Hinds County Penal Farm Inmate Search

To find an inmate within the Hinds County Jail system in Jackson, Mississippi, go to the Hinds County Inmate Search page.

The site provides the following search options:

  • Search by Name
  • List by Arrest Date
  • Search by City
  • Search by PIN Number (Personal Identification Number)


  • Enter at least the first letter of the inmate’s last name and click “Search”.
  • All inmates whose last names begin with the letters you entered will be listed.

TIP: To narrow your search, enter more letters or the complete last name.


  • Click the “List by Arrest Date” button and click “Go”.
  • All inmates will be listed by arrest date with the most recent at the top of the list.


  • Enter the city the inmate where the inmate was arrested.
  • Click on “Go”.
  • All inmates arrested in that city will be listed in alphabetical order by last names.

TIP: If you use this method and your inmate is not listed, clear the fields and try the name search. City lines can be confusing and the inmate might actually have been arrested in a different city.

  • Search by PIN Number (Personal Identification Number)
  • Enter the inmate’s PIN#.
  • Click on Search.

TIP: Each PIN# is assigned to a specific inmate so you must have the exact number.


Once your inmate is listed, click on the “blue-linked” inmate name.

A new page opens and displays:

  • Inmate’s Full Name
  • Address
  • Date of Birth
  • Sex        
  • Race     
  • Height  
  • Weight
  • Eye Color            
  • Hair Color           
  • Arresting Agency            
  • Arrest Date          
  • Charges
  • Felony / Misdemeanor   
  • Indictment #       
  • Warrant #             
  • Pin Number       
  • Location              
  • Pod         
  • Section  
  • Cell        


The Hinds County Sheriff Department maintains a Hinds County “Most Wanted List” on Facebook.

Click here to view the page.

The “Most Wanted List” is updated every few weeks.

Scroll down the page’s posts to view various “Most Wanted” posts.

Each “Most Wanted Entry” includes:

  • Hinds County Mugshot
  • Wanted Person’s First and Last Name
  • Age
  • Height
  • Weight
  • Eye Color
  • Hair Color
  • Alleged Criminal Offense

Recent Arrests and/or Pre-trial Inmates in Hinds County Penal Farm

If you are certain your inmate is in Hinds County Penal Farm, or at the very least in Hinds County, go to this page to search for them.

If the Hinds County Penal Farm inmate search website is not currently online or up to date, call 601-857-8058 for assistance in locating your inmate.

The Hinds County Penal Farm is "open" 24-hours-a-day. When you call, give the staff member the name of who you are looking for and a birthdate or age if you have it. That person will let you know if your inmate is there.

At minimum you will need a first and last name. If you can provide the middle name or initial that is even better. In a perfect world you will also have the inmate's birthdate, but if not, an estimated age will help.

If you are not sure what county jail the inmate is located in, it helps to at least know the geographic area. Knowing what state the inmate is in is good; knowing which county is even better.

In some cases, there will be more than one possibility. Use patience and check them all. Go here to get started on a search for any jail in the state of Mississippi or go to this page to begin a search for all jails in the United States.

If your inmate has been charged but not yet convicted of a misdemeanor or a felony, he or she will most likely be held in the county detention center where the crime occurred. If you only have the city name, look up the city's police department, call and ask them if they keep inmates at a local jail or send them to the county jail. If they are sent to the Hinds County Penal Farm, call 601-857-8058 for assistance.

Recently convicted felons are sometimes held at this facility until transport to a Mississippi State Prison is available. Inmates sentenced to less than one year incarceration or those convicted to serve time for misdemeanors will do their time in the Hinds County Penal Farm.

How to find an Inmate already convicted of a felony and sentenced in the state of Mississippi

State Inmates

Most states have Department of Corrections websites that allow you to type in a felon's first and last name and pull up inmates in that state. Go to this page for inmates in Mississippi. If you need to find an inmate in another state prison system, go here.

When you click next to the inmate's name or on a link, it will show you which jail or prison the inmate is housed in. If the inmate is no longer incarcerated, but is on parole/probation or discharged, it will tell you that as well. In addition, many state prison inmate pages show recent mug shots.

Federal Inmates

The federal prison system has its own inmate locator called the Bureau of Prisons Inmate Locator.

Type in the inmate's name and it will tell you where he or she is incarcerated and their projected release date. It also lists released federal prison inmates and the date they were released.

Federal inmates who are moved from one prison to another will show as "No longer in federal custody" on the system until they reach their next federal prison destination. This movement can take a few days to several months to complete, so keep checking back to find out where the inmate was taken.

ICE Inmates

The ICE Detainee Lookup allows friends, family members and interested parties to locate illegal and/or undocumented immigrants that are in the United States without permission.

They are held in detention centers approved by Immigration Custody and Enforcement until their hearing or date they are deported back to their home country.

To look up the detainee, users need the full legal name the person used upon their arrest and the country the person claimed they originated from. It helps to also have the "A-number", which is the number that ICE assigned to them upon their detention, which you can use instead of attempting to type the detainee's name.