Lamar County Jail

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Lamar County Jail Information

The Lamar County Jail is a 150 bed jail in the city of Purvis, Lamar County, Mississippi. Offenders arrested for misdemeanors and felonies in this county are brought here for booking and processing, and if their crime requires it, are incarcerated until they either get bail or are released from custody on their own recognizance.

Those who are found guilty and sentenced to a term of less than one year, will do their time in this county. Those sentenced to longer terms will be sent to either the Mississippi State Prison System or the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

This page provides information on how to search for an inmate in the official jail roster, or by calling the facility at 601-794-1088, directions to the facility, and inmate services such as the visitation schedule and policies, funding an inmate's account, mailing them a letter, receiving phone calls from an inmate, voicemail, emailing and texting, tablet rentals, bail bond instructions, and commissary purchases.

It's always a good idea to find out and save the inmate's jail ID number or booking number as you may need this for sending mail or other communication needs. If you can't locate it online, you can call the Lamar County Jail at 601-794-1088 to get it.

Phone: 601-794-1088

Physical Address:
201 Main St.
PO Box 352
Purvis, MS 39475

Mailing Address (personal mail):
Inmate's first and last name
Lamar County Jail
PO Box 352
Purvis, MS 39475

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How Do You Find Someone in the Lamar County Jail?

To search for an inmate in the Lamar County Jail, review their criminal charges, the amount of their bond, when they can get visits, or even view their mugshot, go to the Official Jail Inmate Roster, or call the jail at 601-794-1088 for the information you are looking for.

Lamar County Jail Inmate Search

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about finding an inmate in the Lamar County Jail, how the jail rosters work and what happens after an offender is arrested and booked. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 601-794-1088 for further assistance.

The Lamar County Jail maintains an average of 150 offenders in custody on any given day. The Lamar County Jail has a monthly turnover of 40% of their inmate population, another 30% turnover every 90 days, another 20% every six months, and approximately 10% stay incarcerated between six and twelve months. Every year Lamar County law enforcement agencies arrest and detain approximately 3,480 offenders.

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About the Lamar County Jail
The capacity of Lamar County Jail in Mississippi varies slightly across sources, but it appears to be around 155-158 inmates. One source specifically states that the facility has a capacity of 131 beds, while another estimates the capacity to be around 140 inmates. The Lamar County Jail is located at 201 Main St, Purvis, MS 39475. The contact number for the jail is 601-794-3562. The Lamar County Jail in Mississippi allows each inmate one or two visits per week, with each session ranging from 15 to 30 minutes. Inmates with special privileges may be allowed additional visits. The jail's visiting hours are not explicitly stated in the search results, but it is recommended to call the jail at 601-794-3562 for directions and more information. It is also mentioned that each inmate is permitted one hour of free visitation when they receive site visitation, and both on-site and remote visitation are available. The Lamar County Jail in Mississippi houses pretrial inmates and inmates sentenced for misdemeanors. Inmates are allowed one to two visits of 30 minutes each at the facility, and potentially no limit on the number of visits when using the home-based video visitation service. Visitation applicants in Lamar County must sometimes submit to a background check. As of March 18, 2020, registration and visitation rules have changed to protect inmates at Lamar County MS Jail and their loved ones during the COVID-19 outbreak. At this time, there are no in-person visits for family and friends due to the COVID-19 situation. Video visitation is available. There is no information in the provided search results that specifically states what makes Lamar County Jail in Mississippi unique. However, the search results do provide general information about the jail, such as its location in Purvis, Mississippi, that it is a minimum-security jail that houses pretrial inmates and inmates sentenced for misdemeanors, and that it has an average booking of 313 inmates. The jail also has an in-house doctor and nurse who attend to the inmates in case of any emergencies. Additionally, the jail is required to provide all necessary details to the public, including a list of all inmates currently incarcerated at the jail.
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Recent Bookings & Arrests

How do I find out if someone has been arrested and booked into the Lamar County Jail?

To find out if someone you know has been recently arrested and booked into the Lamar County Jail, call the jail’s booking line at 601-794-1088.

There may be an automated method of looking them up by their name over the phone, or you may be directed to speak to someone at the jail. Sometimes the jail staff may ask you the offender’s date of birth to ensure privacy of the offender’s status.

Keep in mind that after an arrest, the information on an offender may not be publicly available for several hours.

If you don’t want to check up on an offender by calling the jail, you can also try looking up people recently booked online.

Lamar County Jail Booking Roster

What happens during booking in Lamar County?

After being arrested and taken into custody, and after being read their Miranda Rights, an offender will next be transported to the local police or department or the Sheriff’s Department in Lamar County for booking.

Booking is very involved and requires multiple steps in the process, however, keep in mind that most attorneys will advise that an offender remain silent and not offer any additional information about the crime they have been arrested for because anything they do say may be recorded and may very well be used against them in court.

What is the booking process like at the Lamar County Jail?

