Calhoun County Jail – Pittsboro, MS

Calhoun County Jail is in Calhoun County and is the main correctional facility for that area. Know somebody at Calhoun County Jail? This guide gives you all about everything a person needs to know about Calhoun County Jail: How to locate an inmate at Calhoun County Jail. Find inmate mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures. Court information and records. And much, much more.

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and daunting situation, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. The purpose of this guide is to give you all the advice and information that you’ll need to make getting locked up easier. If you have a question, please feel free to ask it, and please leave any tips or comments that could be beneficial to other people in the same situation will be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Calhoun County Jail
178 South Murphree Street
Pittsboro, MS 38951

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (662) 412-3149
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Map and Directions

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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 need to contact them?

Do you know a family member or friend who’s been arrested and you need to find them?

In order to see who is in jail at Calhoun County Jail you have to visit their website and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Calhoun County Jail Inmate Search is an online list of persons currently in custody, including status, bail amount, and times the inmate can have visitors. You can find info about anybody processed or released in the past 24-hour period. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You will be able to get their inmate information fast if you enter the arrestee’s name, birth date, or arrest number.

If the person you are looking for might be locked up at a different jail you will want to check our Mississippi county jail guide: Other Jails in Mississippi


Mugshots

A mugshot, or booking photograph, is the picture taken by the police when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is actually two photos one and a profile photo. Your full name and booking number will be in the photos, and they’re kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Calhoun County Jail prisoners can be searched online, or you can see them at the Calhoun County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you need to put in the prisoner’s legal name, and the arrest date, if you have one.

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How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to get your mugshot erased from the Calhoun County Jail site? This is difficult, because the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you must file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that your arrest record will be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For a more in-depth article about getting your mugshot taken down, the different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

If you’re arrested and put in jail, your only thought is about getting out. After you’ve been booked, bail will be set by the magistrate. If no bail is set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you are released from jail you will have to agree to be in court on your court date, and in the meantime you are not permitted to leave town.

Typically, prisoners at Calhoun County Jail are given time off in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and act right while locked up.

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 working, or you might get to live in a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Bail is money that you have to pay to the court system in order to be released from jail until your court date. The amount you have to pay depends on the seriousness of your charges. Someone you know will need to pay 10% of the amount that was determined in order to be released from jail. If you fail to show up for court, whoever paid your bail will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail have to call the Calhoun County Jail. If know the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you how much their bail is. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the Calhoun County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is never fun, but most of the time, it is very simple to do. First, you need to find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If it is, you can’t use the services of a bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they will not take checks. 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 bail is set too high, or you just can’t afford it, you should use a bail bondsman. They will usually charge a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and in most cases with a minimum of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bail bondsman will request to use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

To talk to a bail bondsman go to: Bail bondsman

Have you ever had to use a bail bondsman to bail someone out of jail? If you have, please share your experience in a comment below, and let us know how things turned out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Get Out on Work Release
  • Time Served
  • Get Out 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 jail intake process includes each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If there are a lot of arrests, it will take a while to get processed.
  • First, must answer some simple questions, like what is your full name, address, birth date and an emergency contact.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will be taken from you and stored until you get released.
  • You will then be allowed to make a telephone call so you can get in touch with family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you will be allowed to keep wearing street clothes, if not you will have to change into a jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If so, please tell us what happened. How long did it take to get processed? How did the guards treat you? Do you know any secrets that will help other people make it through jail intake?

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged takes from 15 minutes to all day long. Or, simply, the quicker you post bail, the quicker you will be released. How quickly you get discharged will depend on whether you’ve got a cash bond or if a judge has to determine the bail amount. For lesser charges, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and have a date of your release, plan to get released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If there is a, or if you have to start a jail sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the law and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, report to the jail intake center, and tell an officer that think that there is a warrant out for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if so, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go down to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order states. Make sure that you are not late to report. Just bring allowed items when you go, like a driver’s license or photo ID, prescription medication, as well as a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates must list each visitor’s name to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitors will be entered in the log as an approved visitor. All visitors is required to provide a photo ID when visiting. Visitors that arrives for visitation late or without a visiting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Jail visitation policies are always changing, so make sure that you check the official Calhoun County Jail jail site before you go.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . These phone calls are generally pricier than regular phone calls. There is no limit to how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the rules and are disciplined, phone calls might get reduced or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

