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Cost Effective Ways to Visit an Inmate

The expenses of traveling to visit your inmate can add up quickly. These cost saving measures will make it less painful for your budget. Traveling by car Gas up early Gas up on a weekday. Many gas stations raise the price of a gallon shortly before the weekend. Filling up the tank on a weekday, […]

Getting a Felon's Voting Rights Restored in Florida

Voting is one of the most fundamental rights given to American citizens, but once you're convicted of a felony, whether or not that right will be restored to you is up to the state that you reside in. Florida overview: The Process If you have been convicted of a felony, the state of Florida has […]

Consequences of Providing Contraband to an Inmate

It is never a good idea to mail contraband to an inmate or to bring it on a visit. The consequences for such actions are serious not only for the inmate, but also for you. What is Contraband? Contraband is anything that inmates are not allowed to have in their possession. Obvious examples are weapons, […]

Parents in Jail: Getting a Preschool-aged Child Ready to Visit

Preschool-aged children are very attached to their parents. If one of them is suddenly arrested and incarcerated it can cause lots of anxiety. Allowing the child to visit the parent can help alleviate those fears but it is important to explain what's coming with age-appropriate discussions. Talk it over immediately Waiting too long to explain […]

Deciding How Much Money to Put on the Books

What does the inmate need? Contact the jail and ask what basics are supplied. Most jails give the inmates toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, soap and toilet paper. Ask them what happens if the inmate runs out of something. is it replaced right away or do they have to wait a week or longer for new supplies […]

4 Things to Tell Young Kids When Dad is In Jail

While your husband is incarcerated, your children will want to know what has happened. These four things can ease their mind without burdening them. Explain why he went. Without being specific about the exact crime he is accused of, you can tell the children that the judge thinks their dad broke the law and he […]

Fun Ideas for Inmate Mail

Writing to your inmate is an invaluable way to communicate. You'll have your share of serious life issues letters, but here are some fun ways to entertain each other through letters. These can be done on postcards, too. Top 5 + 5 = 10 Each of you make a list of your favorite five things […]

Sentenced to 25 Years to Life: What Does it Mean?

A sentence of 25 to life is very open-ended and frequently, it's not in the offender's favor. If your boyfriend is facing a 25 to life sentence, the bad news is he could potentially spend the rest of his life in prison. The good news is that after 25 years he will be eligible to […]

Getting a Felon's Voting Rights Restored in Illinois

Voting is one of the most fundamental rights given to American citizens, however, once convicted of a felony, whether or not that right will be restored to you is up to the state that you reside in. The laws for Illinois include: If You've Been Charged Until you are convicted of a felony and incarcerated […]

Three Ways to Make Jail Calls Cheaper

Telephone calls are a lifeline between inmates and their families. Just hearing each other's voices helps ease the tension and anxiety surrounding incarceration. As nice as it is to get those calls, they can get expensive. The following three ideas can make the calls fit your budget better. Avoid Peak Hours for Collect Calls Many […]

Consequences of Contraband Mail

At some point you might be tempted to mail contraband to your inmate. After all, how much trouble will it really cause, right? The answer is, plenty. The consequences of being caught mailing contraband to an inmate or an inmate receiving it can be severe. Criminal Charges If your inmate is in a state or […]

Can a Felon Possess a Gun In California?

California law allows some convicted felons to own or possess guns. Federal law still makes it a crime to do so, and in some cases the feds have pursued prosecution of those who possess guns in states that permit it. Only an attorney should advise you on this matter, but the basics of California laws […]

Finding Employment After Prison

Many companies will not interview a felon, much less hire one. While this is true and it can make life on the outside difficult, finding employment after prison can be done if you take the right steps. Career Centers Goodwill has set up a nationwide career center program to help underemployed and unemployed people and […]

5 Ways to Help an Addict While he is Away at Rehab

Unless your friend is still living at home with parents and has no bills or responsibilities, he/she is going to need some help while at rehab. The five main reasons addicts worry about being gone are: Pets: If you are an animal lover, you might offer to take his pet in and take of him […]

Voting Rights for Felons in Alabama

The state of Alabama allows felons to have their voting rights restored under the following guidelines. You must have completed your entire sentence, including incarceration, probation, and parole, or community supervision. Once completed, you have three options: Contact your local parole or probation office Write to the Board of Pardons and Parole

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The Lauderdale County Jail in Meridan, Lauderdale County, Mississippi, like all jails is a maximum security facility. Because the inmates in this jail range from low level offenders to those being held for violent crimes like robbery, rape and murder, the security level is as high as is it is in any maximum security state prison. Some of the security features in this facility include security cameras, electronic detection and reinforced fencing topped with razor wire. Correctional officers in Lauderdale County Jail are armed with mace and trained to use physical force to protect themselves and other inmates from violence.

