Pike County Jail is in Pike County and is the primary correctional facility for this county. Looking for someone in Pike County Jail? This page tells you information about anything one might want to know about Pike County Jail,like: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Pike County court information. And lots more.
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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and daunting idea, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also that person’s family and friends. The purpose of this guide is to offer info you need to make helping someone get out of jail less stressful. If you have a specific question, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and also any feedback or comments that could help other people in the same situation is welcome.
Pike County Jail
2109 Jessie Hall Road
Magnolia, MS 39652
Phone Number and Fax Number
Phone Number: (601) 783-2323
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you have a friend or family member that has gone to jail and don’t know how to find them?
Has somebody who has been arrested and you want to locate them?
To find out who is in jail at Pike County Jail you have to visit their web site and use the inmate search.
The Pike County Jail Inmate Search is a list of persons who were arrested and are now in jail, including status, bail amount (if applicable), and times you can visit. Also, you are able to find the same information for anyone arrested and processed or discharged in the past 24 hours. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to locate their inmate information fast if you have your friend or family member’s name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.
If your friend or loved one is at a different jail you should check our Mississippi county jail guide: List of all jails in Mississippi
A mugshot, or booking photo, is a photo that the police take during jail intake processing. They take one frontal photo and a profile picture. Your full name and jail ID number will be in the photos, and they are stored.
Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be searched on the Pike County Jail website, or you can see them at the Pike County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you will have to input the prisoner’s first and last name, and the booking date, if you have one.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Want to get your mugshot erased from the Pike County Jail website? This is difficult, because the mugshot is a matter of public record. You need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that the record of your arrest would be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.
For a more in-depth article about getting your mugshot taken down, the many different websites with mugshots, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Once you’re incarcerated, your primary thought is about how to get out. After booking, a bail amount will be decided either by bail schedule or magistrate. If there is no bail set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you are kept in jail until your court date.
If you do bail out you must agree to be in court on your court date, and you won’t be allowed to leave the county.
Typically, prisoners at Pike County Jail can earn time off in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and area a good inmate while they are in jail.
If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will have to return to jail at the end of the day when you’re finished working, or you may get to move into a halfway house when you are not working.
Your bail is money that you will be required to pay to get out of jail until you go to court. The amount you will be required to pay is dictated by the seriousness of your crime. You will have to put up 10 percent of the total set in order to get out of jail. If you don’t go to your scheduled court date, whoever posted your bail won’t get their money back.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If know the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they will let you know the bail amount. Also, you can see the bail amount online.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Bailing out of jail is no fun, but most of the time, it’s easy. First, figure out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond situation. If this is the case, you will not be able to use a bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they will not take a check. Once you have paid the bond, the prisoner will be released to your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get your money back.
If the bail amount is too high, or you just can’t afford it, you should try a bail bondsman. They usually charge a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and usually with a minimum of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bondsman will in most cases use your personal assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.
To find a local bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Early Release For Good Behavior
- Work Release Programs
- Released For Time Served
- Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
- Get Released on House Arrest
- Get Released on Your Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The intake process includes each of these steps:
- You will get put in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, it will take a while to get processed.
- You will have to answer a bunch of questions, like what is your full name, your address, date of birth and contact person.
- They’ll also ask about your medical and mental history.
- You will be issued an inmate number.
- Your fingerprints will be taken.
- You will have your mugshot taken.
- All of your personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you are released.
- You will be allowed to make a telephone call so you can get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
- If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be able to wear your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will have to change into a jumpsuit.
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When you finally post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged takes anywhere from 10 minutes to many hours. In other words the quicker you post bail, the sooner you will get released. Also, how fast you get released can depend on whether you’ve been given a bond amount or if a magistrate still needs to determine the bail amount. For minor charges, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a release date, plan to get released in the morning.
How To Turn Yourself In
issued for your arrest, or if you have to begin your sentence in jail, it is highly advisable that you follow the rules and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. For a warrant, go to the jail, and tell someone that think that there is a warrant for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, 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, report to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order requires you to. Ensure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Make sure that you only bring required items when you go, such as your driver’s license or your ID, prescription medication, as well as a sentencing order.
In order to have visitors, inmates must list information about each visitor to the jail in advance of the visit. This information will go in the visitors log as an authorized visitor. All visitors will have to provide a photo ID when visiting. Any visitors arriving late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be able to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies frequently change, so make sure that you double-check the official jail site before you try to visit an inmate.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
All phone calls from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . These phone calls are typically 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 you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, an inmate’s ability to use the phone may be limited or forbidden completely.