The Calhoun County Jail phone number is: (662) 412-3149

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate must be sent via the US Postal Service. You must not use any other type of mail or package delivery. You should write the prisoner’s name, prisoner number, and jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t mail anything in a box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail gets opened and examined and read by the jail administration, and will be sent back if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Calhoun County Jail, use this address:

Calhoun County Jail
178 South Murphree Street
Pittsboro, MS 38951

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Calhoun County Jail
178 South Murphree Street
Pittsboro, MS 38951


The mail policy at Calhoun County Jail can change, so we suggest that you check the the Calhoun County Jail website before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you have rights, the first of which is your right to request a lawyer. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure you get a friend or family member to locate a lawyer when you talk to them. You might be thinking ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal defense lawyer can advise you of your rights, help protect your interests and help you navigate the criminal justice system that you are now faced with. The sooner you get an attorney working on your criminal case, the better your chances.

For more detailed information on this subject, click here: How to Find a Lawyer in Calhoun County

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford an attorney, you will get a public defender. The Public Defender is staffed by private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys that are members of the State Bar and are licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? How did they do?

Court Records

All court records are a matter of public record. They include a case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and all motions, documents, and evidence in the case. You have the ability to access your court case records using the online service, or at the Calhoun County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is a member of the court that manages access to court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and read the jury’s verdict. All records and documents from your case are kept at Clerk of Court.

Fees

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

Magistrate

The magistrate is the judge that will preside on your court case. Magistrate judges do different functions, which include determining how much your bail will be, writing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over first court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together with information about the arrestee’s background and as much detail about the defendant’s life and history, which the magistrate judge will take into account when determining the sentence. Information and personal details will be gathered from the person on trial, their family, and if necessary the victim. Don’t forget that you can request to get a copy of the pre-sentencing report before sentencing, so you can correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, ranging from community service, house arrest, and probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on how serious your crime was, you will either be taken into custody immediately, or you could be given a date that you must to surrender and report to 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 someone is in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

To do this, you will have to access the Calhoun County jail website, and search by:

  • Their name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their jail inmate 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 have an outstanding warrant, you are able to check the court records on the Calhoun County court website or call the court directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and inquire at the information desk. Bear in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the Calhoun County jail, either by phone, in person, or you can check online. Arrest records are public record and this is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, such as , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders have to be registered and listed on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to see these listings on the internet, but you should know that you can’t find the precise address, but rather the neighborhood block that 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 that contains a docket sheet and any of the documents and filings filed in the court case. You can access court records on their website, or at the clerk’s office of the court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains a record of someone’s criminal background. These online databases are connected and you can track criminal convictions from any other state. You can go to county courthouse and check in person or you can check the website. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and if it was in a completely different state, you might have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

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

  • DUI.
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft.

During a criminal records search, you generally will not find if that person had:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this kind of information, you will have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? How hard was it? Did you search online or did you make a phone call to the Calhoun County courthouse? Was it correct? There are many reasons that people look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your comments could help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Calhoun County,The Sheriff’s Department 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 Calhoun County Jail is very scary, soon you will settle into the daily routine there. Inmates get an alarm for wake-up at about six in the morning, and next they’ll do roll call. You will then eat breakfast. Following breakfast participate 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 Calhoun 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 Calhoun County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

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

    The procedure to send money to people in jail is likely to change, so you should review the official Calhoun County Jail site when you send funds to an inmate there.

    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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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Calhoun County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Calhoun 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 Calhoun 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 Driver’s License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • The right to protection from the accused.
    • The right to notification.
    • The right to attend proceedings.
    • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • The right to restitution.
    • The right to a speedy trial.
    • The right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been incarcerated at this jail? Do you know someone that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited an inmate at Calhoun County Jail?

    If yes, then you should leave a comment below about it. Tell us about your experience because other people can find out what to expect.

    What to write in the review:

    • Conditions in Calhoun County Jail.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Prisoner safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. How’d you get locked up? Did you get fair treatment? What was it like in jail? What were the other inmates like? How has this experience impacted your life?

    Tell your story about when you did time at Calhoun County Jail

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