Mississippi State Records

Mississippi Inmate Records

Mississippi inmate records comprise personal and official information regarding persons incarcerated in various correctional facilities within the state. These facilities include county and city-run jails and detention centers as well as state or privately operated prisons, penal institution. and penitentiaries. The information included in these records includes the names, birth dates, gender, nationality and ethnicity of the inmate as well as their most current charges, ongoing sentences, designated inmate numbers, and prospective court or release dates. As per state laws, all or some of this information can be made available to interested members of the public upon request.

Mississippi Correctional System

The Mississippi correctional system comprises county, state, private and regional correctional facilities as well as community work centers and restitution centers situated within state limits. While most county and city jails and detention centers are operated by local law enforcement agencies, state, private and regional institutions are managed by the Mississippi Department of Corrections, which is tasked with disseminating inmate records of incarcerated persons in its jurisdiction.

The operational guidelines of most facilities are determined by the resident inmates, the housing facility and its security level, as well as the discretion of the administrative staff. However, the MDC provides guidelines to state-run facilities which are often adopted by county and city law enforcement agencies. Nonetheless, all data regarding inmates of county and city jails may only be retrieved at the county level.

How do I Visit Inmates In Mississippi Prisons and Jails?

Intending visitors are advised to study the guidelines detailed on the Visitation Page of the MDOC website before proceeding with a visit. As per state laws, all inmates (except those in punitive isolation) are allowed visits from at least 10 different persons on the facilities scheduled visitation days. These persons must be included on the approved inmate visitation list which should be filled out by the inmate.

Approved visitors are issued a written authorization which should be shown along with their government-issued photo ID on each visit to the facility. All visitors 14 years or older are also required to present a picture ID while children under 14 must present their birth certificate. Visits must be scheduled beforehand on any of the designated visitation dates -- various units have their own assigned visitation dates.

Visitors are subject to routine searches upon arriving at the facility and are typically disallowed from leaving the designated areas while the visit is in progress. All visits will be terminated after the assigned time has elapsed.

Contacting Incarcerated Persons In Mississippi

Mississippi state prisoners may be contacted via U.S. mail or phone as provided by the state department of corrections. All relevant phone details may be found on the Inmate Telephone Page of the department’s website. Summarily, persons seeking to contact inmates via phone may do so by contacting the designated vendor at (877) 650-4249 to obtain account information or billing details. Other concerns may be made to the MDOC inmate telephone administrators at (601) 932-2880 (central Mississippi), (601) 394-5600 (south Mississippi) or (662) 745-6611 (north Mississippi).

On the other hand, inmates may send and receive mail with the exceptions indicated on the Inmate Mail Page of the MDOC website. All mail that does not meet the facility’s suitability requirements will be confiscated or returned to the sender. All mail should be addressed thus:

Outgoing Mail

  1. Sender's Name & Inmate Number
  2. Current Housing Unit
  3. Institution/Facility Address
  4. City, State, ZIP

Incoming Mail

  1. Inmate Name & MDOC Number
  2. Current Housing Unit
  3. Institution/Facility Name
  4. Institution/Facility Address
  5. City, State, ZIP

(all incoming mail must include a return address)

How do I Send Money to an Inmate in Mississippi?

Interested persons may send funds to MDOC inmates using the department’s designated online vendor or through Western Union. In either case, the sender will be required to provide detailed information regarding the receiving inmate. This will likely include the inmate’s full name, DOC ID and date of birth. Senders will be charged a nominal fee for this service. The prices for Western Union deposits begin at $5.95.

