Harrison County Jail is located in Harrison County, Mississippi and is the jail for this region. Do you know somebody locked up in Harrison County Jail? This site gives you information about anything a person needs to know about Harrison County Jail,like: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Harrison County Jail intake procedures. Court records. And lots more.
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The thought of going to jail is a scary and daunting idea, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also that person’s friends and family. This guide is meant to give you all the information and tips that you need to make going to jail a little less stressful. If you have specific questions, just ask it, and also any comments or feedback that could help others is appreciated.
Harrison County Jail
10451 Larkin Smith Drive
Gulfport, MS 39503
Phone Number and 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 need to find out where they are?
Has somebody that has been arrested and you need to find them?
In order to search who’s in jail at Harrison County Jail you will have to navigate to their link and use the inmate search.
The Harrison County Jail Inmate Lookup is an online list of persons who are in jail, including custody status, how much their bail is, and visiting hours. Also, you can get info for anyone arrested and booked or discharged within the past 24 hours. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to find their arrest information fast if you have their first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID.
If your friend or loved one is at another county jail you can look here, too: Mississippi County Jails Listing
A mugshot, or intake photo, is the photograph that the police take when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is actually two photos one frontal photo and a profile photo. Your full name and jail ID number will be in the photos, and they’re kept on file.
Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be searched online, or you can see them at the Harrison County Jail. When viewing online you have to put in the inmate’s name, and the arrest date, if you know it.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Need to know how to get your mugshot removed from the Harrison County Jail website? This will be difficult, since your mugshot is public record. You have to file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that all of your arrest records will be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.
To learn more about getting your mugshot taken down, the different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Naturally, once you are arrested and put in jail, your main thought is about when you get out. After booking, bail will be determined by the magistrate. If you don’t get a bail 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 are required to agree to be in court on your court date, and until that date you can’t leave town.
In most cases, prisoners in the Harrison County Jail are given time off in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and don’t cause any problems while they are in jail.
If you follow the rules, you may be granted work release. You will have to return to jail each day when you’re finished with work, or you might be allowed to move to a halfway house instead of living at the jail.
Bail is money that you have to pay to the court system to get out of jail until you go to court. Your bail amount is dictated by what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. Someone you know will need to put up 10% of the amount that was determined in order for you to bail out of jail. If you fail to show up for your court appearance, the person that paid your bail won’t get their money back.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you will have to call the Harrison County Jail. If know the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they will tell you the bail amount. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the Harrison County Jail site.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Needing to bail someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but fortunately, it is simple to do if you have the money. First, you need to find out if it is a Cash Only Bond. If it is, you won’t be able to use the services of a Bail Bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they won’t accept checks. Once you have paid the bond, the prisoner will be released to your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get your money back.
If the bail amount is too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you should use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen usually charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and sometimes with a minimum charge of $100. This will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman will request to use your personal assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.
You can find a bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a Bail Bondsman in Harrison County
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Early Release For Good Behavior
- Work Release Programs
- Released For Time Served
- Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
- Get Out on House Arrest
- Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The intake process is made up of each of these steps:
- You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
- The first step is that you will answer a bunch of questions, like what is your legal name, street address, date of birth and an emergency contact.
- Also, you will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
- You will be given an inmate ID.
- Your fingerprints will be taken.
- You will get your mugshot taken.
- All personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
- They will allow you to use the phone so you can call a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
- If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be allowed to wear your own clothes, otherwise you you will have to change into a jail jumpsuit.
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When you finally post bail, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail takes anywhere from 10 minutes to hours or even all day long. Or, simply, the faster you can post bail, the sooner you will get let go. Also, it might depend on if you’ve got a bond amount or if the magistrate still needs to determine the amount of bail to be set. For a minor offense, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served your sentence and know the date of your release, expect to get discharged between 9am and noon.
How To Turn Yourself In
out against you, or if you need to start a jail sentence, it is recommended that you follow the rules and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, report to the jail reception area, and let them know that think that there is a warrant out for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if you do, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report at the time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Make sure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Just bring things that are allowed when you turn yourself in, like a driver’s license or state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and a official sentencing order.
Inmates need to provide each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail. Your visitor’s names will be put in a log of approved visitors for the inmate that requested the visitor. All visitors will have to provide a photo ID when visiting. Visitors that gets to visitation or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies can change, so check the official site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
All phone calls from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . These phone calls are generally more costly than phone calls made outside of jail. There is no limit to when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates must keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the jail rules, an inmate’s phone privileges might get reduced or forbidden completely.
The Harrison County Jail phone number is:
Sending Mail to Inmates
All mall sent to inmates must be sent using the actual US Postal Service. You can’t use any other type of delivery. You have to clearly write the name, inmate ID number, and the jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not mail a package or box, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. Any mail will be opened and examined by the jail officers, and the mail will get returned to the sender if deemed inappropriate.
