Clarke County Jail is in Clarke County, Mississippi and is the primary correctional facility for the region. Know someone in Clarke County Jail? This page tells you information about everything related to Clarke County Jail: How to locate an inmate at Clarke County Jail. How to view Clarke County Jail mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Booking and intake procedures. Clarke County court information. And more…
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The chance of going to jail is a scary prospect, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is designed to offer info you need to make the process less stressful. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask them, and please leave any comments or feedback that would be beneficial to other people in the same situation will be welcome.
Clarke County Jail
444 W. Donald St.
Quitman, MS 39355
Phone Number and Fax Number
Phone: (601) 776-5252
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you have a family member or friend that has gone to jail and don’t know how to find them?
Do you know somebody who has been arrested and you need to find them?
In order to find out who is in jail at Clarke County Jail you should go to their web site and perform an inmate lookup.
The Clarke County Jail Inmate Locator is a list of persons currently in custody, which includes status, how much their bail is, and visiting hours. Also, you are able to find information for anybody booked or released in the past 24-hour period. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You can get their inmate information fast if you enter the arrestee’s name, date of birth, or arrest number.
If your friend or loved one might be at a different jail you can check the other Mississippi county jails in our Mississippi County Jail Guide: List of all county jails in Mississippi
A mugshot, also known as a jail intake photo, is a photo that the police take when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is actually one frontal photo and a side photo. Your name and intake number will be in the mugshot, and they’re on file at the jail.
Mugshots can be searched online, or you can go in person to the Clarke County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you need to put in the prisoner’s full name, and the booking date, if you have it.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Want to have your mugshot taken down from the Clarke County Jail site? This will be difficult, because the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you will need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that your arrest record would be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.
Read our in-depth tutorial about removing your mugshot, the various mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Once you’re in jail, your only thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail will be determined using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If you don’t get a bail set this can 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 of jail you will have to promise to be in court on your court date, and you won’t be permitted to leave the area.
In most cases, inmates can earn early release in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and conduct themselves properly while they are in jail.
If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to do work release. Either you will have to go back to the jail every day when you’re finished working, or you could get to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail.
Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the courts in order to be released from jail pending trial. The amount you will have to pay is dictated by the crime you’ve been charged with. You or someone you know will have to put up 10% of the amount set so you can be released from jail. If you don’t go to your court appearance, whoever paid your bail will lose all of the bail money.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
You will need to call the Clarke County Jail or the County Courthouse. If know the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you what their bail is set at. You can also check their bail amount and status on the Clarke County Jail site.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Having to get someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but thankfully, it’s easy. First of all, you need to know if their bail is a Cash Only Bond situation. If it is, you can’t use the services of a Bail Bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they won’t take a personal check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the inmate will be discharged. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get the bail money back.
If the amount of bail set is large, or you can’t afford it yourself, you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen usually have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and usually with a minimum of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and has to be paid in cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman will ask to use assets as collateral.
You can find a local bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman at Clarke County Jail
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Time Off For Good Behavior
- Work Release
- Time Served
- Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
- Released On House Arrest
- Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The intake process is made up of these steps:
- You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
- First, will answer some simple questions, like your legal name, street address, birthdate and an emergency contact person.
- You will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
- You’ll be given an inmate ID.
- Your fingerprints will be taken.
- You will get your mugshot taken.
- Any personal property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you are released.
- You will be allowed to make a telephone call to call a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
- If you think you will get released quickly, they will let you keep wearing your own clothes, if not you will be issued a jumpsuit.
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When you finally post bail, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged can take from 30 minutes to all day long. In other words the faster bail is posted, the quicker you will get out of jail. Also, it depends on whether you’ve been given a bond amount or if a magistrate must decide on how much your bail will be. For a minor offense, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served your sentence and are given a discharge date, you should plan to get discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.
How To Turn Yourself In
If you have a, or if you have to start a jail sentence, it is recommended that you follow the rules and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail, and tell them that think that there is a warrant out for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if they verify that you have one, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, report to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Make sure that you aren’t late. Just bring approved items with you, for example your driver’s license or even state issued ID, prescription medication, as well as a sentencing order.
The inmate must list each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail. Your visitors will be entered into the visitors log for the inmate. Every visitor will be required to provide acceptable photo identification. Any visitors arriving late or that does not have a visitation order will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures can change, so visit the official site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.
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 usually more expensive 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 you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you are disciplined for an infraction, an inmate’s phone privileges might get cut back or cut altogether.
