Tallahatchie County Jail – Sumner, MS

Tallahatchie County Jail is in Tallahatchie County and is the jail for this county. Know someone locked up in Tallahatchie County Jail? This guide gives you about anything one might want to know about Tallahatchie County Jail,like: How to do a jail inmate search. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Intake procedures. Court information and records. And more…

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary prospect, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. The goal of this guide is to offer advice and information that you need to make helping someone get out of jail easier. If you have a specific question, please feel free to ask them, and also any tips or comments that would help others will be welcome.

General Information

Address

Tallahatchie County Jail
206 Jailhouse St.
Sumner, MS 38957

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 662-375-8356
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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 that has gone to jail and want to find out where they are?

Do you know someone who’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find them?

In order to see who’s in jail at Tallahatchie County Jail you will need to visit their website and do an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Tallahatchie County Jail Inmate Lookup is a list of people who have been arrested and are in custody, including current status, how much their bail is, and times the inmate can have visitors. You can also find info for anybody arrested and booked or released within the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You will be able to find the information more quickly if you have their name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or family member might be at a different jail you can look here, too: List of all jails in Mississippi


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a booking photo, is the photograph that the jail takes when you are processed at the jail intake. They will take one face photo and a profile photo. Your full name and jail booking number will be in the photos, and they’re kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Tallahatchie County Jail prisoners can be searched on the Tallahatchie County Jail website, or you can see them at the Tallahatchie County Jail. When viewing online you need to enter the person’s name, and an arrest date, if you know it.

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How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to get your mugshot erased from the Tallahatchie County Jail site? This can be tricky, since the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you have to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that the record of your arrest would be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

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

Naturally, once you are arrested and put in jail, your main thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, bail will be set by the magistrate. If there is no bail set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you are released you are required to agree to show up for court, and until that date you are not permitted to go out of town.

In most cases, inmates will earn 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 prove to be trustworthy, you might be given work release detail. Either you will have to stay the jail every day when you’re finished at your job, or you might be permitted to live in a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the court system to be released from jail pending trial. The amount of bail that is set is dictated by the crime you are charged with. You or someone you know will have to post 10% of the amount set before you can be released from 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

In order to find out how much someone’s bail is, you must call the jail. If know the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know how much their bail is. You can also see the bail amount on the Tallahatchie County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is never fun, but in some cases, its really easy. First of all, figure out if it is a Cash Only Bond situation. If so, you won’t be able to use a bail bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they can’t accept a personal check. Once you have paid the bond, the prisoner will be released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you will need to use a bail bondsman. They will generally charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and usually have a minimum charge of $100. This will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman will in most cases require that they use your assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

To contact a local bail bondsman go to: Find a Bail Bondsman in Tallahatchie County

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure includes the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • The first step is that you will have to answer some basic questions, like your full name, home address, birth date and an emergency contact.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • Any property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • They will let you use the telephone to call family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might be able to wear your own clothes, if not you will be issued a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If you have, you should tell us what happened. How long did it take to get processed? What was your treatment like? Can you share any things that will help others get through the procedure?

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will get released from jail. This process takes anywhere between 15 minutes to many hours. In other words the faster you can pay your bail, the faster you will get discharged. Also, how fast you get released depends on whether you’ve been given a bond amount or if the judge needs to determine the amount of bail to be set. For a minor charge, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and know the discharge date, you should plan to get released in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

out against you, or if you have to start your sentence, you should do the right thing and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, go to the jail, and tell an officer that believe that there could be an outstanding warrant for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if so, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If it is for a jail sentence, go to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be sure that you are not late. Just bring allowed items when you turn yourself in, for example your driver’s license or even ID, any prescription medication you might take, and a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates need to give each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s information will go into a Visiting log as an authorized visitor. Every visitor will have to provide a photo ID when visiting. Visitors that arrives for visitation late or without a visiting order will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures frequently change, so it would be wise to double-check the official site before you go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . These phone calls are much more expensive than regular phone calls. Phone calls are restricted on how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the rules and are disciplined, your ability to use the phone might get cut back or forbidden.