The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Harrison County Jail is:
Harrison County Jail
10451 Larkin Smith Drive
Gulfport, MS 39503
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
Harrison County Jail
10451 Larkin Smith Drive
Gulfport, MS 39503
The Harrison County Jail inmate mail policy changes, so be sure to visit the site when you send a letter to an inmate.
Get A Lawyer
When you get arrested, you have rights, and an important one is your right to request a lawyer. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so you would be wise to ask a friend or family member to find an attorney when you talk to them. You may be thinking ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal defense attorney can advise you of your rights, help protect your best interests and help you navigate the court system in your county. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your charges, the better off you’ll be.
For more detailed information on how to find a lawyer, visit: Find a Lawyer
If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office is staffed by private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys that are members of the State Bar and are licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.
Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? What was your experience?
Harrison County court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. Court records are comprised of a case file containing a docket and all of the documents and motions that have been filed. You are able to access your court records with the internet service, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.
Clerk of Court
The Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who manages access to court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for all court participants, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All court records associated with your case are held at the Harrison County Clerk of Court.
Court fees and costs are the charges from your court case, such as filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.
The Harrison County magistrate is the person who presides on your case. Magistrate judges do different functions, which include setting your bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and presiding over first court appearances and detention proceedings.
A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared with information about the arrestee’s background and information about the defendant’s life history, which the magistrate judge will take into account when decide your sentence. Information will be requested from the person on trial, their family, and, if applicable, the victim in the crime. Don’t forget you are able to request to see a copy of the report before you are sentenced, and go over it and correct any mistakes in it.
When you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, including community service and probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on how serious your crime was, you could be immediately taken into custody, or given a date that you must to surrender and report to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.
Want to find out if somebody you know is currently in jail, or has ever been in jail?
To do this, just go to the jail’s website, and search using:
- Birth date.
- Their approximate booking date.
- or jail ID.
If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you can call the jail to find out.
If you have an outstanding warrant, you can check the court records on the Harrison County jail website or you are able to call the court directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask them. Bear in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.
If you know the person’s first and last name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the Harrison County jail, by phone, go there in person, or you can check online. Arrest records are public record and these records are freely available.
Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, such as court orders. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Harrison County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All registered sex offenders are required to be registered and listed on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You can access these listings on the website, but bear in mind that you can’t get the exact address, but only the neighborhood block they live on.
Court Records are public records and available to anyone. These records include a court case file containing a court docket and any of the filings and documents filed in your case. You are able to access your court records via the internet, or at the Harrison County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.
Each state maintains a record of someone’s criminal background. These online databases are connected and you can track criminal convictions from other states. You can go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that the crime was in a totally different state, you might have to pay for a more intensive search.
A criminal records search you will 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:
- Drug crimes.
- Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
- Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
- Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.
If you do a criminal records check, you generally won’t discover if someone has had:
- Drivers license revoked or suspended.
- Been in a traffic accident.
- Minor infractions or moving violations.
- Parking Tickets.
- 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 Drivers License
- An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.
- 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.
- 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.
- Jail conditions.
- Jail and pod facility and layout
- Guards and jail staff
- Jail food and commissary
- Having Visitors
- Prisoner safety
- Gang activity
- Prisoner activities and programs
To search for driving records, you will have to do a driving records search.
Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it easy? Did you search online or did you call the Harrison County courthouse? Was the information correct? There are lots of reasons that folks look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your story could make it easier for others.
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Everyone knows that the FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Harrison County,the Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.
Life In Jail / What Its Like
Just the thought of serving a jail sentence in Harrison County Jail is very scary, you will soon get accustomed to the daily routine there. Expect an alarm to wake up every morning at 6:00AM, and then roll call. Next, you will eat breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will be required to work in the program that has been assigned to you. 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 Harrison County Jail, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.
When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Harrison County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.
How To Send Money to an Inmate
You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.
The procedure to send money to inmates at Harrison County Jail changes, so we suggest that you check the official website when you send any funds.
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.
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.
News and Media
Photos / Pictures
Types of Jobs at Harrison County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Harrison 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.
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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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Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.
The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:
The definition of victim includes:
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.
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.
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.
Reviews of this Jail
Have you ever been locked up in Harrison County Jail? Do you know someone that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at this jail?
If your answer is yes, then you should write your review about it. Tell us about your jail experience so other people can learn what to expect.
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Tell Your Story
Anyone who’s been in jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why’d you end up in jail? Did you experience fair treatment? How was day to day life at Harrison County Jail? What about the other inmates? How did it affect you to go to jail?
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