Leake County Jail – Carthage, MS

Leake County Jail is in Leake County, MS and is the correctional facility for the county. Know somebody locked up at Leake County Jail? This site will tell you about anything you might want to know about Leake County Jail,like the following: Find an inmate at Leake County Jail. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Leake County Jail intake procedures. Leake County court information. And much, much more.

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The chance of going to jail is a daunting and scary thought, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also that person’s family and friends. The goal of this guide is to give you advice and information that you need to make helping someone get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have a question, just ask them, and also any tips or comments that could be a benefit to other people in the same situation would be welcome.

General Information

Address

Leake County Jail
Po Box 129
Carthage, MS 39051

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone:
Fax Number:

Map and Directions


Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is in jail and want to find out where they are?

Do you know a family member or friend that has been arrested and you don’t know how to locate them?

To find out who’s in jail at Leake County Jail you need to navigate to their link and use the inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Leake County Jail Inmate List is an online list of persons who were arrested and are now in jail, including current status, bail amount, and visiting schedule. Also, you can find info about anybody arrested and booked or released in the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You can locate their inmate information faster if you enter your friend or family member’s name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If the inmate you are looking for might be at another jail you should look here: Mississippi Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail intake photograph, is the photo that the police take during jail intake processing. A mugshot is actually two photos one face photo and one profile photo. Your name and booking number will appear on the mugshot, and they will be on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be seen online, or you can view them at the Leake County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you need to put in the full name, and the booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to have your mugshot taken off of the Leake County Jail site? This is difficult, since your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you must file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that your arrest record would be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot removed, the many different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal services: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

If you are in jail, your primary thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, bail is decided by a special judge called a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this can mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you do bail out of jail you are required to promise to be there for your court date, and until that day you won’t be permitted to travel out of the county.

Usually, prisoners will be given time off in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and don’t cause any problems while in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be given work release detail. Either you will have to return to the jail at the end of the day after work, or you might get to sleep in a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Bail is money that you have to pay in order to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount of bail that is set is determined by the crime you’ve been charged with. You or someone you know will have to pay to the courts 10% of the amount set so you are able to be released. If you don’t show up for your court date, the person that paid your bail will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you will need to call the Leake County Jail or the County Courthouse. If know the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they will tell you how much their bail is. You can also find out how much their bail is on the Leake County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is never a fun thing, but thankfully, its very simple to do. First, you need to know if they have a Cash Only Bond. If this is the case, you won’t be able to use a Bail Bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they can’t take checks. When you’ve paid bail, the prisoner will be released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you you should hire a bail bondsman. They will generally charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and usually charge a minimum charge of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and the bondsman only accepts cash. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman may require that they use assets as collateral.

To talk to a bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman

Have you ever used the services of bail bondsman for yourself, a family member or friend? If so, post a comment below and tell about it, and let us know how it worked out for you.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process includes these steps:

  • They’ll put you 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 have to answer some questions, such as your legal name, street address, birth date and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your psychological and medical history.
  • You’ll be given 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 from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • You will get to make a telephone call so you can get in touch with a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be able to wear your street clothes, if not you will be issued a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If you have, you should share your experience. How long did you have to wait? Were you treated fairly? Can you share any things that will help other people that get arrested get through the process?

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be discharged from jail. The discharge process can take anywhere between 10 minutes to all day long. In simple terms, the quicker bail is posted, the sooner you will get discharged. How quickly you get discharged might depend on whether or not you’ve got a cash bond amount or if the judge still needs to figure out your bail amount. For lesser charges, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served your sentence and have a date of your release, you should expect to get discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If there is a, or if you need to report to start a sentence, it is recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself in willingly. For a warrant, go down to the jail, in the reception area, and let them know that you think there may be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will do a record check, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into jail custody. If it is for a jail sentence, go to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order lists. Ensure that you don’t show up late. Only bring approved items when you turn yourself in, for example your drivers license or even ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you must provide each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitor’s information will go in the log as an approved visitor. All visitors must provide identification. Any visitors arriving late or that is not an approved visitor will not be able to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies change often, so we suggest that you double-check the official 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 . These phone calls are generally pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, an inmate’s phone privileges might get reduced or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

The Leake County Jail phone number is:

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail must be sent via the US Postal Service. You can’t use any other type of mail or package delivery. You must write or type the name, inmate ID, and the jail address on the letter that you send. Don’t mail a package or box, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal inside. Any mail sent to inmates gets opened and reviewed by staff, and the mail will be sent back to the person who mailed it if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Leake County Jail
Po Box 129
Carthage, MS 39051

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Leake County Jail
Po Box 129
Carthage, MS 39051


The inmate mail policy at Leake County Jail can change, so you should double check the official Leake County Jail site when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you still have certain rights, one of these is the right to request an attorney. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so you would be wise to ask a friend or family member to find an attorney when you call them. You might be asking yourself ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal defense attorney will make sure you know your rights, help protect your best interests and help you through the court system in Leake County. The faster you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your case, the better off you’ll be.

For more information on the benefits of hiring a lawyer, go to: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford an attorney, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are actual attorneys who are admitted to the Mississippi State Bar Association and are legally licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you or someone you know had to use the services of a Public Defender? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

All court records are are public records and are available upon request. Court records are comprised of a case file with a docket and each of the documents and motions in your case. You are able to access court records via the online service, or at the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who manages the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and also read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records from your court case are kept and available to you at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the fees and charges from your court case, such as for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and 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

The magistrate is the person that presides on your court case. They do many different things, like deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants, and presiding over first court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed to include information about the arrestee’s background and as much detail about the arrestee’s life, which the magistrate judge will consider when decide your sentence. Information and personal details will be gathered from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and in some circumstances the victim. Don’t forget you are allowed to request to get a copy of this report prior to sentencing, so you have the opportunity to review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, including community service to probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you may be taken into custody, right there in court, or given a date that you must to surrender and report to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if a family member of friend is incarcerated, or has gone to jail in the past?

To do this, you should go to the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:

  • Their name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • or jail ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you should call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check arrest warrants inquiry online or you are able to 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. Keep in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, 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 jail, either by phone, in person, or check online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and this information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, which can be court orders. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders have to be registered on either a national or state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You are able to view these offenders on the internet, but bear in mind that you will not be able to find the precise address, just the block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. Court Records include a court case file containing a docket sheet and any of the filings and documents filed in the case. You can access your court records on the internet, or at the Leake County Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of their state citizen’s criminal past. These state databases are connected so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from any other state. You are able to go to county courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county, and if it was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you will be able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any crimes, which can include:

  • DUI.
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

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

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this 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? Did you search online or did you call the courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are lots of reasons that folks search for criminal records, and your comments could help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Leake County,The Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of getting locked up in the Leake County jail is no fun, soon you will settle into the daily routine there. Prisoners get an alarm for wake-up at six in the morning, and next you’ll have roll call. Next, you will get breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will have 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 Leake 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 Leake 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 rules for sending money to people in jail is always changing, so you should check the official Leake County Jail site when you send any funds.

    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 Leake County Jail

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

    • 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 incarcerated in this jail? Do you have a friend or family member there? Have you ever visited an inmate there?

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

    Things you could include in your comment:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gang activity
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has a story about it. Why were you locked up? Did you experience fair treatment? How was life in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How did going to jail affect your life?

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