Carroll County Jail – Carrollton, MS

Carroll County Jail is located in Carroll County and is the main correctional facility for that county. Know someone in jail at Carroll County Jail? This guide tells you all about everything you might need to know about Carroll County Jail,like: How to locate an inmate at Carroll County Jail. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures. Court information and records. And everything else.

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The chance of going to jail is a daunting and scary thought, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also their friends and family. The purpose of this guide is to give you information and tips that you’ll need to make helping someone get out of jail less stressful. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask them, and also any comments or feedback that would help others will be welcome.

General Information

Address

Carroll County Jail
Po Box 291
Carrollton, MS 38917

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (662) 237-9283
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Map and Directions

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that has gone to jail and don’t know how to locate them?

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

In order to find out who is in jail at Carroll County Jail you will have to click on their link and use the inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Carroll County Jail Inmate Lookup is a list of people who have been arrested and are in jail, which includes custody status, how much their bail is, and visiting schedule. Also, you can find the same information for anybody booked or released within the last 24 hours. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You can find the information more quickly if you have their name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If the person you’re searching for could possibly be at another county jail you will want to check our Mississippi county jail guide: Mississippi Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a booking photo, is the picture that the police take when you get processed at jail intake. They take one frontal photo and a side-view photo. Your name and intake number will be on the mugshot, and they are kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be searched on the Carroll County Jail website, or you can go in person to the Carroll County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you will need to put in the prisoner’s first and last name, and a booking date, if you have one.

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How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to have your mugshot removed from the Carroll County Jail website? This is difficult, because the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you will need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means that your arrest record would be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

To learn more about getting your mugshot removed, the various mugshot sites, 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 locked up, your only thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, bail is set 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 free to go until your trial, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out you are required to promise to be there for your court date, and until that date you are not allowed to leave town.

In most cases, prisoners at Carroll County Jail can earn an early release in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and act right while they’re in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be given work release detail. You will either have to return to jail at the end of the day after work, or you could be allowed to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Bail is money that you have to pay to the courts in order to be released from jail until your court date. Your bail amount all depends on the crime you are charged with. You or someone you know will have to pay 10 percent of the total set before you can be released. If you fail to show up for court, that person will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someone’s bail is, you have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you have all the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they will let you know the bail amount. You can also find out how much their bail is on the Carroll County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is never fun, but most of the time, its easy. First of all, figure out if it is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If this is the case, you will not be able to use the services of a bail bondsman. Cash only – they can’t accept checks. Once you have paid the bond, the prisoner will get released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, of if you can’t pay it, you should try a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will generally charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and in most cases charge a minimum charge of $100. This is non-refundable and has to be paid in cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bondsman will request to use assets as collateral.

To find a bail bondsman click here: 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
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • Get Out on House Arrest
  • Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure takes you through the following steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • First, have to answer some simple questions, like your legal name, your address, birth date and a contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • Any property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • They will allow you to make a phone call so you can call a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, they will let you wear your street clothes, if not you will have to wear a jail issued jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail takes from 30 minutes to hours or even all day long. Or, simply, the quicker you post bail, the sooner you will get let go. Also, how fast you get released might depend on whether you’ve been given a bond amount or if a magistrate must determine the bail amount. For minor offenses, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and have a release date, you should plan to be released between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

out against you, or if you have to start your sentence, you really should follow the rules and turn yourself in willingly. If you have a warrant, report to the jail, in the reception area, and tell someone that you think they might have an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will do a record check, and if so, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go down to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order states. Ensure that you are not late. Just bring approved items when you go, like your driver’s license or your ID, prescription medication, and the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate have to give information about each visitor to the jail in advance of any visit. This information will go into a log of approved visitors as an Authorized visit. Each and every visitor has to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Visitors that arrives for visitation late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Jail visitation policies change often, so make sure that you visit the official jail site before you go.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account. Jail phone calls are generally more expensive than regular phone calls. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but bear in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the rules, your ability to use the phone could be reduced or totally denied.

Phone Number: (662) 237-9283

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail has to be sent via the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You can’t use any other method of mail or package delivery. Clearly write or type the person’s name, prisoner number, and the address of the jail on the envelope. Do not mail anything in a package, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail received by the jail is opened and read by the jail staff, and the mail will be sent back to the person who mailed it if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Carroll County Jail is:

Carroll County Jail
Po Box 291
Carrollton, MS 38917

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Carroll County Jail
Po Box 291
Carrollton, MS 38917


The inmate mail policy at Carroll County Jail is always changing, so it would be best to check the site before you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you still have certain rights, the first of which is that you have the right to request an attorney. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so make sure to get a friend or relative to locate a lawyer when you call them. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ You can represent yourself if you really want to, but, an attorney will make sure you know your rights, look after your best interests and help you understand the criminal justice system that you are now faced with. The faster you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better off you’ll be.

For more information on the benefits of hiring a lawyer, visit: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford a lawyer, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as private investigators, forensics experts as well as social workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys 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 court appointed attorney or Public Defender? How did they do?

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 each of the motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed in the case. You are able to access your court records with the online service, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who manages the records. They also administer the oath in a court case, and read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence from your court case are kept at Carroll County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the fees and charges associated with your case, which include filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you are low income and have a Public Defender, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Carroll County magistrate acts as the judge who presides over your case. Magistrates are judges that do different functions, which include setting bail, issuing warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is put together with information about the defendant’s background and details of the defendant’s life and history, which the magistrate judge will review when deciding on the sentence. Information will be collected from the defendant, their family, and, if applicable, the victim in the crime. Remember that you should ask to receive a copy of this report before you are sentenced, and review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are several different options for sentencing, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you might get immediately taken into custody, or you could be given a date to report to jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if a family member or friend is incarcerated, or has ever been in jail?

To find this out just access the Carroll County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search by:

  • Their name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants on the Carroll County jail website or call the court. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask one of the officers. Keep in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the jail, by phone, go there in person, or look online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and this is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, like , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these by going to the Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are registered on a sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to see these listings online, but keep in mind that you won’t find the actual address, just the neighborhood block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. They include a court case file that includes a docket sheet and all of the documents filed in the case. You are able to access your court records via the internet, or at the Carroll County Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains records of their state citizen’s criminal past. These online databases are all connected so you can track criminal histories from another state. You are able to go to the Carroll 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 the crime was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay for a more intensive search.

When you look up a person’s criminal records you will be able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

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

During a criminal records search, in most cases will not see if they have had any:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving records, you have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Did you do your search online or did you call the Carroll County courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are many reasons that people look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your account could help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI maintains a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Carroll County, the Carroll County Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of serving a jail sentence in the Carroll County jail is very scary, in time you will get accustomed to the routine that is set for you. Expect an alarm to wake up every morning at 6:00am, and then roll call. Next, you will have breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will be required 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 Carroll 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 Carroll 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 inmates might change, so we suggest that you double check the official Carroll County Jail site when you send any funds.

    Commissary

    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.

    Meals

    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self-contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.

    Gangs

    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Carroll County Jail

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

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

    The definition of victim includes:

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

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

    Victim Notification

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

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

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

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

    Domestic Violence

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

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


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever spent any time at Carroll County Jail? Do you have a friend or family member there? Have you ever been to visit someone in this jail?

    If yes, then please write your review about it. Write about your experience so other people can find out what to expect.

    Things you might want to write in what you write:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. How’d you get locked up? Did you get fair treatment? How was day to day life at Carroll County Jail? What about the other inmates? How has this experience impacted your life?

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    Send a Message to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Do you want to say wassup to somebody you met in jail? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

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