Choctaw County Jail – Ackerman, MS

Choctaw County Jail is located in Choctaw County, Mississippi and is the main correctional facility for that region. Know somebody in Choctaw County Jail? This site will tell you all about anything you might need to know about Choctaw County Jail,like: How to locate an inmate. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures. Court records. And much more…

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The chance of going to jail is a scary and stressfull 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 give info that you’ll need to make going to jail a lot easier. If you have specific questions, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and also any feedback or comments that would be beneficial to others would be appreciated.

General Information


Choctaw County Jail

Ackerman, MS

Phone Number and Fax Number

Fax Number:

Map and Directions

Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend in jail and don’t know how to find them?

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

To find out who’s in jail at Choctaw County Jail you will have to click on their web site and use the inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Choctaw County Jail Inmate Lookup is a list of persons who have been arrested, which includes custody status, how much their bail is, and times the inmate can have visitors. You can get the same information for anybody arrested and booked or released in the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You can get the information faster if you enter your friend or family member’s name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If your friend or family member might be locked up at a different jail you should look here: Mississippi Jails


A mugshot, also called a jail intake photo, is the photo taken by the police when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is make of one frontal photo and a profile photo. Your full name and booking number will be on the pictures, and they’re on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Choctaw County Jail inmates are on the Choctaw County Jail website, or you can view them at the Choctaw County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you need to put in the inmate’s first and last name, and the arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to get your mugshot removed from the Choctaw County Jail site? This is difficult, because your mugshot is a public record. You must file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that all of your arrest records will be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For more information about getting your mugshot removed, the different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet

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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you’re locked up, your main thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through booking, your bail 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 court date, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you do bail out of jail you will have to promise to be there for your court date, and until that day you must not leave the county.

Usually, inmates in the Choctaw County Jail can earn time off for good behavior if they follow the rules and act right while incarcerated.

If you follow the rules, you may be granted work release. Either you will have to stay the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished at your job, or you may get to sleep in a halfway house instead of the jail.


Bail is the amount of money that you will be required to pay to get out of jail until your trial. The amount of bail that is set depends on how serious your charges are. Someone will have to pay 10% of the amount that was determined so you can get out of jail. If you don’t show up for court, that person won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you will have to call the jail. If know the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they will let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the Choctaw County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but most of the time, it is really easy if you have the money. To start with, you have to find out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond. If it is, you can’t use the services of a Bail Bondsman. Cash only – they can’t accept checks. When you’ve paid bail, the person will get released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you just don’t have the money, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. Bondsmen generally charge a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set, and usually have a minimum of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bondsman will in these cases ask to use assets as collateral for the bond.

To find a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Bail bondsman

Have you ever hired a bail bondsman to bail someone out of jail? If you have, please share your experience in a comment below, and let us know how things turned out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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

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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

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

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • You have to answer some questions, like your full legal name, home address, date of birth and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for 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 in order to call a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, they will let you wear your street clothes, if not you you will have to change into a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged may take anywhere from 30 minutes to all day long. In other words the quicker you post bail, the faster you will be released. Also, it can depend on if you have a cash bond amount or if the judge must decide on the amount of bail to be set. For minor charges, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have completed your jail sentence and have a discharge date, plan to be discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you must start a jail sentence, you should follow the law and turn yourself in. For a warrant, go down to the jail intake area, and tell an officer that you think there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go down to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order states. Make sure that you aren’t late. Be sure to only bring allowed items when you go, such as a driver’s license or state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate must provide information about each visitor to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s names will be put into the visitors log for the inmate that requested the visitor. Every visitor will have to provide a photo ID when visiting. Any visitors that arrives for visitation late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Jail visitation policies are always changing, so make sure that you check the official Choctaw County Jail jail site before you try to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Calls made in jail are typically more expensive than regular phone calls. There is no limit to 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, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get reduced or totally denied.

The Choctaw County Jail phone number is:

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail is required to be mailed using the US Postal Service. You can’t use any other type of mail or package delivery. Clearly print the name, inmate ID number, and the jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not send a package or box, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail received by the jail will be opened and read and examined by the jail staff, and will be sent back to the person who mailed it if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Choctaw County Jail

Ackerman, MS

Here is how you should address the letter:

Choctaw County Jail

Ackerman, MS

The inmate mail policy at Choctaw County Jail changes frequently, so visit the the Choctaw County Jail website when you send a letter to an inmate there.

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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, one of these is the right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so make sure you have a friend or family member locate a lawyer when you call. You’re probably asking yourself ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal lawyer can advise you of your rights, look after your best interests and help you through the complicated legal system. The faster you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better off you’ll be.

For more information about this subject, click here: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office has access to investigators, experts in forensics and social 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 and represent you in court.

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

Court Records

Court records are public records. They are comprised of a case file with a docket sheet and all documents and motions in your case. You have the ability to access your court records via the website, or by going to the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Choctaw County Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that manages court records. They also administer the oath in a court case, and also read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records and documents related to your case are maintained at Clerk of Court.


Court fees are the costs from your court case, such as filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.


A Magistrate is the person that rules over your case. Magistrates do many different things, like setting your bail amount, issuing warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court appearances and detention proceedings.


A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed with information about the defendant’s background and details of the defendant’s life history, which the judge will review and take into account when determining your sentence. Information and personal details will be requested from the person on trial, their family, and, if applicable, the victim of the crime. Keep in mind you can request to see a copy of the report prior to sentencing, and correct any mistakes that it contains.


If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, ranging from community service, house arrest, and probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you could be taken into custody immediately, or you might be given a date that you are required to go to jail to serve out your sentence.

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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if some you know is incarcerated, or has ever been in jail?

To do this, you will have to access the Choctaw County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search by:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • or inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you can also call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check court records on the Choctaw County court website or you can call the jail directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask the officer in charge. You should be clear that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the Choctaw County jail, by phone, in person, or check online. An arrest is a matter of public record and this is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, such as court orders. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders have to be registered on a sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You can access these offenders on the website, but bear in mind that you won’t see the street address, but only the address block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. Court Records include a case file containing a docket sheet and all of the documents and filings filed in your court case. You can access the court records online, or at Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of someone’s criminal background. These databases are all linked so you can track criminal backgrounds from any other state. Go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county, and if it was in a completely different state, you might have to pay for a more intensive search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you will 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 offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

When you do a criminal history search, you generally won’t learn if they has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this information, you will have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it easy? Dis you do your search online or did you call the jail? Was it correct? There are many reasons that people search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your comments might help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Choctaw County,The Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List:

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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of getting locked up in Choctaw County Jail is very scary, soon you will settle into the daily routine. Inmates get a wake-up alarm at about 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 Choctaw 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 Choctaw 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 someone in jail at Choctaw County Jail could change, so it would be best to visit the site before you send money to an inmate 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.

    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.


    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.

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    Types of Jobs at Choctaw County Jail

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


    • 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 Drivers 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 of this Jail

    Have you ever been incarcerated in this jail? Do you know anybody that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited someone in this jail?

    If so, then we would like you to tell us about it. Write about your jail experience so other people will know what to expect.

    Things you could write in what you write:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gang activity
    • 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’. Why’d you get arrested? Did you get fair treatment? What was it like in jail? What were the other inmates like? How has this experience impacted your life?

    Tell Your Story

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you need to talk to an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Post a message to them below.

    Post a message to people still locked up at Choctaw County Jail

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