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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 […]

Parental Visitation: Know the keys to Helping Your Child Visit Their Parent in Jail

Children typically desire contact with their parents, even if a parent is incarcerated, so learn the ropes to keep the connection going: Keep it Simple Depending on the age of the child, you can explain without going into too much detail, why the parent is in jail. Preschool to elementary kids – Let them know […]

How to find out if you've been a Victim of Fraud

In most cases of fraud, the victim's identity is stolen and unauthorized purchases are made. News stories report victims making the discovery after they are thousands of dollars in debt for things they never purchased. There are usually signs before it gets to that point, but you have to know what to look for. Obtain […]

An Inmate Can Meditate to Alleviate Fears in Prison

If someone you know is in prison, you can be sure there is stress involved in that inmate's daily life. Prisons are loud, can be dangerous and there is very little freedom. In addition, simply being sentenced to do time disrupts life with regard to employment, family and other outside obligations. By the time the […]

How I Overcame Fear in Jail

Anyone sentenced to jail or prison for the first time is scared. If they tell you otherwise they are either lying or they're mentally ill. Your imagination runs wild and every jailhouse show you have ever seen comes to mind. The first time I went to jail I was only 18, and I went for […]

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 […]

Pregnant and Imprisoned

My name is Ashley. My probation officer violated me and had me sent to jail for three months. I was four months pregnant at the time. When I got to the jail, I told them I was pregnant, and they had me see a nurse practitioner right away who set up an appointment for an […]

5 Steps to Mailing Commissary Money to a Federal Inmate

In addition to these five steps below, keep in mind that when you mail the commissary funds, they must go through the United States Postal Service. You cannot use Federal Express, United Parcel or other similar services. Step 1 Know where to send it. All federal commissary money must be sent to a central post […]

How To Keep an Inmate Involved in the Lives of the Children

One of the hardest things for an inmate to deal with is being removed from his or her children. Not being there for daily routines means missing out on much of the child's development and preparation for life. These easy steps will keep your inmate connected and active in the lives of the children. Phone […]

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 […]

Best Days for Inmate Phone Calls

As much as you would like to talk to your inmate each day, the cost of inmate phone calls makes this impossible for most people. If your budget can only handle a couple of calls a week, tell your inmate to call you on Thursdays and Sundays. Thursday Thursday phone calls give you almost the […]

He Expected Probation, Instead He Went to Jail.

My name is Jonathan. I thought I was going to get probation. Everyone I knew got probation for the same charge, but when I was called in front of the judge, he sentenced me to 30 days in jail. I was handcuffed, taken into custody in front of everyone in the courtroom, and brought to […]

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 […]

Can a Felon Own a Gun In West Virginia?

West Virginia still requires you to receive a pardon from the governor's office before you can own/possess a gun in that state. Obtaining a pardon in West Virginia is very difficult. Over a recent period of nine different governors, only 131 pardons were granted out of all that applied. An attorney experienced in obtaining felony […]

What is an Interstate Compact Agreement for a Felon?

An Interstate Compact request made while you are on probation or parole can take a long time, but there is no other way to have your supervision transferred from one state to another without it. Here are some of the basics that apply to most cases. Your probation/parole officer does not have to agree to […]

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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
 

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 […]

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 […]

What is an Inmate Money or Commissary Account?

Most jails and prisons in America allow friends and family members of inmates to make deposits to inmate money accounts. They are set up to give the inmate access to various services including commissary purchases and phone use. Some facilities deduct nominal amounts from these accounts for inmate health visits and other jail fees. Commissary […]

Should I Tell My Kids I am an Addict?

If your children are over the age of six or seven they should be told if you are addicted to drugs. Children aren't stupid, and no matter how much you think you are keeping the big secret, they know something is wrong. Their imagination is going to run wild until you give them some information. […]

Why Doesn't An Addict Get Clean After Overdosing?

As told by an addict who overdosed and almost died twice before giving up drugs. How often did you get high before you overdosed? By the time I overdosed the first time, I was getting high on a daily basis. I no longer took drugs to enjoy a high. I took them to avoid being […]

5 Steps to Mailing Commissary Money to a Federal Inmate

In addition to these five steps below, keep in mind that when you mail the commissary funds, they must go through the United States Postal Service. You cannot use Federal Express, United Parcel or other similar services. Step 1 Know where to send it. All federal commissary money must be sent to a central post […]

When Your Online Search Doesn't Find Your Inmate

Many jails have online databases listing those who have been arrested. In some cases, the database is updated every few minutes. If you do a search but nothing comes up, it doesn't necessarily mean your loved one is not incarcerated. There are several reasons an inmate can be in jail but not showing up in […]

4 Good Places to Find Prison Pen Pals

Learn About Them Through friends. If you know someone who is incarcerated or has a family member incarcerated, ask for the name of an inmate who might like having a pen pal. This is an excellent way to meet pen pals because they can give a personal recommendation. Use Pen Pal Sites. There are several […]

Notorious Female Criminals in the United States Infographic

For decades, the number of women being convicted of felonies has been rising. The rate is not only changing, but it's changing fast. Are women racing to prison? Is this a competition to see who's the most badass? Females have been linked to the criminal justice system throughout history, but it's clear that they are […]

A Bath Salt Addict Describes Why She Gave Them Up

How did you discover bath salts? I was on probation and my probation officer was giving me random drug tests. A friend told me that the current drug screens being used in my county didn't check for bath salts so it would be a high that I couldn't be violated for. I decided to try […]

Why Commissary is Important

Commissary funds are deposited to an inmate's account so he or she can purchase personal hygiene items, stationery supplies and snacks. Some lists also offer clothing, electronics, books and phone cards, among other things. A Relief from Hunger Inmates are typically fed two to three meals a day. The ingredients are high in calorie and […]

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 […]

How to Get Your Visitation Suspension Lifted

The hardest part of having your jail visits suspended indefinitely is not having any idea when or if you are going to be able to visit your inmate again. In most cases, visits are suspended due to the visitor violating visitation rules. There are things you can do to try and those visits reinstated. Get […]

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 […]

4 Things to Avoid During An Arrest

Only an attorney should advise you of your individual arrest situation but in general, these four suggestions may help stabilize your situation. Don't try and argue your way out. In most cases, by the time the cuffs come out, there is no turning back. Arguing, negotiating, and continuing to try to avoid arrest will do […]

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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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