The men, women and juveniles being held in the Lauderdale County Jail are either awaiting trial or have been sentenced in the Lauderdale County Court System already and been sentenced to a period of time of one year or less. When an inmate is sentenced to a year or more, they are admitted into the Mississippi Prison or Federal Prison System. Inmates in the Lauderdale County Jail are fed three meals a day totaling 2,500 calories, are allowed access to phones to contact friends and family members, are allowed at least one hour a day for exercise, have access to books, bathroom and shower facilities. The inmates are allowed mail to be delivered to them as well as newspapers and magazine from trusted outside publishers.

The other jail facility in Lauderdale County, Mississippi is: Lauderdale County JSCWP.

On this page you will find direct links to specific information that friends and family members of inmates will find useful: Lauderdale County Inmate Search, Inmate Phone use, Visitation Rules and Schedules, Commissary Deposits and Information about the Lauderdale County Jail Inmate Mail Guidelines. In addition, you will find information on how to contact the facility, directions to the jail, Lauderdale County recent arrests, Most Wanted, outstanding Arrest Warrants and much more.



Lauderdale County Jail Inmate Search

STATE COUNTY BEDS
Mississippi Lauderdale
PHYSICAL ADDRESS
2001 5th Street
Meridan, MS 39307
FAX
(601) 486-4977
(601) 486-4976
 

Coordinating Inmate Visitation To Minimize Conflicts

Most jails allow three to five visitors to see an inmate at the same time. Problems can come about when too many people want to be there simultaneously. Managing the visitation schedule will reduce stress and insure that your inmate gets to see everyone. Check Visitation Rules Some jails will allow people to split visits […]

Will They Let Me Drive an Inmate to the Doctor?

For the most part, any time a county jail inmate leaves a jail, official personnel transport him to medical appointments, but in some counties, depending on the circumstances, family members are allowed to provide the transportation. Each jail sets the rules. Here are some general guidelines: The severity of the crime comes into play. Obviously, […]

What's the Difference between Jails and Prisons?

Both jails and prisons house inmates but there are some important differences in what the two institutions are used for. Sentenced or Not? People accused of crimes but not yet convicted are held in county or city jails. In some cases, a bond amount is set and if the defendant can pay it he or […]

Getting a Felon's Voting Rights Restored in Michigan

Voting is one of the most fundamental rights given to American citizens, however, once convicted of a felony, whether or not that right will be restored to you is up to the state that you reside in. The laws for Michigan include: Pending Cases If you are charged with a crime, but have not yet […]

When 12-Step Programs Don't Work For You

The 12-Step program is not the only method used in rehabs to assist addicts in getting clean and living sober lifestyles. Some rehabs accomplish the same goals through the following means: Medication Medications are available to assist with addiction. For Opiate addicts, the medication blocks Opiate cravings and in some cases will cause you to […]

Can a Felon Possess a Gun In Georgia?

Georgia law is very clear on its position regarding convicted felons in that state owning or possessing firearms: It follows the federal law when it comes to guns and felons. The Basics: With the exception of a felony conviction that is non-violent and related exclusively to a business-related crime, if you have ever been convicted […]

Parents in Jail: Getting a Preschool-aged Child Ready to Visit

Preschool-aged children are very attached to their parents. If one of them is suddenly arrested and incarcerated it can cause lots of anxiety. Allowing the child to visit the parent can help alleviate those fears but it is important to explain what's coming with age-appropriate discussions. Talk it over immediately Waiting too long to explain […]

A Guide to Inmate Visitation Online

Jails across the nation are catching on to the popularity of offering remote, "at-home," visitation. Not only is it convenient for jail staff, inmates, and family members, but it is also a way for the jail to collect revenue because in most cases, at-home visitation is a paid service. How it Works To be able […]

Finding Employment After Prison

Many companies will not interview a felon, much less hire one. While this is true and it can make life on the outside difficult, finding employment after prison can be done if you take the right steps. Career Centers Goodwill has set up a nationwide career center program to help underemployed and unemployed people and […]

Understanding Inmate Calling Plans

Most jails and prison contract with third party vendors to provide a way for inmates to call their friends and families. Some of those companies only have one choice, but many of them provide a few options when you open and fund the account. Understanding what the different choices are will help you make a […]

Visiting jail for the first time? Here's what to expect.

Visiting an inmate in jail for the first time is like waiting to see a dentist. The anticipation and worry constantly increases until you are there and you realize it was not as bad as you thought it would be. Knowing what to expect before that first jail visit will reduce your anxiety. Expect to […]

With One Free Jail Call, Who Should I Reach Out To When I Get Arrested?

