Lauderdale County JSCWP

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Lauderdale County JSCWP Information

The Lauderdale County JSCWP is a 44 bed jail in the city of Meridan, Lauderdale 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 601-482-9800, 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.

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 Lauderdale County JSCWP at 601-482-9800 to get it.

Phone: 601-482-9800

Physical Address:
2001 5th Street
Meridan, MS 39307

Mailing Address (personal mail):
Inmate's first and last name
Lauderdale County JSCWP
2001 5th Street
Meridan, MS 39307

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How Do You Find Someone in the Lauderdale County JSCWP?

To search for an inmate in the Lauderdale County JSCWP, 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 JSCWP 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 JSCWP, 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 JSCWP maintains an average of 44 offenders in custody on any given day. The Lauderdale County JSCWP 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 6,680 offenders.

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About the Lauderdale County JSCWP
According to, the maximum capacity for the Lauderdale County Jail in Mississippi is 290 inmates. The Lauderdale County JSCWP is located at 2001 5th Street, Meridian, MS, 39307. The contact number for the Lauderdale County Sheriff's Office Detention Facility, which oversees the JSCWP, is 601-482-9806. According to jailexchange.com, each inmate at Lauderdale County JSCWP in Mississippi is allowed one or two visits per week, ranging from 15 minutes to one hour in length. Inmates with special privileges may be allowed additional visits. Visitation hours are not specified in this source, but according to christiancountysheriffsoffice.com, the Lauderdale County Jail (which may or may not have the same visitation hours as JSCWP) permits social visits from 7:30 am to 9:00 pm on weekdays, and 7:30 am to 2:30 pm on weekends. It is recommended to contact the jail directly to confirm visitation hours. The Lauderdale County JSCWP in Mississippi allows inmates to receive visits from friends and loved ones, either on-site or through a third-party video visitation service. Visitors must be over 18 years old, not on felony probation, and have a valid government-issued photo ID. 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. Inmates can also make phone calls using the services of NCIC. Visitors can deposit money into an inmate's account for commissary at the kiosk locations in the detention facility lobby or through JailATM.com. Lauderdale County JSCWP is the main jail in Lauderdale County, Mississippi. It is approved by the Mississippi Department of Corrections. The county has been exploring new jail options due to issues with overcrowding.
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Recent Bookings & Arrests

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

To find out if someone you know has been recently arrested and booked into the Lauderdale County JSCWP, 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 JSCWP 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 JSCWP?

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 JSCWP 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 JSCWP 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 JSCWP
Inmate Visitation

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

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Lauderdale County JSCWP’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 JSCWP?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Lauderdale County JSCWP’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 JSCWP?

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 JSCWP 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 JSCWP 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 JSCWP 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 JSCWP
  • 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 JSCWP, 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 JSCWP, 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 JSCWP’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 JSCWP?

How Does an Inmate Make Phone Calls in Lauderdale County JSCWP?

To receive phone calls from an inmate in Lauderdale County follow these instructions:

Lauderdale County JSCWP uses the services of NCIC for inmate phone calling. It is called a ‘friends & family account”.

In order to receive phone calls from your inmate, you need to do the following:

  • Register here, or by phone 800-943-2189
  • Choose Mississippi.
  • Choose Lauderdale County JSCWP
  • Select your Inmate.
  • Enter the phone number your Inmate will be calling.
  • Fund your Account. ($10-$100 at a time)

NOTE:
1.   You cannot receive any calls to your phone number from your inmate until both you and your phone number are registered.
2.  When you do receive a call, the number you will view on your phone from the incoming call is: 800-943-2189.
3.  When allowed by Lauderdale County JSCWP, families can also leave secure voicemails for inmates to listen to.

Fees

  • Adding funds to your account - $3.00 
  • Cost of phone call of a Prepaid Collect Account - $0.21 per minute
  • Cost of an interstate (ex. Mississippi to a different state) phone call NOT Prepaid - $0.25 per minute
  • Cost of an intrastate (ex. Mississippi to Mississippi) phone call NOT Prepaid - $0.25 per minute
  • Cost if you set up your account (or fund it) by phone using a live agent, you will be charged a one-time fee of $5.95.

NCIC Customer Service
Phone - 800-943-2189 or 903-247-0069
Email – [email protected]
Full list of participating jails.

For all the information regarding phone calls with Lauderdale County inmates; rules, policies, phone calling times, fees, 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 Lauderdale County JSCWP’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 JSCWP, 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 JSCWP’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 JSCWP, and what can I purchase?

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

Search for JailATM services for Lauderdale County JSCWP.

Make an inmate deposit with JailATM for Lauderdale County JSCWP. 

Note: While JailATM offers the following inmate services, Lauderdale County JSCWP 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 JSCWP 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 JSCWP follow these steps:

  • Go to JailATM, choose Mississippi, then choose Lauderdale County JSCWP
  • 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 JSCWP, 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 JSCWP 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 JSCWP’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 JSCWP using an Online Messaging Service?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Lauderdale County JSCWP’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 JSCWP 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 JSCWP’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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Other Jails in Lauderdale County

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

Lauderdale County County Jails
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Other Jails Nearby

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

Lauderdale Choctaw Sumter Kemper Neshoba Newton Clarke Jasper
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Search for an Inmate in Lauderdale County

This facility, known as "Lauderdale County JSCWP" is also known as Lauderdale County Jail JSCWP, Lauderdale County Jail JSCWP, Mississippi, Lauderdale.