Booking includes having their photo (mugshot) and fingerprints taken, as well as being asked a lot of questions about their personal history and state of mind. If it’s a serious felony, their DNA may also be taken. They will also be checked for warrants in Lamar County and other Mississippi and USA jurisdictions.

If the offender was arrested for a DUI offense, and has refused a breathalyzer test, they may also be forced to have blood drawn by a doctor or nurse.

It is also very likely that the offender will undergo a humiliating full body search while in the nude. This includes bending over, spreading their cheeks in the direction of an officer, and coughing. They will also be walked through a metal detector or x-ray machine, like those used at an airport.

What kind of questions are asked during booking?

The arresting jurisdiction will ask about gang affiliations, tattoos, medical conditions, prescribed medication they are taking, recreational drugs they are on or addicted to, allergies, if they are suicidal, and other relevant information that will help with determining their cell assignment and special needs.

What happens to an offender’s personal property during booking?

During the arrest and booking process an offender will also have all their personal property confiscated and held for either their release from jail, or with the offender’s approval, released to a friend or family member.

Personal property includes the clothing they are wearing, money, wallets, purses, cell phones, jewelry, body rings, earrings, watches, and even glasses if they are deemed a security risk. If they are allowed to keep their shoes or sneakers, the laces are removed.

What happens after booking?

At this point the offender will be allowed to make a free phone call to a person of their choice to notify them of their arrest, and/or arrange a bond or bail for their release.

If the offender is being detained and housed while awaiting arraignment, the Lamar County Jail will provide a jail garment and slip-on shoes, a blanket, sheets, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, and a towel.

Often, before they are dressed in the jail outfit and brought to their housing location, they will be forced to take a shower and undergo a disinfectant treatment for body and hair lice, scabies or other pests that may be residing on their person.

How long does the Lamar County Jail Booking process take?

Booking can take anywhere from an hour to 24 hours or more. It all depends on the number of people that are awaiting processing, the number of staff on duty at the time, and the behavior of the offender.

If the offender is heavily intoxicated and/or violent, the Booking Officer may decide to stick the offender in a holding cell for several hours until they become more manageable.

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Directions / Map to the Lamar County Jail
Inmate Visitation

How Do You Visit an Inmate in the Lamar County Jail? What is the Schedule?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Lamar County Jail’s Inmate Visitation Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 601-794-1088 for further assistance.

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Remote Video Visitation

Can I Use My Computer or Phone to Have a Remote Video Visit with an Inmate in the Lamar County Jail?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Lamar County Jail’s Video Remote Visitation Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 601-794-1088 for further assistance.

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Inmate Money Accounts

How Do You Deposit Money for an Inmate in the Lamar County Jail?

There are multiple ways to add money to an inmate's account at Lamar County Jail, using Access Corrections Secure Deposits

1. Online - Making a deposit using a verified Visa or Mastercard online, or using their Apple or Android App.
2. By phone - Dial 866.345.1884 to reach their 24/7 Access Corrections domestic call centers.
3. Jail Lobby Kiosk - Kiosks accept cash, credit cards, and debit cards.
4. Mail-in Lockbox - Friends or Family who do not have a credit or debit card can mail money orders to their secure lockbox to make deposits to an inmate’s account. Depositors use a customized form that captures all needed information. Upon receipt, they process and post the deposits to the inmate's trust fund in approximately 48 hours.

Money orders may be mailed to inmates at:
Access Corrections
P.O. Box 12486
St. Louis, MO 63132

Money orders must be made out to "Access Secure Deposits".
Include the state, city, inmate name and ID number on all money orders.

5. Walk-in Cash Deposits - Go to any Cash Pay Today location to deposit cash to your inmate's account.

Secure Deposits - Frequently Asked Questions
Secure Deposits - Video Tutorial on How it Works
Secure Deposits - Help Pages

Customer Service Contacts:
Phone: 866-345-1884
Email[email protected]
Online Chat - Look for 'bubble' on bottom right of the page linked here.

How to Send Money to an Inmate in Lamar County

To send commissary money to an inmate in Lamar County Jail follow these steps:

  • Register with Access Corrections by creating an account.
  • Select Mississippi, then select Lamar County Jail, and then the inmate you want to send money to.
  • Choose the amount of money you want to send, and input your payment method.

For all information on how to Send Money to an inmate's account check out our full money and commissary guide for Lamar County Jail.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Lamar County Jail’s Inmate Money and Trust Fund Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 601-794-1088 for further assistance.

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Inmate Phone Contact

How Do I Receive Phone Calls from an Inmate in the Lamar County Jail?

How Do Inmates in Lamar County Jail Buy Phone Cards Online & Make Phone Calls?

To receive phone calls from inmates in Lamar County, or to assist them in making phone calls from jail to other people, follow these steps:

  • Lamar County Jail uses the services of Correct Solutions Group.
  • Register with them online or call them at 877-618-3516
  • Services for Lamar County inmates and their families and friends include Collect Calling, PIN Debits, Purchasing Calling Cards for your inmate or depositing money into an inmate's commissary account..

