Yalobusha County Jail – Water Valley, MS

Yalobusha County Jail is in Yalobusha County, Mississippi and is the correctional facility for the county. Are you looking for somebody in Yalobusha County Jail? This guide tells you all about anything related to Yalobusha County Jail,like the following: Find out who’s in jail at Yalobusha County Jail? How to view Yalobusha County Jail mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information. And much more…

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and daunting thought, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is designed to offer information and advice that you need to make getting locked up a lot easier. If you have questions, just ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any tips or comments that would help others will be welcome.

General Information

Address

Yalobusha County Jail
7076 432
Water Valley, MS 38965

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 662-473-3602
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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 is incarcerated and want to find them?

Has someone that has been arrested and you want to locate them?

To look up who is in jail at Yalobusha County Jail you will need to go to their website and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Yalobusha County Jail Inmate Roster is a list of people currently in custody, including status, bail amount, and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you are able to get the same information for anybody processed or discharged in the last 24 hours. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by their last name. You’ll be able to find their arrest information faster if you enter their name, birth date, or arrest number.

If the person you’re searching for is at another county jail you can check our Mississippi county jail guide: List of all jails in Mississippi


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail intake photo, is a picture that the police take during jail intake processing. A mugshot is actually one frontal photo and a profile photo. Your name and intake number will be in the photos, and they will be on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Yalobusha County Jail prisoners are on the website, or you can see them at the Yalobusha County Jail. When viewing online you have to enter the person’s first and last name, and the arrest date, if you have one.

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How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot taken off of the Yalobusha County Jail site? This is difficult, since the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you will need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that the record of your arrest would be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

Read our in-depth tutorial about getting your mugshot removed, the various mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal websites: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Once you’re arrested and put in jail, your main thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, your bail is set by a special judge called a magistrate. If no bail is set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out of jail you will have to agree to show up for court, and until that day you are not permitted to travel out of the county.

In most cases, an inmate will be given time off for good behavior when they follow the rules and don’t cause any problems while they are in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be granted work release. You will either have to go back to jail at the end of the day when you’re finished at your job, or you could be permitted to move to a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you are required to pay in order to be released from jail pending trial. The amount you have to pay is determined by the seriousness of your charges. You will have to put up ten percent of the total that was set in order to bail out of jail. If you miss your court appearance, that person 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 will need to call the Yalobusha County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you have all the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they will let you know the bail amount. You can also check their bail amount and status on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is no fun, but fortunately, it is easy if you have the money. To start with, find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only”. If this is the case, you will not be able to get a bail bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they can’t take checks. When you’ve paid bail, the inmate will be discharged. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you just can’t afford it, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. Bondsmen generally have a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and sometimes with a minimum fee of $100. This will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If bail is very large, the bondsman may ask to use your personal assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

To find a bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a Bail Bondsman in Yalobusha County

Have you ever used the services of bail bondsman for someone you know or yourself? If you have, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience and let us know how it worked out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process is made up of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • The first step is that you will answer some simple questions, like your full legal name, address, birth date and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • You will then be allowed to use the telephone so you can call family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, they will let you keep wearing your own clothes, if not you will have to change into a jail jumpsuit.

Have you ever been booked into jail? If so, please tell our readers about your experience. How long did you have to wait in the holding cell? How did the guards treat you? Do you have any tips that might help other people make it through jail processing?

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged may take anywhere between 10 minutes to many hours. In other words the faster you can pay your bail, the sooner you will get discharged. Also, how fast you get released can depend on whether or not you’ve been given a bond amount or if the judge still needs to figure out how much your bail will be. For minor offenses, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a date of your release, you should expect to be discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If you have a, or if you have to begin your jail sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the law and turn yourself into the authorities. For a warrant, go down to the jail intake area, and tell them that you think there may be a warrant out for your arrest. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if they find one, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, report at the time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Make sure that you are not late. Only bring approved items when you turn yourself in, for example a driver’s license or state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must list each visitor’s name to the jail in advance. Your visitors will be put into the visitation log for the inmate. All visitors is required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Visitors showing up late or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures at Yalobusha County Jail frequently change, so you should visit the jail site before you try to go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Phone calls made in jail are typically more expensive than regular phone calls. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the rules, phone calls could be reduced or forbidden.

