Grenada County Jail – Grenada, MS

Grenada County Jail is in Grenada County, Mississippi and is the primary correctional facility for that area. Do you know somebody locked up in Grenada County Jail? This page will tell you information about anything related to Grenada County Jail,like the following: How to do a jail inmate search. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information and records. And lots more.

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a daunting and scary prospect, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. The goal of this guide is to offer information and advice that you need to make getting locked up a lot easier. If you have specific questions, please feel free to ask it, and any comments or tips that could help others would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Grenada County Jail
35 Doak Street
Grenada, MS 38901

Phone Number and Fax Number

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Map and Directions


Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is locked up and want to contact them?

Do you know a friend or family member who has been arrested and you want to find them?

To search who is in jail at Grenada County Jail you need to navigate to their web site and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Grenada County Jail Inmate Lookup is a list of people currently in custody, which includes status, how much their bail is, and visiting schedule. You can also find info for anyone arrested and processed or discharged in the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to locate their arrest information more quickly if you enter their full name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If the person you’re searching for is at a different jail you will want to look here, too: List of all jails in Mississippi


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail processing photo, is a photo that the jail takes when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is actually two photos one face photo and a side photo. Your name and jail booking number will be in the mugshot, and they’re stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Grenada County Jail prisoners can be found on the Grenada County Jail website, or you can see them in person at the Grenada County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you will have to put in their full name, and an arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to have your mugshot taken off of the Grenada County Jail site? This is difficult, since your mugshot is public record. You need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that the record of your arrest will be sealed, and will not be accessible. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

To learn more about getting your mugshot taken down, the various mugshot websites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, if you are incarcerated, your primary thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through booking, your bail is decided using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. In cases where no bail is set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

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

Usually, a prisoner can earn time off in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and area a good inmate while they’re in jail.

If you follow the rules, you may be granted work release. Either you will have to go back to the jail each day after work, or you could get to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you have to pay to the court system in order to be released from jail pending trial. The amount you will have to pay depends on the crime you’ve been charged with. You will need to post 10% of the amount that was set before you can be released. If you don’t show up for court, the person that bailed you out of jail will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you will have to call the Grenada County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you have all the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know what their bail is set at. You can also check their bail amount and status on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but in some cases, it is easy. First of all, figure out if it is a “Cash Bond Only”. If so, you can’t get a bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail can’t take a personal check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the prisoner will get released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you just don’t have the money, you you should hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will generally charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and usually with a minimum charge of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and has to be paid in cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman will usually require that they use your personal assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

If you need a bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman at Grenada County Jail

Have you ever hired a Bail Bondsman for someone you know or yourself? If so, post a comment below and tell about it, and let us know how it worked out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • Released For Time Served
  • Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Released On House Arrest
  • Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure takes you through these steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • You will have to answer a bunch of questions, like your full name, address, birth date and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will be taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • You will get to make a telephone call to talk to family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might be able to keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will be given a jail uniform.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through processing at jail? If you have, you should tell us how it happened. How long did it take? How were you treated? Can you tell us tips that might help other people that get arrested to get through jail processing?

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged from jail may take anywhere between 30 minutes to quite a few hours. Or, simply, the faster bail is posted, the quicker you will get discharged. It also might depend on if you have a cash bond amount or if a magistrate needs to figure out the amount of bail to be set. For a minor charge, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served your sentence and know the date of your release, expect to be discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

out against you, or if you need to report to start a sentence, you should do the right thing and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, report to the jail intake center, and tell the intake officer that think that there is a warrant 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 verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order lists. Be very careful that you aren’t late. Only bring things that are allowed when you go to jail, for example a driver’s license or even photo ID, prescription medication, and the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to give information about each visitor to the jail. Your visitor’s information will go in a log of visitors as an Authorized visit. All visitors must provide identification. Visitors that gets to visitation or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be able to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies change often, so you should double-check the official jail site before you go to the jail to visit.

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 generally pricier than phone calls made at home. There is no limit to when and 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 are disciplined for an infraction, your ability to use the phone might get cut back or forbidden.

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Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail 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 have to print the person’s name, inmate ID number, and jail address on the letter that you send. Do not send anything in a package or box, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail received by the jail gets opened and examined and read by the officers at the jail, and will be returned to the sender if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Grenada County Jail
35 Doak Street
Grenada, MS 38901

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Grenada County Jail
35 Doak Street
Grenada, MS 38901


The inmate mail policy at Grenada County Jail is always changing, so be sure to double check 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 should know you still have rights, one of these is your right to request a lawyer. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so it is important to have a friend or family member find an attorney when you call them. You may be asking yourself ‘why do I need an attorney?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal defense attorney will advise you about your rights, protect your interests and help you find your way through the criminal justice system. The sooner you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your situation, the better your chances.

For more detailed information on how to find an attorney, click here: How to Find an Attorney in Grenada County

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire a lawyer, you will get a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office is staffed by independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as case workers. Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys who are members of the Mississippi State Bar and are licensed to practice law in Mississippi.

Have you ever had to use a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

Court records are are public records and are available upon request. They include a file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and every motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed in the case. You have the ability to access court records using the internet service, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is a member of the court that maintains court records and controls access to them. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for all court participants, and also read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records and documents related to your court case are available at the Grenada County 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 cannot afford these fees and have a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

The Grenada County magistrate is the judge that will preside over your court case. Magistrate judges do different tasks, which include determing how much your bail will be, issuing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is prepared with the defendant’s background information and details of the defendant’s life history, which the judge will take into consideration when deciding on the sentence. Information will be collected from the defendant, his or her family, and if necessary the victim in the crime. Remember you can ask to get your own copy of the pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, and go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are a number of different options, which include community service to probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the severity of the crime, you will either be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could be given a date that you are supposed to turn yourself into jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if some you know is in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

To do so, you need to go to the Grenada County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search by:

  • Name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you can also call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check court records on the website or you are able to call the jail. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask them. 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 have a first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Grenada County jail, by phone, go there in person, or check online. An arrest is in the public record and this information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, which can be warrants. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Grenada County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access these listings online, but you should know that you can’t see the exact address, just the address block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. These records include a case file containing a docket and all documents and filings filed in your court case. You are able to access your court records online, or at the Grenada County Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains a record of their state citizen’s criminal background. These online databases are all linked so you can track criminal convictions from another state. Go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if the crime was in a different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you will be able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

When you do a criminal history search, in most cases will not be able to find out if that person has had any:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this kind of information, you will have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? How easy was it? Dis you do your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the local courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are many reasons that folks search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your comments might help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has their list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Grenada County,the Grenada County Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of spending time in Grenada County Jail is something you wish you could avoid, soon you will get accustomed to the routine that is set for you. Inmates get a wake-up alarm at about 6:00AM, and then roll call. Then you will eat breakfast. Following breakfast participate in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. 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 Grenada 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 Grenada 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 Grenada County Jail might change, so you should review the the Grenada County Jail website when you send any money.

    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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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Grenada County Jail

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

    Requirements:

    • 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:

    • Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
    • Victims have the right to notification.
    • Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • Victims have the right to restitution.
    • Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
    • Victims 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 locked up at this jail? Do you know anybody that spent time there? Have you ever visited an inmate in this jail?

    If so, then we would like you to write your review about it. Write down what you experienced because other people can learn what to expect.

    Things you might want to include in what you write:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has at least one story to tell about it. How’d you get locked up? Were you mistreated? How was day to day life at Grenada County Jail? What about the other inmates? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

    Click here to post a comment

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Need to throw a shout out to a friend from jail? Throw a shout out to them here.

    Say Hello to people still locked up at Grenada County Jail


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