Marshall County Jail – Holly Springs, MS

Marshall County Jail is in Marshall County and is the correctional facility for the region. Do you know somebody incarcerated at Marshall County Jail? This site tells you all about everything related to Marshall County Jail: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Booking and intake procedures. Court records. And much, much more.

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a daunting and scary idea, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also that person’s friends and family. The goal of this guide is to offer information and advice that you need to make the process easier. If you have questions, just ask them, and please leave any tips or comments that might help others is appreciated.

General Information

Address

Marshall County Jail
819 West Street
Holly Springs, MS 38635

Phone Number and Fax Number

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Map and Directions


Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that is incarcerated and need to find them?

Do you know a friend or family member who’s been arrested and you need to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to search who is in jail at Marshall County Jail you need to visit their web site and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Marshall County Jail Inmate Locator is an online list of persons currently in custody, including status, bail amount (if applicable), and times you can visit. Also, you are able to get info on anybody arrested and booked or released in the last 24 hours. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by their last name. You will be able to get their inmate information quicker if you’ve got your friend or family member’s full name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If your friend or family member could possibly be in a different jail you should check our guide to other Mississippi jails: Other Jails in Mississippi


Mugshots

A mugshot, or intake picture, is a photo that the jail takes when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is actually two photos one frontal photo and a side-view photo. Your name and jail booking number will be in the mugshot, and they’re stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be searched on the website, or you can view them at the Marshall County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you need to enter the full name, and a booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to have your mugshot taken off of the Marshall County Jail site? This can be tricky, as your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you have to file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that all of your arrest records will be sealed, and will not be accessible. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

To learn more about getting your mugshot removed, the various mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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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 booking, bail is set either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this may 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 you must agree to show up for court, and until then you are required not to travel out of the county.

Usually, an inmate will earn early release in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and conduct themselves properly while they are in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to do work release. You will be required to return to jail each day when you’re finished at your job, or you could be permitted to live in a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Bail is money that you have to pay to the court system to be released from jail until your trial. The amount of bail that is set all depends on the crime you’ve been charged with. You or someone you know will have to put up 10 percent of the total that was determined so you can be released. If you fail to show up for your court appearance, whoever posted your bail will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If know the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you the bail amount. Also, you can see the bail amount on the Marshall County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is no fun, but fortunately, it’s easy if you have the money. To start with, you need to know if it is a Cash Only Bond. If it is, you can’t get a bail bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they can’t take checks. When you’ve paid bail, the inmate will get released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you should try a bail bondsman. They usually charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and sometimes with a minimum charge of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bondsman might require that they use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

You can find a bail bondsman visit our page about: Bail bondsman

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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
  • Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Released On House Arrest
  • Get Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure includes each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • Firstly, you must answer some basic questions, like what is your full name, address, birthdate and a contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • 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 discharged.
  • You will be allowed to make a phone call so you can call a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be allowed to keep wearing street clothes, if not you you will have to wear a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will get discharged from jail. This process may take between 30 minutes to all day long. In simple terms, the faster you can pay your bail, the sooner you will get released. Also, it depends on whether you’ve got a cash bond or if the judge still needs to decide on the amount of bail to be set. For a minor offense, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. If you have served a sentence in jail and are given a date of your release, expect to get released anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

In the event there is a, or if you have to start your sentence, you really should do the right thing and turn yourself in willingly. For a warrant, go down to the jail, and tell them that you think there is a warrant for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if they find one, you will be taken into jail 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 requires you to. Be very careful that you don’t show up late. Be sure to only bring required items when you go, like your drivers license or photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and the official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to give the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail. Your visitor’s information will go into the visitation log for the requesting inmate. Each visitor will be required to provide acceptable photo identification. Visitors that arrives for visitation late or without a visiting order will be turned away.
The Marshall County Jail visitation procedures frequently change, so check the official jail site before you try to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Calls made in jail are much more costly than regular phone calls. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on 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, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get cut back or eliminated completely.

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Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail has to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You can’t use any other type of mail delivery. Clearly write the person’s name, inmate ID, and the address of the jail on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t mail anything in a package or box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail sent to inmates gets opened and read by the jail administration, and will be sent back if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Marshall County Jail
819 West Street
Holly Springs, MS 38635

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Marshall County Jail
819 West Street
Holly Springs, MS 38635


The inmate mail policy at Marshall County Jail changes, so review the site when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you have certain rights, the first of which 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 relative locate a lawyer when you call. You may be thinking ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a lawyer will advise you about your rights, look after your best interests and help you navigate the complicated court system. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your charges, the better.

For more info on how to find a lawyer, go to: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford a lawyer, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office has access to private investigators, experts in forensics as well as social case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys that are members of the State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you ever had to use a Public Defender? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

All court records are are public records and are available upon request. Court records are comprised of a file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and every motions, documents, and evidence in the case. You have the ability to access the records and documents in your court case via the Marshall County website, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court.

Clerk of Court

The Marshall County Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who maintains court records. They also administer the oath in a court case, and also read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records and documents related to your case are maintained at the Marshall County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the charges and fees from your case, for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The Marshall County court magistrate acts as the judge that presides over your case. Magistrates do different tasks, which include determing how much your bail will be, issuing warrants, and presiding over first court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together with information about your background and information about the arrestee’s life and history, which the judge will review and take into account when deciding on the sentence. Information will be requested from the person on trial, their family, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Don’t forget that you should ask to receive your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before sentencing, and make sure that you go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, ranging from community service and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on the severity of the crime, you may be taken into custody immediately, or given a date that you are required to report to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

To find this out you need to go to the jail’s website, and search using:

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

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you can call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can access arrest warrants inquiry on the website or you are able to call the court. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask the officer in charge. Keep in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and their arrest date, contact the jail, either by phone, in person, or you can check online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and these records are available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, which can be warrants. You can access civil process orders by going to the Marshall County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders must be registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access sex offenders on the website, but bear in mind that you will not be able to get the exact address, but only the neighborhood block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. These records include a court case file that contains a docket and any of the documents filed in the case. You are able to access your court records on the website, or at Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains a record of their state citizen’s criminal past. These databases are linked together so you are able to track criminal histories from other states. You can go to the Marshall County Courthouse and inquire, or check online. It helps to know the county, and if the crime was in a totally different state, you may have to pay for a more intensive search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you will get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any of the following crimes:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft.

If you do a criminal records check, you generally won’t be able to see if they has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving histories, you will have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Dis you do your search online or did you have to call the local courthouse? Was it correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your feedback may help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has a listing of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Marshall County,the 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 being incarcerated in the Marshall County jail is something you wish you could avoid, soon you will get used to the daily routine. You will get an alarm for wake-up every morning at 6:00am, and then you’ll have roll call. You will then eat breakfast. Following 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 Marshall 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 Marshall 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 jail inmates is always changing, so be sure to visit the official website before send funds to someone in jail there.

    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

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Marshall County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Marshall 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 Marshall 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 an inmate in Marshall County Jail? Do you know someone that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited an inmate at this jail?

    If yes, then we would like you to tell us about it. Write down your experience so others can find out what to expect.

    What to include in what you write:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • Other Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gang activity
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why’d you get arrested? Did you get fair treatment? What was it like in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did getting locked up affect your life?

    Tell Your Story About Marshall County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Need to reconnect with somebody you met when you were locked up? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

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