Holmes County Jail – Lexington, MS

Holmes County Jail is located in Holmes County, MS and is the correctional facility for the county. Do you know somebody incarcerated at Holmes County Jail? This guide tells you all about anything a person needs to know about Holmes County Jail,like the following: How to locate an inmate. Find inmate mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures. Court information. And everything else.

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and daunting situation, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also that person’s friends and family. The goal of this guide is to offer information you need to make going to jail a lot easier. If you have a question, please feel free to ask it, and please leave any comments or feedback that could be beneficial to others will be welcome.

General Information

Address

Holmes County Jail
P.O. Box 120
Lexington, MS 39095

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 662-834-1511
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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, loved one, or friend that has gone to jail and don’t know how to find them?

Has a friend or family member that’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find out what jail they’re in?

To see who is in jail at Holmes County Jail you will need to visit their link and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Holmes County Jail Inmate Roster is a list of people who have been arrested and are in jail, including custody status, bail amount, and visiting schedule. You can find the same information for anybody arrested and booked or discharged in the past 24 hours. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by last name. You will be able to find the information more quickly if you have your friend or family member’s full name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or family member might be at another county jail you will want to look here: Other Jails in Mississippi


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail intake picture, is a photograph taken by the police when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is make of one and a side photo. Your name and jail ID number will be on the mugshot, and they are on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Holmes County Jail prisoners can be viewed on the Holmes County Jail website, or you can view them at the Holmes County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you have to enter their full name, and the booking date, if you know it.

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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 erased from the Holmes County Jail site? This is difficult, because your mugshot is a public record. You need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest 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 many different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal services: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, once you are in jail, your primary thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through booking, your bail will be determined either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If there is no bail set this can mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you do bail out you are required to promise to go to your court date, and in the meantime you can’t leave town.

Typically, prisoners in the Holmes County Jail are given early release in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and act right while in jail.

If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to do work release. You will either have to return to the jail every day when you’re finished with work, or you might be permitted to move to a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the courts to get out of jail until you go to court. The amount of bail that is set is dictated by the crime you are charged with. You will have to put up ten percent of the total that was determined so you are able to get discharged from jail. If you miss your court date, that person won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someone’s bail is, you will need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you have all the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they will tell you what their bail is set at. You can also see the bail amount on the Holmes County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but thankfully, its easy. First of all, figure out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If it is, you won’t be able to get a bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail will not take a personal check. When you’ve paid bail, the person will get released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, 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 will need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will generally charge you a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and in most cases with a minimum charge of $100. This is non-refundable and is typically cash only. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman will use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond.

To talk to a local bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process takes you through each of the following steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • The first step is that you have to answer some simple questions, such as your full name, address, birth date and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • They will allow you to use the telephone so you can call a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be allowed to keep wearing street clothes, if not you will have to wear a jail uniform.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will get released from jail. The discharge process will take between 30 minutes to many hours. Or, simply, the quicker bail is posted, the sooner you will get discharged from jail. Also, how fast you get released might depend on whether or not you’ve got a bond amount or if the magistrate still needs to determine how much your bail will be. For minor charges, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you get to the end of your sentence and know the date of your release, plan to get released that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

out against you, or if you have to begin your sentence in jail, you really should do the right thing and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, report to the jail processing area, and tell the intake officer that you think they might have an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if they verify that you have one, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order lists. Make sure that you aren’t late. Only bring necessary items when you go to jail, like your driver’s license or ID, prescription medication, as well as an official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must provide each visitor’s full name to the jail. This information will go into the log for the inmate. Each and every visitor will be required to provide identification. Anyone that gets to visitation or that is not on the visitation list will be turned away.
Visitation procedures at Holmes County Jail can change, so we suggest that you check the official site before you go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account. Calls made in jail are a lot more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when and 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 are disciplined for an infraction, your ability to use the phone could be reduced or cut altogether.

Phone Number: 662-834-1511

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail must be sent via the US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other form of delivery. You should print the prisoner’s name, inmate ID, and the address of the jail on the letter that you send. Do not mail anything in a package or box, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail that you send to inmates is opened and read by the staff, and will get returned if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Holmes County Jail
P.O. Box 120
Lexington, MS 39095

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Holmes County Jail
P.O. Box 120
Lexington, MS 39095


The Holmes County Jail mail policy can change, so you should double check the official website before you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you have particular rights, the most important of which is your right to request a lawyer. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so it is a good idea to have a friend or family member find a lawyer when you call. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You can represent yourself if you really want to, but, a criminal attorney can advise you of your rights, look after your best interests and help you navigate through the complicated legal system. The quicker you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your situation, the better.

For more info on how to find an attorney, click here: How to Find an Attorney in Holmes County

Public Defender

If you cannot afford a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. Also, the Public Defender has a number of staff such as independent investigators, forensics experts as well as social workers. All Public Defenders are real attorneys that are members of the State Bar and are legally licensed to handle your case.

Have you ever had to use a Public Defender? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

All court records are a matter of public record. They include a case file containing a docket and every motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed in the case. You are able to access your court case records with the website, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that maintains the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath during court cases, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All court records associated with your court case are kept at the Holmes County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the fees and charges from your court case, for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Holmes County court magistrate acts as the judge that presides on your case. Magistrates are judges that do different tasks, which include deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants, and overseeing initial court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together to include your background information and as much detail about the arrestee’s life and history, which the judge will review when decide your sentence. Information and personal details will be collected from the defendant, his or her family, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Remember you are allowed to ask to see your own copy of your pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, so you get the chance to correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

After being 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, house arrest, and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you might get immediately taken into custody, or you could receive a date that you are supposed to turn yourself into jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if some you know is in jail, or has ever been locked up?

This is pretty simple to do, just you need to query the Holmes County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and do a search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you should call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants online or you are able to call the jail. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and inquire at the information desk. You should know that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or check online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and this information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, which can be court orders. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Holmes County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are registered on a sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to see these offenders on the website, but remember that you will not see the actual address, just the neighborhood 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 contains a court docket and all documents filed in the case. You are able to access court records on the website, or at the Holmes County Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of someone’s criminal past. These state databases are linked together so you can track criminal convictions from other states. Go to the Holmes County Courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that it was in a completely different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

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

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

When you do a criminal history search, usually won’t see if that person had:

  • Speeding.
  • Lost their driver’s license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this information, you must do a driving history search.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? How hard was it? Was your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the jail? Was the information correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your feedback may help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Holmes 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

    Just the thought of serving a jail sentence in the Holmes County jail is no fun, in time you will become accustomed to the daily routine there. You will get an alarm for wake-up at about 6:00AM, and then you’ll have roll call. Then you will get breakfast. After breakfast, you will work 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 Holmes 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 Holmes County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

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

    The rules for sending money to jail inmates can change, so be sure to review the site when send money 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 Holmes County Jail

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

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

    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 spent time there? Have you ever visited an inmate at Holmes County Jail?

    If your answer is yes, then you should tell us about it. Write about your experience because others can find out what to expect.

    Things you might want to put in what you write:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • Other Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. How’d you get locked up? Were you mistreated? How was day to day life at Holmes County Jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How has this experience impacted your life?

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