For all the information regarding phone calls with Lamar County inmates; rules, policies, phone calling times, limits and more visit our Inmate Phone Page.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Lamar County Jail’s Inmate Phone Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 601-794-1088 for further assistance.

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Mailing an Inmate

How do I Mail an Inmate in the Lamar County Jail, and what can I send them?

How to Send and Receive Secure Text and Email Messages with an Inmate in Lamar County Jail

To communicate by text or email with an Lamar County inmate, follow these instructions:

  • To send or receive a message you MUST first open a SmartJailMail.com account.
  • Once you open an account, you may search for Lamar County inmates or detainees to connect with.
  • When you locate the Lamar County inmate that you want to connect with, you can send them a connection request.
  • Lamar County Jail will then need to approve the request before you can send messages.

For all the information you need to send and receive secure messages in the form of text or email with a Lamar County Jail inmate, including how it works, how much it costs, renting your inmate a tablet, how often you can communicate and more, check out our Text/Email an Inmate Page.
NOTE: Your messages will be monitored and stored. You may want to refrain from discussing your inmate's court case.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Lamar County Jail’s Inmate Mail Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 601-794-1088 for further assistance.

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Inmate Commissary

Can I purchase Commissary Online for an Inmate in the Lamar County Jail, and what can I purchase?

How to Send Money to an Inmate in Lamar County

To send commissary money to an inmate in Lamar County Jail follow these steps:

  • Register with Access Corrections by creating an account.
  • Select Mississippi, then select Lamar County Jail, and then the inmate you want to send money to.
  • Choose the amount of money you want to send, and input your payment method.

For all information on how to Send Money to an inmate's account check out our full money and commissary guide for Lamar County Jail.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Lamar County Jail’s Commissary Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 601-794-1088 for further assistance.

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Texting and Emailing an Inmate

How Can I Communicate with an Inmate in the Lamar County Jail using an Online Messaging Service?

Lamar County Jail allows Secure Messaging using a third-party service call Access Corrections.

They are the same company that facilitate Secure Deposits and Securepaks, so if you are already registered with them, then you are already approved to send Secure Messages to your inmate.

Register/Log in here.

After Registering/Logging In:

1.     You choose Lamar County Jail.
2.    You Search for your inmate by typing in his last name. You can further narrow your search by adding his first name and/or Inmate ID.
3.    You add a credit or debit card.
4.    You buy a message plan (plans and prices vary), or buy credits. One credit costs $0.01.
5.    You select the option for your inmate to be able use the credits which you purchase, to message back to you... Or not.
6.    Lamar County Jail charges a fee for each message sent or received.

Important Things to Know

 - Access Corrections has an iphone app and an android app for using their services.
 - ALL of your correspondence will be monitored by the jail. 
 - Do NOT write anything you wouldn’t want repeated in court.
 - Rates vary and are always subject to change.
 - Inmates can write you back ONLY if you select that option.
 - You CAN send photos up to 32MB in file size. Subject to change.
 - You CAN have unlimited credits on your account but are limited in the amount of each credit purchase.
 - You may NOT type or send emoticons.
 - You may NOT copy and paste text. Type directly.
 - You may NOT type profanities, violence or characters not approved. 
 - Due to messages having to be reviewed first, allow up to five days for a message to be delivered.
 - You may NOT transfer credits to another email.

Phone: 866-345-1884

Email:  [email protected]
FAQ
Contact Page
iphone app
Android app

How to Send a Secure Email Message to an Inmate in Lamar County

To send a secure email message to an inmate in Lamar County Jail follow these steps:

  • Register with Access Corrections by creating an account.
  • Select Mississippi, then select Lamar County Jail, and then the inmate you want to send your message to.
  • Choose the amount of money you want to spend, and input your payment method. The funds can also be used by the inmate to send a message back to you.
  • NOTE: All messages between you and your inmate will be permanently recorded and seen by the staff and could be used against your inmate in court.

For all information on how to Text/Email an Inmate in Lamar County Jail check out our Secure Messaging Guide for Lamar County.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Lamar County Jail’s Text and Email Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 601-794-1088 for further assistance.

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Inmate Tablets

Do Inmates in the Lamar County Jail have Access to Tablets or Computers?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Lamar County Jail’s Tablet Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 601-794-1088 for further assistance.

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Other Jails in Lamar County

What are the other City and County Jails in Lamar County?

Lamar County County Jails
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Other Jails Nearby

What are the other Jails in the Neighboring Counties surrounding Lamar County?

Lamar Covington Jefferson Davis Marion Forrest Pearl River
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Search for an Inmate in Lamar County

This facility, known as "Lamar County Jail" is also known as Lamar County Sheriff, Lamar County Jail, Mississippi, Lamar.