Claiborne County Detention Center – Port Gibson, MS

Claiborne County Detention Center is in Claiborne County, MS and is the correctional facility for that county. Do you know somebody in jail at Claiborne County Detention Center? This guide gives you all about anything you might want to know about Claiborne County Detention Centersuch as the following: How to do a jail inmate search. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Claiborne County court information. And everything else.

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and daunting prospect, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The purpose of this guide is to give advice and information that you need to make getting locked up less stressful. If you have a specific question, feel free to ask them, and also any tips or comments that would help other people in the same situation will be welcome.

General Information

Address

Claiborne County Detention Center
410 Market Street #203
Port Gibson, MS 39150

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 601-437-5161
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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 in jail and want to find out where they are?

Has somebody who’s been arrested and you need to find out what jail they’re in?

To look up who is in jail at Claiborne County Detention Center you need to click on their link and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Claiborne County Detention Center Inmate List is a list of people currently in custody, which includes custody status, how much their bail is, and times the inmate can have visitors. You can also get the same information for anyone booked or discharged within the past 24-hour period. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You can locate their arrest information more quickly if you’ve got their name, birth date, or arrest number.

If the inmate you are looking for could possibly be in another jail you can check our guide to other Mississippi jails: Mississippi Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail processing photograph, is a photo taken by the police during jail intake processing. They will take one face photo and a profile picture. Your name and intake number will appear on the mugshot, and they will be stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be found online, or you can see them in person at the Claiborne County Detention Center. When viewing mugshots online you will need to enter the prisoner’s name, and an arrest date, if you have it.

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How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to have your mugshot taken off of the Claiborne County Detention Center website? This can be tricky, as your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you have to file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that all of your arrest records would be sealed, and unavailable to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For more information about getting your mugshot taken down, the different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, if you’re locked up, your primary thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, bail will be set by the magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you do bail out you will have to promise to show up for court, and you won’t be allowed to go out of town.

Typically, a prisoner will be given an early release in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and area a good inmate while they’re in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to do work release. You will be required to stay the jail every day when you’re finished with work, or you might have the chance to live in a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you have to pay to the court system to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount you will have to pay depends on what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. Someone you know will need to post 10 percent of the total amount that was determined in order for you to get out of jail. If you don’t go to your scheduled court date, the person that paid your bail will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail must call the Claiborne County Detention Center. If know the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will 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

Needing to bail someone out of jail is never fun, but thankfully, it’s very simple to do. First, you have to find out if it is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If it is, you can’t use a bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail won’t take a check. Once you have paid the bond, the inmate will be released to your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

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

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • Released For Time Served
  • Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • House Arrest
  • Get Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure takes you through these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • The first thing you will have to is you will have to answer a bunch of questions, like your full legal name, address, birth date and an emergency contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • All personal property will get taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • You will then be allowed to use the phone so you can contact a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be able to keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you will be given a jail issued jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged takes anywhere between 10 minutes to quite a few hours. In simple terms, the quicker bail is posted, the quicker you will get discharged from jail. Also, how fast you get released depends on whether you’ve been given a cash bond or if the magistrate has to determine how much to set your bail at. For minor charges, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served out your jail sentence and are given a release date, plan to get discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

issued for your arrest, or if you need to start a jail sentence, you really should follow the rules and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, go down to the jail, in the reception area, and tell someone that you think they might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if they verify that you have one, they will take you into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Ensure that you aren’t late. Only bring necessary items when you go, like a driver’s license or even your ID, prescription medication, and a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate have to provide each visitor’s name to the jail. Your visitor’s names will be entered in a log of approved visitors as an Authorized visit. Each and every visitor will have to provide a photo ID when visiting. Any visitors arriving late or without a visiting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
The Claiborne County Detention Center visitation procedures frequently change, so you should review the jail site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Calls made in jail are typically pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you break the rules and are disciplined, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get cut back or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

