Lauderdale County Jail

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Lauderdale County Jail Information

The Lauderdale County Jail is a 470 bed jail in the city of Meridan, Lauderdale County, Mississippi.

This page provides information on how to search for an inmate in the official jail roster, or by calling the facility at 601-482-9800, 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.

Phone: 601-482-9800

Physical Address:
2001 5th Street
Meridan, MS 39307

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How Do You Find Someone in the Lauderdale County Jail?

To search for an inmate in the Lauderdale 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 601-482-9800 for the information you are looking for.

Lauderdale 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 Lauderdale 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 601-482-9800 for further assistance.

The Lauderdale County Jail maintains an average of 470 offenders in custody on any given day. The Lauderdale 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 Lauderdale County law enforcement agencies arrest and detain approximately 10,280 offenders.

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About the Lauderdale County Jail
The capacity of the Lauderdale County Jail in Mississippi varies depending on the source. According to some websites, the jail has a capacity of 178 inmates, while others state that it can house up to 290 inmates. One website describes it as a regional minimum security jail with a capacity of around 83 inmates. The Lauderdale County Jail in Mississippi is located at 2001 5th Street, Meridian, MS 39307. The contact number for the jail is 601-482-9801. If you need to contact the jail via fax, the number is 601-482-9806. The visitation hours at the Lauderdale County Jail in Mississippi vary depending on the source. According to some sources, social visits are permitted from 7:30 am to 9:00 pm on weekdays and from 7:30 am to 2:30 pm on weekends. Other sources state that visitation is on a two-week rotation, and each inmate is allowed 30 minutes to visit with family or friends. Visitors must call ahead and follow all visitation guidelines, and visits may be limited or confined for various reasons. The jail also offers video visitation for family and friends of inmates. The Lauderdale County Jail is located in Meridian, Mississippi. The jail offers video visitation for family and friends of inmates. Visitation is limited to 10 minutes per visitor per day, and visitors must call ahead and follow all visitation guidelines. Inmates can also receive emails and mail, and there are procedures for sending money to inmates. It is unclear from the search results what specific issues and conditions inmates may be facing at the Lauderdale County Jail. Lauderdale County Jail is a correctional facility located in Meridian, Mississippi. It is run by the Sheriff's office and authorized to house up to 290 inmates. The jail offers video visitation for family and friends of inmates. Inmates can receive social visits from 7:30 am to 9:00 pm on weekdays, and 7:30 am to 2:30 pm on weekends. The jail also provides reintegration programming for male convicted criminals. To send funds to an inmate, you can deposit money at the kiosk at the lobby during visitations or mail money online through JailATM.com.
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Recent Bookings & Arrests

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

To find out if someone you know has been recently arrested and booked into the Lauderdale County Jail, call the jail’s booking line at 601-482-9800.

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.

Lauderdale County Jail Booking Roster

What happens during booking in Lauderdale 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 Lauderdale 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 Lauderdale 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 Lauderdale 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 Lauderdale 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 Lauderdale 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 Lauderdale County Jail
Inmate Visitation

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

Inmate Visitation

IMPORTANT - All remote visitation at the Lauderdale County Jail is conducted by City Tele Coin video.

You can visit your inmate at the jail, or from your own device or computer at home.

The Lauderdale County Sheriff's Office provides a video kiosk in the lobby of the Sheriff's Office free of charge.

Visitation is limited to 10 minutes per visitor per day. Visitors must call ahead and follow ALL visitation guidelines.

If not coming to the Sheriff's Office, you may visit with an inmate using City Tele Coin fom home.

Video visitations are monitored and visitors MUST follow visitor guidelines. Visitors that are found to violate these guidelines, will have their visitation privileges suspended.



All Video Visitation services are provided by City Tele Coin.

To register for a direct pay account visit www.CityTeleCoin.com.

After your account has been created you can download the City Tele Coin app from iTunes or Google Play.

To video chat and send emails using the app or the City Tele Coin website, select Lauderdale County Jail to set up a remote account for the inmate.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Lauderdale County Jail’s Inmate Visitation Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 601-482-9800 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 Lauderdale County Jail?

Lauderdale County Jail Inmate Visitation

IMPORTANT - All remote visitation at the Lauderdale County Jail is conducted by City Tele Coin video.

You can visit your inmate at the jail, or from your own device or computer at home.

The Lauderdale County Sheriff's Office provides a video kiosk in the lobby of the Sheriff's Office free of charge.

Visitation is limited to 10 minutes per visitor per day. Visitors must call ahead and follow ALL visitation guidelines.

If not coming to the Sheriff's Office, you may visit with an inmate using City Tele Coin fom home.

Video visitations are monitored and visitors MUST follow visitor guidelines. Visitors that are found to violate these guidelines, will have their visitation privileges suspended.



All Video Visitation services are provided by City Tele Coin.

To register for a direct pay account visit www.CityTeleCoin.com.

After your account has been created you can download the City Tele Coin app from iTunes or Google Play.

To video chat and send emails using the app or the City Tele Coin website, select Lauderdale County Jail to set up a remote account for the inmate.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Lauderdale County Jail’s Video Remote Visitation Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 601-482-9800 for further assistance.

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Inmate Money Accounts

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

There are FOUR options for putting money on an inmate's books:

Option 1 - Dropping Money at the Jail
Bring money to the jail in person. 
Either the jail personnel will process the Inmate Account payment or you will use a Jail ATM self-serve kiosk in the lobbies that accepts cash, debit or credit cards.

Option 2 - Deposit Inmate Money Online
Lauderdale County Jail uses Jail ATM to process all online deposits to an inmate's account. The company charges you a small fee for doing so, but the fee probably isn't as much as gas and parking would cost to take it to the jail in person.

