had any moving violations, like:
- Speeding tickets.
- Lost their driver’s license or license revoked or suspended.
- Minor infractions or moving violations.
- Parking Tickets.
- 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 Driver’s License
- An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.
- 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.
- 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.
- Conditions in Alcorn County Jail.
- Jail and pod layout and facility
- Guards and staff
- Jail food and commissary
- Having Visitors
- The other inmates.
- Inmate activities and programs
To find this information, you have to do a search for their driving record.
Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it a difficult process? Was your search online or did you make a phone call to the Alcorn County courthouse? Was the information correct? There are lots of reasons that people look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your feedback could make it easier for others.
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Everyone knows that the FBI has their list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Alcorn County, the Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.
Life In Jail / What Its Like
While the prospect of getting locked up in the Alcorn County jail is very scary, you will soon become accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. All inmates get an alarm to wake up at 6:00am, and then you’ll have roll call. Then you will eat breakfast. Following breakfast you will have to work in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. 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 Alcorn County Jail, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.
When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Alcorn 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 money to inmates is always changing, so be sure to check the site before you send any money.
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.
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.
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.
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.
News and Media
Photos / Pictures
Types of Jobs at Alcorn County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Alcorn 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.
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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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Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.
The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:
The definition of victim includes:
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.
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.
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.
Reviews of this Jail
Have you ever been a prisoner at this jail? Do you know someone that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at Alcorn County Jail?
If you have, then please write your review about it. Tell us about what you experienced so that other people will know what to expect.
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Tell Your Story
Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why’d you end up in jail? How did the guards treat you? How was life in jail? What were the other inmates like? Did going to jail affect your life? How?
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