Locations of Mississippi State Correctional Facilities

Listed below are the addresses and contact information of state-run and privately operated correctional facilities in the U.S. state of Mississippi;

Central Mississippi Correctional Facility
3794 Hwy 468
Pearl, MS 39208
Phone: (601) 932-2880

Mississippi State Penitentiary
Hwy 49 West
Parchman, MS 38738
(662) 745-6611

South Mississippi Correctional Institution
22689 Hwy 463 North
Leakesville, MS 39451
Phone: (601) 394-5600

East Mississippi Correctional Facility
10641 Highway 80 East
Meridian, MS 39307
Phone: (601) 485-5255

Marshall County Correctional Facility
833 West Street
Holly Springs, MS 38634
Phone: (662) 252-7111

Wilkinson County Correctional Facility
2999 U.S. 61
Woodville, MS 39669
Phone: (601) 888-3199

Alcorn County Regional Correctional Facility
2839 South Harper Rd
Corinth, MS 38834
Phone: (662) 286-7085

Bolivar County Correctional Facility
2792 Hwy 8 West
Cleveland, MS 38732
Phone: (662) 843-3284 Or 2956

Chickasaw County Regional Correctional Facility
120 Lancaster Circle
Houston, MS 38851
Phone: (662) 456-3319

Carroll/Montgomery County Regional Correctional Facility
33714 Ms Hwy 35
Vaiden, MS 39176
Phone: (662) 464-5440

Gccf – George/Greene County Correctional Facility
154 Industrial Park Road
Lucedale, MS 39452
Phone: (601) 947-9399

Holmes/Humphreys County Correctional Facility
23234 Hwy 12 E
Lexington, MS 39095
Phone: (662) 834-5016

Iccf – Issaquena County Correctional Facility
P.O. Box 220
Mayersvillle, MS 39113
Phone: (662) 873-2153

Jefferson/Franklin County Correctional Facility
279 Highway 33
Fayette, MS 39069
Phone: (601) 786-2284

Kemper/Neshoba County Regional Correctional Facility
374 Stennis Industrial Park Road
Dekalb, MS 39328
Phone: (601) 743-5767

Leake County Correctional Facility
399 C. O. Brooks Street
Carthage, MS 39051
Phone: (601) 298-9003

Marion/Walthall County Correctional Facility
503 South Main Street
Columbia, 39429
Phone: (601) 736-3621

Stone County Correctional Facility
1420 Industrial Park Road
Wiggins, MS 39577
Phone: (601) 928-7042

Winston/Choctaw County Correctional Facility
22062 Hwy 25 North
Louisville, MS 39339
Phone: (662) 773-2528

Washington County Regional Correctional Facility
60 Stokes King Rd
Greenville, MS 38701
Phone: (662) 537-2000

Yazoo Regional Correctional Facility
154 Roosevelt Hudson Drive
Yazoo City, MS 39194
Phone: (662) 751-8484

How to Find Information on Inmates in Mississippi Prisons

All information relating to incarcerated persons in Mississippi state primarily is primarily maintained by the individual institutions but can also be retrieved from the Mississippi Department of Corrections. The department disburses information through corrections staff and via online resources such as the Inmate Information Page of the MDOC website. The website features relevant publications on inmate welfare and commissary, family information, and the available correspondence methods open to family and friends of inmates. Information unavailable on the website may be obtained by querying the office of communications at (601) 359-5608 or by contacting the facility where the inmate is located.

How to Find Information on Inmates in Mississippi State Jails?

Members of the public can search for inmates using the Inmate Search Tool available on the MDOC website. In order to locate an inmate using the tool, the user must provide the parameters required to conduct the search, such as the full name of the inmate or their designated ID number. Once provided, the online platform displays all inmates with similar data to the information provided. The tool may also be used to search for the personal information of inmates or details of their most current charge, convictions or ongoing sentence.

Jail cells
Contact:(228) 285-4721

Results Include

Full Criminal Case Details:

  • Assault
  • Battery
  • Blackmail
  • Conspiracy
  • Domestic Violence
  • Embezzlement
  • Extortion
  • Felonies
  • Firearms
  • Fraud
  • Infractions
  • Kidnapping
  • Larceny
  • Manslaughter
  • Mayhem
  • Misdemeanors
  • Murder
  • Obstruction
  • Perjury
  • Parole Violation
  • Probation Violation
  • Robbery
  • Sexual Assault
  • Solicitation
  • Theft

Results are based upon available information from state, county and municipal databases, and may not include some or all of the above details.

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