Option 3 - Mail the Inmate Deposit to the Jail
Mailing a deposit takes more time to process than the other methods but can be done if you live too far away to bring it in person and you don't have a debit/credit card for online deposits. Never send cash. Always send a Money Order from the US Post Office, a reputable bank or Western Union. Call the Lauderdale County Jail first as they may want you to do this online or at the jail kiosk instead.
Make the Money Order out to the inmate's name and put their Inmate ID# in memo section of the Money Order.
2001 5th Street
Meridan, MS 39307


Option 4 - Make an Inmate Deposit with Jail ATM over the Phone by calling 877-810-0914
To do this you will need the inmate's offender # (inmate ID #) and full legal name.

How to Deposit Money Online for an Inmate in Lauderdale County

To deposit money online for an inmate in Lauderdale County Jail follow these steps:

  • Register to open an account, or Sign In to JailATM, a service that acts as a bank for inmates in Lauderdale County.
  • After registering and signing in, select 'Send Money Now'.
  • Choose Mississippi, then choose Lauderdale County Jail
  • Type in your inmate's last name or their Inmate ID.
  • Select your inmate.
  • Input an amount to deposit to your inmate in Lauderdale County Jail, and then input your payment method. 
  • NOTE: There may be a limit on how much money you can send your inmate in Lauderdale County at any one time.
  • If you need to phone customer support, call 877-810-0914.

For all information, tips and procedures for sending money to an inmate in Lauderdale County Jail, or depositing money at the jail, over the phone or by mail, check out our Send Money Page for Lauderdale County.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Lauderdale County Jail’s Inmate Money and Trust Fund Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 601-482-9800 for further assistance.

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Inmate Phone Contact

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

How an Inmate Makes a Phone Call to You or Others from Lauderdale County Jail

To set up a phone account so that your inmate can call you from Lauderdale County do the following:

1. Enroll in an account with Securus Technologies.

2. Choose one of three account types, Securus Debit, Advance Connect or Direct Bill.
3. Choose [facility_name_1}, then connect with your inmate.
4. If you have any questions, call Securus: 972-734-1111 or 800-844-6591.

To find out fees, how to's, calling times, limits on phone calls and other systems Securus has do that you can communicate with your Lauderdale County inmate, check out our Inmate Phone Page.
NOTE: All of your inmate's phone calls are recorded and stored. It is advised not to discuss their pending case.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Lauderdale County Jail’s Inmate Phone Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 601-482-9800 for further assistance.

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Mailing an Inmate

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

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Lauderdale County Jail’s Inmate Mail Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 601-482-9800 for further assistance.

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Inmate Commissary

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

JailATM – Send Money or Send Commissary Gift Packs to Lauderdale County Jail

Search for JailATM services for Lauderdale County Jail.

Make an inmate deposit with JailATM for Lauderdale County Jail. 

Note: While JailATM offers the following inmate services, Lauderdale County Jail may not allow all of them. Check on the JailATM website to confirm. Services available through JailATM are subject to change with no notice.

Send Gift Packs

Lauderdale County Jail has an agreement with JailATM, which ships predetermined Gift Packs of candy, snacks and hygiene products to the inmate. Check the JailATM website to see if they allow Gift Packs.

These can be ordered by you online and are delivered directly to the inmate.

How to Send a Carepack Commissary Package Directly to an Inmate in Lauderdale County

To send a commissary carepack (food, snacks and goods) directly to an inmate in Lauderdale County Jail follow these steps:

  • Go to JailATM, choose Mississippi, then choose Lauderdale County Jail
  • Type in your inmate's last name or their Inmate ID.
  • Select your inmate, and then you will be prompted to Register with them to open an account.
  • Select the products you want shipped to them at Lauderdale County Jail, and then input your payment method. 
  • NOTE: There may be a limit on how much product you can send your inmate in Lauderdale County at any one time.
  • If you need to phone customer support, call 877-810-0914

For all information, tips and available items for shipping Commissary packages or sending money to an inmate in Lauderdale County Jail check out our Commissary Instructions Page for Lauderdale County.


 

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Lauderdale County Jail’s Commissary Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 601-482-9800 for further assistance.

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Texting and Emailing an Inmate

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

Lauderdale County Jail contracts with City Telecoin for phone and remote video visitation, and has added secure messaging, a form of delayed email.


City Telecoin also has a secure messaging service that allows you and your inmate to send and receive messages electronically (after being read by the jail).

How to Have Remote Video Visits and Email Communication with an Inmate in Lauderdale County

To register and sign up for a remote visitation account with City Tele Coin to communicate with your Lauderdale County Jail inmate, follow the instructions below:

  • Register and create an account with City Tele Coin.
  • City Tele Coin has excellent quality video visits between your home device and a video terminal in the inmate's housing area.
  • You can also send and receive secure messages and use them to make and receive phone calls with your Lauderdale County inmate.
  • This is a fee based service.
  • For more information, you can call City Telecoin from 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM CST by dialing 318-746-1114, or email them: [email protected].
  • Visit Inmate 'at the jail' information.

For all the information you need to know, including instructions, policies, tips and solutions to possible issues regarding visiting with an inmate (both at the jail and remotely) in Lauderdale County, visit our full page guide

NOTE: All video visits are recorded and stored. Whatever you talk about, can and will be used against your inmate in court. Never discuss their pending criminal case!
Also, be warned that some video visits providers are collecting voice prints for a database which law enforcement agencies are building.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Lauderdale County Jail’s Text and Email Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 601-482-9800 for further assistance.

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Inmate Tablets

Do Inmates in the Lauderdale 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 Lauderdale County Jail’s Tablet Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 601-482-9800 for further assistance.

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