The Claiborne County Detention Center phone number is: 601-437-5161

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail is required to be mailed using the US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other type of delivery. Clearly write the inmate’s name, inmate ID number, and the address of the jail on the envelope. Don’t mail a package, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail received by the jail will be opened and inspected and read by the jail officers, and will be returned if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Claiborne County Detention Center, use this address:

Claiborne County Detention Center
410 Market Street #203
Port Gibson, MS 39150

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Claiborne County Detention Center
410 Market Street #203
Port Gibson, MS 39150


The mail policy can change, so you should visit the official website before you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you should know you still have rights, the most important of which is that you have the right to request a lawyer. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure you get a friend or relative to find a lawyer when you call them. You might be thinking ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal attorney can advise you of your rights, help protect your interests and help you navigate the legal system that you are now faced with. The faster you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your charges, the better your chances.

For more information on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, click here: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford an attorney, you will get a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender Office is staffed by private investigators, experts in forensics and social workers. Public Defenders are real lawyers, members of the Mississippi State Bar and are licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? 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 docket and all documents and motions filed in the case. You, and anyone else, can access your court case records using the Claiborne County website, or by going to the Claiborne County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Claiborne County Clerk of Court is a member of the court that maintains the records. They also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and also read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records associated with your court case are kept and available to you at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the costs associated with your case, for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you are low income and have a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the person that presides on your case in court. Magistrate judges do several different things, which include determining how much your bail will be, writing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is completed with your background information and information about the arrestee’s life and public history, which the magistrate will consider when deciding on the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be gathered from the defendant, their family, and, if applicable, the victim of the crime. Be sure to remember you are able to request to have your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before sentencing, so you have the opportunity to review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, including community service to probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you might get taken into custody, right there in court, or you could be given a date to surrender and report to jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if some you know is locked up, or has been an inmate in the past?

To do so, you will have to query the Claiborne County jail website, and search by:

  • Their name.
  • Birth date.
  • 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.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have a warrant out for your arrest, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants inquiry on the website or call the jail directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask the officer in charge. You should be clear that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and the date of their arrest, contact the Claiborne County jail, either by phone, go there in person, or you can check online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and the information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, which can be a court order. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Claiborne County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are required to be registered on a sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to see this information on the website, but remember that you won’t see the exact address, but only the block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. These records include a case file that includes a docket and any of the documents filed in your case. You can access your court records on the website, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of someone’s criminal past. These online databases are all connected and you can track criminal histories from any other state. Go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if it was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay for a more intensive search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you will find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for crimes, which include:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft.

But, when you do a criminal records check, you won’t be able to find out if someone had:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Lost their driver’s license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this kind of information, you will have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it a difficult process? Was your search online or did you make a phone call to the local courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are lots of reasons that folks search for criminal records, and your feedback could make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has a listing of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Claiborne County, the Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that spending time in Claiborne County Detention Center is quite unpleasant, you will soon get used to the daily routine there. You will get a wake-up alarm every morning at 6:00 AM, and then you’ll have roll call. Next, you will get breakfast. After breakfast, participate in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. 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 Claiborne County Detention Center, 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 Claiborne County Detention Center uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

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

    The rules for sending funds to Claiborne County Detention Center inmates changes, so it would be best to check the official Claiborne County Detention Center site before send funds to someone in jail 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 Claiborne County Detention Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Claiborne County Detention Center, 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 Claiborne County Detention Center

    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 an inmate in Claiborne County Detention Center? Do you know someone that spent time there? Have you ever visited an inmate in this jail?

    If yes, then we would like you to write your review about it. Write about your jail experience so that others will know what to expect.

    Things you could include in your comment:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gangs
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has a story to tell. How’d you end up in jail? Did you get fair treatment? What was your daily routine in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did getting locked up affect your life?

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    Send a Message to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Trying to get in touch with somebody you met in jail? Post a message to them below.

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