The Pike County Jail phone number is: (601) 783-2323
Sending Mail to Inmates
Any mail that you send to an inmate must be mailed using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You shouldn’t use any other method of delivery. You have to clearly print the inmate’s name, inmate number, and jail address on the envelope. Don’t send a package, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. Any mail sent to inmates is opened and read and examined by the jail officers, and the mail will get sent back to the person who mailed it if the jail decides it is inappropriate.
Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Pike County Jail:
Pike County Jail
2109 Jessie Hall Road
Magnolia, MS 39652
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Pike County Jail
2109 Jessie Hall Road
Magnolia, MS 39652
The inmate mail policy at Pike County Jail changes often, so you should check the official Pike County Jail site before send a letter to someone in jail there.
Get A Lawyer
If you have been arrested, you should know you still have rights, the first of which is the right to request a lawyer. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is important to have a friend or family member find an attorney when you call. You might be asking yourself ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal lawyer can advise you of your rights, look after your best interests and help you navigate the criminal justice system in your county. The quicker you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better your chances.
To read more about this, click: How to Find an Attorney
If you are in trouble, but can’t afford a lawyer, you will get a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender is staffed by investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys that are members of the Mississippi State Bar and are licensed to practice law in Mississippi.
Have you or someone you know used a court appointed attorney? Are you happy with how they handled your case?
Pike County court records are public records. They include a court case file containing a docket and all documents and motions that have been filed. You, and anyone else, can access your court case records using the Pike County website, or by going to the Pike County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.
Clerk of Court
The Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that maintains the records. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records, documents, and evidence from your court case are available at the Pike County Clerk of Court.
Court costs and court fees are all costs from your case, such as filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you may get out of having to pay them.
The Pike County magistrate is the judge that will preside on your case. They do many different things, which include deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and overseeing first court appearances and detention hearings.
A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared to include information about the defendant’s background and as much detail about the defendant’s life history, which the magistrate will take into consideration when determining a sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be requested from the person on trial, his or her family, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Remember that you should request to get your own copy of the report before sentencing, and make sure that you correct any mistakes that it contains.
After you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, including 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 taken into custody immediately, or given a date that you must report to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.
Do you need to find out if somebody you know is locked up, or has ever been locked up?
This is pretty simple to do, just you need to go to the Pike County jail website, and search using:
- Date of birth.
- Their 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 get confirmation.
If you think you have a warrant out for your arrest, you are able to check the court records on the Pike County court website or you can call the jail directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask them. You should know that if you do have an outstanding warrant, they will take you into custody immediately.
If you have a first and last name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the Pike County jail, by phone, go there in person, or check online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and this is accessible to anyone.
Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, such as , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All convicted sex offenders are registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to view these listings online, but you should know that you won’t find the precise address, just the neighborhood block that they live on.
Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. They include a case file containing a court docket and all of the filings and documents filed in the case. You can access the court records online, or at Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.
Each and every state maintains records of a person’s criminal past. These state databases are linked together so you can track criminal convictions from any other state. You are able to go to county courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. It helps to know the county, and in the event that the crime was in a completely different state, you may have to pay for a more comprehensive search.
When you look up someone’s criminal record you will get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for these crimes:
- DUI or DWI.
- Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
- Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
- Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
- Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.
During a criminal records search, you generally will not find if that person has had any:
- Speeding tickets.
- Drivers license suspended or revoked.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 at the jail.
- Jail facility and layout
- Guards and staff
- Jail food and commissary
- Having Visitors
- Other Inmates.
- Inmate safety
- Gang activity
- Inmate programs and activities
To find this kind of information, you have to do a search for their driving history.
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The FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Pike County, the Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.
Life In Jail / What Its Like
Everyone knows that getting locked up in the Pike County jail is no fun, eventually you will settle into the daily routine there. Prisoners get a wake-up alarm each morning at 6:00AM, and next they’ll do roll call. Then you will have breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will be required to 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 Pike 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 Pike 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 process for sending money to Pike County Jail inmates can change, so you should double check the official Pike County Jail site before send funds to someone in jail 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.
News and Media
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Types of Jobs at Pike County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Pike 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.
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.
Speak Your Mind
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.
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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 locked up at this jail? Do you have a family member or friend there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate there?
If your answer is yes, then you should tell us about it. Write about what you experienced so that other people can learn what to expect.
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Tell Your Story
Everyone’s who has been put in jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why were you locked up? Did you get fair treatment? What happened to you while you were locked up? How did you get along with the other inmates? Did going to jail affect your life? How?
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