Phone Number: 662-473-3602

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate is required to be sent via the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You cannot use any other form of mail or package delivery. You should write the person’s name, prisoner number, and the jail address on the letter that you send. Don’t mail a package, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail that you send to inmates gets opened and reviewed by the jail officers, and the mail will get sent back if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Yalobusha County Jail, use this address:

Yalobusha County Jail
7076 432
Water Valley, MS 38965

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Yalobusha County Jail
7076 432
Water Valley, MS 38965


The Yalobusha County Jail inmate mail policy changes frequently, so we suggest that you double check the official website before you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you should know you still have rights, one of these is the right to request a lawyer. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure you get a friend or relative to find a lawyer for you. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ While you are not required to have one, an attorney can advise you of your rights, look after your best interests and help you navigate the complicated legal system. The quicker you get a lawyer involved with your situation, the better your chances.

For more information on how to find an attorney, go to: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you cannot afford an attorney, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. The Public Defender is staffed by independent investigators, forensics experts and social case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are real lawyers that are members of the Mississippi State Bar and are fully licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you ever had to use a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

Court records are public records. Court records have a court case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and every motions, documents, and evidence filed during your court case. You can access the records and documents in your court case with the website, or at the Yalobusha County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that maintains the records. They also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and also read the jury’s verdict. All records and documents from your court case are maintained at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the charges from your case, for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you are low income and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the judge that presides over your case. They do different tasks, like deciding a bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed to include information about the defendant’s background and as much detail about the defendant’s life and public history, which the magistrate judge will review and take into consideration when determining your sentence. Information and personal details will be gathered from the person on trial, his or her family members, and in some cases the victim in the crime. Be sure to remember you can request to have your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before sentencing, and make sure that you review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, including community service to probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you might get taken into custody, right there in court, or you could receive a date that you must report to jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if someone is incarcerated, or has been an inmate in the past?

To do so, you will have to go to the Yalobusha County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search by:

  • Their name.
  • Birth date.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you can 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 court records on the Yalobusha County jail website or you are able to call the jail. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask the officer in charge. Keep in mind 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 the date of their arrest, contact the Yalobusha County jail, either by phone, in person, or you can check online. Arrest records are public record and this is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, like court orders. You can access civil process orders by getting in touch with the Yalobusha County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are required to be registered and listed on both a national and state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You can access this information online, but remember that you will not be able to find the precise address, just the neighborhood block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. These records include a case file containing a court docket and any of the documents filed in the court case. You can access court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at the Yalobusha County Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains a record of people’s criminal past. These online databases are linked together so you can track criminal convictions from any other state. Go to 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 the crime was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay for a more complete search.

A criminal records search you are able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft.

When you do a criminal history search, you generally won’t find out if someone has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this information, you must do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it easy? Was your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the Yalobusha County courthouse? Was the information correct? There are plenty of reasons that people look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your account might help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Yalobusha County,The Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    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 Yalobusha County Jail is something you wish you could avoid, in time you will get accustomed to the daily routine there. All inmates get a wake-up alarm each morning at 6:00AM, and next you’ll have roll call. You will then eat breakfast. After breakfast, participate in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Yalobusha 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 Yalobusha 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 funds to someone in jail at Yalobusha County Jail changes, so it would be best to visit the official Yalobusha County Jail 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 Yalobusha County Jail

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

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

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been locked up at Yalobusha County Jail? Do you know someone that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at Yalobusha County Jail?

    If yes, then we would like you to write a review about it. Write about your jail experience so others can learn what to expect.

    Things you could include in the review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • Other Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why were you locked up? Were you mistreated? What was it like in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How has this experience impacted your life?

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    Send a Message to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Trying to reconnect with somebody you met in jail? Leave a message for them here.

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