Anyone who has been incarcerated will tell you that once you are booked, given inmate attire, and assigned to a housing unit, your connection with the outside world is greatly reduced. During the booking process most jails will allow you one free phone call before taking you to your unit. Make it count. Very few […]

Time Inmate Visitation So it Works

Many jails provide a variety of visitation options during the week and you should take advantage of this if you can. Though your inmate will be thrilled to see you at any time, strategic scheduling can make a big difference in the quality of the visit. Time of Day Choose a time that he or […]

When the Newness of Sobriety Wears Off

Sobriety is like a love relationship. When you start out, everything is exciting and new. When I first got clean, everything I read, saw and heard about sobriety was very attractive to me. I spent my free time getting to know it in the same way I would get to know a new woman. The […]

The High Price of Jail Calls: Reducing the Cost of Long Distance Calls

If the jail where your inmate lives is far enough away that the calls from the jail are long distance, communication can become beyond your budget. Private companies provide services to jails for those calls by leasing telephone lines from Bell South or other phone companies and they pass the cost onto you while making […]

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  1. jus someone Thu, May 30 2013 5:49 PM

    why is that lewis arly donovan has been aressed 5 times in last year that i know of and one for domestic abuse n he is on probation he gets a slap on the hand everytime and his face is never in jailhouse times or anything why hide him does he work for you people do u relikse he is a drug addicted

  2. Anonymous Sun, Jul 14 2013 1:47 PM

    Stacey Joseph Golden has a suspended drivers license and contempt charges for failure to pay (3)three tickets in Neshoba Co.,yet Lauderdale co.KNOWS & ALLOWS him to continue not only to drive,but also to be a MENACE TO SOCIRTY!!Does he work as a "confidential informant"for Lauderdale Co.Sheriffs dept. to get away with his illegal drug dealings,domestic violence,and pot smoking?!? Must be greasing someones pocket to keep himself &his wife,Brenda Summers Golden out of jail withall of the illegal criminal activity he's involved in!!

  3. Anonymous Sun, Jul 14 2013 2:18 PM

    Stacey Joseph Golden has a suspended drivers license and contempt charges for failure to pay (3)three tickets in Neshoba Co.,yet Lauderdale co.KNOWS & ALLOWS him to continue not only to drive,but also to be a MENACE TO SOCIRTY!!Does he work as a "confidential informant"for Lauderdale Co.Sheriffs dept. to get away with his illegal drug dealings,domestic violence,and pot smoking?!? Must be greasing someones pocket to keep himself &his wife,Brenda Summers Golden out of jail withall of the illegal criminal activity he's involved in!!

  4. Anonymous Sun, Jul 14 2013 2:27 PM

    JamKA Bull,a KNOWN CONVICTED FELON & "hit man",gets stopped and his vehicle searched,finding a fire arm that was used in (3)three different murders and is REALEASED?!?! How is this possible unless he's working as a confidential informant for Lauderdale Co.??How many people does one have to "rat" on to make it OK to GET AWAY WITH MURDER?!?!

  5. Anonymous Tue, Jul 16 2013 7:04 AM

    James L Baker who lives in the Red line community & traffics meth amphetamine throughout lower Alabama,Meridian & Philadelphia freely admits that he is a part of the robbery ring that the tweeker community uses to support their habits,yet law enforcement does nothing about him???He even hides his dope in the liner in the trunk of his car and brags that he has been "UP"since October of last year..says the POlice don't touch him cuz they KNOW BETTER...what gives???

  6. DonTComeAroundhere Sun, Sep 22 2013 3:52 AM

    Yeah BULL Baker is a c.i... Thats why hes never goes to jail. Damn BULL everybody knows. How long do you think people like that survive? Kinda Bittersweet..... coward

  7. YOUaintFOOLINGany1 Sun, Sep 22 2013 4:00 AM

    Beware of Justin Wilkes. He is not your friend. He has blown his cover. He has to work off being busted after his wife came up missing. but thats another story.

  8. need an answer Thu, Jul 17 2014 11:12 AM

    Two black females from Al were arrested for attempted armed robbery and aggravated assault and put a $200,000 bond and three white guys armed robbery a man at gun point and ran they only got a $15,000 bond and bond with $1500 so you all tell what is wrong with this picture the girls are black and the guys are white, but these girls were just in the car with the two criminals that committed the crime and they should have been charged with accessory before and after the fact of the crime they did not have a gun, but they are black so there are different laws for black people. What is going to happen the NAACP has gotten the message and they are wanting to know why this bond is so high and are these charges against girls are like this they have told what went on and they are still holding them, they do not care as long as they have someone to put the crime on because the people that suppose to had been robbed were white. Those people that were supposed to had been robbed knew what was going on and what actually took place and everyone else does to.

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