The Tallahatchie County Jail phone number is: 662-375-8356

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail must be mailed using US Postal Service. You must not use any other form of mail delivery. You have to write or type the name, inmate ID number, and the jail address on the envelope. Don’t mail anything in a box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail received by the jail gets opened and reviewed by staff, and the mail will get sent back if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Tallahatchie County Jail:

Tallahatchie County Jail
206 Jailhouse St.
Sumner, MS 38957

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Tallahatchie County Jail
206 Jailhouse St.
Sumner, MS 38957


The mail policy at Tallahatchie County Jail is always changing, so review the official website before you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you have certain rights, one of these is that you have the right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure you get a friend or family member to find a lawyer when you call them. You may be asking yourself ‘but do I really need an attorney’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal defense attorney will make sure you know your rights, look after your best interests and show you the way through the court system that you are now faced with. The sooner you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better your chances.

To read more about the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, click here: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire an attorney, you will get a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as independent investigators, forensics experts as well as case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are actual lawyers who are admitted to the Mississippi State Bar Association and are legally licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

Court records are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. Court records include a case file with a docket and every documents in your case. You are able to access your court case records using the online service, or at the Clerk of Court’s office.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that maintains court records and controls access to them. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records related to your case are maintained at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

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

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the type of judge that presides over your case in court. They do a number of different things, like determining how much your bail will be, writing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary court hearings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed to include background information and details of the arrestee’s life and public history, which the magistrate judge will take into consideration when decide your sentence. Information and personal details will be requested from the defendant, his or her family members, and, if applicable, the victim in the crime. Remember that you should request to get a copy of this report before sentencing, and make sure that you review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, including community service to probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on how serious your crime was, you may be locked up immediately, or given a date that you are required to surrender and report to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if a family member or friend is in jail, or has ever been in jail?

To do so, you should access the Tallahatchie County jail website, and search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you should call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants inquiry on the Tallahatchie County court website or call the jail. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask them. You should be clear that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, and their arrest date, contact the Tallahatchie County jail, on the phone, in person, or look online. Records of arrests are in the public record and the information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when you get served with legal papers, like warrants. You can access civil process orders by going to the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to see this information online, but you should know that you will not be able to see the precise address, rather the block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. These records include a case file that includes a docket sheet and all documents filed in the case. You are able to access your court records on their website, or at the clerk’s office of the court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains records of someone’s criminal history. These state databases are all linked and you can track criminal histories from any other state. Go to county courthouse and check in person or you can check the website. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if the crime was in a completely different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

When you look up a person’s criminal records you will get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for crimes, which include:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

But, when you do a criminal records check, in most cases will not see if they have had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this information, you will have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Was your search online or did you have to call the courthouse? Was it correct? There are plenty of reasons that people search for criminal records, and your story could help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Tallahatchie County,The Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that getting locked up in the Tallahatchie County jail is no fun, soon you will get accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. Prisoners get an alarm to wake up each morning at 6:00AM, and next you’ll have roll call. Then you will eat breakfast. When you finish eating 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 Tallahatchie 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 Tallahatchie County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

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

    The procedure to send money to Tallahatchie County Jail inmates is likely to change, so double check the site when you send funds to an inmate.

    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 Tallahatchie County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Tallahatchie 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 Tallahatchie County Jail

    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:

    • 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 a prisoner at Tallahatchie County Jail? Do you know someone that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit someone there?

    If your answer is yes, then you should leave a comment below about it. Tell us about your jail experience because others can learn what to expect.

    Things you could include in your comment:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. How’d you end up in jail? How did the guards treat you? How was life in jail? What about the other inmates? How did it affect you to go to jail?

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    Send a Message to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Need to say wassup to someone from jail? Say hello here, just leave a message below.

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