Phone Number: (601) 776-5252
Sending Mail to Inmates
All mail has to be sent via the actual US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other form of mail delivery. You have to clearly write the person’s name, inmate ID, and jail address on the letter that you send. Do not mail a box, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail will be opened and examined by the officers at the jail, and the mail will get returned if it can’t be delivered.
Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Clarke County Jail:
Clarke County Jail
444 W. Donald St.
Quitman, MS 39355
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Clarke County Jail
444 W. Donald St.
Quitman, MS 39355
The Clarke County Jail mail policy can change, so it would be best to double check the the Clarke County Jail website before you send a letter.
Get A Lawyer
When you’ve been arrested, you still have 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 to ask a friend or family member to locate an attorney for you. You might be thinking ‘why do I need an attorney?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal defense lawyer will advise you about your rights, look after your best interests and show you the way through the court system in Clarke County. The sooner you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your charges, the better your chances.
For more information about this subject, read: Find a Lawyer
If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire a lawyer, you will get a public defender. Also, the Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as independent investigators, forensics experts as well as case workers. All Public Defenders are actual attorneys that are admitted to the Mississippi State Bar Association and are legally licensed to practice law in Mississippi.
Have you or someone you know used the services of a Public Defender? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?
Clarke County 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 case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and all of the motions, documents, and evidence filed in the course of your case. You, and anyone else, can access court records with the Clarke County website, or at the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.
Clerk of Court
The Clarke County Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who manages the records. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records and documents relating to your case are held at Clerk of Court’s office.
Court fees and costs are the costs associated with your case, such as for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you may not have to pay them.
The Clarke County magistrate is the judge who presides over your case. They do different tasks, such as setting bail amounts, issuing warrants for arrest, and overseeing first court appearances and detention proceedings.
A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together to include background information and as much detail about the defendant’s life and public history, which the magistrate judge will review when determining the sentence. Information and personal details will be requested from the person on trial, his or her family members, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Remember that you can ask to see a copy of the pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, so you have the opportunity to correct any mistakes that it contains.
After you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, which include community service and probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you will either be immediately taken into custody, or you might be given a date that you are required to surrender and report to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.
Do you want to find out if a family member or friend is currently in jail, or has ever been in jail?
To do so, you need to visit the jail’s website, and search using:
- Their name.
- Birth date.
- Their booking date.
- and their jail ID.
If you think that they are currently in jail, you can call the jail to find out.
If you think you might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can access arrest warrants inquiry on the Clarke County court website or you can call the jail directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask the officer in charge. Bear in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.
If you know the person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the jail, on the phone, in person, or look online. Records of arrests are public record and this is freely available.
Civil processes are when you get served with papers, which can be , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can access civil process orders by going to the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All registered sex offenders must be listed and registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You can access sex offenders online, but remember that you can’t find the exact address, rather the block that they live on.
Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. Court Records include a case file containing a docket and all filings and documents filed in the court case. You are able to access the court records on the internet, or at Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.
Each state maintains a record of someone’s criminal history. These online databases are linked together and you can track criminal backgrounds from other states. You are able to go to the Clarke County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that the crime was in a completely different state, you may have to pay for a more complete search.
When you look up a person’s criminal records you can get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for crimes, which include:
- DUI or DWI.
- Drug Possession.
- Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
- Violent crimes like assault or murder.
- Theft, breaking and entering.
But, when you do a criminal records check, in most cases won’t see if they has had:
- Lost their driver’s license or license revoked or suspended.
- Any accidents.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 Clarke County Jail.
- Jail layout and facility
- Jail staff and Guards
- Commissary and food
- Having Visitors
- The other inmates.
- Inmate safety
- Programs and activities
To find this information, you must do a driving history search.
Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it an easy process? Did you search online or did you have to make a phone call to the Clarke County courthouse? Was it correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your feedback might help other people that are in the same situation.
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For Federal crimes, the FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Clarke County,The Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.
FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link
Life In Jail / What Its Like
While the prospect of serving a jail sentence in Clarke County Jail is no fun, eventually you will settle into the routine that is set for you. You will get a wake-up alarm every morning at 6:00 AM, and then you’ll have roll call. Then you will get breakfast. Following breakfast you will have to work in the program that has been assigned to you. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.
Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Clarke 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 Clarke 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 funds to inmates can change, so review the the Clarke County Jail website before you send funds to an inmate there.
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.
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Types of Jobs at Clarke County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Clarke 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.
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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 in this jail? Do you have a family member or friend that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited a prisoner there?
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Tell Your Story
Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why were you locked up? Did you get fair treatment? How was day to day life at Clarke County Jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How has this experience impacted your life?
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